Guide to visiting Alhambra Palace

Guide to visiting Alhambra Palace

The main attraction in Granada, Alhambra Palace is splendid and truly unique sample of Moorish architecture. Situated upon a small hill near the Andalusian city of Granada, Alhambra is an elegant combination of delicate arabesques, impenetrable stone walls and hidden gardens. Due to several restoration projects, Alhambra also managed to preserve much of its former glory, so no wonder that the thousands of tourists who came here every day are so amazed by its beauty. But there is also a pract... [ read more ]

Most beautiful monasteries in Spain

Most beautiful monasteries in Spain

Spain is among those European nations that take great pride in their Catholicism – a habit that might have something to do with the medieval confrontations between Christians and Moors. This is also why Spain has some of the most appreciated churches and monasteries in Europe. Spanish monasteries are not only the ending point of pilgrimages, but also a good reason to escape the buzz of big cities. And even though many tourists might not know this, Spanish monasteries can often offer some n... [ 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 ]

Tips for Visiting Mount Teide National Park

Tips for Visiting Mount Teide National Park

Also dubbed the “Island of Eternal Spring”, the island of Tenerife is undoubtly one of Europe’s prime beach destinations. But in addition to great weather and superb beaches, the island has also been blessed with what came to represent the most visited national park in Europe: Mount Teide National Park. The volcanic peak of Mt. Teide dominates the landscape of Tenerife – with an altitude of 3718 meters, this is not only the tallest mountain in the canaries, but also the tallest in Sp... [ read more ]

Favourite Attractions in Malaga

Favourite Attractions in Malaga

With a brilliant setting in the hot and exotic southern Spain, Malaga came to be associated with the much craved for beaches and attractions on Costa del Sol – Spain’s widely popular beach destination. But there is much more about Malaga than its beaches and night clubs: with a longs and intricate history, the city has plenty to offer, both in terms of history and culture. Check out some of our favourite attractions in Malaga and plan your next trip to this amazing Spanish city: Picasso... [ 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 ]

Spain's Most Visited Attractions in 2011

Spain’s Most Visited Attractions in 2011

With unrivalled beaches, record hours of sun and a historic monument at every step, Spain is well up in the top most visited countries in the world. There are various reason why one would choose Spain as a holiday destination: the beaches and warm climate are some of the most popular, but nightlife and history are also among the major reasons attracting the tenths of millions tourists every year. However, not all Spanish attractions enjoy the same popularity among tourists: there are few ... [ read more ]

Most Beautiful Castles and Palaces in Spain

Most Beautiful Castles and Palaces in Spain

France might be regarded as the home of glamorous palaces and medieval castles, but its neighbour Spain is obviously a strong competitor when it comes to such impressive works of masonry. No matter in which part you Spain you’ll be travelling, you’ll sooner or later run into some 12th century wonder of a castle, silently watching over an equally old and picturesque little village. But the impenetrable stone fortresses are the not the only type of castle you will encounter of Spain: thi... [ read more ]

Top Historic Attractions in Spain

Top Historic Attractions in Spain

Famous for its beaches, fiestas and good-humored inhabitants, Spain is also a fabulous destination when it comes to history and monuments. Many European regard Spain as the ultimate beach holiday destination, but in fact the history or art buff might find this country just as appealing as clubbers or party goers. And since the party goer’s curiosity has so far been by a few posts about nightlife in Spain’s major cities, I thought I should dedicate this next post to the top historic attractio... [ read more ]