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.
SlideshowsAn Irish town ruled by a goat
Discover the origins of this bizarre tradition
A land of vertigo-inducing views
See where modern Vikings play
The road transforming the Amazon
A rugged route is changing the region
Where Islam thrives in Beijing
A perfectly blended Arabian version of China
Our favourite images of the week
Breathtaking photos from around the world
DestinationsTaiwan’s dizzying marble gorge
A quest to reach Sun Moon LakeTaiwan