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Can you guess which European capital is 650 meters above sea level?

Okay, we give you a little hint: the name of the city was found in arabic records and has the meaning of "the place of abundant water". Still no clue?

Well, we're talking about beautiful Madrid! The heart of a warm-blooded and passionate nation, the Spanish capital is a culture vulture’s wonderland. Madrid is home to world-famous art galleries, the main three make up the city’s Golden Triangle and all offer free hours during the week. Other, more contemporary Madrid galleries that you can visit for free any day of the week, include the Tabacalera, set in a former tobacco factory, and the Casa Encendida, which has a beautiful roof terrace that’s a must-visit.

Besides it's outstanding cultural offers, Madrid is a foodie’s delight, with more bars per head than anywhere else in Europe and an ever-present historical richness. In the neighborhood of Salamanca, you can find boutiques and hidden galleries, high-class restaurants and as you can see, some great bars to have a sundowner on the streets of Madrid #staycurious

Thanks for the photo @carolbasso

Servus in Munich! Besides being known for the world-famous Oktoberfest, Munich is also called the most northern city of Italy. Close to the alps, surrounded by scenic lakes and with an overwhelming variety of beergardens to enjoy, the Munich vibe is very welcoming and you will soon feel at home. In addition to all the cultural highlights, for example the tiny and hidden Asam Church in the city centre, Munich is sprinkled with green oases.

In the Englischer Garten, which is bigger than New York's Central Park, you can take a nap from the buzzing city life and, if you want to do as the locals do, take a swim in the canal flowing through the park. The water is clean and cold (very cold), but there is nothing better than cooling down your body after a few hours in the almost Italian sun.

From the Monopteros in the southern part of the Englischer Garten, you'll find a greek-looking temple built on behalf of King Ludwig I, here you'll have a great view on the Munich skyline and the park.

So get ready for a great time in sunny Munich and #staycurious

Thank you @katielouisethomas989 for the nice photo

Monday's reason to love the world? Because Nice in France is getting ready for summer and so are we! Tell us your travel plans below... #staycurious
This great photo was taken by @reekawl thanks for sharing this moment with us!
If you do decide to travel to Nice this summer, you should know this fun-fact: During the Greek Empire (500BC), the hill above the main town was called Nike, which is the Greek word for victory. So welcome to the original Nike-Town!

But don't worry, we also have some more serious knowledge about Nice for you:

This southern beach city says it all in its name: Nice (pronounced “niece”) is nice, very nice. Walk along the emblematic Promenade des Anglais, “La Prom” for locals, to get your fill of sunshine along the seaside. Choose between laying on a shingle or sand beach, private or public.

The old town, one of the attractions in Nice, is composed of charming red and yellow streets, perfect for meandering and window-shopping. Follow the bell tower of the Cathédral Sainte-Réparate; it will lead you to Fenocchio‘s family-run ice cream shop where you can try flavors such as Ginger, Tomato-Basil, or local Niçois speciality Tourte de Blette (Swiss chard tart). If you’re feeling adventurous, the Italian border is only a 40-minute car ride away, or you can take a day trip around the French Riviera to see the likes of Cannes, Fréjus, and Saint-Tropez #staycurious

Welcome to Cape Town! Find yourself a nice spot to look out over the city and start exploring the South African capital from above #staycurious

But don't forget to check out the cool Cape Town streets after you've enjoyed the view from a scenic lookout. In the multi-cultural city of Cape Town there is a lot to discover. Whether you’re checking out City Hall where Mandela delivered his famous speech or roaming around former District Six, guided walking tours are an excellent way to get to know the city and its gripping history #LetsOpenOurWorld

Thank you @myjesse_ for the photo

"The power of imagination makes us infinite." -John Muir- #staycurious
Where is your favourite place to sit and let your imagination run wild?

Thank you for inspiring us @irenaintothewild with your nature & travel photography #momondo #myworldmomondo

"Every child is an artist, the problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up" - Pablo Picasso #staycurious

When visiting Copenhagen, a trip to @louisianamuseum is a must for every art lover. No matter if young or old, this is the place where everybody is invited to see the world through the eyes of a playful child. Discover the scenic park at the sea, explore the architecture and unwind your thoughts. There is only few places where culture, architecture and nature merge in such a beautiful way.

Only 40 km north of Copenhagen, the Louisiana Museum is one of Denmark’s finest museums of contemporary art and the collection includes almost every genre and covers the period from 1945 to present day, featuring works of Giacometti, Warhol, Baselitz and Hockney, just to name a few. In addition to the permanent exhibition, Louisiana has several high-profile exhibitions every year with prominent Danish and international artists.
The museum’s building is a beautiful example of 1950s Danish modernist architecture with discreet, clean lines, set in tranquil surroundings overlooking the Øresund Strait. Take a walk through the adjacent garden, where you’ll stumble upon 60 sculptures, some easier to spot than others #LetsOpenOurWorld

Thank you @iwoodward for the photo

Ever wanted to enjoy a couple of days without social media, no phone calls, and free from all the digital duties? #staycurious

At Longitude 131°, you’ll be in the heart of the rugged outback of Australia’s Red Centre, with its red sand dunes, Aboriginal culture, and typical hot desert weather. Forget the smartphone – solid walking shoes and ample sunscreen are what will get you to Uluru (Ayers Rock), visible from each of the 15 luxury tents.

