Today we bring you our particular recipe for inspiration during 2023. Its ingredients are some of the quarters and oldtowns to have been named Heritage Sites by the UNESCO, masterfully weaved among many of our trademark experiences, all in all shaping an original and exclusive itinerary around Spain. Appealing? It is our job after all!
The museums of El Prado and Reina Sofía in Madrid, Guggenheim in Bilbao, Dalí in Catalonia (a theatre-museum, to boot), and Picasso in both Málaga and Barcelona, the Centre Pompidou of the former, and even Valencia’s City of Arts and Sciences… all show how in Spain there is art in every direction of the windrose, harbouring names known to everyone, regardless of whether we are connoisseurs or not.
Astro-tourism, also known as Stargazing or Dark Sky Tourism, becomes bit by bit one of the experiences considered a “must-have” more and more often by travellers. To gaze at the universe accompanied by specialized guides and scientists is doubtlessly one of the options whose demand is growing the fastest within alternative tourism.
The new OKU Hotels chain opened last May OKU Ibiza, its first hotel in Spain. A place inspired by the Japanese spiritual and architectural concept of "inner space" – a sacred and hidden space that can only be found when one journeys deep within – which is harmoniously connected with the island.
Everyone knows that Spain is a land strewn with castles and fortresses which, albeit preserved to different degrees, tell the many centuries of history of a country filled with it.
According to the Asociación Española de Amigos de los Castillos (Spanish Association of Castle-Lovers) our country is blessed with some of the highest and most varied castle-density in the world, and likewise for fortresses, amounting to 10,000 catalogued constructions over the years, although it is suspected that the real number could be closer to 20,000. Doubtlessly, such a big number allows us to trace the whole country hopping from fortress to fortress.