Tag Archives: Spain

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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InFocus: Museo Nacional del Prado [Madrid, Spain]

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Museo Nacional del Prado is Spain‘s national art gallery and features one of the world’s finest collections of European art. The collection is, put simply, huge; numbering around 7,600 paintings, 1,000 sculptures, 4,800 prints and 8,200 drawings and is one the … 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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InFocus: Aqueduct of Segovia [Segovia, Spain]

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El Acueducto de Segovia is the most important and best preserved example of Roman engineering on the whole of the Iberian Peninsula. It is the symbol of Segovia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is the unmissable focal point of … Continue reading

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Over 150 buildings in Barcelona open to the public this weekend! – 48h Open House

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to stand on top of the famous Arc de Triomf or visit the chambers of Barcelona Town Hall? Now you have the chance to do it during the 48h Open House … 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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Travel Photography Competition – week 51

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Hello everyone and welcome to the 51st edition of our popular Travel Photography Competition. This week we are reviewing photos published on our Facebook page between 3rd and 11th July. As you probably already now Hitch-HikersHandbook are currently on the road so don’t forget to follow … Continue reading

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Travel Photography Competition – week 49

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Hello everyone and welcome to the 49th edition of our popular Travel Photography Competition. This week we are reviewing photos published on our Facebook page between 17th and 24th June. We know that lots of you have been impatiently waiting for the results of the competition … Continue reading

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