Far from being just a big rock, Uluru offers peaceful walks around the beautiful Mutitjulu waterhole, and views of ancient markings that sit nestled between the rocks. Yes, the luxury camp offers free Wi-Fi, but that compulsion to tweet will soon be trumped once you experience the crimson sunsets leaving the outback ablaze and disappearing on the horizon.

Getting there: From Sydney or Melbourne, catch a connecting flight to Ayers Rock Airport, followed by Longitude 131°’s complimentary six-minute transfer to the lodge. For the more scenic route, take the helicopter to the lodge’s helipad.

Enjoy your stay in the Australian outback – it's all about opening up your world and saying yes to a true outback adventure!

Yellow makes us happy and lighthearted, that's why we love the spring in Rome. When in the Eternal City (it.: La Città Eterna), you have lots of different opportunities for exploring the Italian capital and its diverse neighborhoods #staycurious

Obvisouly, Rome and culture go together like spaghetti and meatballs. Whether you’re visiting for a Roman weekend city break, an entire week or longer, it takes a lifetime to explore the so-called Eternal City’s nigh-on 2800 years worth of history.

Here are 3 cultural highlights you definitely should visit when in Rome:

1. Galleria Borghese
Nestling amid the greenery of Villa Borghese, the Galleria Borghese contains one of the world’s richest art collections. Cardinal Scipione Borghese (1557-1633) favoured two artists in particular, both of whom turned out to be bright stars on the world’s art stage: sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini and painter Caravaggio.

2. Galleria Lorcan O’Neill
Irish art dealer Lorcan O’Neill shook up Rome’s private gallery scene at the beginning of this century when he began showing big and up-and-coming names of the international contemporary scene in a space in Trastevere.
In this gallery – a huge space in a 17th-century palazzo near Campo de’ Fiori – he shows no sign of slowing down.

3. Galleria Doria Pamphilj
Galleria Doria Pamphilj will most definitely make most art-interested visitors quite ecstatic. Rome’s largest private art collection started in 1651 by Giovanni Battista Pamphilj when he was appointed Pope. Through the following centuries, the collection grew to be an incredible jewellery chest of precious treasures. At Galleria Doria Pamphilj, you can see a cornucopia of 400 paintings, sculptures, lots of mirrors and other precious decorations. There are paintings by Titian, Raphael, Vasari and Caravaggio here. The end result is so magnificent that the venue goes by the name ‘Rome’s answer to the French Versailles’. Don’t miss this rare gem, and do visit the fabulous Galleria degli Speech (Gallery of Mirrors) at the same address.

Thank you @turbulentique for this great photo

“We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.” ― Pascal Mercier, Night Train to Lisbon

Thank you to @jjessicabm for this incredible moment in Bettmeralp, Switzerland via #myworldmomondo

Original story: Ahora estamos en las montañas y ellas están en nosotros...
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Monday's reason to love the world? Because Yoho National Park in Canada is a seriously beautiful place! Thanks to @serpico587 for sending us this cool photo #staycurious #momondo

Stroll through the picturesque medieval streets of Castelnou, Languedoc-Roussillon, France #LetsOpenOurWorld #santé The tradition of wine-making, or viticulture, has been the main economic activity of Languedoc for centuries. The first vines were planted by the Ancient Greeks and Romans, and today the region makes up around a third of the total wine production in France.

While the region’s vineyards were once known for being prolific yet of a poorer quality to its famous counterparts in Bordeaux or the Loire Valley, they underwent a massive overhaul in the 20th century to shed this reputation. Old vines were ripped and substituted with more prestigious grape varieties. The five best-known appellations (known as AOC) are Corbières, Faugères, Minervois and Saint-Chinian.

Today the region attracts a growing number of tourists who come to tour the domains and taste its wines. Santé!

#staycurious and enjoy the French vibe 🇫🇷 Thanks for the beautiful photo @mathilde.dchne

This sweet trio is enjoying the humbling view on the buzzing city of Barcelona – the city of Gaudi, delicious food and sandy beaches. Besides all the touristy must-do's, like honoring the architectural highlights or eating tasty Tapas, there are three things we highly recommend you to do when in the city of Barcelona:

1. BEACH: It might be an obvious choice, but you really cannot leave Barcelona without a taste of one of its best attractions: the many sandy beaches along the coastline. You can lounge on the sand all day or you can get active with one of the beach volleyball games that have become so popular on these Catalan shores. In the evening when you're tired and sun-toasted, you might be lucky enough to catch one of the film festivals they hold at the beach around sunset – an excellent way to end a busy day.

2. PARK: The Ciutadella Park is an oasis in the city centre. It features a beautiful lake, an impressive fountain and lots of grass for you to enjoy a picnic, an afternoon of reading or a simple nap. Locals are fond of this park, not only for relaxing, but also for the abundance of activities it hosts. You can find concerts, jogging groups, dancing groups and even gymnastics throughout the park. You’re guaranteed to find an authentic slice of Catalonian life in this green space.

3. MARKET: Barcelona is a city of markets – every neighbourhood has its very own. Nonetheless, the busy Boquería stands out from the crowd! Marvel at the immense variety of colourful fruits and vegetables, meats, curated cheesed and hams, exotic products, spices and locally caught fish. You’ll find everything you might need to stock your kitchen (or your picnic hamper), plus a sizeable amount of extra delicacies that you don’t necessarily need but should definitely try. It’s a challenge to wander through the Boquería without purchasing a treat or two, but the sizeable free samples will certainly make it an inexpensive lunch.

#staycurios and enjoy Barcelona with our tips!

Thanks @mutuk5 for the photo

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