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Places visited in Figueres, Spain
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Casabermeja, Spain

Millennial Olive of Arroyo Carnicero

This surreal-looking tree pruned more than 1,000 years ago is still producing olives for oil.
Casar de Cáceres, Spain

Museo del Queso

A cheese discovery made by shepherds became the pride of a region.
Castellón, Spain

Peter Buchs House and Sculpture Garden

A whimsical garden of outsider art in the Spanish countryside.
Fanzara, Spain

M.I.A.U. (Unfinished Museum of Urban Art)

The streets of a sleepy Spanish town proudly exhibit some of the world's finest graffiti.
Manises, Spain

The Ceramics of Manises

Beautiful tiles decorate many of the town's surfaces and stand testimony to its glorious artistic history.
Figueres, Spain

Technology Museum of l'Empordà

This overlooked museum houses an amazing collection of rare, antique typewriters.
Valencia, Spain

El Carme Street Art

Vibrant street art created with mixed media.
Marinaleda, Spain

Marinaleda

A micro-communist utopia in Spain with no police, no mortgages and full employment.
Eltziego, Spain

Hotel Marques De Riscal

A medieval village holds a very modern hotel.
Seville, Spain

Casa de Pilatos (Pilate's House)

A 16th-century Andalusian palace.
Júzcar, Spain

Júzcar

This quaint Spanish village agreed to be painted blue as a marketing stunt but found that they preferred it that way.
Breña Baja, Spain

The Black Beaches of La Palma

Volcanic rocks ground down into sand make this Spanish beach as black as night.
Seville, Spain

Yemas de San Leandro

Hidden behind a wall, Spanish nuns distribute their signature sweets on a revolving tray.
La Pera, Spain

The Gala Dalí Castle

Of course Salvador Dalí lived in a castle...
Madrid, Spain

Juan de la Cosa Map

The earliest known map to show America, discovered by accident at a Paris bookshop.
Figueres, Spain

Dalí Theatre and Museum

Giant eggs, walls of bread, and nightmare surreality mark the largest collection of works by Salvador Dalí.
Barcelona, Spain

Festa Major de Gràcia

Week-long block party becomes a competition for the best decorated street.
Barcelona, Spain

Casa Batlló

One of Antoni Gaudí's most classic buildings is well-known for its "dragon-back" design.