BASQUE CUISINE

BASQUE CUISINE

Modern Basque cuisine is based on longstanding gastronomic traditions mixed with new innovations and is showcased in a wealth of internationally famous restaurants. ( “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants” list, sponsored by S. Pellegrino & Aequa Panna, says five of...
EL ESCORIAL

EL ESCORIAL

Spain was the largest empire in the world when the extremely pious Spanish King Felipe II had the immense El Escorial built as a monument to his father, the Holy Roman Emperor Carlos V and to commemorate the Spanish victory over French forces at Saint Quentin in 1557....

PACKING LIGHT

Tips on keeping the clutter down and enjoy the trip more: While we will help with your luggage I advise all our guests to pack as smartly and lightly as possible. I suggest limiting yourself to one carry on travel bag, the rolling kind that can fit in the overhead bin...
SPAIN’S SILVER WAY

SPAIN’S SILVER WAY

The Silver Way, or the “Via de la Plata” was an ancient commercial route in western Spain that ran from north to south connecting Merida to Astorga. The origin of the term “plata” in the name is derived from the Arabic for “cobbled paving,” describing the...