Posted by Aspasios on January 23, 2013
San Sebastian has a population of 180,000 people and is the cultural capital of the Basque area found in Northern Spain. It is an incredibly beautiful city and a popular choice for Spanish holidaymakers. More and more tourists from other parts of the world are visiting San Sebastian every year however.
Why Visit San Sebastian?
The area benefits from an extremely mild climate and that makes San Sebastian a good choice as a year round short break destination. It is also just 20 kms away from the French border making 2 centre holidays in 2 different countries a real possibility.
The city is home to several stunning beaches, La Concha bay being particularly scenic. There are plenty of monuments, museums and galleries to be enjoyed in the city too. There are plenty of green spaces as well as a cathedral and even a Palace. The Miramar Palace was the summer residence of the Queen.
Being so unspoilt and away from the well beaten tourist path makes San Sebastian a wonderful choice for either a mini-break or indeed a longer holiday. One trip is never enough to truly take advantage of everything the city and the surrounding area has to offer.
Posted by Aspasios on January 16, 2013
The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week will be taking place from 18th to 22nd February in Madrid. Designers, models and fashionistas are going to be hitting the Spanish capital in force to be a part of the very exciting fashion occasion.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Madrid
Twice a year Madrid all fashion eyes turn to Madrid where world renowned designers are able to showcase their latest designs and cutting-edge styles. There are to be two catwalks where a multitude of shows will be taking place. The catwalks this year will be located in the Sala Cibeles and Sala Lancia.
Traditionally a catwalk for the newer, more up and coming designers is held on the first day of the Madrid fashion week and this year sees no exception. El Ego de Cibeles is lalways one of the most popular events during the entire week.
Madrid is one of the best places to visit in Europe in both winter and summer. With so much going on there including important events such as fashion week, Madrid is always a memorable destination. If you are going to be in Madrid during February why not grab yourself a ticket to one of the shows?
Posted by Aspasios on January 9, 2013
From 19th January right through until 3rd February Madrid will be the location of a huge gastro festival.
Gastro Festival Madrid
There are 6 sections included in the programme:
The sensory experiences will include treats for all 5 senses. There will be tastings galore, themed lunches, courses and even installations to view.
The Gastroculture section of the event will include a huge range of special activities being organised by many of the galleries, museums and other cultural centres in the city.
If you like your food you will enjoy the tastings and worshops that are going to be on offer throughout the festival!
There will be treats and food related goodies available in many of the city’s stores and boutiques. This section combines gastronomy with food in a stylish way.
Festival goers will receive information and examples of healthy eating and there are even going to be health treatments available to try.
No gastro festival would be complete without a section dedicated to wine. Here you can enjoy wine tastings and courses and find out everything you have ever wanted to about wine.
As you can see from the programme sections, there is certainly going to be a lot to experience and enjoy during the upcoming gastro festival in Madrid.