In the early 19th century, Barcelona, the capital city of Catalonia province in Spain, experienced a cultural renaissance that inspired building architects of the time to introduce fresh flairs in building design. It was called ‘Modernisme’, the Catalan offshoot of Art Nouveau style. As a result of this resurgence, the...
I find myself standing in a dark chamber watching a documentary about how a young girl stumbled upon one of the world’s most significant archaeological discoveries. In 1879, the young daughter of a local nobleman Sanz de Sautuola, wandered into a remote section of what is now known as...
The minute my eyes rest on the cobblestone streets of Santillana del Mar, I think I’ve been transported into a set of a Grimm’s fairytale. The medieval Spanish village is picture-book perfect. Storybook Santillana del Mar Stone buildings house old-fashioned shops that sell hand-made leather handbags, rugs, souvenir brass keys, painted...
Wondering what to see in Spain ? I'd have to say the Prado Museum or Museo Nacional del Prado is one of the best museums I've visited. The Prado Museum is the jewel in Madrid's crown and a museum you should make a point of visiting, even if you aren't...
Flamenco dancers, tapas bars, bullfights and soccer games are some of the exciting things to see in vibrant Madrid. Madrid is the place to see the famous landmarks in Spain. Here are our top 10 things to do in Madrid. 1-Plaza Mayor As you sit in one of the alfresco cafes...
A space-aged museum and hip hotels sit next to Gothic churches, old bars and 19th century plazas in the capital of Basque in Spain. Here are 10 classic things to see and do in Bilbao. Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (main photo) When historians compile a list of this centuries top ten architectural...
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