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Barcelona and Madrid Rank Among Top Ten in Europe

Posted by on Nov 7, 2011

According to this article by marketwatch.com, Spain’s popularity has increased dramatically in 2011 when compared to a year earlier. We decided to look into what makes Spain...

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Events

Carnival in Spain

Posted by on Feb 6, 2012

Carnival is one of the biggest celebrations in the world. Millions of people in cities throughout Spain gather for the week long event that involves themes, costumes, parties and...

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News

Spain Won’t Need Eurozone Bailout, Economists Say

Posted by on Apr 20, 2012

The economic turmoil in Europe has been felt around the world, but some countries are resisting the need for an international bailout. Among the states still hanging on is...

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Sights to See

The Caves of Castellon

Posted by on Jan 30, 2012

The Coves de Sant Josep is the longest underground river and cave system in Europe. Found in the Sierra de Espadan Natural Park in Castellon, the Coves de Sant Josep is visited by...

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Spain Won’t Need Eurozone Bailout, Economists Say

The economic turmoil in Europe has been felt around the world, but some countries are resisting the need for an international bailout. Among the states still hanging on is Spain. Europe’s fourth-largest economy, Spain was reported as having a median 25 percent chance of needing a bailout that would amount to billions of euros. This is significantly better...

Carnival in Spain

Carnival in Spain

Feb 6, 2012

Carnival is one of the biggest celebrations in the world. Millions of people in cities throughout Spain gather for the week long event that involves themes, costumes, parties and plenty of food and alcohol. There is a lot of speculation about the origin of Carnival. Some people believe that the word Carnival means, “Farewell to the flesh”. This is in...

The Caves of Castellon

The Caves of Castellon

Jan 30, 2012

The Coves de Sant Josep is the longest underground river and cave system in Europe. Found in the Sierra de Espadan Natural Park in Castellon, the Coves de Sant Josep is visited by more than 14,000 people ever year. This vacation destination in Spain was not always so popular or accessible for tourists. In the early 1900s, people began to explore the caves. Some...

What’s the Running of the Bulls All About?

What’s the Running of the Bulls All About?

Oct 24, 2011

History The most popular Encierro, or running of the bulls, is the Pamplona Bull Run. This takes place annually from July 6-14 at the San Fermin Festival. Beginning on the second day of the festival, there is a bull run every morning for the remainder of the festival. Each evening, the bulls from the running are then used in a bull fight. The bull running...

Eva Peron’s Jewels Recovered in Milan

Eva Peron’s Jewels Recovered in Milan

Jul 23, 2011

Two years ago, 6 million euros worth of jewelry once owned by Argentinian firth lady Eva Perón were stolen from Valencia, Spain. Today, those jewels were recovered by the police in Milan, Italy. Among the jewels stolen was the diamond tiara presented to Eva Perón “Evita” by the King of Holland during the 1950s, which is valued at 4 million euros by...

Fewer Abortions in Spain Due to Last Year’s Law

The number of abortions being performed in Spain has had a decline since last year’s law was passed changing the time line in which women were allowed to abort their babies. Before the law was changed last July, women could abort in the purpose of rape at up to 12 weeks of pregnancy, and 24 weeks for physical or emotional health reasons. Now the numbers...

Seeing Spain

Seeing Spain

May 31, 2011

Spain was one of the major powers of the world for a good portion of recent history. Now, however, many people never think to see Spain. Outside of the spring break trip to Barcelona or the study abroad, Spain doesn’t make the “To Visit” list for many people. That should change. Here’s a few reasons why. The Alhambra Located in the south...