We blog a lot about food. And museums. And places to travel to. But there’s another activity that most of us do when on holidays – that we haven’t touched on recently and that’s shopping. Love it or loathe it – if you’re looking to buy a quality keepsake in Spain – Spanish shoes are a pretty safe bet. Here’s what we’ve been highlighting to our clients ever since Totally Spain set up as a Spain-based travel specialist back in the year 2000.
With just a few months to go before the Sailing Championships kick off on the 8 September, we’re sharing our FREE Insider Guide to the City of Santander. Packed full of activities, foodie tips and practical advice for a stay in Santander, it’s useful for competitors, friends and family, media and the ISAF officials travelling into Santander for the event.
We’ve always been keen cooks and have been yet again gripped by the Masterchef series here in Spain. Last year, we signed up for cooking classes at a local Michelin-star restaurant in Cantabria and never miss out on the many cooking workshops in the region also where we always pick up some tips and tricks on selecting and preparing local ingredients.
If you’ve ever wondered what Spanish food markets look like, you’re in the right place. We have five very different videos of food markets in Spain so you can get a sense of the variety of locations, the types of food and some of the more unusual events taking place at these amazing spaces. The most famous market has to be the Boqueria in Barcelona which draws huge crowds every day but more and more of our Totally Spain clients are asking us to include the lesser known food markets in their gastronomy tours in Spain. We’ve been smitten by these places since we started out in the year 2000 and we’re sure you will be too!
Vitoria is a great destination for a parador weekend break and recently we did just that. We stayed at the Parador at Argomaniz in a tiny village just 14km from the city. It’s a wonderful 17th century renaissance palace – where Napolean lay his head before the assault on Vitoria. It’s always been beautiful but following a two-year renovation project, we heard it was looking better than ever and we were keen to see the new improvements for ourselves.