At no time in the past were markets more popular in Spain than now. Maybe it is because of the freshness and superior quality of its products, or because some of those markets have redefined themselves as gourmet or touristic spots. Whatever the case, these temples of gastronomy are a must-visit during our Spanish itinerary.
Every year the Mediterranean city of Cartagena, in the south-east of Spain, takes upon itself to reenact the historical events of the Second Punic War between Hannibal the Carthaginian and Scipio Africanus resulting in one of the most peculiar regional festivities countrywide. You will be able to experience such a rollercoaster from the inside, but a few preliminary explanations are mandatory.
To enter a building and have your jaw drop is not, at least for us, an everyday event, but every time we enter Córdoba’s Mosque-Cathedral exactly that happens to us. Some places in the world take you back to times past and this one is among them. There is no effort needed here in order to imagine how the building was hundreds of years ago because, as soon as we step in, we already feel transported to the past.
Soon, the mythical TV-series Game of Thrones will air its eighth and last season and grant us the perfect pretext to walk on the footsteps that this global phenomenon has left in Spain. Millions of followers of the HBO fiction series have been, inadvertently, traveling across different locations of the Iberian Peninsula. Places like The King’s Landing, Dorne, Highgarden, Meereen and Volantis are in fact in Spain, so are you willing to visit the most notorious ones?
Many people need no further excuse to travel to Spain, but we wanted to quickly present three extra reasons especially for those still pondering in this brand new year: three events which will not happen twice in the near future.