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Las Fallas de Valencia, Spain’s firework and monument festival

Las Fallas is a historial, religious and comedic monumental celebration. Firecrackers, fireworks, bonfires, loud music and much more. Ninots are paper-mâché and cardboard figurines made to look somewhat ‘cartoonish’. They depict people, events, memories of the past year, often with a humorous twist. These ninots are paraded alongside fireworks, firecrackers and loud street music. All […]

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Asturia’s cider and the art of pouring it

Spain is known and famous for it’s red wines. Region of Asturias is renown for its cider and cider pouring. But Asturias is also land of many other landmarks and heritages. Apart from cider, Asturias is a region well-known for its green spaces. Spectacular natural ‘paradises’ and scenery with legendary sites such as Covadonga Lakes, […]

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Córdoba’s colorful “Festival de los Patios” and cultural heritage

Córdoba, in Andalucia, is known for its ‘Feria de los Patios’ that takes place in May. Flowers, colours and aromas that brings the city of Córdoba to life. Because of the hot Mediterranean climate many houses in Andalucia are built with a central “patio” (courtyard). This is a custom that dates back to the Romans, […]

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Jerez’s Flamenco Festival

The world’s leading Flamenco festival is back in town! Starting on the 20th February all the way through to 7th March, come and enjoy some colorful and soulful performances by world famous flamenco artists; dancers, guitarists and singers. It is fact that Jerez de la Frontera, Andalucia, was where the vibrant art of Flamenco all […]

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Tapas culture, how and where to experience it

Tapas bar crawl in any Spanish town will satisfy any traveler’s desire in adventure and hunger. It’s all part of the ‘Spain experience’, sharing both food and chatter, with many welcomes from locals and smiles combined. Many describe ‘Tapas’ as what Spain is all about. Standing whilst eating and drinking is a foreign concept to […]

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Pamplona, come to the city of the San Fermín bull chase

Every July, the famous San Fermín festival takes place in Pamplona, located in the province of Navarra. It is in the honor of the patron saint of the city that this bull frenzy is based upon. Amerinca Nobel Prize winner and novelist Ernest Hemingway describes that there was “the sound of a rocket exploding that […]

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Event: Flour Carnival in Alozaina, but you won’t be baking

Alozaína is a town and municipality in the province of Málaga, part of the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. This small town hosts an unusual festival where one throws flour, and bags of flour, at neighbors and visitors alike — so beware! Some get dressed in traditional fancy dresses, a custom that originates […]

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Event: Photographer Richard Kern exhibits “The Naked and Famous” in Málaga

First time in Spain, photographer and filmmaker Richard Kern exhibits and exposition composed of naked and famous human figures. As a portraitist, Kern sheds light on the darkness and more complex areas of human nature, psychologically, and conveying it via image and film. Celebrities, poetry, fiction, raw reality, transgression, underground (street) art — words of […]

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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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