Encierro – The Running of the Bulls

Encierro - Pamplona

Pamplona’s Running of the Bulls is the Star Event of the Sanfermines: The Running of the Bulls (Encierro) is an event that takes place in many towns across Spain, however it is the Pamplona’s Encierro that is famous the world over, thanks to Hemingway. Over 85 years after Hemingway’s cult novel The Sun Also Rises, […]

If the Apes Leave, Gibraltar Will Cease to be British…

Barbary Macaque - Gibraltar

Gibraltar’s Barbary Apes Are a Part of the Territory’s Tourist Attractions: You wouldn’t travel any distance just to see some apes, but visitors to the Rock of Gibraltar always find themselves captivated by the Barbary apes here. The apes are a part of Gibraltar’s tourist attractions and they do a pretty good job in keeping […]

The Convent – Residence of the Gibraltar Governor

The Convent - Gibraltar Governor

The Convent Has Been the Residence of The Gibraltar Governor Since 1711: Towards the southern end of the Main Street of Gibraltar is The Convent, the official residence of the Governor of Gibraltar since 1711. This humble name of the building is derived from the fact that the building was originally founded as a Franciscan […]

Flamenco in Sevilla

Flamenco in Sevilla

As the Birthplace of Flamenco, Seville Offers Some of the Best Flamenco Shows: Seville, Jerez and Cadiz are the three points of the triangle that frame the area considered to be the birthplace of flamenco. On our recent visit to Seville, we had the opportunity to experience this Andalusian forklore’s purest and most genuine artistic […]

Plaza de España – A Legacy of the 1929 Exposition

Plaza de España - Seville

Plaza de España – The Seville Plaza May be Ostentatious But It’s Also Stylish: Seville’s Plaza de España is a semi-circle of buildings built in theatrical style on the edge of Parque de María Luisa. The complex looks grand and antique, but it was only built some 84 years ago as a centrepiece of the […]

Seville Alcázar – An Impressive Mudéjar Royal Palace

Real Alcázar

Real Alcázar – The Seville Alcázar is an Impressive Mudéjar Palace: One of the most impressive sights in Seville, and certainly one of the more visited royal residences, is the famous Reales Alcázares de Sevilla (Royal Alcázars of Seville). The Seville Alcázar is a series of palaces, patios, apartments and halls with some of the […]

The Cathedral of Seville – A Symbol of Power and Wealth

Cathedral of Seville

Cathedral of Seville – Designed to Show the City’s Power and Wealth: The Cathedral of Seville was built over an area where a former Almohad mosque once stood. The Moorish entrance court (Patio de los Naranjos) and the original minaret of the mosque (now called La Giralda), are two features of the 12th century mosque […]

La Giralda and its Famous Weather Vane, El Giraldillo

Seville La Giralda

Seville Catherdral’s Belltower, La Giralda, and its Weathervane, El Giraldillo: La Giralda is the famous bell tower of the Cathedral of Seville and a legacy of Seville’s Moorish past. Built on the site of a Muslim mosque, it was once one of the tallest towers in the world. The height of the tower, 97 metres, […]

Plaza de Toros – Seville’s Legendary Bullring

Seville Plaza de Toros

Plaza de Toros – Seville’s Magnificent Bullring is the Oldest in Spain: The Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla is a mouthful, but beyond this long name is a magnificent Seville bullring that is the oldest in Spain. Plaza de Toros is popularly known to the locals as “the Cathedral” […]

Bilbao Museums, Art Galleries and Theatres

Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

Bilbao Museums, Art Galleries and Theatres: The Guggenheim Museum is the star attraction of the city of Bilbao.  But it is by no means the only museum or cultural attraction in this city. Bilbao has quite a number of museums and art galleries, including the Museo de Bellas Artes, one of Spain’s best Museum of […]