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18 free things to do in Barcelona

Trent Holden Lonely Planet author

Las Ramblas taken from the Columbus Monument by Nigel's Europe. CC BY-SA 2.0.

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further. In addition to the free activities and sights […]

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Experiencing the public art of Rotterdam

Catherine Le Nevez Lonely Planet author

Markthal Rotterdam (Architect: MVRDV). Photo by Ossip Van Duivenbode / Rotterdam Partners.

The Dutch port city of Rotterdam is an open-air gallery of modern and contemporary art, set against a backdrop of some of the most adventurous architecture in Europe. More than 1000 artworks and monuments from modern and contemporary masters that fill its public spaces along with  sculptures by under-the-radar artists, vivid street-art murals, pioneering urban […]

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Best places to travel in October 2016

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet author

Peru, woman taking pictures of Machu Picchu citadel and Huayna Picchu mountain with a tablet

October is an opportune time to travel: fewer crowds and moderate temperatures make for perfect conditions in many regions around the globe. Throw in a multitude of weird and wonderful festivals, bizarre sporting events and an alpaca or two and you have yourself a true adventure. Our destination experts are here to help you choose your October […]

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Balloons, beaches and fiery festivals in Taitung, Taiwan’s secret destination

Dinah Gardner and Megan Eaves Lonely Planet author

Taitung draws with its stunning Pacific coast and indigenous culture © Philos Chen / Shutterstock

On Taiwan’s southeastern coast, the alluring, snail-shaped county of Taitung is Taiwan’s wonderful secret. Taitung escapes mass tourism, despite having some of the island’s most stunning geography and being a hub for its deeply rooted cultural traditions. A powerful typhoon struck Taitung on 8 July 2016, causing two deaths, many injuries and significant damage to the region’s […]

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Autumnal adventures: What to do in Ireland in the fall

Catherine Le Nevez Lonely Planet author

Trek through colourful fall foliage in Northern Ireland's majestic Tollymore Forest Park

Lonely Planet has produced this article for Tourism Ireland. All editorial views are those of Lonely Planet alone and reflect our policy of editorial independence and impartiality. The Emerald Isle’s forests, parks and undulating countryside turn a kaleidoscope of gold, ruby and topaz hues come fall. Autumn is one of the most atmospheric seasons to […]

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Four reasons to visit Bitola, Macedonia’s ‘city of consuls’

Brana Vladisavljevic Lonely Planet author

Philip II of Macedon statue at Magnolia Square in Bitola © Witold Skrypczak / Getty Images

With visitors to Macedonia making a beeline for Lake Ohrid and the capital Skopje, Bitola is still waiting for its moment in the spotlight. But this charming city rewards curious travellers with some heavyweight historic sights and effortless cafe culture. Add to that a renowned international film festival, burgeoning local wine production and excellent hiking nearby, […]

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Best places to travel in September 2016

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet author

A back packer pauses on the shore of Skoki Lake in the Skoki wilderness area of Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. Model Released

It’s undeniable: September is one of the best times of year to travel. Temperatures go from extreme to extremely pleasant, prices start to drop and the crowds of high season drift away. If you’re lucky enough to be able to get away in September, Lonely Planet’s experts suggest you head to Canada’s jewel-toned lakes for […]

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Tackle Barcelona like a true Barça fan

Regis St. Louis Lonely Planet author

Camp Nou.

One of the great football powerhouses of today, FC Barcelona has always been ‘més que un club’ (‘more than a club’). This motto, coined back in 1968, does a fine job evoking the deeper sense of Catalan identity that so many Barcelonins feel when the blaugranes (blue and scarlet) take the field. Seeing a game […]

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Wimbledon: how to get tickets for tennis’s greatest tournament

Matt Phillips Lonely Planet author

Wimbledon, as seen from Court 12. Image by Carine06 / CC BY-SA 2.0

The world’s greatest tennis tournament may be known for elite athletes, celebrity spectators and strawberries and cream, but for many Wimbledon is also about queuing, tents and takeaways. It’s one of the few sporting events that holds premium tickets to be sold on the day of play, and a little knowledge and patience can land you […]

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Exploring the cutting edge in classic Düsseldorf

Andrea Schulte-Peevers Lonely Planet author

MedienHafen

Lonely Planet has produced this article for Düsseldorf Marketing & Tourismus. All editorial views are those of Lonely Planet alone and reflect our policy of editorial independence and impartiality. Famous for fashion, art, banking, beer and a bar-lined Altstadt (‘Old Town’), Düsseldorf has also developed a big appetite for the new and daring. The state capital […]

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