Spain Explained

A guide for foreigners on every aspect of safe property ownership in Spain

Posts filtered by spain autonomous communities

5 of the best Barcelona tips for a spectacular city break

Barcelona tips cityscape sagrada familia eixample

Barcelona has long been a fashionable destination that attracts tourists of all ages and interests from around the world. This article offers 5 excellent Barcelona tips intended to show some of the city’s finest museums, districts and other attractions. Barcelona has a reputation for a rebellious nature, especially among other Spanish cities, due to many […]

Exploring Córdoba

Most people who are wanting to explore Spain will visit its major cities of Barcelona, Madrid, Seville and Granada. Each one is special and different and provides examples of Spain’s rich past. But if you want to travel to somewhere a little different that has a wealth of history behind it then you wouldn’t go […]

A quick guide to what’s happening in Catalonia

National borders have a lot to answer for.  Countries continue to battle over where the lines are drawn and who gets to fly the flag. But who should decide what belongs to whom? The issue has been carefully documented in both Britain and Spain recently. With the potential secession of Scotland, came a rethink for […]

Where to go in Alicante

Have you ever been guilty of not visiting the places on your doorstep? It can often happen that where you live is the place you’re least likely to fully explore. For example, it’s all too easy for Alicante just to become a stepping stone on the way to somewhere else. You travel to Alicante to […]

Valencia – something for everyone

Valencia has had some bad press. Most people now have heard about the extravagant years when money was no object and bizarre buildings and projects were springing up all over the city. But to only see Valencia in this light is to do it an injustice. The buildings might be outlandish but the times were […]


The variety of landscape in Spain as you travel from one region to another never fails to amaze me. From the greenery of the north to the deserts of the south, you’ve got every shade in between. The southern province of Almería is certainly inspiring with its landscape of mountains, semi-desert areas and spectacular coastline.There […]



Famous for its palm trees and shoes, Elche in the Valencian community has much more to recommend it. In fact, so much so that it has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. One of the reasons for this award is the Misteri d’Elx or the religious plays that are performed during August. The plays […]


There are many interesting and historic cities to visit in Spain. One of the oldest and most beautiful ones is the city of Cartagena. It’s combination of dramatic history and culture mean that it has something for everyone. The city was founded by the Carthaginians, who named it Quart Hadast in the year 227 a.d. […]

The autonomous regions of Spain

It can be difficult for the newly arrived in Spain to get to grips with the number of different laws and what can seem to be a never-ending battle with bureaucracy here. The arrangements for many aspects of life are perhaps complicated by the fact that it’s not only Spain that makes decisions about what […]