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At Marbella's Restaurante Calima (Avda. José Meliá; 34/952-764-252; dinner for two $200), chef Dani García keeps his menu local—Iberian olive oil, Andalusian jamón, sherry—but manipulates textures like a scientist in a lab, most famously with liqu...
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Here, five art-rich cities where passes are worth their price. Paris Paris Museum Pass provides access to the Louvre as well as over 60 museums in Paris and the Île-de-France. Cost: $37 for two days; $56 for four days; $74 for six days. Sold at ...
AMSTERDAM Most Efficient You can rent bicycles at most railway stations, and many streets have designated bike lanes. Cost From $8.50 a day. Scenic but Slow With more than 150 canals in the city, "canal buses" are ideal for exploring. Take the ...
It's eight in the morning in Madrid and the sun is barely visible—but who needs the sun when the cobblestones are still radiating heat from the day before?Paco Ignacio Taibo is on the march, a handsome, sturdy source of nonstop enthusiasm who has ...
Barcelona There's no tastier way to start the day than by prowling the bustling Boqueria market, with its riot of tomatoes, chanterelles, and boutique beans. And that's before you even zero in on the dining bars. While Pinotxo (466 Mercat de la ...
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...
Some of the best wines coming out of Europe these days are from Ribera del Duero, the swath of land that cuts east-west along the Duero river, north of Madrid. Though these rich, intense, and deeply complex Ribera reds have a ...
A garden furnished with glass pyramids isn’t the first thing you’d expect to find at a lakeside Art Nouveau villa in the Spanish Pyrenees, 92 miles north of Barcelona. But then, Hospes Villa Paulita (17 Travessia Volart, Puigcerda; 800/337-4685; d...
What do Paris, Venice, San Francisco, Rome, Florence, Vienna, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, New York, and Sydney have in common?They're made for love. Watch palazzi drift by from a gondola, try a tango in a steamy Argentinean dance hall, or view a bus...
DESTINATION Huesca, Spain GO FROM Madrid, Barcelona TRAVEL TIME 21/2 hours (Madrid), 31/2 hours (Barcelona) Getting There From Madrid, take the high-speed train; from Barcelona, it's most efficient to drive (the train or bus will add at le...
Standing along the brass rail of a crowded storefront bar in the Casco Viejo neighborhood of Logroño not long ago, surrounded by an arc of friends I hadn’t known an hour before, I was eating a half-sandwich of freshly grilled sardines with tangy g...
If your idea of a perfect summer day involves an adrenaline-infused rush from a truly frightening ride, skip the kiddie parks this year. The Matterhorn at Disneyland and Space Mountain at Disney World are both great when you’re 12, but they won’t ...
See our slideshow of 10 River Cruises to Remember. A mirage vibrates on the sandy horizon. The scent of African roses perfumes the air. Water buffalo grunt and graze on the grassy banks of the Nile as ancient Pyramids cast their shadows. These ma...
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...