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Madrid, Spain | International Festival of Photography and Visual Arts

Jun 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

From June 6 to July 22, 2012, Madrid is the place to be for art aficionados with the PHotoEspa?a, International Festival of Photography and Visual Arts. As one of the most popular and influential visual arts events in Spain, this arts and culture event is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary this year.... Read More

Teatro Real

Jun 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Michael Pearse

Teatro Real

Plaza Isabel II s/n
28013 Madrid
91-516-06-60

http://www.teatro-real.com/

 

The Teatro Real is the most coveted opera h... Read More

Madrid's Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales

Jun 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Michael Pearse

At one point a thriving convent, the Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales now is home to only a handful of nuns and primarily operates as a religious museum. First opened to the public in 1960 to help raise funds in support of the convent, the mo... Read More

Palacio Real de Madrid

Jun 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Michael Pearse

With 2,800 rooms and almost 1.5 million square feet of floor space, the Palacio Real de Madrid is via square footage the largest European palace. Within its walls are extravagances like artwork, fine porcelains, decadent furniture and exquisite... Read More

Museo Reina Sofia

Jun 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Michael Pearse

As Spain’s premier 20th century art museum, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia was named after the Queen Sofia of Spain. Within its walls, there is an extremely impressive collection of artwork from world-famous artists. One of... Read More

Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas

Jun 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Michael Pearse

Inaugurated in 1931 and with a seating capacity of around 25,000, the Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas is the most famous bullring in Spain. As one of the nation’s pastimes, a trip to Madrid would be incomplete without actually witnessing...... Read More

Museo del Prado

Jun 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Michael Pearse

The massive Museu del Prado in Madrid, Spain, is home to one of the greatest art collections in the world. With such a huge collection, it can be difficult to determine which prominent pieces one should view, so the museum suggests three differ... Read More

Six Famous Attractions in Madrid

Jun 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Michael Pearse

Madrid is an elegantly vibrant city full of pleasant people, dining, and sightseeing, making this a prime location for your next vacation. With such an array of places to see, restaurants to dine at and things to do in Madrid, make sure that so... Read More

9 Phrases Every Traveler Should Know

Mar 6, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal  |  1 Comment

No matter the travel destination, arriving somewhere new with a good handle on the local language is really helpful. Skipping the charades-style hand gesticulating and the awkward stumbling through the native tongue makes for much easier communication — and it’s also much more fun.... Read More

The Luxury Collection's Historic Celebrity Haunts Get a Five-Star Makeover in Spain

Mar 8, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The legendary Luxury Collection has two five-star properties in Spain that are getting major makeovers this spring: the Hotel Alfonso XIII (below) in Seville and the Hotel Maria Cristina (above) in San Sebastian. Ernest Hemingway, Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Kennedy and Sofia Loren were regulars at the Alfonso XIII, while the Maria Cristina played host to the likes of Coco Chanel, Bette Davis, Gregory Peck, Elizabeth Taylor, Lauren Bacall and more.... Read More

Single-Food Festivals Worth a Thousand-Mile Journey

Feb 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz  |  1 Comment

Food festivals can be divided into two categories: those that showcase a broad and diverse culinary spectrum; and those that hone in on a single ingredient and celebrate it to the tens.... Read More

Son Brull | Boutique Hotel in the Hills of Mallorca, Spain

Dec 12, 2011  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm

Converted from a monastery of the 18th century with origins in the 1100s, Son Brull Hotel and Spa is a crown jewel of the island of Mallorca, Spain. The beautifully restored boutique hotel is the epitome of the Mediterranean lifestyle, an escape to truly relax, enjoy the sea breezes, and luxuriate in the chic property. Whether coming by plane, yacht, or event helicopter (Son Brull has its own GPS code for pilots) the stay will be one you never forget.... Read More

Classic Horror Story Locales

Oct 26, 2011  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

As the spookiest holiday of the year draws near, enjoy a photo tour of real-life sites that were famously featured in classic horror stories, folklore and film. Some look surprisingly sweet, some flaunt their history, and some will chill your bones.... Read More

Abercrombie & Kent Villas of Majorca | El Sue?o, C’Awanui & Casa Bellavista

Oct 12, 2011  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm

The Balearic Islands are a serene setting on the Mediterranean — a picturesque vacation spot for the luxury traveler amidst salty sea breezes and shady olive groves. Abercrombie and Kent’s villas on the island of Majorca offer an experience like no other amidst rolling hills, seaside getaways, and sprawling grounds for their Majorca Villa selection.... Read More

A Virtual Visit to Four European Culture Capitals

Oct 7, 2011  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

No matter how many years have passed since we’ve cracked a textbook, the seasonal change of summer to autumn will always be imbued with back-to-school significance. Reading, writing, history, foreign language... inconceivable, isn’t it, that we once got a daily dose of each? In honor of school days, we’ve created a virtual field trip to four European cities that offer four distinctive perspectives on the humanities.... Read More

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