Few places in Spain will throw your Spanish expectations for a loop like the northwestern region of Galicia: it’s green and rugged, often cold and rainy, and can easily feel more Celtic than anything Iberian. A Little Background Galicia probably feels Celtic for a reason, though, and not just because of its landscape and climate. […]
Not far from the Spanish-Portuguese border sits the city of Zamora. It’s a town well known for its Romanesque architecture, Holy Week processions, and commanding cityscape that rises above the banks of the massive Duero River. It’s not just its location on the river or near Portugal that make Zamora so noteworthy though; historically, the […]
Given Madrid’s central location in Spain, day trips abound to places like Segovia, Toledo and Ávila — but so do the tourists in each of those destinations. Experience a smaller-pueblo vibe by heading to Chinchón, which is located just 50 kilometers southeast of Madrid, and offers the sights and charm of bigger-city day-trips, minus the […]
The truth is that Spain is chock-full of beautiful places; no abbreviated list could ever do all of the worthy destinations justice. But if one must reach into that bag of awesomely stunning Spanish sights, these are a few that would rise to the top (in no particular order).
Seville — and especially its tourist center — is a maze of streets: many zig and zig, some circle around, and most rarely go in a straight or direct line. Whether you go by foot, bike or bus, here are your best options for navigating one of Spain’s most intriguing and emblematic cities.
If you’ve heard of the pilgrimage route El Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James), then you’re probably familiar with the trail’s final destination, Santiago de Compostela. Situated amidst the rolling and rain-saturated hills of the Spanish northwest, the rustic Galician city is filled with rich history, triumphant pilgrims. and loads of amazing food. […]