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Tips and Articles in Spain

Spaniards perfected the art of small plates long before the phenomenon reached the States and became associated with “new American cuisine.” And while the country is mainly known for socializing over tapas, pintxos have been a huge part of norther...
With all the controversy currently swirling over big game hunting, it’s nice to know there is an animal-friendly way to achieve that sought-after safari look without actually killing anything. In his old-world studio on Madrid’s tranquil yet trend...
Ironically Barcelona’s—and indeed the world’s—largest Art Nouveau complex is often overlooked by architecture lovers who come to the Catalan capital chanting “Gaudí, Gaudí, Gaudí.” Yet just a few blocks away from architect Antoní Gaudí’s celebrate...
As Madrid’s heat wave winds down, it’s safe to enjoy the outdoors again. You'll feel like a kid on summer holiday while strolling the streets of Madrid’s super-trendy Malasaña neighborhood with a gourmet popsicle from Lolo Polos.  For about $3 ...
Summer is shaping up to be anything but a slow season on the Madrid restaurant scene, with new ventures arriving in rapid succession all around the city. When it opened a few weeks back, El Imparcial in La Latina elicited headlines heralding the r...
Spain’s first Bourbon ruler, King Philip V (1683-1746), was raised at the court of his grandfather, French King Louis XIV. Needless to say, Versailles left an indelible impression on the young monarch, who would go on to build one of Spain’s most ...
Spain’s first Bourbon ruler, King Philip V (1683-1746), was raised at the court of his grandfather, French King Louis XIV. Needless to say, Versailles left an indelible impression on the young monarch, who would go on to build one of Spain’s most ...
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...
Necessity may also the mother of discovery. When our movers mistakenly pushed up our moving date by nearly a week, we scrambled to find comfortable accommodations for our family of four in the heart of Madrid (and in the throes of a heatwave). Wit...
The summer sun isn’t the only shade of yellow radiating in the streets of Madrid this season. As they have each June and July for the past 18 years, little yellow signs designating the exhibitions taking part in Photo España start to appear above ...
Fulfilling one of her many controversial campaign promises, Ada Colau, Barcelona’s new left-leaning mayor, last week announced a one-year moratorium on licensing any new hotels in the city. Her goal is to preserve the distinctive charms of the cit...
Even taking into account the pop-culture fluency of Takashi Murakami’s art, a world-class exhibition of his work would seem like a weird fit for Ibiza, given the Spanish island’s reputation as a mecca for mega-clubs, foam parties, and molly-fueled...
Even taking into account the pop-culture fluency of Takashi Murakami’s art, a world-class exhibition of his work would seem like a weird fit for Ibiza, given the Spanish island’s reputation as a mecca for mega-clubs, foam parties, and molly-fueled...
The festival of San Fermin has been held in Pamplona, Spain, for centuries and the annual event is still the area’s claim to fame. Of the many components of the days-long event, which begins on Monday this year, the running of the bulls (which sta...
With daytime temperatures already topping 100 degrees, Madrid’s Pride celebrations—known as Orgullo—promise to heat up the city even more. Running from July 1 through July 5, the sprawling multi-venue festival combines the city’s talent for throwi...