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VALENCIA’S TYPICAL FESTIVALS

28 Mar 2016

 

fallas en valenciaLAS FALLAS

This is undoubtedly the most important holiday for the people of Valencia. It takes place between 15 and March 19 each year and is listed as festival of International Tourist Interest. Las Fallas are synonymous of fire, but we will explain a bit more:

Las Fallas refer to artistic constructions made of paper, cardboard, wood, plaster and currently also with styrofoam. These figures are called “ninots” and usually represent satirical figures (teasing politicians or celebrities). An intense work of artists and artisans (carpenters and sculptors) who spend months to build these impressive figures that can measure more than 30 meters high.

The word “falla” comes from the Latin Leer más »

Top 6 cheapest Spanish courses in Spain

5 Mar 2016

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Is it possible to study Spanish language in Spain without spending a fortune? Yes!

Some people still think that studying languages abroad is accessible only for the well-to-do ones. Over the past couple of years more and more language learners have decided to spend some weeks/months abroad and attend a language course there. As a result many new language schools have emerged and the old ones have adapted their offer. All this to become more accessible to a broader public.

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Christmas in Spain

19 Dec 2015

Overall, the Christmas traditions in Spain, except for some characteristics listed below, are similar to the rest of Europe as for Christmas dinner, family reunions and gifts.

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Christmas officially begins on December 24th but unofficially Spaniards open the Christmas period on December 22nd with the draw of the Christmas lottery.

Why is the Christmas lottery so important and famous?

We will give you some data: average Spaniard spends on this particular lottery 50 euros every year. The draw achieved up to 50% of audience share (only football finals reach this figure). Also, about 2500 million euros Leer más »

Siele: The first international certificate of Spanish is born

8 Jul 2015

sieleWhat is the Siele exam?

This is the only international exam that is able to certify your level of fluency in Spanish.

Literally: International Assessment Service of the Spanish Language (Siele – Servicio Internacional de Evaluación de la Lengua Española).

What is the purpose?

There are around 550 million Spanish speakers in the world (this includes more than 21 million of students who learn Spanish as a second language), yet there has been no  internationally recognised examination to certify proficiency in the language.

That is why, SIELE has been created to enable to determine a student’s Spanish skills, and can be administered practically in any point of the planet.

It is a fruit of a collaboration of the Cervantes Institute and the National Leer más »

Holy Week in Spain / A unique experience

11 Mar 2015
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Come and discover these unique, truly Spanish, traditions during the Holy Week preceding Easter. They are real signs of Spanish identity and display an extraordinary cultural wealth that will stay in your memory for a long time.

In Spain almost 70% of the population are Catholics and the country has got a strong Christian tradition. During one of the weeks of April, Catholics celebrate Easter

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Way of St. James – Camino de Santiago

21 Feb 2015

monte do gozo camino santiagoProclaimed first European Cultural Route by the Council of Europe in 1987, the Camino de Santiago is the route taken by pilgrims from around the world to reach the city of Santiago de Compostela. Legend holds that St. James’s remains were carried by boat from Jerusalem to northern Spain where he was buried on what is now the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

The earliest records of visits to the shrine dedicated to St. James at Santiago de Compostela date from the 9th century. The pilgrimage to the shrine Leer más »

Visiting Spain in winter? Of course!

26 Dec 2014

Here are some facts that make Spain an ideal winter destination. Whether you are looking for snow and winter sports or just on the contrary, some sunny beaches and mild, warm temperatures, Spain has it all! These are our suggestions:

ENJOY THE SNOW

sierra-nevada_spain_ibericaIn Spain there are more than 33 ski resorts spread throughout the country. Quality snow and many hours of sun in winter make it ideal for the ski lovers, both beginners and also the experienced ones.

Put your coat and boots on, grab the snowboard or skis and start sliding down the snowy slopes of Spain, the second most mountainous country in Europe.

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