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How to get to Madinat al-Zahra

May 14, 2015 – 5:22 pm | No Comment

Madinat al-Zahra is one of those places that leave their mark on our memory. The ancient palatine city, built by the Caliph of Cordoba, was once the most beautiful and sophisticated town in Western Europe.
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How to get to Madinat al-Zahra

May 14, 2015 – 5:22 pm | No Comment

Madinat al-Zahra is one of those places that leave their mark on our memory. The ancient palatine city, built by the Caliph of Cordoba, was once the most beautiful and sophisticated town in Western Europe.

How to get to Madinat al-Zahra

Unfortunately many tourists spend only one day in Cordoba and do not have time to visit the huge cultural offer (museums, ancient muslim buildings, archaeological sites, exhibitions, flamenco, etc.) of the city. In this post we will give you the keys to get to  Madinat al-Zahra and save money and time! Read the full story »

Getting Around in Valencia

March 18, 2015 – 6:30 am | No Comment
Getting Around in Valencia

Getting Around in Valencia
Your comprehensive guide to public transport in Valencia, from metro service to bus, plus cycling, cabs prices, tips and much more.
Metro in Valencia
The easiest and most comfortable way to getting around in …

Madrid Useful Links

March 4, 2015 – 4:20 pm | No Comment
Madrid Useful Links

Fosforito Flamenco Centre in Cordoba

February 11, 2015 – 4:34 pm | No Comment
Fosforito Flamenco Centre in Cordoba

Fosforito Flamenco Centre in Cordoba

When you visit Spain, you must let yourself be seduced by the magic of Flamenco and of course, there’s no better place than Andalucia to discover one of the most legendary artistic expressions …

Buffet Restaurants in Madrid

January 20, 2015 – 12:10 pm | No Comment
Buffet Restaurants in Madrid

Buffet Restaurants in Madrid
Perhaps buffets restaurants are not the preferred choice for foodies but for the rest of us is a very practical option, especially when you are visiting an unfamiliar city. The vast majority of these buffets …

How to get to Toledo from Madrid

November 18, 2014 – 12:50 pm | No Comment
How to get to Toledo from Madrid

The magic city of Toledo is located only 71 km from the center of Madrid, so often we are asked by many of our readers what is the best way to get to Toledo. For …

Genuine Tapas Bars in Madrid

September 3, 2014 – 2:52 pm | 3 Comments
Genuine Tapas Bars in Madrid

Genuine Tapas Bars in Madrid
“Ir de tapas”-going out with friends / family to have tapas (small portions of food)- is one of the most emblematic traditions in Spain. Its origin goes back centuries when a …

Flamenco in Seville

September 1, 2014 – 3:19 pm | No Comment
Flamenco in Seville

Seville is the capital of Andalusia and the perfect place to discover the essence of this wonderful region. The city is home to those two bulwarks of Andalusian tradition, Flamenco and Bullfighting.
Flamenco in Seville
Do not …

Valencia: City of Arts and Sciences

August 15, 2014 – 2:49 pm | No Comment
Valencia: City of Arts and Sciences

City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia
The origins of this impressive cultural complex date back to the 60’s when terrible flooding of the River Turia devastated much of the historical center of the city. Shortly …

What to Visit in Seville (part 1)

July 21, 2014 – 1:32 pm | No Comment
What to Visit in Seville (part 1)

Who has not dreamed of exploring Seville,  stroll through its romantic streets and discover one of the most beautiful cities in Spain? In Mundo Guides we offer you a list of what you can not …

How to get to Valencia

May 10, 2014 – 9:11 am | No Comment
How to get to Valencia

By car, by bus, by train, by plane or by boat, the options to get to Valencia are multiple and suitable for all budgets. After this post, you have no excuse for not visiting this …

Madrid Travel Guide

May 9, 2014 – 11:14 am | No Comment
Madrid Travel Guide

Madrid Travel Guide (pdf)
Planning a weekend in Madrid? Download our FREE Madrid Travel Guide Express written by Local Experts and discover Madrid in a different way.

