On Protestantism’s 500th Anniversary, Hitting Germany’s Martin Luther Trail

January 19, 2017 - Sin comentarios

photo | kelifamily Of the key developments that have altered Western (and world) civilisation, it could be argued that the Protestant Reformation of 16th-century Europe ranks right up there.  It revolutionised large swaths of the continent’s o...Leer más

Exhibition Marks 80th Anniversary of Picasso’s Searing ‘Guernica’

January 10, 2017 - Sin comentarios

photo | mookiefl Along with its share of tumult and uncertainty, there's no doubt that 2017 will also be bringing us the positive, interesting, and uplifting. One such event is in the works at Madrid's Reina Sofía Museum, devoted to 20th-century...Leer más

Artist/Architect César Manrique, a Canary Islands Icon

January 2, 2017 - 1 comentario

In Spain these days, it would be hard to imagine Barcelona without Antoni Gaudí and Valencia without Santiago Calatrava. And similarly, the Canary Islands have been marked by the legacy of one of its most beloved native sons, the architect, artist...Leer más

Delights of Gran Canaria’s Capital, Las Palmas

December 26, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photo | Tomasz Czajkowski There's an excellent reason why Gran Canaria has become such a popular holiday destination - yes, its delightful year-round warmth, but also the fact that it really does offer the proverbial something for everyone - the ...Leer más

Lisbon for the Holidays

December 23, 2016 - Sin comentarios

One of the things I most love about Portugal's capital this time of year is its festive lighting - those enormous Christmas decorations enlivening the streets - along of course with its spectacular public Christmas trees. I recall wandering the histo...Leer más

Tribute to the Culinary Roca Brothers in Barcelona

December 20, 2016 - Sin comentarios

Thanks in large measure to their storied Girona restaurant Celler de Can Roca, considered the best in the world for two years running, the brothers Roca - Jordi, Joan, and Josep - are celebrities in Spain and throughout the foodie universe. And now...Leer más

The Cool Sea Castles of Spain

December 19, 2016 - Sin comentarios

The history of Spain over these many century is replete with naval battles, invasions, and terrible struggles for control of territory. So it's no surprise that its coasts are littered with many defensive fortifications that have become precious pa...Leer más

The World’s Best Olive Oils

December 16, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photo | iloveaceite aceite de oliva Olive oil, it seems, has gone from a longtime staple in Mediterranean cooking to also a trendy foodie favourite around the world thanks to its unique flavour, healthy fatty acids, and other qualities - and ...Leer más

‘Bulgari & Rome’ at Madrid’s Thyssen Museum

December 13, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photo | juan carlos peaguda The Spanish capital's distinguished 24-year-old Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum is known for its eclectic 1,600-work art collection and innovative temporary exhibitions. And given that fields such as fashion and design do...Leer más

Tasty Treats in 2 Barcelona Neighbourhoods

December 9, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photo | Casa Paloma Among all the many creative delights offered by Catalonia's capital, one of the ones that I (along with oh, so many others) love the most is its gastronomy -  defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as "the practice or a...Leer más

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