Home » Archive » Facts About Spain

Merida, Spain

Merida, Spain

Merida Is the capital of the Extremadura region in Spain. Founded in 25 BC, Mérida was once the capital of the Roman province of Lusitania. The city still contains numerous well preserved Roman ruins, the group of which were declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1993. By train: The RENFE station in Merida is located on Calle Cardero. There are four trains to and from Cáceres (trip time: 1 hr.), five trains to and from Madrid (4.5-6 hours, 18.45-27 …


greg wasson

Running with the bulls Spain

Running with the bulls Spain

Revellers run in front of Cebada Gago fighting bulls during the first running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Friday, July 7, 2017. (AP) PAMPLONA, Spain – Two Americans and a Spaniard were gored Friday during the first running of the bulls of this year s San Fermin festival, medical officials in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona said. A 46 year-old Spanish man was undergoing surgery for serious injuries to …

Ibiza Spain beach

Ibiza Spain beach

Cala Jondal, San José Of the 80 beaches in Ibiza, Cala Jondal is the most relaxed. Set in a secluded bay, with some of the most atmospheric bars and restaurants, Cala Jondal feels serene, sophisticated and happening all at the same time. Housed in a conservation area and overlooked by pine-clad hills, it offers a 20-yard deep slab of sand and pebbles, which slopes gently into the clear waters. Of the 80 beaches in Ibiza, Cala Jondal is the most relaxed …

Flag of Spain

Flag of Spain

The Spanish flag. The flag of Spain has three horizontal bands of red, yellow and red, with the national coat of arms on the hoist side of the yellow band. The Spanish flag has undergone various changes over its history. The red and yellow flag we know today, often referred to in Spanish as the rojigualda, was originally designed after the flag of the Spanish merchant and war marines during the reign of Carlos (1785). The first flag to represent …

Consulate of Spain

Consulate of Spain

1405 Sutter Str San Francisco, CA 94109 (415) 922-2995 I bought a round trip ticket to Madrid from Las Vegas in February without realizing that I needed a Schengen Visa to go to Spain. Some time by mid May (around finals week) I realized that I needed an appointment for the visa and when I got onto the website the 1st available time slot was in August, after my departure date, bummer. My idea of the perfect getaway was crumbling before my eyes. Then …

Best beaches in Spain

Best beaches in Spain

Known to locals as the Galician Caribbean,the striking Illas Cies are a trio of pristine islands in Spain s northwest region of Galicia. The three islands lie partially exposed to the battering waves of the Atlantic Ocean, while their other sides face the Ria de Vigo, a tranquil estuary, and remains blissfully protected. The Cies can be reached by ferry from the town of Vigo and visitors should head to the two main isles, Illa do Monte Ayudo and …

Marriott Madrid Spain

Marriott Madrid Spain

Avenida de Aragon No 400 28022 Madrid Spain +34 914 004 400 I have to say, this hotel was pretty great (especially compared to the last hotel I stayed at in Europe). Clean, large room, quiet. The hotel staff was super friendly. The food was not the best, but you re in Madrid for Pete s sake, venture out and enjoy the local cuisine. I would definitely stay here again. My wife and I stayed here one night before flying back from Madrid to Dallas. I felt …

Barcelona Spain time

Barcelona Spain time

Photo Scores of people were injured in a train crash in Barcelona, Spain, on Friday. Credit Adrian Quiroga/Associated Press At least 50 people were injured after a commuter train in Barcelona crashed during the morning rush on Friday as it entered one of the city’s main stations. The crash occurred on the first day of a strike by railway employees in Catalonia and elsewhere in Spain, forcing the cancellation of many trains. The employees are protesting …

Fornos of Spain

Fornos of Spain

The excitement of stepping foot into Fornos of Spain is not solely associated to the fabulous Spanish décor that transports you from Newark to Europe. The aromas of grilled meats, the sounds of patrons laughing, the site of diners’ eyes opening wide while passing the family style trays to one another. The extensive choices of wines and spirits momentarily distract you while searching for the entrée you’ll be devouring for the rest of the evening …

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Venue Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2017 will take place 5 - 9 November 2017, at the CCIB (Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona). A full day of industry-specific insights kicks off on Sunday, November 5, at 11 a.m, with additional industry content throughout the week. Please plan your travel arrangements accordingly. CCIB (Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona) Rambla Prim, 1-17 Barcelona, Spain - 08019 Accommodations HOTEL RESERVATIONS: Executive …

la coruna Spain

la coruna Spain

Playa de Orzan in La Coruña, Spain. Photographs: Alamy Often-overlooked La Coruña in northern Spain is just the place to find good food, fabulous beaches and a dash of culture La Coruña is one long sea front,said my taxi driver as we rounded the headland towards Riazor, the huge urban beach that is the major natural feature of this northern Spanish city. On the sand, surfers were polishing their boards and pale-skinned families, enjoying the sudden …

Living in Spain

Living in Spain

Cul·ture shock noun the feeling of disorientation experienced by someone who is suddenly subjected to an unfamiliar culture, way of life, or set of attitudes. It’s 1am on a regular Wednesday in June in Granada. The neighbourhood dogs are barking in the usual incessant cacophony, the bars are bursting with people and the rooftop parties … More Culture Shocks and Wonderful Surprises We wrote this guide to share our knowledge and love of this amazing …

Small towns in Spain

Small towns in Spain

To see what Spain might have looked like in medieval times, there is no better destination than the town of Besalú. Located in Catalonia, Besalú is a completely walkable town packed with historic attractions. Don’t miss the magnificent and beautifully preserved Romanesque bridge that spans the Fluvià River and dates back to the 12th century, the historic Jewish synagogues and the 11th century Church of Sant Pere. Be sure to walk across the bridge …

bankia Spain

bankia Spain

Photo A Bankia location in Madrid. The collapse of the bank a year after its initial public offering prompted Spain’s banking bailout. Credit Andrea Comas/Reuters MADRID — Spain’s national court on Monday ordered a criminal inquiry into whether a former governor of the country’s central bank and seven other regulatory officials knowingly ignored financial problems at Bankia, the giant savings bank whose near collapse prompted Spain’s banking bailout …

La Mancha, Spain

La Mancha, Spain

This is a land famous for its arts and crafts, for the unique monuments to be seen in its towns and cities, and for being the setting for the adventures of the famous literary hero Don Quixote of La Mancha. Any trip to this area in inland Spain should definitely include a visit to its World Heritage cities such as Cuenca with its famous Hanging Houses, and Toledo with its cathedral and Alcázar fortress. If you like culture and history, you re bound …