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The 22 best new things to do in the world in 2022

The 22 best new things to do in the world in 2022

The last time we made this list was in the heady days of January 2020. Remember them? There’d been rumblings of a virus originating in a wet market in Wuhan, but life was pretty much normal in most parts of the world. We did our thing. We made plans. We looked forward to a whole load of new cultural stuff happening around the world that year. Except basically none of it did. Music, art, theatre: all involve gathering loads of people together in often crowded spaces. Not good during the Panny D. Big openings were cancelled. Festival season was a write-off. We even stopped writing about going out altogether and rebranded as something called Time In. Throughout it all, our planners looked depressingly empty. But now, happily, we live in a world where vaccines have allowed things to return to some semblance of normality. And while we skipped a 2021 edition of this definitive global events and openings calendar, we’re pretty confident that almost all of the amazing things you’ll find below will happen next year. So, Omi C permitting (someone had to start calling it that), here are the 22 best new things to do in the world in 2022, from massive new museums to huge gigs, theatre shows and art exhibitions you won’t want to miss. RECOMMENDED: 🖼️ The 20 best museums and galleries in the world🚂 11 of the most incredible train journeys around the world🌊 9 cities that could be underwater by 2030🌹 The most romantic places in the world 🍸 The 28 coolest bars in the world right now

Ano novo, tanta coisa nova: os melhores destinos para 2022

Ano novo, tanta coisa nova: os melhores destinos para 2022

Teletrabalho obrigatório. Escolas encerradas. E nós a pensar em viagens. Claro – vale tudo para não desanimar. E em 2022 não vão faltar razões para dar a volta ao mundo. Aberturas de museus impressionantes, exposições campeãs de likes nas redes sociais, peças de teatro imersivas, festivais de música e até um parque temático de Game of Thrones: todas são óptimas desculpas para apanhar um avião e conhecer uma nova cidade ou revisitar um sítio onde fomos felizes. Seleccionámos 22 destinos e coisas para descobrir em 2022, um género de bucket list do ano novo, em tom de esperança no que aí vem. Recomendado: Precisa de ajuda para cumprir as suas resoluções de ano novo? Aqui vai  

The best exhibitions of Rijeka European Capital of Culture 2020

The best exhibitions of Rijeka European Capital of Culture 2020

Rijeka is a city with internationally-recognised museums, galleries and collections. For the city's special European Capital of Culture 2020 year, each of the existing institutions alongside the main event organisers have pulled out all the stops in order to fill every space available with exhibitions to satisfy all. From past masters to contemporary art and everything in between, here are some of the best exhibitions of Rijeka European Capital of Culture 2020.RECOMMENDED: The best interactive and installation events of Rijeka European Capital of Culture 2020

The best interactive and installation events of Rijeka European Capital of Culture 2020

The best interactive and installation events of Rijeka European Capital of Culture 2020

Rijeka European Capital of Culture 2020 is not just for spectators. The city's community have helped shape the events happening within the year and some of those extend a further invitation for everyone to join in. From the carnival parade and the bell-ringing of the inauguration ceremony to giant robots you can manipulate and art installations you can walk beneath or touch, here are some of the best things to do within Rijeka European Capital of Culture 2020 at which you can all join in.RECOMMENDED: The best exhibitions of Rijeka European Capital of Culture 2020

Explore the street art of Slavonia

Explore the street art of Slavonia

Think of Vukovar and you think of its symbols: the prehistoric Vučedol Dove, the Water Tower, and its local shoe factory. Now a new series of images is defining this city on the banks of the Danube. Much of it was created recently – at a major international event here in June 2019, in fact. The third, and so far biggest, stret art festival involved five painters from as far afield as Brazil and Indonesia. Their creations embellished five locations to add to the dozen or so others produced in 2017 and 2018. Zabou 'This is a new concept in the city’s urban culture,' says co-organiser Krešimir Herceg. 'It promotes Vukovar as a place which accepts all artists and creators of exceptional value. We can change the visual identity of the city and make it more beautiful for residents, just as any painted city becomes more attractive to tourists.' Juandres Vera The murals, exemplified by 2019’s Vagabond by Lonac on riverfront Županijska cesta and Dating by Wild Drawing (WD) at out-of-town Hrvatskog ratnog zrakoplovtstva, have one thing in common: they were all created with perspective in mind. Lonac 'It all started in 2016 when the City of Vukovar arranged for Croatia’s only 3D street artist, Filip Mrvelj, to come up with an anamorphic painting on the one small bridge over the narrow river Vuka, in the centre of town,' explains Herceg. 'After the painting was finished, it caused a big stir in the media and the rest is history!' A year later, held over two weeks in June in collabora

Great things to do in Rovinj

Great things to do in Rovinj

Rovinj is Istria at its most chic, a scenic resort of quality restaurants and cocktail bars, galleries and boutiques. Stone houses and cobbled streets lend an authentic air – this is also the most gay-friendly of Croatia’s coastal destinations. RECOMMENDED: more great things to do in Rovinj. Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. You can also find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world, or take a look at our list of the 50 best things to do in the world right now.

