Airport Transfers: Santander Airport (SDR)

Santander Airport Transportation

Santander Airport – Transfers From/To Santander Airport: Santander Airport (previously known as Parayas Airport) is an international airport located about 5 km from Santander city centre. Santander is the only airport servicing the Cantabria region. Santander Flights Ryanair, Nostrum and Iberia operate Santander flights and connect passengers to various Spanish and international destinations. Ryanair is […]

Santander – Capital of Cantabria

El Sardinero Beach, Santander

Santander, on the north coast of Spain, is famous for its vast stretches of beaches. When a summer palace was built here for King Alfonso XIII in 1912, it sealed the town’s reputation as a popular summer retreat. Capital of Cantabria Santander is a port city and capital of Cantabria. It is quite a wealthy […]

Falling in Love with Churros

Churro - Spain Food

Churros Are A Popular Snack and Breakfast Food in Spain: On a recent trip to Carmona, I fell in love with Churros! No, churros is no olive-skinned Spanish soccer heartthrob, but the humble breakfast and snack food that is so popular in Spain, Portugal and Latin American countries. A First Taste of Churros We arrived […]

Olive Oil Tasting – Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Olive Oil Tasting in Seville

Olive Oil Tasting: Tasting Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil at Basilippo in Seville: Spain produces some 45 percent of the world’s supply of olive oil, which makes it the largest olive oil producer in the world. So on any holiday in Spain, especially to the Andalucia region, an olive oil tasting tour is an opportunity […]

Tapas in Madrid: Mesón Rincón de la Cava

Tapas in Madrid

Mesón Rincón de la Cava is a Traditional Tapas Restaurant off Plaza Mayor: Mesón Rincón de la Cava was the first Madrid restaurant where we had a taste of the famous Madrid tapas. Many of us had just arrived in Madrid, but the mention of tapas and we were very prepared to throw off our […]

How to Get to Montserrat – Catalonia

Montserrat Funicular

Where is Montserrat and How to Get to Montserrat: The Monestir de Montserrat is about an hour’s drive north-west of Barcelona and for most visitors, the easiest way to visit Montserrat is to join a day trip from Barcelona. However, if you prefer to get there on your own, these are your options: By train […]

La Moreneta – The Black Madonna of Montserrat

Our Lady of Montserrat

Our Lady of Montserrat or La Moreneta is the Patron Saint of Catalonia: The Monestir de Montserrat is located in an area of breathtaking natural beauty and there is plenty for visitors to do here. However, the biggest attraction of Montserrat is the statue of Our Lady of Montserrat, the Patron Saint of Catalonia. The […]

Monestir de Montserrat – One of Catalonia’s Holiest Places

Montserrat Monastery

Monestir de Montserrat – Home of La Moreneta or the Black Madonna: One of Catalonia’s holiest place is the Monestir de Montserrat (Monastery of Montserrat). Located against the beautiful backdrop of Mont Serrat, (Serrated Mountain) the Montserrat Basilica houses the Black Madonna or La Moreneta, the patron saint of Catalonia. About the Monestir Montserrat is […]

Semana Santa in Seville: Holy Week 2012

La_Esperanza_de_Triana_Seville

For Holy Week Celebrations, Semana Santa in Seville is the Most Famous in Spain: Semana Santa in Seville is one of the most important religious events on the Sevillian calendar and Seville’s Holy Week celebrations are also one of the most well-known in Spain. As such, Seville’s Semana Santa attracts many Spanish devotees and hordes […]

Semana Santa – Holy Week in Spain

Semana Santa - Spain Holy Week

Semana Santa or Holy Week Is One of the More Important Events in Spain: Easter for many is celebrated over the Easter weekend, however in fiesta-obsessed Spain, the Spanish Easter is an entire week of festivities known as Semana Santa, or Holy Week. During Holy Week, festivals can be seen throughout the whole of Spain. […]