Basílica Macarena – Home to the Most-Loved La Macarena

Basilica Macarena Seville

Basílica de la Macarena – Home of Seville’s Most Revered La Macarena: Across the road from our hotel the Tryp Macarena is the Basilica de la Macarena, home to the most revered image in Seville, Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza or Virgen de la Esperanza (The Virgin of Hope). This 17th-century holy icon is commonly […]

La Torre del Oro – Seville’s Golden Tower

Golden Tower - Seville

La Torre del Oro – Once the Golden Tower of Seville: La Torre del Oro or the Golden Tower was given its name because it was originally covered in golden tiles. But even without its gold covering, this 13th century Moorish watchtower by the banks of the Guadalquivir River is still a magnificent landmark. La […]

Spanish Hand Fans and the Language of the Fan

Spanish Fans

The Language of the Fan: Spanish Hand Fans and The Secret Messages They Convey: Many social and cultural changes have taken place in Spain over the centuries, but the Spanish hand fan is still an indispensable object for Spanish women. These beautiful hand fans not only provide some refreshing relief in the heat of the […]

A Seafood Dinner at the Casa Florido, a Torremolinos Restaurant

Spanish food dishes

Torremolinos Restaurants – A Seafood Dinner at the Restaurante Casa Florido: There are hundreds of restaurants in Torremolinos and knowing which one to dine at is a challenge, unless of course if you have a recommendation from someone who knows. While in Torremolinos, we joined a dinner outing to the Restaurante Casa Florido which we […]

Castillo del Papa Luna – A Knights Templar Castle in Peñíscola

Castillo del Papa Luna

Castillo del Papa Luna – A Papal Palace and Knights Templar Castle in Peñíscola: One of the main attractions in Peñíscola is its castle. The Castillo del Papa Luna or Peñíscola Castle, was built by the Knights Templar on a site that was previously an old Moorish citadel. The castle stands on the highest point […]

Aeropuerto de San Sebastian – Donostia-San Sebastián Airport (EAS)

San-Sebastian-airport-transfer

Airport Transfers to and from Aeropuerto de San Sebastián: Aeropuerto de San Sebastian is located in Hondarribia, in the district of Bidasoa, about 22 kilometres northeast of San Sebastián city centre. Although there are some seasonal international flights, San Sebastián airport’s present traffic is mainly from regular domestic flights to and from Madrid and Barcelona […]

Granada Airport: Federico Garcia Lorca Granada-Jaén Airport (GRX)

Granada Airport Transfer

Federico Garcia Lorca Airport is Commonly Referred to as Granada Airport: Named after the poet Federico Garcia Lorca, Granada Airport services the province of Granada. Federico García Lorca Granada-Jaen Airport is located in the region of La Vega del Genil,  about 17 km west of Granada and 106 km south of Jaén. Granada Airport’s traffic […]

Patio de Los Leones – The Alhambra’s Court of the Lions

Patio de los Leones

Patio de Los Leones – The Alhambra Lion Court with the Celebrated Fountain of the Lions: The Patio de los Leones (Court of the Lions), with its celebrated lion fountain, is one the most famous images representing Granada and Spain. This Lion Court graces the cover of many tourist brochures on Granada and it features […]

Generalife – A Summer Retreat of the Arab Sultans

Generalife Palace and Gardens, Granada

The Generalife Was the Summer Palace and Country Estate of the Arab Sultans: The Generalife was the summer residence and country estate of the Arab sultans. It was designed as a retreat close to the Alhambra and this was where the sultan could come to perhaps escape the palace politics and to enjoy some tranquility. […]

The Alhambra – A Paradise on Earth for the Moorish Rulers

Alhambra Courtyard of the Lions

The Alhambra Was Built to Be A Paradise on Earth for the Nasrid Sultans: The Alhambra is one of the two highlight attractions of Granada, the other being the nearby Generalife gardens. This Moorish fortress and palace complex is what most visitors come to Granada to see. A Paradise on Earth The Alhambra was the […]