1st Ruta de la Tapa – Castril, Granada

1st Ruta de la Tapa – Castril, Granada March 24-25, 2018 Join us as we sample the culinary delights of one of Granada’s prettiest villages. Taking part is a ‘Ruta de la Tapa’ is a great way to get to know the bars, restaurants and food of a town or village. The idea is simple:…

El Dia de los Santos Inocente

El Dia de los Santos Inocentes or Holy Innocents Day takes place in Spain on the 28th of December. It commemorates the day when Herod, King of the Jews, ordered the slaughter of all children below 2 years old in Bethlehem. The Magi had announced to him previously that the successor to the throne would…

Spanish Christmas

Guest writer Ainhoa Barrio gives some insight into the Spanish Christmas celebrations. As in most places around the world, Christmas in Spain is a time to gather with the family and celebrate. And as with most celebrations in Spain, this always happens around the dinner table with a generous meal. Before gathering for Christmas Day,…

Semana Santa

Easter in Spain is celebrated on a grand scale, more so than anywhere else in Europe (and probably the world). The event is known as ‘Holy week’ (Semana Santa) and is a tribute to the Passion of Jesus Christ. The festival begins a week before Easter Sunday, slightly earlier in n Castilla-Leon, and also coincides with…