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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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City Portrait: Vitoria-Gasteiz

The Basque capital of Vitoria-Gasteiz is often overshadowed by the other more prominent Basque cities, but don’t let this turn you away. This city of a quarter of a million people has a lot to offer, like the best preserved medieval center of all the Basque cities, impressive renaissance architecture, leafy tree-lined streets and boulevards, […]

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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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Gastrofestival: A delicious time to visit Madrid

Madrid is a one of the great cities of the world, with a wealth of museums, shopping, nightlife, parks and restaurants. Visitors who brave the cold of January and February are also in for a special treat. No, it’s much more than churros y chocolate (which are worth a visit alone) – it’s the Madrid […]

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Cáceres: World of Music, Arts and Dance Festival

In the heart of Extremadura, there is an unforgettable place: Cáceres. The cobbled medieval streets of this small and lively city offer delightful surprises around every corner. This will be especially true during May of 2018, when the WOMAD (World of Music, Arts and Dance) Festival returns to Cáceres with a stellar program of top […]

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Madrid in Dance

The Madrid en Danza International Dance Festival is an event of truly global scale that attracts numerous dance companies from all over the world. It encompasses the full range of dance styles, from classical to avant-garde, and a wide variety of national and international programmes. Of course, it also includes the best in Spanish and […]

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Flamenco at its finest: La Bienal 2018

Seville offers its visitors countless sights, sounds and experiences, but the Andalusian metropolis may be best defined by one thing in particular – the city lives and breathes flamenco music and dance. Not surprisingly, charismatic Seville hosts the world’s biggest flamenco event: La Bienal. As the name suggests, this three-week flamenco festival takes place every […]

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The Guggenheim Bilbao: 20 years of contemporary art

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 […]

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Madrid: A Picasso / Lautrec exhibition at the Thyssen Museum

This fall 2017, visitors to Madrid will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see great works by two of Europe’s most widely revered modern painters: Pablo Picasso and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. The Picasso / Lautrec exhibition highlights and analyses the close relationship between the works of the two artists. The Paris connection Around the same time […]

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