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Mines of Spain Dubuque

Mines of Spain Dubuque

Trails note- Trails in the Mines of Spain can be affected by water depths of the Mississippi River. Catfish Creek which runs through the park consists of back waters of the river and its depth varies with the rivers depth. Please check water depths of the river by going to River Gages Website Flood stage in Dubuque is 17 feet. The portions of the Calcite Trail and Mesquakie Trail are affected when the river stage is at 15 feet. The Catfish Creek Trail …

Murcia, Spain

Murcia, Spain

We stayed in Murcia for two nights, and it would have been great to stick around longer. This is a city–and region–that’s largely unknown to Americans, but it should definitely be on your radar. It’s affordable, easy to get around, and chock full of all of the mandatory things a Spanish destination should have: we visited cathedrals, did a tapas crawl, shopped at Veronicas market, shopped at the legendary El Corte Ingles (they have everything!), wandered …

spain gardens

spain gardens

I have been living here for the last 7 months and I have had ongoing issues with the management staff, specifically the property manager, Matt. There have been a few issues that I needed the management team to address only to be met with little to no response. The most recent episode is the most upsetting. I cam home on Tuesday from a weekend trip over Labor Day to discover a leak in the ceiling of my second floor apartment. It was after hours and …

flights to ibiza Spain

flights to ibiza Spain

Flights to Ibiza arrive at the Ibiza Airport, which is located only 7 km from the center of Ibiza Town. The airport caters to tourists with travel agency desks, tour guides, and duty-free shops, as well as the typical restaurants and cafés. There are banks with ATMs and a bureau de change, and guests have access to a pharmacy, first-aid clinic, and chapel. Passengers arriving on Ibiza flights can hire special taxis or rental cars upon arrival. There …

Pals, Spain

Pals, Spain

The medieval town of Pals is located on the Costa Brava, to the east of the city of Girona. 
Situated on top of a hill, overlooking Platja de Pals, this charming town with its cobbled streets, craft shops, traditional restaurants and bars is a great place to visit in Catalonia. The airport just to the south west of Girona is approximately 45 minutes drive. Playa de Pals is situated within a crescent shaped four kilometre bay; it isn t so much a resort …

Currency of Spain

Currency of Spain

Sample prices It is always a good idea to budget for a trip so you don’t run out of money. Here are a few sample prices so you have plenty of dosh for your Spanish vacation: Spanish Cordobes hat = €5 Sangria (drink made of red wine, sugar, fruits and ice) = €10 Flamenco show plus drink = €25 Spanish soccer jerseys eg Ronaldinho = from €65 Average room prices = you’ll pay around €15 for a hostel bed, €50 for something mid-range, and €150 and upward …

Castles of Spain

Castles of Spain

Coca Castle is unique among Spanish castles: It has only three sides since it is built into a hillside that provides a defense from invaders who attack from the rear. Coca Castle also is unique because its architecture was influenced by the Moors though it was built by Christians in the mid-15th century .Much of the castle’s interior was destroyed in the last century, but the exterior still retains Moorish touches, such as the turrets. Coca Castle …

Spain beach resorts

Spain beach resorts

A few miles away from the bustling beaches of Malaga on the Costa del Sol is Nerja, a charming coastal destination located at the foothills of the Sierra Almijara Mountain Range. Once a traditional fishing village, Nerja has grown to be top tourist destination in Spain, but it retains an authentic Spanish atmosphere. For spectacular views over the water, head to Nerja’s Balcony of Europe, where you can look down at the sea at the site of an ancient …

dia de los muertos Spain

dia de los muertos Spain

• Comments Off If you are in Spain at the end of October, you will get the opportunity to celebrate a very unique holiday with a fascinating heritage… the Day of the Dead… ‘Dia de Muertos’ is a holiday that originated in Mexico 3 years ago when the Aztecs held annual ceremonies to honour deceased loved ones and celebrate the return of their spirits. The Spanish conquering of the Empire in the 1500s brought the Catholic element to the holiday in the …

spain ave train

spain ave train

Looking to explore the beauty that is Spain? The AVE is a high speed train in Spain that allows travelers to experience all that the illustrious region has to offer. Plan on breathing the fresh air of Madrid, Seville, Malaga, Barcelona and Valencia. Effortlessly travel by train from Madrid to Barcelona or Madrid to Seville inside one of the window-lined, high-tech AVE cars. Known for its speed, reasonable fares and flexible schedules, the AVE train …

Málaga, Spain

Málaga, Spain

Sarah Lilley is a student at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and was an ISA Featured Blogger. She studied abroad with ISA in Malaga, Spain. For me, the most overwhelming part about studying abroad is the culture shock. I have a unique experience in which I’m not in class […] Hannah Baird is a student at Wright State University and an ISA Featured Blogger. She studied abroad with ISA in Malaga, Spain. As my time in Málaga, Spain, comes to …

Canary Islands, Spain

Canary Islands, Spain

This paradisiac group of islands, which enjoys a wonderful climate with a constant mild temperature through all the year and splendid beaches of fine sand, consists of 7 larger islands (Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro) and a few smaller ones (Alegranza, Graciosa, Montaña Clara, Roque del Este, Roque del Oeste and Lobos). Surprisingly, the landscape of each of the major islands is radically different …

Córdoba, Spain

Córdoba, Spain

Founded in 1981 and administered by Smith and Wellesley Colleges, PRESHCO (Programa de Estudios Hispánicos en Córdoba) offers program courses and direct enrollment options at the University of Córdoba in Spain. It is a program especially designed for students from Liberal Arts Colleges but welcomes students from any school in the U.S. PRESHCO is committed to high academic standards and to providing opportunities for you to develop your knowledge of …

Dali museum Spain

Dali museum Spain

615 Reviews Address: Gala-Salvador Dalí Square, 5, Figueres, Spain Hours: Times and days change seasonally; check official site for details Admission: Adults: €11 The small coastal town of Figueres, just north of Barcelona, is known for only one thing - Salvador Dalí. Though the artisit s fame brought him to more glamorous parts of Spain, near the end of his career, Dalí returned to his hometown to began building his greatest masterpiece. The Dalí …

Sitges, Spain

Sitges, Spain

Visit Sitges: All the information you need about Sitges. Not only for residents but also for casual visitors, people interested in moving to Sitges, residents of surrounding towns or indeed anyone with an interest in Sitges. Information covers cultural activities, festivals, social activities, bureaucratic procedures, schooling, leisure activities, associations, special offers, transport, shops, parking and a large etc. We offer information and answers …