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5 of the best art and architecture stops in Nîmes, France

5 of the best art and architecture stops in Nîmes, France

Located some 50 kilometres from the Mediterranean coast, the city of Nîmes has been a point of interest in France for over 8 millennia. During the 2nd century BC, the Roman state took control of the area, stamping its cultural footprint on the city; today, many fine examples of Roman architecture still shape the landscape […]

5 of the best art stops in Mahón, Menorca

5 of the best art stops in Mahón, Menorca

The Balearic Islands have been a firm favourite amongst sun-seeking tourists for decades, offering the best of Spanish culture combined with the unique traditions of each island. Menorca – whose name derives from the Latin word ‘Minorica’, meaning smaller island – is known for its more tranquil atmosphere in comparison to the party islands of […]

5 of the best art stops in New York, USA

5 of the best art stops in New York, USA

The ‘City That Never Sleeps’ is infamous for countless reasons, from the iconic Statue of Liberty to the indulgent pastrami sandwiches from Katz’s Deli. Besides its vivacious nightlife and mouthwatering cuisine, New York City also attracts tourists from all over the globe with its thriving passion for the arts, earning it the title of cultural […]

5 of the best art and architecture stops in Bangkok, Thailand

5 of the best art and architecture stops in Bangkok, Thailand

In recent years, an influx of partygoers and pleasure-seekers to Bangkok has wrongly resulted in the Thai capital being characterised as the ‘Sin City of Asia’; however, beyond Bangkok’s hedonistic nightlife scene is a rich cultural heritage which paves the city streets and sculpts its landscape. Much of the art and architecture of Bangkok is […]

5 of the best art stops in Budapest, Hungary

5 of the best art stops in Budapest, Hungary

In recent years, Budapest has become a firm favourite for travels of all generations. For young backpackers exploring Europe, the Hungarian capital offers quirky ruin bars and late-night parties in the famous thermal baths; for mature travellers, highlights include the rich political history embodied by Buda Castle and Parliament, as well as hearty Hungarian cuisine […]

5 of the best art and architecture stops in Bath, England

5 of the best art and architecture stops in Bath, England

In the rural county of Somerset lies the charming city of Bath, offering one of the best-preserved sets of Roman baths, as well as some of the finest examples of English architecture – all in the city’s golden-coloured ‘Bath Stone’. For centuries, Bath has been a centre for British culture, boasting the Pride and Prejudice […]

5 of the best art stops in Stockholm, Sweden

5 of the best art stops in Stockholm, Sweden

The Stockholm archipelago bounds 14 different islands, forming a network of connected neighborhoods framed by complex and calming waterways. Each district has its own distinct and captivating personality, offering cutting-edge design, Scandi fashion, vibrant architecture and culinary tradition as well as innovation. The Swedish capital is also celebrated for its rich cultural heritage, boasting three […]

5 of the best art and architecture stops in Barcelona, Spain

5 of the best art and architecture stops in Barcelona, Spain

The versatility of Barcelona makes it one of the most popular tourist spots in Europe: cosmopolitan city, golden beaches, historic monuments, modern design hotels, cutting-edge cuisine – whether you want a relaxing break or a culture-filled trip, Barcelona is the perfect holiday destination. Even if sun-loungers and sangria are more your thing, don’t miss out […]

5 of the best art stops in Rome, Italy

5 of the best art stops in Rome, Italy

Over 2,000 years ago, the Roman poet Ovid spoke of his city as the ‘Urbs Aeterna’ (‘The Eternal City’), foreseeing an unprecedented urban culture that would indeed survive the ages. Today, Rome’s nickname is a fitting tribute to almost 3,000 years of art and architecture, ranging from the idealised sculptures of the ancient Romans to […]

5 of the best art stops in Amsterdam, Holland

5 of the best art stops in Amsterdam, Holland

Nicknamed the ‘Venice of the North’, Amsterdam has been recognized as one of the most romantic and scenic cities in Europe. The floating city not only offers idyllic canal rides, Michelin-starred restaurants and picturesque parks but also a rich cultural history. From the 1600s, Dutch artists from Van Gogh to Mondrian have produced some of the […]

6 of the best art stops in Oxford, UK

6 of the best art stops in Oxford, UK

Although renowned for its prestigious university, it is almost impossible to visit Oxford without stumbling upon the city’s thriving art scene. Dubbed ‘the city of dreaming spires’ by poet Matthew Arnold, Oxford’s art can be found on every cobbled corner – from its breath-taking architecture to its collection of charming antiques shops. Here’s our list […]