Many people know Spain through what they see on travel programs, in brochures or what they experience on a beach holiday. Spain has been the subject of extensive negative press coverage in recent years relating to the economic and housing recession, terrorist activity, high profile scandals, and political fragmentation but I encourage you to look beyond these reports. My life and travels in Spain have taken me through a country teaming with history, incredible architecture, interesting and friendly people, passion, and breath-taking countryside. Each region has unique characteristics.
Madrid & nearby
Most action in Silencio takes place in Madrid city centre. These are links to some of the buildings and areas I refer to:
General tourist information and map
Atocha Train Station
Historic Post Office
Valley of the Fallen
Read a recent article about the Valley of the Fallen here:
The Costa Blanca
The beaches and towns of the Costa Blanca are a popular destination for the Spanish visitors in addition to the wider international tourist market. Many wealthy Spanish families have holiday homes in this area and relocate from the stifling heat of the cities for long weekends and holiday breaks. Large tourist towns grew up around fishing villages such as Javea, Calpe and the infamous Benidorm.
The beautiful city of Valencia is situated on the eastern coast of Spain to the north of the Costa Blanca area. It has an impressive historic centre, futuristic modern buildings and wonderful beaches. The home of one of Spain’s most famous dishes – the paella – the city is a hub of culture, music and gastronomy. Here you will find one of the noisiest festivals in Spain – Las Fallas.
Read more about Valencia here – Valencia
and here – valencia
Read about Las Fallas.