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When Queen Sofía of Spain inaugurates the spectacular, $100 million, 290,000-square-foot expansion of her namesake museum, the Reina Sofía, in Madrid... Read More

On a late-summer afternoon in the tiny village of Deià, a donkey brays and sheep bells clang. Nightingales dart through palms and yuccas and pines. The... Read More

After a decade of adventuring at new-wave restaurants, I recently landed in Spain with a yearning to immerse myself in the country’s most traditional... Read More

At the just-opened Jurassic Museum of Asturias on northeastern Spain's "Dinosaur Coast," 8,000 fossils and 20 life-sized dinosaur skeletons fill a... Read More

When it comes to the sport of divining the next great food trend all bets are off in experiment-driven Spain, where traditional notions of dining are... Read More

I recently suffered a minor professional crise. Perhaps it was battle fatigue brought on by too much time spent in the trenches of trendiness. All I... Read More

VIENNA AUSTRIA $236 At the 16th-century Hotel König von Ungarn (10 Schulerstrasse; 43-1/515-840; www.kvu.at; breakfast included), just a short walk... Read More

It's high noon in Plaza Mayor, the vast square that embodies the pomp and circumstance of 17th-century Madrid the way the Palais Royal does ancien... Read More

Many people start a pilgrimage with a prayer. I start mine with a croissant.It's sunrise in Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain. Pastries and coffee in hand,... Read More

How many architects does it take to screw about with a hotel?For the Spanish company Hoteles Silken, the answer would seem to be "Never enough."... Read More

With a pair of palace hotels leading the way, Europe delivers a king's ransom of notable debuts this season. The Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace... Read More

The quiet little village of Sant Joan de Labritjaon the quiet northern end of Ibiza isn't so quiet during the celebration of its patron saint, John the... Read More

El Bulli's Ferran Adrià, the chef who helped put Spain on the culinary map, has set his sights on the burger joint. His Fast Good (NH Eurobuilding, 23... Read More

The Balearics are synonymous with indulgence and the hordes of holidaymakers on package trips who flood Ibiza, Menorca, and Majorca each summer. But... Read More

For travelers to Barcelona who would never fill their suitcases with Gaudí snow globes or Sagrada Família thimbles, Xocoa (11 Petritxol; 34-93/301-1197;... Read More

Miguel Fluxá Camper ShoesWhich airport makes flying a pleasure?The new Richard Rogers–designed Terminal 4 at Madrid’s Barajas Airport has high, noise... Read More

“Madrid has this energy I haven’t found anyplace else; even in the grandest plazas and palaces, you’re allowed to have a good time,” says Ágatha Ruiz de... Read More

Ask a sophisticated Barcelona native where he’ll be this weekend, and the answer is often the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB). Since... Read More

Café de la PrincesaThis 14th-century stone palace houses the minimalist dresses and suits of Barcelona designer Julie Sohn (think Jil Sander with an... Read More

MorningCacao SampakaHot cocoa goes haute at this sleek shop and café part-owned by Ferran Adrià’s pastry-chef brother, Albert. Dark and dense, the... Read More

Camisería PonsThis 100-year-old clothing store stocks a slew of Catalán designers for women and men (including Josep Abril’s impeccable linen shirts).... Read More

Bar RavalSlide into a leather booth at this watering hole and you’ll be immersed in the chatty camaraderie of the professors, writers, artists, and... Read More

With one foot in Europe and the other in Spain, Barcelona has always reveled in contradictions: fiercely Catalán-nationalist and defiantly cosmopolitan;... Read More

Haute HospitalityHotelHotel Arts Barcelona 19-21 Marina; 34/93-221-1000; ritzcarlton.com; doubles from $625OverviewHoused in a glittering skyscraper... Read More

Three of the European cities where Picasso lived and worked—Paris, Antibes, and Barcelona—have museums dedicated to his art. Another has just opened in... Read More

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