Category Archives: City guides

Staying in León: Useful tips & links

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Accommodation  Budget accommodation options in León are limited but thankfully HitchHikersHandbook is here to help. Below we list a selection of the cheapest budget options for your convenience but be warned that you may need to book in advance. Alda Centro … Continue reading

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Why visit León?

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Why visit León? León is one of the hidden gems of Spain. It has possibly the best cathedral in the whole of the country, it has a bucket-load of monuments, a large student population and to top it all off … Continue reading

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León on Foot: Free Walking Tour + Monument & Sights Guide

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Orientation The city of León is located on a river terrace at the confluence of the Bernesga and Thorium rivers, although urban growth has now meant the city has crossed the river to the west. Barrio Húmedo (Old Town) is largely contained within the … Continue reading

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Bilbao on Foot: Free Walking Tour + Monument & Sights Guide

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Orientation Casco Viejo, or old town, sits on the east side of the city, to the east of the Ría de Bilbao (also known as the Río Nervión), which makes a sort of upturned “U” as it runs through the … Continue reading

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Seville: hitchhiking and transport tips

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Transport Seville airport is located 10 km north-west of the city and offers frequent domestic and international services with a focus on low cost airlines such as Ryanair and Vueling. Santa Justa Train Station (Avenida Kansas City, S/N) is a 10-15 minute walk … Continue reading

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Why visit Seville, Spain?

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Why visit Seville? Cultural centre and beating heart of Andalusia, Seville is the region’s largest city and is home to the quintessential Spanish experience of Tapas, Flamenco and Bullfighting. The city is a wonderful mix of Roman, Islamic, Gothic, Renaissance … Continue reading

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Sagrada Familia in Barcelona open to visitors for FREE

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Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família, commonly known as the Sagrada Familia, is the icon of Barcelona and one of Gaudí’s masterpieces. It’s so unique on a world scale that it has been named a UNESCO World Heritage … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Rotorua For Free – by Carol Sherritt (The Eternal Traveller)

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In this week’s guest post… we are lead by our trusty guide Carol Sherritt (The Eternal Traveller) in a walk through the natural wonder that is the North Island of New Zealand. So join us as we encounter bubbling hot springs and … Continue reading

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Staying in Seville: Useful tips & links

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Accommodation Finding accommodation in Seville is simple with a huge amount of hostels, hotels and the like to fit all budgets. However be aware that prices will increase during Easter week and in the Summer it is very busy, so, … Continue reading

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14 Things to do for free in Seville, Spain

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Seville for Free There’s no getting away from it, Seville is expensive but seeing the sights need not break the bank and with a little bit of planning, and some useful advice from your friends here at hitchhikershandbook you can … Continue reading

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Sevilla on foot [Free walking tour]

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Museo de Bellas Artes de Sevilla (Seville Museum of Fine Arts) Monument Type: Art Gallery Address: Plaza del Museo, 9 Website: http://www.museodebellasartesdesevilla.es/ Opening Times: 16 Sept – 31 May: Tues – Sat: 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sun 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon closed 1 Jun – 15 … Continue reading

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Why visit Granada, Spain?

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Why visit Granada? Many are drawn to Granada for one simple reason: the stunning Moorish complex of the Alhambra. Part tranquil gardens, part resplendent palace, part imposing fortress, the Alhambra is a wonder of the modern world. It is a … Continue reading

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