“Land’s End” is considered the edge of the westernmost point of Spain, known since the medieval ages as Finisterre and translated to mean “the end of the earth.” There’s yet another nickname for the rugged coastline as well, a macabre sounding moniker given by Spanish locals for the rocky Galician seascape bordering Finisterre called “Costa da Morte,” aka “Coast of Death,” named for sharp rocks, ship wrecks and lost fishermen to the temperamental ocean beyond. Foreboding, to say the least.
It’s a fact: Costa Brava brims with adorable little villages. So prepare to add yet another to your list of must-see towns, because today we’re talking about Banyoles; the lakeside village that ticks all the perfect-pueblo boxes. Situated just 18 kilometers from the city of Girona, Banyoles is home to a handful of delightful sights. […]
Tucked away on a cliff-lined coast, you’ll fine the sweet village of Begur. Castle-topped and cove-filled, its a Catalan town that you’ll want to add to your Costa Brava itinerary. Begur is a tiny pueblo – well, at least in theory it is. Residents count among the thousands, but come summertime the actual town capacity […]
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 […]