You’ve just arrived in Spain, the best Spanish language school in the world, and the only things you can say are «Dos cervezas, por favor»; «hola»; «paella» or «¿cómo está usted?»
That is definitely not enough to enjoy your trip to the maximum. You’ve spent months preparing your holidays in Spain: you already have your sunscreen, you’ve read all the tourist guides, you know the best beaches and the most lively leisure areas, you have planned visits to museums and monuments, you’re dying for tapas, and you even booked your rental car, but you forgot to learn the language before your trip. No problem, you have an excellent opportunity to practice during your holidays. You will see.
Did you know that the design of La Vaguada shopping mall in Madrid was created by Cesar Manrique? But let’s not talk about the capital city. Instead we’d like to introduce the amazing landscapes of the island where the great artist was born. Lanzarote is a land of contrasts: the blinding sunlight and the cool ocean waters, the scorching volcanic sand and the pale blue sky mixing into the enigmatic energy and tranquility that reigns on the whole island. Manrique has managed to translate Lanzarote’s natural beauty into art works better than anybody else. Therefore, it is almost impossible not to recognize his legacy in the northernmost of the Canary Islands. Cesar Manrique’s landscapes came straight out of his imagination and he painted them with his own hands, proving -at least in many examples- that nature and art can really work together, as you can see in Jameos del Agua, Mirador del Río… Do you want to know more?
They have saved the future of humanity in almost every corner of the planet, and «The world became too small» could be the title of one of their movies. They have circled the world in less than 80 days for sure. They traveled from the US to Japan, from London to Havana via Moscow, from Egypt to Bolivia, and they also enjoyed the charms of Spain, of course. Do you want to know what their favorite destinations were?
Beyond the capital, but also beyond the well known villages of Alcala de Henares, Aranjuez and San Lorenzo del Escorial. The Madrid area has charming villages, scattered in a natural environment full of mountains, plateaus and river basins: Madrid treasures villages with splendid buildings, town squares full of historical heritage, and monumental streets. You just need to drive a few kilometers to enjoy a fantastic day trip, a weekend getaway, or a short holiday. Heritage, history, gastronomy, leisure, nature, relaxation and much more in the 801 localities (179 municipalities) that make up the Madrid region. We have selected five for our list, the most beautiful villages in Madrid, you shouldn’t miss these out.
Everyone knows that having fun on the Costa del Sol is very easy if you want to enjoy the weather on its fantastic beaches, shop in Puerto Banús’ most exclusive shops, or enjoy nature in thousands of magical places and learn something new in its rich and varied cultural offer. It is also, though many do not know, one of the best places to have a terrific time… in both ways! In addition to being a land of stories and legends, it is the place where many famous ghosts live, such as «el Sacamantecas». There are also ghost ships, princesses of distant paradises, fearsome bandits, cats coming from other planets, brides dressed in white, waves as mysterious as the sea itself and the most famous haunted house of Spain. Do you dare to venture into it?
There is always a moment of panic in mid-fall when you realize that the sun has begun to say goodbye. After warming us up day in, day out during the past months, the sun begins to prepare for winter break. Yes, it won’t leave us completely, but it will shine less often. Depending on where you live you will see it more or less, or maybe you might have the feeling that you do not see it at all! However, one thing is certain: after a few weeks, you begin to miss it. Where does the sun spend the winter?
The good thing about all this is that we don’t need to travel very far away to find it. The sun is like a retired Englishman who decided to spend the coldest months somewhere in southern Europe. If you are thinking of taking a break in order to feel its beams on your face again, these are 5 favorite European destinations for the winter sun-seekers: