Revisiting Calpe on Spain’s Costa Blanca; fifteen years on

Calpe Costa Blanca

Julie Bowman risks going back to the scene of her idyllic childhood holidays in Spain Each summer as school finished for the year, there was only one thing on my mind; two long lazy weeks to just hang out and play in Spain. The usual villa was booked, for something like the eighth year running […]

Pamplona – Where Thrillseekers Come to Run with the Bulls

Pamplona Monuments

Pamplona – Best Known for its Fiesta of San Fermin and the Running of the Bulls: Pamplona is a city that’s best known for its Fiesta de San Fermín and the Running of the Bulls. For those not familiar with the significance of Pamplona’s running of the bulls event, a stroll through the main streets of […]

Torremolinos: Live from Spain’s Costa del Sol

Torremolinos, Costal del Sol Spain

Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol is Spain’s Beach Capital Helen Page introduces you to Torremolinos on Spain’s Costa del Sol, an area on the southern coast, just to the east of Gibraltar. With 160 kilometres of Mediterranean coastline, the Costa del Sol is one of Spain’s most popular holiday destinations. “Well hello again. Here […]

Peñíscola: Live from the Castillo del Papa Luna – a Knights Templar Castle

Peniscola Spain

Castillo del Papa Luna – A Papal Palace and Knights Templar Castle in Peñíscola: Helen Page introduces you to Peniscola from the battlements of the Castillo del Papa Luna, its Knights Templar castle built on a site that was previously an old Moorish citadel. The castle stands on the high point of a rocky headland, […]

Bilbao – Live from Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum

Bilbao - Live from the Guggenheim Museum

Bilbao in the Basque Country is the Home of Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum: Helen Page introduces you to Bilbao and Jeff Koons’ “Puppy” from the forecourt of the Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum. Bilbao, in the north of Spain, is the capital of the province of Biscay and the largest city in the Basque Country. But […]

Santander – Live from Sardinero Beach

Santander -- Live from Sardinero Beach

Santander, The Capital of Cantabria, is Famous for Its Beaches: Helen Page talks about Burgos and Santander from Sardinero Beach esplanade. 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 […]

Gibraltar and its Famous Rock

The Rock

Gibraltar and its Impenetrable Rock: From Torremolinos we travelled westward along the Costa del Sol to La Linea de la Conception to make a visit to Gibraltar before going on to Seville. Many first-time visitors to Gibraltar may find this place a little curious. Where it sits at the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula, […]

Tour Routes in Spain

Map of Spain with major cities

Suggested Tour Routes to make the best of your holiday in Spain A Suggested Route around Spain Although Spain is a major tour destination in its own right, many tours combine it with Portugal and even Morocco. Such combinations inevitably miss out interesting areas. Here’s a route that covers most of the major Spanish attractions […]

Bilbao – Home of the Stunning Guggenheim Museum

Bilbao Nervion River and Guggenheim Museum

Bilbao in the Basque Country is Home of the Guggenheim Museum: Bilbao, in the north of Spain, is the capital of the province of Biscay and the largest city in the Basque Country. But for most visitors, it is the Guggenheim Museum that brings them here. Transformation of Bilbao Bilbao has done well as an […]

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 […]