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Spanish in Seville: The district El Arenal

by Lauren on Thursday, June 06, 2013

Arenal is located on the banks of the Guadalquivir Riverin Seville. The name originates from the Spanish word "Arena" meaning sand. Places of interest in the neighborhood of Seville include the Royal Cavalry… more »

Neighbourhoods of Seville: Triana

by Lauren on Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Guadalquivir RiverTriana is a neighborhood located on the bank of the Guadalquivir River in Seville. According to legend, Triana was founded by Roman emperor Trajan.The residents of Triana, known as… more »

Small towns in Spain: Carmona

by Lauren on Wednesday, May 22, 2013

CarmonaCarmona is a charming little town located in Seville, a province in southern Spain. The first thing you will notice about Carmona, after you have passed through the Puerta de Sevilla, is a Giralda-like tower.… more »

Shopping in Spain: Seville

by Lauren on Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Seville shopping varies from small artisan shops to large department stores. There are a variety of smaller shops offering services such as shoe repairing and key making. These are great for shoppers who know exactly… more »

The Cathedral in Seville

by Lauren on Monday, May 06, 2013

Seville CathedralSeville Cathedral is a World Heritage Site and the burial place of famous explorer, Christopher Columbus. Seville cathedral was built as a testament to the city’s affluence at a time… more »

Spanish Cities. Sevilla

by Lauren on Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Seville, located along the Guadalquivir River, is the fourth largest city in Spain. It is the capital and the largest city in the autonomous community of Andalusia and the townspeople are known as Sevillanos. In the… more »

Music in Spanish

by Lauren on Thursday, April 25, 2013

ChayanneChayanne is a Puerto-Rican singer/actor who rose to fame as a young boy with boy band, “Los Chicos” (The Boys). He had previously auditioned for another band called Menudo but was turned away for… more »

Madrid Parks: Retiro, Casa de Campo, Botanical Gardens

by Lauren on Friday, April 19, 2013

The World Health Organisation suggests that every city should have at least 10 m² of green spaces per inhabitant. Madrid far exceeds this recommendation with 16 m². Madrid has a high number of green spaces… more »

What to do in Madrid

by Lauren on Thursday, April 11, 2013

Madrid is the capital city of Spain as well as the largest city in the country. According to Forbes magazine, Madrid is one of the most visited cities in Europe. The city has applied to host the 2020 Olympic Games and… more »

Things to do and see in Granada

by Lauren on Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Granada (the Spanish word for pomegranate) is a city in Andalusiain the South of Spain. Granada is situated at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains where the 1996 Ski Championships were held. Interestingly, Granada… more »

The Granada Coast

by Lauren on Monday, March 25, 2013

The Granada Coast is distinguished by its quiet beaches with black sand. They are not as developed as the beaches along the coast of Malaga. There are several nice places to visit such as the whitewashed town of… more »

Granada: Sacromonte and Albaicin

by Lauren on Tuesday, March 19, 2013

SacromonteThe neighborhood of Sacromonte is situated in the Spanish city of Granada and is so called due Sacromonte Abbey which is located nearby. Every year, on the Sunday after the 1st February, there is a pilgrimage… more »

Granada Cathedral

by Lauren on Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Conquest of GranadaGranada Cathedral was built at the request of Queen Isabella following the conquest of Granada in which the Muslims who still ruled in Granada at the time were finally defeated. The Cathedral was… more »

Granada: Alhambra and Generalife

by Lauren on Monday, March 04, 2013

The Alhambra meaning “the red one” is the Arabic name given to a 10th century construction situated in Granada. Evidence of Moorish culturein Spain can be seen in the Spanish language itself – some… more »

Thermal spring water in Spain

by Dilek on Friday, March 01, 2013

The properties of thermal spring water can help rejuvenate sensitive or dehydrated skin. Thermal water is essentially rain water that has become rich in mineral salts, iodine and CO2 after voyaging underground for… more »

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