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What to Do in Madrid! 10 Things We Love in Spain’s Capital City

We’ve been planning family and group itineraries to Spain and Portugal for decades and love the way Totally Spain clients are always wowed by Madrid. It always seems to get less attention internationally than Barcelona but we think it’s just as worthy of your precious vacation time as the Catalan capital. If you want to know what to do in Madrid, here’s what we love to see and always schedule in for our clients…

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Totally Spain’s Insider Guide to Bilbao – Attractions, Guggenheim & Winery Daytrips

It’s hard to believe that 20 years have passed since the titanium-clad Guggenheim museum by Frank Gehry catapulted the city to the front pages of all the travel glossies. This amazing museum is still a huge attraction today and the rest of the city has so much to offer also.  We love its cuisine. And its bridges. It’s eclectic mix of neighbourhoods. And it’s so close to the Rioja Alavesa wineries and San Sebastian too! Totally Spain was set-up in the Basque Country in 2000 and we have arranged thousands of custom trips here for our valued clients. To encourage you to visit – if you haven’t already been here, we’ve put together this guide to 10 of our favourite things to do in Bilbao…

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Totally Spain’s Guide to the Art of Gastronomy in Spain

Not only does food and drink taste amazingly good in Spain but it looks so enticing too! Gastronomic traditions are respected here and great thought often goes in to the appearance, ceremony and overall presentation of food. Catering professionals can spend years learning the necessary skills that we often take for granted so we thought we’d highlight just some of the artistry that we appreciate in Spanish Gastronomy and have been enjoying along with our clients since we set up Totally Spain in the year 2000.

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Totally Spain’s Guide to the Beauty of Cantabria in Autumn

Cantabria in the Autumn is a wonderful place to visit and going by the weather so far all the signs are that this year it will be a warm one. At Totally Spain we’ve been living and planning custom holidays in the North of Spain since the year 2000, and we love to encourage those who can, to travel to Cantabria out of season. It can be a real treat for many reasons and so much easier to get around once the summer visitors have gone home.

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Totally Spain’s Guide to Touring the Ribera del Duero Wine Region

Here at Totally Spain, we are huge fans of Spain’s amazing vineyards and have been sending clients to Spain’s best wineries since we started out in the year 2000. We’ve already blogged about Spain’s best wineries to visit with guides written up for La Rioja, Rioja Alavesa, Rias Baixas, Jerez and Cantabria, so today we’re bringing you the best of the Ribera del Duero, one of Spain’s most exclusive wine regions.

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Totally Spain’s Guide to 10 Unmissable Dishes in Spain

You don’t need another blogpost about Spain’s typical or most famous dishes but we do want to share our checklist of 10 unmissable dishes in Spain and when, where and how to order them! You see we’ve been planning itineraries throughout Spain since the year 2000, so here at Totally Spain we’ve learned a lot about the Spanish dishes that people expect to eat but can’t find or even worse – don’t enjoy. And we’ve added in a few dishes that our clients have enjoyed eating but wouldn’t have ordered without a tip-off from us.

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