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Madrid Restaurants and Shopping

Published on November 7, 2010 By Luis R. Hernandez

While seeing a Verdi opera at the Teatro Real or Picasso’s famed Guernica are two ways to experience art in Madrid, the city’s chefs also elevate new cuisine to an art form—or some might even say a science. Inside Madrid’s eclectic restaurants, like El Chaflan, DiverXo, or Coque, culinary alchemists mix flavors in new and […]

Art in Madrid Spain

Published on October 30, 2010 By Lauren D. Collins

Few cities can rival Madrid’s renowned Paseo del Arte, or “Golden Triangle of Art,” formed by three of the most important art museums in the world located about 10 minutes apart. The three major stops include: The Prado, a magnificent bastion housing classics from Velazquez, Goya, El Greco, and others; the Reina Sofia National Museum […]

Madrid, Spain Top Pick – Hostal Madrid

Published on August 27, 2009 By Lauren D. Collins

Madrid is the capital of Spain and a city of over 3 million people.   Situated close to the geographic center of Spain, Madrid’s main attractions include three internationally acclaimed art galleries, a royal palace, grand public squares, and many museums filled with treasures of Spain’s history.  The city is surrounded by it’s own small province, the […]

San Sebastian Top Pick – Pension Joakina

Published on August 26, 2009 By Lauren D. Collins

San Sebastian is a city where the sea converses with the mountains, history with modernity, culture with humankind, and flavors with textures. It’s a big open-air contemporary museum, with the best of exhibition halls – La Concha Bay, which hugs the Cantabrian Sea in its outstretched arms: a gesture reminiscent of the friendly welcome with […]

Hostal del Cardenal is the place to stay in Toledo, Spain

Published on August 13, 2009 By Lauren D. Collins

Picturesquely sited on a hill above the River Tagus is the historic centre of Toledo. Behind the old walls lies much evidence of the city’s rich history. The Romans built a fortress on the site of the present-day Alcazar. The Visigoths made Toledo their capital in the 6th century AD, and left behind several churches. […]

Great Stays in Eixample, Barcelona

Published on August 11, 2009 By Luis R. Hernandez

Barcelona has one of the greatest collections of Art Nouveau buildings of any city in Europe, and more of this style of architecture than any city in the world.  The style, known in Catalonia as Modernisme, flourished after 1854.  This was when the city decided to dismantle the medieval city walls to make room for development.  […]