City Portrait: Teruel

12 Déc 2018 /
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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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The great opera houses of Spain

05 Déc 2018 /
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In Spain, there are two reasons to go to the opera. The first one, of course, is to see the show. Many magnificent productions grace the stages of Spain’s great opera houses. And this is the second reason: to see the opera houses themselves. Teatro Real in Madrid, the Teatro Gran Liceu in Barcelona, the […]


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Tarragona: A World Heritage City

28 Nov 2018 /
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On the shores of the Mediterranean, the former Roman Tarraco offers a perfect blend of ancient history and modern comforts. Thanks to its vast archaeological remains, it has been named a World Heritage City, but Tarragona has even more to offer. The Tarragona of today is a lively city, where the present mingles harmoniously with […]


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A Spanish autumn treat: Dulce de membrillo

21 Nov 2018 /
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From chestnuts to churros con chocolate, Spain has plenty of treats for the chillier months of the year, and dulce de membrillo (quince jelly) stands out among them. Membrillo is Spanish for quince, which is a bright yellow fruit similar in appearance to a pear. However, don’t bite into a quince – this fruit is […]


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The Route of Cistercian Monasteries

14 Nov 2018 /
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In the northeastern provinces of Tarragona and Lleida lies a fascinating route of imposing monasteries, constructed by the followers of the Cistercian order. The austere spirit of this order can be seen in its architecture, which blends Romanesque and Gothic styles, and is a truly unique and unforgettable way to discover this picturesque region of […]


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Las Medulas and Bierzo: a destination unlike all others

07 Nov 2018 /
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In the rugged mountainous landscape of El Bierzo in Castille and Leon, travelers can find high rocky peaks and verdant forests, picturesque medieval villages, rolling vineyards, and one of the most unique and impressive of all ancient Roman remains – the gold mines of Las Médulas, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The ancient […]


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City Portrait: Lerida

31 Oct 2018 /
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In the mountainous interior of the northeastern region of Catalonia lies the city of Lerida. With excellent shopping and a vibrant cultural life, Lerida is a modern city that still remains off the touristic radar. In addition to all the city has to offer, the surrounding region is known for its spectacular nature and wide […]


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The Saffron Rose Festival of Consuegra

24 Oct 2018 /
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Spain is famous for its cuisine, which varies widely across the country but is based in all parts on the freshest local ingredients. However, one ingredient stands out from the rest: saffron. These bright red-orange threads were widely sought after throughout history since Roman times, and Spanish saffron has always been considered the best in […]


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Costa Dorada: Top 5 things to see

17 Oct 2018 /
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The Costa Dorada in southern Catalonia is a destination that seems to have it all. With its rich history of seafaring tradition, some of Europe’s best Roman ruins, excellent wine and cuisine, and of course, long beaches of soft sand interrupted only by charming villages and secluded coves, it doesn’t disappoint! There is so much […]


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Where history meets luxury: the Spanish Parador hotels

10 Oct 2018 /
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Spain is a country filled with wonder and magic, thanks to its vibrant culture, astounding nature, and rich history and folklore. There are countless archeological and historical treasures, like centuries old monuments, castles, and cathedrals. However, your group is not limited to simply visiting these amazing sites…they can actually stay at them. The Parador hotels […]


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