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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...
After a few climatic fits and starts over the last few weeks, summer seems poised to arrive in Madrid this weekend. And so begins another outdoor dining season. The landlocked Spanish capital may not have a seaside, but it does have magical summer...
To accommodate public demand for its popular exhibition Picasso/Dalí, Dalí/Picasso, the Museu Picasso in Barcelona is keeping the show open until 9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings. On view through June 28, this is your last chance to get i...
Ferran Adrià didn't see his illustrious temple to molecular gastronomy El Bulli, which shuttered in 2011, as a restaurant. To the pioneering chef, it was an idea. All you need to do is step into his El Bulli Lab in Barcelona, where his team is bui...
These are busy days for Madrid’s youngest designers and small retailers. Before the July sales and the summer retail doldrums set in, some of the city’s smallest and most innovative fashion houses and style entrepreneurs are hawking their wares at...
The surprise standout exhibition in Madrid this season will whisk you worlds away from the visceral realism of Velázquez, Goya and other heroes of Spanish painting. Until June 28, you can beat the heat with a bracing plunge into the cool shimmerin...
Despite concerns about voting transparency, sexism, and geographic biases, the recently released 50 Best Restaurants List for 2015 was good news for Spain and Spanish chefs.  Girona’s Celler de Can Roca was named best restaurant in the world (a...
On July 17, fashion show organizer Jessica Minh Anh—the same designer who turned the Eiffel Tower into a catwalk back in 2014—will transform Spain’s Gemasolar Themosolar Plant into the scene of The J Summer Fashion Show. Anh is known for her ab...
The Spanish wine region of Priorat left a distinct impression on me when I visited a few years ago: steep mountains, quiet towns made of stone, and a distinct herbal, florally scent baked by the intense summer sun. About an hour and a half outs...
A five-star rating on Yelp is nice, but there's perhaps no better restaurant recommendation than one that comes from the mouth of a chef. Phaidon's new edition of Where Chefs Eat banks on that idea, curating a culinary expert-sourced guide to the ...
In the six years since Albert Adrià left El Bulli—the world-famous restaurant of his brother, Ferran, which closed in 2011—the Spanish chef has become an icon in his hometown. And his five restaurants, including his latest, the Mexican Hoja Santa ...
Video: Barcelona Port Guide The Production Designer: Antxón Gómez Pedro Almodóvar’s cinematic magic owes much to the visuals of his longtime art director and production designer Antxón Gómez, whose Almodóvar credits range from the current hit, B...
Video: Barcelona Port Guide In the 1990’s, when Spain was flexing its post-Franco freedoms, savoring a rush of prosperity, popping out movie stars, and reshaping culinary chic, the nation sowed its landscape with exuberant architecture. Now Spain...
Video: Barcelona Port Guide The Trip The Mediterranean’s undisputed capital of cool, Barcelona pulls off the trick of being at once iconic and cutting-edge. Even the classic diversions—strolls in the Gaudí-designed Parc Güell; breakfast at the P...
Octopus Bar, Atlanta (pictured): In an unmarked room behind an East Atlanta pho house, kitchen workers and industry minions meet after work to lick their wounds and shoot Fernet. To eat, there’s high-minded Asian cooking, like monkfish-liver torch...