Kicking off a week of articles about one of the most important cities in Western Civilization.
This eccentric – some say just plain weird - neighbourhood is an ever-busy jumble of residential houses, eateries and traditional shops.
The capital’s reputation for culinary excellence lies in bite-sized morsels that serve as the great samplers of Spanish cuisine.
From snowy walks through a fairytale castle to warming hot chocolate and cherry vodka, embrace and escape the cold on a winter’s break to Poland’s second city.
With more than 140 languages and dialects spoken, it is one of the most multicultural cities on the planet.
SlideshowsThe river of five colours
Experience shades of red, blue, orange and green
The many shades of Santorini
See the Greek isle through its volcanic hues
The land that inspires best-sellers
Discover one of the world’s greatest muses
Welcome to Europe’s cowboy country
Explore a land of rough-and-tumble herdsmen
Our favourite images of the week
Stunning photos from around the world
DestinationsPlunge into Wales’ newest sport
Navigate jagged rock faces – and then jump offWales