From the snow-capped Sierra Nevadas, and the sands of the Costa del Sol, from the endless olive groves, and hidden mountain villages, to the stately arches and towers of the ancient cities, Gerard and Renske are praying for Andalucia.
In the Iberian Peninsula, during the Middle Ages, there was a kingdom whose control extended into much of the Mediterranean: the feared Crown of Aragón. Centuries later, Aragón is one of the larger and less populated regions of Spain, located in the north and made up of three provinces: Huesca, Teruel and Zaragoza. Many legends […]
Asturias. Home of miners and farmers. Green mountains blanketed in pine forests and nourished by the morning mists. Rugged coastlines populated by hardy fishermen, for whom the rough Atlantic is just a day’s work. Deby, Reita, Nathan, Kathryn, Lisa and Bill are praying for Asturias.
The Balearic Islands are the easternmost autonomous region of Spain. It is an international tourist destination made up of Formentera, Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca and other small islands. Its popularity with tourists has brought many changes. In the past there was peace and tranquility, but now it has an excessive night life and large land developments. […]
The Canary Islands are a chain of seven Islands located off the west coast of North Africa. They are a privileged place to live, surrounded by stunning views of creation. Evangelical churches have a presence in the larger cities, but many towns have no witness to Jesus Christ. From the healing waters of el Hierro […]
On the northern coast of Spain, nestled between the mountains and the sea, lies a place of extraordinary beauty, a place known for its rugged natural landscape filled with white sand beaches, rocky coastlines, and rolling green pastures. This breathtaking region is Cantabria. “Infinite Cantabria”: that’s what the locals call their home. For them, Cantabria […]
The history of Spanish literature runs through Castilla and Leon. It runs through its landscapes and its people. One can still hear the echo of galloping horses bearing warriors who died protecting the countless forts and castles. Castilla was strong, it was cultured. And most of all, it was Christian. Castilla and Leon contain the […]
Castilla-La Mancha is poetry, fine food, the peaceful life, windmills and Don Quijote. Throughout history much has been written about this region of Spain. The rain is sparse, and the elderly carry on their faces the marks of a difficult life, marked by war, poverty and continuous change. In Castilla La Mancha’s capital, Toledo, and […]
Jutting out of the northeast corner of the Iberian Peninsula, the region of Catalonia stands apart from the rest of Spain. Its identity is wrapped up in the independent spirit of its people and their unique language. Diligent stewards of their resources, Catalonia has led Spain in industry since the 19th century, and its economy […]
Perhaps it is the out-of the way location, or the rugged and sometimes hostile terrain, but Extremadura remains one of the lesser known and lesser reached regions of Spain.
People come to Galicia looking for something. Some want forgiveness, some peace, or beauty, or just rest. And often they are not disappointed. But many walk away, the same as when they started their journey.
The Community of Madrid is located in the very center of the Iberian Peninsula and is home to Spain’s capital city. Even through changes in culture, language, kings and rulers, it has benefitted from its strategic location and its people who are always on the search for improvement. From north to south, the region is […]
The sun rises on a warm Mediterranean morning, illuminating the sea and a curved coastline. We are in the Spanish region of Murcia, along with all the tourists, enjoying a few days of summertime rest on the sunny beaches. In the winter, all that will remain will be a few sandy footprints. Murcia’s landscape is […]
Nestled between the rugged Pyrenees mountains in the north and the wide expanses of the Ebro river valley to the south, lies the Spanish autonomous region of Navarre. The name conjures up images of medieval castles and ancient legends. Forested mountain slopes hide countless villages that maintain the old traditions but Navarre has set its […]
The Basque Country has forged its identity defending its indigenous language and its traditions, whose origins are lost in history. Beverly, Hal, Caroline and Mya are praying for Basque Country.
La Rioja is an autonomous region located in the northeast of Spain. Half of its 300,000 inhabitants live in the capital city of Logroño, and the rest are dispersed among the many small towns. Although La Rioja is one of the smallest regions of Spain, it is large in history, culture and natural beauty. Every […]
Sun, sand, a peaceful sea and beautiful weather. The Community of Valencia, with its long coastline and happy lifestyle, is also the origin of one of the most iconic of Spanish foods – Paella. Life in community and culture are essential for the Valencianos. It is no coincidence that each town has its own music […]