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The best nudist beaches in the Costa Brava

The best nudist beaches in the Costa Brava

Nudism, a practise associated with environmentalism and the fight for freedom, is not a well-practised custom in Spain but is something that is becoming increasingly more popular. Here, we have mentioned some areas located on the Costa Brava that are perfect for practising this kind of custom. more ...

Trip to San Juan de Gaztelugatxe

Trip to San Juan de Gaztelugatxe

The hermitage of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, only 40 km from Bilbao, is one of those places that appear to have leapt straight out of the pages of a fairy tale. Built on the top of an islet, this unique church is one of the prettiest sights along the Cantabrian coast. more ...

Five things you never knew about the Trevi Fountain: history, fascinating facts and legends

Five things you never knew about the Trevi Fountain: history, fascinating facts and legends

English traveller and poet Percy B. Shelley said “the fountains are enough to justify a trip to Rome”. And he was right—the Italian capital is full of lovely fountains: La Fontana della Barcaccia, the Four Rivers Fountain in Piazza Navona, the Fountain of the Tritons… but none of them is as famous as the Trevi Fountain. Here are some interesting facts and figures about it. more ...

Madrid nightlife: the best party spots in the city

Madrid nightlife: the best party spots in the city

If there’s one thing that sets Madrid apart from other Spanish cities, it’s its nightlife. Like a magic carpet, it whisks you off through the city streets until you find yourself several kilometres away from where you started, watching the sunrise and thinking of where to have chocolate con churros for breakfast. Ready for the adventure of Madrid’s nightlife? Let’s go! more ...

Floralis Genérica, the mechanical flower in Buenos Aires

Floralis Genérica, the mechanical flower in Buenos Aires

Argentina’s national flower might be the cockspur coral tree, but the most famous flower in Buenos Aires is the Floralis Generica: a 20 m high stainless steel flower that towers over the Plaza de las Naciones Unidas, also known as Plaza de la Flor. Its geometric shape stands out in the middle of a green area with winding paths, surrounded by woods. more ...

Tomatina Festival: The World's Biggest Food Fight

Tomatina Festival: The World's Biggest Food Fight

Every year, one of the craziest and most extravagant summer festivals is held, none other than the Tomatina in Bunyol, a town located a few kilometres from Valencia. It comprises the largest tomato fight in the world and more than 150 tonnes of tomatoes are thrown during the event by festival participants. more ...

FIESA 2016: Sand Sculpture Festival in the Algarve

FIESA 2016: Sand Sculpture Festival in the Algarve

It is an impressive exhibition that features the participation of more than 50 talented artists from across the world, creating sculptures that achieve a surprising level of detail and perfection. The festival, organised by Prosandart, was first celebrated in 2003 in the town of Pêra, situated a few kilometres away from the fabulous Armaçao beach in Pêra. It has successfully taken place every summer since then. more ...

St John's Eve, celebrate the night of fire in Barcelona

St John's Eve, celebrate the night of fire in Barcelona

San Juan, taking place during the shortest night of the year, is surrounded by legends, magic traditions and ancestral celebrations based around the summer solstice. It is also one of the largest festivals in Catalonia, thus on the 23rd and 24th of June, prepare yourself for a huge party, firecrackers and bonfires, because with all the movement in the city, you’re going to find it very difficult to sleep. more ...

Calcio Storico Fiorentino, hard hitting historical football

Calcio Storico Fiorentino, hard hitting historical football

Have you ever wondered what football was like in Ancient Rome or in the middle Ages? Even though the so called king of sports as we know it today was born in the 19th century its origins are much older. And in Florence you can discover it thanks to the “calico storico fiorentino” more ...

History and curiosities of the Ponte Vecchio

History and curiosities of the Ponte Vecchio

The Ponte Vecchio is one of the most photographed places in Florence. We found very difficult to decide whether it is more popular or not than the cathedral with its beautiful lines of colored marble and its gigantic dome.... When you go to Florence you shouldn’t miss either one. The Ponte Vecchio with its beautiful brown houses floating over the Arno River is unforgettable. more ...

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