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Are you thinking about skiing in Spain or are you looking for a Spanish ski destination for your winter holidays? If the answer is yes, but you don’t know where to go to, keep reading our top 5 Spanish ski resorts and enjoy! 5. Sierra Nevada Information about Sierra Nevada: Ski slopes’ maps Heights: 2,100 – 3,300 m Ski area: 106.8 km Ski slopes: 124 / 19 greens, 41 blues, 50 reds and 7 blacks. Pass Price: 46 € Web Sierra Nevada is located in Granada (Andalusia).The weather there makes Sierra Nevada one of the best Spanish ski resorts. The ski resort offers 106.8 km suitable for skiing divided in 124 ski slopes and a 1,200m gradient. Nightlife is an incentive to go to Sierra Nevada, especially if you go with friends. If you decide to go to Sierra Nevada you will have a good time on and off the slopes.   4. GrandValira (Andorra)  Information More here

Tenerife: a top Spanish Island destination


If you are planning a late summer break abroad and you haven’t decided yet where to spend your holidays, you are in the right place. Today, our featured top Spanish destination is Tenerife, part of the Canary Islands.  The Canary Islands The Canary Islands are a group of 7 islands located in the Atlantic Ocean: Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro. If you are looking for a Spanish destination with summery weather all the year round, these islands are the perfect destination. However, we are going to be focusing on Tenerife.  Tenerife Tenerife is the largest island of the Canary Islands and also hosts the highest Spanish mountain called El Teide, which is in fact a volcano, and dominates the island. The capital is Santa Cruz de Tenerife and it is located in the north side.   How to get to Tenerife? There are two More here

Top 10 rooftop terraces in Madrid

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Spain is certainly one of the sunniest countries in Europe. We all love the idea of going to Spain to relax on a terrace while enjoying a beautiful glass of local wine and making the most of the festive ambiance. So if you are planning to visit the Spanish capital this spring/summer -or if you are already living there- I would highly recommend that you note some of the coolest rooftop terraces in Madrid. Madrid, like Barcelona and London, has plenty of rooftop terraces to chose from. Madrid, has become indeed one of the most cosmopolitan and modern capitals in Europe with amazing venues, top-notch restaurants, cutting-edge art galleries, endless shopping options, modern hotels and, of course, super cool rooftop terraces where you can enjoy the best of Madrid from a very different perspective! If you read my blog or if you follow my instagram, you would already know that one of my hobbies when More here

Top tips for cycling in Barcelona

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  Cycling around Barcelona is an excellent way to soak up the sights, breathe in the Mediterranean air and beat the traffic. The city’s numerous biking lanes and relaxed vibe make it perfect for both beginners and seasoned cyclists. If you’re about to embark on some biking in Barcelona, here are some handy tips. Rent a bike in Barcelona If you want to rent a bike in Barcelona, you will be spoilt for choice. There are dozens of bike rental shops dotted around the city, from La Raval to El Born and La Barceloneta. It’s a wise move to check out a few of them in advance, to compare things like bike rental fees (per hour and per day) and the type of bikes on offer. The kind of bikes you’ll be offered can vary greatly between shops – for example, one place might offer Dutch bikes, another might do More here

Best markets to visit in Barcelona

Best markets in Barcelona

  What are the best markets to visit in Barcelona? Whether you’re into fashion, food, books or antiques, you can be sure this cosmopolitan city has something up it’s sleeve for you. In fact, there are so many markets in Barcelona that you could probably visit a different one every day of the week. You really are spoilt for choice! Here are the best ones you should see. Best market for food: La Boqueria La Boqueria, Rambla, 85-89   It may be sitting right on the edge of the tourist-laden Rambla, but La Boqueria has been called a “gastronomic temple” and is an absolute must for anyone who loves their food. The market is one of the city’s most bustling and with good reason – it’s been there since 1200AD. Spend some time exploring the stalls there and you’ll find everything from freshly made smoothies to pastries, paella and More here

Top 3 central Barcelona hostels: reviews

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Before moving to Barcelona for good, and during the two weeks before finding an apartment, James Roberts stayed in three different central Barcelona hostels. Today, James shares with A Spanish Perspective his personal opinion on these 3 central Barcelona hostels. A Spanish Perspective would like to thank James for his input and for his enthusiasm in sharing with all of us his recent experience in 3 of the most well-known and centrally located Barcelona hostels. Hostel Urbany BCN GO I was on a tight budget when I first visited the city last November, so was pleased to find a bed for 7€ per night at Urbany BCN GO (Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 563). I arrived into Sants Estacio on the bus from Santander at 6.30am, realising at that moment that I’d naively forgotten to see if there was 24hr check-in. Unfortunately I was was out of luck, check in at More here