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 ]

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 ]

Winter Festivals and Fairs in Southern Spain

Winter Festivals and Fairs in Southern Spain

Even if you won’t be able to get a tan or swim into the Mediterranean Sea, it might still be a good idea to visit Spain in winter. A first argument is that, even in the middle of winter, temperatures will still be bearable and considerably higher than in Northern Europe, especially in Southern Spain. With the tourists hordes gone, you’ll have plenty of time and space to visit Andalucía’s impressive monuments and sights at your own pace. In addition to being very mild, winters in Spain... [ 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 ]