THINKING OF A SUMMERY HOLIDAY THIS FALL? FIVE IRRESISTIBLE REASONS WHY YOU WOULD DO WELL TO CHOOSE AMAZING ALTEA FOR YOUR DESTINATION!

THINKING OF A SUMMERY HOLIDAY THIS FALL? FIVE IRRESISTIBLE REASONS WHY YOU WOULD DO WELL TO CHOOSE AMAZING ALTEA FOR YOUR DESTINATION! »

9 Oct, 2022
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We've slipped officially into Fall. Even with the climate change where mild sunny temperatures persist in the seasonably cold Northern Hemisphere, you will still need a reasonable guarantee that such will be the case if you're looking for a place to vacation in order to escape from post-summer blues. More so because, climate change or not, Fall weather could cause a drastic drop in temperature at a moment's notice. Given all that, it's hard for you to go wrong if you choose Altea for your après-verano  holiday, a picturesque Spanish coastal town that could give Santorini a run for its money.

THE METRO GRAN VIA MAKE-OVER: An Engineering Feat and a Thing of Beauty

THE METRO GRAN VIA MAKE-OVER: An Engineering Feat and a Thing of Beauty »

30 Jul, 2021
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A 3-year €21-million project. The most modern facilities of Madrid's entire subway network. A spectacular landmark marquee of translucent glass and steel. A Metro station that empathizes with passengers. An 8-storey building underground. Respecter of cultural heritage.

BOOK BUFF VICENTE CLAVEL, FATHER OF WORLD BOOK DAY

BOOK BUFF VICENTE CLAVEL, FATHER OF WORLD BOOK DAY »

25 Apr, 2021
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Vicente Clavel proposed the designation of the 7th of October as Book Day to honor Miguel de Cervantes of the DON QUIXOTE fame on his birth anniversary. As a result, in February 1926 King Alfonso XIII signed the Royal Decree for the purpose. Decades later, UNESCO waded in and moved Book Day (World Book and Copyright Day) to 23 April, both Cervantes and Shakespeare's death anniversary. But the original idea behind Clavel's Book Day remains.

Tradition! Here’s a tomato in-your-face!

Tradition! Here’s a tomato in-your-face! »

4 Apr, 2021
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It's high time to reserve your spot in the Spanish Festival called "La Tomatina"! This is an annual event sponsored by the good folks of the smallish town of Buñol, Valencia, Spain. The crush of the crowds and the crushing tomatoes make this one of the wildest of Spanish festivals, but a lot safer than the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona. It is always held on the last Wednesday in August. Tickets for the Spanish Tomatina Festival can be purchased through the Buñol Town Council website

WHEN THE PHILOMENAL WHITEOUT DOVETAILS INTO THE OLD NORMAL

WHEN THE PHILOMENAL WHITEOUT DOVETAILS INTO THE OLD NORMAL »

17 Jan, 2021
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Not one to pass up a fortuitous holiday after the unforgivably lackluster Christmas season, the Spaniards geared up for frolic in the snow when Filomena stormed in. But when the pristine snow iced over and the fun was over, they're back to the old normal of the unrelenting COVID-19 and the elusive vaccines -- the much-touted light at the end of the tunnel -- that another Filomena could well snuff out if only because they're awfully scarce. The busted hospitality industry. . .

TRADITION! HERE’S A TOMATO IN-YOUR-FACE!

TRADITION! HERE’S A TOMATO IN-YOUR-FACE! »

20 Aug, 2018
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The crush of the crowds and the crushing tomatoes make La Tomatina one of the wildest of Spanish festivals, but a lot safer than the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona. It is always held on the last Wednesday in August

BURNT AT THE STAKE!

BURNT AT THE STAKE! »

18 Mar, 2017
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This year's Fallas is extra especial. It's the first to be celebrated after the festivity was inscribed as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the UNESCO

THE FASCINATING TEN INTANGIBLE WORLD HERITAGE OF SPAIN

THE FASCINATING TEN INTANGIBLE WORLD HERITAGE OF SPAIN »

9 Jun, 2016
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Spain’s ten intangible cultural treasures

7 Things to do in Valencia in Winter

7 Things to do in Valencia in Winter »

2 Feb, 2016
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"Valencia offers much more than just a seaside summer vacation and you would be silly to write it off. Go explore this port city in winter!"

SPAIN’S INFANTA CRISTINA IS FIRST ROYAL TO BE TRIED IN COURT

SPAIN’S INFANTA CRISTINA IS FIRST ROYAL TO BE TRIED IN COURT »

21 Jan, 2016
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If found guilty, she may face up to eight years in jail