Best museums to visit (and avoid) in Barcelona

Barcelona remains a popular European destination, and for good reason. It caters to most tastes, combining big-city entertainment and culture with sun, sea and sand. What it also has in strong supply are museums and galleries. During the two months I spent in the city this summer I had ample opportunity to check some of … Continue reading Best museums to visit (and avoid) in Barcelona

Searching for Granada’s Jewish History

Granada’s Realejo district, the old Jewish quarter, is a vibrant neighbourhood full of winding streets, pretty balconies and interesting street art. Once home to the city's Jewish population, it was here that we began our quest for an insight into the complex and multifarious history of Jews in Granada. We stopped first at the Centro … Continue reading Searching for Granada’s Jewish History

Mountains, Villages and Stunning Cities: Further Journeys around Cádiz Province

One of Andalucia’s ‘pueblos blancos’ (white villages), Algodonales sits beneath the Sierra de Lijar, just north of Grazalema Natural Park. The village’s main plaza is fronted by a large church, La Iglesia de Santa Ana, built in the 18th century; surrounded by bars and cafes, it is the social centre of Algodonales and is a … Continue reading Mountains, Villages and Stunning Cities: Further Journeys around Cádiz Province

Málaga to Cádiz; or, Spanish travel for OAPs

After leaving Brian’s place in Pizarra, we spent another weekend in Málaga before meeting up with my parents in their motorhome. We’d enjoyed Málaga on our first trip and decided we fancied some more sightseeing, tapas and churros, and as Brian needed to go to the hardware store in Málaga he kindly gave us a … Continue reading Málaga to Cádiz; or, Spanish travel for OAPs