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  • Visit Ronda in One Day

    Travel to Ronda, in the province of Malaga, and visit one of the treasures of the Route of White Villages of Andalusia.

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  • Traditional Products From Toledo

    Try two must-have souvenirs from Toledo: Iberico ham and marzipan, delicious reflections of the great Spanish gastronomic tradition and culture.

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  • Orange Tree Courtyard

    The Chinese say that possessing orange trees brings joy, but traveling to southern Spain proves that visiting them also brings joy.

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  • Cheap Wine

    Ask the waiter to uncork a bottle of Cabernet, because at these destinations, wine is cheaper than water!

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  • Way of St. James

    Follow these advices from a sybarite and experienced pilgrim and make the most of your walk along the Way of St. James

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  • What do wine labels mean

    Wine tasting is a great experience that springs from the moment you discover its personality as described through its label.

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  • The Alcala Gate

    The Alcala Gate stands proudly in the heart of Plaza de la Independencia in Madrid and it lures you to visit the Buen Retiro Park.

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  • Discovering Vegan Wine

    In your next trip, quench your passion for winemaking by trying a vegan wine.

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  • 8 Tips for Visiting Museums

    Follow our advice and make the best out of your visits to museums. Are you ready?

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  • Routes Around the City of Avila

    Follow two routes through Avila that were inspired by the lives of women who marked this destination’s history.

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  • In the Footsteps of St. Teresa of Avila

    Teresa of Avila was a traveler in her time. Visit southern Spain and discover Teresa’s Footprints.

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  • Iberico Ham

    Iberico ham is one of the most renowned and coveted products from Spain. Learn about its varieties and discover the art of being a ham cutter.

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  • Incarnation’s Mushrooms

    Visit the Metropol-Parasol and find archaeological remains, modern architecture and the best views of Seville’s Historic Center.

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  • Andalusian Gazpacho

    Andalusian gazpacho is one of the most traditional Spanish recipes. Have it on a hot day!

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  • The Giralda Tower

    The Giralda rises victorious above Seville’s horizon and its 35 ramps recount the story of the city’s Roman, Islamic and Christian inheritance.

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  • 7 Advantages of Traveling by Train

    Discover the advantages of traveling by train in Europe, the passes that will save you tons of money and the best railway companies you’ll find.

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  • Royal Chapel of Granada

    Granada is home to one of the largest historical and artistic treasures in Spain: the Royal Chapel.

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  • Plaza de España in Seville

    The Plaza de España in Seville is a symbol of the bond between America and the Iberian Peninsula. Discover its architectural and natural details.

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  • Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia

    Discover the unfinished and perfect work by Antoni Gaudi: the Sagrada Familia, one of the 12 treasures of Spain and one of the Seven Wonders of Catalonia.

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  • Royal Alcazar of Seville

    Visit the Royal Alcazar of Seville and enjoy its surprising history and its splendid Arab architecture.

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  • Reina Sofia Art Center

    Learn about the history of the Reina Sofia Museum and plan your next visit to this art center by following our travel tips.

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  • Andalusian Sevillanas

    Sevillanas are a popular regional dance and part of the music heritage of Andalusia, Spain. Dance them and wear the typical dress of Seville’s April Fair.

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  • Plaza de España Square in Madrid

    At Plaza de España in Madrid you’ll discover Hispanic literature’s masterpiece and the historical encounter between the Old and the New World.

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  • Mountaineering Tourism

    Follow these expert tips and go mountaineering around the world. It’s your chance to get in touch with the natural world.

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  • The Cascada at Parc de la Ciutadella

    The Monumental Cascade at Parc de la Ciutadella, in Barcelona, confronts the viewer with a scene of classical mythology fused into uncorrupted silence disturbed only by the sound of springing water.

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  • The City of Arts and Sciences

    The coexistence between innovation, culture and life is possible at the City of Arts and Sciences, in Valencia, a world that preserves everything that enriches us as humans.

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  • A Historic Visit in Casa de Velazquez

    Discover the history of Casa de Velazquez, one of the most prestigious cultural and research centers in Madrid.

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  • Alhambra of Granada

    The Alhambra, “The Red Castle” of Grenade, is like a great water mirror of Arab art.

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  • Flamenco Music and Dance

    Flamenco emerged from the Andalusian people to transmit its spirit to the world.

