Win a holiday to Spain

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To celebrate the V&A's exhibition Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion, one lucky subscriber will win a holiday for two to Spain.

The winner and their guest will fly from London to Bilbao before travelling to Getaria, the home of Balenciaga. Here the winner will visit the Balenciaga Museum. The museum hosts a range of exhibitions on Balenciaga's work, highlighting his important role in the history of fashion and design, and his legacy on today's world of fashion.

On the second day of the holiday you can enjoy a walk through Txakoli vineyards to Zumaia. It is said that this is where the meteor that destroyed the dinosaurs hit the Earth.

You can then enjoy a climb to Ogoño, which is renowned for the staggering views over the Basque countryside. You can take in the beautiful Urdaibai Biosphere, an amazing 23,000 hectare reserve declared by UNESCO because of the diversity of landscapes as well ecology, pre-historic and Roman sites.

The prize also includes a guided visit of Musée de la Paix Guernica. The Museum tells the story of the bombardment in the Spanish Civil War of Gernika-Lumo. It is now the number one attraction in not only the Basque country but the whole of Spain.

To end your trip, you'll travel back to Bilbao for a visit to the Guggenheim Museum, which remains unsurpassed as an icon of Frank Gehry design.

This prize celebrates the V&A’s exhibition, Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion, which explores the work of Cristóbal Balenciaga, master of haute couture, and his continuing influence on modern fashion. It looks at his unique approach to making and showcases pieces by his protégés and contemporary designers working in the same innovative way today.

The holiday is provided by Purely Pyrenees, an independent French tour operator which provides exceptional walking and cycling holidays in the Pyrenees to suit all levels of ability.

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Images: Model wearing Balenciaga orange coat as I. Magnin buyers inspect a dinner outfit in the background, Paris, France, 1954 -® Mark Shaw,
Dovima with Sacha, cloche and suit by Balenciaga, Caf+® des Deux Magots, Paris, 1955. Photograph by Richard Avedon -® The Richard Avedon Foundation

1.         Open to United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland residents aged 18 or over only, except employees of the Promoter, News Corp UK & Ireland Limited, and their associated, affiliated or subsidiary companies, their families, agents or any other person(s) connected with the competition, including third party promotional partners

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3.       Competition closes at 23:59 on November 5, 2017 (the “Closing Date”). Entries received after the Closing Date will not be counted.

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9.      The Winner will receive the following prize:

  • Return flight tickets for 2 London- Bilbao
  • Overnight stay for the Winner plus a guest at the Chambre d’hôtes Katrapona, Hotel Zubieta, Hotel Castillo Arteaga and the Basque Boutique Hotel. Breakfast included as well as dinner at the Castillo Arteaga Hotel.
  • All transfers for The Winner plus a guest from the airport, between the hotels and back to the airport are included.
  • All elements of the prize must be redeemed during the period of travel 

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