Gothic Architecture Masterpieces in Spain

Gothic Architecture Masterpieces in Spain

When speaking of the gothic style and Spain, the first thing that usually comes in most people’s mind is Barcelona (and its very famous district Bari Gothic). But remarkable samples of gothic architecture can be found everywhere in Spain, for the big cities to the picturesque little villages. Not to mention that Spanish architects and masons from Middle Ages have developed their own version of the Gothic style, simply called ‘Spanish Gothic’. So if you ever travel to Spain with the tho... [ 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 ]

Scenic Routes in Northern Spain

Scenic Routes in Northern Spain

The Northern part of Spain is likely the most generous in terms of landscapes and geographic variety. It’s a region of amazing diversity, where castles, mountains, gorges and beautiful beaches create an ever changing landscape. Those planning an adventurous road trip and willing to do some hiking should definitely head for this part of Spain. If not for the sake of its incredible nature, than at least for visiting some charming historic towns like Oviedo or Santander. There are numerous po... [ read more ]

Historic Attractions in Seville

Historic Attractions in Seville

After Madrid and Barcelona, Seville is likely the third most visited city in Spain. Located in the picturesque Andalusia, Seville displays an amazing architecture, with beautiful churches and a well-preserved historic center. Seville is not only popular with international tourists, but with Spaniards as well. Thousands of people take a pilgrimage to Seville each spring to join the religious celebrations during the Semana Santa (the Holy Week), when Catholics commemorate the passion of Christ... [ read more ]

Attractions in Northern Spain

Attractions in Northern Spain

While Southern Spain is home to gorgeous beaches and an interesting blend of Iberian and Moorish architecture, the north is dominated by old catholic monasteries hidden amongst mountains, Roman and Celtic ruins and the country of the Basques. There are just as many  interesting attractions in Northern Spain as there are in Barcelona and Madrid: wherever you go, you’ll encounter picturesque villages, castles, convents and churches, all surrounded by strikingly beautiful landscapes. Here are s... [ read more ]