Nestled into the hills and rivers of Spain’s northeastern region of Catalonia lies Girona. This picturesque little city is filled with cultural treasures and surrounded with exceptional natural beauty. Many visitors to Catalonia choose to bypass its cobbled streets, heading directly to bigger and flashier Barcelona…but those who make the stop are glad they did! […]
The Guggenheim Bilbao: 20 years of contemporary art Since its opening on the 19th of October 1997, the Guggenheim Museum has represented cultural life of Bilbao. Today, after 20 years of world-class contemporary art, the Guggenheim has helped put Bilbao on the map as one of Europe’s most vanguard art destinations. In honor of its […]
Known in the Middle Ages as the ‘City of Three Cultures’, Toledo is a place where Christian, Muslim and Jewish communities peacefully coexisted. This unique cultural synthesis is modern Toledo’s biggest attraction – the city has an architectural offering that few can match. With arched mosques, Sephardic synagogues and Gothic cathedrals – as well as […]
For most people, the mention of Spain calls to mind images of medieval castles and sun-soaked beaches, golden paella and cool red sangria, bullfights and flamenco dancing – and these images are probably accompanied by the passionate strumming of Spanish guitar music. As one of Spain’s iconic symbols, the Spanish guitar and its rich history […]
Jerez de la Frontera, located in the Cadiz region of southwestern Spain, is a picturesque city surrounded by sprawling fertile land. This has provided the ideal conditions for two things the region is most famous for: vineyards and horses. Add the third – flamenco – and you have La Fiesta de la Vendimia de Jerez. […]
The Jerez Horse Fair, (Feria del Caballo) is one of three major traditional festivals held in Andalucia, in Southern Spain. This year’s festival takes place from 13 – 20 May with events kicking off at 10pm on the Saturday evening. For a whole week, the streets of Jerez are overtaken over by parades of beautiful […]
Music and theater lovers of all tastes will find something to sing to their senses at the Castell de Peralada festival. Each summer, this month-long menagerie of live shows has transformed the picturesque town of La Peralada, in the Girona province into a vibrant global stage. From traditional to trendy, opera to popular, the festival […]
In the summer, Spanish towns, gardens and historic locations undergo a transformation. They come to life with the famous tales of Cervantes, Shakespeare, Sophocles… When night falls, these unique settings become stages for classical theater, bringing the magic of these universal stories and characters to audiences under the light of the moon. A perfect stage […]
The reasons to visit (and fall in love with) Barcelona and the surrounding region of Catalonia are endless…sun-drenched beaches, centuries of architecture, cuisine to delight all tastes, shopping galore, and world-class culture, to name just a few. And those visiting Barcelona in July have yet another attraction. From July 1 to 31, the Grec Festival […]
Spain is widely celebrated as the land of flamenco, and one can hardly imagine the country without a soundtrack of strumming guitars and furiously clacking heels. But the Spanish music scene has much more to offer than just the “cante jondo”, especially when it comes to opera. Opera with Spanish flair The earliest Spanish operas […]
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