In Elciego, in the Basque Country, the titanium and steel structures designed by the architect Frank Gehry form a landscape of bright waves that seem to float among the vineyards. This is the exuberant and irresistible combination of tradition and cutting-edge design that defines the City of Wine, a tourist complex owned by the Marques de Riscal wine producers. Gehry, who a few years ago was responsible for the transformation of Bilbao's Guggenheim Museum, said that his intention was "to design something exciting, festive, because wine is pleasure." The result was this wonderful complex for pleasure-seekers, dedicated to the senses. in addition to the exclusive hotel with its 43 suites decorated in wine-associated colours, there's a spa where you can enjoy all the latest wine-therapy techniques, restaurants, tasting rooms, museums, golf courses and, of course, wine, plenty of wine. A bacchanalian dream made real by one of the world's leading architects.
The Marques de Riscal Hotel is located in Elciego, alongside the prestigious winery, one of the oldest of the region. The nearest airport is Logroño, 25 kilometres away. Other main cities nearby include Bilbao (110 km.), Vitoria (46 km.) and San Sebastian (155 km.).
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