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Spain Travel News 12/06/2010

  • Oviedo, as Seen by Quasimodo | For 91 Days

    The priests at the Cathedral were kind enough to grant us special access to the bell tower, to take some shots of Oviedo from above. The stairs were in poor condition, so it’s understandable why the tower is normally closed to the public.

    Looking out over the city, Juergen and I both became melancholic. Our three months here is done, and we’ve had a great time in Asturias and Oviedo.

  • Lonely Planet Top Cities for 2011 includes Valencia

    With New York at the top list, Valencia has been picked for the Lonely Planet’s top 10 cities list for next year. Among the top places and things to do, they stand out the biggest street Festival Las Fallas, La Albufera Lake, Benicassim international Musical Festival, the futuristic City of Arts and Science and the medieval town Morella.

  • Zapatero defends the Government’s actions against the air traffic controllers

    The Prime Minister will give a full statement to Congress on Thursday

    In his first public appearance since the weekend’s strike action by Spanish air traffic controllers, the Spanish Prime Minister has said that he will extend the State of Alarm according to ‘the evolution of the circumstances’.

    José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero said that it was his first deputy, Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba, and not him, who had appeared in the media because ‘it is the Government’s spokesperson who should appear’.

  • Budget Stays in Expensive Barcelona.

    If you are on a shoestring budget during your Barcelona stay you might consider saving on accommodations by staying at Ítaca Hostal. Most one or two-star hotels in the city start at €70 a night, which is quite a bit more than the 23 euros you’ll spend at this Barcelona hostel.

  • La Lambrusqueria – Incredible Food, Incredibly Cheap

    Show up early if you want a table in the sun at La Lambrusqueria, on Calle Conde Altea (location). On a sunny day, the outside tables are snatched up quickly — this is one of the most popular restaurants in the neighborhood, and with good reason. The price is incredible, given the quality of food. The menú del día costs just €7, and is probably the best Italian we’ve had all year.

  • Spanish flights resume after strike by air traffic controllers | Olive Press Newspaper | News Spain

    SPANISH airports were paralysed on Saturday due to an air controllers’ wildcat strike which left more than 300,000 passengers stranded.
    The controllers were protesting about a new working hours decision approved by the Spanish cabinet.

  • Christmas shopping in Andalucía,

    An important part of the lead-up to Christmas for Andalucians involves one of their favourite pastimes – shopping. This isn't just about making purchases, whether gifts or food for one of the big family meals; it's about browsing, wandering through stores looking at things, discussing them – at length and in detail – with friends and family (jamon, decorations, belen figures, shoes, kitchen equipment) over coffee; it's about admiring the shop window displays, complete with their belenes (link to Christmas 5 facts). It's about having a stroll through the town or city centre with family and friends on a Sunday afternoon, to absorb the festive atmosphere and look at the lights. A few nodding reindeer and dancing Santas to marvel at don't go amiss, either.

  • Health food shops in Barcelona

    Shop offering ecological and oganic produce in the heart of Barcelona.Home delivery.


    When a visitor comes to Madrid there is something he (or she) absolutely mustn’t miss: the Golden Triangle Art Museum. This triangle includes The Prado Museum, The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Queen Sofia Museum, along the Prado boulevard.

  • Cinema in Barcelona: Go and see a film in Barcelona!

    Fancy going to the cinema in Barcelona – there are a lot of films in Barcelona that are out at the moment!
    It’s a ‘puente’ weekend so why not head to a cinema in Barcelona and see a film in Barcelona.
    The cinemas in Barcelona where I saw the following films showed the dubbed Spanish versions but you can see original language films (VO – Version Original) at these cinemas in Barcelona.