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    If there’s one place you need to visit in every Spanish town, it’s the main square often called the Plaza Mayor. Traditionally it’s where bullfights took place and it was often the location for outdoor foodmarkets and theatres too. Today it’s all about the tables and the people and the activities in the square. We […]

    The post The Best Plazas in Spain – Spectacular Spaces to Experience the Spanish Way of Life appeared first on The Totally Spain Travel Blog.


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    Spurred on by the re-opening of the vertigo-inducing Caminito del Rey walking route complete with bridge, we’ve decided here at Totally Spain to pull together our favourite Spanish ‘puentes’ or bridges. We’ve got a bit of everything in here – Roman bridges, foot bridges, hanging bridges, toll bridges, bridges designed by starchitects and bridges that […]

    The post Totally Spain’s Guide to the Best Bridges in Spain appeared first on The Totally Spain Travel Blog.


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    With an over-whelming number of UNESCO-listed monuments and world-class museums in Spain to choose from, one of our primary tasks when engaged by a client is to shortlist what they see and do. How does that work and where do we recommend? Unless our clients have highlighted a particular interest in one area for example […]

    The post Totally Spain’s Guide to the Best Monuments & Museums in Spain appeared first on The Totally Spain Travel Blog.


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    Sore feet and tired legs. That’s what many of us end up with after a day’s sightseeing. That’s why it’s so important to pick a great hotel to recover from pavement pounding. And if that hotel is a historic landmark in the city centre or with a great view of an iconic landmark, those aches […]

    The post Totally Spain’s Guide to the Most Impressive Spanish Paradores appeared first on The Totally Spain Travel Blog.


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    We are huge fans of a busy city break or a long weekend of pampering but sometimes our bodies and our brains need a complete change of pace, a place to de-compress from our busy schedules, in a location where time seems to last longer or has stopped altogether. When we need one of those […]

    The post Totally Spain’s Guide to the Best Walled Towns in Spain appeared first on The Totally Spain Travel Blog.


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    When we started our travel business 15 years ago, we were planning lots of “once-in-a-lifetime” trips to Spain and our job was to make sure that all the “must-sees” were included on each itinerary. So much has changed since then. Because air travel has become much more affordable and it’s so easy to fly into […]

    The post Totally Spain’s Guide to Boutique Destinations in Spain appeared first on The Totally Spain Travel Blog.


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    A new wave of interest in a sad chapter of Spanish history is making it easier to retrace the steps of the Sephardi community that was evicted by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain in 1492. Since the decree of expulsion was formally revoked, the Spanish-Jewish diaspora, as well as historians of medieval history and local Spanish families believing themselves […]

    The post Totally Spain’s Guide to Significant Jewish Heritage Sights in Spain appeared first on The Totally Spain Travel Blog.


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    To understand Spain, you need to taste its food, walk its streets and step inside its amazing churches and cathedrals. Being neither architects not clerics, our eclectic shortlist of eight “cathedrals” features the heavy hitters but we have a few surprises too. One is a combination of a palace and monastery, another is a former […]

    The post Totally Spain’s Guide to the Best Cathedrals in Spain appeared first on The Totally Spain Travel Blog.


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    It’s been a while since we wrote about the Camino de Santiago, so we thought we’d bring you some of the alternative Camino routes in Spain which can be walked, cycled, ridden and driven. Yes, driven! Who Drives the Camino de Santiago? We’ve organised many Camino-themed driving tours of Spain. Before you start thinking that anybody […]

    The post Totally Spain’s Guide to the Camino de Santiago Driving Routes appeared first on The Totally Spain Travel Blog.


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    We love the Paradores franchise in Spain and are delighted that the luxury hotel chain has opened its first parador in Portugal. Here’s how we are planning a route around a night or two at the Parador Casa da Insua… It’s only taken 87 years for the Spanish chain to open a hotel outside Spain and […]

    The post Planning a Trip from Spain to Portugal’s First Parador appeared first on The Totally Spain Travel Blog.


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    If you are researching stunning places to propose to your other half, look no further. Spain is so diverse, we know we have the perfect location for you and your partner. We’ve organised lots of romantic breaks in Spain, not to mention weddings and honeymoons so we know a thing or two about planning special moments. Living and working here […]

    The post Propose in Spain with Totally Spain’s 10 Amazing Places to Pop the Question appeared first on The Totally Spain Travel Blog.


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    Here at Totally Spain, we are huge fans of Spain’s amazing vineyards and have been sending clients to Spain’s best wineries since we started out in the year 2000. We’ve already blogged about Spain’s best wineries to visit with guides written up for La Rioja, Rioja Alavesa, Rias Baixas, Jerez and Cantabria, so today we’re bringing you the […]

    The post Totally Spain’s Guide to Touring the Ribera del Duero Wine Region appeared first on The Totally Spain Travel Blog.


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    Here at Totally Spain, we’ve been planning visits to castles in Spain and Portugal since we started out back in the year 2000 and love how they bring Spain’s history to life and release the inner kid in all of us. We’ve planned many itineraries to a cluster of amazing castles in Spain’s very aptly named […]

    The post Totally Spain’s Guide to Touring Alcazars and Castles in Spain appeared first on The Totally Spain Travel Blog.


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    Visiting Madrid? Make sure to plan a day trip or two to experience the beautiful towns and landscapes of Madrid and Castile. Here at Totally Spain, we’ve been planning excursions since we set up in the year 2000 and would love to recommend the best locations for you and your group or family. Don’t want […]

    The post The 10 Best Destinations for Day Trips from Madrid appeared first on Totally Spain Travel Blog.


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    Looking for university cities in Spain with a real buzz and character plus a sense of history? Or perhaps you want to find an interesting place to study Spanish? Here at Totally Spain, we’ve been designing travel itineraries since the year 2000 for solo travellers, families and special interest groups to these inspiring and enjoyable university cities in […]

    The post University Cities in Spain  – Top 10 for Visiting & for Studying appeared first on Totally Spain Travel Blog.


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    If you are in Spain over a long weekend or a significant holiday, expect to see a huge exodus from the large towns and cities as the locals make the trip back to their ancestral villages in the mountains and along the coast. It’s a time for fresh air, elaborate family meals and spending quality time with relations and […]

    The post Short Roadtrips in Spain to Charming Villages & Towns appeared first on Totally Spain Travel Blog.