Western Spain road trip: Madrid to Seville; Stephen Burgen; Guardian

5616

The Extremadura region offers rolling countryside and Roman, Jewish and Arab history to explore. Plus, cool plazas and great food – when you stop…

Source: Western Spain road trip: Madrid to Seville

Advertisements

MAPPED: 17 real-life Game of Thrones locations you can visit in Spain; The Local

Feeling a sense of loss after the final episode of Game of Thrones?

Source: MAPPED: 17 real-life Game of Thrones locations you can visit in Spain

EXTREMADURA: the heart of old Spain with feasts for all; Maisha Frost; Express

A break in magnificent Extremadura is a journey into the heart of old Spain. Known as the land of the conquerors, Roman ruins, mysterious medieval cities and ancient villages greet travellers at every turn. Don’t miss the six UNESCO World Heritage Sites (Mérida, Cáceres, the Guadalupe Monastery, Monfragüe National Park, Villuercas-Ibores-Jara Geopark and Tajo/Tejo Biosphere Reserve), beautiful towns such as Trujillo as well as its delicious gastronomy and superb wines.

Source: EXTREMADURA: the heart of old Spain with feasts for all

Game of Thrones Tour // How to See 40 GOT Filming Locations!; Ashley Hubbard; A Southern Gypsy

Spain – Old Town of Cáceres

Are you a huge Game of Thrones fan? Take this self-guided Game of Thrones tour to see 40 filming locations all over Europe and more!

In case you don’t have as excellent taste as me and don’t know what Game of Thrones is – it is an American fantasy drama HBO series that was created and based off of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series.  The series has been filmed in a studio – the studio is located in Belfast – and on location in several different areas of the world including Northern Ireland, Malta, Scotland, Croatia, Iceland, Spain, and Morocco meaning you can put together your own Game of Thrones tour.

The series is set in the fictional Seven Kingdoms of Westeros and follows the realm’s noble families and their struggles for control of the Iron Throne.

Read more

5 of the Most Underrated Destinations in Spain; Elizabeth Smith; Oyster

Spain – Old Town of Cáceres

Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Valencia, and Ibiza tend to steal the Spanish spotlight, but every region has something to offer. Check out the most underrated ones here.

With over 75 million foreign visitors, Spain was the third most visited country in the world in 2016. It’s also been ranked the most tourist-friendly country by the World Economic Forum. But let’s face it, foreigners mostly flock to the same few cities: Barcelona, Madrid, and Seville. Those cities are well worth a visit, but there’s more to Spain than that — 17 autonomous communities to be exact. Each one offers a unique experience and some remain relatively untouched by tourists. So if you’re looking for something different on your next visit to España, explore the history, beauty, and cuisine of these lesser visited but equally enchanting destinations.

1. Asturias

Read more

Medieval meandering in western Spain; Geoff Power; Irish Examiner

Spain – Old Town of Cáceres

Geoff Power reports on his journey through the lesser travelled region of Extremadura in western Spain.

IT IS mid-summer in Extremadura, and the intense heat tightens like a head clamp. My partner and I walk along a narrow, cobblestoned street in the beautiful small town of Trujillo.

The street is so narrow we hug the walls to allow an occasional car sidle past. It is a shared space: no footpaths mean pedestrians and cars enjoy equal status.

We pass burly medieval homes and amble uphill towards the 16th century castle that dominates the town.

Ahead is an archway, the Puerta Santiago.

We walk underneath and admire the unadorned ochre walls of the church alongside.

 

 

Read more