Make no mistake: we love Madrid and the many things to do in Madrid itself, but we also love how it is so well-connected to many other fascinating places around Spain. It’s super easy to hop on a train to visit other nearby…Read more
Jewish Heritage – Context Travel Blog
Looking for the latest news and updates about Jewish heritage from around the world? Check here for updates and thoughts about new museums, exhibits, and historic sights from around the world. Frequent travelers should also check back for insider city guides and tips for exploring Jewish heritage in over 40 cities, put together by local scholars, historians, and religious experts, as well as Context staff. From our favorite synagogues to Jewish neighborhoods, we provide an intellectually curious take on Jewish heritage across the globe—or in your home city.
The Context vision is to create an atmosphere—a context, if you will—for curious travelers to engage with local experts; to give them access to places and cultures that might otherwise remain out of sight to the casual visitor; to invite them off the tourist track and into the real life of the people, history, and culture that makes these cultural capitals amazing. In other words, to travel deeper. Deep travel helps build cultural bridges that foster tolerance and understanding. But it doesn’t just change travelers. It changes places, too. Deep Travel connects locals with smart, curious outsiders, making the world a little smaller and a little more connected.
If you know anything about Berlin, it’s that it’s hip. A culture capital. There’s a mess of reasons why this is the case, but ultimately, we think it boils down to its distinct place through history (including being left untouched…Read more
Any Madrid trip planning surely inc ludes the Prado Museum, the Royal Palace, and Plaza Mayor. But whart about beyond these requisite highlights? What kinds of offbeat things can we recommend to flesh out your itinerary? We sat down with the architects,…Read more
Thanks to years of economic prosperity, traditions of warm hospitality, and a relaxed sense of community, Amsterdammers make great hosts. There’s certainly no shortage of things to do in Amsterdam. For proof, look no further than the thousands of visitors…Read more
If you’re able to spend more than a few days in Madrid (we highly recommend you do—and why you’re at it, check out our Madrid tours) then it’s nice to plan an excursion to get out of the city for a…Read more
At dawn, before the crowds have arrived for the day, the Charles Bridge becomes cinematic and magical. Visiting Prague and walking the bridge at this time of morning transports you back to an era before the cobblestone walkway was crammed…Read more
Buenos Aires hosts the largest population of Jewish immigrants in Latin America, a topic that we explore on our Jewish Buenos Aires tour. We sat down with historian Natalia Jerez who leads this tour and asked her about the history…Read more
We asked docents across our network to delve into the architecture and history of some special synagogues around the world, and help put diverse and tumultuous Jewish narratives in Context.Read more
Three experts in Berlin, Budapest, and Amsterdam share their perspective and insight into several of the most important and haunting Holocaust memorials around the world.Read more