A Tour of Legends: In the Footsteps of El Cid

Legends, knights and dueling are on vogue: last year, more than 12,000 people visited El Camino del Cid, the path that runs through the vital places of Spanish hero Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar, also known as El Cid. 1,400 kilometers with a unique travel guide, the «Cantar del Mio Cid», the famous twelfth century Castilian poem that tells his story. Epic history has pictured him as a brave, fearsome and imposing man. A legendary figure that tourists can get to know if they decide to discover this particular route that passes through the regions of Castilla-Leon, Castilla-La Mancha, Aragon and Valencia. The road starts in Vivar del Cid (Burgos), the popular Knight’ birthplace and ends in Orihuela (Alicante), a territory that was conquered from the Muslims during this tumultuous time of history.

De ruta por Castilla y León durante la Semana Santa

Recorre la Semana Santa más grande del mundo. De hecho, es el eslogan con el que es promocionada a lo largo y ancho delante del globo terráqueo. No es para menos, ya que la región castellano y leonesa cuenta con hasta 22 celebraciones declaradas de interés turístico en el marco de esta fiesta religiosa. Esta es una de las mejores ideas, si no sabes a dónde ir en Semana Santa, ya que aún  hay más: ocho de estas celebraciones, las de Ávila, León, Medina del Campo, Medina de Rioseco, Palencia, Salamanca, Valladolid y Zamora, reciben la máxima calificación en este sentido: son de Interés Turístico Internacional, lo que la convierte en la autonomía española que más festividades de Semana Santa tiene con este rango.

Things to do in Lisbon: 5 secrets to (re)visit this magic place

The Portuguese capital is one of those special places that, once visited, is never forgotten. You’ll want to go back over and over again to find new things to do in Lisbon: get lost in its streets, take its trams, climb its hills knowing you will find the reward of amazing views at the top or stop and have a coffee and some of those lovely custard tarts known as Pastéis de Belem…

Lisbon is also a city full of secrets and hidden wonders, whether you discover them by coincidence when you go off the path set out in the guidebook or you head straight there. Could you do with some suggestions? Here are 5 Lisbon secrets for travel Lisbon on your next trip.

Medieval or Modern trip? Some things to do in Murcia

Travel back in time to the city’s heart (of Murcia) or go modern to some great shops – it’s up to you!

Spain’s seventh largest city (which means it is not very large at all) is Murcia, capital of the Murcia province, a wonderfully unspoilt city that’s big enough to have plenty to see and enjoy and small enough to feel quaint.