Home » Archive » Facts About Spain

Arcos, Spain

Arcos, Spain

The Church of San Pedro, perched in a perilous cliffhanger of a position. Arcos de la Frontera One of Andalucia s most dramatically positioned pueblos blancos (white villages), Arcos balances atop a rocky limestone ridge, its whitewashed houses and stone castle walls stopping abruptly as a sheer cliff face plunges down to the fertile valley of the river Guadalete below. Declared a national historic-artistic monument in 1962 in recognition of its exceptional …

Barcelona, Spain Points of Interest

Barcelona, Spain Points of Interest

This page lists our choice of best Barcelona s tourist attractions and sights of interest. You will find a brief description of each Barcelona sight of interest along with a link to a photo gallery of each. We have also provided a small sights map to show the exact location of the attraction and if you click on these maps you will see a larger version of the map. The map includes the nearest metro underground stops to the attaction. The photo galleries …

Flights to Madrid, Spain

Flights to Madrid, Spain

After purchasing cheap flights to Madrid, you will arrive at the Madrid-Barajas Airport. The busiest airport in Spain, it is also one of the busiest ones in the entire world. Upgrades to the airport have significantly boosted the airport s capacity and efficiency. Taking advantage of flights to Madrid, nearly 50 million passengers traveled through the airport in 2010. The airport is conveniently located in Madrid s Barajas district and is about 13 …

alhambra Spain

alhambra Spain

Alhambra And fortress of the monarchs of . The name Alhambra, signifying in Arabic “the red, ” is probably derived from the colour of the sun-dried tapia , bricks made of fine gravel and clay, of which the outer walls are built. Constructed on a plateau that overlooks the city of Granada, the palace was built chiefly between 1238 and 1358, in the reigns of , founder of the , and his successors. The splendid decorations of the interior are ascribed …

Lloret de Mar Spain

Lloret de Mar Spain

Lloret de Mar is situated in the southern part of the Costa Brava, 70 kilometres to the north east of Barcelona. This is one of the Mediterraneans most popular resorts and certainly the liveliest holiday spot on this stretch of the Spanish coastline. The former fisherman’s village covers 48 square kilometres, and has five main beaches along a 7 kilometre of coastline. The city of Barcelona and its airport El Prat can also be reached by train, with …

Santander, Spain

Santander, Spain

Returning after 20 years to her old party grounds, Christy Esmahan, our guest expert, finds not much has changed in Santander. Especially the cider . By Christy Esmahan “You’re in for a real treat, ” I promised my husband as we approached Santander. It was one of the first cities on the northern coast of that I had visited back in the mid 1980s when I was a grad student living in . My roommate, Blanca, had invited me to spend the Christmas holidays …

dogs from Spain

dogs from Spain

Of course it’s not only dog owners who want to know what is and isn’t allowed in Spain. Anyone spending time here is affected by the way in which others look after, or not, their pets. Barking dogs, dangerous dogs, dog mess left on the pavements have an impact on everyone. In this article we look at some of the issues of importance to dog owners and their neighbours alike. Dangerous dogs If you have a dog in Spain you should check to see if it’s on …

Oviedo, Spain

Oviedo, Spain

If you’ve ever heard of Asturias, then you’re way ahead of the curve. This hidden corner of Spain is little-known to outsiders but it’s somewhere that’s worth getting to know. The city of Oviedo is the regional capital and the cultural heart, a great place to explore on a budget if you’re looking for a true taste of Spain. Getting There Otherwise you can fly into Madrid and then take a coach or train north. It’s a bit of a journey, but worth it for …

dialing Spain from us

dialing Spain from us

By Rick Steves Many Americans are intimidated by dialing European phone numbers. You needn t be. With these tips and list of calling codes for Europe, it s simple, whether you re calling from the US, Canada, or within Europe. Calling Internationally Whether you re phoning from a US landline, your own mobile phone, a Skype account, or a number in another European country (e.g., Spain to Italy), you re making an international call. Here s how to do …

Cantabria, Spain

Cantabria, Spain

While the northern provinces of Cantabria and Asturias are popular holiday terrain for Spaniards and the French, they remain hardly touched by the mass tourism of the Mediterranean coast, mostly because of the somewhat unreliable weather. But the sea is warm enough for swimming in the summer months, and the sun does shine, if not every day; it’s the warm, moist climate, too, that’s responsible for the forests and rich vegetation that give the region …

Flights to Spain

Flights to Spain

Pack your bags, book your Spain flights, and get ready for an adventure. No matter if you re on the hunt for an thrilling escape or a tranquil trip, you ll find myriad ways to personalize every aspect of your adventure. On your trip, visit the can t-miss landmarks and revel in the vistas of the most gorgeous areas. It s no wonder why adventure seekers, history buffs, and travel bugs alike are drawn to this alluring destination. Here at Expedia, we …

Figueres, Spain

Figueres, Spain

The birthplace of Salvador Dalí, and the capital of the Alt Emporda region, Figueres, is famous because of the Dalí Theatre-Museum, which is the second most visited museum in all of Spain, after the Prado Museum in Madrid. However the town of Figueres makes a good base for a night or two, to enjoy a number of fine buildings, apart from the famous Dalí museum, plus some other great museums – the Toy Museum of Catalonia, The Emporda Region Museum and …

Asturias Spain

Asturias Spain

Asturias: an unknown but remarkably beautiful region of Spain! With its combination of beaches, mountain ranges, natural parks and caves, Asturias is the place to go if you can t decide between a holiday in the mountains or at the beach. For a holiday immersed in amazing landscapes and pure nature, Asturias is your dream destination. Now that summer has ended, autumn has transformed the Asturian forests and parks into a landscape straight from a fairy …

Spain Independence Day

Spain Independence Day

People hold Catalan separatist flags, known as Esteladas , during a gathering to protest against legal challenges made by Spain s government against pro-independence Catalan politicians, in Barcelona, Spain, November 13, 2016. Albert Gea/Reuters Catalonia, the small, ancient nation of seven million people in the northeastern corner of Spain, is living with an unheard of situation in the heart of democratic Europe. From February 6 to 10 our former …

malaga Spain time

malaga Spain time

You can plan a vacation in Malaga throughout the year with the refreshing summers, or serene winters. Springs (March, April, May) in Malaga are warm and pleasant and a good time to enjoy Malaga’s outdoor activities. The months tend to get gradually warm (ranging from 50-68ºF in March to 55-75ºF in May), with cool nights, occasional showers (averaging 40mm) and fog. Carry light clothing in layers, a jacket, light cardigans, good walking shoes, and …