Pamplona, Spain

Pamplona, Spain

Pamplona, Spain Pamplona, the capital of Navarre in northern Spain, is famous worldwide for the running of the bulls during the San Fermin fiesta, and for being one of Ernest Hemingway’s favourite cities. Hemingway visited …

Burgos, Spain

Burgos Cathedral, Spain

Burgos, Spain Burgos in northern Spain is the country’s original heartland, initially known as Castilla la Vieja – the old part of the kingdom of Castile. The city of Burgos, founded in 884, was the …

Montserrat, Spain

The Benedictine Abbey

Montserrat, Spain An hour outside of Barcelona is the impressive multi-peaked mountain range known as Montserrat. Within its dramatic, rocky mountain tops hides the Benedictine Monestir de Montserrat, a monastery popular with visitors from all …

Girona, Spain

The streets of Girona

Girona, Spain Historical Jewish quarter in Girona Girona is Northern Catalonia’s biggest city, an hour and a half’s drive from Barcelona. A compact medieval fortress city with the best-preserved Jewish quarter in Europe, Girona offers …

Toledo, Spain

The view of Toledo
Toledo, Spain Toledo, Spain An hour south of Madrid, sitting atop a gorge overlooking the Tagus River, is the magnificent city of Toledo. Often called ‘Imperial City’ because it was

Figueres, Spain

Dali museum

Figueres, Barcelona The Dali Museum, Figueres On Catalonia’s Costa Brava, 45 minutes from Girona, lies the small town of Figueres, the birthplace of surrealist artist Salvador Dali and home to the Teatre-Museu Gala Salvador Dali. …

Zaragoza, Spain

Zaragoza town centre

Zaragoza, Spain Zaragoza town centre The city of Zaragoza, the fifth-biggest city in Spain, lies in the region of Aragon in northern Spain and is easy to reach from both Madrid and Barcelona. Home to …

Tarragona, Spain

The seaside town of Tarragona

Tarragona, Spain The seaside town of Tarragona Just over an hour by train from Barcelona is the magnificent port city of Tarragona. Located on the Costa Daurada, Tarragona is home to sparkling beaches and a …

The Sagrada Familia, Spain

The Sagrada Familia, still under construction

La Sagrada Familia The Sagrada Familia, still under construction Perhaps one of the world’s most iconic buildings, the Basilica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família (otherwise known as the Sagrada Familia) is a Roman …

Sitges, Spain

Sitges, Barcelona

Sitges, Spain Sitges at sunset A tour to Sitges with its fisherman’s houses on the mediterranean sea is often a welcome respite on a tour of Spain. Sitges old town is a charming seaside town …

Granada, Spain

Moorish architecture in Alhambra, Spain

Granada, Spain Granada Located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains in Spain’s southernmost region of Andalucia, Granada was the last stronghold of the Spanish Moors and the brilliance of Moorish spirit and culture endures …

Bilbao, Spain

Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

Bilbao, Spain Bilbao In the heart of Basque Country, 11km from the Bay of Biscay, you will find Bilbao , one of northern Spain‘s greatest treasures. This part of Basque country is known for the …

Highlights of Seville

Plaza de España in Seville

Highlights of Spain | Seville Founded as the Roman city Hispalis and now the capital of the Andalusia region, Seville is a lively and disarming city, and a popular tourist destination in Spain.

Camino de Santiago

Pilgrimage; Camino-de-Santiago

Highlights of Spain | Camino de Santiago The Camino de Santiago, also known as the Way of St James, is an ancient Catholic pilgrimage route that runs across northern Spain to the shrine of the …

Barcelona Travel Notes The entrancing cosmopolitan city of Barcelona is one of the cultural highlights of Europe. Situated on the Mediterranean coast of the Iberian Peninsula, the Catalan capital is famous for its distinctive architecture …

Highlights of Madrid

Cibeles Fountain In Downtown Madrid

Highlights of Madrid Madrid, the capital of Spain, is situated in the geographical centre of the peninsula, on the Meseta Castellana, the Castilian Plateau, around 700 metres above sea level. With its more than three …

Empires Crossing the Mediterranean: 1130-1300 A thalassocracy–from the Attic Greek thalassocratia with thalassa meaning “sea”–is a nation that exhibits naval supremacy leading to its domination over the seas through exploration, trade, and invasion. Beginning in …