You may think that the only difference between the Paris and Rome Catacombs are who’s buried in them. However, there are a lot of differences that go into making each of these underground burial sites so unique. Though they share many similarities, each is glorified for their own prospective histories and characteristics. If you are intrigued for more information about the two grave sites after this read, The Tour Guy offers tours through the Paris and Rome Catacombs that will give you a first-hand look at all the catacombs facts in this blog plus more.
Sagrada Família is one of the main buildings, if not the main one, that symbolizes the city of Barcelona. This religious temple designed by Gaudí is not officially recognized as a cathedral, but a lot of people have called Sagrada Família, the “cathedral of Europe”, given its global popularity. In this article, learn about this specific monument and why it is still under construction, although it was started building more than a century ago!
In a country with as much to see and do as Italy, knowing your plans ahead of time is important. It may feel as if one day in any city is not enough time, but a day trip from Rome or Venice is an excellent way to see the best of Florence. The itinerary below helps you make the most of your time, or, if you rather have us handle the details, check out the Florence in a Day Tour.
Of all of France’s famous characters, Queen Marie Antoinette ranks as one of the top. Ironically, Marie Antoinette was not even French. As an Austrian princess, she was married to King Louis XVI of France. She then served as the Queen of France from 1755 to 1793.
Barcelona has become a culinary center that satisfies all sorts of appetites. These “small plate” tapas have adapted to new times and to new customers living or visiting Barcelona, offering dishes with influences from all around the world. Besides monuments and touristic attractions, Barcelona owns a unique cuisine, with impacts from French, Spanish, Arabic and other Mediterranean cultures, a part of the city’s heritage.
Montserrat is one of the most astonishing places to see when visiting Barcelona. This abbey built within the mountain range of Montserrat (“serrated mountain” in Catalan), offers a unique environment where history, religion, and nature interact to provide a rich Catalan cultural experience. The very distinctive shape of this mountain range is the main element that attracted devout and pious people to build shrines, churches, and abbeys since the late 9th century. The legend explains that at that time, a group of kids discovered the image of the Virgin at the “Holy Cave”, and to protect and host this holy carving, the abbey was built. Montserrat provides entertainment and services to spend a day outside Barcelona to enjoy culture and nature!
The Statue of David has been drawing people to Florence to witness all of its glory since it has been created. Standing at 17 feet tall, many are fascinated by this grandeur statue and its brilliant maker. Although there are three Statue of Davids located throughout Florence, only one is legitimate. Michelangelo’s David stands proudly in the Galleria dell’Accademia and he is waiting to be visited by you.
The Louvre Museum is considered the world’s greatest gallery. Yet, the very concept of a public place where citizens could appreciate art did not exist at the time it was built. The great collection that spawned here was for the eyes of royalty and nobility only. The idea that the general public could visit The Louvre was, at best, vulgar. Once a medieval fortress, eventually a royal palace, it took hundreds of years for this structure to become the greatest museum ever made. In this guide, you will relive the story of the Louvre – how the building went from protecting France to protecting France’s greatest art collection.