Did you know that many whitewashed villages in the Axarquia have not registered a single case of Covid-19 during the pandemic? These villages are not on any major tourist route and we are happy to recommend them to those travelers who are more adventurous and are always looking to discover the off the beaten path Spain;
Today the entire world is celebrating the Theater Day. It was initiated in 1961 by the International Theatre Institute and it’s the perfect excuse to enjoy a play in one of this unique Spanish theatres.
Going to the Retiro Park is always a delight but when summer is getting nearer and days are warmer and longer is our favorite place in Madrid to relax and uind! In June the Annual Book Fair takes place within its boundaries becoming the center of the cultural activity in Madrid.
In 2014 will take place the commemoration of the 4th centenary of the death of El Greco, one of the greatest artists of all time. There are three great exhibitions programmed for the year and the largest will gather over a 100 works of El Greco in Toledo. This will be the largest exhibition of the artist ever held in history. Many of the works, which will come from museums all over the world, are exhibit together for the first time. Here are five tips to know a little bit more about El Greco, the man and the artist.
Every July a small city in the north of Spain becomes the most important place in the world: from the 6th to the 14th of July, in Pamplona it takes place the world-wide known San Fermines.
Galicia has always been a stark place of unreal beauty. Inland, thick forests and deep green valleys. On the coast, cliffs and steep capes. The difficult orography made Galicia a unique region with its own particular culture.
He thereupon commended himself with all his heart to his lady Dulcinea, beseeching her to succor him in this peril; and, being well covered with his shield and with his lance at rest, he bore down upon them at a full gallop and fell upon the first mill that stood in his way, giving a thrust at the wing, which was whirling at such a speed that his lance was broken into bits and both horse and horseman went rolling over the plain, very much battered indeed…”
Every 23th of April takes place the World Book Day in many countries. Promoted by the UNESCO this is a day to encourage reading and defend the authors’ rights. The date has not been chosen by chance. In April 23th 1616 two geniuses died: William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes.
Easter in Spain is lived in a very special way. Spain has historically been, and is, a Catholic country and the tradition of Easter or Holy Week goes back to medieval times. Easter is a time of sorrow and redemption for the Catholic religion and the Holy Week is full of centenary traditions.
We will follow the fascinating “Ruta de los Castillos” (Castle Road), to visit some of the best-preserved castles in Spain.