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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 ...

The Triana neighbourhood in Seville

The Triana neighbourhood in Seville

On the other side of the River Guadalquivir, Triana is one of the most charismatic neighbourhoods in Seville. Birthplace to Flamenco singers, sailors and bullfighters, Triana is proud of its distinctive character, which makes it practically its own town within the city of Seville. more ...

How to get to Barcelona airport

How to get to Barcelona airport

Welcome to Barcelona! Do you know how to get to your apartment from Barcelona airport? No? Don’t worry, we’ve put together this handy guide to the public transport options to and from the airport so that you can decide which works best for you. more ...

The loveliest medieval towns on the Costa Brava

The loveliest medieval towns on the Costa Brava

The Costa Brava, in addition to the beauty of the natural surroundings, possesses an abundance of cultural heritage with medieval art featuring amongst the most impressive. A large amount of mediaeval remains hide amongst the green mountains and towns on the Costa Brava. Here are some of them: more ...

Picasso Walking Tour in Malaga

Picasso Walking Tour in Malaga

Malaga is famous, amongst many other things, for having brought one of the painting geniuses into the world, none other than Pablo Picasso. Following in the footsteps of its favourite child is a great way of discovering the charm of this Mediterranean city. more ...

The Picasso Museum in Malaga

The Picasso Museum in Malaga

Pablo Picasso used to say that “everything which can be imagined is real”, something which is definitely in evidence in the Picasso Museum in Malaga. The Malagan artist always wanted his works to be exhibitied in his home city, but despite the fact that procedures began in 1953, the museum didn’t become reality until much after his death. more ...

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