Tag Archive: gastronomy

Murcia: Gastronomic Capital of 2020

In 2020, Murcia will take over as the official Capital of Spanish Gastronomy, organizing 1,001 activities over the course of the year, ranging from tapas routes and vegetable museums to a fruit and vegetable festival. According to the judges, Murcia won the prestigious award not only for its culinary variety but also for being a […]

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Spain 2020: The highlights

2020 is sure to be a great year to visit Spain, with a packed calendar of exhibits, events, festivals and more. Whether your group is interested in art, music, fashion, gastronomy, or something completely different, you’re sure to find a special event to suit them. Here are just of few of the highlights that are […]

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Iberian ham: The taste of Spain

Spain’s cuisine is recognized around the world for its high-quality ingredients and the endless diversity of dishes that can be prepared with them. Each region offers its own local specialties, and some of them have become iconic of Spain – for example, paella, gazpacho and churros with chocolate. But one delicacy stands out from the […]

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City portrait: Logroño

Tucked into the rolling hills and vineyards of northern Spain is the stately city of Logroño, capital of the province of La Rioja. Rich in history and traditions, Logroño preserves a legacy of monuments dating back as far as the Middle Ages. It has also earned prestige as one of the most important towns on […]

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The perfect combination: Galicia and northern Portugal

Galicia and northern Portugal have much in common – nature, cuisine, and even language! But for all their similarities, these two spectacular destinations each offer their own unique experiences and surprises. Here are some of our favorite picks that your group won’t want to miss! Galicia The region of Galicia is known for its green […]

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Galicia: The ritual of La Queimada

Galicia: The ritual of La Queimada In the northwestern corner of Spain, you will find Galicia, which is a land of pure magic. In this place of witches and spirits, your group can take part in the unforgettable ritual of the queimada. This rite, which involves a flaming punch of alcohol, herbs and other ingredients, […]

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Tantalizing Tapas

Any visit to Spain is incomplete without having sampled the delectable dishes that line the bars of even the humblest establishments. Tapas are an inextricable part of Spanish culture, and they are also an ideal way to get a taste of the different flavors and ingredients of each particular region. Some bars and restaurants that […]

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The sweet treats of Semana Santa

Each year during Semana Santa (Easter week), Spain is completely transformed. All day and night, the streets of cities and towns are filled with beating drums, bright masses of flowers, parades of religious sculpture, and an intensely moving atmosphere. It can be hard to tear away from all the excitement…but there’s another attraction hidden within […]

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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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Churros y chocolate: warming up the winter in Spain

The traditional Spanish treat of ‘churros y chocolate’ is the perfect way to warm up during the cold winter months. Churros are similar to a fried doughnut, but long and thin and dusted in sugar – with an addictively crunchy and chewy texture. They are very popular and abundantly available, sold on the street in […]

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