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Zaragoza: why Chinese flock to Spanish city – for Goya, history and squid sandwiches

Less than two hours from Barcelona and Madrid, city founded in Roman era has 2,000-year-old ruins, a Goya Museum, a stunning Baroque cathedral and a Moorish palace; its sun-bleached setting inspired an Ernest Hemingway short story.

8 Nov 2018 - 7:02PM

Less than two hours from Barcelona and Madrid, city founded in Roman era has 2,000-year-old ruins, a Goya Museum, a stunning Baroque cathedral and a Moorish palace; its sun-bleached setting inspired an Ernest Hemingway short story.

Zaragoza: why Chinese flock to Spanish city – for Goya, history and squid sandwiches
Heavenly holiday: stay in a Spanish monastery known as the ‘birthplace of chocolate’

The Cistercian Monasterio de Piedra in Zaragoza province now boasts a hotel, spa and beautiful parkland complete with 21st century comforts

30 Apr 2018 - 10:06AM

The Cistercian Monasterio de Piedra in Zaragoza province now boasts a hotel, spa and beautiful parkland complete with 21st century comforts

Heavenly holiday: stay in a Spanish monastery known as the ‘birthplace of chocolate’
Inside Gaudí’s first house: 130-year-old Casa Vicens opens to public in Barcelona

The Catalan architect’s first big commission is considered his ‘manifesto house’ and the genesis of his distinctive style

5 Apr 2018 - 6:58PM

The Catalan architect’s first big commission is considered his ‘manifesto house’ and the genesis of his distinctive style

Inside Gaudí’s first house: 130-year-old Casa Vicens opens to public in Barcelona
Kosanji Temple combines the greatest hits of Japanese Buddhist architecture

On an island in the Inland Sea, Kosanji Temple is an architectural mash-up of Japanese Buddhism's greatest hits. Words by Steve John Powell.

11 Jun 2016 - 10:56PM

On an island in the Inland Sea, Kosanji Temple is an architectural mash-up of Japanese Buddhism's greatest hits. Words by Steve John Powell.

Kosanji Temple combines the greatest hits of Japanese Buddhist architecture
Walking on water: island hopping the Seto Inland Sea

The Seto Inland Sea National Park, which celebrates its 80th anniversary this year, offers an island-hopping experience like no other, writes Steve John Powell. Pictures by Angeles Marin Cabello.

6 Jul 2014 - 12:22AM

The Seto Inland Sea National Park, which celebrates its 80th anniversary this year, offers an island-hopping experience like no other, writes Steve John Powell. Pictures by Angeles Marin Cabello.

Walking on water: island hopping the Seto Inland Sea
Hiroshima: an open secret

Hiroshima's three major parks form a lush wonderland 'where water, green and art intersect', writes Steve John Powell. Pictures by Angeles Marin Cabello.

29 Mar 2014 - 10:12PM

Hiroshima's three major parks form a lush wonderland 'where water, green and art intersect', writes Steve John Powell. Pictures by Angeles Marin Cabello.

Hiroshima: an open secret