In my previous post on Sevilla, I called the southern region of Andalucía, Spain’s beating heart. Another great example of this statement is the historic city of Granada. This thriving city, sitting at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, was once the grandest city in Spain. Conquered by the Moors in 711 and reconquered by Christians in the 15th century, the remnants of Granada’s Moorish past can easily be experienced even today, at the Alhambra. This city has so much to do and see that one day in Granada may not be enough. However, if don’t have the luxury of spending more than one day in Granada, then this itinerary covers all the major sites and highlights the city has to offer along with lots of tips to make the most out of your trip.Continue reading “One Day in Granada, Spain”
The southern region of Andalusia in my opinion is Spain’s beating heart and its capital Sevilla or Seville is a wonderful example of this. The city is famous for flamenco dancing, the ornate Alcazar castle and its gothic cathedral. I spent 2 days in Seville and really enjoyed exploring the sites and sounds of the city. Here are all the places you can visit if you have 2 days in Seville.Continue reading “How to Spend 2 Days in Seville, Spain”
Christmas in America is pretty much over the minute the clock strikes 12 AM on the 26th of December. Spain, however celebrates Christmas or Navidad all the way until the 6th of January. This day marks the feast of epiphany or the feast of the three kings in the Catholic calendar and usually signals the end of Christmas.
I got to spend Christmas in Spain last year and really enjoyed the extended celebrations. Here are some of the cities I visited in Spain during Christmas and the festivities in each city.Continue reading “Christmas in Spain – Festivities in Spanish Cities”
While the bigger cities like Barcelona and Madrid are the face of Spain, smaller cities like Córdoba are Spain’s soul. Rich in culture and steeped in history, Córdoba was once an important Roman city and then an Moorish stronghold in the middle ages. Today, this Andalusian town in the South of Spain, with its well intact remnants of the past, attracts tourists from all over the world. This post covers top attractions in Cordoba and its best highlights.Continue reading “Top Attractions in Córdoba, Spain”