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  • New Year’s Eve in Spain

    Travel to Spain, the destination where one of the most popular New Year’s rituals originated: the 12 grapes at midnight to receive a prosperous new life.

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  • Medieval Village of Peratallada

    Peratallada is like a bubble of medieval history suspended in time. Visit this jewel of the Costa Brava and live the best of Catalonia.

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  • The Gin Tour

    Introducing one of tourists’ favorite cocktails when it comes to enjoying nightlife. Discover how it was created in our Gin Tonic Tour.

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  • The Ancient Spanish City of Sagunto

    Visit the Roman Theater and the Castle of Sagunto and learn about the Roman, Arab and Christian past of this Spanish jewel.

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  • Must-See Places in Segovia

    Travel to Segovia to see where Isabel of Castile proclaimed herself queen and the fortress that inspired the design of Snow White’s castle.

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  • A tour of the Cathedral of Seville

    The Cathedral of Seville is one of the most beautiful monuments in southern Spain and the largest Christian gothic cathedral in the world!

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  • Save on Hotel Rates

    On weekdays, hotel fees in Seville are lower. Take this into account if you’re planning a short stay.

  • Choose the Best Travel Season

    One of the best months to visit Seville is January because the weather is dry and cold in the mornings, but by noon the sun is up and warm.

  • Visits in Exchange for Wine-Tastings

    In most vineyards, when you visit the wineries they offer you a wine-tasting experience.

  • Drink Wine With an Exclusive Style

    Although tasting wine is done practically the same everywhere, follow the steps they teach you at each vineyard.

  • Don’t Mix Aromas

    It’s advisable not to wear any perfume on the day you’ll go on a wine-tasting tour. This way, external scents won’t mix with the wine’s aroma.

  • Get the Best View

    In order to have a better view of Santiago de Compostela’s cathedral, visit the overlook at Monte do Gozo

  • Choose the Best Travel Season

    Even though people walk the Way of St. James so as to arrive there on July 25th (on the apostle’s festivity), we recommend doing it in spring, when there are fewer tourists and there’s a milder climate.

  • Train Before Traveling

    The Way of St. James is not just any walk, so train accordingly before taking this route. Start by climbing up the stairs instead of taking the lift.

  • Buy Quality Wine

    In order to identify a wine’s quality, take into account these 4 elements: the weather, the type of grape, the elaboration process and its aging time.

  • Offer a Special Gift

    A good gift for a friend can be a bottle of wine whose production has a interesting or cultural history

  • Toast with Sherry

    As a recommendation, follow the route of Marco de Jerez in Spain. The architecture, monuments and the history behind this route will inspire you to taste Jerez, internationally known as “Sherry”.

  • Visit a Historic Museum

    Visit the National Museum of Slavery in Angola. It’s located in the Casa Grande Chapel, the place where slaves were baptized before being shipped to America.

  • Find Art Everywhere

    Visit the National Museum of Fine Arts in Argentina. It has the biggest collection of the country’s Artistic Heritage .

  • Cultural Berlin

    Berlin has 170 museums, but if you’re not a big fan of these sites, at least include the Pergamon Museum in your route.

  • Enjoy a Siesta

    Siesta time in Spain is between 15 and 18hrs, so it’s probable that at that time you’ll find the streets empty. It will be the perfect moment to take pictures without people standing in the way.

  • Wear comfortable shoes

    Wear comfortable shoes and clothes when you visit the Giralda. The climb to the top is tiring but it’s worth it.

  • Learn More

    Reserve a guided tour to the Giralda by visiting the Cathedal of Seville’s official website.

  • Tour for Free

    Entrance to the Giralda is free on Mondays, so plan your visit on that day.

  • Visit Granada With One Card

    The Granada Card is a tourist card that offers you entrance to the main monuments of Granada, as well as access to its public transportation service. Buy it for 40 euros and visit the Alhambra, the Cathedral, the Royal Chapel and other attractions.

  • Check Out All You Can Do in Barcelona

    Read the Guia del Ocio guide in which you’ll find publications about cultural activities and excursions in Barcelona.

  • Tip in Barcelona

    Tipping in bars and restaurants is customary in Barcelona. Leave between 5 and 10% of your total bill.

  • Check Exchange Rates

    Check exchange rates at local currency exchange establishments. Some of them charge extra fees that add up to excessive amounts.

