Spain

Tips and Articles in Spain

q. I've heard that there's no place more exquisite than the Canary Islands. Where should we plan to go?Do the islands' birds live up to the name?--B.R., Jackson, Miss.a. The Canaries -- a group of Spanish islands off Africa's northwest coast -- ...
At first glance, Madrid remains stubbornly true to itself—a city where patrician señoras nibble on canapes while gleefully watching a torero being gored by a bull, where wood-paneled tascas and tiled bars spin you back to the 19th century, and wh...
Copenhagen, Denmark $265 While other new hotels have capitalized on Copenhagen’s reputation as a design city by embracing sleek functionalism to the point of folly, the Bertrams Hotel Guldsmeden (107 Vesterbrogade; 45-33/250-405; www.hotelguldsm...
If Andalusia still conjures Bizet's Carmen bewitching soldiers on the banks of the Guadalquivir, Madrid summons images of women on the verge. Who can forget Almodóvar's Carmen--Carmen Maura, that is--setting fire to the bed she once shared with he...
We've seen flamboyant California rolls, Nobu Matsuhisa's Japanese-Peruvian tiraditos, even Brazilian "frushi." Now a new, gentler wave of raw fusion is washing over Spanish and Italian shores: sashimi and sushi mediterraneo, which reinterprets Jap...
See our Madrid’s Street Fashion slideshow. Throughout the 20th century, while Barcelona skimmed the cutting edge, Madrid hugged Castilian conventions tight. But over the past decade, as avant-garde restaurants rocked the culinary landscape and th...
If a company sends employees to Europe or Canada, it may be able to claim hefty refunds of value-added taxes. One VAT specialist estimates that U.S. corporations are missing out on some $800 million in unclaimed refunds each year. While tourists ...
Worth a Detour P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, the New York art world's favorite institution for cutting-edge work, reopened this fall after a three-year renovation (Jackson and 46th Ave., Long Island City; 718/784-2084). The once-decrepit Romanes...
Whether they're villas, castles, châteaux, or schlosses, most hotels have yet to firm up their festivities (not to mention prices). But you can bet you'll get the royal treatment. Austria Hotel Schloss Fuschl takes the torte when it comes to New...
Burgundy: La Colline du Colombier, Iguerande Even legendary French chefs with Michelin three-starred restaurants nurture pastoral dreams. “Don’t expect Relais & Châteaux—simplicity is the beauty of La Colline,” says Michel Troisgros of his new...
See our Where (and How) to Go Dancing with the Stars slideshow. Planning a trip to Brazil and want to dance the samba like a local?One famous dancer can help: “Practice near a puddle,” says Lance Bass. “Step up and over it before going down into ...
See our slideshow of the World’s Top Fast-Food Restaurants. Who liked potato chips in their sandwiches as a kid?Superstar chef Bobby Flay, that’s who. At Flay’s latest venture, Bobby’s Burger Palace, the award-winning chef is recapturing his yout...
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...