Travel About Madrid hotels

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A recent small luxury hotels of the world stable, adding the main arrived on the scene last year and quickly established himself as one of the must-stays in Madrid. Housed in a building from the 17th century Spanish Renaissance in the corner of the vibrant capital of Gran Via, it is a private club atmosphere at this intimate 76-room hotel. One of its main features is its rooftop bar has a view of the capital and the sixth floor restaurant Atticus including the talent of a Michelin starred chef Ramón Freixa.
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avid shoppers would do well to check totem Madrid, which opened in June in the Salamanca district, where the streets are lined with luxury boutiques, shops, restaurants and bars. With a pedigree that includes the city of Bear Hotel, Cap Rocat Mallorca and Menorca Torralbenc, hopefully low profile, sophisticated glamor of its 64 rooms and suites.

 

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The famous Spanish master Velázquez was the decorative theme for the ultimate in luxury hotels in Madrid, which opened this month distinguished. Appropriately, the palace was the former residence of the Dukes of Granada de Ega and Villahermosa, who were clients of the artist for a long time. Images of famous works of Velázquez, as the “Infanta Margarita” are innovative applied to the walls of the hotel and its 180 rooms, set off by gold, white and gray. The seventh floor rooftop pool has fabulous views of the city.
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Not all shelters are the same as inside the hat clearly illustrates. Budget travelers will not have to compromise style, this property of 220 beds measuring 42 rooms in a historic mansion in the heart of Madrid. A food bar at the reception, paella cooking classes Sunday morning and a rooftop bar are just some of the individual advantages hostel-cum-hotel hybrid out. All hot water is also generated from olive stones using biomass technology.

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The white walls reception area spirit ornate-mala for 45 rooms, all smart clothes, geometric carpets, dark blue tones and touches of good taste, only are you a fabulous reinterpretation of a 19th century palace by the creator of trends based barcelona , Lázoro Rosa Violán. The cozy bar El Padrino is where taste the local wine and cured meats like ham jabugo irresistible, while the Chueca neighborhood is a hotbed right at the door.

Travel information about Montpellier

Between 8 July and 26 August 6-11.30pm every Friday, more than 160 local wine producers of Languedoc Roussillon region vineyards set up stalls along the L’Esplanade Charles de Gaulle (1) Les Estivales Montpellier (Montpellier. fr) to show their wines. Two wine tastings costs 5 €.

What began as a classical music festival now extends to many different genres, with more than 200 performances throughout the city during the Festival de Radio France et Montpellier Languedoc Roussillon (festivalradiofrancemontpellier.com), July 11 to 26.

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Estivales oysters shop in Montpellier
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The airport Montpellier (2) (montpellier.aeroport.fr) is only 8 km southeast of the city center; easyJet (0843 104 5000; easyJet.com) flies from Luton and Gatwick and Ryanair (0871 246 0000; ryanair.com) from Leeds Bradford. Aer Lingus (03333 006 6920; aerlingus.com) also launched a new route from Dublin to Montpellier this summer.

The 120 airport bus outside the airport terminal every hour every hour and takes about 15 minutes to the square in Europe (3). Single fares cost € 1.60. A taxi to the center costs about € 25 in one direction.

return train travel from London St Pancras to Montpellier costs around £ 130 return and is a seven to eight hours with a change in Lyon, Lille or Paris (08432 186186; eurostar.com). Station St-Roch de Montpellier (4) is near the old town.

 

 

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Set about 10 km from the Mediterranean, the capital of Languedoc-Roussillon is a city of two very old and very new. The shape of the shield medieval old town is a warren of streets mature, cut stones dating from the 10th century His spiritual heart is the place of the (5) Comedy, one of the largest pedestrian squares in Europe. The southeast, bordered by the River Lez, are the most contemporary neighborhoods of Montpellier; neo-classical inspired Antigone designed in 1978 by Catalan architect Ricardo Bofill and Port Marianne, dotted with stunning architecture, such as the Hôtel de (6) Ville, designed by Jean Nouvel and François Fontès and gym Philippe Starck, bar and cafe, The cloud (7) (lenuage.fr).

Montpellier main tourist office (8) is at 30 Place de la Comedie (00 33 4 67 60 19 27; montpellier-france.com). Open Monday to Saturday from 18:00 to 9.30am- Sunday 10:00 to 5:00.

