The living rock — that’s what they call Bocairent. This is because the 5,000-person pueblo sits atop a hillside of porous earth, which has, over the centuries, been creatively used for various human purposes.
Picasso’s artistic life spanned all corners of Spain and beyond. But it was in the southern Spanish city of Malaga where his world took shape, as this is not only where he was born, but where he truly got his artistic start. So Picasso lovers rejoice, because you’ll be able to get your fill of the internationally famous artist by visiting the city’s Picasso Museum.
Costa del Sol is lined by loads of sandy beaches — the kind where warm waves wash onto the shores, water sport opportunities are plenty, and often a restaurant- and bar-filled promenade sits just steps away. The truth is, though, that the best of these idyllic shorelines aren’t really located just steps away from the biggest cities, such as Málaga and Marbella. Instead, visitors would be wise to venture a little outside of town to the east or west, where one can find better shores, with the added bonus of fewer people.
You needn’t limit your visit to Spain to, well, Spain. And that’s because just a stone’s throw away (OK, more like a high-speed ferry ride away) sits another country altogether – and particularly the gateway to Africa, the city of Tangier.
Granada’s Alhambra is enough to lure any visitor to the southern city’s time-weathered streets. But there’s another sight that will surely take your breath away too, and that’s its grand cathedral. Located in the heart of old town (not to be confused with the really old town, the hillside barrio of Albaycin), Granada’s cathedral towers above […]
Forget what you know about the zoo, with all of its cages and artificial enclosures: Bioparc Valencia will turn your zoo expectations right on their head. That’s because this isn’t your conventional kind of wildlife park, but instead one that emphasizes zoo-immersion, a philosophy that focuses on humans being immersed in the animals’ environments, and not the other way around – so, cages, be gone!