What to do or see near Cordoba or Jaen? If you're already gonna be there, make sure to save a day to visit an off-the-beaten-path, gem-of-a-destination: Santa Elena. It is a little village in Spain between Andalucia and Castile-La Mancha. It was a random stop, 4 hours drive from Jerez, and a little hop over … Continue reading Between the cross and the half moon… but where the *heck is Santa Elena?
So, you plan to have a unique cultural experience for your Easter in Spain (Holy Week/Semana Santa). Here's what to expect whether you are going to be in Jerez de la Fronterra or anywhere else in Spain, particularly the big towns in Andalucia this Easter week (14-21 April this year) or at some point in … Continue reading What not to miss, to expect and to do during Easter in Spain?
What memorable family things to do with kids in Spain during the Holy Week (Semana Santa)? If you are here, you cannot miss it--the religious processions all week long. . . everywhere! In Andalucia such nazarenos (penitents') parades are apparently much more glamorous than in the northern parts of Spain. In Jerez de la Frontera, … Continue reading Easter in Spain: a unique cultural experience for the family