The 41 best things to do in Pula

The 41 best things to do in Pula

Istria’s historic main city of Pula is symbolised by its Roman amphitheatre, scene of a surprisingly wide range of outdoor events every summer. Festivals of film and electronic music, and concerts by everyone from Elton John to José Carreras, fill the 2,000-year-old arena, with its near intact walled ring. Roman remains also form Pula’s city centre, dominated by a hilltop Venetian fortress. With docks rather than beaches nearby, many head south for out-of-town seaside fun in Verudela and Medulin. RECOMMENDED: more great things to do in Pula. Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. You can also find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world, or take a look at our list of the 50 best things to do in the world right now.

How to spend a great weekend in Vukovar

How to spend a great weekend in Vukovar

Just over three hours’ drive from Zagreb, Vukovar has plenty to offer the visitor for a city-break weekend. With many of its attractions lining the Danube, it makes perfect sense to stay at a hotel or apartment overlooking the river. From here, most sights, museums and restaurants are only a short walk away.

Everything you need to know about Advent in Split

Everything you need to know about Advent in Split

Given the huge success of Advent in the Croatian capital of Zagreb, it’s no wonder the nation’s second city of Split is keen to tout itself as a destination for Christmas fun and shopping. Certainly, the prospect of relaxing outside on a sea-facing café terrace before browsing the market stalls and catching a show later might appeal more than ice-skating in the chilly December temperatures up north. And, perhaps even more so than those in Zagreb, Splićani are always up for a party.

The 80 best Zagreb restaurants

The 80 best Zagreb restaurants

This ultimate guide to Zagreb restaurants covers it all: from splash-out fine dining to street food, bistros and east-west fusion. Our critics are constantly on the look-out for brilliant new restaurants (which we visit anonymously, of course) to bring you this list of our favourite tables in town. A few words on the selection criteria: our choice doesn't reflect only the expensive, upmarket restaurants that Zagreb has to offer. We're looking for originality over exclusivity; value for money over fancy frippery. Our pick is a mix of daring, cool, cosy and downright tasty eateries to satisfy every spectrum of diner. Dobar tek! RECOMMENDED: our guide to restaurants in Croatia.

Everything you need to know about the Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč

Everything you need to know about the Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč

Any tour of the Euphrasian Basilica, the stunning landmark that elevated Poreč from coastal backwater to a major ecclesiastical centre 1,500 years ago, involves more than just admiration of its sumptuous mosaics and early Byzantine architecture.  Here, on the north side of the peninsula that holds the remains of Roman Parentium, visitors are also treated to a history lesson – indeed, the more scholarly ones may find out how the basilica came to be, just by reading the inscriptions that Bishop Euphrasius deliberately left here, almost like clues, in the 550s AD. © Poreč Tourist Board The Latin text under the central window in the apse outlines what the bishop found when he arrived here, a ‘ruined temple… in danger of collapse… forestalled by Euphrasius. The shining gold you see he embellished…’. Bishop Euphrasius did indeed create a golden temple in the Byzantine style of Eastern Christendom, but the church he found, the second to be built on this site, was still standing. In fact, its walls and main pillars were used in the bishop’s reconstruction.  A first church had been built here in the earlier part of the fourth century AD, dedicated to Maurus of Parentium, now patron saint of Poreč, who had recently been martyred. A surviving mosaic in the main apse shows the early Christian symbol of a fish.  © Poreč Tourist Board Poreč already had a solid Christian community when the second church was constructed in the fifth century, the one Euphrasius describes somewhat disparagi

What to do in Bartók, Budapest’s coolest neighbourhood

What to do in Bartók, Budapest’s coolest neighbourhood

What’s the deal with Bartók? When news broke in August 2019 that Budapest was getting its first Hawaiian poké restaurant, few locals were surprised it would open in Bartók. ONO joins the fast-expanding array of terrace cafés, galleries and restaurants attracting a savvy Hungarian clientele. Bartók may be in Buda, once considered the domain of elderly Magyar ladies and their poodles, but recent years have seen a change in demographic. Named after Hungary’s most famous composer in 1945, Bartók Béla Út is a tree-lined avenue. A statue of 20th-century writer Géza Gárdonyi stands outside the literary café that both typified this stately neighbourhood when active in the pre-war era, and pioneered its revival after reopening in 2010 – the Hadik. Adjoining it, the Szatyor (‘Bag’) has an arty, ruin-bar feel typical of early 21st-century Budapest, but its name derives from a quote from 1930s Hadik regular, writer Frigyes Karinthy, originator of the concept of six degrees of separation. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the 50 coolest neighbourhoods in the world If you only do one thing... Photograph: Flickr / Roberto Ventre Relax at the Gellért. Planned from 1911 – hence the art nouveau décor – these thermal baths weren’t completed until 1918. A century on, they’re as glorious as ever: indoor heated pools, a steam room and sauna warm in winter, while the world’s first wave pool entertains outside in summer. Treat yourself to an aroma massage with orange oil, rosemary or elderflower. Go off t