  • The Best Time to Visit The Sagrada Familia

    The Sagrada Familia usually overflows with travelers that visit it from all around the world. Although it opens daily at 9:00 a.m., the best time to visit it is after 3:00 p.m.

  • How To Get To the Royal Alcazar in Seville

    The closest subway station to the Royal Alcazar is L1, Puerta de Jerez station. Entrance is on foot, and you’ll find it next to the Cathedral and the General Archive of the Indies.

  • Book a Guided Tour at the Reina Sofia Museum

    If you travel with friends, reserve a guided tour of the Reina Sofia Museum. You’ll love it!

  • Mountaineering With Experts

    Equipment failure, fatigue and inadequate technique are part of the hazards mountain climbers face. Always practice this activity accompanied by an expert climber and guide.

  • The Statue of Liberty in Barcelona

    There’s a replica of the Statue of Liberty in Barcelona. The other two are found in New York and Paris. The one in Barcelona is black and smaller than the original one, and you can see it at Arús Library.

  • Take Your Time

    Reserve at least 3 hours to visit the Oceanogràfic and 2 hours for the Príncipe Felipe Museum.

  • Enjoy Art for Free

    Visit the contemporary sculpture exhibit in the Paseo del Arte at the Umbracle. Entrance is free.

  • Follow Casa de Velazquez on Facebook

    Follow Casa de Velazquez on Facebook and find out everything about its cultural offer. It will help you organize your art-related travel plans for your next trip to Madrid.

  • Skip Lines at Del Prado Museum

    Buy the Madrid Card and enjoy free access to many cultural establishments in the city. Among them, visit Del Prado Museum and Reina Sofia Museum.

  • Take a Guided Tour Around the Alhambra

    Check the Alhambra’s website and look for the itineraries and programs of the guided tours available each season. Profit the chance to learn more beyond the history of this monument.

  • Visit the Entire Alhambra

    Early in the morning you can have access to all the areas of the Alhambra that are open for visitors.

  • Visit the Nasrid Palaces at the Right Time

    In order to have access to the Nasrid Palaces you must check the hour specified in your ticket.

  • Reserve in Advance

    As it happens in all important documents, you must buy your entrance tickets to the Alhambra in advance in order to avoid long lines.

  • Eat for Free

    The best strategy to try free tapas in Granada is by ordering a cañita, because you usually get them with your drink.

  • Listen to Live Flamenco

    In Seville there are many places where you can listen to and watch flamenco shows. One of the most popular is the Peña Flamenca. There are more than eighty in the city.

  • Smart Mix

    Avoid mixing your Gin Tonic with lime; the bubbles will pop and the drink will lose intensity.

  • Avoid Ice

    When you order a Gin Tonic make sure your drink is cold but without ice, because when it melts, it changes your beverage’s flavor.

  • Make Your Own Postcard of Sagunto

    You can visit the Castle of Sagunto approximately in three hours, but consider an extra hour to take photographs from the mountaintop. They’ll be great to create your own postcards!

  • Travel to Segovia by Train

    The fastest way to get to Segovia from Madrid is through the AVE train from Chamartin station. You’ll get there in only 25 minutes.

  • The Popularity of St. James

    The Way of St. James was very popular until the 16th century. Yet, starting the early 17th century fewer pilgrims walked the route.

  • The Game of the Goose

    They say that the Game of the Goose was invented by the medieval constructors guilds on their pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.

  • Evita in Compostela

    At the Alameda Park in Santiago de Compostela you’ll find a 22m tall araucaria tree donated by Eva Peron in 1947. It’s known as “La Perona”.

  • Pre-Hispanic Vine

    In Mexico, there were types of vine that grew since before the Spanish conquerors arrived. Unfortunately, they were wild varieties so the grapes could not be used to produce wine.

  • Wine and Longevity

    Around the world, many people believe wine makes people live longer and don’t suffer from heart issues thanks to powerful antioxidant it contains called resveratrol.

  • Countless Museums

    There are 151 known museums in Mexico City. After London, it’s the city with the greatest number of museums in the world.

  • San Angel and the Carmelites

    San Angel was named after the Carmelite convent that was founded in the area and that was dedicated to this saint. Nowadays the convent houses El Carmen Museum.

