The Master of Light – Joaquín Bastida I Sorolla

Jan 18th, 2019 | Elena Ortega

In 2009 the El Prado museum in Madrid broke a 10-year record in attendance, surpassing blockbuster exhibitions on El Greco and Goya in previous years. The artist who attracted such striking success was none other than the painter Joaquín Bastida I Sorolla (1863 - 1923), whose style and seemingly mundane...

Modernism in Barcelona: Movers and Shakers

Sep 20th, 2018 | Dr Jeni Ryde

No other architectural style has influenced the face of Barcelona as much as that of Modernisme. Over 2000 buildings can be attributed to the style or contain elements of it in this city. Antoni Gaudí is the architect of the period most associated with Barcelona due to his innovative designs,...

The Alhambra of Granada

Jan 25th, 2018 | Dr Kathleen Olive

Quien no ha visto Granada. No ha visto nada. (He who has not seen Granada, has seen nothing at all.)   Granada is southern Spain’s precious jewel, and for much of the Middle Ages it dangled – like the glowing pomegranate for which it is named – temptingly before the eyes...

The Best Travel Books on Spain

Jul 11th, 2017 | Dr Jeni Ryde

Spain’s remarkable history makes it a compelling destination for travellers. Its origins go back to at least the 11th century BC, when Greek and Phoenician settlers first encountered indigenous Iberian tribes. As the Roman province of Iberica, Spain was the birthplace of the emperors Trajan and Hadrian, before becoming a...

The Best Places to Stay in Spain

Nov 10th, 2016 | Academy Travel

Spain's magnificent heritage is surveyed on Academy Travel’s 18-day tour of Spain from south to north, through the regions of Andalusia, Castille-Leόn and Catalonia. The itinerary commences with three nights each in the southern cities of Granada, Córdoba and Seville, home to Roman and Moorish treasures. Our four days in...

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