Posts Categorized: Spain

Top 5 Canary Islands Facts

Situated majestically approximately 100 kilometres west of Morocco, the Canary Islands are a scintillating and touristy archipelago that everyone should visit during their lifetimes. Officially considered an autonomous community of Spain (and its southernmost territory for that matter), it consists of seven large islands (Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera and El… Read more »

Visit Valencia – The City of Joy

You might be wondering where we got that nickname from. Well, we surely didn’t coin it for it was the Muslim rulers of Al-Andalus that called it “Medina bu-Tarab” (directly translated as “City of Joy”). With a metropolitan population of over 1.7 million, Valencia has the third-largest metropolitan area in Spain. Ranked a Gamma city… Read more »

Visit Madrid – The Heartland of the Toreros

With a metropolitan population of nearly 6.5 million people, Madrid is both the largest city and the capital of Spain. The city proper has 3.2 million inhabitants and this makes it the third-most populated one in the European Union (beaten only by London and Berlin). In terms of metropolitan areas, it is also the third… Read more »

Visit Barcelona – The Head and Hearth of Catalonia

With a metropolitan population of over 5.3 million, Barcelona is the second-largest city of Spain and the capital of the autonomous community of Catalonia located within the bounds of the Kingdom of Spain. Barcelona is also the largest metropolis located on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. A cultural, economic and financial centre, Barcelona is… Read more »

Visit Málaga – The Echo of Phoenicia

Being the birthplace of both Antonio Banderas and the renowned artist, Pablo Picasso, who wouldn’t want to visit Málaga. Located in the south of Spain in the Province of Málaga (part of Andalusia), it serves as a cultural hub to all who set foot there. With its warm climate and its proximity to the Mediterranean… Read more »