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.
Planning your Spain vacation but can’t decide what to visit? We have rounded up the best videos of Spain’s top 10 most visited monuments and attractions to tempt you. Because if a picture paints a thousand words, then a great video with a moving soundtrack, does that and so much more. And that might help you decide the types of monuments and museums you want to include in your trip!
It’s sailing trials time in Santander. With one year to go before the ISAF World Sailing Championships, this year’s Ciudad de Santander Trophy is more important than ever before. We asked Santander resident & writer Pamela Cahill to take her notebook and camera down to the bay. Take it away Pamela!
Park Guell in Barcelona began charging an entrance fee in 2013 in a bid to restrict access and conserve the most iconic sections of the park. Most people working in tourism today think it was the only solution to the overcrowding at this popular location. Here at Totally Spain (we’re a Spain-based travel agent and specialist in custom travel to Spain since 2000), we agree with the fee. We think the park is well worth the entry price of 7.50 EUR but have a look for yourself and see whether you agree with us. (BTW The entry fee is waived for local residents who have footed the maintenance bills since it opened as a a public park in the 1920s.)
As a part-time travel writer, Angela Clarence has journeyed far and wide for glossy magazines and broadsheets. She spent 13 years working for Nobel Prize Winning Author Harold Pinter. She divides her time between southern Spain and southern England editing holistic non-fiction and writing a historical novel. In between chapters, Angela nipped over to Jerez for us to try some sherry, see the horses and watch some flamenco.