Spain’s Cantabria a Verdant Wonder

March 20, 2017 - Sin comentarios

One of Spain's best kept secrets is a land of green rolling hills and rugged sea coast, wedged up north between the Basque Country and Asturias. Cantabria is an autonomous community with a huge, bustling capital, Santander, but in its hinterland...Leer más

Empúries & the Ancient Greeks in Spain

March 13, 2017 - Sin comentarios

photo | Josep Curto That the history of Spain includes centuries as a colony of ancient Rome as well as rule by Muslim dynasties from North Africa is known to many. What’s less familiar are the others who came before them, including Celts, Iberi...Leer más

‘Queen of Nuts’: Spain’s Marcona Almonds

February 27, 2017 - Sin comentarios

photo | MSPhotographic Spain has an impressive number of foodie favourites associated with it - cured Serrano and Ibérico hams, olive oil, saffron, and so on. One that's less well known but prized by nut connoisseurs (as opposed to nutty connoiss...Leer más

The Way of St. James in Asturias, Spain

February 25, 2017 - Sin comentarios

photos | © Turismo de Asturias The Way of St. James, the mediaeval pilgrimage route from Paris down to Galicia's capital Santiago de Compostela, is famous for not just its spirituality but its history, culture, and pristine nature, making it one...Leer más

12 Top Spots for Traditional Eats & Drinks in Seville

February 21, 2017 - Sin comentarios

photo | Sandra Vallaure The historic centre of Spain's third largest city has so many authentic bars which specialise in tasty tapas and frosty beer that one blog post isn't enough to do them justice. So it falls to me to make the selection, base...Leer más

Tasty Treats of Málaga’s Culinary ‘Golden Mile’

February 15, 2017 - Sin comentarios

photo | Quintanilla Known as the Spanish city with the highest quality of life, the largest metropolis on Andalusia's Costa del Sol mixes tradition and modernity, and is a sunsplashed postcard full of corners tasty to all the senses, from history...Leer más

Extra-Romantic Valentine’s Day Spots in 16 Iberia Destinations

February 14, 2017 - Sin comentarios

photo | goodluz  Happy Valentine’s Day! Every destination, of course, can boast magical spots conducive to nurturing romance with your significant other on this special day – or any other, for that matter. And today’s occasion has inspired ...Leer más

Spain’s Year of Murillo Celebrates a Baroque Icon

February 8, 2017 - Sin comentarios

photo | National Gallery Over lo, these many centuries, Spain has been blessed by the gods of high culture with an unusually high number of Spanish painters and sculptors who have achieved international reknown - and even changed art history. A...Leer más

Who Were the Iberians of Spain’s Distant Past?

February 2, 2017 - Sin comentarios

photo |  Juan Aunion Spain takes its name from Hispania, a colony ruled by the ancient Romans from the 3rd century BC to circa 400 AD. But that name itself comes from the Hispani, a term the Romans used (along with Hiberi), to refer to the triba...Leer más

Architecture Nation: 3 of Spain’s Most Celebrated ‘Starchitects’

January 27, 2017 - Sin comentarios

photo | fotomicar Especially beginning in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, quite a few Spanish architects have built quite the names for themselves – perhaps most prominently the Modernist likes of Antoni Gaudí. And especially since the ...Leer más

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