The Best Art Museums in Spain

The Best Art Museums in Spain

Art buffs probably know know already that Spain has some of the best art museums in Europe. Goya, Picasso, Velasquez or Gaudi represent some of the most prestigious and influential Spanish artists and many of their works are now hosted by the major art museums in Spain. Visiting art museums can be a very time-consuming activity but what a better way to learn about the glorious past and the amazing culture of this nation? Not to mention the fact that many of these museums (like the one in Bilbao... [ read more ]

A Picasso Tour in Spain

A Picasso Tour in Spain

It’s hard to imagine Modernist art without mentioning the name of Pablo Picasso. This Spanish painter has had an enormous influence over 20th century art and was among the few artists who actually received fame and recognition during their lifetime. Like many painters of his time, Pablo Picasso lived and worked in the bohemian neighborhoods of Paris. But this doesn’t make him less of a Spaniard: Spain is still the birthplace of Picasso and you’ll be able to admire many of Picasso’s earl... [ 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 ]

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 ]

Must-See Festivals in Spain

Must-See Festivals in Spain

Spain’s numerous festivals and carnivals reflect the nation’s cheerful nature, but also their fervent Catholicism. Many of the annual festivities that take place in Spain’s towns and cities have a religious theme, like the celebration of a patron saint or a major Christian holiday. Many of them, however, are a mix of secular and pagan traditions with Christian practices, and represent a great occasion to witness unique rituals, eat specific food and also have loads of fun. My list of m... [ read more ]

Most Bizarre Attractions in Spain

Most Bizarre Attractions in Spain

Praised for its beaches and lively cities, Spain is a country of extraordinary diversity.  Here sun tan is guaranteed almost all year round, but there is much more to expect from your encounter with Iberian lifestyle. Cities like Barcelona and Madrid are bustling with events, festivals, traditional music and dance. Works by Gaudi, Goya, Dali and Picasso represent only a part of Spain’s artistic heritage. And if you are searching for peace and tranquility, picturesque villages are ready to... [ read more ]