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It always seems there's a fiesta on, somewhere or other in Spain.
As most of them are dedicated to one of the large list of Saints, mass usually precedes
the processions and merriment.
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Countries neighbouring Spain are: Gibraltar,
Portugal, France and Andorra. Algeciras is also the sailing point for Morocco.
Spain has been a favourite playground of British, Dutch, and
German tourists who escape the dreary climates of their own countries for some summer sun
by the sea; with copious quantities of sex and sangria stirred in for good measure. Quite
a cocktail for the 18-30 crowd.
For the culturally inclined there is plenty of that too. Hemingway
made bullfighting popular in American literature, but these are all clichés.
Of course you'll want to have paella on the coast, and Spain wouldn't
be the same without a little flamenco dancing and intricate guitar. After a few days,
you'll even be an expert on the castanets yourself.
Several regions in Spain have kept a separate identity, culturally and
linguistically. These include the Basques, around the Bay of Biscay; the Galicians, in
north-western Spain; and the Catalans, of north-eastern Spain.
The nomadic Spanish Gypsies, Gitanos, are a separate ethnic group.
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Arnuero, Avila, Barcelona, Benalmadena, Benidorm, Bilbao, Blanes, Burgos, Caceres, Cadiz, Calella, Calpe, Calvia, Cambrils, Cangas de Onis, Capdepera, Cartagena, Castelldefels, Chiclana de la
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Cordoba, Cuenca, Denia, El Puerto de Santa
Maria, Elche, Estepona, Fuengirola, Fuerteventura, Gandia, Getafe, Gijon, Girona, Gran Canaria, Granada, Guadalajara, Huelva, Ibiza, Irun, Jaca, Jerez de la Frontera,
La Gomera, La Linea de la
Manga, La Palma, Lanzarote, Laredo, Leon, Llanes, Lleida, Lloret de Mar, Llucmajor, Logrono, Madrid, Malaga, Malgrat de Mar, Mallorca, Manacor, Marbella, Menorca, Merida, Mijas, Mojacar, Murcia, Muro, Nerja, Noja, O Grove, Osuna, Oviedo, Palma, Pamplona, Peniscola, Pineda de Mar, Platja d'Aro, Pollenca, Ribadesella, Ribes de Freser, Rincon de la Victoria,
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The Roman Catholic religion has played an important part in
Spanish life and culture.
Spanish painters have contributed greatly to the global work on
display in museums around the world. Among the most famous are El Greco, Diego Velázquez,
Francisco Goya, Salvador Dalí, and the prolific Pablo Picasso.
Visit the Prado, in Madrid, for works by El Greco, Velázquez,
Bartolomé Estéban Murillo, Goya, Botticelli, Titian, and Rembrandt.
The National Museum of Modern Art, also in Madrid, concentrates on
Spanish painting after 1800.
And of course the new Guggenheim Museum opened in Bilbao on October
18th, 1997. There are 19 galleries in the building; considered something of a work of art
Madrid Travel Tips
Some of the best things to see in Madrid are either free or cheap -
including a free 15-minute visit to the clock-tower observation deck of Madrid's city hall
building 'Palacio de Cibeles' on the Plaza de Cibeles.
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The capital of Spain lies in the middle of the Castillian plain, 646 metres above sea
Transportation to and from Madrid/Barajas airport and other useful information about the
Passionate about Spain, an American writer shares his Madrid and Spain travel and tourism
experiences with fellow travellers. Recommended by European travel expert, Rick Steves.
Walks of Madrid:
If you're looking for a long night of adventure in the capital of Spain this original tour
premise will help you and your friends party in places that are hard to find, or difficult
to get into, even for Madrileños themselves.
Accommodation in Madrid
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In Barcelona, the official languages are Catalan and Castilian
with Catalan written, read and spoken by the majority of Barcelona's population.
Barcelona is Spain's second largest city, and the capital of the Catalonian Region.
