best places to visit spain

view of the mezquita and roman bridge cordoba spain
Where to go in Spain in 2016… Tired of the crowds in Tuscany; feel like you have “done” the Dordogne; or don´t really fancy Turkey right now? Then Spain should be high on your bucket list. So, what are best things to see and do in Spain this year...? Once popular for little more than Sol y Playa and Golf, Spain is at last becoming known for its dynamic cities & historic towns, arts & culture, food & wines, nature & outdoor...
View of Antequera Andalucia lovers rock and dolmens unesco sites spain
Andalucian sites may soon be added to the new UNESCO World Heritage List. El Torcal national park along with the Peña de los Enamorados (Lovers Rock) and the Megalithic dolmens of Menga, Viera and El Romeral , near Antequera, have been nominated for this year´s UNESCO´s World Heritage List , due to be announced in July. The five sites - three cultural and two natural - are described by UNESCO as: “The Antequera dolmens are outstanding examples...
craft beers spain el cabo microbrewery cabo de gata andalucia
Artisanal Andalucia: on the Craft Beer Trail in Spain… Over the past couple of years, the number of Spanish microbreweries in Andalucia has doubled ( see map ) The region´s been slow to catch on, but now Andalucian craft beer is here to stay...! Spain is the 3 rd largest producer of beer in Europe (behind Germany & UK), with a monopoly of giant-brewers Mahou, San Miguel, Cruzcampo (owned by Heineken) and Estrella Damm etc. But there has been...
El Torcal karst landscape Andalucia Spain setting for Emerald City
Emerald City & Game of Thrones 6 filming in Andalucia The dramatic karst scenery of El Torcal national park in Andalucia has been chosen as a key filming location for the new NBC fantasy drama series, Emerald City , to be based on L. Frank Baum´s classic novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Filming will begin in El Torcal next week , with other destinations in Andalucia expected to be Cabo de Gata National Park near Almeria; the Castillo de...
Malaga Cultural City Break Alcazaba view
Founded by the Phoenicians, the historic city of Malaga has for so long been overlooked as simply an airport gateway, or written-off entirely - tainted by its proximity to over-developed, package-holiday neighbours like Torremolinos. And yet, this vibrant port city is undoubtedly now one of Spain´s top cultural destinations for the Arts and should be added to anyone´s bucket-list of must-see attractions in Andalucia – even if it´s for a night...
Exodus Gods & Kings movie Christian Bale
Photo: Christian Bale in Exodus: Gods & Kings (2014) © 2013 - Twentieth Century Fox. Ridley Scott´s biblical epic about Moses, Exodus: Gods & Kings , just made its Spanish release this weekend. Filmed in the stunning arid desert mountains of the Sierra Alhamilla in Almeria, the film is set to be one of the biggest releases this Christmas – in Spain 05 Dec, in the USA & Canada 12 Dec and in the UK 26 Dec 2014. The main set for the...
mosque cathedral cordoba
Exactly 30 years ago , Cordoba´s mesmerizing Mosque – Cathedral (The Mezquita) was designated a World Heritage Site. Ten years later, the Historic Centre surrounding it was added to the list. So, there´s never been a better time to visit one of Andalucia´s cultural jewels to celebrate their big UNESCO anniversies... 30 years : The Mosque - Cathedral of Cordoba (UNESCO Nov 1984). 20 years : The Historic Centre of Cordoba (UNESCO Dec 1994). Here´s...
mezquita in cordoba spain
The Google Doodle celebrates the 888th birthday of Averroes , one of the greatest intellectual figures in the history of Islam, born in Cordoba (Spain). As we all know, Google regularly tweaks its logo to incorporate famous people, birthdays, notable dates and historical events etc. Well, today the site decided to pay homage to Averroes, one of the greats of Islamic thinking, and featured the famous horseshoe arches of Cordoba´s mesmerizing M...
roman bridge and mezquita cordoba
Cordoba´s Historic Centre has received the prestigious Europa Nostra award for Cultural Heritage and Conservation in recognition of its recent restoration of the city´s Roman bridge, Calahorra Tower and Triumphal Arch (Bridge Gate). The complex project, which lasted 10 years and is now fully complete, included the long 1st century BC Roman Bridge over the Guadalquivir river; the Puerta del Puente , a renaissance gate which was transformed a...
Best places to go in Andalucia in 2014
Spain has just registered a record year with tourist numbers reaching an incredible 60.6 million in 2013. The Alhambra in Granada also broke its previous best, with 2.3 million visitors last year. So, with Spain back on everyone’s “bucket list”, we thought we’d come up with a tempting “14 Best Places to Go" list for Southern Spain in 2014… Where to go in Spain in 2014 MARCH 1: Art & Cultures of Al-Andalus, the Power of the Alhambra Catch the...

Pages