Best Places to Watch and Learn Spanish Flamenco

Best Places to Watch and Learn Spanish Flamenco

Flamenco is probably one of the greatest, if not the very best Spanish inventions. Even though the Spaniards can only claim only a part of the glory for having created this powerful and emotional dance/music (Spanish gypsies have played a decisive role), flamenco continues to represent a national symbol. Flamenco schools can now be found all over the world, but there’s still no better place to learn the art of flamenco dancing and singing than Andalucía, the birth place of flamenco. The f... [ read more ]

Impressive Roman Ruins in Spain

Impressive Roman Ruins in Spain

Spain is certainly a country with a long and fascinating history; and compared to many European countries, it's also a true record holder in terms of old churches, castles and historic monuments. Even though its Moorish masterpieces and its picturesque villages are usually the type of historical attraction preferred by tourists, one must not neglect the great number of impressive Roman ruins in Spain. During the glorious times of the Roman Empire, Spain was a Roman province, hence the numero... [ read more ]

Favourite Activities in Canary Islands

Favourite Activities in Canary Islands

A favourite beach destination for Northern Europeans, the Canary Islands represent one of Spain’s greatest assets in terms of tourism. Actually, tourism is the main industry on these islands, which are not only blessed with lovely beaches and pleasant climate, but also offer various attractions and activities to the fun-hungry tourist.  As we all know quite well, the risk of getting bored can be quite high during a beach vacation. It might not be the case of Canary Islands nevertheless: c... [ read more ]

Winter Festivals and Fairs in Southern Spain

Winter Festivals and Fairs in Southern Spain

Even if you won’t be able to get a tan or swim into the Mediterranean Sea, it might still be a good idea to visit Spain in winter. A first argument is that, even in the middle of winter, temperatures will still be bearable and considerably higher than in Northern Europe, especially in Southern Spain. With the tourists hordes gone, you’ll have plenty of time and space to visit Andalucía’s impressive monuments and sights at your own pace. In addition to being very mild, winters in Spain... [ read more ]

Where to taste the best hot chocolate in Spain

Where to taste the best hot chocolate in Spain

It comes without saying that party lovers, history lovers and all those in search for sunny weather and beautiful beaches will be more that pleased by a Spanish holiday. But what about more niche categories like, let’s say, chocolate lovers? Well, accidently or not, Spain is also a highly recommended destination for chocolate lovers. You might have heard of Swiss chocolate or Belgian truffles but did you ever try an authentic cup of Spanish hot chocolate? If not, this traditional Spanish d... [ read more ]

Historic Restaurants and Cafés in Madrid

Historic Restaurants and Cafés in Madrid

  Madrid is a lively capital full of historic charm, where arts, football and nightlife get just as much attention. From the football culture to the literary cafés, there are many sides of Madrid to explore and discover. But you should never say goodbye to this amazing Spanish metropolis without trying out some of its world-class restaurants and cafés. From the city with the oldest restaurant in the world, I give you the best historic restaurants and cafés in Madrid: The Jockey ... [ read more ]

Luxury Accomodation in Madrid

Luxury Accomodation in Madrid

Five-star and boutique hotels are certainly not a rarity in a big capital city like Madrid. Its historic monuments, rich cultural life and notorious nightclubs are attracting millions of tourists every year, any there aren’t few those who are willing to pay the price of an ultra-central location or a deluxe suite with a private spa and Spanish-style balcony in order to enjoy the best of Madrid. Luxury accommodation in Madrid is quite easy to find, but a preliminary inventory of the city’... [ read more ]