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In Context
Our insights for visiting the great cities of the world.
Dec. 2, 2019
The annals of art history are littered with tales of once-reviled artists and artworks that became masterpieces—Picasso was dubbed satanic, Cezanne a madman, Van Gogh a loon. One perhaps lesser-known turnaround story is that of P... Read More
Nov. 28, 2019
While travel rags often focus on the charm and atmosphere of Central Europe’s Christmas markets, the region’s Hanukkah celebrations (December 22 to 30 in 2019) never seem to make headlines. That is, in our opinion, an oversight, ... Read More
Nov. 26, 2019
One mystery we can’t crack is how—despite its fairytale palaces, exquisite Baroque architecture, and sprawling gardens—Vienna has seemingly slipped under the mass tourist radar. With less than a quarter of the annual visitors of ... Read More
Nov. 21, 2019
Because of its weather (always good) Barcelona is a great place to visit at Christmas—don’t worry about cold and snow wreaking havoc on your travels (or your Context tours). Of course, most museums and monuments are closed on Chr... Read More
Nov. 19, 2019
In addition to being (arguably) Europe’s capital of Surrealism, Barcelona is also the capital—per our admittedly unscientific data gathering—of rooftop tipples. Our only objection is that many of Barcelona’s best rooftop bars are... Read More

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