Devoted to preserving the history of Paris, the Carnavalet Museum opened in 1880 and continues to collect and showcase historical elements of the city. One of the city’s most renowned attractions, the museum spans two adjacent mansions that were once nineteenth-century hotels. With its vast holdings that stretch back to the earliest settlements of the area, the Carnavalet Museum hosts more than a million visitors each year. [Read more…] about Carnavalet Museum :: Paris, France
Dating all the way back to the year 1217, the Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria is one of Europe’s oldest and most famous public markets. Known simply as La Boqueria, this market is revered for its spectacular array of fruits, vegetables, breads, meats, seafood, and myriad of other food stalls. With an entrance on Las Ramblas, La Boqueria is a popular attraction for both Barcelona locals and visitors to the city. [Read more…] about La Boqueria :: Barcelona, Spain
Friends to humans for more than 9,500 years, cats are among the world’s most popular pets. Cats have also been revered in art as evidenced by a famous array of paintings, sculptures, and other art works that depict them. In the Dutch city of Amsterdam, however, cats are particularly revered; the city’s KattenKabinet is a renowned art museum dedicated to collecting exceptional artistic works of cats. [Read more…] about KattenKabinet Museum :: Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Newseum in Washington, D.C. in an interesting concept: a museum solely devoted to the news and how it’s made. Unlike most of the museums in Washington, D.C. including the Smithsonian, the Newseum isn’t free. A pass good for two consecutive days costs $21.95 for an adult. Nevertheless, the Newseum is well worth a visit. [Read more…] about Newseum :: Washington D.C.
Located in the St. James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin, Ireland, the Guinness Storehouse has welcomed millions of visitors since opening in 2000. It is situated within a building that was constructed in 1904. The Storehouse pays homage to the history of Guinness, the country’s most famous beer. [Read more…] about The Guinness Storehouse :: Dublin, Ireland