Visit Barcelona City Council's tourism section for a presentation of the city and
essential tourist information for visitors to Barcelona.
Getting Around Barcelona
Barcelona's main train station is called Estacio-Sants.
Barcelona City Map:
This interactive map of Barcelona helps locate streets and places of interest around the
city. The information database is only available in Catalan though.
Barcelona - Public
How to move around Barcelona by public transport and suggested tourist routes to take in
of Barcelona Street Names: (With Maps)
These are names which not only guide us through the city but which also have gathered many
memories which reflect a good part of our history. To delve into the memories of a city
leads to a greater affinity with it, as much for those who live in it as for those who
visit, virtually or not.
Take a boat trip around the port and coastal area of Barcelona to see the city from
Barcelona's Oceanarium is a synthesis of the Mediterranean sea. Despite being regarded as
a poor ocean due to its lack of nutrients (oligotrophy), the Mediterranean harbours a wide
range of ecosystems and species. Get up close to sharks, rays and sunfish, with over four
million of litres of sea water over your head.
Buses: 14, 17, 19, 36, 38, 40, 45, 57, 59, 64, 91, 100.
Metro: L3 Drassanes station and L4 Barceloneta station.
Offers tailor-made personal Barcelona tours and city breaks by people actually living in
Barcelona Tour Guides:
Local regulations require a licence to practise as a tour guide in Barcelona. Only
licensed guides may guide you openly at the sights and places of interest and even walk
you past the waiting lines.
Barcelona Zoo is set in a magnificent garden over 100 years old, covering 13 hectares of
Ciutadella Park and containing a collection of some 7,500 individual animals belonging to
more than 400 species from all over the world.
Buses: 14, 39, 41, 42, 141.
Metro: Barceloneta, Arc de Triomf, Ciutadells-Vila Olímpica.
A visit to the Nou Camp is a must for football (soccer) fans visiting Barcelona.
Full list of tourist fairs, salons and forthcoming shows and exhibitions taking place in
The Poble Espanyol offers visitors the chance to get to know all seventeen autonomous
communities of Spain through handicraft markets, cultural displays, samples of food and
Gaudi and Barcelona:
A place for people who love art, architecture, Barcelona, Spain, and the work of Catalan
architect, Antonio Gaudi.
Accommodation in Barcelona
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Budget accommodation in Barcelona.
For longer stays in Barcelona you may consider renting an apartment.
They can often work out cheaper than hotels, especially if there are three of four of you
in the apartment.
Barcelona apartments for rent on a daily or weekly basis.
Happy Apartments Barcelona:
If you're looking for cheap accommodation in a great location, try this selection of
self-catering, holiday apartments - very near to places of tourist interest in Barcelona
and ideal for big groups and family travel.
Charming holiday apartments, fully equipped and centrally located. Perfect base for
sight-seeing, just a short walk to major city attractions and the beach.
In 2007, Valencia hosted the America's
Cup; making the Spanish port the first European venue since 1851 to stage sailing's
oldest tournament. That was followed, in 2008, with a F1 Grand Prix racing event - Circuit Urbano
- being staged on the streets around the port.
Valencia is Spain's third largest city; a city of some three hundred
bell towers, medieval cathedral and former palaces.
According to legend, the Holy Grail is the chalice from which Jesus
drank during the Last Supper and is presently kept in Valencia's Cathedral. Valencia's
Holy Grail, one of a dozen claimed to be the original, was used by Pope John Paul II
during the 1992 Papal visit to Valencia.
Just 350km from the two most important Spanish cities, Madrid and
Barcelona, Valencia is easily accessible from either of them... or you could base yourself
at the centre of the Spanish Mediterranean coast, opposite the Balearic Islands, and
easily travel to both of them.
The Valencia Visitors and Conventions Bureau.
Packed with useful tourist information to help travellers get the most out of their visit
Valencian Institute of Modern Art:
Attached to the Council of Culture, Education and Sport of the Regional Government of
Valencia, the IVAM presents over 25 exhibitions a year, in the Centre Julio González and
the Sala de la Muralla.
