Basel Travel Guide – Cultural Capital of Switzerland

Basel travel guide

If I needed to describe the Swiss city of Basel in three words, they would be humanist, relaxed and eclectic. That’s Basel. The city has a long history, massive affection for arts and culture, but it’s also a modern architecture and business hub. Probably that great mix of old and new in its appearance, and north and south in its attitude gives the city a great relaxed and laid back vibe.

Vatican Travel Guide: What to see in Vatican City

What to see in Vatican City

Vatican City is home to some of the most impressive art pieces in the world. From Michelangelo’s Pieta to Rafael’s frescoes, they are all there. It’s impossible to see all those artworks in a day, so when visiting Vatican City, proper planning is crucial! To help you decide what to see in Vatican City, we created this Vatican Travel Guide with some of our best tips.

Weekend trips in the Netherlands

Are you looking for some nice weekend trips within the Netherlands? There are so many great places to visit there, from the national parks to some charming Dutch towns. With so many choices, it could be hard to pick a place to visit in the Netherlands. To help you out, in this blog post, I’m going to share with you some of my favourite places. 

Veliki Tabor Castle: Medieval Fort you shouldn’t miss while in Croatia

Veliki Tabor Castle

Veliki Tabor Castle is one of the best-preserved and most beautiful medieval fortresses in Croatia. It’s located in the Hrvatsko zagorje region, known for numerous beautiful historical castles. It was thoroughly restored a few years ago, so now it shines with a new light. Here is an overview of Veliki Tabor Castle’s history, legends and things you shouldn’t miss while visiting that fantastic place.

Zagreb City Guide: Tips from a Local

Zagreb in Croatia

Zagreb is my home town, and after living abroad for seven years, I’m back in Zagreb since last summer. It’s much smaller than some other European capitals, like Paris, London or Rome. But, with just around 800,000 inhabitants, it’s small enough to be very liveable, and big enough to feel like a large city. Here is my Zagreb City Guide with some of my favourite places and tips for visiting Zagreb like a local.

Rovinj Travel Guide: What to see & do in Rovinj (Croatia)

View from the sea to Rovinj in Istria

Rovinj is, without a doubt, one of the most gorgeous towns in Croatia. It has everything you need for that perfect summer vacation: old medieval town centre, many great restaurants and some amazing beaches. It’s located in the Croatian region of Istria, well known for its wines, olive oil and beautiful nature. After spending each summer there for the last ten years, I thought it’s finally time to share this Rovinj Travel Guide with you. It’s filled with some tips on what to see and do in Rovinj.

Summer in Art History

Summer in Art history

Summer was a frequent motif in many paintings throughout history. Starting in the Roman times, it was especially popular to show some of the allegories of different seasons in Renaissance and Baroque art. To celebrate the start of Summer here at the Culture Tourist, we curated some of the most beautiful paintings with a Summer theme in Art History for you. Enjoy!