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While cities like Madrid, Barcelona, and even Toledo are some of the country’s most popular travel destinations, Zamora, near the Portuguese border in Castilla y León, is among the country’s best-kept secrets. Its history, medieval architecture, and natural landscapes offer ...

The National Sculpture Museum in Valladolid is a significant institution for Spanish art. Located in Valladolid and known as a “museo estatal,” it is one of the 16 museums directly operated by the Ministry of Culture. As expected, the museum ...

Rome is a city where it seems there are more fountains and sculptures per square meter than people, so the fact that the Trevi Fountain has become a true icon speaks volumes about its beauty and grandeur. This Baroque fountain ...

Treviso is a charming Italian city in the northeastern Veneto region. It offers many reasons to visit. Known for its picturesque canals, stunning architecture, and delicious cuisine, Treviso is an ideal destination for travelers seeking a slice of authentic Italy. ...

Since the 19th century, the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière has dominated the city’s historic center from atop a hill. It is undoubtedly one of Lyon’s must-see attractions. Its long history and unique architecture make it an icon of the ...

Let’s be honest: Caracas doesn’t get much positive attention. While much of its reputation is well deserved, things have arguably gotten a lot better in the last couple of years. During my latest visit to Venezuela, I discovered amazing old ...

Sintra’s Palacio da Pena (or Pena Palace) is one of the most curious and beautiful castles I’ve been lucky to visit. This Portuguese token of Romanticism is on a mountain and looks like it stepped right out of the pages ...

Alexanderplatz is one of those places that just makes you feel like you’re in the heart of it all. It’s one of the most popular squares in Berlin, right in the center of the German capital. It is a landmark ...

The Castel Sant’Elmo (Saint Elmo Castle) is a military fortress perched atop Vomero Hill in Naples, which has transitioned from its defensive role to become a premier panoramic spot and the city’s foremost observation point. Visiting Castel Sant’Elmo: An Unmissable ...

The Basilica of Santa María del Mar in Barcelona is a stunning example of Gothic architecture, built for the shipbuilders and merchants of the region. The stones of its walls and the shapes of its windows take you back to ...

Since I live in Spain, I have visited Lisbon several times, and each time, I can’t help but be amazed by the Santa Justa Lift. This tall, iron structure is an unmissable Lisboan sight and a useful way to move ...

Sunrise was just a couple of hours ago, but the sun shone like noon. A cool sea-scented breeze blows from the west, moving my hair. I sit on a nearby rock to watch the city waking up. Below, not far, ...