Bilbao

Tips and Articles in Bilbao

The 1970’s The traveler’s map sure looked different in T+L’s first decade. Future hot spots like Shanghai, Prague, Moscow, and Saigon were still well beyond the pale, but Americans were heading to Burma, to Iran (then booming under the shah), and...
Q: Where can I find affordable designer pieces in Milan? —Kathryn Mills, Huntington, N.Y. A: Before your trip, order Marina Martorana’s book Low Cost (Antonio Vallardi; lafeltrinelli.it; $18; in Italian only). It has the addresses of more than 50...
Transformed into a cultural draw by Frank Gehry's millennium-marking Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao—city of bars, redheads, and ball games (soccer, or jai alai)—is suddenly one of the most exciting destinations in Europe. Founded in 1300, the metropoli...
RESTAURANTE GUGGENHEIM At Guggenheim Bilbao, 2 Avda. de Abandoibarra; 34-94/423-9333; lunch for two $60. Only Martín Berasategui, the guru of Basque nueva cocina, and his young protégé, Bixente Arrieta, could create a menu worthy of Frank Gehry's ...
I've just checked into La Bergère, a cool new hotel in Maastricht. My room is wonderfully minimal—I designed it that way. Yes, designed. When making my reservation, I was asked what furniture I'd like in addition to a bed and armchair. As I was on...
For my baby boomer sisters and me, bickering in the back seat of our parents' Cutlass Supreme, the lure of family car trips was not the destination, but the stops — the Hot Dog Johnny's and Howard Johnsons. So a recent trip on the autoroutes of so...
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...