In this edition of our Sawday’s at home series, we’re surrounding ourselves with all things Spanish, in search of the warmth of sociability and sunshine that we’d love to be out there feeling.
We’ve got suggestions on hosting your own tapas night, an insider’s guide to pairing sherry with food, armchair tours of the Guggenheim, the evocative story of a romería and an asparagus dish with a tale to tell. It’s just enough of the rich, salty flavour of Spain to keep you going until you can get back there for real.
Fresh Mediterranean flavours
Get stuck into the culture
Our mini guide to setting up your own tapas night and getting a taste of the Spain you’re missing.
A little escapism…
Bilbao’s famous contemporary museum is sharing their iconic art and architecture in a range of ways via their website, so you can enjoy it no matter where you are.
Nuri and Jordi at La Garriga de Castelladral have shared what their guests are doing to get through lockdown. One guest, Bea painted the Castelladral as it was her favourite place to visit. Why not transport yourself to the Spanish countryside and try the same, using their IGTV video as your muse.
Travel journalist and award-winning writer Sarah Baxter travelled to Andalucía in celebration of the 500th anniversary of Ferdinand Magellan’s epic voyage, starting in Seville.
Our favourite travel stories
Visit our content hub, Detour, for a wealth of stories and inspiration from Spain – some written by travel writers and others by ourselves, using local tips from our on-the-ground experts and owners.
Hopping on and off the narrow gauge FEVE railway, Jo Keeling explores Asturias and Galicia, on Spain’s unspoilt northern coast – an astonishingly green region with untamed mountains, hearty regional dishes and warm, authentic people.
Journey follows Journalist and extremely adventurous traveller Tim Moore on his trip through Garrotxa, Catalonia’s volcano country. He encounters a zombie army of life-sized plaster martyrs, children fishing for moons and a hot air balloon drifting over forested green craters.
Networks of trails and pathways criss-cross Spain, making it easy to explore at a gentle pace on foot, by bike or on horseback. Here, we choose five of our favourite ways to go slow in Spain.