One of the biggest examples of the Spanish creativity is the celebration of “Las Fallas de Valencia” where they celebrate the end of winter and beggining of spring. It is also related to the celebration of Saint Joseph held on March 19 th in Spain. Valencia is the most important city in the eastern mediterranean
Nowadays Valentine’s day (14th of February) is celebrated in lots of countries around the world, although it is not a public holiday in most of them. People celebrate this day diferent ways. Some couples enjoy romantic dinners, others give each other small presents like greeting cards, chocolates, jewelry or flowers, especially roses. This is a
Hello, there! Next February 7th 2016 starts the joyful Carnival(written “Carnaval” in Spanish, Portuguese, French, German and Dutch and “Carnevale” in Italian). There are many theories about the word carnival. It has two parts: carni (in latin “carne” it means either meat or flesh) and val (in latin “vale” that means bye). As a summary,
Spanish Tapas Madrid wants to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. As 2015 is ending we want to thank our clients for your trust and for the very good reviews in Trip Advisor. Let the magic of these days fill your life with happiness and joy. 2016 is going to be
The Iberian ham, the socalled “Jamón Ibérico” by the Spaniards, is the best Spanish Ham. The Iberian ham is one of the most complete, healthy and delicious meats you will find in the Spanish diet. The top quality Spanish ham comes under the name of “Jamón Ibérico de Bellota” and that’s the one I want
Christmas in Spain is lived in many different ways depending mainly of each family’s customs. What’s common is that we take the opportunity to be with the family . The Christmas Eve dinner , lunch on Christmas Day , New Year’s Eve dinner or snack of Epiphany(6th of January) are occasions for encounter. From an
Doménikos Theotokópoulos, better known as “El Greco”, was born in 1541 in Candía(today Heraklion), Crete Island, which then belonged to the Republic of Venice. He was a Painter, Sculptor and Architech of the Spanish Renaissance. He was an innovating and very appreciated portraitist of the Spanish aristocracy, an ascetic Catholic Painter and a pioneer with
In Spain we had never celebrated the Halloween night. But it’s an ancient tradition in Hispanic Countries like Mexico. They call it the Day of the Dead and it’s celebrated on Nobember 2. This celebration is previous to Spanish Discovery of America. People dress up with customes and go in street processions.