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Electrical Appliance Symbols in Spain

by John Bascombe on Thursday, May 29, 2014

Travel to Spain One of the best travel opportunities you can have as a tourist is coming to a country like Spain and living in a house or flat just like a typical Spaniard . This kind of experience is unique and incredibly gratifying since you get a perspective that a regular tourist can only dream of. Not living in a hotel means that you’ll have the chance to go to the different neighborhood stores to buy your meat, produce, bread and groceries. You’ll meet and talk to people from the neighborhood in the corner bar while you’re having a coffee and churro for breakfast. But not all is sidewalk cafes and roses…there is a downside to all of this greatness (as there usually is). One day you will have to use the oven, dishwasher or washing machine. It’s then when things start to get a little sketchy and you'll begin to question the wiseness of not staying in that 4 star cubicle… read more »

Rail Travel in Spain

by Tyson on Friday, July 26, 2013

Santiago de Compostela From don Quijote, we offer our sincere condolences to the families and friends of the victims that lost their lives in last Wednesday’s train derailment that occurred just outside of Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain. We also offer our sympathies to those who were injured in the tragedy. … read more »

The Castles of Spain

by Dilek on Wednesday, February 27, 2013

According to the RAE (Royal Academy of Spanish,) the definition of castillo (castle, fortress) is: a place surrounded by walls for defense. Castles are not only former residences of kings and nobles, they also present images of the cities in which they are located. Spain, with its well-preserved, splendid castles, is a like living museum, where visitors can experience the country’s rich history and culture… read more »

The Best Theme Parks in Spain

by Dilek on Tuesday, January 29, 2013

When we think of Spain, we often think sun, sea, delicious tapas and flamenco. Spain however also offers some of the best theme parks in Europe , where you can discover another side of this wonderful country. Take a look at some of the fun theme parks you can visit here:… read more »

Fun Facts about Spain!

by John Bascombe on Wednesday, May 30, 2012

With powerful images of bullfighting , flamenco and sizzling paella on the beach, many people know of Spain. And more still know of Spain’s rich culture, from Picasso to Almodóvar , Gaudí to Barcelona FC . Added to all the news coverage about the difficult economic situation, there is a lot of information about Spain flooding the media at the moment. But! Did you know… … read more »

Visiting Seville

by Amy Lambert on Thursday, June 9, 2011

Last weekend I took a short break down to the south of Spain for some sightseeing in sunny Seville. Seville is one of Spain’s most famous cities and now I know why – there’s so much to see in this beautiful town and plenty of authentic Spanish culture to take in, all under the rays of the Andalusian sun!… read more »

Barcelona's best bits

by Amy Lambert on Friday, March 11, 2011

This weekend I had the chance to visit Barcelona , Spain’s second biggest city and arguably one of Europe’s most spectacular places to visit. In three days there was no way I was going to have time to see everything that this wonderful city has to offer, but I was going to give it a try!… read more »

Snow in Spain?

by Amy Lambert on Tuesday, February 1, 2011

My time abroad has been full of surprises, and this week I’ve seen something I never thought I’d see here in Spain – snow! It has to be said, there really wasn’t very much of it and it soon disappeared, but nevertheless it was a bit of a shock to someone who associates Spain with hot sunny weather !… read more »

La Alberca: a true beauty spot

by Amy Lambert on Thursday, January 20, 2011

After spending Saturday admiring Salamanca’s wonderful architecture, a friend suggested driving to the nearby town of La Alberca on Sunday, to sample something a little more rural. I was eager as always to see somewhere new, so we wrapped up warm and set off into the hills… read more »

England in Spain?!

by Laura Ellis on Wednesday, November 3, 2010

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Me encanta Barcelona!

by Laura Ellis on Tuesday, October 19, 2010

When someone suggests a 10 hour bus journey (each way!) to you, most people would look terrified at the idea.. However when it gets added on that it's for a weekend in Barcelona , well then the thought starts to get really quite appealing! Having been desperate to visit this beautiful city ever since my arrival in Spain, I had pretty much deemed it impossible because of the fact that it was quite literally on the other side of the country, however a chance encounter at the bus station made this dream just a little more impossible!… read more »

Hello from your new editor

by Kimberly on Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Hello to everyone!… read more »

Spain's high speed train sector seems well positioned to expand

by Stephen Maher on Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The New York Times reported yesterday about the success of Spain ´s high speed rail lines - AVE for Alta Velocidad, opened in 2008 - highlighting the 6 hour car ride between Madrid and Barcelona that´s cut down to 2 hr 38 min with Renfe - Spain´s national train operator… read more »

Living Spanish in Barcelona celebration: 10% DISCOUNT OFFER!

by Stacey on Thursday, November 26, 2009

The 2009 20th anniversary of the opening of the first don Quijote school in Spain is a HUGE reason to celebrate this year!… read more »

Our 2009 Spanish course prices are now available!

by Stacey on Thursday, November 6, 2008

We have just finished uploading our 2009 price list on our website!… read more »

Travel tips and language resources

by Paqui on Thursday, April 10, 2008

In don Quijote's newsletter you will find every month the best tips for your trips in Spain and Latin America , as well as useful language resources to help up keep up your Spanish at home… read more »

Living Semana Santa in Spain

by Paqui on Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Holy week ( Semana Santa in Spanish) has begun and we have already seen the first Processions in the steets of Spanish cities… read more »

Where do you want to learn Spanish? Videos from our schools in Spain and Latin America

by Paqui on Tuesday, February 26, 2008

When choosing to learn Spanish with don Quijote you choose first quality Spanish courses and services. don Quijote also offers 12 destinations in Spain and 23 in Latin America to make sure you can pick the destination that is perfect for you… read more »

And the winner of the 2 week Spanish course with don Quijote is...

by Celine on Friday, February 22, 2008

Kamila Hazdrová from the Czech Republic is the winner of a free 2 week Spanish course with don Quijote… read more »

¡Carnaval! Carnival in Cádiz and Tenerife

by Erin on Friday, January 25, 2008

It's Carnival time in Tenerife and Cádiz! … read more »