Tips Against Heat for Your Spain Holiday

Tips Against Heat for Your Spain Holiday

If you plan on travelling to Spain this summer, you are probably longing for a lot of sun – and the good news is that sunshine is guaranteed here. But the downside of Spain’s warm climate is that summers can get really, really hot. The impossible heat can be nuisance even for Spaniards, not to mention for the tourists who are not used to such high temperatures. It comes without saying that sightseeing is impossible during such a heat wave, but there still exist some practical tips again... [ read more ]

Madrid Hottest Dance Clubs

Madrid Hottest Dance Clubs

Madrid, the cosmopolitan capital of Spain, is well-known for its proverbial nightlife. As clubs stay open well after midnight and parties start early in the evening, the streets of central Madrid become very lively at night. It’s customary for Madrlienians to walk from bar to bar and have a beer at each location, till finally settling for a noisy night club. Some people just hang around a central market and share a bottle or two of wine (this is called 'botellon'). But no matter what the drink... [ read more ]

Attractions in Northern Spain

Attractions in Northern Spain

While Southern Spain is home to gorgeous beaches and an interesting blend of Iberian and Moorish architecture, the north is dominated by old catholic monasteries hidden amongst mountains, Roman and Celtic ruins and the country of the Basques. There are just as many  interesting attractions in Northern Spain as there are in Barcelona and Madrid: wherever you go, you’ll encounter picturesque villages, castles, convents and churches, all surrounded by strikingly beautiful landscapes. Here are s... [ read more ]

Masterpieces of Moorish Architecture

Masterpieces of Moorish Architecture

While cities like Barcelona and Madrid are crammed with tourists looking for the ultimate fiesta, the smaller cities in southern Spain are reserved for those seeking the inestimable masterpieces of Moorish architecture. Cities like Seville, Cordoba and Granada are those which flourished during the Moorish occupation; so no wonder that they display such an impressive numbers of palaces and mosques built in the most authentic Islamic style. Those wanting to learn more about Moorish architectur... [ read more ]

Top 5 Historical Itineraries in Spain

Top 5 Historical Itineraries in Spain

Moorish mosques, fortified villages, century-old monasteries and sumptuous royal palaces: in terms of history and architecture, Spain can hardly be equaled. Some parts of Spain will even display ruins of roman settlements, so no matter if you are interested in ancient or contemporary history, Spain can offer you plenty of material to muse on. Talking a historic tour is a great way to visit as many monuments as possible in a relatively short period of time. So you might want to consider these top... [ read more ]

Traditional Spanish Dances

Traditional Spanish Dances

Spain makes a fabulous holiday destination for dancers and party-lovers alike, but it comes without saying that such love for dancing and having a good time must have been passed down for generations. Spanish music and dances have had enormous and sometimes unsuspected influence over contemporary music scene. Much of the Latino music and dances we enjoy today are a consequence of the Spanish colonization – meringue, tango, salsa – however these cannot be confused with traditional Spanish... [ read more ]

Fine Dining in Barcelona

Fine Dining in Barcelona

Lively and cosmopolitan, Barcelona offers plenty of culinary delights for those willing to explore the Catalan cuisine. We so far presented you some of the most popular and internationally renowned dishes in the Spanish cuisine, but it also important to know where to find them. And Barcelona is quite the right place to enjoy an unforgettable authentic Spanish dinner. However, if you are looking for more than Spanish tapas and paella, be ready to discover Barcelona’ s top notch restaurants ... [ read more ]

Highlights of Spanish Cuisine

Highlights of Spanish Cuisine

In some of our older posts we discussed Spanish drinks so now it’s time to see what Spaniards have to offer in terms of food. The Spanish cuisine is just as spicy and diverse as the country itself. Meat is the most common ingredient, especially pork, chicken, mutton and beef. Fish in Spain is widely available – many Spanish markets sell fresh oceanic fish in the morning and restaurants will prepare it in a variety of ways. Vegetables like tomatoes, peppers, lettuce and beans are used in... [ read more ]

Bargain Shopping in Madrid

Bargain Shopping in Madrid

Althought Madrid in not quite the first among the well-established capitals of fashion, it’s a great place to shop for the average tourists. Compared to other Western European capitals, Madrid offers the same boutiques and brand stores, at slightly smaller prices. Plus, there are plenty of national brands of clothes and shoes that are little known on the international markets. For the bargain hunting shopper in each of us, here’s my guide to bargain shopping in Madrid: Trendy Brands and... [ read more ]