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Ultimate Travel Guide to Malaga

Ultimate Travel Guide to Malaga

Malaga is a beachside city within the southern Spanish region of Andalusia. Malaga’s airport is often used as a gateway to the Costa del Sol, with many travellers not setting foot within the actual city itself. And while part of the city is built up of skyrise apartments and hotel resorts where tourists can lounge by the pool and enjoy the year-round fantastic weather, the majority of the city has an incredibly strong artistic and historical past that is very evident in Malaga as it stands today. As well as the city’s palm trees and soft sandy beaches, Malaga is known as being the birthplace of artist Pablo Picasso who is a world-famous artist from the early 20th century. The Picasso Museum Malaga is housed in a converted 16th-century palace within Malaga Old Town, and the artist’s childhood home is also open and renovated with some early works and restored…
Budget Travel Guide to Malaga

Budget Travel Guide to Malaga

Malaga is one of the largest cities on the south coast of Spain, and while it’s long been the gateway to beach resorts on the Costa del Sol, it’s far too often been overlooked as a travel destination in its own right. The city has long played an important role in Andalusian affairs, but it has always been in the shadow of nearby Seville, a city which for a long time was the centre of the vast Spanish Empire. For travellers today, that’s just fine, because it means that compared to the more popular Spanish cities and the package holiday influenced coastline, that Malaga is both a cheap and untouristy city to explore. Marvel at Moorish era architecture, visited the hallowed halls of the Picasso Museum, and indulge in great value local cuisine at the tapas bars and taverns. It’s a great place to visit, and to inspire your next…
Ultimate Travel Guide to Granada

Ultimate Travel Guide to Granada

Granada, situated near Spain’s sunny southern coast, isn’t at the top of most traveller’s Spain travel bucket list, but it should be. Nestled within the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Spain’s Andalusia region, Granada is one of the most historically diverse places in Spain with strong Islamic and Christian influences. It’s also an incredibly captivating city made up of crooked streets lined with tea houses, quintessentially Spanish white-washed buildings and the best tapas scene in the country. The main draw Granada comes from the Alhambra Palace and fortress, which sits on a hill overlooking the city. It’s a monumental complex built in a Moorish/Arab style dating back to the 13th century when this part of Spain was a Muslim region. And when Andalusia became a Christian kingdom years later, the Alhambra was the Royal Court of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella who added some Renaissance style in the 15th century.…
Winter in Spain - The Best Places to Visit

Winter in Spain – The Best Places to Visit

When dreaming of an ideal winter vacation in Europe, the average traveler would immediately conjure up images of wandering around German Christmas markets, skiing in the Swiss Alps, or sipping on mulled wine in Vienna. But, what is the Iberian Peninsula like in winter? Spain makes for a perfect getaway for wanderers seeking a warmer winter climate. Visiting Spain in winter allows you to experience a vibrant culture, enjoy food-filled encounters, and witness magnificent architecture without the sizzling heat of summer slowing you down. That’s not even the best part! The lines are much shorter and almost everything is cheaper in winter. If you are still hesitant about visiting Spain in winter, the beauty of these age-old cities and towns may help persuade you. Plan your trip to Spain Need data for your trip to Spain? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King…

Best Destinations in Spain for Culture Enthusiasts and Nature Lovers

While some people travel to Spain for its delicious cuisine and laid-back culture, others want to explore its historical buildings and wonderful landscapes. From its unique palaces, churches, mosques, and museums, to its beaches, forests, and mountains, Spain has something for every traveler! Read our round-up of the most worthwhile tourist attractions in Spain, complete with useful links to get admission tickets online. Find out whether you qualify by visiting EtiasSpain.com Cultural Tourist Attractions in Spain Spanish architecture is full of historical and geographical diversity. This is mostly due to its unique blending of European, Christian and Islamic influences. Many of Spain’s attractions, whether they are buildings, parts of cities, or natural parks have been designated World Heritage sites by UNESCO. In fact, Spain comes in third —after Italy and China— as the country with the highest number of World Heritage Sites in the world. Spain’s Most Beautiful Churches and…
Best Day trips from Barcelona

