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¡Bienvenidos, viajeros! Regardless of we are sharing travel stories from all over the world, one country has a special place in our hearts: España! Therefore we have created a collection – Spanish Travel Stories by Besides the Obvious – out of all the amazing places that we had the chance to visit so far in the Peninsula Iberica. 

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 Spanish Travel Stories, feel inspired and enjoy the journey, as much as we do!

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¡Olé! ¡Viva España!

 

Visiting the Guggenheim Museum

Visiting the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is a museum of modern and contemporary art designed by Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry, and located in Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain. The museum was inaugurated on 18 October 1997 by King Juan Carlos I of Spain, with an exhibition of 250 contemporary works of art. Built alongside the Nervion River, which runs through the city of Bilbao to the Cantabrian Sea, it is one of several museums belonging to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and features permanent and visiting exhibits of works by Spanish and international artists.

calella de palafrugell guide

Calella de Palafrugell – A romantic dream on Costa Brava

We had the chance to visit Calella de Palafrugell in winter, on a sunny day in December. Actually, winter here is like late spring in Eastern Europe. People still can have a bath in the sea. The sun is still strong enough to enjoy sunbathing. And the terraces are full of people ordering their tapas. Calella de Palafrugell is tiny, it’s not much more than a couple of cute streets. But let’s see now our complete Calella de Palafrugell guide in detail!

Empuriabrava the largest residential marina in Europe

Empuriabrava, the largest residential marina in Europe

We can find Empuriabrava in the Gulf of Roses, surrounded by the Natural Park of the Aiguamolls de l’Empordà. Empuriabrava, the largest residential marina in Europe has some 24 km of navigable waterways. The construction of Empuriabrava started in 1964 and completed in 1975. The town quickly became a tourist community. Nowdays, the town has more than 40 km of canals and a seasonal, summer population of around 80,000.

best things in roda de bera

To Roda de Berà with love & the 10 best things to explore around

Roda de Berà has a very special place in our heart. Since Besides the Obvious is based here for almost two years. During this time, and especially during the pandemic we had a lot of time to discover this picturesque village. By now we know almost every corner of it. So let’s review the 10 best things in Roda de Bera!

places to visit Madrid

Places to visit in Madrid. The most complete bucket list. 

Madrid doesn’t need a long introduction. Surely, since you click on this article you are looking for plans and spots, what to visit and what to do in the Spanish capital. Perfect, we are here to help. We present in this article the best places to visit in Madrid and the best experiences in this awesome Spanish city. Keep reading and check your chances. 

travel during a pandemic

Our top 20 places in 2021 – how & to where we were able to travel during the second year of Covid-19…

pandemic. Travelling was not easy in the beginning of 2021 either. The question and even the opportunity to travel during a pandemic was kind of impossible for the majority. Most of the countries were still in complete lockdown. Borders were closed, therefore we also focused on in-land travelling and kept exploring beautiful Spain. Later, during the year, when some of the borders opened, and the Covid passport finally appeared, we managed to have some very nice travels out of Spain & out of Europe as well. So let’s see the top 20 places that we were able to visit in 2021 during the second year of Covid-19.

view of Favàritx lighthouse on Menorca island. Perfect round trip Menorca

The best round trip on Menorca Island

Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Vandals, Arabs, Catalans and Aragonese, English, French and finally Spaniards again… The history of Menorca has been filled by countless cultures that have shaped it as it is. Quiet and beautiful, original and endearing. Stick around and read for a while with us so we are going to show you the best round trip on Menorca.

Weekend Itinerary Mallorca

One day in Palma de Mallorca

Let’s see the best places, coolest activities and cultural sites to visit during one day in Palma de Mallorca. If you have just one day, this article is for you. We have compiled a list that is possible to complete within one day in Palma de Mallorca. So let’s go!

Weekend Itinerary Mallorca

The perfect weekend itinerary on the island of Mallorca

Mallorca, the Balearic dream, the idyllic island of everyone’s bucket list, the Mediterranean treasure. We could continue saying nice things about this pearl on the sea, as the list is kind of endless. Regardless of all the over-crowded, and spoiled holiday resorts, Mallorca is still breathtakingly beautiful! We tried to summarise the must-see sites and the unmissable spots for you, so let’s see the perfect weekend itinerary on the island of Mallorca.

The perfect roundtrip in Rioja

Have you ever dreamt about a trip where the distances are short and fun huge? Medieval old towns, beautiful landscapes and the best Spanish wine in tapas bars. If that sounds good to you, here you have the best route: The perfect roundtrip in Rioja.  1 The best itinerary in Rioja2 Briones: the rural delight2.1 …

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