Walks in Spain:
Travel to Valencia for a relaxing walking holiday. Each walk captures the essence of this
varied part of Spain.
Accommodation in Valencia
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Getting Around Valencia
View the metro map of Valencia or plan the shortest route to your destination.
Andalucia, especially the
coast area of Costa del Sol and Costa de la Luz is a beautiful region for golf.
Andalucia has lots of historical places to visit like the Alhambra in
Granada, or Cordoba and Seville. Tarifa is the best region for wind and kite surfing.
Endless routes for mountain bikers and many other great possibilities.
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Finca el Moro:
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Joost Schepel is based in Competa and has decades of experience walking in some of
the most hidden and spectacular locations in Southern Spain. Enjoy some of the most
beautiful walks around Cómpeta with accommodation included.
Expo 92 reinforced the image of Seville as a modern and dynamic city, but it has always
been one of my favourite locations in Spain. There's something special about the Moorish
influences in this city.
Accommodation in Seville
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The Basque region has plenty of surprises.
El Hierro, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, La Gomera, La Palma, Lanzarote and Tenerife.
Caños de Meca:
Located on the Southern coast of Spain, near the straight of Gibraltar. Close to the towns
of Barbate and Zahara de los Atunes, the charm and magic of Los Caños is mostly
concentrated in the area around the lighthouse and the cape of Trafalgar.
The tourist guide of Galicia is mainly in Spanish, though it does have some English
Between the sea and the sierra, this part of Eastern Andalucia is well visited by tourists
to the beaches of the Costa del Sol.
They call Mallorca the Island of tranquillity; or isle of light and beauty. I guess the
lights are from the discos, and the beauty the half naked girls. Anyway, outside of rave
season the island does get some of it's tranquillity back.
There is more to Pamplona than the running of the bulls. Located on the fertile plain of
the river Arga, Pamplona is a city full of history and deep-rooted traditions. The streets
and squares of its historic quarter still preserve a significant collection of monumental
buildings dominated by its churches and medieval walls.
Santiago de Compostela:
The gateway to Galicia is popular with pilgrims.
Months would be needed to travel Spain's diverse cultures and distinct regions. With more
limited time, these fascinating destinations provide an intimate window into the authentic
Spanish way of life.
Estepona, western Andalusia, lies in the SW. of the province of Málaga; on the shores of
In Andalusia the "fiesta" forms an important part of one of its most deeply
entrenched expressions, and nowhere is this more so than in Estepona.
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Restaurants in and around Estepona.
Marbella has 27km of coastline divided into 24 beaches.
Brunos Car Rental:
24 hrs free service Malaga and Gibraltar airports.
A variety of cars to choose from if you're holidaying in or around Alicante.
The official site of the Alicante Municipal Tourism Board.
Costa Blanca Tourism:
The Provincial Tourist Board of the Costa Blanca is an autonomous organisation, part of
the Alicante Provincial Council.
The main islands are Mallorca and Ibiza but the smaller Menorca
and Formentera shouldn't be overlooked if you want something a little quieter.
Menorca is a vast open-air museum with a wealth of diverse historical
monuments. Of particular note are the Paleo-Christian basilicas and monuments from the
Crystal clear waters and fine sands blend in with an atmosphere of
relaxation and tranquillity to make a visit to Formentera an attractive option to get away
from it all.
Ibiza is now world famous. What many don't know, is that beyond the
glittering club scene and the never-ending parties, there is one of the most beautiful
islands in the Mediterranean just waiting to be discovered. Our tip is to hire a car, arm
yourself with a detailed island map, brush up on a few Spanish phrases and go out
exploring! There is a great deal more to Ibiza than just what you have seen on the
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One of the greatest benefits of living on a tiny island like Ibiza,
with over 80 beaches to choose from, is that you can select the perfect beach for the
moment. Be that a special occasion, putting yourself around, or simply attaining that
serene tranquility that you seek.
