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of Spain in brief:
(Andalusia) - Land of Flamenco, the exciting music and dance in the region,
down in the sunny south of Spain. Great monumental cities await you
- visit Granada's fascinating Alhambra Palace or Córdoba's Mezquita,
imbibe the history and splendour of Sevilla. Enjoy the art, dining,
shopping and culture in Málaga city. Looking for a beach holiday?
Choose from the Costa del Sol, Costa de la Luz or Costa de Almería
for those endless sandy beaches, the warm Mediterranean sea or the cooler
Atlantic ocean. A little of everything in this exciting area of Spain...
Rural El Olivar, Rural Bed & Breakfast, Iznájar, Córdoba
A rural paradise
amongst Andalusian olive groves, with a stunning view over the hills and
the quiet blue of the dramatically shaped lake...
- Located in northern Spain, this region comprises three provinces:
Zaragoza, Teruel and Huesca. Relatively unspoiled by tourism, this
is a beautiful and historic region with the Aragón Pyrenees forming
the central portion of the Spanish Pyrenees. Being so close to the
mountains, the area is ideal for Pyrenees trekking in the warmer months
and skiing in the winter. Visit the Mudejar and Romanic architecture and
don't miss Zaragoza, the capital of Aragón...
de Bielsa, Aragón Pyrenees
This welcoming mountain enclave
is located in the eastern sloping Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park.
It was declared to be a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997...
- Part of what is termed "Green Spain", Asturias has some of the most beautiful
rural scenery in the whole of the country. As well as spectacular snow
topped mountains such as the Picos de Europa, there are deep valleys, rolling
foothills and an outstanding coastline. Situated on the northern coastal
strip of the Iberian Peninsula, the Atlantic Ocean bounds it to the north
and the high Cantabrian mountain range to the South. There are fascinating
cities to visit like Aviles, Gijon and Oviedo...
a suitable accommodation is a very important part of your vacation, so
make sure to inform yourself properly before making a booking. To avoid
paying too much for a hotel, check
this site to compare your alternatives and prices....
Islands - Off the Spanish mainland can be found a
group of beautiful islands. The four main islands are Ibiza, Formentera,
Mallorca (Majorca) and Menorca. Each island has a distinct character
all its own with Ibiza being the trendiest resort, well known for its nightlife
but with charm and rural qualities too, Formentera a smaller island is
more of an annex to Ibiza, Mallorca is a popular and beautiful destination
with the capital Palma a popular city and Menorca a more subdued, but beautiful
and quiet location...
Petit Hotel, Mallorca
Small charming hotel, located at
the foot of the mountains Sierra de Tramuntana. The hotel was some years
ago a nuns convent and the school of the village, is located in an narrow
street without traffic....
Islands - Located off the north African coast is
a group of islands known as the Canary Islands. While the most popular
touristic islands are Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Isla de la Palma, Lanzarote
and Tenerife, there seven islands in total, offering something for everyone.
Experience the island of eternal spring in Tenerife, view volcanos in the
landscape and endless sandy beaches, including some with black volcanic
sand. Modern cities along with the quainter, friendly rural villages
offer tasty local cuisine...
Rural La Quinta Roja, Garachico
The great house of the Marquesses
of "La Quinta Roja" in the north of Tenerife, nowadays the hotel of the
same name, is one of the finest examples of the architecture of the island´s
Baroque period ...
- A lush and beautiful area of Green Spain with gorgeous countryside, mountainous
landscapes and an attractive sea coast. In the area, visit prehistoric
caves of the first residents of the Iberian Peninsula. Attractive
cities include Santander and Santillana del Mar offer seaside holidays
with all the shopping and dining experiences you could wish for.
Both in winter and summer, enjoy the Picos de Europa, which extend from
Asturias into Cantabria, offering wonderful mountainous scenery...
de Santillana Gil Blas, Santillana del Mar
The lovely mansion of the Barreda-Bracho
family, in the square of Santillana del Mar, a town declared a National
Monument, whose origins go back to the 7th century...
Mancha - Sprawling across the central plains of Spain,
this autonomous region encompasses the provinces of Toledo, Ciudad Real,
Cuenca, Guadalajara, and Albacete. It is in the historical region of New
Castile. Its plains are drained by the Tagus and the Guadiana rivers, and
it is bordered by the Iberian range, the Baetic range, and the Morena range.
Wonderful mountainous scenery and valley views, historic cities and castles
are well worth the visit... read
de Alarcón, Alarcón, Cuenca
This authentic 8th Century fortress
is situated on a promontory above the meandering river Júcar, on
the Manchego-Levantinas border. The hotel occupies the medieval castle
of the Marqueses de Villena...
y León - This historic region of Spain includes
the provinces of Valladolid, Burgos, León, Salamanca, Zamora, Palencia,
and Segovia. Resting on an elevated central plateau, the regionis traversed
by the Duero river, and two of its provinces are close to the Portuguese
border where it becomes the Douro river. The area produces the popular
and delicious Ribera del Duero wines. Capital of the region is Valladolid,
and its other best-known cities are Burgos, Salamanca, León, and
Segovia.... read more
Hotel with enchantment in Soria.
