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 […]

El Corte Inglés – Shopping Services for Tourists


El Corte Inglés, Spain’s Largest Department Store, Has Special Services for Tourists: Our Spanish tour guide informs us that Spanish people like shopping at El Corte Inglés. This chain department store is the largest in Spain and sells everything from groceries to clothing, electronics, home appliances, etc. and the prices are good.  As we were […]

Shopping for Damascene in Toledo

Toledo Damascene

Toledo is the Largest Producer of Damascene Works in Spain: One of the famous handicrafts of Toledo is Damascene or Damasquino. In almost every shop in Toledo you will find some form of damascene product, ranging from rings, pendants, brooches and picture frames, to the more expensive decorative plates. The Craft of Damascene Damascene is […]

Madrid Shopping

Gran Via - Madrid

Madrid Shops, Shopping Malls and Shopping Precincts: While perhaps not as famous for its shopping as Paris, Milan, London or New York, Madrid nevertheless has heaps of excellent places to shop – 60,000 shops open their doors every day in Madrid! Whether you’re looking for a valuable antique or just a simple gift for someone […]

La Roca Village – A Designer Outlet in Barcelona

La Roca Village, Barcelona

Find Your Barcelona Designer Outlet Shopping at La Roca Village: La Roca Village is one of two Chic Outlet Shopping malls in Spain, the other outlet being La Rozas Village in Madrid.  Located just 40 minutes’ drive from Barcelona and only half an hour from Girona, this outlet village is one of Catalonia’s desirable destinations […]

Madrid Las Rozas – Designer Outlet Shopping

Directions to Las Rozas Village, Madrid

You can shop till you drop in Spain: Those familiar with Outlet Shopping malls in Rome, Paris and London will be familiar with the Chic Outlet Shopping concept in those cities. Travellers looking to do some outlet shopping on their travel in Spain will be pleased to know that Chic Outlet Shopping is in Spain […]

Shop in Spain – City Shopping

Spain shopping

Spain, a Shopaholic’s Destination: You can’t avoid shops in Spain even if you wanted to!  No matter where you go, whether it’s the big cities like Madrid, Barcelona, Seville and Valencia, or the little towns and villages that you happen to be passing through, there are all kinds of shops bursting to the seam with […]