November 2017

20/11/2017

The Ribeira Sacra: gastronomy, nature and culture with designation of origin

The Ribeira Sacra is a region located in the heart of Galicia, between the provinces of Lugo and Ourense, where the Miño and the Sil converge. It is precisely its location between these two great rivers that led to its first name. Its second name, Sacra, points to the sacred character of its architectural heritage, […]

13/11/2017

A walk through Portuguese Romanesque art

Nearly sixty monuments, including castles, monasteries and bridges, make up the Portuguese Romanesque route. The north of the neighboring country is populated by medieval vestiges that coexist, in many cases, with traces from later times, forming one of the most recognizable heritage emblems of Portugal. The peculiarity of this architectural style lies in its ornamentation, […]

06/11/2017

The best exponents of urban art in Portugal and Northern Spain

Many cities in Europe fought, during the 80s and 90s, against the rise of illegal graffiti in urban spaces. The graffiti filled facades of homes, shops and even public transport. What a priori was a sign of landscape ugliness became, over the years, one of the main attractions of the cities, reaching to turn buildings […]