¡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!


day trip to montserrat

A day trip to Montserrat – Un día de lluvia en Barcelona – part 3.

1 About the “Un día de lluvia en Barcelona” series2 About Montserrat3 What to visit during your day trip to Montserrat3.1 Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey3.2 The Black Virgin in the Basilica of Montserrat3.3 The colorful candles on Cami de l’Ave Maria3.4 The facade of the Cathedral3.5 The contrast of nature & architecture3.6 Arches & …

Teruel exists

Teruel exists!

Yes, it does, and actually, I feel a bit uncomfortable to write like this about such a nice, friendly, culturally important, and architecture-wise super interesting and picturesque town, a capital of a province in Aragon. Also makes me a bit disappointed the fact that people have to be reminded that this area does exist and …

Discover Albarracín

Discover Albarracín, a great Mudejar town in Aragón, Spain

To discover Albarracín can be one of the best experiences in a Spanish tour. Albarracín is a walled town of just over a thousand inhabitants, but is probably the greatest example of a Mudejar town in Spain.  1 What is Mudejar? 2 Reasons to discover Albarracín  3 A bit of history of Albarracín4 How to arrive to …

perfect medieval village

The perfect medieval village: Montfalcó Murallat

Either if you are an expert in medieval villages or not, Montfalcó Murallat, the perfect medieval village will stun you. Montfalcó Murallat is authentic, real and unknown. Everybody likes Medieval villages and that makes them touristy and usually overcrowded. This is not happening in Montfalcó Murallat. The village dates from 11th Century in the Romanesque …

The Hungarian Queen of the Vallbona Abbey

1 About the Monastery of Santa Maria de Vallbona2 The Hungarian Queen of Aragon3 How to get to Vallbona de les Monges4 Where to stay in Vallbona de les Monges5 What to visit around Vallbona de les Monges About the Monastery of Santa Maria de Vallbona Vallbona Abbey, otherwise the Monastery of Santa Maria de Vallbona (Catalan: Santa …

reasons to visit the city of huesca

The city of Huesca – 10 reasons to visit the capital of Huesca province, in Aragon

Huesca is a city in north-eastern Spain, within the autonomous community of Aragon. It is also the capital of the Spanish province of the same name and of the comarca of Hoya de Huesca. In 2009 it had a population of 52,059, almost a quarter of the total population of the province. The city is one of the smallest provincial capitals in Spain, but you …

More than a Roman aqueduct – 10 reasons to visit Segovia city

Once they announced that we would be allowed to leave Catalonia again, after 6 months of municipal, county-wise, provincial, regional and whatever completely non-sense territorial lockdowns – exactly as of the day of 12th of May, 2021, which in my opinion should be a public holiday as of now, when people again could have access …

History, literature and some more reasons to go to Salamanca

Probably you have heard about this old Spanish city before, but if you are reading this article maybe you are looking for reasons to go to Salamanca. Here we will discover 10 reasons to go to the most famous University City in Spain.  Salamanca is a historical town, with an incredible heritage and a vivid …

what to do on a rainy day in barcelona

What to do on a rainy day in Barcelona?! Un día de lluvia en Barcelona – part 2.

This article is the second chapter of the “Un día de lluvia en Barcelona” series. We would like to give you some ideas about what people could do on a rainy day in Barcelona city. The plan is to provide you with a complete itinerary for a day when the weather is not that pleasant, …


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