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If you've spent all night in the Ibiza clubs, these are some of the beaches you might want
to chill out on in the late afternoon.
Ibiza guide, to help you get the best out of your holiday in the sun.
This is the very first comprehensive Internet guide to the best restaurants on the
Mediterranean island of Ibiza.
Colourful and informative guide to holidaying in Ibiza - in English, German and Spanish.
Where to Stay in Ibiza
Listing hotels around Ibiza, with links to individual websites.
Norbert is a German who has visited Ibiza at least 20 times and has a large gallery of
nightlife pictures as well as information about the island, its beaches and club scene.
Marine directory for Ibiza and Formentera.
Eating out in Mallorca can often be a frustrating experience.
While there are many fine restaurants that provide traditional style Mallorcan food, there
are also many tourist traps.
If you're enjoying the sun with the children and want to enjoy the nightlife in Mallorca
without them, this company provides uniformed nannies to keep an eye on the kids until you
An initiative by the Mallorca Island Council and Local Information Technology Consortium
of Mallorca to offer a cultural, procedural and tourist agenda for all Mallorca's
institutions to visitors.
Magalluf and Palma Nova:
Magalluf and Palma Nova are two bustling resorts offering a wide choice of activities for
holidaymakers of all ages ... it isn't just for the young as many people believe.
For over 30 years Majorca has been the most popular holiday destination in the
Mediterranean for the British tourist. A combination of both outstanding natural beauty
and professional tourist care will ensure that it's popularity will continue well into the
Mallorca's search engine with Mallorca news, web directory, Mallorca map, diary of
exhibitions, forum, postcards, hotels, apartments, bars and restaurants.
Santa Ponsa, on the south-west coast of Mallorca, is a thriving and busy holiday resort.
This site is dedicated exclusively to the resort.
Accommodation in Mallorca
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Posada de Lluc:
Originally a retreat for monks and their students, who went there to rest after visiting
the monastery at Lluc, this medieval town house - offering eight different bedrooms and a
pleasant garden with swimming pool - was transformed into a quality hotel in 2002. Located
in Pollença; in the north east of Mallorca, 52 km from Palma.
César Manrique --
A Man And His Island:
Eric Gray looks at the life of Lanzarote's renowned painter, sculptor, architect,
landscape artist, urban designer and campaigning environmentalist.
Lanzarote is the most eastern island of the Canarian archipelago, north of Fuerteventura
and some 125km away from the African coast.
A 9km bay, on the southern part of Lanzarote, shelters three bays which in turn contain
smaller bays. Together, they stretch from the lighthouse at Pechiguera Point in the west
to Papagayo Point in the east.
Located off the north coast of Africa, Tenerife is a sub-tropical
paradise that offers something for everyone.
To the south of the island the ever popular resorts of Playa de Las
Americas and Los Cristianos are basked in year round sunshine, whilst the north of the
island is a lush green tropical paradise of banana plantations, palm trees and flowers.
Tenerife Travel Tip
Try go get away from the tourist areas and experience the true
Tenerife. Go in native Canarian bars - you'll be surprised how cheap the prices are!
Sent in by: John
Very few people know that the most crazy street party in Madrid takes
place on the 14th and 15th of August. It is "La Virgen de la Paloma" and the
centre can be found at El Almendro St.
Sent in by: Walks of Madrid.
Check out the Fiestas when you travel to Spain, and much more.
If you want to learn Spanish in Spain, or Latin
America, then this directory might be of help.
This free online tutorial includes written and oral exercises in some 50 separate topics.
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Holiday in Jalon
Enjoy the sun and clean air among peaceful olive and almond terraces, with a drop of
home-made wine, at the Caserío del Mirador; a family run country house retreat set high
above the Jalon Valley. Or just listen to the Spanish guitar while you spy on country life
in rural Spain; 30 minutes from the beach resorts of Moraira, Javea, Denia and Calpe.
Valencia and Alicante airports are an hour's drive away.
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