Few countries know how to host a music festival better than Spain. This summer, some of the biggest artists in the world, from DJs to rock legends, will perform in front of huge crowds across the Iberian nation. To celebrate the return of the festival season, Elite Traveler brings you a VIP guide to six of the best music festivals […]
Nestled between mountains and sea, this avant-garde restaurant seems anomalous in the small traditional town of Dénia. Chef Quique Dacosta has been making waves on the fine dining scene for decades with his original style, attracting a string of food aficionados who travel from far and wide just to dine here. He belongs to a new generation of chefs who […]
Since its opening in 1998, Mugaritz has become an institution of modern gastronomy. Andoni Luis Aduriz has taken the culinary world by storm with his high-tech cuisine, producing a menu that constantly reinvents itself according to the season and the chef’s own flights of fancy. The contemporary farmhouse conversion is set in the hills, five miles southeast of San Sebastián.
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.
An essential destination for lovers of haute cuisine, Martín Berasategui’s restaurant is a culinary temple in the Basque country. With a warm, welcoming atmosphere, people flock to sample his imaginative and refined dishes, which excite both guests and critics alike. Light and fresh, the menu abounds with subtle creations rooted in the local cuisine of the area, refined to the […]
There is no family restaurant in Spain – or indeed the world – quite like El Celler de Can Roca. Founded by the Roca brothers in 1986, this Girona establishment has gone from strength to strength in recent decades. With the original premises founded next door to their parents’ restaurant, El Celler provides an avant-garde twist on the traditional Catalonian cuisine perfected by […]
Perched on a hillside, Azurmendi tells the story of the Basque Country’s finest produce through an all-encompassing culinary experience. Chef and owner Eneko Atxa leads guests on a journey, starting in the interior garden where a picnic with different snacks is served. Subsequently, the guest goes to the kitchen and a new greenhouse space, which has recently been expanded and […]
Deservedly recognized as one of the best restaurants in the world, Arzak is run by the father-daughter team of Juan Mari and Elena Arzak. Awarded three Michelin stars in 1989, the restaurant has remained at the top of its game ever since. Arzak serves exquisite flavors of New Basque Cuisine combined with impeccable presentation. Expect traditional classics with added flair from […]
National parks in Spain are often overlooked in favor of the country’s dining and cultural scene, but between them they have enough natural beauty to rival many of their European counterparts. The country’s 15 national parks are shared among the mainland, the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands. Elite Traveler takes a closer look at six of the best. Sierra […]
Travel to historic cities across Spain for insight into the diverse cultural influence that’s made this the country it is today. The most majestic monuments in Spain tell the stories of this fascinating past through their architectural magnificence. Alhambra Palace, Granada One of Spain’s most iconic monuments, this palace and fortress is what brings many travelers to the Andalusian city. […]
This fiery dance of flamboyance, fluidity, passion and drama is one of Spain’s great cultural hallmarks, bringing together three elements—rhythm, song and dance—with hand claps, guitar and castanets. With roots going back to the late medieval period, flamenco is entwined in Spanish history and a distinct part of the country’s identity. You can experience this Spanish tradition at flamenco venues […]