Kings, nobles, bandits, poets and famous people have shaped the …

What to visit in Seville (part 2)

May 7, 2014 – 10:00 am | No Comment
What to visit in Seville (part 2)

Torre del Oro
The Torre del Oro (Gold Tower), no doubt, is an unmistakable icon of the Andalusian capital. This dodecagonal watchtower, which protected the city and controlled access to Seville via the Guadalquivir River, was …

What to Visit in Seville (part 3: The Cathedral & Giralda Tower)

May 6, 2014 – 5:09 pm | No Comment
What to Visit in Seville (part 3: The Cathedral & Giralda Tower)

Seville Cathedral
Seville Cathedral is the world’s largest Gothic Cathedral (third-largest church in the world) and the most popular tourist attraction in Seville (more than a million visitors a year).
Formerly, this area was occupied by the …

How to get from Madrid to Barcelona

April 29, 2014 – 8:55 pm | No Comment
How to get from Madrid to Barcelona

Madrid and Barcelona are the two major business and tourist destinations in Spain and two of the most popular in Europe. The two cities are separated by 623 km. However, the great network of transport and …

How to get to Madrid from Barajas Airport

April 23, 2014 – 2:58 am | No Comment
How to get to Madrid from Barajas Airport

 
How to get to Madrid from Barajas Airport
Madrid-Barajas, 13 kilometres from downtown, is the main Airport in Madrid and, by far the most important in Spain. Gradually, Barajas has become a major European hub, connecting the old continent …

Nightlife in Madrid: Lavapies & La Latina

April 7, 2014 – 8:20 pm | No Comment
Nightlife in Madrid: Lavapies & La Latina

No matter if it’s Monday, Tuesday, August or December, in Madrid you’ll always find a place to have a drink and stay up dancing all night. Choose your clothes because we will show you the …

Gastronomy in Malaga

March 25, 2014 – 6:18 pm | No Comment
Gastronomy in Malaga

Since Roman times, this area of Andalusia was a large producer of salted and dry fish. In these times, the city had big factories where “garum” was prepared; fish sauce highly appreciated by the Roman …

The most stunning Cathedrals in Spain

March 25, 2014 – 10:25 am | No Comment
The most stunning Cathedrals in Spain

Throughout history, Spain has been a very important country for the Catholic Church. Spanish people were tremendously religious and still are, especially the elderly.  Priests and bishops were powerful people and influenced major decisions affecting …

Valencia What to Visit (Part 2)

March 19, 2014 – 9:58 pm | No Comment
Valencia What to Visit (Part 2)

We continue our tour through the streets of Valencia, one of the most important cities on the Mediterranean basin.

Valencia What to Visit (Part 1)

March 15, 2014 – 12:37 pm | No Comment
Valencia What to Visit (Part 1)

The feeling the visitor experiences in the first seconds of visiting Valencia is the enormous clarity. The sun´s rays inundate the streets, squares and buildings of the city (over 300 sunny days a year). At the same time the Mediterranean Sea …

Tablao Flamenco “Corral de la Morería”, Madrid

March 13, 2014 – 5:04 pm | No Comment
Tablao Flamenco “Corral de la Morería”, Madrid

If you come to Madrid for the first time and wish to attend a Flamenco show (“tablao“), the task of choosing one of them can be extremely complicated. Madrid offers from lovely authentic flamenco bars (“peñas“) or …

How to get to Malaga

March 10, 2014 – 8:59 pm | No Comment
How to get to Malaga

Each year Malaga and the Costa del Sol welcome over nine million national and foreign tourists. Fortunately for all of us, the Spanish authorities have invested large sums of money to develop an excellent transport infrastructure that facilitates the …

Pamplona: San Fermin

March 7, 2014 – 5:13 am | No Comment
Pamplona: San Fermin

From 6 July, the streets of Pamplona are dyed by red and white (popular colors for traditional dresses: the red color symbolizes the martyrdom of Saint Fermin who was decapitated), hundreds of thousands of tourists from around the …

Madrid Shopping Streets

February 28, 2014 – 9:05 am | No Comment
Madrid Shopping Streets

Madrid, more than ever, can claim to be an ideal capital for shopping, a real paradise for shopaholics. Recently, Madrid has been awarded by Global Shopper City Index-Europe (The Economist) as the second most attractive European …

Madrid Hop-on Hop-off Bus

February 4, 2014 – 5:27 pm | No Comment
Madrid Hop-on Hop-off Bus

In Mundo-Guides we continue to work to offer you the best and most accurate information about Spain, and today we want to dedicate this post to the Madrid Hop-on Hop-off Bus.
In recent years many European cities …

Santiago Bernabeu Tour

February 2, 2014 – 6:36 pm | No Comment
Santiago Bernabeu Tour

Santiago Bernabeu Stadium is one of the most visited places by tourists in Madrid (almost a million visitors per year). In fact, it is quite usual to see a great number of tourist buses …

