The Salvador Dalí House-Museum and Sa Cova de S’Aigua, world best attractions.

More than 9000 people voted for these two Spanish attractions to be among the top seven in the world at the Tiqets awards. Read the rest of the list on this blog and check out our list of private tours to them here! 

Spanish tourism infrastructures have been awarded again. This time, the awards are granted by the ticket platform, through a popular vote. In the first phase of the Remarkable Venue Awards, votes were cast for the best cultural attractions in nine countries: United States, United Arab Emirates, France, Italy, Germany, United Kingdom, Portugal, Netherlands and Spain. 


After collecting the votes of more than 9,000 “travel and culture lovers from around the world”, the company announced the overall winners of the Remarkable Venue Awards at a gala event in Seville. The surprise? Two Spanish venues were among the winners in the seven categories, in which Portuguese attractions were also very popular, with three awards.

The winner for best museum was the Salvador Dalí House-Museum, located in the municipality of Portlligat, in Cadaqués. Built by the artist and his muse, Gala, for 40 years, it was the Spanish painter’s only permanent residence, the place where he lived and worked regularly until 1982. 

Sa Cova de s’Aigua received the award for the best experience. Located in Cala Blanca, this karst cave is of great archaeological and geological importance and is one of the most important natural cave complexes in Menorca. 

“It is a fragile natural space, of immense geological value; therefore, in order to make this space known, we have opted for the organization of visits in small groups, guided by expert technicians”, commented Elena Costa, director of the Fundació Foment del Turisme de Menorca. 


The Estádio do Dragão has been the home stadium of FC Porto since 2003. It has a capacity of 50,033 spectators, making it the third largest football stadium in Portugal.

The FC Porto Museum is located in the stadium and impresses with its history and technology. It is a private institution created to preserve, share and exhibit the tangible and intangible heritage of the Portuguese sports club FC Porto, gathering objects and documents from the club’s own collection or from other sources.

Supported by innovation and interactive technology and built with competence, rigour, ambition and passion, the Museum conveys the noble elements and identity of FC Porto to all its visitors.


The Lisbon Oceanarium is a marine biology museum located in the Parque das Nações in Lisbon, Portugal, built as part of Expo 98. This pavilion, designed by the American architect Peter Chermayeff, resembles an aircraft carrier and is located in the dock known as Doca dos Olivais, on the banks of the Tagus River. It is the second largest oceanarium in Europe and contains an impressive collection of species of birds, mammals, fish and other marine inhabitants.

The Oceanarium has a total of 16,000 specimens of 450 marine species, distributed among its different spaces. In the large central tank alone (the size of four Olympic-size swimming pools, with 5,000 cubic metres), there are more than 100 species, including rays, barracudas, elusive moray eels and even a huge sunfish.

Around the central tank are four other tanks, each representing four different habitats: the rocky coastline of the North Atlantic, the Antarctic coastline, the laminar forests of the Pacific and the coral reefs of the Indian Ocean.


The Lello Bookshop, also known as Lello and Brother Bookshop or Chardron Bookshop, is a bookshop located in the historic centre of Porto, Portugal. It is located at Rua das Carmelitas 144, near the Clérigos Tower.

It is visited by about 3,500 people a day, so we recommend that you book your ticket in advance. You can do so on the bookshop’s website directly. The ticket does not guarantee you priority access, but it saves you the queue to buy a ticket.

This temple of letters and the arts, which once served as an inspiration for writers, a haven of peace and a social gathering place, is now a major tourist attraction visited by hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world every year. Its neo-Gothic and Art Nouveau décor, its bold and striking spiral staircase – described by Lonely Planet as an “exotic flower” – its innumerable details and its alleged Harry Potter connection are a unique attraction.


Neuschwanstein Palace is located in the state of Bavaria, near Füssen. It was commissioned by King Ludwig II of Bavaria in 1869. Its original name was New Hohenschwangau Palace, after the castle where the king spent much of his childhood.

Ludwig II of Bavaria’s ambitious project began to take shape in 1869 when he commissioned the design of the castle from a theatrical set designer who, in accordance with the king’s ideas, designed a space that was more aesthetic than functional.

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