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15 travel features tagged “Arts & Architecture”

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


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


Mini guide to architecture in Madrid

From the heart of the old city to the showpiece architecture, Madrid can rival Paris, Rome and Barcelona for the breadth of its monuments.
Read more… 27 September 2013


World’s most colourful cities

From a monochromatic blue in Spain to a full palette of hues in Buenos Aires, these five towns are a shade above the rest.
26 March 2013


Malaga’s coming of age

After decades of favouring the Andalucían cities of Granada, Córdoba and Seville, travellers are starting to realise what they are missing.
Read more… 21 February 2013


A second chance for Sevillian art

The acquisition of an early work by Diego Velázquez has helped rekindle interest in a city that has long played second fiddle to Madrid and Barcelona in the artistic pecking order.
Read more… 07 November 2012


Seville's threatened architectural heritage

From Roman ruins to Moorish minarets, the Spanish city offers visitors an incredible mix of architectural statements shaped by more than 1,300 years of history – for now.
Read more… 06 November 2012


Madrid’s art, beyond the ‘Golden Triangle’

The Spanish capital’s art scene is far greater than its three renowned museums, with creativity thriving in the shadow of the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza.
Read more… 31 May 2012


The Passport blog

Making Lisa like new

Conservators discovered a near-exact copy of Leonardo Da Vinci's famous Mona Lisa painting in Madrid's Museo del Prado.
Read more… 28 March 2012


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