How to get Nerja

June 11, 2013 – 11:34 am | No Comment
How to get Nerja

Nerja, located about 50km east of the city center of Malaga, has steadily gained importance to become one of the most popular destinations on the Costa del Sol. Despite this, Nerja has preserved the charm of the …

The delicious Spanish Ham

May 19, 2013 – 6:57 pm | No Comment
The delicious Spanish Ham

The dry-cured Spanish ham (“Jamón”) is definitely one of the flagship products of the Spanish cuisine. If you visit Spain is impossible not to see this dish everywhere, from humble bars or gourmet shops to …

Madrid Free Walking Tour!

April 30, 2013 – 4:44 pm | No Comment
Madrid Free Walking Tour!

Madrid, capital of the Spanish Kingdom since 1561, is a fashionable city. Every year about five million tourists visit the Spanish capital attracted by its vast heritage, its cultural offer (The Prado Museum, theaters, concerts, …

Fallas in Valencia

February 10, 2013 – 10:15 am | No Comment
Fallas in Valencia

Impossible to imagine the city of Valencia without its most spectacular and famous festival. From 15 to 19 March the Fallas festival heralds the arrival of spring: every neighborhood looks impeccable, the smell of gunpowder …

What to See in Almeria (Part 2)

February 6, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
What to See in Almeria (Part 2)

Let’s continue with the second part of this guide dedicated to what to see in Almeria, one of the most interesting cities in Andalucia.

Free things to see and do in Madrid

February 3, 2013 – 12:39 pm | No Comment
Free things to see and do in Madrid

 Madrid offers a myriad of activities for both locals and visitors. Fortunately, many of them are free. Here is our selection of the very best of Madrid without spending a dime!

What to See in Almeria (Part 1)

January 29, 2013 – 8:29 am | No Comment
What to See in Almeria (Part 1)

The southeast of Spain hides one of the best-kept secrets of Andalusia, the province of Almeria: pristine beaches, amazing deserts (Tabernas desert), Natural Parks (Cabo de Gata-Nijar) and beautiful blue sea. For many years, this part of …

10 Must-See Sites in Spain

January 26, 2013 – 7:36 am | No Comment
10 Must-See Sites in Spain

Are you planning a trip to Spain? Don´t miss our “must-see” list and discover the very best of Spain at a glance!

The Great Mosque of Cordoba

January 22, 2013 – 8:40 pm | No Comment
The Great Mosque of Cordoba

If we were to put a soundtrack to the Mosque of Cordoba, it would certainly be a Spanish guitar melody. This instrument was introduced into Spain by the Muslims in the Middle Ages. However, over …

Albaicín Neighborhood, Granada

January 18, 2013 – 7:16 pm | No Comment
Albaicín Neighborhood, Granada

We can say, without a shadow of a doubt,  that there are no words  to describe the Albaicín neighborhood: its charming whitewashed houses, tiny squares, cobblestone streets and “aljibes” (cisterns) of Arab origin take us to …

The Alhambra Palace in Granada

January 10, 2013 – 3:16 pm | No Comment
The Alhambra Palace in Granada

“There’s nothing sadder in this life than being blind in Granada” these words were spoken by Francisco de Icazar, a popular Mexican poet, when he visited Granada, and we completely agree. 

Bullfights in Madrid

January 2, 2013 – 4:05 pm | No Comment
Bullfights in Madrid

Supporters or not, bullfighting is a spectacle worth contemplating at least once in your life: a man against a 500 kg beast fighting for its life in a tragic “dance”.
If there is a city where …

Cool and unusual hotels in Spain

December 29, 2012 – 6:49 am | No Comment
Cool and unusual hotels in Spain

Spain boasts some of the best rated hotels in Europe.  In addition, the motherland of Don Quixote or Francisco de Goya is one of the countries with the largest number of hotels per square meter. However, …

Embossed Leather in Andalusia

December 23, 2012 – 3:36 pm | No Comment
Embossed Leather in Andalusia

Muslims lived in Andalusia (Al-Andalus) for nearly 800 years (711-1492) where they developed a very advanced civilization. One of the techniques that Muslims brought from the East was the embossing on leather, as well as …

Top Romantic Hotels in Granada

December 19, 2012 – 9:29 am | No Comment
Top Romantic Hotels in Granada

Few cities in the world have a glorious past as well preserved as Granada. A visit to the former Moorish capital means feel the magic and romanticism of Andalusia, the most southern region in Europe …

