What are the best cities to visit in Spain? We will show you!

What are the best cities to visit in Spain? We will show you!

Spain is a country with a long history, a manifold culture and plenty of beautiful places to visit. We know it can be hard to decide, where to go. Especially, as almost all Spanish cities possess this typical traditional flair, for which Spain became famous.   But do not worry, we created a short list of the best cities to visit in Spain in order to help you choosing the right one for your next holiday in Spain. Of course, these are just thought as an inspiration to the question “What are the best cities to visit in Spain?” and do not claim to be complete.         The best cities to visit in Spain   Madrid Madrid is the capital of Spain and with 3.2 million urban and 6.5 million metropolitan inhabitants also the third-largest city in the European Union. Here you can lose yourself visiting many popular landmarks such as the Gran Vía, the Cervantes Monument on the Plaza de España, the Prado National Museum and the well-kept, gigantic park El Retiro. It is also home to the Royal Palace of Madrid, the official residence of the Royal Spanish Family and to two football clubs, Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid, that are famous all over the world. Enjoy exciting days discovering the city and have fun in the vibrating nightlife full of bars, clubs and events!      Barcelona Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, the second-largest city of Spain and the largest metropolis belonging to the region of the Mediterranean Sea with more than 1.6 million inhabitants within the city limits. In Barcelona you can...
The 12 grapes for New Year’s Eve in Tenerife

The 12 grapes for New Year’s Eve in Tenerife

Have you ever spend the time of the end of the year in Spain and wondered, why everybody is so keen to get grapes? Supermarkets and fruit shops are full of them, even offering special packages of 12 grapes. But why?   Why do we eat the 12 grapes for New Year’s Eve in Tenerife? The tradition has its origins in the late 19th century in Spain and spread from there to countries in Latin America, in Tenerife it was first reportedly realized in 1903. It consists of starting the New Year in a superstitious way: if you can manage to eat 12 grapes with every stroke of the clock in the first 12 seconds of the new year, you will be lucky. Every grape represents one of the 12 months, so that you better do not skip even one. In Spain it is usually the clock of the Puerta del Sol in Madrid, which is in the center of attention. People gather in front of it and television channels stream it to almost every household in Spain. In the Canary Islands the 12 chimes are broadcasted one hour later, either from El Hierro, Gran Canaria or from the Basilica of Candelaria in Tenerife.   The attempt to eat 12 grapes in 12 seconds results often in a very funny and thrilling way to start the new year, especially if you try not to laugh or lose a grape on the way to your stomach. So you should try celebrating New Year’s Eve this time the Spanish way yourself, together with your family and friends. Let us give you...
You want to work in the sun? We tell you how to get a job in Spain

You want to work in the sun? We tell you how to get a job in Spain

Many people dream of living and working in Spain. Although there might always be personal, financial, political and economical reasons to consider, it is definitely not impossible to achieve! But how to get a job in Spain?   There are some things, you should have in mind before starting to organise your job search. In our daily life in Tenerife we often meet with people, who would have had an easier beginning if they would have known those facts, that can be summed up in three major advices. However we do want to emphasize: those advices are neither official, nor do we intend to give you a unfailing, complete guideline. We do not guarantee anything or promise you something. We just want to help you with some practical recommendations for your step into the Spanish labour market.   So, here they are, our advices about how to get a job in Spain: First – Be on the spot Depending on your profession and the desired field of work, it can be of big advantage to be already on location when searching for a job in Spain. Sure, there are people, who successfully manage to get a job in Spain, while still living in their country. But usually they tend to be the minority, as candidates from other nations often experience disadvantages when applying for a job. Besides the more difficult situation of getting to know the applicant personally, companies in Spain do not know, if you are really going to show up for the work. They are aware, that you will still have a big step to make, which...