Frank Gehry’s first & only, Hotel Marqués de Riscal

Times Staff Writer

THE HOTELHotel Marqués de Riscal, 1 Calle Torrea, Elciego; 011-34-945-180-880,, has 43 rooms and suites. Those in the main building have picture windows revealing the Gehry-esque superstructure; those in the annex have views of the main building or vineyards. The hotel has a restaurant, wine bar and a spa with an indoor swimming pool. It is in the Marqués de Riscal winery complex, where tours are available. Doubles from about $390.

La Posada Mayor de Migueloa, 20 Mayor de Migueloa, Laguardia; 011-34-945-62-11-75,, is another nearby lodging option. It’s an old-fashioned inn with an excellent restaurant on a narrow street in historic Laguardia. Doubles, $120.


Spain Tourism, (323) 658-7195,

Bilbao Tourism, 11 Plaza Ensanche, Bilbao; 011-34-944-79-57-60,


Laguardia Tourist Office, Palacio Samaniego, Plaza de San Juan; 011-34-945-60-08-45,