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The National Museum of Science and Industry of Catalonia – a key point of the European Route of Industrial Heritage

The National Museum of Science and Industry of Catalonia (cat. El Museu de la Ciència i de la Tècnica de Catalunya, mNACTEC) – a key point of the European Route of Industrial Heritage.

The mNACTEC is one of the three national museums of Catalonia according to the Museums Act (Law 17/1990 of 2 November), and depends on …

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Symbols of the Cold War. Abandoned Radio Liberty Station, Pals, Catalonia

Symbols of the Cold War. Abandoned Radio Liberty Station, Pals, Catalonia

Radio Liberty was formed by American Committee for the Liberation of the Peoples of Russia (Amcomlib) in 1951. Originally named Radio Liberation, the station was renamed in 1959 after a policy statement emphasizing “liberalization” rather than “liberation”.

Radio Liberty began broadcasting from Lampertheim on March 1, …

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Sorde – an abbey in France that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Sorde Abbey (fr. Abbaye de Sorde) is located in a small village of the same name (Sorde-l’Abbaye), located at the intersection of Landes and the Basque Country. It was built in the eleventh century, on the banks of the Gave d’Orlon.

The abbey consists of three architectural objects:

– The Abbey Church (L’abbatiale Saint Jean-Baptiste de Sorde), …

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Montolieu – a French Village of books, and a favourite place for book collectors, writers, and artists

“The art of reading is the art of thinking with a little help”, – Émile Faguet
(“L’art de lire, c’est l’art de penser avec un peu d’aide”, – Émile Faguet)

Montolieu is a commune in Occitania (France), located 20 minutes northwest of Carcassonne and 45 minutes from Toulouse. The name comes from two words – …

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Citroën museum – Citromuseum

Musée des Citroën – Citromuseum, Alpes de Haute-Provence, France

The private museum is devoted exclusively to post-war Citroëns in exceptional original condition and with low mileage.

It is the result of 40 years of passion, dedicated to finding these vehicles across Europe, maintaining them and keeping them running smoothly.

The 2,500m² room specially designed for this museum is …

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