10 things to do in Gibraltar

Having been under the British rule since 1704, Gibraltar has a history of Moorish, Arab and Spanish origin. A destination close and visible from the famous holiday destination that is the Costa del Sol, and at even closer reach to Costa de la Luz. From many known southern Spanish holiday destinations Gibraltar is only a […]

The 5 main types of Spanish Paella

Many, when they think of Paella, they think of yellow rice. But it’s so much more. Paella is dish that is served all around Spain. Not only tourists love it, but locals enjoy paella with friends and family as a social meal to enjoy with a glass of sangría. It’s a dish usually made with […]

Mezquita de Córdoba – The Great Mosque of Córdoba

La Mezquita de Córdoba (the Great Mosque of Córdoba) is a prime example of Moorish architecture at it’s best. It is a historical monument of brillianty developed architecture. Nowadays it is no longer used as a Mosque but a Catholic Cathedral. But let’s rewind a little bit and tell you more about Córdoba’s great Mosque… […]

Toro de Osborne, the Spanish unofficial national bull

A 14-metre black silhouette of a bull called Toro de Osborne (The Osborne bull) is a unofficial national symbol of Spain. Created in 1956 as a billing board (an advert structure) for Veterano, a brandy company, the Osborne bull has since become a symbol for whole of Spain. This black bull has appeared in numerous […]

Las Fallas de Valencia, Spain’s firework and monument festival

fallas Valencia fire festival

Las Fallas is a historial, religious and comedic monumental celebration. Firecrackers, fireworks, bonfires, loud music and much more. Ninots are paper-mâché and cardboard figurines made to look somewhat ‘cartoonish’. They depict people, events, memories of the past year, often with a humorous twist. These ninots are paraded alongside fireworks, firecrackers and loud street music. All […]

Olive oil cultivation in Andalucia; qualities, varieties and benefits

virgin olive oil

Olive oil is a component based on the Mediterranean diet and is considered by many as the healthiest in the world. Science has investigated all its positive aspects and has been named as Spain’s ‘golden liquid’. Not only does it make ordinary bread something special, but it truly makes your taste buds pop in flavour. […]

Sardines are the local summer dish in Málaga, the tourism capital

Espetos Costa del Sol

In southern Spain, Málaga province to be exact, Sardines are your summer meal. Locally know as ‘el Espeto’, these sardines are roasted on a stick on an old fishing boat. It may sound a bit silly, but they taste heavenly. This tradition has been in Málaga since Pheonician times, a good long time ago.
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Road trip through some northern Spanish wine and food regions

Hotel Marques de Riscal

We here at Magnethi are excited to introduce a new segment called “Traveller’s blog” where we share personal experiences we have enjoyed in sunny Spain. 

We are Heidi and Erik Magnethi Dalgaard, two aficionados for everything Spain has to offer who have lived in the Costa del Sol for almost 30 years. Nevertheless, we are […]

Asturia's cider and the art of pouring it

Cider Asturias

Spain is known and famous for it’s red wines. Region of Asturias is renown for its cider and cider pouring. But Asturias is also land of many other landmarks and heritages. Apart from cider, Asturias is a region well-known for its green spaces. Spectacular natural ‘paradises’ and scenery with legendary sites such as Covadonga Lakes, […]

Córdoba’s colorful "Festival de los Patios" and cultural heritage

Patios Cordoba

Córdoba, in Andalucia, is known for its ‘Feria de los Patios’ that takes place in May. Flowers, colours and aromas that brings the city of Córdoba to life. Because of the hot Mediterranean climate many houses in Andalucia are built with a central “patio” (courtyard). This is a custom that dates back to the Romans, […]