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Ways to order and drink Spanish coffee

Madrid’s Mayor invites you all to come enjoy a ‘café con leche’ in Madrid’s Plaza Mayor. This proves just how much coffee means to Spaniards, it’s almost considered part of cultural heritage, considering the Mayor even mentions it. Back to coffee, and how it’s drank. There are multiple ways Spaniards prepare their coffee, you are […]

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Santa Cruz, Tenerife’s Capital: where to Go & what to See

Tenerife was an extremely popular destination in the 80’s and is still very well-known today. However, statistically, in the last few years, Tenerife has not had as many visits as one may think. An island with exotic parks and chic restaurants, quirky and sleek architecture and very interesting museums and galleries — you would think […]

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Spaniards love tomatoes so much they have a tradition named ‘Battle of Tomatoes’ — dare to join?

Still today we are split by the on-going (but friendly) battle of whether tomatoes are considered a fruit or a vegetable. That’s not what we’re here to talk about today. This is a different type of battle, a summer event were we suggest you wear nothing more than old ragged clothes. Every year thousands of […]

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Semana Santa, Spain’s most prestigious (and religious) party celebration

Spanish Semana Santa, Holy Week, is a religious public festival. In difference to Holy Weeks in central Europe, with strict reflection and fasting, Spain celebrates the reawakening of nature after winter, a story originating from the Christian story of the Resurrection — combined they have developed into artistic spectacles; processions and celebrations in the streets […]

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La Rioja, where Spain’s most popular wines come from

La Rioja is land of the world famous wine. On the banks of the river Rio Oja, with views of scattering vineyards and beautiful mountain ranges. Despite being located in the north of Spain, the land boasts of Mediterranean climate. In La Rioja, grape harvesting is done by hand almost everywhere. Most vines are bush-trained […]

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Are you a lover of sport and sun? Marathon in Sevilla, Andalucia’s capital

If you’re a sport lover and planning to come for a Spanish getaway, we welcome you to join Sevilla’s 42 km Marathon taking place on the 23rd of this month, February 2014. However, if sports is not your thing, and you wish to visit Sevilla anyway, here are some facts about the beautiful city; where […]

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Where to go for a good flamenco show in the Madrid capital

Madrid, capital of Spain, is located in the heart of the country. A metropolitan city for singles or families, for students for everybody. Madrid has a bit of everything — even flamenco! Even though Flamenco is more from Andalusian culture, it is still a widely recognized folk dance art nationally and big part of Spanish […]

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Spain’s finest Sherry and Grape harvest Celebrations in Andalucia

Sherry is made from the Palamino grape, a grape that grows extremely well on chalky soils found in Jerez de la Frontera, Andalucia. Jerez has been titled European Wine City 2014. What is done with these grapes to make Sherry, is truly interesting. Fermented to give a dry white wine, which is then fortified 16% […]

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Barcelona’s Art: architecture, artists and museums

Barcelona, a beautiful city rich in culture, arts and stunning architecture. If Barcelona is a city you wish to visit, them you’re in luck. This article will finely describe some of Barcelona’s artsy features and must-see’s. Barcelona’s modernism, Antoni Gaudí You may already know about Antoni Gaudí and his modernist architecture. Waking Barcelona by foot […]

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‘Sevillanas’ is flamenco that anybody can dance, come to Sevilla’s Feria in May

Easter, known as ‘Semana Santa’ is the most prestigious (and religious) holiday in Spain. That is why two weeks after Easter, Seville kicks up a storm and the Feria begins! Normally celebrated in April, this year’s late Easter dates have forced the move of Sevilla’s April feria to May, still two weeks after Easter. Starts […]

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Ernest Hemingway’s Spanish cities, his memories live on

Ernest Hemingway’s relationship to so many Spanish cities is almost indescribable. This Nobel Prize writer/novelist is one of the few foreigners to be so closely identified with Spain. With the given nickname ‘Papa’ (‘father’ in Spanish), Ernest truly captured more than just the complexities of Spain and the Civil War, he captured people’s hearts. He […]

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