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  • 21 Bahia del Duque: star appeal on Tenerife
    This beautiful hotel in shades of ochre and terracotta, surrounded by lush gardens, pools and waterfalls is a place of dreams, starting with the architecture typical of the Canary island, its palatial...

  • 22 The monumental majesty of Salamanca
    Travel is all about discovery, and to appreciate a place you need to know something of its history, its monuments and its art, as well as sampling regional cuisine and meeting local people. It also helps...

  • 23 The 'Titanic' legend lives on in Belfast
    Even before the official opening, this awe-inspiring six-storey building located in the Titanic Quarter district has become the pride of the city. Shaped like the bows of four great ocean-going vessels...

  • 24 Last minute Easter escapes
    Leipzig: music, music, music! This year, the three divisions of Leipzig's oldest cultural institution, the Thomana, celebrate their 800th anniversary with a stunning programme of concerts and events....

  • 25 Opera and so much more in Sydney
    If there is a single image that identifies Sydney, it must be the bright, photogenic silhouette of the city looking out over the harbour. The great arch of the Harbour Bridge and the unfurled 'sails' of...

  • 26 Hotel Son Net: The life of luxury in Majorca
    Tucked away in the quiet village of Puigpunyent, hidden behind tall palm trees and surrounded by the majestic Tramuntana mountains lies the beautiful rural hotel Son Net. Once a private mansion, it opened...

  • 27 The Spanish 'Mona Lisa' goes to Paris
    This 'twin' of the Mona Lisa comes from the former Royal Collection and has been in Spain since the seventeenth century, and in the possession of the Prado Museum for the last fourteen years. It's only...

  • 28 Natural Croatian gems
    There's no doubting the attractions of Croatia's Adriatic coastline, but inland lies a more private landscape waiting to be explored. Here nature reaches epic proportions in a wild secret interior that...

  • 29 Getting to the top in Tokyo
    The cutting-edge Sky Tree construction project is almost complete after nearly four years of work. At the start, it was unclear just what the final height of this stylish free-standing tower would be,...

  • 30 Lux in Arcana: the Vatican secret archives
    From the court records of the trial of Galileo Galilei, to the request for annulment of the marriage of Henry VIII to Catherine of Aragon, the Vatican archives house innumerable documentary treasures....

  • 31 The best of Ibiza
    Sensational sunsets Glorious sunsets over the Med may be a common occurrence on Ibiza, but that doesn't make them any less breath-taking. As the sun begins to sink towards the horizon, thousands of people...

  • 32 A family festival for chocoholics
    If you're a chocoholic, why not join the 200,000 fans of the sweet delight who are expected to converge on the small Portuguese town of Obidos this month for the International Chocolate Festival? This...

  • 33 The romantic heart of Le Mans
    Encompassed by a Roman wall, the beautiful centre of Le Mans is a perfect period setting and it's not unusual to arrive and find the streets lined with straw and sand while a veritable parade of historical...

  • 34 The 'Portuguese Riviera'
    Near the mouth of the Tagus, the coastal road known as the Estrada Marginal tacks back and forth across the train tracks, zigzagging between pine forest and flower-filled fields from Lisbon to Estoril...

  • 35 A treat for troglodytes
    The creamy tuffeau stone of the Loire Valley is soft and easy to excavate, which made it a popular building material for the great chateaux of this French region. Over the centuries, though, mining and...

  • 36 Capital eating around London
    Of the list of the world's 50 best restaurants, three are to be found in the British capital: The Ledbury, St. John and Hibiscus should be a clear indication to anyone who doubts the culinary calibre in...

  • 37 Cooking up good memories in Fez
    One of the joys of travelling is discovering the local cuisine in situ. Imagine, then, the pleasure of returning home from your travels in Morocco able to reproduce that experience in your own kitchen....

  • 38 Cartagena de Indias: a location for love
    Just go through the wall under the clock tower and cross the Plaza de los Coches to reach the Portal de los Dulces. Here, in the shade of the arches is a line of little stalls offering up a sweet treasure...

  • 39 Winter holidays in the Austrian Tyrol
    Magnificent 'big-screen' landscapes that will take your breath away: majestic mountains that will have you reaching for your skis; Alpine meadows, forests, waterfalls, crystal cold lakes and picture-postcard...

  • 40 Stockholm's 'underground' art gallery
    Whether or not this is the largest art gallery in the world, spread out over the 110 kilometres of the underground network of Sweden's capital, it has to be the longest. And the admission fee is simply...



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