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Mountains in Spain

Mountains in Spain

Spain has been described by some historians and explorers as one big mountain range, with 24% of the country being above 1, meters above sea level, and the other 76% situated between 500 and 1, meters. The country has an average elevation of 660 meters above mean sea level, the second highest in Europe after Switzerland. Some of the mountain ranges in Spain include the Pyrenees, the Sierra Nevada, the Cordillera Cantabria, the Sistema Iberico, the …

Flights to Granada, Spain

Flights to Granada, Spain

Connecting flights to Granada are offered by a variety of different countries and airlines as Granada does not have an international airport. You will be able to take a bus, train or purchase airfare to Granada. Granada Airport (GRX) is a single-terminal facility that acts as a gateway into Andalusia. The airport only caters for domestic flights with the majority of Granada flights arriving from Barcelona and Madrid. The airport is officially known …

Castille Spain

Castille Spain

Castile Spanish Castilla, traditional central constituting more than one-quarter of the area of peninsular . Castile’s northern part is called and the southern part is called . The region formed the core of the Kingdom of Castile, under which Spain was united in the late 15th and early 16th centuries. The name Castile—meaning “land of castles”—is first known to have been used in about ad 800, when it was applied to a small district at the foot of …

spain art museum

spain art museum

During the height of the Spanish Empire in the 16th and 17th centuries the epic kings of Spain channeled some of the riches that were coming from the Americas into art. They would order from and buy paintings and sculptures from the best artists in Italy, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany. Spain today is one of the European countries that has the largest collections of art. Much of this art is found in its museums. Spain has also been the …

Ojen Spain

Ojen Spain

Overview of Ojén Its name is derived from an Arabic word, hoxán, meaning rough or bitter place. It seems a curious description to give to such a tranquil and beautiful spot, and even more curious that the Moors should establish a settlement in a place they presumably did not care for. But they did, and in common with other inland villages such as Istán, it was allowed to survive the Christians embargo on Moors living too close to the sea after …

Flight to Spain from nyc

Flight to Spain from nyc

Flights travel from New York to Barcelona daily. Both business travelers and tourists enjoy visiting Barcelona. The city is a hub of cultural activities and historic sites. Orbitz.com can help travelers locate the best deals on accommodations and flights from New York to Barcelona. New York City Three airports in New York provide flights to Barcelona: JFK International Airport, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty International Airport. Several airlines offer …

Restaurants in Spain

Restaurants in Spain

Photo The Robin Hood restaurant in Madrid this month. The restaurant is one of four with the same name that have opened in the past month in Spain to serve those who cannot afford to dine out. Credit Samuel Aranda for The New York Times MADRID — Ángel Castillo once worked as a restaurant cook. But after losing his job and struggling with alcoholism, he has been sleeping on the streets for most of the last 16 years. It has been a while since he has …

Spain Government

Spain Government

Executive Monarch is commander-in-chief of the Spanish armed forces and nominates a candidate for president of government. Prime minister is president of government, conducts domestic and foreign policy, civil and military administration, and defense of the nation under the king. Prime minister is elected by parliament. Prime Minister: No fixed term length Judicial Responsible for processing substantial complaints of wrongdoing against prominent persons …

Navarra Spain

Navarra Spain

A few weeks ago I found myself in the strange position of having a rental car in Spain! Like most young expats here, I don’t own a car, but I get by just fine with the great public transportation system or with my friends who have pity on my. Luckily, my best friend who’s living in Switzerland hopped on down to sunny Spain to visit me for a week! For the special occasion, we decided to be grown-ups and rent a car. With all of northern Spain at our …

Salamanca, Spain

Salamanca, Spain

I have been preparing this post for a long while now, because my intention was to give you a thorough tourist guidebook to Salamanca, but for that I needed to gather a series of information and take photos that had not been taken yet. So hereby I would like to present to you my current residency, one of the cultural capitals of Europe: Salamanca! Salamanca is a vibrant university city, located in the autonomous community of Castilla y León and in …

Cadaques, Spain

Cadaques, Spain

Located in very center town, flat has an ample patio (18m^2) with amazing view on the bay of Cadaques. Perfect for a couple to enjoy a calm and relaxing vacation. All furniture is at disposal including: WIFI, WASHING MACHINE, DISHWASHER Possible park car CLEANING COST ALREADY INCLUDED IN THE PRICE! NO EXTRA COSTS! No smoken accepted (excepted on the terasse) No pets allowed Very charming and typical flat (38m2) with ample patio (18m2) which offer …

La Rioja Spain

La Rioja Spain

This year I have been lucky enough to find myself living in Logroño, the capital of La Rioja, Spain’s top wine-producing region. I have called many cities in Spain home over the years, but nothing has tugged at my heart like living in La Rioja. I am unashamedly in love with this little city. Situated in beautiful northern Spain, about an hour and a half from the coast and France and about 4 hours north of Madrid, many people skip this little region …

Burgos, Spain

Burgos, Spain

While I adore train travel in Spain , sometimes renting a car is the best way to go. Especially when you have the time and ability to make some stops along the way. When we decided to spend a few days in San Sebastían, we knew the only way to go was by car. Not only would it give us the flexibility to properly explore a tiny piece of the Basque Country (we even crossed over to the French side), but we were also able to stop in one of the most beautiful …

Religion in Spain

Religion in Spain

As with many countries nowadays, religion in Spain is a somewhat controversial topic. With a growing mix of multi-culturalism it is clear to see that Spain is moving away from the Roman Catholic base of recent centuries and instead merging into a more secularist society with religion becoming less and less important as years go by; A large contrast to the Reconquista and other various wars that were fought solely in the name of religion. Yet in a …

barcelona Spain attractions

barcelona Spain attractions

Catalonia s vibrant capital, Barcelona is a stunning seaside city that flaunts her beauty and sunny lifestyle. Gorgeous scenery, breathtaking architecture, and superb cultural attractions make for an alluring destination. Of course, the balmy Mediterranean climate adds to the charm. Barcelona has an atmospheric medieval quarter, the Barri Gòtic, with an almost magical Old World ambience, but is even more famous for its Modernist architecture. Antoni …