Rich traditions faithfully preserved, architecture that runs from ancient buildings in the medinas to monumental temples and Art Deco gems, unrivalled gastronomy, more than 3,500km of coastline and dreamy landscapes taking in the desert, deep valleys and Atlas Mountains.
Marvel blockbusters such as Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) and Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) have featured Washington, D.C. in some of their action sequences. The capital boasts unparalleled natural settings, large monuments filled with symbolism because of their political relevance – such as the Capitol, the White House and the Supreme Court – and an enviable network of museums. No wonder they have often shared the spotlight with well-known Hollywood stars.
It’s been almost two decades since the Cave of Wonders opened to the public. Situated between San Pedro de Macorís and La Romana, it shows Hispaniola’s pre- Columbian culture through rock art. In the past, the Tainos used this place for burials and funerary rituals. Today, its 840m length displays 472 paintings executed using charcoal and animal fat...
Imposing buildings such as the Puerta del Alcalá, the facade of the Royal Palace. the entrance to the Botanical Garden. the Royal Basilica of Saint Francis the Great. Real Casa de la Aduana and the tombs of Ferdinand VI and Barbara de Braganza were all designed by Francisco Sabatini. This architect and military engineer serving Charles III and Charles IV had a huge part to play in how Madrid Looks today. To mark 300 years since his birth. the city declared 2021 as his year. This tribute concludes in January 2022 with an exhibition at Centro Cultural de la Villa.
Until 23 January, the Amsterdam Light Festival is celebrating its tenth anniversary with spectacular displays created by the best designers in the industry, both Dutch and international. This year, the canals will be illuminated by 20 of the most outstanding works from the nine previous editions. With the theme of 'Celebrate Light', they can be seen from the shore or from a 75-minute boat ride.
The warmth of the Indian Ocean and its calm, crystalline waters far from large urban sprawls have made the almost 1,200 Maldives islands — with their 26 atolls of reefs and sand banks — the perfect home for millions of submarine species. Few places in the world offer such extraordinary divine conditions.