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¡Semana Santa!

Prepare to experience many 15th Century Spanish traditions during this Holy week of Semana Santa. Expect traditional costumes, a plethora of processions and a plenty of weirdly cool moments. The perfect way to fully immerse yourself in the culture and make the most of your Spanish language course. This guide will ensure you don’t miss […]

¡Las Fallas!

Each year Valencia celebrates the passing of winter to spring with a week-long celebration known as Las Fallas. Expect the best oranges, fireworks, artwork, bonfires, petardos (street bombs) and street parties. This unique Spanish festival is renowned for its fallas; giant yet beautiful papier mâché figures, with many holding hilarious satirical messages, while others are […]

Marmitako – The Spanish One Pot Wonder!

 Marmitako – The Spanish One Pot Wonder!Marmita translates as ‘pot’ or ‘casserole’ in Basque, while the suffix ko is the genitive case, meaning marmitako literally translates as ‘from the pot’! What comes ‘from the pot’ is a delicious Spanish stew made from tuna and potatoes. Before this dish gained recognition in the Spanish kitchens as […]

Top 6 Public Libraries in Madrid, Spain

El RetiroBiblioteca Pública Municipal Eugenio TríasAddress: Paseo Fernán Núñez, 24, Madrid, SpainOpened in 2013, and yes you guessed it within the famously beautiful Parque de El Retiro of Madrid. This predominantly glass library is one of the most stunning in Spain. Dedicated to the Spanish philosopher Eugenio Trías, the library is home to a large […]

Visit to the ‘Glissando’ Guitar Spanish School

Academia Contacto, the best Spanish Language School planned a lovely excursion to the factory one of Spain’s most prestigious pride and joys, the guitar! It was a unique experience to see the process of Spanish guitar making. We learned about the history of the guitars, and how they played an important role in shaping the […]