Museums and Monuments
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7 January 2015
It’s hard to imagine that a famous tourist attraction in a major city might ever be hidden and inaccessible, but that was nearly the fate of the famous Basilica Cistern in Istanbul.
25 November 2014
Concerned about pollution in Beijing? We separate fact from fiction and give our best advice for why pollution fears shouldn’t make you skip a visit to China’s capital.
13 November 2014
We explore the Uffizi Gallery in Florence to discover the origins of ideal beauty in the Renaissance.
11 November 2014
With the centennial of WWI, we’ve compiled four important sites, museums and exhibits linked to the Great War in and around Paris.
6 November 2014
Though the eponymous Pergamon Altar has now closed until 2019, there’s still plenty of treasures to explore in this world-class museum.
20 October 2014
In celebration of the Picasso Museum’s reopening, here are five sites around Paris linked to this influential 20th century artist.
30 August 2014
Five useful tips on exploring offbeat Lyon, UNESCO Heritage city, gastronomic center and second largest city of France.
19 August 2014
On the 2000th anniversary of Augustus’ death, we discuss his legacy in Rome with archeologist Giulia Facchin.
9 July 2014
Some suggestions for a fairy tale day out in the English countryside with some Medieval sites near London.
10 June 2014
From Beijing to Berlin, from Rome to Istanbul, we’ve pooled our collective local knowledge to put together definitive guides on how to tour some of the top sites around the globe.
10 April 2014
Here’s our guide to how to visit temples and shrines in China and Japan.
6 April 2014
Slow Art Day is a global event that has taken place annually for the last five years across the globe. We interview Amsterdam Docent Claire Bown to find out more.
3 April 2014
Looking for day-trip to escape the bustling barris of Barcelona? Girona may be just the ticket.
31 March 2014
The Teylers Museum, located in Haarlem just 15 minutes by train from Amsterdam, was founded in the late 18th century. Here are some of our favourite rooms of the ultimate museum’s museum.
24 March 2014
Skip the more conventional sites in London and venture out to the green oasis of Greenwich.