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 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 ]