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current time Spain

Seville Time: What’s The Current Local Time In Spain? Below you will find the current time in Spain. Contrary to what it should be according to its geographical position, Spain has a 1-hour lead compared to its time zone peers (e.g. Portugal, Ireland, UK, Morocco). Spain’s Current Time Despite cities like Castellon and London are crossed by the Prime or Greenwich meridian, Castellon lives 1 hour ahead of London. After the conference hold in Washington …

Holiday rentals Costa del Sol Spain

Holiday rentals Costa del Sol Spain

The Costa del Sol was once synonymous with British holidaymakers taking a package holiday in Spain. Although British visitors to Spain now travel to a much wider range of destinations, this vibrant part of Andalucía is still popular for its sandy beaches, bustling resorts and beautiful Mediterranean climate. There are many, however, who do not fully appreciate how renting a holiday apartment or villa in the Costa del Sol can both save them money and …

Mallorca, Spain

Mallorca, Spain

The first time I visited the island of Mallorca in August 2010, for the first of many tours that I was to lead here, I was immediately enchanted by this amazing region. The city of Palma is vibrant and really elegant. It hosts the biggest marina of the Mediterranean Sea, the best-preserved medieval walls of any harbour city in Europe, sandy beaches, great restaurants and hotels, a labyrinth-like city centre and one of the most impressive cathedrals …

culture of Spain

culture of Spain

Learn more about Spanish culture. We will tell you more about Spanish customs, history, art, literature, society and much more. Spanish culture is widely known for Flamenco music and dance, bullfights, fantastic beaches and lots of sunshine. But what is Spain known for? It has much more to offer than that. It is - and has been for thousands of years, one of the cultural centers of Europe. Spain is different! , Spaniards use to say. They don t specify …

Bullfighting in Spain

Bullfighting in Spain

For the most part, the bullfighting season in Spain runs from April until September, with most major cities having one event a week (usually on a Sunday). However, there are also a number of bullfighting festivals throughout the season. These bullfighting festivals usually run for one or two weeks and have bullfights almost every day during the festival. The most famous bullfighting festival in Spain is, of course, the Pamplona Running of the Bulls …

Logroño, Spain

Logroño, Spain

No place is perfect. Sometimes the expat life is portrayed as a fairytale filled with and Spanish sunsets…and while there’s lots of that, there are also drawbacks. Writer Liz Carlson tells us how it is living in her adopted city, Logroño. By Liz Carlson When I tell people that I live in Logroño, , the most common reaction I get is a head tilt followed up with “Where?” Even Spaniards sometimes don’t know where exactly it is. Logroño is a small city …

Foods in Spain

Foods in Spain

(Photo: Antequera, Spain image by Peter Jarvis from Fotolia.com ) Related Articles It is hard to overlook the gastronomical variety of Spain. There are many regional specialties throughout the country, but there are a number of foods that most Spaniards prepare. If you are in Spain, make sure to try these tasty dishes. Paella Originating in Valencia, paella is a rice dish prepared with seafood. Of all the foods in Spain, this is the most popular …

La Caleta, Spain

La Caleta, Spain

Hotel La Caleta Bay occupies an outstanding position right on the beach in the little town of La Herradura. Newly-built, the hotel has clean, fresh modern style that is sure to appeal. The hotel s terraces face straight to the beach. These include the lounge, the restaurants and many of the double rooms and junior suites. Guest s need never forget that they are right on the water s edge. There is a lounge in the same modern style and a choice of no …

Almunecar, Spain

Almunecar, Spain

Almunecar, together with its neighbour La Herradura form the tourist capital of the Costa Tropical. The town sits upon a hill at the mouth of two rivers, meandering down to the coast, in the province of Granada in Andalusia. From here you can almost reach out and touch Africa and its special climate. The town is backed by rugged hills, valleys and agricultural land of olive groves, almond and carob trees. History Almunecar was founded by the Phoenicians …

Segovia, Spain

Segovia, Spain

Aristocratic Segovia—this is how I would characterize this Spanish city. To come here from Madrid only for several hours is a sacrilege. Yes, Segovia is a quiet provincial town today, but five centuries ago, passions boiled here. As a reward for a long and stormy life, tiny Segovia received five sites of world class scale, so plan at least a three-day visit. Cathedral of Segovia or La Dama de las Catedrales It prevails and rules in the city. It is …

Altea Spain

Altea Spain

Altea is without doubt one of the most charming towns to be found on Spain’s ‘White Coast’, located in the region of Alicante on the Costa Blanca. The town is just 11 kilometres north of Benidorm, yet the two resorts are worlds apart. Altea is similar to other Costa Blanca towns in that it has a new and an old neighbourhood. The old section is perched on top of a hill from where you will find really spectacular views. All in all Altea is a pretty …

Skiing in Spain

Skiing in Spain

1. Benasque Photo: yimix / Flickr Creative Commons Nestled within the Posets-Maladetas nature reserve in the Spanish Pyrenees, Benasque is perfect for those who prefer skiing of the cross country variety. There are routes to suit all tastes from experienced to beginners that wind through scenic oak, birch and beech forests. And unlike downhill ski resorts, you don t have to pay anything to cross country ski. 2. La Molina Photo: Kibo M / Flickr Creative …

El Camino Spain

El Camino Spain

A trail has finally broken me. I ve met a trail that I just can t hack. It s El Camino Santiago. I m pretty tough mentally. I smile during mountaineering moments when most people cry. I ve hiked nearly 15, miles (24, km) in the last decade, having a blast under nearly all conditions. I ve never even though about quitting a trail. Until now. Walking from Pamplona to Burgos is murderously dull, yet most say it is much more scenic than Burgos to Leon …

Marriott Marbella Spain

Marriott Marbella Spain

Discover a tranquil oceanfront oasis in Spain at Marriott s Marbella Beach Resort. Located just moments away from the crystal-clear waters of Marbella s famous Elviria Beach, our resort features spacious, intelligently appointed apartment rentals; each one of our luxury apartments offer separate areas for living, sleeping and dining, a fully equipped kitchen, a washer and dryer, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi access, a private balcony, a whirlpool …

English teaching jobs in Spain

English teaching jobs in Spain

Watch ITA graduate, Lauren O Rourke from Chicago, IL, discuss her experiences teaching English in Barcelona, Spain. Private Language Schools The majority of English teaching jobs are found in private language schools & institutes. Private enterprises that specialize in language training, these schools typically cater primarily to adults, including businessmen and university students. Teachers are paid by the hour (13-18 euro per hour typically) …