Barcelona – great for a week or a weekend

Barcelona is one of the most visited cities in Europe, and it’s easy to see why. For many people, Barcelona is only an hour’s flight away and with many of the budget airlines offering cheap flights there, it’s the kind of place that you can visit for a weekend, even though it has enough to keep a holidaymaker entertained for much longer than that.

Palau Nacional
Palau Nacional (photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

When you are planning Barcelona Spain holidays, think about what you want to see before you go, as depending on the time you have available you may have to choose only a certain number of sights or attractions. Continue Reading

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Top Extreme Activities In Mallorca From Mallorca Farmhouses

The idyllic Balearic island of Mallorca is known for its calm Mediterranean waters, quiet sandy coves, sleepy little villages and majestic mountains. But for families or couples who are after more of a ‘thrillaxation’ holiday, accommodation specialist Mallorca Farmhouses have put together their top extreme sports and activities on the island. Be prepared for action!

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Coasteering
This adventure is guaranteed to get pulses racing and is ideal for children aged 12 or over. It’s the ultimate wet and wild day out as instructors guide you on an exhilarating journey abseiling off huge cliffs, swimming through caves and scrambling along rocky coastlines. Available year-round, Mallorca Farmhouses work with Experience Mallorca who offer half-day excursions from €50 per person to include all protective kit, wetsuits, buoyancy aid and transportation. Continue Reading

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A holiday of a lifetime on the Mediterranean Sea

Spend a holiday to remember on the Mediterranean Sea in Ibiza and Barcelona!

If you are dreaming of hot sun, stunning beaches and fabulous opportunities for entertainment, come to Ibiza, one of the largest islands of the Balearic Islands. This outstanding summer resort is a real peace of heaven where there is something for everyone.

From the interesting landmarks and cultural highlights, to the terrific towns and villages set just on the coastline, you will fall in love with Ibiza from the first glance. Santa Eulalia is among the most attractive and popular resort on the island that has everything for a fabulous holiday on the Mediterranean.

It is well known for its gastronomical specialties and abundance of cultural events that will enrich your vacation. The picturesque beaches will not leave you indifferent. Despite if you enjoy the leisure sunbathing with an exotic cocktail or you are a fan of water sports, you will not be disappointed! Hotel es Canar lies just beside the outstanding Es Canar beach, miles of exquisite fine sand washed by the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean.

The views from the hotel will take your breath away! The quality of services and the abundance of amenities at your disposal will make you want to stay here forever.

You can choose among 240 rooms, stylishly furnished and fully equipped with a TV set, air-conditioning, a bathroom, a balcony, telephone, a ceiling fan and a safe. A restaurant, children playgrounds, swimming pools and internet point are only a few of the benefits the hotel offers for its guests. Continue Reading

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Madrid Walking Tours

Madrid, the Spanish capital and the country`s largest city contains unique, varied architecture and houses some of the world`s finest museums, monuments and palaces. It is an ideal venue for walking tours, but these need to be carefully planned to make the most of the experience.

A comprehensive guide book is an essential pre-requisite for a successful walking tour of Madrid. Better guides contain detailed maps of the city, along with some description and history of its major landmarks.

Obviously, some attractions will appeal more than others, so it is important to list the “must see” places, locate them on a map and plot an appropriate route between them.

madrin-walking-toursEven at a leisurely pace, a worthwhile walking tour will take a couple of hours, so comfortable footwear is must. The “Madrid experience” can be enhanced by reading about each location in the guide and taking photographs.

Many of Madrid`s popular attractions are within walking distance of the centrally-located Plaza Puerta del Sol and this is a popular starting point for exploring Madrid.

In the middle of the square is a large equestrian statue of King Carlos III, looking out to a beautiful 18th-century red brick building, the former main post office.

In front of this building on the pavement is the “kilometer 0” plaque, marking the center of the Spanish road network. Continue Reading

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Four Spanish Restaurants amongst World’s Top 10

Six of Spain’s restaurant made it into The UK’s Restaurant magazine world’s top 50, four out of those are in the top 10. The list starts out with Chef Ferran Adria of El Bulli in Catalonia for it’s fourth year in a row as the World’s Best Restaurant. The voting by 800 chefs, critics and industry insiders gave Spain a huge pat on the back after years of being unnoticed.

Mugaritz – run by Andoni Luis Aduriz, one of Adria’s proteges was again in fourth place

Arzak in the Basque region won eighth place for the second year running.

El Celler de Can Roca in Catalonia was the major surprise with a 21 place move up to number five in the poll. Another Adria protege Continue Reading

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