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  • National Parks in the Canary Islands, Spain's natural volcanic paradise.

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    … (Canary Islands) Imagine for a moment a unique setting of volcanic islands with subtropical forest, native animal and plant species, one of the world's largest craters, and warm weather all year round… If this sounds good, then you're in luck, because you can see all this with your own eyes at Spain…

  • The 'queimada': Galicia's magical beverage.

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    … (Galicia) If you're heading for Galicia, we recommend you take part in the famous ritual of the queimada. The basic ingredient is the drink known in Spain as aguardiente (a type of colourless brandy), and this rite is guaranteed to keep witches and the spirits of the night at bay…. Many restaurants …

  • Wine routes of the Spanish coast.

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    … You are sure to have heard of Spain’s beaches, their high quality and varied leisure activities. Did you know, though, that you can also discover them through local wine culture. The wine routes located in Spain’s coastal areas are a great opportunity to discover the world of wine culture while you …

  • Bilbao an architectural laboratory.

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    … Bilbao. Vizcaya - Bizkaia. (Basque Country) If you take a stroll around Bilbao nowadays you will be constantly amazed by the ground-breaking structures designed by some of the most prestigious architects in the world. As you visit the new spaces created on the banks of the city estuary, you will com…

  • Barcelona: perfect for gifts.

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    … Barcelona. (Catalonia) The perfect place for buying souvenirs in Barcelona is the famous avenue known as La Rambla. In this area you will find typical gift and souvenir shops with all kinds of objects and ideas inspired by the city. Gaudí's Art Nouveau style and the colours of Barcelona FC are parti…

  • Seville: Good prices in the street markets.

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    … Seville. (Andalusia) Good prices in the street markets. The most traditional and lively street market in Seville is known as El Jueves which is open on Thursday mornings in the calle Feria. Its stalls are full of books, second-hand clothes, curiosities, tools, paintings, antiques and furniture. On S…

  • Seville: Shopping centres and franchises in Nervión.

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    … Seville. (Andalusia) Shopping centres and franchises in Nervión. To find the latest fashions at reasonable prices, you should go to the avenida de Luis de Morales, the avenida de Eduardo Dato or the calle Luis Montoto, near the Santa Justa station. Here you will find large department stores and some…

  • Barcelona: street markets and craft stalls in Poble Espanyol.

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    … Barcelona. (Catalonia) Street markets and craft stalls in Poble Espanyol. In various parts of the city, such as the plaça Nova, the plaça del Pi or the plaça Real, you can find street markets almost every day of the week, selling unique objects, craft work, antiques, stamps, cinema posters, records,…

  • Bilbao: sunday street markets.

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    … Bilbao. Vizcaya - Bizkaia. (Basque Country) Sunday street markets. A lively street market is set up every Sunday under the arches of the plaza Nueva. People flock here to buy and exchange coins and stamps and it is a good place for buying books, plants, birds or fish. The Bolueta quarter also has a …

  • Cordoba: fashion in the Centre.

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    … Córdoba. Cordoba. (Andalusia) Fashion in the Centre. The liveliest commercial area is the centre of the city in streets such as Cruz Conde, Ronda de los Tejares or the pedestrian streets Conde de Gondomar and the avenida de Gran Capitán Here, and in the adjacent streets, you will find the large fran…

  • Granada: fashion in the Centre.

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    … Granada. (Andalusia) Fashion in the Centre. The streets Mesones, Alhóndiga, Puentezuelas or Recogidas in the centre of the city have the largest offer of shops of all kinds. Prestigious fashion boutiques, franchises, art galleries, antique shops, shoe shops, perfume shops and food stores can be foun…

  • Spain: Europe’s nature sanctuary.

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    … The Picos de Europa, the Valle de Laciana, Monfragüe, Muniellos and the Leza, Jubera, Cidacos and Alhama river valleys are just a few of the places in Spain which have been declared Biosphere Reserves by the UNESCO. A visit to discover these five natural treasures –unique in Europe– is highly recomm…

  • Zaragoza after the Expo.

