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239 travel features tagged “Cultural Activities”

The first World Nomad Games

More than 350 participants from 18 countries flocked to the shores of Kyrgyzstan’s Issyk-Kol Lake for the six-day event.
16 September 2014


The United Nations of mosques

Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque was built to welcome the world – and has an open-door policy that harkens back to the golden age of Islam.
18 April 2014


The heart of historic Mexico City

Mexico’s revitalised capital thrums with reminders of its storied past – and of the cosmopolitan energy that characterises the city today.
03 April 2014


Beyond the Headlines

The biggest Carnival to date?

With 2014 marking the first of two very important years for Brazil, BBC Travel went behind the scenes with some of the city’s largest and most popular samba schools.
28 February 2014


Fictional Footsteps

Following in the Bard’s footsteps – literally

Discover the 146-mile route that Shakespeare took to travel to the London playhouses – and experience the same scenery that may have inspired Macbeth, Richard II and King Lear.
Read more… 20 February 2014


Georgia's polyphonic singers take to the hills

A choir and team of dancers take a trip to one of Europe's highest villages to display an ancient tradition that has become a major cultural export.
Read more… 01 February 2014


Where is the seventh Celtic nation?

Galicia, an autonomous region on Spain’s rugged northwestern coast, is home to ancient relics, pagan myths and a vibrant, living history unlike anywhere else in the world.
22 January 2014


Otavalo: The land of Andean artistry

Ecuador’s Otavalo market is a place of history and tradition, where centuries-old artisan practices continue to thrive in villages around the northern town.
Read more… 07 January 2014


China’s ancient capital rises again

Once a booming metropolis as important as Rome, Xi’an has at last been propelled back onto the international map.
Read more… 08 December 2013


Localites

Berlin’s monuments polarise

On 7 and 8 September, a Europe-wide initiative opens normally inaccessible World War II bunkers, former concentration camps and relics from the German Democratic Republic.
Read more… 06 September 2013


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