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A Quick List of the Best Tapas Bars in Granada

Tapas bars hopping and eating well are a way of life in Granada, where everything moves at a leisurely pace and is meant to be savored. It’s an exciting discovery to sample the region’s traditional dishes and marvel at the simplicity and depth of flavors in Spanish cuisine. Weaving in and out of tapas bars,…

7 Amazing Markets in Porto that You Need to Check Out

A city’s markets can tell you so much about the way its local residents eat, cook, shop, and go about their daily lives. Porto is no exception, and this city in northern Portugal has many bustling marketplaces to discover. Whether you prefer to browse for souvenirs, check out the latest fashion trends, or sample the…

Spanish Wine by Region Series: Wines of País Vasco

País Vasco, or Basque Country, is a region in northern Spain known for its independent spirit, delicious pintxos, and fun-loving people. One thing that it’s not known well for is its wine, a tradition that has been a part of the region’s identity for centuries. As we move along with our Spanish Wine by Region…

Spanish Coffee Culture: When, Where, and What to Drink

There’s just something so comforting about starting your day off with a perfect cup of coffee. For many, it’s not just a way to wake up, but a morning ritual that brings comfort and calm. However, in Spanish coffee culture, a cup of joe isn’t limited to just the early hours. If you’re a true…

6 of Our Favorite Spots to Eat Pastéis de Nata in Lisbon

No trip to Lisbon is complete without eating a pastéis de nata (or a few!). These Portuguese egg custard tarts are the perfect anytime-snack and really satisfy any sweet cravings you may have. While you can easily find them all over the city, we’ve rounded up 6 of our favorite places to eat pastéis de…

7 of Our Favorite Cafés with the Best Coffee in Barcelona

In recent years, the specialty coffee scene has been making itself known in Barcelona, one trendy café at a time. As we’ve mentioned before, Spanish coffee, in the classic torrefacto style, leaves something to be desired for those who didn’t grow up drinking this burnt, slightly sweet coffee. However, a number of coffee lovers and…

Spain in a Bowl: The Ultimate Authentic Gazpacho Recipe

The southern region of Spain, Andalucía, is a magical place that is revered for its sunshine, vibrant culture, and unbeatable cuisine. The home of tapas, flamenco, and bullfighting, Andalucía is the birthplace of so many iconic pieces of Spanish culture. This includes some of the country’s most popular dishes, including gazpacho andaluz. Chances are you’ve…

Small Bites: 5 of Our Favorite Montaditos in Seville

Seville is the home of tapas, small plates, and little bites to share. While typical tapas like patatas bravas and Spanish omelet usually steal the show, montaditos need to be on your radar, too! These little sandwiches are small in size, but really hit the spot when it comes to flavor. Every tapas bar has…

How to Create a Fun and Tasty Spanish Cheese Board

If you’re looking for the perfect thing to bring to your next potluck or dinner party, a scrumptious charcuterie board is just the thing. Salty meats and cheeses, sweet fruits and jams, and crusty bread and crackers really hit the spot in the most perfect way. Here are some tips for what to include on…

Where to See Thrilling and Authentic Flamenco in Málaga

Flamenco is at the heart of Spanish culture. It’s more than just music or dancing, it’s something that you experience with all of your senses. You’ll find some of the best flamenco in Andalucía, the region that includes cities like Málaga, Seville, and Granada. To experience the passion of flamenco in Málaga, here are 5…

7 Varieties of Spanish Vermouth that are Love at First Sip

Vermouth is making a comeback in Spain, and for a good reason. This isn’t the bottle of liquor that you remember your parents had on hand to make cocktails occasionally. Spanish vermouth stands out on its own, bursting with complexity and flavor. In cities like Madrid, Barcelona, and others, vermouth bars showcase some of the…

The Best Places to Eat in Madrid on a Backpacker’s Budget

Madrid is a culinary delight to for travelers to discover, from its traditional Spanish cuisine and tapas to its international and modern fare. There’s so much to eat, smell, and sample in the city’s tapas bars, restaurants, and food markets. However, travelers on a budget needn’t fear that they can’t get a taste of the…

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