Here you will find a round trip around Spain, which includes many of the main locations you should not miss in a complete visit to the country. We started from Barcelona, driving through Calatayud, Toledo, via exploring several locations in Andalusía, down to Gibraltar, on the way back on the Costa del Sol, and back up to north via the coast.

As you might know our mission is to share something relevant, something authentic, something real, something cool, something interesting, something personal & something different, via our travel stories & images. We are focusing on ideas from local sources, giving tips that are usually unknown for travelers and foreigners, guides to secret places which only the guy from the given neighborhood could know about, to the hidden picturesque view, with recommending everything besides the obvious: the local real feel, the adventure of discovering the unknown, the authenticity, culinary guide to the meals that locals are really cooking and eating at home, and much more. Hope you will read our articles from our round trip around Spain, feel inspired and enjoy the journey, as much as we do!

Girona – Vuelta a España, a Spanish tour. Part XV.

This an article about Girona, a medieval city in the North of Catalonia you can not miss in a Spanish route.  Anna: Girona is located 99 km northeast of Barcelona city. It’s an ideal destination for a day-trip, but even for a weekend, it provides us with many interesting and historical places to visit. And …

Nerja – The jewel of Costa del Sol – Vuelta a España, a Spanish tour. Part XII.

This is an article about Nerja, an authentic gem in the Andalusian Mediterranean coast you should not miss in a visit to Spain. Anna: We were already on the road for many days, and unfortunately, the time came to turn into home-direction, and from Sevilla to decide which road we are taking to head back …


Sevilla 2. – A bike tour plan, under the Andalusian sun – Vuelta a España, a Spanish tour. Part XI.

This is an article about a bike tour in Sevilla, a very interesting way of visiting the capital of Andalucia. Dani: Something I really like from Sevilla is to have breakfast outside under the sun. Coffee with milk and toasted bread with high-quality oil and ham. That is possible to get all-around Spain if you …

Sevilla 1. – “¡Hombre, dame vino de naranja o por la sombra!” – Vuelta a España, a Spanish tour. Part X.

Anna: We were driving from Jerez to Sevilla direction, it’s not more than 100 km distance, you can easily take it in 1 and half hour maximum. But it was crazy warm. Yes, yes everyone has an idea of summertime. And personally me, I love summer, I love hot weather, the neverending days, spending almost …


Jerez de la Frontera – Vuelta a España, a Spanish tour. Part IX.

When I thought about Jerez de la Frontera, motorbike races, horsemanship and Fino wines came to my mind. Dani: But it is much more than that. We arrived from Sevilla to Jerez in the afternoon. We had booked a room in front of the Cathedral de San Salvador de Jerez, so we did not expect …

Gibraltar Besides the Obvious

Gibraltar – Vuelta a España, a Spanish tour. Part VII.

It was a very normal morning in La Línea de la Concepción, neither hot nor cold. The sky was partially cloudy but you could guess that the sun could rise harder later in the day. The streets of the city had little traffic until he got visual contact with the sea. It is there where …


Setenil de las Bodegas. Life under the rocks – Vuelta a España, a Spanish tour. Part V.

Our next stop happened to be in Setenil de las Bodegas. If you have never heard of this place, first just take a look to its photos, incredible! Most likely you wouldn’t doubt either, especially since it was on our way, that of course we couldn’t have missed this place out. Anna: We arrived in …

Casares Besides the Obvious

Espejo & Casares – Vuelta a España, a Spanish tour. Part IV.

This is an article about two amazing towns in Andalucia: Espejo and Casares. Anna: During those days I was in a big preparation and in a secret planning mood. We were already on the go for several days, and we still had many kilometres ahead of us. The lovely reason of my excitement was that …

Windmills La Mancha Besides the Obvious

Travel to Quijote windmills on the giants land – Vuelta a España, a Spanish tour. Part III.

It was one of my favourite books, as a kid. Luckily it is part of the Hungarian education system as a mandatory read, so this is how I had met first time with this amazing story. And later I re-read it again, it was not an obligation anymore, not for homework, just for my own …

Toledo Besides the Obvious

Toledo – Vuelta a España, a Spanish tour. Part II.

Anna: We have decided to continue our trip into Toledo’s direction. Of course, you might have heard before about Toledo, so did I, but till that moment I haven’t had the chance to visit. And frankly (and sadly) speaking I didn’t know much about this city, that right after our visit I closed into my …

Dear Traveller, hope you liked the latest article from Besides the Obvious! If you would not like to miss any of our travel stories, destination ideas, vacation plans, holiday inspirations, do not forget to subscribe here!

en English
%d bloggers like this: