Monthly Archives: octubre 2016

La Castanyada: Catalunya’s autumn ritual

All Hallow’s Eve is known by many different names around the world: in America, it’s Halloween; in Mexico it the Day of the Dead; and in the Spanish region of Catalunya, it’s La Castanyada. Here, the holiday is rooted in remembering loved ones who have passed away, but the real fun of La Castanyada is […]

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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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The flavor of autumn: wild mushrooms in northern Spain

To many people autumn conjures images of flame colored trees and grinning jack-o-lanterns, but in Spain the season has another meaning that is much more delicious: wild mushrooms. In fact, these autumn offerings are so delectable, that they are giving rise to a new touristic niche, known as mycotourism. More than mushrooms Mycotourism is a […]

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Zaragoza: The City of Many Faces

If there’s one thing you can guarantee when taking a group to Spain’s fifth largest city, it’s that nobody will be bored. From eclectic monuments to stunning Mudejar architecture, awe-inspiring churches and cathedrals to fine food, festivals and round-the-clock fun, the only quandary when arriving in Zaragoza may be what to do first! Kiss the […]

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