Football in Madrid

December 12, 2012 – 6:53 am | No Comment
Football in Madrid

If you’re one of those people who is waiting for the weekend just to watch football, Madrid is your city. Few cities in Europe can offer so many possibilities for football lovers. Maybe London is …

The Bakery House (Casa de la Panaderia) Madrid

December 6, 2012 – 11:01 pm | No Comment
The Bakery House (Casa de la Panaderia) Madrid

The Plaza Mayor is one of these places you keep in your mind forever, a beautiful memory of a city as welcoming as Madrid. This charming square, located in the heart of the historical center, is surrounded …

Picos de Europa National Park

December 2, 2012 – 10:11 am | No Comment
Picos de Europa National Park

When many of us hear the word Spain, we evoke wonderful long sunny days, sandy beaches, swaying palm trees and turquoise skies. But there is much more in Spain. The diversity of landscapes is absolutely …

Toledo What to Visit

November 21, 2012 – 8:37 pm | No Comment
Toledo What to Visit

What to Visit in Toledo
Toledo, located just 70 kilometers from Madrid, is one of the thirteen Spanish cities declared World Heritage by UNESCO, which is a guarantee for visitors.  From early in the morning, the …

San Miguel Market, Madrid: Temple to Gastronomy

November 4, 2012 – 8:26 pm | No Comment
San Miguel Market, Madrid: Temple to Gastronomy

If you like immersing yourself in the local gastronomy when you go on holidays, Spain gives you a great opportunity. The country is a gastronomic mosaic, ranging from Galicia (fish and seafood) or Valencia (paella …

The amazing Toledo Cathedral

November 1, 2012 – 10:40 am | No Comment
The amazing Toledo Cathedral

When you wander through the cobbled streets of Toledo, you have the feeling that this city has something magical that captivates visitors and take them back in time. The city is full of historic buildings …

Modern Architecture in Spain

October 29, 2012 – 7:53 am | No Comment
Modern Architecture in Spain

Maybe Spain has never been known for its modern architecture, but this situation has changed radically over the past twenty years. Cities like Valencia and Bilbao have placed themselves at the forefront of modern arquitecture in Europe thanks to …

The Alcazaba: the political heart of Malaga

October 22, 2012 – 4:40 pm | No Comment
The Alcazaba: the political heart of Malaga

During the Middle Ages Malaga was an influential Muslim capital and played a major role as a trading and commercial city. Each day dozens of ships entered and left the port of Malaga laden with …

The Royal Palace of Madrid

October 17, 2012 – 6:47 pm | No Comment
The Royal Palace of Madrid

Madrid is the capital of Spain since 1561 when Felipe II moved the capital from Toledo to Madrid. But the history of this building goes back much further. In the ninth century, the Muslim kingdom …

Seneca: The influence of Cordoba in the Roman Empire

October 13, 2012 – 10:10 pm | No Comment
Seneca: The influence of Cordoba in the Roman Empire

During the Roman Empire Cordoba was one of the most important capitals of the known world. In 27 BC Octavian Augustus appointed Cordoba as “Colonia Patricia“, the highest consideration given to a city after Rome. …

Valencia Gastronomy: Paella and much more

October 10, 2012 – 3:09 pm | No Comment
Valencia Gastronomy: Paella and much more

Valencia is internationally known for its Paella. But the variety of dishes and ingredients is really amazing. Rice is the undisputed king of Valencia gastronomy and is cooked in a thousand ways. In coastal villages …

Gran Via Street: a symbol of Madrid

October 6, 2012 – 8:50 am | No Comment
Gran Via Street: a symbol of Madrid

Madrid city would not be the same without its most famous and cosmopolitan street, Gran Via. Since its inauguration in 1910 this busy street, lined with hotels, theatres, luxury apartments, restaurants and fashion franchises, has become …

Malaga: Larios Street

September 29, 2012 – 9:48 am | No Comment
Malaga: Larios Street

If you are among the lucky ones who’ve been to Malaga, we are sure you know this central street, one of the most famous in Spain and also most expensive (ranks 5th). We are talking …

Cordoba: The Caliphal Baths, a place with lots of history

September 25, 2012 – 12:07 pm | No Comment
Cordoba: The Caliphal Baths, a place with lots of history

The ablution or body cleasing is an essential part of the Muslim religion since ancient times. Its purpose is to cleanse and purify the body and spirit from all sins and impurities. In the past, …

