Spain Travel Guide
A sprawling duty-free emporium, Les Boutiques stocks watches and jewelry from Cartier and Bulgari; Ferragamo purses and leather goods; and signature tartan-print totes, scarves, and umbrellas from Burberry.
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Ask a sophisticated Barcelona native where he'll be this weekend, and the answer is often the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB).
Founded in 1999 by the husband and wife design duo Xavi Gali and Cris Roca, this Barcelona boutique stocks fur, silk, cashmere, and leather pieces. Garments hang from racks inset throughout this minimalist showroom, which only produces 50-60 pieces annually.
You can multitask your leisure time in this restaurant/café/lounge/disco, which is housed in a palatial former family home, with Grandmother's hand-blocked wallpaper still hanging in the dining room. Swank furnishings in the rest of the club are a hip nod to the future.
A well-curated collection of products for tots—playful floral-print suitcases; custom furniture—are hand-picked by French émigrée Murielle Bressan.
Seize the day (or make that the night), with a typically late supper of Asian-accented Mediterranean fare followed by a spin on the busy dance floor at this cavernous disco.
Opened in 1897 and still featuring its original wooden counter and zinc roof, Calzados Lobo sells simple, inexpensive espadrilles, high-heeled shoes originally worn in the Pyrenees, in a mass of colors.
An eclectic crowd, including pilgrims bound for Compostela, visits this L-shaped bar for irresistible matrimonio sandwiches: roasted peppers, salted anchovy, and anchovy in vinegar on a cottony soft bun ($2.20).
The tour operator conducts excursions that immerse guests in the authentic life and culture of the country’s great wine regions (Rioja, Ribera del Duero, and beyond).
There can be a long wait to get in, but it's worth it, if only to see the extensive collection of portraits by the artist when he was a young man. Chart the artist's remarkable career from early childhood through his Cubist canvases and the whimsical ceramics of his final years.