Tag archives for Spain

The pilgrims are steadfast, fervent, determined as they pass through the Galician village of O Cebreiro, in northwestern Spain. The dogs do not bark; they see pilgrims every day. O Cebreiro is on the final leg of the Way of St. James, a medieval route that ends in Galicia’s capital, Santiago de Compostela.

The Quieter Side of Ibiza

The Spanish do it. The French, the Brits, and the Italians are all doing it. But we Americans haven’t yet joined the ranks of Ibiza lovers. Last month, I gave in to a nagging feeling that I was missing something and packed up my family for a week of sun and sea on Spain’s “white island.” This is what I discovered.

The Radar: Travel Lately

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The Maine of Spain

You’ve never heard of my favorite place in Spain. It’s not stylish Barcelona, foodie San Sebastian, or picturesque Mallorca. But La Coruña is just as unique.

Liz P. recently moved back to the Midwest after spending two years teaching English in Bilbao, Spain. What was a random placement in the Basque Country turned her into a Bilbao enthusiast and, now that she’s stateside, she’s been spending most of her time telling people why it’s one of the best places in the world.

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In recent years the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela, Spain, has gained a certain cachet. Books have been written on it; movies have been made about it. Almost invariably, the focus of these accounts has been the Spanish portion of the pilgrimage, culminating with arrival at the cathedral in Santiago itself. David Downie offers a different take on an ancient legend.

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in March…

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An Insider’s Guide to Valencia

Travelers often overlook Valencia in favor of Spain’s larger cities like Madrid and Barcelona. But that may be a mistake. Annie Fitzsimmons and an in-the-know local at her favorite hotel explain why this Mediterranean port city deserves a world-class-destination designation.

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Gran Canaria, From M to M

When I think of Gran Canaria, many words starting with ‘M’ spring to mind: multifarious, mesmerizing, modern, memorable. Part of the Canary Islands archipelago off the northwest coast of Africa, Gran Canaria packs a punch. The delightful variety of climates and landscapes that can be found there have earned the island the apellation of “miniature continent.”

Here’s my guide to Gran Canaria, from M to M.

Best Bike Tours for Foodies

What better way to sample the culinary delights of a region than by peddling along its backroads, enjoying the scenery and working up an appetite for the next meal?

Here are ten great itineraries for all you food- and wine-loving cyclists out there.

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In a country where ham is king, Spain’s jamón ibérico reigns supreme. Though other dry-cured Spanish hams abound, the pricey, rosy-hued, and deeply flavored Ibérico ham comes from a unique source: native Iberian pigs raised in Salamanca province and two other regions in Spain.

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Travel and lifestyle writer Jessica Benavides Canepa lives in Barcelona, but is preparing for a life-changing move to Shanghai to pursue her next adventure. To bid adéu siau to the city she’s come to love, she sent Intelligent Travel her top picks for sight seeing, eating out, getting lost in the late-night frenzy, and more. Check out her favorites, then add your own in the comments section. Photo: Michael Colwell/My Shot

Homage to Catalonia — and Miró

It’s spitting snow in Mont-roig del Camp the day I arrive, the coldest day in living memory in Catalonia. An hour and a half south of Barcelona, this one-time home of the famous painter Joan Miró is worth a day-long distraction from the sensual intensity up the coast. Joan – pronounced sho-ahn, a Catalan variation…

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Photos: Where You Went

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Our readers boast impressive travel résumés. That’s why we ask you the same question on Facebook every Friday: Where are you traveling this weekend? See photos of where you — or readers like you — went, and get inspired to plan your next trip. Want to share your photos with the National Geographic community? Upload your favorites…

Photos: Where You Went

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Our readers boast impressive travel résumés, which is why every Friday we ask you the same question on Facebook: Where are you traveling this weekend? See photos of where YOU went, and get inspired to plan your next trip. Photos by readers like you. Upload your favorite travel photos with a caption to Your Shot/Travel at ngm.com/yourshot. Tag all…

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Isabel Eva Bohrer is a freelance writer and photographer livin’ la vida local in Madrid. In homage to the Spanish capital, she currently publishes MADbudget: The Ultimate Guide to Madrid. Here’s what she has to say about her favorite city. Madrid is My City The first place I take a visitor from out of town is…

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The Radar: Top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the web #ngtradar. Check back the next day for our daily roundup.