Top Five

Everyone loves a good list, and in this series of posts we evaluate the top 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 of famous talking points around the world…. be they the best bath houses in Budapest, the finest microbreweries in Prague, the choicest pierogi in Krakow, or the hippest cocktail lounges in Paris. Trust our writers to send you to only the best places in town!

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You may have tasted it in a Late Night London bar, but it’s not quite the same… Barcelona-based bloggers Iris and Rocinta give us the lowdown on the best places to sample Cava in the Catalan capital. ‘Cava’ is Catalonia’s very own take on France’s Champagne, a fruity, sparkly, sophisticated treat…

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The birthplace of several world-famous beer brands, the Czech Republic, led by its capital, is also one of the best places for sampling home-made brews. Fiona Gaze hops onto a tour of the five best microbreweries in Prague.

Below the sunny squares of Poland’s royal capital lies a shadowy world of legends and fantasy, music and cabaret… vodka and beer. Nick Hodge is your guide as we delve deep into the five best cellar joints in Krakow. Beelzebub comes in many guises and, according to local legend, the…

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…not created by Gaudi. Our editor and Barcelona expert highlights five sensational buildings by some of the great man’s contemporaries, lest history – and travellers – overlook them. Although you might find it hard to believe, given the column inches dedicated to our Antoni, Modernisme in Barcelona was far from…

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Cheap and filling, it’s often hard to separate the Polish pierog from hard times under the Communist hammer. But with exotic fillings now en vogue the dumpling is reinventing itself as a decidedly bourgeois treat says Simon Taylor. There’s no denying that the Poles love their pierogi (dumplings). Found in cheap…