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Spain Travel News 08/20/2010

  • Spanish Wine Regions
    Planeta Vino takes a look at Spain’s major wine regions. This article features information on the major wine regions of Spain, including Dos (Denominacion de Origen) and other categories of wine.
  • Shoe lover’s paradise: Barcelona’s Museu del Calçat
    Barcelona is known for fashion.  It should come as no surprise then, that there is a unique museum dedicated to shoes in Barcelona. The Museu del Calçat is a shoe museum where you can see historical fashions in footwear.
  • Tour of Seville’s Oldest Market
    Let’s take a tour of the Feria Market – the oldest market in Sevilla – its fresh offerings and seductive foods on Azahar Sevilla blog.
  • The Joy Of Spanish Intercambios
    Foster Hodge shares his first intercambio, language exchange, experience on Notes from Spain.
  • Rock in Marbella concert 20 August 2010
    If you love X-Factor then head down to Marbella this month for the Rock in Marbella concert which is held on 20 August 2010 at the Puerto Banus Bull Ring.
  • Spanish Love Tradition
    Abigail King writes about the locks found along the Isabell II bridge in Seville and where they came from. The bridge connects mainstream Seville with its wilder, more romantic district of Triana, and a stroll across reveals golden sparks thanks to the reflection of the strong Andalusian sun.
  • Euro Weekly News: Should Spain Ban the Burka?
    Calls to ban the Burka are growing, not just across Spain but in the UK and Belgium; and in France where they recently voted in their lower house to ban the wearing of the burka (and niqab) in a public place. It wasn’t a narrow vote either: 335 to 1.
  • Obama’s Visit to Andalusia
    My Kitchen in Spain blog comes up with two recipes from Michelle Obama’s visit to Andalusia, Spain: white gazpacho with grapes and Baby goat in Granada style.
  • Coure in Barcelona: 7 Course Lunch with Many Surprises
    A review of Coure restaurant in Barcelona: 7-course modern Catalan cuisine with ecclectic touches.
  • Starlite Gala in Marbella
    This August, Starlite Gala was the event of year for Marbella society, with the red carpet at the luxurious Villa Padierna lit up by Hollywood film and television stars and host of Spanish and international celebrities, aristocrats and business barons.
  • The Spanish Bug
    Language learning is a life learning thing, it’s all about the culture encompassing the food, drink, festivities, music, people andthe regional differences that exist in Spain. Sabi Grivec shares with me more of her experience learning the language in Spain.
  • Wines from Valencia: A Collaborative Effort | Catavino
    Wines From Valencia is a newly formed consortium of 11 wineries in the Valencia and Utiel-Requena regions of Spain. These wineries are joining forces to promote their region and their wines.
  • 40 hurt as bull leaps into Spanish crowd – Europe, World – The Independent
    A bull leapt into the packed grandstands of a Spanish bullring and ran amok, charging and trampling spectators and leaving 40 people injured, the UK Independent reports.
  • Five Fascinating Facts about Sherry
    This interesting article about Jerez, the famous sherry produced in the Jerez region of Andalucia, Spain brings us through its origins, history and cultural significance. Read more about the sweet wine and where to find the best ones on