Category: Spain

5 favourite music festivals on Mallorca

5 favourite music festivals on Mallorca

Culture may not be something you immediately associate with Mallorca, but the Spanish island has a thriving cultural scene – including art, ballet, opera, and music of every genre. There are several annual music festivals, each comprising a series of concerts over a certain period. These range from the intimate weekly open-air jazz concerts of […]

Photograph of the week: León Cathedral, Spain

Photograph of the week: León Cathedral, Spain

Of all the remarkable cathedrals in Spain, one of the best is in León. One of the problems with late medieval church architecture was how to support the weight of the ceiling. Early on, the solution was very thick walls with very small windows. But late in the Gothic period came the wonderful development of […]

Suite of the week: Imperial Suite, Marbella Club Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa, Marbella, Spain

Suite of the week: Imperial Suite, Marbella Club Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa, Marbella, Spain

Suite name: Imperial Suite, Marbella Club Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa Location: Marbella, Spain Size of accommodation: 125 sq m Cost per night: 2,200€ – 3,500€ depending on season, depending on the season Who’s stayed there: This suite is the top choice for the hotel’s most discerning guests, honeymoon couples and, of course celebrities, but they value guests’ privacy highly and […]

Top 5 destinations for villas with a view

Top 5 destinations for villas with a view

Though there’s no guarantee of the perfect holiday, choosing somewhere to stay with a stunning outlook is a good way to start. Fortunately you’ll no longer have to spend hours trawling the Internet for just the right place, since the launch of Beach Tomato’s new offering of online bookable villas & holiday home rentals, all […]

New boutique hotel concept heading for Madrid

New boutique hotel concept heading for Madrid

Palladium Hotel Group is opening its latest Madrid property – Only YOU Hotel & Lounge Madrid – a boutique property located in Madrid’s Chueca district, forming part of Spanish urban brand Ayre Hoteles. This latest addition follows the group’s success with The Ushuaïa Tower which opened in Ibiza in May this year. Created as a lifestyle […]

The top 4 Andalucian Summer festivals

The top 4 Andalucian Summer festivals

Nowhere in Europe do they put on a party quite like the Spanish, and the Andalucian festivals are perhaps the most colourful of all. Every village, town and city holds at least two unique festivals each year, providing a veritable non-stop fiesta season from spring all through summer and autumn. While there are numerous dedicated […]

Got a taste for the sun? 6 ideas to tempt you away

Got a taste for the sun? 6 ideas to tempt you away

The British weather can be so unpredictable, just as we thought summer would never arrive, this month’s glorious sunshine has got us all in the holiday mood.  However, as we know only too well, this can be quickly dampened by howling winds and sharp showers leaving many of us wishing we had booked that luxury […]

Your own private island, just a short hop from Ibiza

Your own private island, just a short hop from Ibiza

Just a short boat or helicopter ride from Ibiza, Tagomago Island is described as “one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean”. On the island, you’ll find a single dwelling that can accommodate up to 10 people, a lighthouse, bird reserve, beach and various “toys”, including two jetskis, two rib boats, a Magusta 108 […]

Top 10 luxury city breaks in Europe

Top 10 luxury city breaks in Europe

Considering a European city getaway?  Here we give you a round up on 10 of the best places to while away a weekend – or longer – in a number of Europe’s top cities. Whether it’s last year’s Olympic host city of London, the traditional romance of Paris or the vibrancy of Barcelona, you’re sure […]

3 very special Michelin-starred, gourmet, cultural tours in Spain

3 very special Michelin-starred, gourmet, cultural tours in Spain

Take a little time to discover some of Spain’s Michelin starred restaurants, whilst truly absorbing the Spanish culture. Get involved in incredible Michelin starred culinary classes, meet the bulls up close and personal, and enjoy wine tasting rarities. Here are a few different ideas to get you started. Authentic Michelin star tours in Andalucia Take […]

Top 10 luxury country breaks in Europe

Top 10 luxury country breaks in Europe

If you’re looking to escape the city this Summer, in favour of somewhere more rural, then how about a country getaway in Europe?  Here we’ve rounded up 10 of the best plays to stay across the continent where you can truly get away from it all and forget the pressures and stresses of urban life. […]

The winners of the 2013 Seven Star Global Luxury Awards

The winners of the 2013 Seven Star Global Luxury Awards

A Luxury Travel Blog was this year proud to be a sponsor of the inaugural Seven Star Global Luxury Awards held at the Villa Padierna Palace Hotel in Marbella, Spain. The event was a great success with an excellent turn-out that included both royalty and tourism ministers, not to mention a little flamenco, Spanish music […]

Top 10 Best Luxury Hotels in Barcelona, Spain

Top 10 Best Luxury Hotels in Barcelona, Spain

Spectacular architecture, world-class cuisine and dazzling beaches make Barcelona one of Spain’s most vibrant and exciting cities. From Gaudí’s striking Sagrada Família to the winding streets of the Gothic Quarter and the exclusive boutiques of Paseo de Gracia, Barcelona is a city bursting with places to explore. Hotel W Barcelona A striking addition to Barcelona’s […]

Win an unforgettable holiday in the best climate in the world

Win an unforgettable holiday in the best climate in the world

Summer is upon us and, throughout the month of July, Canary Islands Tourism has a treat in store for you! They are creating awareness about the many amazing sights, views and things to do in the Canaries, not to mention its superb year-round climate, and they are giving away holidays in the process! The islands […]

Top 5 Autumn harvests

Top 5 Autumn harvests

The softening of the sun and changing of the leaves marks the beginning of the perfect season to get away and experience local traditions. With many cities throughout Europe taking the time to celebrate their harvest, travelers are given a unique opportunity to interact with locals from the entire region. Our list of the top […]

The top 3½ wineries of La Axarquia, Andalucia

The top 3½ wineries of La Axarquia, Andalucia

Though you may not have even heard of the little region of La Axarquia in the eastern most corner of Malaga Province, this mountainous coastal territory was the renowned global centre of sweet wine production only 150 years ago and production began at least 3000 years ago with the Phoenicians. Since the “phylloxera” aphid scourge […]