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Category: Spain

The Food of Arcos

There aren’t a lot of tourist sites to visit in Arcos and there’s not a lot on the way of…

Aleluya de Toros

Easter Sunday in Spain is a day of celebration. In some towns there are festivals, in others concerts, for the…

Los Olivos Hotel

I love this hotel so much. There are secret little doors and mysteries everywhere. — Niña on Los Olivos Hotel…

The White Towns

Arcos de la Frontera is one of the many pueblos blancos that pepper Southern Spain. White Towns are specific to…

La Cartuja

On our way to Arcos de la Frontera, we missed the turn off and found ourselves outside Jerez de la…

Sevilla to Arcos de la Frontera

A journey full of rain, sheep, farm land and abandoned buildings, the drive from Sevilla to Arcos de la Frontera…

Italica Tiles

Italica’s tiles are a lesson in the Greek and Roman Gods. And, after watching Percy Jackson Lightening Thief a thousand…

Italica Amphitheatre

It’s not a famous amphitheatre like the Colosseum or Pozzuoli. It’s not even listed on the list of top Roman…

Italica

To find Italica, you have to travel 12km outside of Sevilla to Santiponce. It’s rather difficult to find with rather…

The Alcázar of Seville

You could easily spend hours just wandering the Alcázar looking at intricate details, tiles, artefacts and architecture in this UNESCO…

Betis Street

Betis Street was one of the first areas that we found in Sevilla that was away from the tourist madness…

Views Atop the Sevilla Cathedral

When the cathedral is open, you can spend about half an hour and wind up your way up to the…

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