Volcanoes of Lanzarote on Foot & 4×4

October 10, 2017 - Sin comentarios

leoks The fourth largest/third smallest of the Canary Islands, Lanzarote is one of its drier, most volcanic-looking ones, wth golden-brown beaches populated by sand blown over from the relatively nearby Sahara desert (the African mainland being aro...Leer más

A Half Century of Sitges’ Fantasy Film Fest

October 5, 2017 - Sin comentarios

  Catalonia's iconic holiday city by the sea, just 45 minutes south of Barcelona, is known for its sun, sand, and quaint whitewashed architecture. But Sitges has also developed quite a festival scene, and the doyen of said scene reache...Leer más

In Spain’s Green Asturias, Once Gritty Gijón a Rejuvenated Dynamo

September 27, 2017 - Sin comentarios

juanjominor The largest city (pop. 280,000) of Asturias, one of the regions of Spain's green north, Gijón is also its major seaport, right astride the bracing Cantabrian Sea. And for much of the 20th century, the emphasis here was less on aesthet...Leer más

Discovering ‘Authentic’ Barcelona in its Sants Neighbourhood

September 19, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Dani Keral The working-class district of Sants in Barcelona's south is best known for its enormous train station - Spain's second largest - which connects the city to most other destinations throughout the country. So tens and hundreds of thousa...Leer más

Spanish History Lesson: Spain’s European Empire

September 14, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Rijksmuseum Most everyone is well aware that Spain had a far-flung overseas empire, which included not only most of Latin America but also the Philippines and even areas of northern and western Africa. (resulting in Africa’s only Spanish-speaking ...Leer más

Why Tejeda, on Gran Canaria, Is Officially 1 of Spain’s Prettiest Towns

September 13, 2017 - Sin comentarios

gumbao Looking at a map of Gran Canaria (the Canary Islands' third largest in size and largest in population), its shape reminds me of a seashell. So you could say that one of its towns which I explored recently, is like a pearl in the middle of tha...Leer más

The Spectacular New Botín Art Centre of Santander, Spain

September 7, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Enrico Cano   Much awaited these past five years, the city that’s an undersung gem of green north Spain welcomed the opening this summer (attended by Spain's king and queen) of a wonderful new art centre, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning...Leer más

The 5 Romantic Lighthouses of Minorca

August 29, 2017 - Sin comentarios

holbox The Balearic Islands' middle island is known for its romantic castaway coves, some of Europe's most spectacular beaches, and utterly charming little fishing towns. But Minorca harbours other magical corners, as well, on its modest landmass (...Leer más

Oviedo an Urban Gem of Asturias, North Spain

August 24, 2017 - Sin comentarios

javier.losa Spain’s green, delightful northern principality of Asturias is known for its bucolic, often spectacular landscapes; scrumptious food and drink (Asturian cider  is especially notable); and quaint small towns. The region’s three larg...Leer más

25 Top Spots for Fall Foliage Watching in Europe

August 16, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Ondrej Prosicky When you read about spectacular autumn foliage and leaf-peeping, the vast majority of the attention gets focused on places like the northerly regions of the USA. But many Europeans can tell you that large parts of the the Old Cont...Leer más

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