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    … Zaragoza. (Aragon) Here in Zaragoza you’ll find a renovated modern city that you’ll want to get to know better. And that’s because the Water Expo held in 2008 has transformed Zaragoza into a city of avant-garde architecture with 24 new bridges and areas for sports. When you visit the most innovative…

  • Seville: variety in the old town centre.

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    … Seville. (Andalusia) Variety in the old town centre. In the old, historic centre of the city is the lively shopping centre of Seville where you can find all kinds of shops. In the Plaza Nueva, the pedestrian streets of Sierpes and Tetuán and the adjacent streets, you will find the large franchises a…

  • Strolling in Valencia.

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    … Valencia. In Valencia you will be able to stroll around and still see the Gothic architecture of past times in the city’s historic centre. You will be bale to discover buildings such as the cathedral and the famous bell tower, known as the “Miguelete”. It is the city’s highest monument, and if you c…

  • Shopping for everybody in Barcelona.

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    … Barcelona. (Catalonia) Shopping in Barcelona is a attractive option, and the city’s shopping centres are a great place to indulge. You can plan a perfect day, made to measure for you and your companions, as these centres combine all kinds of shops with a wide range of entertainment for everyone. You…

  • How to get to the Basque Country.

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    … (Basque Country) The Basque Country is in northern Spain, alongside the French border. There are various options available to get to this area. By air. If you decide to get to the Basque Country by air, there are two international airports to choose from: Bilbao airport and Vitoria airport. The firs…

  • Gourmet cuisine in Barcelona.

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    … Barcelona. (Catalonia) In Barcelona you'll be able to enjoy exquisitely prepared modern Mediterranean cuisine at the hands of some of Spain's greatest chefs such as Martín Berasategui. What’s more, Barcelona’s restaurants offer the chance to dine in unique and original venues, including an enormous …

  • Santiago de Compostela: a little of everything in the Ensanche area.

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    … Santiago de Compostela. A Coruña. (Galicia) A little of everything in the Ensanche area. Santiago's newest area is a big open-air shopping centre. It runs along the streets and avenues of Xeneral Pardiñas, Montero Ríos, Doctor Teixeiro, Alfredo Brañas Boulevard, and Plaza Roxa and Galicia Squares. H…

  • How to get to Galicia.

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    … (Galicia) There are various transport options available to get to Galicia, in northwestern Spain. By air. Galicia has three international airports: Santiago airport, A Coruña airport and Vigo airport, which are very close to some of Galicia's main tourist destinations. Just 10 kilometres from Santia…

  • How to get to Asturias.

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    … (Asturias) Asturias is in the north of Spain, and there are various transport options to get to the region. By air. Asturias airport is situated in the town of Castrillón, and has excellent access to the main destinations in the region: 14 kilometres to Avilés, 40 kilometres to Gijón, and 47 kilomet…

  • How to get to Cantabria.

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    … (Cantabria) There are a range of transport options to get to Cantabria, this region of northern Spain. By air. Santander airport is just 5 kilometres from the centre of the city. Iberia and Ryanair are the two companies operating here. By sea. You can get to Cantabria by sea with the Brittany Ferrie…

  • Major sporting events in Barcelona.

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    … Barcelona. (Catalonia) In Barcelona you’ll be able to experience some unforgettable sporting moments, ranging from once-in-a-lifetime football matches to thrilling motor races. The first, because the city is home to one of football's greatest teams, the FC Barcelona. Their game is a guarantee of a f…

  • Out for pinxtos in Bilbao.

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    … Bilbao. Vizcaya - Bizkaia. (Basque Country) You can discover Bilbao’s gastronomic tradition in bite-sized pieces by taking a tour of its bars and taverns. The counters of these establishments are piled high with the famous pintxos, miniature culinary works of art which will make your mouth water as …