• Architecture

    If You Enjoy Culture – Head to Dresden

    by  • March 4, 2016 • Architecture, City Breaks, Culture Breaks, Dresden

    After more than 70 years of reconstruction, Dresden has become a major cultural centre in present-day Germany. Dresden, capital of the eastern German state of Saxony, is distinguished by its celebrated art museums and the classic architecture of its reconstructed old town. The sheer abundance and splendour of the city’s cultural treasures are enough to take...

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    Zadar is Crowned European Best Destination 2016

    by  • February 17, 2016 • Architecture, City Breaks, Zadar

    See for yourself “the most beautiful sunset in the world” in this year’s winner of the title, European Best Destination. The 289,000 votes have been cast and the winner announced of the 2016 Best European Destination, a competition organised by the eponymous travel organisation based in Brussels, developed to promote culture and tourism in...

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    San Sebastian set to become the new European Capital of Culture in 2016

    by  • December 31, 2015 • Architecture, Children, City Breaks, Culture Breaks, Film, Food & Drink, San Sebastian, Sport

    Culture abounds in northern Spain as San Sebastián takes on a very important European title. As 2015 draws to a close and 2016 is but a few hours away, the northern Spanish city of San Sebastián is busy preparing for its year-long tenure as European Capital of Culture. Together with the Polish city of...

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    The Modernist Monuments and Buildings of Berlin

    by  • December 13, 2015 • Architecture, Berlin, City Breaks

    Beyond the Brandenburg Gate, the Berliner Dom and the grand buildings of the Unter den Linden, Berlin plays host to some striking examples of modernist architecture. Europe is home to some of the finest standout buildings and landmarks around the world, with Renaissance, Baroque and Gothic structures amongst the must-see monuments and structures across...

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    A Viennese Top 10

    by  • December 7, 2015 • Architecture, Art, Christmas Markets, City Breaks, Exhibitions, Music, Religious Sites, Top 10, Vienna

    From the Hundertwasserhaus to the Habsburg’s Hofburg, Vienna has no shortage of stunning attractions. The River Danube in December is not your obvious first choice for a swim, and yet it was reported on the news today that Viennese opportunists were jumping into the Austrian capital’s main waterway over the weekend as they sought...

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    Cordoba is one of the highlights of any trip to Andalucia

    by  • October 19, 2015 • Architecture, City Breaks, Multi Centre Breaks, Religious Sites

    Cordoba combines very well with other Andalucian cities to make a superb multi-centre city break. One building alone is enough to put Cordoba high on any traveller’s itinerary: the mesmerising Mezquita, or Great Mosque. One of the world’s greatest Islamic buildings, it’s a symbol of the sophisticated Islamic culture that flourished here more than...

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    Europe’s Most Distinctive Bridges

    by  • October 2, 2015 • Architecture, City Breaks, Copenhagen, Dresden, Girona, Ljubljana, Venice

    Whether it’s Renaissance architecture or futuristic design, Europe boasts many of the world’s most recognisable river crossings. As a 180-metre-high, glass-bottomed suspension bridge opens to the public in China’s Shiniuzhai National Geological Park, I take a look at some of Europe’s perhaps lesser-known, but no less recognisable river crossings… Bridge of Sighs, Venice It...

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