The Leonor Hotel is in the beautiful parque del Mirón, from where
there is a beautiful panoramic view on the Duero river, Monte de las Ánimas
and the old town ...
or Catalonia - Famous for its capital city, the iconic
Barcelona, and for its sprawling winelands, this region embodies the cliche,
"something for everyone." The scenic rural areas, vineyards and endless
sandy beaches of the Costa Brava and Costa Dorada complete the offer.
A suggestion is a few days exploring Barcelona's sights, including the
fascinating creations of Antoni Gaudi, followed by relaxation, either on
the beach or in the lush and peaceful countryside...
Masaller Rural Bed & Breakfast, Cruilles, Baix Emporda
is a 13th-century farmhouse reformed in 2010, located in Cruïlles,
next to La Bisbal d’Empordà, at the foot of the Gavarres Hills (declared
an Area of Natural Interest)....
- This historic region includes the provinces of Cáceres and Badajoz
and some of its important cities are Cáceres, Badajoz, Plasencia
and Mérida, its capital. The area is important for its wildlife,
particularly with the major reserve at Monfragüe. Badajoz and
Cáceres are, respectively, the largest and second-largest provinces
of Spain. The area contains some particularly fascinating Roman ruins,
especially at Mérida....
de Cáceres, Cáceres
Torreorgaz Palace is built on Arabic foundations with a linteled door and
a Baroque coat of arms. It is in the heart of the Cáceres's old
town and artistic centre, which has been declared a World Heritage Site...
- Welcome to the very heart of "Green Spain." Scenic and beautiful,
Galicia offers lush mountainscapes and historic and truly beautiful cities,
including Santiago de Compostela. That city is the ultimate
aim of the pilgrims travelling the famous "Way of St James," or "El Camino
de Santiago." This city was declared the European City of Culture in 2000
and the honour was truly deserved. However, all cities in this region
boast a true wealth of historic buildings from Celtic forts and Roman
ruins, to Gothic and neo-classical architectural masterpieces...
CV Monte do Gozo, near Santiago de Compostela
Do Gozo hotel and holiday complex is located three kilometers from Santiago
de Compostela, on the final stretch of the pilgrimage route...
Rioja - Just the name of the region conjures
up images of wooden casks and dewed bottles of excellent wines. The capital
is Logroño and the region is bordered by the Basque Country (province
of Álava), Navarra, Aragon (province of Zaragoza), and Castile and
León (provinces of Soria and Burgos). The Río Ebro flows
through this region, as does the Río Oja, for which the region is
named. Other cities and towns to visit include Calahorra, Arnedo, Haro,
San Asensio, Navalsaz, and Nájera. And the wine? World-class..
Marqués de Riscal, Elceigo
Set in the
Rioja wine region, the Hotel Marqués de Riscal the boutique Hotel
Marqués de Riscal is housed in a landmark avant-garde property designed
by Frank Gehry, with his trademark curved metal flourishes ...
Community - Located right in the heart of
Spain and encompassing the Spanish capital, the community of Madrid was
a popular one with the Castilian monarchs, with its abundant forests and
game. These days the region hosts a world-class city of impressive proportions
with many interesting touristic sites. The current King and Queen
still live in the area too. While the temperatures can be somewhat
extreme, a region well worth the visit...
de Chinchón, Chinchón
rustic Condesa de Chinchon is named after a painting by Goya, and situated
two blocks from the main square of picturesque Chinchon, 30 kilometers
of Murcia - Situated on the southeastern side
of Spain between Andalucía and Valencia, the area is a primarily
agricultural one with many attractive and traditional towns and lots of
historical interest. The area offers wonderful rural accommodation options
for those seeking peace and quiet. For beachlovers, the Costa Calida
("warm coast") is right on the Mediterranean sea and offers fine sand,
great food and plenty of water sports. The capital city, Murcia,
also has many historic and touristic attractions and many excellent restaurants
offering all types of cuisines....
Pedro Barrera, Boutique Hotel, La Almudema, Caravaca de la Cruz (Murcia)
300 year old "cortijo" (farmhouse), set in almond groves, was once owned
by the famous bullfighter Pedro Barrera Elbal. Lovingly renovated...
- In northern Spain, and bordered by the Basque region, La Rioja, Aragon
and France, Navarra is a beautiful green and mountainous region.
