Category: Things To Do

Agua Amarga

September 12, 2014

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The truth is that much of Andalucía’s most popular coastal destinations are abuzz with foreigners. Though beautiful, few picture-perfect seaside villages remain unspoiled, and that’s just largely the way it goes. But some little nooks maintain an air of the past, not overrun by tourism and resorts, and therefore offer an intimate feel. Agua Amarga is certainly one of those.

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The Patios of Cordoba

September 5, 2014

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Cordoban patio

Córdoba may be first and foremost known for its Grand Cathedral-Mosque, but second on that list are surely the patios. These flower-filled inner courtyards are a visual delight, and very much emblematic of the southern Spanish town. These shaded interior areas date back to Roman times, when they served as a cool respite from the […]

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Granada Charterhouse (Cartuja Monastery)

August 22, 2014

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You thought you’d checked off all of Granada’s sights from your list of things to see, but alas, one more remains: The Cartuja Monastery. Opulent, art-filled and 300 years in the making, it’s one more Granada stop that you won’t want to miss. Often called the Granada Charterhouse or La Cartuja of Granada, the humble-on-the-outside […]

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Jerez Day Trip from Costa del Sol

August 22, 2014

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In many ways, Jerez is all things especially Spanish wrapped into one – from flamenco-style costumes, to bulls and fancy horses, and of course wine, oh the wine. So if you plan to go on a day trip to this part of southern Spain, here are three ways you can get to know the region […]

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City of Arts and Sciences

August 15, 2014

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What comes to mind when you hear of the Spanish city of Valencia? The beach? Paella? Maybe even oranges (for which the region is famous)? Perhaps. But really, one of Valencia’s most emblematic images is the City of Arts and Sciences, with its futuristic architecture and educational and entertaining venues.

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Cordoba’s Jewish Quarter

August 8, 2014

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Given that Spain became an almost entirely Catholic country come the 16th century, it might come as a surprise to discover that, before that, Catholicism, Islam and Judaism all peacefully coexisted and even thrived in the Latin land. And few places serve as a better example of this than Córdoba, which happens to be home to one of Europe’s largest Jewish quarters.

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