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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 […]

01/12/2015

A five-star hotel with a monarchical origin

One day, the King Alfonso XIII fell in love with the beautiful landscape of Santander, the capital city of Cantabria, and since that moment he got used to spend every summer in the Palacio de la Magdalena accompanied by his family since 1906 until the proclamation of the republic in 1931 . In 1916, the king ordered […]

16/11/2015

The most cinematographic accommodation of the Basque Country

The Hotel María Cristina of San Sebastián was opened in the early twentieth century, at a time of splendor of the bourgeois classes in the Basque Country. Nowadays it still remains a benchmark as far as luxury accommodation is concerned accepting, year after year, the most demanding guests, among which are many of the stars […]

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 […]

05/11/2015

A five-star hotel that combines tradition, luxury and nature in Vigo

The city of Vigo has one of the most prestigious hotels of Spain: the Pazo de los Escudos Spa & Resort Hotel, an ancient Galician country house converted into a luxury hotel. Its name is given by the fact of having the largest private collection of coats of our country, with pieces between the fifteenth […]

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 […]

20/10/2015

5 visits that will make you live the scariest Halloween

Halloween is the most awaited festivity by all those who feel a special attraction for horror films. One of the plans that are repeated during this time is to enjoy a movie of this genre while you look for ideas for your next disguise. Whether you are followers of such marathons or you prefer other […]

16/10/2015

The origins and traditions of Halloween in Northern Spain

Surely many of you have planned a getaway to enjoy the Day of All Saints. The prelude to the Christmas celebrations brings together a number of traditions among which the Anglo-Saxon influence is obvious. Despite the latter, the roots of the current Halloween celebrations are outside American borders and, even now, there are many areas […]

02/10/2015

San Froilán makes Lugo the epicenter of Galician’s social life

The city of Lugo is a day to give the go-ahead to its most famous festivity. As usual since the mid-eighteenth century, the Roman city pays homage to its patron saint, San Froilán, through a series of activities to encourage participation and enjoyment of all audiences. This celebration of religious origin has become, over the […]