Category Archive: Levante

City Portrait: Teruel

This picturesque town of about 35,000 inhabitants sits on the high ground of Aragon, and holds within its historic center an important medieval legacy. The cathedral tower, along with the towers of San Salvador, San Martín and San Pedro are the highlights of the town’s Mudejar architecture, which have led Teruel to be declared a […]

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A festival of color: Valencia’s Battle of Flowers

A festival of color: Valencia’s Battle of Flowers Spain’s calendar is filled with unique festivals, and each year in late July, the city of Valencia hosts one of the most beautiful. More than a million marigolds decorate streets and floats – and fly through the air – at the Battle of Flowers. Worth a visit […]

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Caravaca: A top cultural and religious destination

The beautiful town of Caravaca de la Cruz, located between Murcia and Granada in southeastern Spain, is widely known for its great historic and religious significance, and its wealth of monuments that still bear witness to this past. Most notable among them is the Santuario de la Vera Cruz (Sanctuary of the True Cross), which […]

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City Portrait: Murcia

Murcia is a city in southeastern Spain that is often overlooked by tourists – hard to believe considering all it has to offer. Besides a rich cultural heritage and many excellent museums, this region boasts over 3,000 hours of sunshine a year, which can be enjoyed in the city itself or on the nearby coastline. […]

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Murcia: A new destination for wine tourism

The region of Murcia in eastern Spain is most often visited for its golden beaches and perfect-all-year climate, but that’s not its only attraction. It also boasts beautiful nature parks, charming traditional villages, excellent cuisine based on locally grown products…and some of Spain’s finest wine. As Murcian wines gain popularity, so does the region’s enotourism. […]

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Valencia: Cradle of culture, cuisine and fiestas

Famed for paella, Las Falles festival and its impressive museums and art galleries, Valencia is Spain’s third largest city. Strikingly futuristic buildings of the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias contrast with Art Nouveau architecture and a rich cultural and gastronomic scene. An oasis of green and blue Valencia is located on the dried […]

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Leave your heart in Teruel: Europe in Love

Whether you’re a hardened cynic or a die-hard romantic, it’s hard not to resist the charms of Teruel in Eastern Spain.  Known as Spain’s “City of Love”, Teruel is famous for the legend of its ill-fated lovers, which dates back to the C13th. In February, the city of Teruel recreates the story of Isabel and […]

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Alicante and the White Coast: An escape from winter blues

No visitor to Alicante will claim that they came to get away from it all – most simply come for some sun! This is Alicante’s most abundant resource, with about 330 sunny days each year. It’s a great complement to this dynamic city, which also boasts a castle, an old quarter, and a long waterfront, […]

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La Tomatina: Valencia’s tomato throwing festival

La Tomatina is a festival unlike any other. It culminates when – for a couple of crazy hours – the small town of Bunyol (near Valencia) becomes a battleground for the world’s biggest food fight. Tens of thousands of people gleefully hurl ripe tomatoes at each other, every year on the last Wednesday of August, […]

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Alicante’s tribute to fire

Spain’s long hot summers are a force to be reckoned with, and each year the summer solstice is greeted with a festival to match. The festival of San Juan, culminating on the night of June 23rd, is a spectacular display of music, colour and fireworks, when thousands of people – especially in Alicante – take […]

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