luxury villas marbella
luxury villas marbella

A history of Spain and it’s tourist evolution

"I would sooner be a foreigner in Spain than in most countries. How easy it is to make friends in Spain!" - George Orwell From the early days of Visigothic rule, during the medieval period, to today's vibrant and ever-popular tourist destination, Spain can weave a striking tapestry of rich history. With its influences stretching across the oceans, Europe's Southernmost territory has, itself, developed...

Kiting and windsurfing in Tarifa, Spain

Tarifa is a stunning coastal town that can be found in the southern part of Spain. This is one of the best places in the whole of Europe to take part in a wide range of different types of water sports and in particular Tarifa is known as being the kiting and windsurfing capital of Europe. Anyone who enjoys messing around in the water are sure to enjoy spending time in Tarifa, while they will quickly...

Ronda, the Roman city of Spain

Ronda, Andalusia, Spain   Ronda's location The city of Ronda is perched high in the Serrania de Ronda mountain range of Andalucia, in the Malaga Province of Spain. This privilege alone qualifies it as deserving of the title of one of the most spectacularly located cities in the world. It is quite simply unique amongst all other cities in Spain, one of the world's most varied and rich tourist...

Overview of famous Spanish wines

Famous Spanish wines Spanish wine accounts for just over 13% of total wine production in the world, sitting proudly in third place behind Italy and France. Spain is no longer known for generic cheap wines, but for famous Rioja or Cabernet Sauvignon worthy of even the most discerning palette. To fully appreciate Spain's famous wines it is important to take a closer look at quality Spanish wine production,...

Pata negra ham from Spain

The history of Pata Negra ham Heading north from western Andalusia on the road from Huelva to Salamanca in autumn, those with an eye for animals enjoying the natural surroundings will soon spot the occasional black Iberian pig. This ancient species of stocky, dark coloured and bristly swine likes to forage in the undergrowth and snuffle out acorns. The pedigree dates back more than a thousand years and in...

Jerez, Spain

Jerez de la Frontera is an inland Spanish town, 20 km from Sanlúcar. This vibrant town steeped in history and tradition enjoys a worldwide reputation as a centre for wine, sherry, brandy, horses, ham and flamenco, not to mention its numerous festivals. The actual name of Jerez comes from the Arabic language. Dating back to the time of the Moors, Jerez features a wonderful old town, the 'casco antiguo'....

Unmissable Events In Andalucia, Spain in 2017

EventsWith its beautiful beaches, rugged mountains, and fascinating ancient cities, Andalusia is one of the most popular travel destinations in Europe whatever the time of year. The rich history of the region makes for a wealth of cultural traditions while the stunning landscapes and coastlines draw sun seekers and nature lovers alike. In addition to the permanent attractions which draw millions of...

Events in Spain, 2017

Spring FairsThere's always something going on in Spain, whether it's a religious occasion, prompted by one of the country's many traditions, or simply by a more modern wish to party - something the Spanish do very well. Easter is an important period on the Spanish calendar, and it's taken very seriously. Every town and district will have Holy Week processions, with all churches being represented. Semana...

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