Spain’s northwestern region of Galicia often gets overlooked beyond its destination city of Santiago de Compostela. But there’s so much more to discover up in Galicia, particularly if you head out toward the coast to the Rias Baixas. Translated as the “Lower Rias” (rias defined as a river inlet), a day trip to Rias Baixas is the perfect way to get acquainted with some of the most beautiful aspects of Galician culture, from its cuisine to its traditions and its sights.
Until recently, Girona’s best been known and loved for its photogenic row of colorful riverfront buildings, and as having one of the most well-preserved and beautiful Jewish quarters in Europe. Indeed, it’s a captivating Catalan city. But now, it’s gaining fame for another reason: it will serve as a set for the upcoming season six of Game of Thrones.
Driving along the southern coast of Spain, you’ll be hard pressed not to notice the giant landmass protruding out of the country’s southern tip. If you haven’t figured it out already, this is Gibraltar, a territory of the UK and home to loads of things to do and see, particularly its darling Main Street, known for its Britishness and for its shopping.
The beaches of Alicante are quite lovely, but a little change of scenery surely wouldn’t hurt, wouldn’t you agree? Trade those sandy and sunny shores for an idyllic mountaintop castle village by taking a day trip to the town of Guadalest.
In this guide, we’ve handpicked the very best of what makes Madrid so special — both on and off the beaten path — so you can travel like an insider in Madrid!
You’ve made it to the Mediterranean port city of Alicante, a city known for its rich history, its lively nightlife, and the picturesque hilltop castle that rises above town. But Alicante is also known for the beaches, of which it has many. So grab your towel and flip-flops: here are a few of the best shorelines […]