Posted by Craig on August 26, 2012
If you like the idea of sipping on a cocktail as you gaze out across the roof tops of Madrid then you may well want to enjoy one of the many roof top bars that are a particular speciality of Madrid. Here are some of the best roof top venues in Madrid:
Roof Top Bars in Madrid
Fine Arts Circle
This is in fact a cultural centre and offers particularly stunning views from its roof top. During the summer months there are often jazz concerts held here for all to enjoy. There are few better places to enjoy a cool drink and enjoy some al fresco music in Madrid.
This bar has a very central location – The Plaza de Santa Ana. There are two areas here, one indoors and one outdoors. The outdoor terrace has a chill out area with plenty of cushions, atmospheric lighting and great music. The indoor area has a VIP area as well as a lounge area.
On the eighth floor of the Oscar hotel lies a beautiful roof terrace with bar and swimming pool. Anyone can visit, regardless of whether you are staying at the hotel. It is one of the most avant-garde roof terrace in the whole of Madrid.
These are just a few of the stunning roof top terraces in Madrid that are well worth a visit the next time you are visiting the city.
Posted by Craig on August 22, 2012
Just a few minutes outside the city of Barcelona you will find yourself in stunning countryside just perfect for horse riding. Imagine riding through beautiful pine forests, on top of beautiful rolling hills, with large mountains in the distance and winding streams at your feet. This is the Catalonian landscape and it is simply breathtaking. A day horse riding is a fantastic way to see some of the countryside.
The Catalonian landscape is perfect for a day's horse riding
The natural park of Montserrat is close to the city of Barcelona and there are many tours and excursions available on horseback to enjoy it. You can enjoy a short day trip out with lunch or even take your time with an overnight stay. From beginners to advanced riders all will enjoy horse riding in this beautiful part of the world.
Barcelona is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the whole of Europe and it is not difficult to understand why. With all the benefits of a city destination coupled with glorious beaches there is a lot to see and do. Add to this the surrounding countryside and there really is something for everyone in Barcelona.
Posted by Craig on August 15, 2012
San Sebastian is located on the north coast of Spain in the Basque area. It is a beautiful part of the world and is a particular favourite holiday destination of the Spanish. There are many reasons to visit this glamorous part of the world:
La Concha beach in San Sebastian
La Concha beach
Arguably this is one of the, if not the most beautiful city beaches found anywhere in world. Relax on a sun lounger, take a dip in the sea, cool off at a trendy beach bar – it’s your choice.
Playa de La Zurriola
If surfing is your thing then you won’t want to miss out on a visit to this beach. Also known as Playa de Gros, it is a surfer’s paradise.
The Old Town (parte vieja)
The atmospheric old town of San Sebastian is full of shops, bars and cafes and is lined with stunning art nouveau buildings. It is said to have more bars than any other part of the city.
San Sebastian Jazz Festival
There are cultural events, concerts and performances throughout the year in San Sebastian but the jazz festival is one event that stands out in particular.
San Sebastian International Film Festival
You know it is truly a glamorous part of the world if there is an international film festival staged here. The city comes alive during the festival and is a great time to visit.
These are just some of the reasons to visit San Sebastian. Check it out for yourself and you will find yourself wanting to return.