Best Day trips from Barcelona

Barcelona, the vibrant Spanish city is known for incredible pieces of Antoni Gaudi’s architecture, splendid museums with traditional and contemporary art and its bustling pedestrian street, La Rambla. It attracts visitors from all over the world; with its exquisite dining scene and the rich wine culture, it speaks to foodies and connoisseurs and with endless shopping opportunities, it attracts fashion and design enthusiasts. In Barcelona, you will find everything you may be looking for and more. In this guide, we also wanted to share with you recommendations for the best Barcelona day trips to let you escape the city bustle and discover the beauty of Spain beyond the urban borders. Plan your trip to Spain Need data for your trip to Spain? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Don't…
Where to stay in Granada

Where to stay in Granada

Nestled at the base of the Sierra Nevada mountains of Spain’s Andalusia region is the city of Granada. Known best for Alhambra Palace and other stunning example of medieval Moorish architecture, Granada is a must for any southern Spain itinerary. With this guide, we can help you find the best neighborhood to stay in Granada Spain, with Granada hotels for every budget. Check out these places to stay in Granada Spain, and choose the best location to stay in Granada for you! Remember, Granada is a fairly small city, so once you have decided where to stay in Granada, make your hotel reservations as soon as possible, as the best hotels in Granada Spain tend to fill up quickly. No matter where you choose to stay in Granada Spain, you’re sure to have a wonderful time. We will cover off all types of Granada accommodation options from Hostels to luxury…
Where to stay in Madrid

Where to stay in Madrid

Madrid is Spain’s central capital, renowned for art and culture. Madrid has many charming and trendy neighborhoods, bustling with nightlife, so deciding where to stay in Madrid can be overwhelming. Luckily, we’ve rounded up some of the best neighborhoods in Madrid to help you decide where to stay when you visit Madrid. This is an insiders guide to where to stay in Madrid We will cover off all types of Madrid accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Madrid hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Madrid, the best Madrid hotels, best places in Madrid to visit, the best places to stay in Madrid, hotels near Madrid attractions, Madrid neighborhood guide and many more. Airbnb is also a great option for short or long stays. Plan your trip to Spain Need data for your trip to Spain? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8…
Where to stay in Cadiz

Where to stay in Cadiz

This port city of Andalucia Spain is a photographer’s dream. With an impressive skyline featuring more than 100 Spanish Navy watchtowers, as well as the iconic Cadiz Cathedral dome, Cadiz has a distinct Latin American feel that sets it apart from other Spanish cities. Beautiful beaches, tapas bars and lively plazas make Cadiz a destination worthy of a few days in your travels through Spain. To help you plan, we’ve rounded up the best neighborhoods of Cadiz Spain, and hotels in Cadiz for every budget. We will cover off all types of Cadiz accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Cadiz hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Cadiz, the best Cadiz hotels, best places in Cadiz to visit, the best places to stay in Cadiz, hotels near Cadiz attractions, Cadiz neighborhood guide and many more. Airbnb is also a great option for short or long stays.…
Luxury Travel Guide to Marbella

Luxury Travel Guide to Marbella

Marbella is a coastal city situated in the South of Spain, on the Costa del Sol or what is known as Spain’s sunshine coast. Aside from plenty of sunshine and the blue Mediterranean sea, Marbella is famed for being one of the most luxurious destinations for the jet-set crowd. With over 20 beaches spanning the 27 kilometres of shoreline, lively beach clubs and nightlife, lavish resorts, designer shops, incredible fine dining, there is no shortage of things to do for the elite traveller. Aside from luxury resorts and beaches, Marbella has a wealth of culture to discover. Nowadays, it is home to hundreds of luxury properties belonging to celebrities, footballers and Saudi royalty, but Marbella dates back to the era of the Roman and Moors, in fact, you can visit the Roman Villa dating back to 200 AD which is decorated in lavish mosaics in Puerta Banus! A trip to…