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 […]

Mijas Pueblo, Costa del Sol’s enchanting white village

Mijas Pueblo is a village town that takes you back to what Spanish village used to be like. Only 20 min from Málaga airport, located up on mountain and only like 10 min drive from the coast and beaches. You can take horse carriages or burro taxis (donkey taxis) that take you for a stroll […]

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… […]

The Alhambra in Granada, "a pearl set in emeralds"

One of the many wonderful cities in Andalusia is Granada. 
Granada is located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains and withholds the famous fortress Alhambra, of Arabic origin. It is the most renowned building of the Andalusian Islamic historical legacy. The Alhambra is a palace and monumental complex designed in mind with the […]

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 […]

Andalucía’s natural jewel, Doñana National Park

Doñana National park

It is fact that almost a fifth of Andalucia is unspoiled nature and beautiful countryside. Together with a sun shining so bright, stunning flora and diverse fauna, Doñana National Park is one of the most important protected natural areas in Europe.‘Parque nacional y natural de Doñana’ (in Spanish) is one of the largest heronries (a […]

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 […]

Wine from the volcanoes, Canary Islands

tenerife wines

For centuries a highly alcoholic Malvasía (known also as Malmsey) heavy body wine has been produced in the Canary Islands. It was considered a luxury for the European aristocracy and bourgeoisie until the 18th century when fine wines from Portugal and France were preferred. It was not long after that the wine production in the […]

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.
The meat […]