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Nervión river birth, Orduna, Spain  This waterfall remains almost dry during much of the year but in the rainy season or at the time of snowmelt, the river rises and rushes for 300 meters to the Delika valley in the province of Álava.

Nervión river birth, Orduna, Spain This waterfall remains almost dry during much of the year but in the rainy season or at the time of snowmelt, the river rises and rushes for 300 meters to the Delika valley in the province of Álava.

The Episcopal Palace in Astorga, Spain, was designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and built between 1889 and 1913. Now, it hosts the Museo de los Caminos, dedicated to the St James' Way.

The Episcopal Palace in Astorga, Spain, was designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and built between 1889 and 1913. Now, it hosts the Museo de los Caminos, dedicated to the St James' Way.

Palacio de la Aljafería, an 11th-century Arab palace in the heart of Zaragoza. It was built as a place of recreation and also served as a defensive building. (Picture by Merce Cedo).

Palacio de la Aljafería, an 11th-century Arab palace in the heart of Zaragoza. It was built as a place of recreation and also served as a defensive building. (Picture by Merce Cedo).

Easter week is one of the most spectacular and emotional fiestas in Seville, Andalusia. Religious devotion, art, colour and music combine in acts to commemorate the death of Jesus Christ: the processions. Members of the different Easter brotherhoods, dressed in their characteristic robes, parade through the streets carrying religious statues (pasos) to the sound of drums and music – scenes of sober beauty.

Easter week is one of the most spectacular and emotional fiestas in Seville, Andalusia. Religious devotion, art, colour and music combine in acts to commemorate the death of Jesus Christ: the processions. Members of the different Easter brotherhoods, dressed in their characteristic robes, parade through the streets carrying religious statues (pasos) to the sound of drums and music – scenes of sober beauty.

Girona's old town, heart of the Roman Gerunda, contains the most important artistic heritage in the city, surrounded by vast stretches of wall that can be covered by the Passeig de la Muralla, with a beautiful panoramic view over the city.

Girona's old town, heart of the Roman Gerunda, contains the most important artistic heritage in the city, surrounded by vast stretches of wall that can be covered by the Passeig de la Muralla, with a beautiful panoramic view over the city.

San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, whose name means “castle rock” in Basque, is a must if you are visiting the Basque Country (Spain). It is an island located just off the shore along the Bay of Biscay and it features a tiny church on its highest point, dedicated to John the Baptist. It is connected to the mainland by a man-made stone bridge that has 241 steps.

San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, whose name means “castle rock” in Basque, is a must if you are visiting the Basque Country (Spain). It is an island located just off the shore along the Bay of Biscay and it features a tiny church on its highest point, dedicated to John the Baptist. It is connected to the mainland by a man-made stone bridge that has 241 steps.

7 Unusual Things To Do in Menorca, one of the main islands of the Balearic Islands (Spain).

7 Unusual Things To Do in Menorca

7 Unusual Things To Do in Menorca, one of the main islands of the Balearic Islands (Spain).

The Castle of Mendoza,  a 15th century palace-fortress located in Manzanares el Real. Today, it is one of the best preserved castles in Madrid region and hosts an beautiful collection of royal tapestries.

The Castle of Mendoza, a 15th century palace-fortress located in Manzanares el Real. Today, it is one of the best preserved castles in Madrid region and hosts an beautiful collection of royal tapestries.

Seville’s identity is congenitally linked to Triana, a soulful neighbourhood on the west bank of the Guadalquivir River whose past is littered with stories of sailors, ceramicists, matadors, flamenco singers, Roma rebels and religious zealots.

Soulful Triana: history, flamenco and festivals in Seville's quintessential neighbourhood

Seville’s identity is congenitally linked to Triana, a soulful neighbourhood on the west bank of the Guadalquivir River whose past is littered with stories of sailors, ceramicists, matadors, flamenco singers, Roma rebels and religious zealots.

Madrid is changing. With modern gastropubs and stylish international restaurants offering food from around the world, you could almost forget that Spanish cuisine is one of the world’s best, offering a nearly endless variety of flavourful (and sometimes unusual) dishes.

10 places to try old-school Spanish food in Madrid

Madrid is changing. With modern gastropubs and stylish international restaurants offering food from around the world, you could almost forget that Spanish cuisine is one of the world’s best, offering a nearly endless variety of flavourful (and sometimes unusual) dishes.

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