The capital city, Pamplona, is best known for the annual "San Fermin" festival
or "Running of the Bulls" and is, of course, well worth visiting at any
time of the year and was an important feature in the plot of Ernest Hemingway's
book "The Sun Also Rises." Olite is another fascinating visit, with
its medieval old town and all cities in the region have many historical
attractions. The lush green countryside is perfect for a rural and relaxing
holiday... read more
San Fermin Suites, Pamplona
the outskirts of Pamplona, famous for its San Fermin festival (the running
of the bulls) held in July, the hotel provides a great base for discovering
this attractive and endearing city, the mountain ranges that surround ...
Vasco - Basque Country - The area is also
know as Euskal Herria by the Basque people. A beautifully unspoiled
area of the country with mountains and forests, the area covers three provinces,
Bizkaia and Álava. The region has many attractions including
the fascinating Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, designed by Frank Gehry, a
Pritzker Prize winning Canadian/American Architect. The region is
a welcome relief from the heat of southern Spain and does tend to have
quite a bit of rain. The regional cuisine is a tasty delight, with dishes
not seen elsewhere in the country...
de Hondarribia, Guipúzcoa
occupies a beautiful castle built by the king of Navarre, Sancho Abarca,
in the 10th century. The building still retains the appearance and atmosphere
of an original medieval fortress ...
Community - Famous for being the birthplace
of that wonderful rice dish, paella, the Valencian Community is also host
to some fascinating architecture, including the City of Arts and Sciences.
Designed by Santiago Calatrava, the building is futuristic and fascinating
and built of many shapes. Altogether a definite must-visit on your
Spanish holiday in the Valencia area. The region has much more to
offer though, including gorgeous beaches on the Costa Blanca and Costa
Natura Resort, Peñíscola
A spa with
rural-style holiday dwellings- the ideal place for a tranquil holiday surrounded
by nature on the Costa del Azahar. Relax and make the most of the
excellent spa centre in this complex....
Can you imagine sleeping
in a former Castle, Palace, Convent or Monastery in sheer luxury?
Imagine no more by visiting the beautiful and historic Paradores
Ruget Biohotel, Eco Country House, Vilobí del Penedès, Barcelona
Located in the heart of the Penedès,
one of the major wine producing areas and cava in the world, Cal Biohotel
Ruget is surrounded by a sea of endless vineyards, ensuring a constantly
changing landscape. With an excellent location, offering magnificent views
of the mountains of Montserrat to the north and the magnificent Castel
Sant Martí Sarroca southwest, and the littoral plain and Penedes.
The house, built in the early SXX, has the structure of a typical rural
building in the area, a farmhouse, with many details typical of this type
of architecture. The property, which occupies an area of 10,000 m2, has
his own own vineyard, an organic garden and a large garden with pool and
lots of corners designed to relax and enjoy unparalleled peace of mind.
Spanish Travel Blogs:
things to do on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain
There is so much to see and do on
the Costa del Sol in Andalusia, Spain .. Here are some of the better, and
maybe a little out of the ordinary, attractions on offer in the area...
Spain from Madrid
an excellent choice for visitors to select as a base when touring Spain,
because it's well connected to all other Spanish destinations by air, road,
to Pollensa, Spain with kids
Pollensa, Spain is a beautiful destination
for families. As a kid-friendly travel hot spot, this small town on the
island of Mallorca rests at the foot of a majestic mountain...
Rise and Rise of The Canary Islands
decades the tourism industry across the picturesque Canary Islands has
exploded; the influx of visitors from across the whole of Europe and often
further afield has been extraordinary..
to stay on your Spanish holiday
you need a break from the everyday stress? Well, now is a great time
to start planning a break-away to the sunshine. Why not think about
the perfect holiday in sunny Spain?
seeking a fresh holiday experience filled with natural wonders and exciting
activities, lay plans to visit Tenerife. As the most developed of the Canary
Great Spanish Holiday Resorts
Ah, the great
resorts of Spain! So many exciting and economical places to go there on
holiday. But with such a huge range of choices, it's hard to choose just
which ones might be best for you..
Dorada has it All
The name says
it all; Costa Dorada, which means Golden Coast, and it won’t take long
to realise this is a more than appropriate title. This stretch of coastline,
to the southwest of Barcelona...
things you MUST remember before jetting off on holiday
next holiday can be a very exciting time, but there is so much to think
about beyond dreaming of lying on the beach, or hiking through the jungle....
to Plan Your European Adventure
Everyone should go on a European
adventure at least once in their lives. Whether you’re from the Europe
area or overseas, a little planning can go a long way ...
much fun in the sun on the Costa del Sol in Spain
Traveling down the Costa del Sol
in southern Spain has never been more fun and exciting. New attractions
are popping up everywhere it seems, with something for everyone ...
Reasons To Visit Fuerteventura In 2014
The Canary Islands is one of the
world’s most intriguing archipelagos, with Fuerteventura being particularly
popular when it comes to tourists...
insurance for peace of mind when on holiday
When organising a holiday or business
trip, it is always a good idea to plan ahead for any unexpected eventualities.
While we hate to think about it, it is all too easy to be affected by crime