Monthly Archives: December 2017

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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