Azotea in the Círculo de Bellas Artes is where you want to be to watch the sunset. In the heart of Madrid, Azotea has a 360 degree views, relaxed and sophisticated ambiance and great chill music. It doesn’t get better than watching the changing hues of peach, pink and orange splash over beautiful Madrid while […]
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Make your way down the narrow streets of Barcelona and take in the beautiful sounds and smells from the various Southeast Asian, African, South American, Pakistani and Spanish stores, restaurants and homes that make up El Raval neighborhood. Cera 23 is a cozy spot in the middle of El Raval serving Galician and Mediterranean home […]
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Beautiful light flows through the elegant stained glass dome at La Rotonda restaurant in the Westin Palace hotel in Madrid Spain. Known for their Sunday Opera Brunch it’s also a great spot to stop by for tea, enjoy the decor and people watching. The mannequin with the vintage suitcases was part of the 100 Years […]
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Atocha is the main train station in Madrid and hub for commuter and countrywide travel. The high-speed train to Barcelona is an easy way to travel and glimpse the countryside while utilizing the train Wi-Fi if you desire. Entering the Jardín Tropical Estación de Atocha, lush tropical gardens, complete with a pond filled with fish […]
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Pintxos, also known as pinchos or tapas, are typical Spanish bar snacks. These beauties are from Pintxoteca Orkestra at the Platea Madrid food hall – largest gastronomic center in Europe. It includes a theater, bar, restaurants and a club.
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The unassuming entrance gives no hint to the gorgeous history meets modern design behind the giant carved wood doors in the Cotton House, a luxury 83 room boutique hotel in the heart of Barcelona. Built in 1879 for a Spanish family before being sold to the Cotton Textile Foundation, the first two floors retain their […]
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The only hotel I took the stairs instead of the elevator every day. It was a joy winding my way around and looking up at the beautiful yellow globes of light that changed with the sun. The staircase in the Cotton House Hotel is protected by the city of Barcelona as a historical architectural feat. […]
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View from the Nativity Tower in Gaudí’s la Sagrada Família cathedral in Barcelona, Spain. You take an elevator up but have to walk down a narrow staircase.
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One of the many beautiful spaces for guests in the Cotton House hotel. The library serves traditional English afternoon tea as well.
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It’s a dreary day in Chicago so I wanted to bring some sunshine in with this picture taken mid-hike from Deià to Port de Soller in Mallorca, Spain. It’s a lovely 2.5 to 3 hour hike along paths dating back several centuries that wind through Mallorca’s back yards filled with olives trees. You might run […]
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