Guide to RONDA – a White Gem in the Skies

Located on a mountaintop above the El Tajo gorge, the village of Ronda is truly a white gem in the bluest skies over Andalusia.

Renata Green looking at the Puente Nuevo in Ronda
If my arms were just a little bit longer, I could have touched the iconic Puente Nuevo standing on the balcony in front of my room.

You’ll find her in the Málaga province somewhere between her grand and famous Andalusian sisters. Yet, this little precious gem full of ancient beauty shimmers at least as mesmerizingly as the big shots.

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Guide to CADIZ – the oldest city in Europe

I’m so happy to guide you to Cadiz, according to archeological founds, not only the oldest city in Spain but in all of Europe.

However, it’s difficult to define the date of its founding as there were no written records at past times. According to historians, Phoenician traders founded Cádiz as their first settlement in Europe over 3,000 years ago.

Panoramic view of Cadiz, oldest city in Europe
A picturesque old town, bathed by the Atlantic Ocean.

Yet, at the same time, it’s one of my personal favorites in modern Spain – due to its charming and laid-back atmosphere.

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Guide to JEREZ de la FRONTERA – Flamenco, Carthusians, And Sherry Wine

In this guide, I’m taking you on four different routes through Jerez to noble palaces, majestic Carthusians, and golden sherry wine – or where do you think the city got its name from?!

Training of a Carthusian in Jerez de la Frontera
Two of Jerez’s icons: Carthusians and one of the most famous Sherry Bodegas.
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Guide to SEVILLE – Three Days Right Where Andalusia’s Heart is Beating to the Rhythm of Flamenco

This is a guide to the enigmatic and sultry city of Seville where in three days, you’ll find out where Andalusia’s heart is beating to the rhythm of flamenco.

Flamenco Dancer in Seville seen during Three Days in Seville Andalusia
As fierce’n’fiery as legendary opera persona Carmen: Flamenco dancer at the Plaza de España.

No wonder that apart from Bizet’s Carmen more than 150 operas – like Verdi’s Don Carlos and – you probably guessed so – Rossini’s Barber of Seville – were set in scenic Seville.

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One Week in MALLORCA – Guide to the Island’s Mesmerizing Hideouts

If you believe that Mallorca is just this tacky party island, you definitely need my guide on how to see the island’s most mesmerizing hideouts in just one week.

One Week Mallorca Hideouts: An old gentleman walking down an alley in Fornalutx.
Mallorca off the beaten paths far away from the partying crowds.
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Best STREET ART in PALMA de MALLORCA

A couple of weeks ago, I’ve introduced Palma de Mallorca as a beautiful and vibrant city, however, I skipped an essential aspect, namely, the ingenious street art that looks back at a long tradition.

Bronze sculpture Usagi Kannon by Swiss-Japanese artist Leiko Ikemura at the Parc de la Mar in Palma de Mallorca
The bronze sculpture Usagi Kannon by Swiss-Japanese artist Leiko Ikemura decorates the Parc de la Mar until August 2021.

Actually, no beautiful and energetic city is complete without some ingenious and vigorous street art, right?

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MALLORCA – the best easy hikes

Yes, Mallorca does have beautiful beaches, but since the hinterland is not to be missed, follow my footsteps on some of the best – and at the time very easy – hikes.

Renata Green on a hike from Port d'Andratx to Sant Elm
Quite a view, right?!
However, the artsy effects on the background are due to my stupid phone.
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FORNALUTX – the Most Delightful Village in the Tramuntana Mountains

There are many intriguing settlements on the island of Mallorca, however, Fornalutx is definitely the most delightful village – located in the heart of the Tramuntana ridge close to the Puig Mayor, the island’s highest mountain.

Stairs in the center of Fornalutx
Brick by brick, stone by stone: Fornalutx architecture is incredibly beautiful.

With its winding streets, narrow stairs, and picturesque stone houses, the village is an architectural gem. The moment you get there, you’ll understand why Fornalutx has already been named Spain’s most beautiful village twice!

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