Virginia Duran- Dubai amazing skyline- Skydive- Jumeirah BeachDubai Skyline, Spring 2016

Hello, my name is Virginia and I am a licensed architect and urban planner from Spain.

I am the founder of Architectour, the ultimate paper guide for urban exploration, soon to be launched.

I have a deep passion for traveling and I am currently on a mission to map the world’s architecture. Researching, observing, drawing and sharing the places I find within my guides is my humble way to leave the world a bit better by giving more exposure and credit to the good architecture that shapes the world.

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  1. Hola Virgina,

    Te escribimos de una empresa inmobiliaria de alto standing en Madrid.

    Hemos visto una foto tuya que nos gustaría utilizar en nuestro perfil en Facebook para un post promocionado. No sabemos si la foto es tuya propia o si te la ha cedido su autor.

    ¿Podrías ponerte en contacto conmigo porfavor? para poder así comentarte de qué foto se trata..


    Un saludo y gracias,


  2. Hi Virginia! I loved your recent post about the best places to take skyline pictures in London. I was there back in 2002 and I wish I had visited the places you talked about. Do you make it there regularly?


    • Hello there,
      Thanks so much for your kind words. The good thing is that you can always return to London and experience these sites 😀
      I go from time to time to London because my sister lives there, I’m lucky 😉


  3. Hola Virginia, te sigo desde hace mucho tiempo, quisiera conocerte personalmente y conversar sobre lo que esta haciendo. No encuentro tu correo, no se si estas en Madrid ahora mismo, yo estoy en Madrid. Os sigo por instagram, mi usuario es velascoche, sígueme por allí para escribirte por mensaje directo e intercambiar nuestros datos de contacto.


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  5. I stumbled upon your blog recently, and am extremely glad that I did! It is really good to read all your blogs on the cities of the world. You bring in a very different perspective – I am going to use your guides to take a deeper look at the cities which I plan to visit in the future. Thank you for your inspiration and keep up the stellar job!

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    • Hello! Thanks so much for your kind words, they made my day 🙂
      I love traveling and getting to know diverse cultures, that’s why I make these guides, to better understand the locals in their context of each city. If you find any mistakes or outdated information please let me know. Any cities you’re planning to visit soon?


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  8. Virginiaa im a student from Thailand I love your blog and Im on travelling solo backpack in Europe and i did all of Your place in Lisbon and it’s reallyyy cooll Thx q so much for such this perfect website and gorgeous … Colour design everythingg 🙂
    Ps . I would like to write my own blog but I dont know how to start .. If You have any recommendation or any website can i write my blog for beginner😅😆😆
    Thank you to you Virginiaa You are my Idol


    • Hello friend! How did you like Lisbon? Are you still backpacking around Europe? Thanks for your encouraging words, they made my day 🙂

      Start with WordPress, so easy and free. Choose a topic you love and just start blogging 😀

      Lots of love, Virginia


  9. Yesss now im still backpack in europe and i did in Madrid also follow your route hahah you are such a cool
    Girlll everrr Virginiaa I loveee youu ☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️ I wish if we can meet somewhere around the world and if you come to bangkok, Thailand please let me know i will b glad to show you aroynd too


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  11. Hello Virginia! My name is Etienne and I am a graphic designer based in Vancouver BC Canada. I would like to ask you a question re: one of the images you have used on your “10 sites to take the best skyline pictures in San Francisco” post. I have tried to find an email address but was not able to. Would it be possible to reach out when you can? Many thanks and have a great day! E.


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