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Mar 8th, 2020

March Fiestas in Spain

Spring has almost arrived, and folk music fills the air in most city squares, some the best March Festivals include the Sant Medir in Barcelona, the Las Fallas in Valencia and the burial of the sardine in Andalucia. For lovers of traditional flamenco and folk music the Jerez Flamenco festival is one not to miss. Jerez comes alive each March with the colour and sounds ....

Culture Lifestyle Gastronomy

Dec 17th, 2019

Christmas in Spain

Christmas in Spain is quite a treat. At Christmas there are celebrations and religious services from mid-December through January 6. There is the giant euro lottery, splendid nativity scenes, lots of great food, and one of the biggest New Year's Eve celebrations you are likely to see. As early as October, traditional sweets such as marzipan and turrón, an almond and honey confection, appear in ....

Culture Lifestyle Gastronomy

Nov 15th, 2019

Retire to Spain

Spain has always been a favourite destination of those considering retiring in the sun. But what really makes Spain the "best country in Europe" to head to at the end of your working life? A new study has ranked Spain as the best country in Europe to retire to. The study, calculated by using weighted metrics of cost of living, crime rates, life expectancy, property ....

Culture Lifestyle

Oct 14th, 2019

Otzarreta Forest

Autumn is one of the best seasons to visit Spain; the summer crowds have thinned, the insufferable temperatures have cooled and the country's landscapes are spectacular. From autumnal festivals to the best places to see the leaves change colour, explore the most beautiful locations to visit in Spain this autumn. Located in the Basque Country in Spain, Otzarreta Forest is a beautiful part of Gorbea ....

Culture Lifestyle

Oct 14th, 2019

Valley of the Fallen

Thousands of people are traveling to the Valley of the Fallen to take a selfie at the Spanish dictator's tomb before his body is transferred elsewhere A group of visitors next to Franco's tomb in the Valley of the Fallen. Santi Burgos A tall blonde woman hurries toward the booth located at the entrance of the Valley of the Fallen. "They're really pulling out all ....

Culture Lifestyle Gastronomy

Sep 20th, 2019

Wine Tasting

Early autumn is also a lovely time to get out into the wonderful rolling hills of the local wine country. The Penedes region is full of first rate wineries, big and small, many of whom specialise in producing Cava... although you'll find excellent table wines as well. For a splash of luxury hire a private tour guide who will pick you up from your hotel ....

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Jul 18th, 2019


There's plenty of open-air entertainment on offer as we head into July. The fiestas in honour of the Virgen del Carmen dominate, an occasion celebrated right along the coast as images of the Virgen are carried out to sea on fishing boats, usually accompanied by a flotilla of smaller boats. It's not the easiest of fiestas to observe as the marine acts take place out ....

Culture Lifestyle

Jun 21st, 2019

The dancing egg doing its thing at the Cathedral of Barcelona

Corpus Christi & "Ou com Balla" (20th June to 23rd June) The Corpus Christi celebration is one of the oldest in Barcelona, dating back to the 14th century. It always takes place 60 days after Easter Sunday so the date varies each year. In 2019 you can enjoy all the activities related to Corpus Christi from June 20th to June 23rd. The highlight is the ....

Culture Lifestyle

May 17th, 2019

Balconies, windows and grills Spain

Balconies and Window grilles competition Cordoba May 2019 On the occasion of the Patio Fest, there is another contest bringing the beauty of splendid flowerage to the streets of Cordoba's historic district: The annual Balconies and Window Grilles Contest. This tradition is another highlight among major activities accounting for the so-called Mayo cordobés (May in Cordoba). The contest is dedicated to choosing the most beautifully ....

Culture Lifestyle

Apr 22nd, 2019

Feria Internacional de los Pueblos Fuengirola

Feria Internacional de los Pueblos Fuengirola, April 30 – May 5 2019 Fuengirola, a coastal town near Málaga, will host the 25th International People's Fair, where people and cultures from 30 different countries merge. This year, the Canadian and Estonian federations will join the Feria. Breath taking new embroidered cloaks to debut in the Lorca Over 10,000 hours of work went into 2 new cloaks ....


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