Guide to Cheap Transport Around Barcelona

Guide to Cheap Transport Around Barcelona

One of the unwritten rules of traveling says that the more popular a city, the bigger the prices that tourists are expected to pay. If this is true, than we should expect Barcelona, one of the most visited European cities, to be quite expensive. Which is not necessarily true. I mean, yeah, Barcelona can be quite pricey, but it also has a very budget-friendly side - which you can easily take advantage of if you know a few tricks. This is why I believe my guide to cheap transport around Barcel... [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]

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]

Guide to High Street Shopping in Madrid

Guide to High Street Shopping in Madrid

As one of Europe's biggest and most visited cities, Madrid is a reputable fashion capital and a great shopping destination. Madrid is also said to be less expensive than Paris or London, and in the same time its proverbial night life makes it appealing for party-loving shoppers, too. Those interested in shopping in Madrid will be delighted to find out that most of the city's big fashion retailers and boutiques are clustered around a few major, centrally located streets. This guide to high... [read more]

Adventure Travel Destinations in Spain

Adventure Travel Destinations in Spain

Full of historic charm, blessed with sun-kissed beaches but also with picturesque mountains, Spain is the kind of tourist destination that can easily accommodate and satisfy the most various expectations. If you just want to relax under the warm Mediterranean sun, Spain offers more than enough blue-flagged beaches and beach resorts. If you're looking for the kind of vacation that would pump adrenaline into your veins, then you're just at the right place. Spain can be a fabulous adventure tra... [read more]

Day Trips around Barcelona

Day Trips around Barcelona

If you are lucky enough to be visiting Barcelona and spend there at least one week, then sooner or later you will start wondering what is there to find outside the city's limits. Well, the truth is that the vicinities of Barcelona can be just as gorgeous as the city itself. Also, the transport network that connects the Catalan capital to the neighboring attractions makes it quite easy to plan some memorable day trips around Barcelona. As for the possible destinations of these day trips, ... [read more]

Where to Stay in Granada

Where to Stay in Granada

With the grandiose Alhambra is its landmark attraction, Granada enjoys a constant flow of tourists, who are ready to travel all the way to the city in Southern Spain just to admire the Moorish works of art. And those for had the chance to awe at the marvels of Granada will confirm that it is worth the effort. Of course, even if you just want to see the Alhambra, chances are that you will still have to spend at least one night in Granada. But this is usually no problem, as there are plenty... [read more]

Best music bars in Madrid

Best music bars in Madrid

With a laid-back atmosphere and plenty of bars, restaurants and nightclubs, Madrid has long earned its place among Europe's best party destinations. A night out in Madrid usually happens in two stages: stage 1 - meet you friends for some tapas and a couple of beers (cerveza); stage 2 - hit the dance floor in a trendy club. Of course, this is not what Madrid nightlife is all about. Some people prefer concerts to dancing and live music to DJ sessions, but even so, Madrid won't disappoint them.... [read more]

Sampling the sensations of Spain

Sampling the sensations of Spain

When most people think of Spain, they immediately think of a land of music and passion - a country with beautiful beaches, lively festivals, bullfights and historical landmarks. In fact, Spain has the largest number of World Heritage cities of any country in the world as well as the second highest number of UNESCO World Heritage sites. Spain is that one destination which really has something for everyone. The cuisine is world class and the architecture and art are unforgettable. Visitors ... [read more]

Kid-friendly activities in Seville

Kid-friendly activities in Seville

There few other places where one can get such an authentic grasp of medieval Spain as in Seville. This historic city in the heart of Andalusia is home to some of the most incredible architectural works and traditional manifestations. However, all this historic appeal might sound less appealing to families with kids, who might not be willing to spend hours, not even minutes while strolling through a museum. There's still no reason to avoid visiting this amazing city. There are actually plenty... [read more]