Damian Corrigan, About.com Guide to Spain Travel

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Madrid, Barcelona (& Valencia) Suggested Itineraries & Tours

01 of 06<p>Guided Tours of Madrid and Barcelona<p>I don't know of any guided tours that show you both Barcelona and Madrid; instead, they tend to merely …

Walking Tours

A Guide to Madrid's Burgeoning Craft Beer Scene

For many years, beer options in Madrid weren't great. Hey, <b>beer in Spain</b> wasn’t great! The average bar would have one, maybe two, beers on tap—and if …

Beer

The Best Cities in Southern Spain

01 of 11<p>Where to Go in Andalusia: The Best Places to Visit in Order of Importance<p>Andalusia may be the poorest region in Spain economically, but it's …

European Travel

Costa del Sol Day Trips and Guided Tours

01 of 03<p>There's More to Southern Spain Than the Beach<p>The Costa del Sol is famous for its sun, beaches and party lifestyle geared towards the expat …

European Travel

Weird Throwing Festivals in Spain

01 of 08<p>Tomatoes<p>The most famous throwing festival in Spain. Every year, thousands of people throw tons of squishy vegetables at each other in the …

Festivals

Celebrating Christmas in Madrid

01 of 06<p>Christmas in the Spanish Capital<p>As the capital of a Catholic country, Madrid really goes to town at Christmas. There's much to do, from …

December Festivals in Spain

<b>What's Happening in December in Spain?:</b><p>Christmas is the biggest lure in December in Spain, with Madrid and Barcelona unsurprisingly the focus of the …

Barcelona

Madrid for Kids: Theme Parks, Wildlife Parks, and More

01 of 09<p>Where to Take Children on a Visit to Madrid<p>Madrid might not be the easiest place to entertain children: you can't just take them to the beach …

Classic Cars

The Best 12 Madrid Restaurants That Won't Break the Bank

01 of 13<p>Where to Eat the Best in the Spanish Capital<p>One great thing about eating in Spain's biggest city is the sheer variety. Every Spanish region …

Coffeemakers

What to Eat in Spain: City by City

01 of 19<p>How Does Spanish Food Vary Around the Country?<p>Spain is so rich with regional diversity that each city can feel like you're in a different …

Food & Dining

The Reconquista of the Mosque of Córdoba

<b>CÓRDOBA, Spain — For a few weeks last fall,</b> the Mosque of Córdoba, Europe’s most important Islamic heritage site, disappeared from the map.<p>Or, at …

Planning the Perfect Trip to Madrid

01 of 13<p>Get the Most Out of Your Trip to Madrid: Introduction<p>Spain’s biggest airport is in Madrid, making it the most likely arrival point for most …

European Travel

The Podemos revolution: how a small group of radical academics changed European politics

Just 15 months after it was founded, Podemos now leads the polls in Spain. Can this grassroots party win power – or is its bubble about to burst?<p>At the start of the 2008 academic year, Pablo Iglesias, a 29-year-old lecturer with a pierced eyebrow and a ponytail greeted his students at the political …

Europe

What You Can Do With Less Than a Full Day in Cadiz

01 of 04<p>What Can You Do With Less Than a Full Day in Cadiz?<p>Occupying a tiny peninsula on the south coast of Spain, Cádiz is a beautiful old city that …

European Travel

Where to Drink Sherry in Jerez

Jerez is a small city, with no renowned museums, not much of an old town with few famous squares or must-see sights as such.<p>But what Jerez is …

European Travel

What to Drink Instead of Sangria

01 of 06<p>Avoid Touristy Sangria and Drink Something Better<p>The Spanish make great wine. But they also like playing around with their wine too. Sangria …

Vermouth

Spain's Must-See Sights - City by City

01 of 19<p>If You Could Only See ONE Thing in Each City in Spain...<p>If you only had a few hours in each city in Spain, where should you head to? With …

European Travel

Pet dog gets full-time job as beach lifeguard

A LIFEGUARD on a southern Costa Blanca beach is able to swim for 4.5 kilometres without getting out of breath, and can pull a tonne and a half in …

Modern king and queen take throne of weary Spain

Waving to crowds from the palace alongside his glamorous former newsreader wife, Spain's new king Felipe VI will take the crown Thursday hoping to …

Europe

What's a king to do? Felipe faces a demanding Spain

From folk in the street to politicians and sportsmen, Spaniards all want their new king to do something for the country. They just can't agree on …

Europe

A Beginner's Guide to Portuguese Wine

More Wine Guides<p>Spanish Wine »<br>Italian Wine »<br>French Wine »<p>Walking into my local wine shop a few months ago, I noticed signs for Italy, France, and Spain hanging above the rows of wine, but I couldn't see one for Portugal. "Can you point me to the Portuguese wine section?" I inquired, ready to …

The world’s most ridiculous travel accessory?

The 'b-tourist' band, a strange contraption made of an elastic fabric stretched between two plane seat headrests, allows passengers to “quietly eat, read a book, watch a movie and sleep without being disturbed” in their own private area.<p>It comes with two plastic rings that can be used to adjust the …

Wetsuits

Five little-known gems in Portugal

If you don't know Portugal beyond the Algarve and Lisbon, check out these alluring areas, from the coast to the mountains<p>Serra da Estrela mountains, Centro<p><b>Good for: design lovers</b><br>The clack of looms can be heard again in the heart of Portugal's highest mountain range, where part of an abandoned wool …

Granada is top location for stag and hen weekends

thinkSPAIN Mon, May 19, 2014<p>news@thinkspain.com @thinkspain<p>GRANADA has become Spain's favourite destination for groups celebrating hen or stag …

Granada

Rail-users complain Barcelona-Paris AVE line is 'too expensive' and 'poorly connected' with regional trains

thinkSPAIN Sun, Dec 1, 2013<p>news@thinkspain.com @thinkspain<p>A HIGH-SPEED rail connection between Barcelona and Paris due to open on December 15 has …

Deep-freeze across Spain sees thermometers plummet to -8ºC inland and 1ºC on the Mediterranean coast

TEMPERATURES of as low as -8ºC are expected to continue until at least Monday, and return again on Thursday after a brief respite mid-week.<p>Overnight, …

Weather

9 Things to Do in La Latina, Madrid

01 of 09<p>If you're looking for authentic Spanish cuisine, Cava Bajais is the place. This street full of character is one of the most famous places to …

Barcelona

Botched fresco changes fortunes of Spanish town

The botched restoration of a religious fresco by an elderly parishioner that invited ridicule and made headlines the world over a year ago has changed the fortunes of a Spanish town.<p>"After everything that happened, we can say that the balance has been positive. It has brought tourists from all over …

T-shirts

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

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