 

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You should visit Winston Salem

In the past, the fifth largest city in North Carolina, but remained in the Tar Heel state in the shadow of larger and attractions. Today is a busy entertainment center and cultural opportunities. hyphenated name, the double legacy income: Salem, founded in 1766, was a settlement of Moravia; Later, a more secular industrial center, Winston, was near. Yadkin Valley natural two cities merged in 1913 and was born of the “twin city”. Winston Salem, North Carolina is about to become a new city hot destination, but do not expect to visit. Before getting the word out there.

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Finally Kimpton hotel luxury hotel Winston-Salem successfully submitted names and renovated historic building R. J. Reynolds is (the prototype of the Empire State Building). Hotels in the lobby lounge style dessert serving tea and cheese straws on a daily basis, including an evening wine hour, and offers some money and entertainment facilities. yoga mats are available in all rooms, and guests can explore the city, so the hotel offers free bicycle rental. right in the middle of all the action so that the cardinal is a short walk from the intense cultural life and food in the city.

 

 

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When it comes to North Carolina “wine country” you can not think, but Yadkin Valley producers are doing everything possible to change that. You Raffild Vineyards tasting room was amazing villas and will be remembered Italy under the view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. and in August, “after a meal in Tuscany” without lunch and lots of concerts or popular at night “Four Seasons wine tasting” have-nots. If you have a beautiful walk (tied) for rural Lamar Divine Llama Vineyards, more hands-on experience, head to the tasting room and then relax afterwards.

Moravia tradition of 250 years
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Old Salem is one of those places to visit as a child, but not really appreciate until you are old. Imagine living in a museum: actors dressed in period costumes to tell the story of the Moravian missionaries who settled in the region during the 1700s were progressive for their time and very self-sufficient Moravians. Old Salem historic buildings restored precise, learn about the growth trajectory of traditional crafts of the city and carpentry practical Moravian potters, farmers can see and musicians. Whatever you do, bread Winkler Morava sugar cake is not lost. Check the calendar of events and entertainment (free) around one of the 250 years of the program of visits.

stunning art
Reynolda House

Also in 2017, a year in March celebrates Reynolda House Museum of American Art. Richard Reynolds Tobacco King and his beloved wife Katharina is now a private residence of one of the most comprehensive collections of American art in the home of the United States. Home visitors walk through the gardens and look at the Reynolds family provides luxury self-sufficient lifestyle of life on earth. formal and informal gardens are free to visit, but an impressive art collection is the jewel in the crown. it was residents live in the house to celebrate the birthday of another museum, Reynolda House, next Georgia O’Keefe, Fredric Church and will be exhibiting a collection of other famous artists year.

Outdoor adventures
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Yadkin Valley land, air and water offers many recreational opportunities. Pilot Mountain State Park and Hanging Rock State Park and is a short drive away and offers hiking, camping, climbing and mountain biking are. aerial adventures had colored hot air balloon Yadkin Valley Balloon Adventures, or May Sanders Ridge Winery jungle zip line. Take a kayak or canoe Yadkin Valley River Adventures. O offers fitness sessions including stand-up paddleboarding yoga Triad Eco Adventures, strolling on a Segway city tour and “glow” SUPER-second is a night trip to the installed light.

 

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Southern Hospitality
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The Winston-Salem foodies lively restaurant scene one of the best in the state, will be satisfied. For lunch, fresh Mozelle Southern Bistro (main average: $ 11) you will not disappoint: Barbecue pork, shiitake mushrooms, napa cabbage and stuffed cabbage spring rolls, the South successfully tested with a creative menu that combines. Southern flavors and Asia: for dinner, Tate Craft night will start adjacent ice cubes cocktail Honey Pot even walk here, after works of art ($ 26 parents) d. Other highlights (comfort food South / Moravia) are old tavern Salem; Carving Board (gourmet sandwiches, soups, salads); Maria Gourmet Diner (best breakfast in town); Ryan and restaurant (a juicy waste, chops and serves fresh seafood).

If you are in the second week of August in the city, the sweet doctor Summer Festival Brownstone luvluv, but also the most fashionable restaurants both at home spring and the owner of a chef local celebrity, Timothy organized by Grandinetti failure the festival network of five-day Quanto Basta: Italian eatery and wine bar.

Before going home, she suffered Twin City Colmena Cafeteria. coffee is roasted in North Carolina and all these extraordinary places. The spill on the order and handmade chocolates, tea and browse the selection carefully curated locally made handicrafts. The owners, Terry and Joey serving other local, friendly, enthusiastic and passionate companies. You can be sure that leave you with great memories of the trip.