Category: Spain

5 of the best art stops in Mahón, Menorca

5 of the best art stops in Mahón, Menorca

The Balearic Islands have been a firm favourite amongst sun-seeking tourists for decades, offering the best of Spanish culture combined with the unique traditions of each island. Menorca – whose name derives from the Latin word ‘Minorica’, meaning smaller island – is known for its more tranquil atmosphere in comparison to the party islands of […]

Templo del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús

The best scenic walks around Barcelona

Barcelona is a breathtaking city to visit at any time of year, and whilst it’s incredible during the summer months, you might find yourself wanting a break from the crowds. We’ve prepared a selection of our favourite walks for you to try during your stay in Barcelona, so you can ‘get away from it all’ […]

Unsung Andalusia

Unsung Andalusia

Even with Spaniards outside of Malaga province, you’d be hard pressed to find many people that know the region of La Axarquia by name. It is a mostly sleepy and agricultural little area on the hilly, eastern edge of Malaga province, where the mountains meet the Mediterranean Sea. Goat herds dot the pastoral landscapes in […]

The most remarkable Spanish UNESCO Sites

The most remarkable Spanish UNESCO Sites

Spain has the third highest number of UNESCO sites of any country in the world, with only China and Italy beating it by a few sites each. They include some of the most famous European monuments and instantly recognizable Spanish icons, from the spectacular Alhambra to Gauds fantastical Barcelona creations. There are other special places, […]

Top 5 gin bars in Barcelona

Top 5 gin bars in Barcelona

From underground clubs to classy rooftops, Irish pubs and beach boozers, there is no shortage of bars in this eclectic city. But no matter what dance floor or bar stool you find yourself on, the menu at any bar is sure to have one thing a gin and tonic. Whether you’re a newcomer or a […]

Top 5 rooftop bars in Malaga, Spain

Top 5 rooftop bars in Malaga, Spain

Who doesn’t love a rooftop bar? Especially in a city such as Malaga on Andalusia’s Mediterranean coast, with its perpetual sunshine and soothing views of mountains and sea, the rooftop terrace seems like a no-brainer. Still, it was only sometime in the 1980s that the concept really took off, with a few of the taller […]

7 reasons to visit Barcelona this summer

7 reasons to visit Barcelona this summer

There’s no question that Barcelona is worth a visit any time of year. With glorious weather, sandy beaches and magnificent architecture, the city is guaranteed to take your breath away no matter when you visit. If we had to pick, however, we would say that summer is when the city truly comes alive. As if […]

A wine lover's guide to Malaga

A wine lover’s guide to Malaga

The history of wine in the Andalusian province of Malaga tells a story of the Moscatel de Alejandria grape variety, the oldest unadulterated strain in existence today. Cultivation of this grape for sweet wine began in Malaga some 3,000 years ago, brought to the region by the Phoenicians from Alexandria, Egypt. The Phoenicians, Romans and even […]

Spain Michelin Star Triangle Les Moles Jeroni

Delicious drives in Spain: The Michelin Star Triangle and a special gem

I was delighted to team up with Hertz recently to introduce you to some wonderful Delicious Drives in this relatively undiscovered part of Spain. Our first route covered Belle Epoque by the beach and the spectacular Desierto de las Palmas. The second route included a fun boat trip, meeting the Mussel Professor, and areas of […]

Delicious drives in Spain: Morella to Peñsicola, via Vilafamés

Delicious drives in Spain: Morella to Peñsicola, via Vilafamés

Recently I teamed up with Hertz to explore some of Spain’s most beautiful towns, as part of the Delicious Drives series. This remarkable route includes a town where Game of Thrones was filmed, which also used to be a Papal Residence, an inland town with stunning views that was re-constructed by artists and an incredibly […]

Cisco the Mussel Professor Musclarium Delta de l'Ebre

Delicious drives in Spain: The Delta de l’Ebre to Els Ports Natural Park

After our first Delicious Drive with Hertz, we continued north, heading into the south of Catalonia, to discover the magical landscape of the Delta de l’Ebre Natural Park. The setting has attracted film crews, including Sahara and U2 for Vertigo. Catalonia’s second largest wetlands has been a protected space since 1983. Driving down its narrow […]

Desierto de las Palmas views and food

Delicious drives in Spain: Valencia to Desierto de las Palmas, via Benicassim

I teamed up with Hertz recently to explore some stunning routes that are off the typical tourist trail here in Spain. These special experiences capture the essence of the gastronomy of the areas featured, all embraced by spectacular surroundings. Breathtaking views, fun adventures and delicious foodie offerings were thoroughly enjoyed on this road trip. Our […]

9 top tips for seeing a different side of Barcelona

9 top tips for seeing a different side of Barcelona

Barcelona. Everyone thinks they know everything about you, but you have so much more to offer, besides all the typical attractions. Here you can see some of the best non-touristy secrets of Barcelona and get some insider tips to get a more ‘local’ feel for Barcelona. 1. Palau Robert Gardens These beautiful gardens are just […]

Wedding worthy villas around the Med

Wedding worthy villas around the Med

Destination weddings are wonderful both for the bride and groom to be and for their guests, who get to travel to an interesting and beautiful place. As the summer wedding season approaches, here are some ideas to discover some of the most beautiful estates to choose for a wedding in Europe. Louiza Estate, mainland Greece […]

Celebrate gastronomy with pre-summer sun in Andalusia

Celebrate gastronomy with pre-summer sun in Andalusia

Andalusia is already enjoying temperatures upwards of 30ºC this Easter weekend, which bodes well for those seeking some spring sunshine ahead of summer. The season from April through June is undoubtedly the best time to visit the region, when the hillsides are positively bursting with spring wild flowers and greenery, and the temperatures are simply […]

A day trip to stunning Cadaqués

A day trip to stunning Cadaqués

Whether you’ve had your fill of Gaudí in Barcelona or are simply looking for a break from the bustling city life, a day trip to peaceful Cadaqués, a small coastal town in Costa Brava, might just be the thing for you. Explore the stunning beaches and coves, take a stroll down one of the town’s breathtaking walking […]

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