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Recreativo de Huelva – Spain’s Oldest Football Club
Recreativo de Huelva – Spain’s Oldest Football Club

Recreativo de Huelva – Spain’s Oldest Football Club

Do you know which is the oldest football club in Spain? It may surprise you to know that the answer is Real Club Recreativo de Huelva in the southwest of Andalucia. They were founded on 23 December 1889, a decade…

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…

El Fondo and the end of the Civil War
El Fondo and the end of the Civil War

El Fondo and the end of the Civil War

The tiny village of El Fondó (El Hondón – not to be confused with other nearby towns with similar names) is located around 50km inland from the city of Alicante. Don’t be fooled by its size, a huge part of…

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