• Gran Canaria holidays

    Gran Canaria originally means ‘Great Island of Dogs’. It is the second most populous island of the Canary Islands. Gran Canaria was populated by the Canarii (Guanches), who may have arrived as early as 500 BC. The Canarii called the...

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  • The Axarquia’s new hiking route

    After Peter Smiths excellent post last month about walking in the Axarquia I thought I’d follow his lead and write about a new SGR (Sendero de Gran Recorrido) hiking route recently opened up in the National Park of the Sierras...

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  • What to do on your holidays to Majorca

    Majorca in sunny Spain features among the top holiday getaways across the world. This Balearic island is blessed with abundant natural beauty; the sandy beaches and clear waters, mountains and vineyards, greenery and fresh air make the place irresistible to...

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  • Things to know about vacationing in Spain

    During the last four decades the Spanish tourism industry has grown to become the second biggest in the world. Today, the climate of Spain, historical and cultural monuments and its geographic position together with its facilities make tourism one of...

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  • Art in Spain – El Greco, Velázquez, Goya, Picasso

    Spanish art is the visual art of Spain and that of Spanish artists worldwide. Whilst an important contributor to Western art (particularly influenced by Italy and France) and producing many famous and influential artists including Velázquez, Goya and Picasso, Spanish...

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