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One of the human statues on Las Ramblas in Barcelona, Spain. The pedestrian area is known for its street artists. Here the statues seem to be livlier than they are in other cities.<br>Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes

Las Ramblas: Barcelona’s famous pedestrian avenue invites visitors to take a ramble

This avenue, stretching from Placa de Catalunya to the Christopher Columbus monument, is a pedestrian paradise squeezed in between the bustling traffic of the city.

30 hours in Barcelona: Plan carefully to see the most

Spending just one day in Barcelona is only enough time to realize that you need to spend more than a day there.

Urban art transforms Lisbon into an outdoor canvas

Street art is front and center in the Portuguese capital, which has transformed itself into an open-air museum, proudly awash in eye-catching murals.

What to see in Florence, Italy's city of art

The skies were cloudy as I strode across that famous bridge, the Ponte Vecchio, ready for a day of checking off Florentine must-sees.

Fear of terrorism means no crowds on Nile River Cruise

From the top deck of the cruise ship River Tosca, the fabled Nile River was wide and blue and calm. And I had the deck of the 236-foot ship to myself.

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