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In 1999, Pritzker Prize winner and native Porto architect Álvaro Siza completed the National Contemporary Art Museum in the Art Deco gardens of the Serralves Foundation. Its effect was overwhelming: quite suddenly, Porto, the northern Portuguese c...
THE WATERFRONT In 1999, Pritzker Prize winner and native Porto architect Álvaro Siza completed the National Contemporary Art Museum in the Art Deco gardens of the Serralves Foundation. Its effect was overwhelming: quite suddenly, Porto, the northe...
My husband, Bronson, says “doh-roo.” I say “due-row.” We sound like the Gershwin song, arguing about how to pronounce the world’s oldest demarcated wine region, located in northern Portugal. (He is a wine dealer, so I eventually concede.) The Dour...
Mexico $145 • Veracruz As coastal Mexico slowly gives way to a glut of high-rises and libidinous throngs of tourists, a few tucked-away treasures hold tight to their cultural roots, not to mention a high standard of innovative indigenous design....
Travelers are fueling demand for a bespoke approach to sightseeing: private, off-the-map tours led by savvy locals. "Nowadays, the most sought-after travel operators are those who can bring visitors into direct contact with local culture and peopl...
Picture this. The sun is setting as you and your amour exchange vows on the banks of the Seine. It's romantic, but are you ready to spend 40 days in France fulfilling the residency requirement? Under U.S. statutes, a marriage performed abroad is ...
Here, five art-rich cities where passes are worth their price. Paris Paris Museum Pass provides access to the Louvre as well as over 60 museums in Paris and the Île-de-France. Cost: $37 for two days; $56 for four days; $74 for six days. Sold at ...
AMSTERDAM Most Efficient You can rent bicycles at most railway stations, and many streets have designated bike lanes. Cost From $8.50 a day. Scenic but Slow With more than 150 canals in the city, "canal buses" are ideal for exploring. Take the ...
ASIAHua Hin, Thailand Like much of the sea pine–dotted coast within a few hours of Bangkok, Hua Hin started out as a little-known village where the only commuting involved the local fishermen sailing to and fro. Its popularity has grown e...
I knew it was going to be a good party when I saw the door vixen. Not only did she look like the love child of Grace Jones and Leigh Bowery—seven feet tall and dipped in cherry-red PVC—but she wouldn't let the glossy-magazine photographer ...
1. Anaheim, Calif. Wyndham Anaheim Park 877/999-3223; wyndham.com; ask for the Wyndham Weekender package. What’s Included A double; free shuttles to Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm. Cost From $225 for a two-night stay, Thursdays to Sundays. ...