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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

See our slideshow of 2009 Travel Horoscopes.Matt Murphy, 38, a Capricorn from New York City, is planning a big trip in 2009 but agonizing between a... Read More

See our slideshow of 37 Affordable European Restaurants.Those of you put off by the cost of eating in Europe, fear no more: after spending more days on... Read More

See our slideshow of Caribbean Hotels Under $150.When is a vacation not a vacation?When you can’t relax because you’re worried about spending money. The... Read More

When I lived in Madrid, more than a decade ago, Valencia was rarely on anyone's radar. Spain's third-largest city was casually known for its oranges... Read More

MADRIDTwenty-two-year-old chef Jaime Renedo had a hard time convincing his mother to let him open a restaurant inside her Asian antiques store. How... Read More

OregonThe mini-bars at Hotel Monaco stock one of Portland’s best beers: Drop Top Amber Ale ($5), made at a partially wind-powered brewery near the... Read More

The latest trend in the spa world is macrobiotic cleansing, and the newest opening has dedicated detoxers flying to Spain. At SHA Wellness Clinic, a 93... Read More

Having made Madrid a virtual home away from home for the last 15 years, I’m still figuring out how I feel about the Spanish capital’s recent... Read More

Q: My family and I are looking for an affordable hotel near Piazza San Marco in Venice. Any recommendations? —Stephen Brody, Morton Grove, Ill.A: The... Read More

PragueHilton Old TownDesigner Alexandra Champalimaud introduced a contemporary vibe to the 305 rooms, while David Collins used a graphic motif inspired... Read More

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