Archive for January, 2012

Barcelona Sagrada Familia

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Antonio Gaudi is Barcelona’s patron architect. Much of the city bears his stamp. Nowhere is this more evident than in his unfinished masterpiece, The Temple of the Holy Family. Work began in 1883 but halted after the architect’s untimely death from a tram accident in 1926.

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Los Gigantes, Tenerife

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Los Gigantes lies at the foot of the imposing cliffs of los Gigantes at an average height of 500 metres and 30 km northwest of the playa de las Americas. This spot which is not as crowded as las Americas or los Cristianos, has first class hotels associated with a sports port, excellent views of […]

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Madrid GASTROFESTIVAL 2012

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For the third year running, the best art galleries in Madrid pick up on one of the leading culinary events in  the world with a packed programme of exhibitions, activities and guided tours. Among the exhibitions, Artetrece Gallery will be hosting  “Aliños y Aderezos” (Seasonings and Dressings) a group show reaffirming the relationship between gastronomy […]

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Canary Islands Music Festival 2012, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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The Canary Islands Music Festival, a long-held aspiration in diverse sectors of the islands’ society, was a personal initiative of the then President of the Canary Islands, Jerónimo Saavedra, being organised for the first time in January 1985, declared ‘European Year of Music’ in commemoration of the tercentenary of Bach, Haendel and Scarlatti.

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Casa De Carmona Hotel, Seville

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The Casa De Carmona Hotel has been described as one of the most unique and elegant hotels in Spain. It is a lovingly restored 16th Century palace to a small hotel of character, with 33 bedrooms in the tiny ancient, hilltop, walled, picturesque town of Carmona, only 20 minutes outside Seville and 15 minutes from […]

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San Agustin, Gran Canaria

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San Agustín is one of the leading tourist centres lying on Gran Canaria’s southern flank. Although nowadays it tends to form part of the generalised sprawl that spreads through the Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas areas, it is nevertheless an entity in its own right, located around the beaches of San Agustín and Las Burras.

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Barcelona Port Vell

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Barcelona is a city by the sea, the Mediterranean Sea to be exact. Like most coastal towns its history and ambiance are affected by that fact. For centuries the harbor was the scene of seafarers and townspeople bustling about on the traditional business that takes place at any port.

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Madrid tourist attractions

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Madrid has a long and complex history. Center of power of a monarchy that for centuries ruled half the world, it is now one of the major tourist spots of Europe. Once ground zero of the Spanish Inquisition it is now best known for its zestful nightclubs, outstanding shopping centers and life-celebrating art.

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Things to do in Gibraltar

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Gibraltar is situated at the narrow entrance to the Mediterranean Sea on one side of the well-known Straits of Gibraltar. Across the water a dozen miles away lies Northern Africa. Far from a mere geological outcropping, the city is a fascinating mixture of Spanish and British culture.

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Barcelona Catalan National Art Museum

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The Catalan National Art Museum offers a complete history of native art from the Romanesque period through the 1940s. In between are hundreds of samples of the finest art Barcelona has to offer.

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