In Spain but not of Spain, Catalonia is an autonomous nationality in the community with a strong heritage Celtic, Mediterranean, and French influences.
The capital of the region is world famous Barcelona with many experiences to be had for the traveller tourist, and local. Saving money sightseeing will allow you to travel without blowing your budget.
Take the time to check out the places the locals love and avoid the vacationer markup or explore attraction websites for coupon discounts. Some of these places are naturally cheaper than popular tourist traps. Read More…
Barcelona is a beautiful and cosmopolitan Spanish city, much of which was designed by the architect Antoni Gaudi.
His influence is all over the city and you’ll notice it everywhere you go. Most people tend to visit his major works, including La Sagrada Familia and Park Guell, but there is much more to Barcelona than this. Here are five lesser-known places that are well worth a visit.
The Balearics are a wonderful collection of islands, nestled in the Mediterranean, and known for their sunny climate and crystal clear waters.
Ibiza, Minorca, Majorca and Formentera are four of the biggest islands in the Balearics and are popular with tourists all year round.
Unsurprisingly perhaps, traditional beach holidays rank very highly amongst tourists visiting the region but if you fancy a more active holiday, or simply want to see more of the breath-taking countryside that can be found on the islands you might want to consider a walking tour.
You don’t need to be a hardened hiker to enjoy this type of holiday; there’s plenty available for all types of ability and experience.
We run down some of the best walking tours in the Balearics to whet your appetite for what you could find. Read More…
Have you ever been to Spain on a boating vacation? Most people love going to Spain on a complete family package because the destination offers activities for everyone but a sailing or yachting holiday gives you a chance to see the Spanish isles in a whole new light.
There are plenty of islands worth visiting with the Canary Islands and Balearic Islands being the most popular. When you sail along the lovely picturesque views of the island, you’ll relish the sense of peace and calmness that settles over you.
It is the perfect break to take to wash away those work blues and really allows you to let go of it all. Read More…
The sub tropical Island of Fuerteventura is arguably the most beautiful and stunning of the Canary Island chain. Fantastic beaches, picturesque and diverse landscapes and golden sandy beaches have made Fuerteventura a popular holiday hotspot.
Sun lovers from all over the globe flock to Fuerteventura to lap up the long sunny days that are synonymous with the islands fantastic all year round climate.
The Island has a coastline that stretches for more than 120 miles ( 193 kms ) and boasts of more than 100 pristine beaches which are perfect for a myriad of water sports activities such as windsurfing, kite surfing, sports fishing and water skiing. Read More…
If you’re planning a trip to the Costa del Sol this year, you’re in luck: there are lots of great free things to do and see in Malaga and its surrounding area. In fact, as long as you’re not afraid to head outside Malaga you’ll be rewarded with a whole host of fun things to do. Here’s our pick of the attractions:
This 14th century Moorish market is located in central Malaga in an old ship builders’ yard, and will give you an authentic taste of Malaga’s character. Meet the market traders and eye up their fresh local fare in a sensory feast. In particular, you can pick up some surprisingly affordable food here, but there are often some craft stalls around if you want to pick up a bargain souvenir. Or, of course, you can simply head along for a browse – looking costs nothing! Read More…
Imagine a city where Romans, Islamic Moors, Catholics and artists have stamped their own styles and created a kaleidoscope of culture and architecture, in the lush valley of the River Ebro.
Welcome to Zaragoza, home of the kings of Aragon and tucked away in north eastern Spain, near to the natural boundary of the Pyrenees.
The rich architectural heritage of the area is present in all corners of the city:
the Caesaraugusta route takes in 4 museums with one joint ticket and transports visitors back to the 1st century BC.
The river port, forum, baths and theatre each have their own museum and portray the days of Zaragoza as a Roman town, encircled by city walls built by the emperor’s army. Read More…
Spain is blessed with more than 5000 km of coastline, a great part of which is occupied by wonderful beaches of fine sand revealing breathtaking views.
It is no surprise that tourists love Spain and come in thousands for their holidays every summer. The options for laying on the beach, soaking up the glorious rays of sun the sun and swimming in clear blue water are many, but there are a few beaches that are really special and should be pointed out.
The first one to start with is the beach Es Trenc in Mallorca. This beach is part of the wetland reserve Es Trenc Solobrar and is thus unspoiled and great for sunbathing. It is also favoured by windsurfers because of the breeze that it id found here. There are also dunes behind the beach and a café bar onsite where you can hire umbrellas. Read More…
Chocolate in Spain seems to be somewhat of an obsession. The Spanish have created their own version of fabulous chocolate, and it can be found in chocolaterias all over Spain. Some of the best chocolate in the world can be found right in Madrid. Chocolate lovers from all over the world come to Madrid to enjoy the rich, dark, creamy delight that the Spanish call chocolate.
Americans will find that the chocolate that we are used to is quite different from the chocolate found in Spain. Do not let that deter you, just because it is different does not make it any less delicious. Spanish chocolate is extremely thick, and some even eat it with a spoon. Madrid is filled with fascinating and delicious chocolate shops. Take the time out of your trip to stop and taste the heavenly delights that are available here. Read More…
In the north of Morocco lies two chunks of Spanish soil well known in North Africa but less known by mainland Spaniards or the rest of the world.
Almost like islands, the areas of Melilla and Ceuta sit jutting off into the Mediterranean from North Africa’s coastline awaiting visitors for their historical, hidden, and some might suggest, tax-free gems. Getting to either Melilla or Ceuta from Spain takes two to three hours by ferry. The most common port of departure is from Algeciras in Spain and both fast and standard ferries operate from here. Read More…