Granada + Jaen

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The Catalonia region of Spain has plenty of sunny beaches, and—according to its regulators—too many Airbnb-like rentals. The regional government this week sought to “regularize the supply of tourist lodgings” by slapping a tax on lodging provid...
It was in Libertad 8, a smoky neighborhood bar in Madrid, that the urge to visit Andalusia—the seductive southernmost region of Spain—stole upon me like an insistent tropical wind. My friend and I fell into conversation with two men and a girl, ac...
With its shimmering glazed-tile walkways, elaborate honeycomb-domed ceilings, and soaring arabesqued archways, it’s easy to see why the Alhambra—that breathtaking monument to Moorish architecture, a onetime sultan’s palace in Granada, Spain—has en...
"No, no, not Spanish--Catalan!" This rebuke echoes throughout Spain's northeast corner, startling visitors primed for sangria, tapas, and a bit of Death in the Afternoon. But then Catalunya (yes, you really should say it in Catalan) is closer in c...
This Spanish city of miradores, Arab palaces, and snowcapped mountains now has historic inns to match its storybook setting. Hesperia Granada (Plaza Gamboa; 34/958-018-400; www.hesperia-granada.com; doubles from $65), next to the 14th-century Corr...
(23) Catalonia and the Basque Country The food world's new frontier Spain has emerged recently as the absolute center of the culinary cutting edge in Europe, if not the world. These days, every young chef is making a pilgrimage. Even the French he...
Secluded Scottish Castle By Shane Mitchell Any faraway land gets my blood pumping, but if I desire the pleasure of my husband’s company, the choice narrows to the bonny realm of haggis and heather. Nothing in life gives Bronson, who claims Scott...
One of Europe's largest mosques is rising over Rotterdam, and many residents are none too pleased. Its ornamented façade and arched windows appear transplanted from afar, and in fact the design was inspired by mosques in Cairo and Dubai. At a rece...
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...