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Total Guide to Madrid: Play

Visit the Spanish capital as it begins to flourish again following a tough recession. The city’s renewed energy is evident in hotel openings and an exciting food scene. Alongside brilliant tapas restaurants, Madrid is home to 25 Michelin stars. Tina Nielsen has spent some time in the city and has come to agree with the local saying: de Madrid al […]

Total Guide to Madrid: Eat

Visit the Spanish capital as it begins to flourish again following a tough recession. The city’s renewed energy is evident in hotel openings and an exciting food scene. Alongside brilliant tapas restaurants, Madrid is home to 25 Michelin stars. Tina Nielsen has spent some time in the city and has come to agree with the local saying: de Madrid al […]

Total Guide to Madrid: Stay

Visit the Spanish capital as it begins to flourish again following a tough recession. The city’s renewed energy is evident in hotel openings and an exciting food scene. Alongside brilliant tapas restaurants, Madrid is home to 25 Michelin stars. Tina Nielsen has spent some time in the city and has come to agree with the local saying: de Madrid al […]

Top 100 Restaurants

When it comes to our annual countdown of the Top 100 Restaurants in the World, Spanish dining continuously tops the list. Get a taste of Spain with this year's runner-up, El Celler de Can Roca, third-place winner, Azurmendi, and more.

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The Real Story Behind Spain’s Finest Wine

Gerard Basset, co-founder of the Hotel du Vin Group and a former world champion sommelier, on Spain’s top wine. For most of the 20th century Vega Sicilia has been regarded as the true great wine of Spain and while there are now many outstanding wines in the country, Vega Sicilia still has a unique place. There is uncertainty on the exact […]

Basquing in glory

Foodies from around the world make the pilgrimage to San Sebastián for its famed Basque cuisine. But an English entrepreneur is shaking up Spain’s culinary capital and taking its gastronomyto even greater heights. Paul Richardson meets the man behind the food revolution. The second I step into the Hotel Maria Cristina, I can tell that this is a place that […]

Five of the best: Wine routes in Spain

From north to south, east to west, the sun-kissed wine routes of Spain cover the length and breadth of the Iberian countryside. Here, Elite Traveler brings you five of the most spectacular routes – to access the best vineyards and, of course, the finest wines Rioja Alta Wine Route The Rioja Alta Wine Route lies in one of Spain’s finest […]

Meet the chef

Elite Traveler profiles Eneko Atxa, head chef of Azurmendi in Larrabetzu, Spain As a young boy growing up in the Basque Country – a region renowned for its gastronomic cuisine – Chef Eneko Atxa watched his mother and grandmother working for hours in the kitchen at home. “They were happy through making the rest of the family happy,” Atxa explains. It was here that his love affair with […]

Meet the chef

Elite Traveler talks to Joan Roca, head chef of El Celler De Can Roca in Girona, Spain On coming second in the Elite Traveler Top 100 Restaurants list It’s the highest recognition a restaurant can receive. We cook to awake senses and emotions. On his interest in fine dining It’s been a natural evolution. Our dream in the beginning was to create […]

Spain’s top suites

The crème de la crème of hotel suites in Spain. THE SENTINELS, Cap Rocat, Spain Opened in June, these three new suites were originally surveillance points for the military fortess-turned-hotel, hewn into the rock face of the private peninsula and overlooking the bay of Palma de Mallorca. Each one also has a private terrace built into the cliffs. From $1,020 caprocat.com   GEHRY SUITE, Hotel Marqués de Riscal, […]

We love… Centre Pompidou in Malaga

Elite Traveler was excited to hear about the opening of Centre Pompidou in Málaga, an offshoot of the famous Paris gallery located inside a glass cube on the harborside. It features works by Francis Bacon, Frida Kahlo and Picasso (who was born here). Find out more at centrepompidou.es