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Portugal: The Douro Wine Country

The Douro wine region is located around the area called “Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro” in the northwest of the country. A mountainous region with one of the hardest climates of the Iberian Peninsula, cold in winter and very warm in the heart of summer. This region has also been for many centuries one of the poorest in Portugal, which today…

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The Origin of Sefarad

Did you know that the name of Spain in Hebrew is Sefarad? Sefarad (ספרד in Hebrew) refers to a biblical term that the Jewish culture has identified with the Iberian Peninsula. Today, this word, Sefarad, also relates to millions of Jews, Sephardics, descendants of those expelled in 1492 which can opt for Spanish nationality. However, most experts agree that initially,…

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Ribera del Duero PDO

The denomination of Origin Rioja has been for many years the symbol of Spanish red wines abroad. Today this situation is still in force in some countries with an extensive wine culture, as is the case with France. Interestingly, this dominant position has no direct relation to the history and age of the vineyards. Spain has ancient vines with a…

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Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine – Best Hotel in Spain

Placed in a haven of tranquility Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine stands out surrounded by 700 hectares of vineyards on the banks of the Duero. This accommodation may not fit into the traditional hotel definition, but we assure you that it is the perfect destination if you are thinking about disconnecting from the world. Let us show this 12th-century monastery transformed into…

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Granada: Far more than just the Alhambra

From natural places to little visited monuments, through spaces of cultural empowerment. The Nasrid City proposes a range of unusual possibilities that complement the overwhelming experience that provides a visit to southern Spain most popular attraction, the magnificent Moorish Alhambra palace and gardens. The tourist attraction of the Alhambra is undeniable, thousands of curious people from all corners of the world check…