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10 travel features tagged “History”

A journey deep inside Spain’s temple of cave art

Walk – and crawl – through El Castillo cave to see the 40,000-year-old painting that has scientists questioning the origins of human creativity.
Read more… 19 November 2014


Where is the seventh Celtic nation?

Galicia, an autonomous region on Spain’s rugged northwestern coast, is home to ancient relics, pagan myths and a vibrant, living history unlike anywhere else in the world.
22 January 2014


The ancient Spanish ritual of baby jumping

A centuries-old tradition held each June in the small town of Castrillo de Murcia involves jumping over mattresses of baptised infants to cleanse their original sin.
18 June 2013


Five European castles to stay in

Sleep in comfort behind stone walls in strongholds large and small, including a Scottish tower house, a French chateau and a Tuscan hamlet.
Read more… 22 March 2013


Beyond the Headlines

The mystery of Christopher Columbus’s legacy

Columbus’s personal timeline has been so enigmatic that both Seville, Spain and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic lay claim to the explorer’s remains.
Read more… 09 November 2012


Seville's threatened architectural heritage

From Roman ruins to Moorish minarets, the Spanish city offers visitors an incredible mix of architectural statements shaped by more than 1,300 years of history – for now.
Read more… 06 November 2012


The walled cities of Spain

Throughout the centuries, Spain has been the stage of many clashes between civilizations, with the constant battling leading to many cities being born as fortified strongholds.
30 August 2012


Five one-day excursions from Madrid

An hour away from Spain's capital city, historical castles, royal gardens and adventurous bullrings remain untouched by modernity.
Read more… 28 May 2012


Vintage Mallorca, Spain

View the spectacular Mediterranean beaches, castles and culture of the Balearic Island at the beginning of its tourism heyday.
11 May 2012


In Aragon, the villages time forgot

Nestled in the shadows of the Pyrenees Mountains, Spain’s stone-built pueblos seem unchanged since Fernando and Isabel reigned.
Read more… 29 June 2011


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