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The Spanish chain Quilibra is designed for sleep-deprived guests: indoor and outdoor spaces flow together to induce calm, rooms come with ambient-sound... Read More

2,000,000: Number of reservation requests made each year8,000: Number of diners El Bulli serves each season (April to October)7: Number of months ahead... Read More

It was in Libertad 8, a smoky neighborhood bar in Madrid, that the urge to visit Andalusia—the seductive southernmost region of Spain—stole upon me like... Read More

Leave it to peripatetic designer Philippe Starck to mastermind the sleek new packaging for the olive oil from LA Organic (laorganic.net; from $12.99 at... Read More

La FilleIn her compact shop, German expat Marie Jennings offers bold and breezy Margit Brandt silk dresses and vintage classics like 1980’s Givenchy,... Read More

“A limo whisks me to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, where I’m escorted up, up to the high-rollers’ suite—bowling alley; pool table—and... Read More

If HBO ever remakes Green Acres, I will replace Eva Gabor. Despite living in a 19th-century farmhouse in upstate New York, I’m a city slicker at heart.... Read More

This city’s stunning architecture is on display from the moment you step into Ricardo Bofill’s new $1.7 billion T1 terminal at El Prat Airport (aena.es)... Read More

See our slideshow of The World’s Most Spectacular Tasting Rooms.When it comes to tasting rooms, what’s outside your glass is often as important as what... Read More

See our slideshow of the World’s Greatest Flea Markets.Some people travel so they can climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower, or ski the Rockies, or feast... Read More

Valencia, Spain Les Troyens Palau de les ArtsReina Sofía (October 31–November 12). “La Fura dels Baus”translates loosely as something like “the ferret... Read More

With its shimmering glazed-tile walkways, elaborate honeycomb-domed ceilings, and soaring arabesqued archways, it’s easy to see why the Alhambra—that... Read More

Q: Where can I find affordable designer pieces in Milan? —Kathryn Mills, Huntington, N.Y.A: Before your trip, order Marina Martorana’s book Low Cost ... Read More

Thanks to a few visionaries who are combining modern design with cutting-edge technology, a green building revolution is under way.Spain First up:... Read More

Q: Can you recommend a stylish, well-priced hotel in Madrid? —Salvador Lopez, Austin, Tex.A: The 102-room De Las Letras H&R (doubles from $223),... Read More

See our slideshow of Europe’s Hottest New Artists.Just as the fast-paced life of Manhattan has a staring role in the films of Woody Allen, and the... Read More

Few buildings are as exuberant as Barcelona’s 100-year-old Palau de la Música Catalana (palaumusica.org). The concert hall, designed by Lluís Domènech i... Read More

Cultural Hit ListArtEuropeLondon "Louise Bourgeois," at Tate Modern (Oct. 10–Jan. 20; tate.org.uk). Surrealist, Expressionist, and conceptual artist... Read More

See our slideshow of the 45 Best New Hotels of 2009.In compiling Travel + Leisure’s fourth annual It List, our editors once again visited hundreds of... Read More

PortofinoThis small fishing port on the Italian Riviera draws the big names—and the big boats—of the beau monde.Getting AroundThe best beaches are... Read More

The Spanish Tourism Office has informed us that donations to the Fundación Víctimas del Terrorismo 11-M can be made at www.fundacionvt.org Click on the... Read More

At the end of a lavender-and-cypress–lined drive in Majorca's southeastern countryside, the Gran Hotel Son Julià; presides over a landscape of orange... Read More

First, let's get one thing straight: this is a really, really, really big ship. Fifty feet taller than the Statue of Liberty, too damn wide for the... Read More

"No, no, not Spanish--Catalan!" This rebuke echoes throughout Spain's northeast corner, startling visitors primed for sangria, tapas, and a bit of Death... Read More

High design doesn't need to be austere, especially at these four European hotels that have just opened their doors. BARCELONA Architect Fernando Amat,... Read More

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