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You’ll want to visit the places you’ll be reading about in Spain Destinations. They’re every bit as charming and irresistible as the writers say! Besides, you won’t have any problems getting there; they’ll tell you how.

NEW AGE SPAIN: EL ESCCORIAL REVISITED!

NEW AGE SPAIN: EL ESCCORIAL REVISITED! »

22 May, 2018
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Did you know that El Escorial was built starting in 1563 to be the final resting place for the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, the father of the Spanish King Phillip II? It was finished in 1584 as not only his palace but as a Hieronymite monastery--hence its somber shadows and design.

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “THE MANY FACES OF SPAIN,” 28 March 1986

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “THE MANY FACES OF SPAIN,” 28 March 1986 »

20 May, 2018
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One of my unfailing delights of living in Spain, undiminished after 17 years, is the spectacular and varied range of its landscapes and natural beauty. Crammed into the roughly five hundred thousand square kilometres of its bull-hide shaped geography, one goes from the dazzling white villages of the south with immense vistas of olive plantations, red earth under a diamond-hard blue sky, to the vast wheat plains of Castile

THE FABULOUS FERIA DE SEVILLA

THE FABULOUS FERIA DE SEVILLA »

18 Apr, 2018
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There are 1052 casetas at the fairgrounds. And what do you do in those tents? Party!  To the tune of the sevillana, the Feria's signature cante and baile. Feria's most popullar fare: fino de Jerez, manzanilla de Sanlucar, rebujito, pescaito frito, tortilla, jamon iberico, gambas de Huelva. Shake well then throw romance into the mix

SPANISH CUISINE IS KEY INGREDIENT OF INTERNATIONAL TOURISM

SPANISH CUISINE IS KEY INGREDIENT OF INTERNATIONAL TOURISM »

26 Mar, 2018
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Food is one of the main attractions for tourists coming to Spain, an added value that sets the country apart from other destinations. Recent figures show that millions of international tourists visit Spain because of the native cuisine

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “A Bar Without Ice,” 3 January 1986

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “A Bar Without Ice,” 3 January 1986 »

26 Mar, 2018
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When we arrived in Spain. . ., I had the basics. I was able to say Tengo sed [I'm thirsty] and Tengo hambre [I'm hungry], thereby ensuring that we would neither starve nor die of thirst.

GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “THE HOME OF A POET”, 20 February 1987 (PART 1)

GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “THE HOME OF A POET”, 20 February 1987 (PART 1) »

16 Mar, 2018
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In spring, the almond blossom competes in brilliance against the snow-crested peaks beyond. Suddenly, like a pencil line sharply delimiting the green lushness of this veritable oasis, the earth turns ochre-arid, supporting only the hardy olive. This is the presence and imagery that permeates the verse of its best-loved son and barb, Federico García Lorca: the viento verde of the undulating corn, long solitary walks through melancholy rain-filled afternoons, y el fondo un campo de nieve…home of the poet.

FITUR TRAVEL & TOURISM CONVENTION AT IFEMA, THE MADRID CONVENTION CENTRE  2018

FITUR TRAVEL & TOURISM CONVENTION AT IFEMA, THE MADRID CONVENTION CENTRE  2018 »

7 Mar, 2018
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Nothing like a global tourism convention from the world tourism guru, Spain!

THE SEAFARING AMBASSADOR OF SPANISH MARITIME GLORY

THE SEAFARING AMBASSADOR OF SPANISH MARITIME GLORY »

14 Feb, 2018
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"The galleon is warmly welcomed wherever she goes. It is an iconic vessel, embodying the history of Spanish conquest of the New World, and a major tourist attraction"

GUIDEPOST REPRINT: BARCELONA — A CITY FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES”, 3 May 1985

GUIDEPOST REPRINT: BARCELONA — A CITY FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES”, 3 May 1985 »

1 Feb, 2018
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A glimpse of the Barcelona of more than three decades ago, from the pages of GUIDEPOST

TO HAVE THE CHEAPEST ELECTRICITY IN SPAIN IS A MATTER OF WILL

TO HAVE THE CHEAPEST ELECTRICITY IN SPAIN IS A MATTER OF WILL »

17 Jan, 2018
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Visually, it's idyllic though windy. It's up in the Xistral Mountains of Galicia. And it's got the cheapest electricity in Spain because the municipal mayor thought it was time the people benefited from all the energy that was being generated by the windmills they're having to live with. That's Muras for you!