The small, attractive town of Estella (as it is known in Spanish), or Lizarra (as dubbed by the Basque people), is located in Navarra in the north of Spain. The town is close to the border with La Rioja and Álava and is southwest of the well-known city of Pamplona. With its traditional and beautiful architecture, the town is a welcome stopover on the Way of St. James, known in Spanish as “El Camin
By Anne Sewell on Aug 14, 2014
There are literally thousands of hotels all over Spain, but only a few catch your eye in such a dramatic fashion as the Hotel Marqués de Riscal, brainchild of Frank O. Gehry. It makes an incredible architectural statement as it looms in all its weirdness and wonderfulness over a traditional Basque town. Gehry was labeled by Vanity Fair as “the most important architect of our age,” and looking at h
By Anne Sewell on Aug 11, 2014
All of us have a little of our former childhood still hidden somewhere inside, and this particular festival, held in the Valencian town of Buñol in Spain, brings it out the best. Every year, on the last Wednesday in August, participants chuck tomatoes at each other and then wallow in the resulting mess. Buñol is a small and traditional Spanish town, located about 30 km (around 19 miles) inland fro
By Anne Sewell on Aug 10, 2014
This is the third installment in a series of articles about unusual destinations in fascinating Spain. The first two are linked at the end of this post. For centuries, Catoira was one of Galicia’s most impregnable fortresses. Located in northern Spain, the city is situated 37 kilometers from Santiago de Compostels on the mouth of the Ulla River, where it meets the Arousa Estuary. While the city is
By Anne Sewell on Aug 05, 2014
Get ready for a massive dose of cognitive dissonance, folks. A luxury cruise liner is getting ready to set sail on what it calls a “historic” expedition of the Arctic. Popular Science, however, calls it “environmental disaster” tourism. Crystal Cruises will launch its most popular ship Aug. 16, the Crystal Serenity, for a 32-day adventure. Included in this adventure are what the cruise line calls
By Reno Berkeley on Aug 04, 2014
Close to the dam at Buendía in the Cuenca province of Castilla la Mancha lies a fascinating hiking route, unlike any other in Spain. Sculpted into the natural façade of the rocks and dotted among the beautiful landscape in the area are 18 carved faces and bas-reliefs. This is the Ruta de las Caras, or in English, the Route of the Faces. This is the second in an ongoing series of unusual places to
By Anne Sewell on Aug 03, 2014
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By Maryann Tobin on May 30, 2014
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