The Roman Aqueduct of Segovia: Witness to a City

September 17, 2012 – 5:25 pm | No Comment
The Roman Aqueduct of Segovia: Witness to a City

If we were to draw up a list of the most emblematic monuments in Spain, the Aqueduct of Segovia would certainly be in one of the top positions. And, best of all, it is located just …

Granada: Palace of Charles V

September 11, 2012 – 2:29 pm | No Comment
Granada: Palace of Charles V

If you visit Granada and the Alhambra Palace, one thing is for sure, you won´t be able to resist the charms of this fascinating city. Even the Spanish Royal Family succumbed to its beauty.
In 1526 Charles …

“Tales of The Alhambra”

September 8, 2012 – 7:53 pm | No Comment
“Tales of The Alhambra”

If your next destination is Granada or simply want to expand and deepen your knowledge of this beautiful Andalusian city, we recommend taking a look at one of the most popular books in Spain: “Tales …

Madrid Card: Save money visiting Madrid

September 4, 2012 – 11:59 am | No Comment
Madrid Card: Save money visiting Madrid

Despite what some people might think, cultural life in Madrid is comparable to cities as creative as Berlin, Copenhagen or Buenos Aires. There is a wide range of Art Galleries, Exhibitions of Photography, Sculpture Workshops etc. …

Almeria: Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park

August 29, 2012 – 3:01 am | No Comment
Almeria: Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park

Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park
Almeria is probably one of the most forgotten and remote provinces in Spain, outside the common tourist circuits, but Almeria hides an amazing cultural heritage, ecological wealth and wonderful landscapes.
In particular, …

How to prepare a genuine Spanish Sangria

August 21, 2012 – 7:04 am | No Comment
How to prepare a genuine Spanish Sangria

When summer comes and the sun’s rays scorch the city, few things feel better than a glass of genuine Spanish sangria. There is no a single and universal recipe for preparing a delicious sangria since you can …

Arrival to Cordoba

July 19, 2012 – 3:04 am | No Comment
Arrival to Cordoba

Thanks to its location in the heart of Andalusia and the development of communications in the last fifteen years getting to Cordoba is no longer an ordeal. After reading this post you´ll have no excuse …

Granada: Useful Links

July 13, 2012 – 4:13 pm | No Comment
Granada: Useful Links

Cordoba Travel Guide

July 5, 2012 – 6:10 am | No Comment
Cordoba Travel Guide

Cordoba Travel Guide
Planning your trip to Cordoba?  Download our FREE  Cordoba Travel Guide written by Local Experts and explore all the unforgettable sights, from the world-famous Mosque and the wonderful palatine city Medina Azahara to  the …

Cordoba Patio Contest

May 5, 2012 – 2:59 am | No Comment
Cordoba Patio Contest

If we had to define the month of May in Cordoba, we would definitely do so in the following way; a springtime explosion. The sun shines like never before, the sky is blue, the streets …

Seville Fair

April 25, 2012 – 6:22 am | No Comment
Seville Fair

Every year Spring brings to Seville “La Feria” (City Fair), also known as April Fair. This festivity, during which the Andalusian capital is beautifully decorated, officially begins on Monday at midnight and continues during six …

Nerja (Andalucia): The Pearl of Costa del Sol

February 11, 2012 – 11:05 am | One Comment
Nerja (Andalucia): The Pearl of Costa del Sol

Sometimes when we hear thw words Costa del Sol, they evoke wonderful hotels on the beach, tasty espetos (grilled fish), hordes of British tourists, German bars or kiosks full of Scandinavian newspapers. But the Costa del Sol …

FITUR opens its doors to the public

January 20, 2012 – 7:00 am | No Comment
FITUR opens its doors to the public

FITUR (International Tourism Fair) is held annually in Madrid for 5 days (during January or February) and is considered by experts the second most important Tourism Fair in the world, after the WTM (World Travel Market, …

Prado Museum: Essential Masterpieces

January 15, 2012 – 10:12 am | No Comment
Prado Museum: Essential Masterpieces

The germ of the current Prado Museum must be sought in the eighteenth century when King Carlos III designed a development plan to revitalize this area of Madrid.
In the nineteenth century Fernando VII and Isabel de …

10 things to know about Spain

January 8, 2012 – 3:03 am | No Comment
10 things to know about Spain

Spain is probably one of countries with the largest collection of cliches in the World. In Mundo Guides we want to show you ten things that may interest you before visiting Spain:
1. Spain is the …