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Spectacular Spain with Alex Polizzi

  • Season 1
  • 6 episodes
  • Documentary
  • History
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Episode 1: Amazing Spain with Alex Polizzi

Summary

The hotelier shares her passion for Spain's culture and people, and makes some new discoveries along the way. She begins in the north east, a region often overlooked by Brits, where she enjoys a luxurious cabernet grape body scrub, and is shown around an astonishing cellar full of ancient wines. Alex experiences the craziness of the San Fermin fiesta, including the legendary running of the bulls through the streets of Pamplona, before heading to Barcelona - Spain's second largest city - famous for its vibrant, cosmopolitan character, and abundance of art and architecture.
Recommended

Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The working title for this series was Secret Spain but thankfully, Channel 5 has seen sense. After all, Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia hardy constitutes a secret, even though Alex Polizzi conquers her fear of heights to go right to the top, which is something most ordinary folk can’t do.

However, her visit to a different sort of cathedral – a cathedral of wine in the Rioja region – is revelatory. Towering above it is a startlingly dramatic, modernist hotel designed by Guggenheim architect Frank Gehry.

Polizzi, who can be pretty fierce on her Hotel Inspector series, is downright skittish, giggling and batting her eyelashes at the camera. Although that might just be the result of her getting tipsy after an impressive bar crawl in Logroño tasting pintxos (like tapas but smaller) washed down with (lots of) local wine. Watching the Catalan tradition of castellers (human towers) sobers her up though.

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Credits

Cast

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PresenterAlex Polizzi

Crew

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Executive producerDan Adamson
ProducerArianna Perretta
Series directorChris Williams
Series producerChris Williams

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  • Episode 1

    Amazing Spain with Alex Polizzi

    - , Channel 5

    Summary

    The hotelier shares her passion for Spain's culture and people, and makes some new discoveries along the way. She begins in the north east, a region often overlooked by Brits, where she enjoys a luxurious cabernet grape body scrub, and is shown around an astonishing cellar full of ancient wines. Alex experiences the craziness of the San Fermin fiesta, including the legendary running of the bulls through the streets of Pamplona, before heading to Barcelona - Spain's second largest city - famous for its vibrant, cosmopolitan character, and abundance of art and architecture.
    Recommended

    Review

    Rating: 4 out of 5.

    The working title for this series was Secret Spain but thankfully, Channel 5 has seen sense. After all, Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia hardy constitutes a secret, even though Alex Polizzi conquers her fear of heights to go right to the top, which is something most ordinary folk can’t do.

    However, her visit to a different sort of cathedral – a cathedral of wine in the Rioja region – is revelatory. Towering above it is a startlingly dramatic, modernist hotel designed by Guggenheim architect Frank Gehry.

    Polizzi, who can be pretty fierce on her Hotel Inspector series, is downright skittish, giggling and batting her eyelashes at the camera. Although that might just be the result of her getting tipsy after an impressive bar crawl in Logroño tasting pintxos (like tapas but smaller) washed down with (lots of) local wine. Watching the Catalan tradition of castellers (human towers) sobers her up though.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour | HD | SUB | AD

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PresenterAlex Polizzi

    Crew

    rolename
    Executive producerDan Adamson
    ProducerArianna Perretta
    Series directorChris Williams
    Series producerChris Williams
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