One of the best things about being a runner and entering races is choosing destinations that I've never been to and extend my travel experiences! This year I finally visited Barcelona on the back of going to the city to take part in the Marathon. Equally, I also took an overdue first venture to Lisbon recently to not only run the half marathon but also check out the culture and vibes. We made sure to stay on for enough extra days to fully explore the galleries, sites and even the seaside! Although it was an Autumnal trip we were blessed with sunny weather which perfectly extended the end of the Summer.
My top tip is travelling very slightly outside of the city to the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum for its Modern Art wing which is not only a fantastic Brutalist building but also bursting with great discoveries.
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