23 Jun 2020


Cádiz is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Western Europe, with archaeological remains dating back 3100 years.  Founded by the Phoenicians, it was the trading port with the Americas during the 18th and 19th centuries.

This famous spot in the Casco Antiguo (the older part of Cádiz is within the remnants of the city walls and is commonly referred to as the Old Town) it is an old school restaurant and tapas bar (the name means house of Lard!).

It is steeped in history and its walls are like an atmospheric art gallery from a bygone age, covered with various bullfighting memor...

23 Jan 2019


Top picture by London photographer Raquel Winn

You can view and buy some of Raquel's photos here at Saatchi Art    www.saatchiart.com/raquelwinn

For the cheaper pocket head to Bar Costa in Santa Gertrudis de Fruitera a village in the centre of the island.

There are around 16 restaurants set around the village church in this lovely spot with a vibrant hippy feel where it's a great place to while a few hours away in the interesting little shops and nooks and crannies.

On a Sunday there is likely to be a church procession.

And locals and tourists attending the Sunday service.

Just off the main squ...

1 Aug 2016

Sanlúcar de Barrameda (or simply Sanlúcar) is a city in the north-west of Cádiz province, part of the autonomous community of Andalucía in southern Spain. Sanlúcar is located on the left bank at the mouth of the Guadalquivir Riveropposite the Doñana National Park.

Sanlúcar de Barrameda is one of Spain's three better-known sherry-producing towns. (The other two are Jerez de la Frontera, for which sherry is named, and El Puerto de Santa María.)

Although a seaside town, Sanlúcar de Barrameda is also home to the oldest horse races in Spain and some of the oldest inEurope. The races take place just before sunset along the...

1 Mar 2016


This boisterous bar, right in the historical city centre, next to the Alcazaba is one of the most famous bars in Malaga.

El Pimpi is mentioned in every tourist guide imaginable.

Despite having a reputation of being a tourist hotspot, this restaurant has managed to maintain the quality of its food for which it first became famous. It is also very well-priced.

The place is an interesting maze like building with a series of rooms with different styles and cultural experiences.

Photo: @thebluecolourofthesky

 They serve excellent Jamón Ibérico de Bellota (€21)  

With good local Bodegas Málaga wine,...

1 Jan 2016


The hot and cold tapas menus have been created by Michelin starred Chef Nacho Manzano. Chef of the two star restaurant Casa Macial in Arriondas and the one star restaurant La Salgar, in Gijón. Both in the northern Spanish region of Asturias.

The open kitchen lets you see all the action as it happens and the bar has a good selection of classic and signature cocktails, cavas, gin tonicas, sherries, sidras, jugs of sangria and a few beers.

There is also a Iberica Delicatessen where you can see the the famous Jamón Ibérico de Bellota (from the very best acorn fed Iberico pigs) being hand-carved to orde...

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