Local Castles

Elda Castle was erected in 1172, and was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest in 2001. It stands on a mound in the town’s centre, near the left bank of the Vinalopó River. The castle was left virtually derelict from the mid-19th century until the late 20th century, when a restoration project was set up […]

The Burial of Sardine Carnival Murcia

Murcia City comes alive to the rhythm of the drums, trumpets, music and carnival floats as they celebrate one of the most varied and vibrant parades you will ever see, The Burial of the Sardine. Awarded International Tourist Status, the “Burial of the Sardine” (Entierro de la Sardina) is a Spanish ceremony celebrating the end […]

Migas

Migas is a dish traditionally made from stale bread and other ingredients in Spanish and Portuguese cuisines as a way for shepherds to use leftover bread and meat while on long trips. The word “migas” translates to “crumbs” in English, which refers to the small pieces of bread that are the primary ingredient in the […]

Valencia Fallas

Valencia lights up its streets for an entire week of celebation and parties during March for the traditional celebration of The Fallas, held annually in commemoration of Saint Joseph (San Jose) The five main days celebrated are from 15 to 19 March, and are a combination of art, culture, and fireworks, and the fiesta is […]

Día de San José (Fathers Day)

St. Joseph´s Day (Día de San José) is a special day for fathers and anyone called José, Josefina and their nicknames Pepe and Pepa! Celebrated on March 19th each year, the holiday honours Saint Joseph, who was the husband of the Virgin Mary and the father of Jesus Christ in Christian tradition. In Spain, most […]

What is so special about Manchego Cheese?

True Manchego cheese, is an aged cheese, from semi-cured to cured, unpasteurized or pasteurized and is made only from whole milk produced by the “Manchega” sheep raised in the “La Mancha” region. The taste is very characteristic, well developed, but not too strong, buttery and slightly piquant, with a sheep milk aftertaste Over 12000 years […]

Paella

Paella is a very popular Spanish dish, typically made with rice, saffron, vegetables, and seafood or meat, normally chicken and rabbit. While it is commonly viewed by non-Spaniards as Spain’s national dish, Spaniards almost unanimously consider it to be a dish from the Valencian region. Valencians, in turn, regard paella as one of their identifying […]

Semana Santa (Holy Week)

Of all the astonishing Spanish festivals, “La Semana Santa” (Holy Week) has got to be one of the most breathtaking — and worth experiencing. This week-long religious celebration happens annually in the last week of Lent, the week immediately before Easter. The festival takes place throughout the week leading up to Easter Sunday. While the […]

Vendimia Wine Festival

The Vendimia Wine Festival is a yearly event that celebrates the grape harvest in Jumilla, Spain. The festival usually takes place in mid August and features a variety of wine-related activities, including tastings, concerts, and parades. The Vendimia Wine Festival has been a tradition in Jumilla for over 50 years. It is a time for […]

Alicante Airport

Alicante Airport is currently the fifth largest airport in Spain and is the gateway to the Costa Blanca resort region, serving both Valencia Community and the Region of Murcia. The airport is well connected to the rest of Spain and Europe, with regular flights to a wide range of destinations. Alicante airport is also a […]