FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

Top 5: Ways to Experience Art in Barcelona

by Allie Moore

Mar 30, 2015

Antoni Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain © Viorel Dudau | Dreamstime

Europe

 

Antoni Gaudi's Parc Guell Public Garden in Barcelona, Spain © Matthew Dixon | Dreamstime 41929445

Antoni Gaudi’s Parc Guell Public Garden © Matthew Dixon | Dreamstime

 

Parc Güell

Hike (or metro) your way north toward this hilly park for stunning views of Barcelona, the sea and some of Gaudi’s awe-inspiring architecture. Although some areas of the park require a fee, the majority of the space is free for visitors and is meant to be explored on foot. Winding pathways take you under arborous havens with pockets of stone towers, arches and picturesque picnic areas.

 

Antoni Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain © Alexsalcedo | Dreamstime 27935350

Antoni Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia © Alexsalcedo | Dreamstime

 

Sagrada Familia

It’s no secret Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece is one of Barcelona’s must-see destinations. With an entrance fee worth every euro, the interior of this stunning edifice is unlike any other cathedral in the world. A myriad of colors and every arch variation imaginable awaken the architectural enthusiast in everyone.

 

The Pablo Picasso Museum in Barcelona, Spain © MaxiSports | Dreamstime 11015136

The Pablo Picasso Museum © MaxiSports | Dreamstime

 

Picasso Museum

One of Spain’s most well known artists has his own museum tucked away in the corridors of El Born district. Guided tours and audio tours are available through the five townhouses that feature some of Pablo Picasso’s most influential and recognizable works.

 

106 Carrer d'Enric Granados, Barcelona, Spain © The Brandery | Flickr

106 Carrer d’Enric Granados © The Brandery | Flickr

 

Carrer d’Enric Granados

Located a few blocks north of Plaça Catalunya and stretching from the University to Diagonal, this strip of art galleries, restaurants and boutiques highlight some of the city’s best art. Heavy with sidewalks and bicycle paths — but not with vehicles — you are free to peruse the rotating exhibits among the promenade’s galleries.

 

Carrer del Bisbe, Gothic Quarter, Barcelona © Sergey Dzyuba | Dreamstime Spain

Carrer del Bisbe, Gothic Quarter © Sergey Dzyuba | Dreamstime

 

On foot

Strolling through Barcelona’s thoroughfares is one of the best (and cheapest) ways to see the artistic aspects of the city, which tend to pop up out of nowhere. A façade here, a sculpture there and hidden cathedrals are around any corner, especially in the Gothic Quarter and El Born.

 

#TrazeeTravel

Insta Feed
Tips / Other
Dec 7, 2019

Foods to Eat to Avoid Holiday Burnout

Between indulgent holiday food, visiting friends and family and skipping the gym to stay cozy at home, the holiday season can wreak havoc on your diet. By all means, enjoy that Christmas cookie and pumpkin pie, but before you go back for your second or third slice, consider adding these foods into your diet during the holiday season to avoid burnout.

Pulled in Different Directions? Car Rental Can Help

While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.

Tips / Other
Dec 7, 2019

New Year’s Resolutions

We do this every year: We plan to make New Year’s resolutions and set goals for the New Year to be our best selves. Don’t set yourself up for failure and set some resolutions you can actually obtain this year with these honest tips.

Reviews / Entertainment
Dec 7, 2019

Holiday Light Show at Shady Brook Farm

Streets lined with festive holiday lights and decorations is a tell-tale sign the holidays are right around the corner. My favorite holiday tradition is going to Shady Brook Farm in Yardley, Pennsylvania, and driving through the Holiday Light Show. My family and I have gone pretty much every year since I was a little girl.

Pack Your Bags, You’re Going to Tokyo!

All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.

Products / Entertainment
Dec 7, 2019

Disney Plus

Disney Plus has been highly anticipated by Disney fans for years. The service launched Nov. 12 and had more than 10 million subscribers on day alone. The high demand caused Disney Plus to have some errors, but they have since been worked out.