Bodegas Bellver sifones

Authentic Palma: Bodegas Bellver (Mallorca)

Yes, there are still one or two corners of Palma de Mallorca that remain untouched by the sticky hands of mass tourism. On out most recent visit, Gusto Guides was lucky enough to stumble across a little slice of old Palma known…

parador de ronda vista de ronda

Living on the edge: Ronda’s 5* Parador

Ronda, said Hemingway, is the place to go ‘if you are planning to go to Spain for a honeymoon or for being with a girlfriend. The whole city and its surroundings are a romantic set’. And, honeymoon or no, this…

Soldados de Salamina / Soldiers of Salamina

11 Spanish films you need to see

Soldados de Salamina/Soldiers of Salamis ( 2003 ) Film based on the book of the same name by Javier Cervas, a writer who has been known to whip up controversy over his own-brand mixture of reality and fiction.  A university professor searches…

Alcazaba de malaga más naranjos

Inside Malaga’s eccentric Alcazaba

Andalucia has a long, colourful history full of battles, conquests and re-conquests, and the port city of Malaga is no exception.  Remnants of the city’s moorish past are everywhere, from place names to Mudejar-syle architecture to the serene 8th century…

bodegas casas madrid

Madrid’s temple of vermouth: Bodegas Casas

‘Laterio’ is a big thing in Spain.  We’re talking bars, yes, but bars that specialize in preserves – usually seafood including treats like cockles, scallops, mussels and clams.  And, yes, we understand that going to a bar to eat canned goods…