Tag Archive: Nordspanien

Las Rias Baixas: Galicia’s magical fjords

Galicia, on the far western end of the northern coastline, is a different kind of Spain. Mists, mystical religion and a rugged coastline reveal its Celtic connections. The region’s unique geography, defined by the presence of countless fjord-like inlets along the coast, adds to its otherworldliness. For nature lovers, this is a destination that cannot […]

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City Portrait: León

The city of León is often overlooked as a Spanish destination, which may add to its appeal for the travellers who do arrive there. Its architecture tells a centuries-long story of rich history, which is topped off with a lively energy and many modern attractions. Wrap this in green waves of natural beauty, like the […]

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City Portrait: Oviedo

Set in the heart of Asturias in the northern region known as “Green Spain”, elegant Oviedo offers a sharp contrast to some of its more working class neighbors. As the Asturian capital, the city’s noble history can be seen in its grand architecture, which has been carefully restored and maintained. Its pedestrianized Old City has […]

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Summer holidays are here…

… and that means it’s time for us, too, to take a small blogging break! But you can take Spain on your tablet with you to the beach or enjoy our articles comfortably at home with a glass of fresh sangria. Maybe you will even get inspired and decide to take a last minute short […]

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Asturias: A refreshing summer destination

Gorgeously green hills, a dramatically jagged coast, soaring mountains cut with deep valleys, colorful fishing ports and quaint country villages…the northern region of Asturias is a perfect balance of nature and culture, topped off with some of Spain’s finest and freshest cuisine. While most summer visitors to Spain flock to the Mediterranean coast, Asturias remains […]

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City portrait: BILBAO

Bilbao, the largest city of the Basque Country, may not stun you on first impression – but give it some time and it will prove that physical beauty is only skin deep. The real charm of this former industrial hub is in its quirky yet down-to-earth character, which is enhanced by a blossoming art and […]

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Galician elegance: the Route of Camellias

When Portuguese sailors introduced colorful camellia blossoms into Galicia in the 1700s, they gave the region a piece of its identity. Today these elegant flowers illuminate the landscape and gardens of Galicia during the months of February and March, in a display that is breathtaking enough to become its own attraction: the Route of Camellias. […]

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Jazz in San Sebastián: A perfect summer experience

It is impossible not to love the Basque city of San Sebastián (Donostia in Basque). Beautiful and sophisticated, with a coastline that postcards are made of and a tapas culture that is unmatched in Spain, why shouldn’t chic San Sebastián also host one of Europe’s best and oldest jazz festivals? 50 years of world-class jazz […]

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The St. James Way never goes out of style

The St. James Way, also known as the Camino de Santiago, has been an attraction since the Middle Ages and today draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each year – especially after the tourist boom in 2004, related to the Holy Year of Jacob. Today, this stunning journey is still high on the short-lists of […]

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San Sebastian… European Capital of Culture 2016

San Sebastian (or Donostia in the local Basque language) is an attractive little city on a stunning piece of the Cantabrian shore, with a reputation for having the best cuisine in all of Spain. It has long been visited by sun-seekers and foodies, but 2016 marks a new era for the charming Basque city, as […]

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