The Monocle Travel Guide, Melbourne

The Monocle Travel Guide to Melbourne will lead you down our favourite laneways, drop by the cutting-edge galleries shaking up the city’s art scene and show you where to marvel at modernist architecture.

The Monocle Travel Guide, Beirut

Beirut is a city that means so much more than the sum of its wobbly parts. It’s a Mediterranean destination driven by adrenaline, optimism and the energy of a populace who embrace high jinks – and it fulfils its status as capital with an urban panache that’s unmistakably Lebanese.

The Monocle Travel Guide, Barcelona

Here’s to a city of effortless charm, a coastal gem blessed with an agreeable climate and beautiful beaches. But before you get lost in that glass of vermut, look around – there’s more to the Catalan capital than sun, sea and sand.

The Monocle Travel Guide, Seoul

The South Korean capital is energetic and sprawling; it’s a 24-hour city that’s home to some 10 million people and plenty of brightly lit billboards, skyscrapers and shops.

The Monocle Travel Guide, Kyoto

Kyoto may be full of hushed streets steeped in tradition and hidden institutions run by kimono-clad custodians but don't be fooled: there's more to this captivating city than timeworn teahouses and graceful geiko.

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The Monocle Travel Guide, San Francisco

Poised on its Californian peninsula, San Francisco is an energetic enclave with a storied libertine history, undeniable entrepreneurial fervour and vibrant cultural patronage.

The Monocle Travel Guide, Milan

Few things will be handed to you on a plate in Milan - except, perhaps, a generous portion of rich and creamy risotto con ossobuco. The Lombard capital has an enviable wealth of restaurants, shops and galleries but the best are often hard to find.

The Monocle Travel Guide, Munich

Munich is the capital of one of the oldest states in Europe so naturally its affinity with tradition runs deep. Yet, as well as having one foot in the old world, this southern German city has another firmly planted in the new.

The Monocle Travel Guide, Lisbon

Like the seven sun-dappled hills that overlook the sparkling Rio Tejo, Lisbon has had its ups and downs. Nevertheless, the plucky city has always bounced back and today it’s positively thriving.

The Monocle Travel Guide, Stockholm

Stockholm has a world-leading design scene, picture-book palaces and an enviable berth in the waters of an idyllic archipelago – so to say that it’s an easy city to fall for sounds a little trite.

The Monocle Travel Guide, Venice

A maritime city, Venice has long lured travellers to its shores. So what are you waiting for? Hop on board.

The Monocle Travel Guide, Amsterdam

This archetype of liberalism and diversity is forever reinventing itself and won’t fail to surprise first-time travellers and longtime visitors alike.

The Monocle Travel Guide, Berlin

This is a city in perpetual flux and its ability to reinvent itself can be attributed to its complex history. Today there’s a seductive allure to the German capital’s dynamism and willingness to create anew.

The Monocle Travel Guide, Rome

Energetic and sprawling, brimming with culture and piled high with layers of history: Rome is a beguiling, vivacious and ever-changing creature.

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