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Spain unveils plans for largest artificial beach in Europe just 30 mins drive from...

PLANS have been unveiled for the largest artificial beach in Europe which will be located just a half an hour drive from the capital. Permission has been given to create a giant water park with 25,000 square metres of pools surrounded by 15,000 square metres...
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Madrid’s Retiro park just won UNESCO status but it hides a shameful secret for...

CAMPAIGNERS are calling for recognition of a shameful period in the history of Madrid’s Retiro park when people would come to stare wide-eyed at live exhibits in a ‘human zoo’. When news came through last month that Madrid’s Retiro Park had been awarded with the...
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Mandarin Oriental Ritz: Welcome to the lap of luxury in Spain’s capital Madrid

FROM the sitting room of my suite I can see the queue for the ticket office at the Prado and the entrance of the Thyssen Museum across the regal fountains of the Plaza de Neptuno. And if it weren’t for the densely tree-lined Paseo...
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IN PICS: Dine in the Madrid sky at the tallest restaurant in Spain

IT BRINGS new meaning to the term ‘haute cuisine’; A new restaurant has opened in a Madrid skyscraper to become the highest dining establishment in all of Spain. Elkar opened this week on the 33 rd floor of the Torre Emperador in the capital’s business...

REVIEW: Madrid’s born-again Gran Hotel Ingles is the lap of Belle Epoque luxury

Many original features have been saved, from time-faded photos of guests to vintage postcards and an ancient typewriter by the lifts
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Two tables: Review of Deessa, Quique Dacosta’s new Michelin starred restaurant at Madrid’s Ritz...

IT must be easily the most elegant restaurant in the capital. A true sense of grandeur awaits the lucky diners who get to try out Deessa, the hippest new Michelin-star restaurant of Quique Dacosta at the Ritz Hotel. Spain’s chef of the moment had to be...
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Travel Spain: How the pandemic saw Madrid transform into a luxury tourism destination

As travel reawakens in the post-lockdown world, Spain’s capital has repositioned itself to attract the big spenders
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INTERVIEW: Meet Quique Dacosta, the chef behind Deessa restaurant at Madrid’s Mandarin Oriental Ritz...

The culinary genius is bringing his exquisite dishes to Madrid from Valencia, and has just won a Michelin star for his restaurant at the Ritz.
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Calling all adventurers: ‘Zarajos’ and ‘entresijos’ – tried the weird Spanish food from Madrid?

Jon Clarke tests his tastebuds with a few of the culinary oddities of Madrid
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REVIEW: Madrid’s three star DiverXo exceeds expectations for the tastebuds and the wallet

With news that Dabiz Muñoz has just been named the world's best chef, check out the review by Olive Press editor Jon Clarke of DiverXo restaurant in Madrid.
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ROYAL TREATMENT: Madrid’s Westin Palace Hotel is used to hosting the rich and famous...

THE staff at Madrid’s Westin Palace Hotel are long used to dealing with guests with masks. In fact it was over 30 years ago that they welcomed mask-clad germ-phobe celebrity Michael Jackson to their esteemed five-star establishment. Arriving with his young family the American singer insisted...
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IN PICS: Cristiano Ronaldo’s new luxury hotel opens its doors in Spain’s Madrid

CRISTIANO Ronaldo's luxury brand CR7 opened its new flagship hotel on Madrid's Gran Via on Monday. The soft rollout of the third hotel bearing the CR7 brand took place to coincide with the possibility of the easing of COVID-19 restrictions to tourists to the capital....
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REVIEW: Style and substance after stunning overhaul of Madrid hotel Rosewood Villa Magna

Big team effort behind five-star relaunch in Madrid's upmarket Barrio Salamanca, writes Jon Clarke
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REVOLUTION!: The best places to eat in Spain’s Madrid

MADRID has gone through a food revolution since I lived there in the early 1990s when it was literally all about roast suckling pig, pinchos de tortilla and there was just one vegetarian restaurant, near the Retiro. Today, it has as buzzing a food scene...
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Feast for foodies on the Costa de la Luz

The Costa de la Luz has the most exciting mix of restaurants, writes Dining Secrets of Andalucia editor Jon Clarke

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