  • To The Giralda on Horseback

    There is no stairway to climb up the Giralda. Instead, there are 35 ramps that were built in such a way that they could be climbed up on horseback.

  • The Sculpture of Faith

    The Giralda, a huge statue created by sculptor Juan Bautista Vazquez El Viejo that represents Faith, was named like that because it turned with the wind.

  • The Giralda in New York

    There used to be a replica of the Giralda in New York, but it was destroyed and, instead, they build the Madison Square Garden in that same spot.

  • The Original Giralda

    The Giralda was built in the 12th century in the Almohade style and with a height of 76 meters.

  • A Terrible Earthquake

    The Giralda was originally adorned with three spheres which were brought down by an earthquake in the 14th century.

  • Architectural Details

    The brick ornamentation you can see at the Giralda is called sebka and it consists on small arches which, together, form rhombus shapes.

  • La Giralda moderna

    En el siglo XVI, el arquitecto Hernán Ruíz confirió su aspecto actual a la Giralda.

  • Free Tours in The Royal Chapel

    The Royal Chapel can be visited free of charge on Sundays from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., as long as you book in advance: http://entradasgratuitas.diocesisgranada.es/view/event/capilla-real-en-capilla-real/

  • Double-Deckers in Barcelona

    In post-War Barcelona there were double-decker buses such as the ones commonly found in England.

  • Sagrada Familia Audioguide

    The Audioguide for The Sagrada Familia should be purchased online as it’s not available in situ. It’s collected at the point of distribution that you can find upon entering the church and it’s available in the following languages: Catalan, Spanish, English, French, German, Chinese, Italian, Portuguese and Russian.

  • 360 Virtual Tour of the Royal Alcazar

    On the Royal Alcazar’s official website alcazarsevilla.org you can find a virtual tour of the alcazar’s main attractions.

  • Celebrate at the Reina Sofia Museum

    If you enjoy big celebrations, take into account that the gardens and terraces of the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid can be booked for special events.

  • What’s a bivvy?

    Bivvy bags or bivouac bags are sleeping bags made from breathable waterproof membranes. They prevent outside moisture from entering the bag

  • A Huge Architectonic Complex

    The architectonic complex located next to Turia River covers almost two kilometers.

  • The Biggest Aquarium in Europe

    The Oceanogràfic is home to more than 500 marine species. It’s the biggest aquarium in Europe.

  • Introducing the Hemisfèric

    The first area of the City of Arts and Sciences that opened to the public was the Hemisfèric on April 16th 1998.

  • A Sculpture of Velazquez in Madrid

    In Casa de Velazquez you can find the equestrian sculpture of Diego Velazquez, a work by the French sculptor Emmanuel Frémiet.

  • Symbols of Power

    The stone that is found on the details of the Alhambra’s main entrance door symbolized power.

  • A Union of Cultures

    When the Catholic Kings gained control over the Alhambra they respected the spaces, ornamentation and symbols their predecessors had created, but they also inserted Christian symbols in the areas they inhabited.

  • Surprising Discoveries

    The restorers of the Alhambra found 80 polychromatic drawings with human and animal figures that had remained hidden under the wood and plaster that covered the walls.

  • Talent to be Remembered

    Paco de Lucia, one of the most emblematic representatives of Andalusian musical tradition passed away in Mexico in 2014.

  • A Historic Fair

    The fair in Malaga has been celebrated since the province was incorporated to the Crown of Castille with the Catholic Kings on August 19th 1487.

  • The Origins of Flamenco

    It’s not very clear when flamenco music was created, but the style that is most popular nawadates dates back to the 18th century.

  • World Toast

    The world’s greatest Gin Tonic consumers are Philippines, the United States and Spain.

  • Digestive Luxury

    A Gin Tonic is one of the best natural digestives you can find.

  • Surprising Changes

    Did you know that if you expose a Gin Tonic to ultraviolet light it turns fluorescent?

  • History of Sagunto

    The first inhabitants of Sagunto date back to the Bronze Age. They lived there until the fifth century, when the Iberian culture flourished.

  • A Famous Dessert from Segovia

    Ponche segoviano is a gastronomic delicacy in Segovia. This dessert that was first commercialized in 1926 consists on a rectangular sponge cake made with flour, eggs and sugar, bathed with syrup, filled with custard and covered with a fine coating of marzipan.

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