de Mallorca, Spain
an artist's haven since Chopin and George Sand discovered its
charms, Mallorca has more than golden beaches. Palma's Gothic
cathedral is a medieval masterpiece, and the surrounding
neighborhood is replete with ancient churches.
capital shines like a polished jewel from the '92 Olympics. A
cornucopia of architectural highlights line broad, tree-lined
boulevards. Enticing seafood restaurants embellish a well-groomed
port. Miro, Tapies, Dali and other Catalan masters fill its
museums with world-class art. Half a millenia separate Barcelona's
two great cathedrals, the massive Gothic structure in the Bari
Gotic and Gaudi's stunning and still unfinished Sagrada Familia.
Or drive down the Paseig de Gracia with its fantasy architecture,
shops and colorful street scenes.
(Jerez, Seville), Spain
sun-swept port is ideal for exploring southern Spain. To the north
lies Jerez and sherry country. A bit further is the lace-like
Moorish architecture of Seville.