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Sponsored: Celebrating Ano Xacobeo 2021 in Galicia

By Alex Martin

After an 11-year gap, Spain will celebrate a Jacobean Year in 2021. Known as Ano Xacobeo, the year is defined when July 25, St. James’s Day, falls on a Sunday. It is of great significance in Catholicism and has been marked since the ninth century. Pilgrims once traveled great distances to visit the shrine dedicated to St. James at the […]

Sponsored: Exploring Spain’s World Heritage Cities

By Alex Martin

Spain’s cultural history stretches back far longer than any history book. Indeed, culture on the Iberian Peninsula started over 65,000 years ago with the elaborate painting of cave walls. In more recent times, many cities have, at one period of time or another, been ruled by Roman, Christian, Muslim and Jewish communities. The result is a mixing pot of stunning […]

Exploring Spain’s Historic Jewish Quarters

By Alex Martin

In this latest article in Elite Traveler’s ongoing Spain series, we explore the must-see Jewish quarters dotted around its major cities. The first signs of Jewish influence in Spain date back to the fourth century. Jewish communities thrived in Spain alongside Muslims and Christians for hundreds of years. But their presence ended definitively with the Alhambra Decree of 1492, which […]

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 Best Luxury Train Journeys Through Spain

By Alex Martin

In this latest article in Elite Traveler’s ongoing Spain series, we take a look at the country’s luxury train journeys. From San Sebastian in the north to Cadiz in the south, Spain has a wide variety of must-see sights including architectural marvels and natural wonders. If you have time on your side, a slow and winding train journey through this […]

A Luxury Guide to Sailing the Canary Islands

By Alex Martin

The Caribbean has long been the go-to destination for year-round sailing, particularly in the winter months. But for those looking for calmer waters and quiet marina, the Canary Islands offers a genuine alternative. In this latest article in our ongoing Spain series, Elite Traveler offers a luxury guide to sailing the Canary Islands. Sitting off the coast of West Africa, […]

The Most Impressive Architecture in Spain

By Alex Martin

In this latest article in our ongoing Spain series, Elite Traveler takes a look at some of the country’s most impressive architecture. From ancient cathedrals to contemporary museums, Spain boasts some of the most treasured buildings in the world. Here, we take a look at five examples that are worth the journey alone. The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Frank Gehry’s outlandish […]

The Most Exclusive Wineries in Spain

By Alex Martin

In this latest article in Elite Traveler’s ongoing series, we take a look at the most exclusive wineries in Spain. France may have the most prestigious reputation in winemaking, but the Spanish have been in the business a lot longer than their European neighbors. In fact, the roots of Spain’s winemaking run so deep that no one really knows who […]

The Best Places to Discover Traditional Spanish Cuisine

By Alex Martin

Traditional Spanish cuisine is celebrated across the world. Few other regions can claim to produce more high-quality ingredients than the Iberian Peninsula, and over the course of generations, the Spanish have put them to fantastic use. The country boasts an impressive 202 Michelin-starred restaurants including 25 two-star and 11 three-star establishments. Some of these are considered to be among the […]

The Best Bodegas in Mallorca

By Alex Martin

In this latest article in Elite Traveler’s ongoing Spain series, we take a closer look at the best bodegas in Mallorca. From Rioja to Extremadura, Spain has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to vine-growing land. Wine exports are worth $3.4bn to the Spanish economy, but some of its finest produce never leaves its borders. Mallorca produces a huge […]

Sailing the Balearics: The Best Marinas and Regattas

By Alex Martin

Sailing the Balearics is a common ambition among yachtsmen. This collection of stunning Spanish islands is the go-to destination for summer yachting in the Mediterranean with a great chance of fair conditions and an endless choice of well-equipped ports. Whether you are short on time or have the whole summer to explore, Mallorca and its surrounding islands are perfect for […]