• Archive for February, 2015

    Head to Granada During the Quieter Months.

    by  • February 28, 2015 • Architecture, Culture Breaks, Granada, Multi Centre Breaks

    For smaller crowds try to visit the Alhambra in March or April. Granada is very much on the tourist map, primarily due to the popularity of the Alhambra, the majestic complex of palaces and irrigated gardens which nestles amongst the hills on the outskirts of the city.  Granada airport is not well served by flights and indeed there...

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    Bratislava & Vienna – An Ideal Twin Centre Combination

    by  • February 26, 2015 • Bratislava, City Breaks, Multi Centre Breaks

    The cities have an appealing mix of similar and contrasting features to interest the tourist. Since the advent of the low-cost airlines, many people have become used to taking regular European city breaks, all at a very affordable price. These experienced city-break travellers have grown in confidence and are now looking for further challenges...

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    Matisse & Chagall Come to Rome

    by  • February 24, 2015 • Art, City Breaks, Exhibitions, Rome

    Two fabulous exhibitions of art in two of Rome’s historic venues. City breakers to Rome and fans of Matisse will be in seventh heaven next week as a stunning new exhibition opens in the Italian capital, devoted to the work of this world-renowned artist and in particular his love of the Orient. Housed at...

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    Mario Testino in Berlin

    by  • February 24, 2015 • Berlin, City Breaks, Exhibitions

    Mario Testino – The Master of Celebrity Photography comes to the German Capital. If you happen to be city breaking in Berlin over the coming months, why not pop over to the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin’s Kulturforum where currently on display is a fabulous exhibition devoted to the photographic portfolio of esteemed, world-famous celebrity photographer,...

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    Christianshavn, Christiania and a new Circle Bridge in Copenhagen

    by  • February 24, 2015 • City Breaks, Copenhagen

    Away from Copenhagen’s most famous attractions, consider adding Christianshavn to your city break itinerary. There’s due to an exciting new landmark arriving in Copenhagen later this year, with the installation of a fantastical, futuristic-looking ‘Cirkelbroen’, Circle Bridge to you and I, to be situated at the southern mouth of Christianshavn’s Canal along Copenhagen’s Inner...

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    Seville – Tapas Capital of Spain

    by  • February 18, 2015 • Architecture, Food & Drink, Seville

    Seville makes an ideal destination for food lovers Seville is, arguably, the capital of tapas culture. Andalucía prides itself on being the true home of tapas in Spain and Seville is widely regarded as unique because of the almost endless variety of dishes that can be found there. Other Spanish cities including Madrid, Granada...

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    It’s Carnival Time in Nice

    by  • February 15, 2015 • Festivals, Nice

    The biggest winter event on the French Riviera takes place between 13th February and 1st March One of the largest Carnivals in the world, the Nice Carnival takes place every February. The earliest mention of Carnival merrymaking in Nice goes back to 1294, when the Count of Provence is referred to having spent “the...

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    Dresden Remembers

    by  • February 13, 2015 • Architecture, City Breaks, Dresden, World War II

    70 Years on from the World War II Bombing of Dresden, the City Prepares to Commemorate the Fallen Today marks the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Dresden by Allied forces, the fiery infernos and hurricane-force winds decimating the city with an estimated 25,000 people losing their lives. The city’s iconic Frauenkirche (Church of...

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    Popular Pontes of Portugal – The Iconic Bridges of Lisbon and Porto

    by  • February 11, 2015 • Architecture, City Breaks, Lisbon, Porto

    The Iconic Bridges of Lisbon and Porto, Photo Essentials on your Portuguese City Break. Whether designed by a world-renowned architect, named after a legendary explorer or celebrated for its span, steeped in history, the bridges of Lisbon and Porto have fascinating stories to tell. Often compared to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, not least...

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