Seville city guide

Seville city guide
Seville is the quintessential city for everything Spanish. It's pocket Spain. The flamenco, the bullfighting, the tapas, the nightlife; it's all there. What makes Seville distinctly unique is its rich history. Legend says that the city was founded by Hercules. It went through major development when Romans conquered the region. You can see what remains of those times in the Antiquarium, an underground exhibition below the Metropol Parasol. Seville was taken by the Moors in the year 712. That's when it started to bloom with a beautiful Muslim aesthetic. It's not really Muslim, it's Christian made to look Muslim, go figure. Mudéjar is the actual name of that style and the Alcázar is its best representation. A former Moorish fortress turned into a royal palace following the Christian conques...
Seville city guide

Ibiza city guide

Ibiza city guide
Ibiza, the island of Balearic Islands and its capital, which goes under the same name but is also referred to as Ibiza Town, is the promised land of every horny European kid. Let me rephrase that: every horny European party person ever. It's hot, it's loud, it's colorful. Pure awesomeness...if you're young. The 90s and early 2000s were all about trance music. I still get goosebumps thinking about those times. Ibiza was trance culture incarnate; they call it EDM (electronic dance music) now. The administration is trying to transform Ibiza into a family-friendly destination. I don't think it's possible at this point. It will always remain a party island, heaven for visitors and hell for the locals. Crowds spend their days curing their hangover on numerous beaches. Nights are all about clubbi...
Ibiza city guide

Palma de Mallorca city guide

Palma de Mallorca city guide
Everyone heard about Mallorca, whether they wanted to or not. The hit song by Loft from the 90s has been covered and remixed more times that I could count. I remember those years, that island felt as unreachable as the moon, reserved only for the rich and famous. Palma de Mallorca was somewhere in the background. Most people didn't even know it's the capital; people didn't even bother leaving their hotel enclosures. Even my friends, relatively young people, went to Mallorca for a week and didn't even bother checking out the capital. Why would they? They had sandy beaches as far as the eye could see, drinks and the Mediterranean just outside of their lodging. The locals are rather annoyed by the tourists, sarcastically saying that Palma de Mallorca became a district of Berlin and the island...
Palma de Mallorca city guide

Marbella city guide

Marbella city guide
Marbella is a city and a playground for the rich and famous on the Spanish Costa del Sol in the Andalusia region. Crowded with B-class movie actors and "the new rich" Marbella is not much more than a resort, a pretty face with nothing between the ears. That's okay; some people like to spend their time away from home, sunbathing on a beach while sipping on a Piña colada, or playing golf, or clubbing during warm Mediterranean nights. Milla de Oro (The Golden Mile) is the focal promenade of the area, the best clubs, boutiques, restaurants and out-of-this-world villas are located on that strip reaching west to Puerto Banús where the real money is docked at a yacht marina. That's pretty much it, yachts and villas, cocaine and caviar. [caption id="attachment_8807" align="alignleft" width="4...
Marbella city guide

Madrid city guide

Madrid city guide
Madrid stands for everything that a modern European capital should be all about: a rich cultural core with an entertaining nightlife outlining. It was built in 854, as one of many Muslim outposts that were supposed to protect the Iberian Peninsula from Christian re-conquest; it was called Magerit back then, derived from "majira" which means "water source" in Arabic. During early 14th century Madrid began to attract the wealthy and powerful of Spain, because of its localization in the center of the peninsula, but it was a pretty grim sight back then. People heard that the royal family was slowly settling there, so they followed the money, just to arrive to a huge mess. A hundred years later, Madrid started looking like a proper city, but only from a distance, towers and walls were built fro...
Madrid city guide

Barcelona city guide

Barcelona city guide
Three kinds of people visit Barcelona: architecture geeks, football fans and LSD enthusiasts. Slightly smaller than Madrid, also known as the one of the most vibrant harbours on the Mediterranean, the capital of Catalonia is a city of artists and procrastinators. Everything takes years to finish, everyone is always late and slightly pissed off. Barri Gothic is the heart of Barcelona, small, claustrophobic alleys and a huge cathedral. Catedral de la Santa Cruz y Santa Eulalia took three centuries to build, but it was clearly worth the effort. There's even a Well of Geese in its courtyard; those feathered little beasts caused many tourists an injury. Getting pecked by poultry isn't even the weirdest thing about Barcelona. That title belongs to Gaudi's mind-bending architecture. He was a pecu...
Barcelona city guide
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