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324 travel features tagged “Arts & Architecture”

Stockholm’s stunning rooftop tour

The best way to get a sense of the Swedish capital’s island landscape isn’t from the sea. It’s from the air – 43m in the air, to be exact.
21 November 2014


A journey deep inside Spain’s temple of cave art

Walk – and crawl – through El Castillo cave to see the 40,000-year-old painting that has scientists questioning the origins of human creativity.
Read more… 19 November 2014


Fictional Footsteps

Chile through Pablo Neruda's eyes

More than 40 years after his death, the Nobel Prize-winning poet might be more popular than ever, with thousands of admirers exploring three of his homes each year.
Read more… 28 October 2014


The ancient cities of Sri Lanka

Travellers are flocking to Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle, home to frolicking monkeys, giant Buddha statues and 1,500-year-old palaces.
22 October 2014


Beijing’s unexpected Muslim enclave

Despite being officially atheist and historically associated with Buddhism, China has a deep-rooted relationship with Islam that’s best seen in Beijing's Muslim quarter, Niu Jie.
20 October 2014


In France, a steampunk park of Jules Verne’s dreams

With its combined art installation and amusement park, Nantes has brought the bizarre world of science fiction writer Jules Verne to life, complete with 12m-tall mechanical elephant.
Read more… 09 October 2014


The Quora Column

Surreal towns, shaped by nature

From manmade, moveable islands to an entire town built in a meteorite crater, these are some of the strangest ways in which people have adapted their settlements to Mother Nature.
Read more… 12 September 2014


Iceland, as a literary muse

From inspiring JRR Tolkien and Jules Verne to having more writers in its population than any other country in the world, Iceland is one of literature’s strongest influences.
27 August 2014


In Riga, medieval spires and Art Nouveau dreams

Latvia’s capital, a European Capital of Culture for 2014, is awash with Gothic, Baroque, Renaissance and late Romanesque architectural styles, among others.
19 August 2014


A desert dome that inspires rock stars and star-gazers

The acoustically perfect Integratron rises out of the dusty Mojave Desert like a UFO, embodying the extra-terrestrial elements that inspired its construction.
Read more… 08 August 2014


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