Santiago’s Festival de Músicas Contemplativas in Pictures

By Jeannette Kranick

During Semana Santa the narrow cobblestoned streets of Santiago de Compostela echo with the noise from dozens of Easter processions and ringing church bells.

The Esperanza Procession in Santiago old town.

 

But Santiago offers more than... 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. Not only are they delicious; in many families, they have also become a tasty excuse to use old bread... Read More

Pirulines: The Traditional Cadiz Easter Sweet

By Elizabeth Meravi

Pirulines, the popular Cadiz Easter snack

 

In Cádiz city, vendor carts abound in the tiny streets during Easter week. Generally, they go where the action is (which makes them useful for procession-spotting), waiting until the last possible... Read More

48 Hours in Linares (Jaén) for the Frugal Foodie

By Hannah Hawkinberry

A caña and slice of Spanish omelette (tortilla) are delicious together.

Whether you’re planning your first trip around Andalucía or you’re a seasoned Spain explorer, chances are you haven’t heard of, let alone visited, Linares. The place certainly... Read More

Photo of the Week: Afternoon snack; Úbeda, Andalucia.

A classic afternoon snack– crackers, jamon (cured ham), a glass of wine, and a cup of beer in a hidden corner of the old town,  Úbeda, Andalucia.

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48 Hours in Santiago de Compostela: Food and Drink

By Jeanette Kranick

There is an old joke in Santiago de Compostela that makes gentle fun of the visitors that have flocked here for more than a thousand years. It features a tourist asking how to find the cathedral, and the punch line translates loosely to: “Just look up, doofus!” Visit Santiago, and you’ll understand– the ancient stone building towers over the rest of the skyline, its tall towers and intricate... Read More

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