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With one foot in Europe and the other in Spain, Barcelona has always reveled in contradictions: fiercely Catalán-nationalist and defiantly cosmopolitan; stolidly bourgeois yet always rebellious; a city where seny (cool common sense) and rauxa (hed...
Haute Hospitality Hotel Hotel Arts Barcelona 19-21 Marina; 34/93-221-1000; ritzcarlton.com; doubles from $625 Overview Housed in a glittering skyscraper—with views of the city, water, and Frank Gehry’s Fish sculpture—Hotel Arts has impeccable ...
See our slideshow of 37 Affordable European Restaurants. Those of you put off by the cost of eating in Europe, fear no more: after spending more days on the Continent than I did at home last year, I can assure you that finding affordable meals ha...
Edgy Spanish shoemaker Camper looked to the streets of Barcelona—literally—for the design of its men’s walking shoe, pictured here. The pattern on the fabric looks like the city’s sidewalks, and the soles pinpoint the Catalan capital on a map of...
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Two women are sitting under a palm tree at a café in Barcelona's Plaça Reial, nibbling listlessly at a shared boule of ice cream and waiting desperately for the Barri Gòtic to reopen for business. One (me) is checking the time every few minutes on...
Taj Mahal Emperor Shah Jahan, in 1632, commissioned this most famous of all mausoleums for his favorite wife, Mumtaz. One of the greatest examples of Moghul architecture—a marriage of Hindu, Persian, and Islamic design—the Taj sits amid serene...
Barcelona There's no tastier way to start the day than by prowling the bustling Boqueria market, with its riot of tomatoes, chanterelles, and boutique beans. And that's before you even zero in on the dining bars. While Pinotxo (466 Mercat de la ...
What do Paris, Venice, San Francisco, Rome, Florence, Vienna, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, New York, and Sydney have in common?They're made for love. Watch palazzi drift by from a gondola, try a tango in a steamy Argentinean dance hall, or view a bus...
Lower-priced hotels have long been the realm of Muzak-filled lobbies outfitted with worse-for-wear furniture and industrial carpeting. But the genre has entered a new era. A wine bar?A sleek lounge area?Free Wi-Fi?Walk into the recently opened Hya...