Tag Archive: Spain

Galicia: The ritual of La Queimada

Galicia: The ritual of La Queimada In the northwestern corner of Spain, you will find Galicia, which is a land of pure magic. In this place of witches and spirits, your group can take part in the unforgettable ritual of the queimada. This rite, which involves a flaming punch of alcohol, herbs and other ingredients, […]

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Tantalizing Tapas

Any visit to Spain is incomplete without having sampled the delectable dishes that line the bars of even the humblest establishments. Tapas are an inextricable part of Spanish culture, and they are also an ideal way to get a taste of the different flavors and ingredients of each particular region. Some bars and restaurants that […]

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The AVE: Connecting cities in Spain

Spain’s network of airports makes it easy to get around the country quickly, but for those who would rather avoid air travel without losing precious time, the AVE makes it possible. These high-speed trains travel at close to 200 miles per hour (310 km/h), so will get your group around the peninsula, quickly and comfortably. […]

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Extremadura: Jarramplas festival

Every January in Extremadura, residents fill the streets of Piornal, eager to punish Jarramplas. The fellow who plays this devil-like character wears a carefully padded suit beneath his costume of colorful fabric strips and a frightening mask – essential protection, since Jarramplas walks the streets and beats a drum while residents hurl armloads of turnips […]

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Special events of 2018

In addition to the incredible array of cultural, natural, and gastronomic attractions that Spain offers all the time, each year offers its own special events, and 2018 is no exception. Even the most frequent visitors to Spain will never lose their passion for this rich and dynamic country. Here are just a few of the […]

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Spain’s nativity scenes: a holiday highlight

The Christmas season in Spain is a time for celebration, gifts and many traditions like the Three Kings parades, eating grapes at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve, and braving the crowds for last minute holiday shopping. Streets at this time of year are bustling and sparkling with color and light. Along with […]

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A Spanish tradition: winter shopping

A Spanish tradition: winter shopping Christmas in Spain is joyful and festive, a time to spend with the family and share goodwill in the form of presents. The streets, squares and shops fill with carols, lights and color, as well as an endless variety of gifts that are sure to please. In Spain, shopping at […]

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City Portrait: Avila

Sheltered by the Sierra Gredos Mountains of Castile-Leon is the stunning World Heritage City of Ávila. Behind its city walls lies a precious set of churches and Renaissance palaces, bearing evidence to the past wealth of the town. Being the birthplace of Saint Teresa of Jesus also marks the city, and there are many religious […]

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Cáceres: World of Music, Arts and Dance Festival

In the heart of Extremadura, there is an unforgettable place: Cáceres. The cobbled medieval streets of this small and lively city offer delightful surprises around every corner. This will be especially true during May of 2018, when the WOMAD (World of Music, Arts and Dance) Festival returns to Cáceres with a stellar program of top […]

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City Portrait: Pamplona

For many people, Pamplona conjures up images of one of the biggest and most famous festivals in the world: the festival of Sanfermines, otherwise known simply as “the running of the bulls”. However, if this festival (and the July heat that goes along with it) is a bit more intense than what your group is […]

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