Limonada and Light: Cures for a Rainy Semana Santa in Leon

By Rhiannon Ashcroft

The majesty of a sunny Leon procession.

Semana Santa, like most Spanish fiestas, is predominately celebrated outdoors: excitable crowds... Read More

Semana Santa in Castilla: Traditional Easter Torrijas

By Beatriz Torres

A typical Castilian kitchen for a typical Castilian Easter dessert

Torrijas are probably the most popular Spanish dessert during Lent and Easter where I come from.... Read More

Pingüinos Motorcycle Festival, Valladolid

By Callie Taylor

“Pinguino” motorcycle festival attendees fill a wintery Plaza Zorilla in Valladolid, Castilla y Leon

Every second weekend of January, rain or shine, the Castilian... Read More

Habeis ganado? Que si, hombre

by Alissa Greenberg


Palencia Calle Mayor by night.

A year and a half after arriving in Spain, I still remember a comment one of the American consuls made... Read More

Photo of the Week: A Segovian Fountain


One of many elaborate fountains in the La Granja de San Ildenfonso palace gardens outside Segovia, Castilla y Leon. The fountains lie dormant most of the time and are only turned on for special... Read More

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