Best Contemporary Art Museums and Galleries in Spain

Best Contemporary Art Museums and Galleries in Spain

For so many reasons, Spain is one of the best European destinations for cultural and historic trips. Century-old churches, art museums and medieval castles are just a few of Spain's cultural assets which are popular with tourists. But in addition to these long-established attractions, Spain is also a great place to learn about modern art. So if getting up to date with the trendiest Spanish artists and latest tendencies is what you are interested in, here's a brief description of the very ... [ read more ]

Top Five Cathedrals in Spain

Top Five Cathedrals in Spain

History-rich Spain is a prime destination when it comes to sacred places and religious manifestations. Traditions are well preserved in Spain, where one can walk the most famous pilgrimage route in Europe (Camino de Santiago) or attend century old ceremonies such as Semana Santa in Sevilla. Also, Spain has managed to preserve many of its medieval cathedrals, some of which represent true works of art. Other such constructions, as the case with Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, are just few decade... [ read more ]

Most amazing archeological sites in Spain

Most amazing archeological sites in Spain

With lots of architectural wonders and a millennial history, Spain makes a brilliant destination for anyone interested to explore the country's past. The great thing about Spain is that, in addition to its medieval castles and Gothic cathedrals, it is also home to numerous archeological sites, uncovering entire Roman cities, or going even further into the past, when prehistoric men used to live in caves. So let's see where to find the most amazing archeological sites in Spain and what they h... [ read more ]

Popular Country Fairs in Spain

Popular Country Fairs in Spain

The countryside of Spain can be just as exciting as its celebrated cities and famous beaches - actually, maybe even more so, considering their unique charm. One well-known thing about the Spanish villages is that many of them are quite picturesque, with cobbled, narrow streets, old churches or monasteries and a history that goes far back in the Early Middle Ages, or even Antiquity. Many of these villages also have some very interesting traditions and festivals, many of which are religious; h... [ read more ]

Most Unusual Museums in Spain

Most Unusual Museums in Spain

Spain is second to none when it comes to getting the finest beaches and prime historic monuments in one single vacation pack. But in addition to being the perfect mix between a fun and an educational vacation (and thus a great family destination) Spain also features some less common attractions for the less conventional tourists. Thus, thrill and oddity seekers will find not only some really weird festivals, but also some of the most unusual museums in Spain. Here are just a few: Bandolero ... [ read more ]

Gothic Architecture Masterpieces in Spain

Gothic Architecture Masterpieces in Spain

When speaking of the gothic style and Spain, the first thing that usually comes in most people’s mind is Barcelona (and its very famous district Bari Gothic). But remarkable samples of gothic architecture can be found everywhere in Spain, for the big cities to the picturesque little villages. Not to mention that Spanish architects and masons from Middle Ages have developed their own version of the Gothic style, simply called ‘Spanish Gothic’. So if you ever travel to Spain with the tho... [ read more ]

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 ]

The Salvador Dali Heritage in Spain

The Salvador Dali Heritage in Spain

  Seen by some as a mad genius, by other as one of a true visionary, Salvador Dali is, without any doubt, one of the great artists of the 20th century. Although his name is often associated with that of Pablo Picasso, Dali’s contemporary, friend and rival, the two artists have almost nothing in common in terms of artistic creation. Both Dali and Picasso were born in Spain; they both spend tome and Paris and enjoyed great popularity during their lifetime. We have so far dedicated a ... [ read more ]

Some Unusual Spanish Habits and Customs

Some Unusual Spanish Habits and Customs

Don’t get me wrong: when speaking of some unusual Spanish habits and customs, I don’t mean that Spain has the weirdest traditions and you’ll have a hard time understanding the Spanish culture. But it comes without saying that each nationality and culture has its own and unique customs that define it add make it stand out among other countries. Therefore, a trip to Spain might reveal some very interesting habits and practices to a foreign tourists (especially one which is not accustomed wit... [ read more ]

A Short History of Bullfighting in Spain

A Short History of Bullfighting in Spain

A centennial tradition, bullfighting came to represent the national sport (and pride) of the exuberant Spain. Bull-fighting is not an activity that today’s animal right activists would approve, which is why this show doesn’t enjoy as much popularity as in the old days. But even if its glory is fading, bullfighting shows, known as corridas, continue to represent one of the most widely known Spanish traditions. The big Spanish cities are provided with large bullfighting arenas so it’s qu... [ read more ]