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Guernica: An Icon of Cubist Style

12 Jan 2015 / 0 Comments / in Blog

Created by Pablo Picasso to be part of the Spanish Pavilion at the International Exposition in Paris in 1937, Guernica is without a doubt one of the great paintings of the modern world. Considered by some as the single-most important artwork of the 20th century, Guernica is an accurate depiction of the Spanish Civil War. Pablo Picasso’s motivation […]

Tapas: A Sophisticated Art Form

23 Aug 2013 / 0 Comments / in Blog

Tapas are the backbone of Spanish cuisine and one of the biggest trends in global cuisine of the last decade. Strictly speaking, tapas refer to wide variety of appetizers, or snacks. Legend has it that King Alfonso X ordered Castilian bar owners not to serve alcohol unless it was accompanied by food in order to avoid drunkenness. Today, […]

The Partal: A Pearl Set In Emeralds

01 May 2013 / 0 Comments / in Blog

Located in Granada, Spain, the Alhambra is a palace and fortress complex (originally constructed as a fortress in 889 and converted into a royal palace in 1333 by Yusuf I, Sultan of Granada). Amongst its many buildings, “The Partal”, which means portico, is one of the most important of those that belonged to the magnates […]

Sexy Seville Turns Into A Catwalk

18 Apr 2013 / 0 Comments / in Blog

For nearly five centuries, lay religious groups throughout the Spanish-speaking world have staged elaborate public processions commemorating the events of Christ’s passion during Holy Week. Extremely popular in Spain, these processions are led by the “cofradías” (confraternities). A confraternity is normally a Roman Catholic or Orthodox organisation of lay people created for the purpose of […]

Modern & Sleek: Hotel Atlántico

17 Apr 2013 / 0 Comments / in Blog

Originally opened in 1929 in the beautiful city of Cádiz, Spain, the Hotel Atlántico (a.k.a Parador de Cádiz), reopened its doors once again last September after a massive renovation, right on time to welcome all country representatives attending the Iberoamerican Summit 2012. (I was told King Juan Carlos I of Spain stayed here). This emblematic […]