Luxury Biarritz Cool & Cultural experiences

Biarritz beach

France’s ritzy Atlantic city of Biarritz is famous for many things, among them its love affair with Napoleon III’s Spanish wife, Empress Eugenie. On a visit to Biarritz in the 1850’s she fell in love with the city and built a palace on the beach – now the swish Hôtel du Palais – and stayed here frequently. Among her regular guests were Queen Victoria and Edward VII. Royalty aside, Biarritz is famous for its beautiful rocky coastline, spa therapies, buzzing surf scene and of course its heady fusion of cultures. Its old quarter is simply stunning! A combination of French,

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Best 5 Restaurants in Madrid on 2020

Gatro experiences

With Michelin starts but not too much ;-) Coque: With its two Michelin stars, three Ms from the Guía Metrópoli and three Repsol Suns, Coque has now opened its doors in the heart of Madrid, where hopes, dreams and mutual respect are the order of the day. Mario, Rafael and Diego Sandoval, third-generation restaurateurs, have imagined their ideal space into being, each applying his own signature touch, led by designer Jean Porsche. Remarcable! A Barra :  High Spanish Cuisine Restaurant and Gastronomic Bar with tasting menu Extensive Winery and Culinary Excellence. In fact the Gastronomic bar is our favorite, surprising

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5 TV Shows to inspire you the next Madrid

If you are planning a trip to the Spanish capital, here are some television shows and SOAP OPERAS  you should watch before you visit us, to check out the city and get some insight into Spanish culture. ARDE MADRID The black and white shooting did not extingish his brilliant and flamish show, wich leed us inside a back stage of parties, sex and celebrities that runaway in gray dictator Franco period. Ava Gardner’s life in Madrid in the 1960s is told from the point of view of her maid and chauffeur, both spies in Franco‘s secret service, who report on her hedonistic lifestyle, filled with an

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From Visible to Invisible in Art

Long time ago, a close friend showed me a little picture at  the Prado Museum. “The Death Crist supported  by an Angel “ An angel whose emotion is difficult to express with words The table has been part of the collections of the  Prado Museum  since 1965 and is currently exhibited in the magnificent temporary exhibition “A place of memory 1819-2019” Antonello da Messina is probably the most important Renaissance painter in southern Italy, known for his early mastery of the Flemish technique in oil painting (Giorgio Vasari  at his book “ The lives of the most excellent painters…” thought

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Sorolla Museum by Alicia Fornery

There are few places in the world where you can enjoy works by artists of the first order uncrowded and quietly. The Sorolla Museum is one of those places. Walking through its elegant garden inspired by the Andalusian gardens of Granada, Cordoba and Seville, time stops for a moment just before starting to recede until the early twentieth century, when it was built as a main residence of the painter and his family at Madrid. Once inside, something happens. It’s lighter indoors than outside … it’s the bright and crispy light of Valencian beaches, of the white that contains every

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