Monthly Archives: November 2014

Vista de Fornells, Menorca

A guide to Fornells (Menorca) (and its 87-year-old king)

It’s easy to imagine that Fornells, the whitewashed fishing village on Menorca’s Northern coast, has always been as quiet as it is today.  But you would be wrong.  This little town 30km from this island’s old capial, Ciutadella, and the new, Mahon, has a history…

Edificio Telefónica, Gran Vía

5 Madrid buildings with a secret history

Despite being a modern metropolis and home to over 3 million people, Madrid retains a sense of the Castillian town that grew into a bustling capital city.    Here are Gusto Guides’ picks of places in Madrid with a story…

Madrid plaza de Callao

Shopping in Madrid: the essential guide

Madrid is known for its tapas bars, art galleries and bullfighting, but increasing numbers of visitors are hitting up the Spanish capital in search of some of the best shopping in Europe.  From high-end labels to street markets and individual…

Plaza San Felipe Neri Barcelona

5 quiet Barcelona plazas for a nice sit down

It’s a warm day and you want to be out in the sunshine.  But there’s a problem: it’s nigh on impossible to get a seat at any of Barcelona’s city centre terraces, thanks to the crowds of tourists and sun-hungry locals…