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Best Destinations for Culture Vultures

Is soaking up the culture your favourite way to spend your holiday? Luckily for you, when it comes to history and culture, Europe doesn’t disappoint! AND you don’t even have to sacrifice the sun, so you can squeeze in some beach time too. Take a look at our favourite destinations suitable for culture vultures!

Costa del Sol

Malaga Cathedral

The Costa del Sol might not be your first thought when it comes to cultural locations, however, this sun-seekers paradise is home to Malaga, the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, one of the most influential artists of the 19th century. Today, you can visit the Museo Picasso which houses nearly 300 of his works and provides fascinating insight in to the great master.

Malaga is also home to the architecturally stunning Catedral de Malaga, which was built on the site of a former mosque in the 16th century. Take a guided tour to learn about the history of this gorgeous cathedral and enjoy the breath-taking views from the top.

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Corfu Town Hall

Visit UNESCO World Heritage Site Corfu Old Town for a truly magical cultural experience. The forts which initially contained the town can be dated back as early as the 6th century, however, they have been repaired and replaced many times throughout the fascinating history of this fortified town.

During the 14th century, Corfu was surrendered to the Venetians and you can still feel this history through the stunning architecture which embellishes the island. Visit the Town Hall in the centre of Corfu Old Town and be blown away by this striking structure constructed in 1663.

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Dubrovnik City

The ancient city of Dubrovnik, located in Croatia, is an absolute treasure trove for culture vultures. Its magical Old Town is enclosed by high walls and impressive forts which are well worth climbing and exploring for yourself.  The walk is steep, but you’ll be rewarded with gorgeous views of the Adriatic Sea and a panoramic glimpse of the Old Town.

Ideally situated on the Mediterranean Sea, Dubrovnik’s prosperity stems from its sea-faring past, once known as the capital of the maritime Republic of Ragusa. Learn about the fascinating history of the island’s naval powers at the Maritime Museum, which is set in the impressive St John’s fortress.

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