Castles

17/07/2017

7 castles and monasteries of Portugal that you should know

castillos y monasterios de portugal

A route that was born at the same time as its country You are about to discover 7 castles and monasteries of Portugal that do not leave anyone indifferent. The fact of being one of the oldest states in Europe, dating back to the twelfth century, makes Portugal a place of pilgrimage for all travelers […]

11/12/2015

Castillo de Arteaga, the excellence of an imperial accommodation

Located in a privileged enclave as the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve in Biscay, the Castillo de Arteaga, former imperial residence converted into a hotel complex, is surrounded by lush vegetation which complements its stunning architectural beauty. But what is the origin of this building? The castle dates from the thirteenth century, a time when the Gothic […]

12/11/2015

Castle of San Antón: archaeological treasures in a historic building

Since the moment when The Castle of San Antón took the name of Archaeological Museum of A Coruña it has become one of the most important cultural demands of the city along with the Tower of Hércules. History The construction of the Castle of San Antón lasted from the sixteenth to the seventeenth century was commissioned by King […]

04/11/2015

A castle full of…animation

The Alcázar of Segovia is one of the most prominent emblems of this Castilian province along with the Gothic cathedral and the Roman aqueduct. Legend has it that its architectural beauty influenced the logo of Walt Disney. The similarities between the Alcázar (right) and the picturesque Disney castle (left), which are obvious, are not the only […]

07/09/2015

8 unavoidable visits if you travel to Euskadi

Within the Green Spain, the Basque Country is in an intermediate position between the natural landscape and excellent cuisine that characterizes the communities in the north of Spain and the international influences in some of its towns, as in the case of Bayonne, on the edge of the French border. This connection with two worlds, […]

27/08/2015

The best accommodation available in Green Spain

If northern Spain has something it is the wide diversity that this area offers to its millions of visitors. Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria and the Basque Country offer gastronomic, scenic, cultural and architectural proposals of great quality that makes these destinations one of the main tourist attractions of our country. This time we will focus on […]

20/08/2015

The most charming towns of Portugal

The neighboring country, internationally recognized for its historical and cultural heritage and its great beaches, is much more than Lisbon, the capital and largest city. The only Portuguese-speaking country in Europe has small towns and cities whose streets are full of magic that give them features as their tradition or their beauty. From Five Sensations, […]