Spain

Tips and Articles in Spain

Super Size Me may have put you off burgers and fries for good, but there's still hope in Europe. Organic fast-food joints have been popping up in major cities, proving that quick bites can be good for you, too. Move over, Big Mac! —Hillary Gerone...
Only four years ago, the train trip from London to Paris was an all-day ordeal, with a ferry ride in the middle -- brightened only by the sight of Dover's white cliffs. Today you can hop a train at Waterloo Station in London, arrive at Paris's Gar...
It's easy to mistake Bubó (10 Carrer Caputxes; 34-3/268-7224; www.bubo.ws), Barcelona's grooviest new patisserie, for an exclusive jewelry shop. Master pâtissier Carles Mampel treats each dessert like a precious gem—from the long glass cases that...
RESTAURANTE GUGGENHEIM At Guggenheim Bilbao, 2 Avda. de Abandoibarra; 34-94/423-9333; lunch for two $60. Only Martín Berasategui, the guru of Basque nueva cocina, and his young protégé, Bixente Arrieta, could create a menu worthy of Frank Gehry's ...
Having trained his mind on (deep breath) shopping centers, suburban offices, museums, performing arts centers, department stores, houses, universities, a hockey rink, and a retreat for cancer patients, it was only a matter of time before he got in...
In the resort town of Cala en Porter on the island of Minorca, the cliffside seats of Cova d'en Xoroi offer some of the best views in the Mediterranean not to mention a tranquillity nearly impossible to find on the better-known Balearic islands of...
See our slideshow of the World’s Craziest Party Towns. “Goths in black leather sit next to new-century punks with dyed Mohawks, who are talking to a group of ‘80s revival, thrift-shop girls on their way to a party that’ll be DJ’d by a transvestit...
See our T+L Design Awards 2009 slideshow. Meet the Jury Architect Adam D. Tihany founded New York City–based Tihany Design in 1978. His multidisciplinary studio has designed restaurant interiors for Jean-Georges Vongerichten and hotels for the M...
A grassy knoll beside the sleepy city of Santiago de Compostela seems an unlikely site for one of Spain's foremost architectural innovations. But there, in February, the American architect Peter Eisenman—known for his love of oblique lines and obl...
I've just checked into La Bergère, a cool new hotel in Maastricht. My room is wonderfully minimal—I designed it that way. Yes, designed. When making my reservation, I was asked what furniture I'd like in addition to a bed and armchair. As I was on...
Poverty turns our country into a foreign land, and riches our place of exile into our home. For the whole world, in all its diversity, is one. And all its inhabitants our brothers and neighbors. — Abu Muhammad al-Zubaydi, Seville, A.D. 926-989 F...
Not too long ago, Extremadura was so forgotten it wasn't even included in the national weather forecast on the Spanish nightly news. That little detail should electrify any traveler seeking the kind of raw, lusty thrills Provence and Tuscany provi...
These are challenging times for intrepid gourmands seeking the Authentic. Trek halfway around the globe and what do you find?Nobu No. 1,236, or knockoffs of last year’s hits from El Bulli. So where does this leave traditional food—and how are Euro...
Though post-Guggenheim Bilbao has been stealing the spotlight, Donostia-San Sebastián is still the jewel of Spain's Basque country. On the Bay of Biscay, between Bilbao and Biarritz, the resort city retains its stately seaside glamour and Belle Ép...
Europe without cafés?As unimaginable as a house with no living room, a theater without a stage — a continent without content. And as any European worth his beans will attest, the perfect café is a lot more than the sum of its parts: a tingling dos...