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Manises – Valencia’s Ceramics Capital
Manises – Valencia’s Ceramics Capital

Manises – Valencia’s Ceramics Capital

Manises is a small town on the northwestern edge of Valencia, just a stone’s throw from the airport. Don’t go throwing too many stones though, as you are bound to damage some ceramics or tilework because the streets are just…

A History of Tourism in Alicante
A History of Tourism in Alicante

A History of Tourism in Alicante

I’m sure most people think that tourism in Alicante began with the package holiday boom in the 1970s. That is so far from the truth it is unbelievable. In fact, tourism has been alive and well in the city and…

Lanzarote Aeronautical Museum
Lanzarote Aeronautical Museum

Lanzarote Aeronautical Museum

Within the grounds of Lanzarote’s Arrecife airport lies a true hidden gem. The Aeronautical Museum is a must-do for anyone with an interest in aviation, and there’s more than enough to keep an ordinary traveller engaged for an hour or…

Walking the Via Verde (Agost)
Walking the Via Verde (Agost)

Walking the Via Verde (Agost)

All around Spain you will find a network of footpaths constructed along disused railway lines. These are known as Via Verdes or green routes. A short drive inland from Alicante is the town of Agost, well known for its craftsmen…

Chipiona and Spain’s Tallest Lighthouse
Chipiona and Spain’s Tallest Lighthouse

Chipiona and Spain’s Tallest Lighthouse

The town of Chipiona is set at the mouth of the Guadalquivir River in Andalucia. Its beaches are lovely and the town itself is worth a wander around, but the lighthouse is without a shadow of a doubt the dominant…

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