Most Popular Summer Events in Barcelona

Most Popular Summer Events in Barcelona

With its lively beaches and numerous events, Barcelona makes a brilliant destination for the summer that has just started. At this time of the year, the city's beaches and narrow historic streets are filled with tourists and joie de vivre. There is something going on every day in Barcelona is summer, and even in the lack of major events there will still be plenty of gigs, impromptu parties and street entertainment. So what exactly is there to see in Barcelona at this time of the year? Wel... [ read more ]

Top 5 music festivals in Spain

Top 5 music festivals in Spain

It's hard not to fall in love with a country like Spain: thousands of kilometers of beach, beautiful mountains, delicious sea food, historic towns that are unique in the world and unrivaled parties are just a few of the country's attractions. In addition to these, Spain is home to countless events and manifestations, including some of the best music festivals in Europe. If you like big crowds and festivals, or are curious to experience a music festival in the country of bull fighting and ... [ read more ]

Spring Attractions in Barcelona

Spring Attractions in Barcelona

Spring (especially the months of April and May) is a great time to visit the city of Barcelona. Although Barcelona winters are not harsh, people do tend to be more active and outgoing in spring. As soon as the spring arrives and the weather gets warm, Barcelona becomes the stage of numerous events, from open air concerts to the traditional Easter manifestations. Barcelona beaches come back to life, as both locals and tourists go here in search for sunlight and fresh air. As for some speci... [ read more ]

Interesting Facts and Figures about the Carnival in Tenerife

Interesting Facts and Figures about the Carnival in Tenerife

The Carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife is only rivaled in size by the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.  But name any other aspect - the extravagance of the costumes, the beauty of the carnival queens, the general noise level - and it will be hard to tell the difference. Which is not to say that Spain's major carnival (and Europe's biggest) does not have its specific traditions. Each carnival is unique, and the one in the Canaries is no exception. Here are some interesting facts and figures about... [ read more ]

Popular winter events in Barcelona

Popular winter events in Barcelona

Christmas might be gone but the winter of 2012-2013 is not over, and there are still many events and festivities to attend. Barcelona becomes a very eventful city during winter - not that it is less so in summer, quite the contrary. Its numerous events and manifestations are just another reason to visit the Catalan city in winter. In the light of Christmas decorations, the historic streets of Barcelona create a dreamy winter atmosphere. So waste no time, book your Barcelona vacation and get ... [ read more ]

Best Christmas Markets in Spain

Best Christmas Markets in Spain

Spain is often regarded as a country with strong Christian traditions and foreigners who has the chance to live there for a while have probably discovered that there is truth in this apparent stereotype. Numerous medieval religious traditions have been preserved in Spain, and they continue to be attended by large crowds. One of these traditions, which is not necessarily specific to Spain, but nevertheless enjoys plenty of popularity, is the tradition of Christmas markets. Even if you are not... [ read more ]

Must-see early summer manifestations in Spain

Must-see early summer manifestations in Spain

It’s officially summer and I bet you are already dreaming about sunny beaches and white nights. Spain is very likely on many people’s list of holiday destinations this year, with hundreds of kilometers of beaches just waiting to be filled by sun-thirsty holiday-makers. But what else can one do except getting tan during the hot Spanish summers? Well, these must-see early summer manifestations in Spain might give you some ideas: Benicassim Festival, Benicassim A music festival is always ... [ read more ]

Popular Spanish Easter Traditions

Popular Spanish Easter Traditions

As I think we have tried to point out in several occasions on this blog, religion and especially Easter plays a very important part in Spanish culture. The Carnival Santa Cruz de Tenerife preceding the Easter Lent and the Holly Week (Semana Santa) are two of the biggest public manifestations (if not the very biggest) in Spain. But as not all tourists will have a chance to attend any of these popular celebrations  - you might be visiting a friend in another part of Spain, for example, or jus... [ read more ]

Tips for attending Semana Santa in Seville

Tips for attending Semana Santa in Seville

Seville is known for many things, but few manage to bring together more attention and larger crowds then the Semana Santa manifestations. Taking place each year during the Holy Week (the week preceding Easter), the Semana Santa de Sevilla consists of a series of religious processions that are meant to commemorate the passions of Jesus Christ.  I hope these tips for attending Semana Santa in Seville will help you plan an unforgettable pilgrimage to this fabulous Spanish city: When to go If... [ read more ]

Popular Religious Manifestations in Spain

Popular Religious Manifestations in Spain

Spain is a premiere destination in Europe when it comes to festivals, fairs and traditions. The country has some of the strangest festivals in the world (like the bull races in Pamplona or the tomato fights – Tomatina), but also some of the most well-kept traditions.  Spain’s medieval pilgrimage routes continue to be followed by thousands of people every year, and impressive Christmas and Easter manifestations attract huge crowds.  Festivals and processions are an important part of Spa... [ read more ]