There are so many things that make Christmas in Barcelona spectacular! From the fabulous churches to historic Barcelona Christmas Markets to extremely odd Barcelona Christmas traditions, we jumped right in and celebrated the holiday Catalan style! Bon Nadal! (That’s Merry Christmas in Catalan!)
Barcelona in December
Although many people worry about traveling in the winter season, there are many things to do in Barcelona in December – especially if you enjoy Christmas festivities!… Read the rest
Twice before we have visited Madrid on quick, less-than-24-hour layovers. Both times, we dashed through the city to see the sights of Madrid as quickly as we could. On our most recent trip with friends we had more time – but still only 2 days in Madrid – and we were anxious to show our visiting friends to the best sights in Madrid.… Read the rest
The Basque region of Spain is characterized by stunning landscapes, delectable cuisine and quaint villages. For many travelers, it would be easy to spend at least a month on a tour of the Basque Country, swooning over the gorgeous coastline and gorging on pintxos (Basque-style tapas) while wandering from town to town.… Read the rest
Barcelona, Spain has a long history and the city is packed with sights. Many of the city’s top attractions are clustered around the Barcelona Old Town – making a walking tour an ideal way to explore. Our Barcelona Self-Guided Walking Tour takes visitors on a stroll along Las Ramblas to the vibrant waterfront, then to the beaches of Barceloneta and north to the city’s greenest park.… Read the rest
As we wandered the streets of the neighborhoods in Seville, Spain, it became evident that the tapas bars in Seville, both classic and trendy, are part of the city’s beauty. People gathered around outdoor tables and squeezed their way into small Seville bars. As we were in search of the best tapas in Seville, we eagerly joined the crowds to sample the fare.… Read the rest
Usually, ordering food in a foreign country is not difficult for us…but, in Hondarribia, Spain, we were having trouble. We had read about pintxos Hondarribia – Basque-style tapas – and I was beyond excited about the concept. I love to try new things, love local twists and need to snack while drinking – it was as if the idea pintxos was created to satisfy just me.… Read the rest
We only had two full days in Seville, Spain but we quickly got ourselves acquainted with the atmospheric town. In addition to seeking out the Seville sights – we made time to enjoy the ambiance of the time-worn neighborhoods in Seville.… Read the rest
The San Sebastian Old Town sits steps away from the crescent-shaped La Concha Bay, with two hills rising at each end of the cove: Monte Urgull and Monte Igueldo. While Monte Igueldo is popular for the San Sebastian Funicular that transports visitors to the amusement park at the top of the hill (both of which are top San Sebastian attractions), we were drawn to the green space and meandering paths on Monte Urgull (or Mount Urgull) that lead to Castillo de la Mota San Sebastian.
Hiking San Sebastian: Monte Urgull
On our second day visiting the city (and after another night of consuming too many Basque tapas), we decided to head in the direction of San Sebastian Monte Urgull to stretch our legs and take in San Sebastian views.… Read the rest
Spain is a large country (roughly the same size as Texas and half the size of the UK) that features varied landscapes, vibrant cities and incredible cuisine. With so much to see, it can be difficult to start planning a vacation to Spain!… Read the rest
One of the things we were most looking forward to while visiting Basque Country was eating Basque food…and we were especially interested in bar pintxos. The culinary treasures are a regional specialty and we heard we could find the best of the best in San Sebastian pintxos bars.
If you are wondering, “What are pintxos?… Read the rest