Barbastro, Huesca, Aragon, Spain

Barbastro is a Spanish city in the province of Huesca, Aragon, capital of the municipality of Somontano de Barbastro. It is located at 341 meters over sea level, between the union of two rivers, the Cinca and the Vero, in the Pre-Pyrenees area. The Vero River is channeled into the urban area for about 1 km. It is a favorable area for growing olive trees, almond trees, cereals and vineyards. To visit: the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption (1517-1533), the Episcopal Palace (sixteenth century), the Palace of Argensola (sixteenth and seventeenth century), the Sanctuary of Our Lady of El Pueyo, the Plaza de la Candelera, the Congress Palace (modern building, exhibition hall and theater), among others.


If you want to have a beautiful view of the city, the surroundings and the Pyrenees, go to the Belvedere of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of El Pueyo.

If you visit the city in the Easter week, you will find several mostly religious activities that have been classified as of great interest to tourism.

Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg is a large port city in northern Germany, connected to the North Sea by the river Elbe (located 110 km from its mouth). It is the second largest city in the country after Berlin and its port, very important, is equipped with more than 70 km of docks. The city is crossed by hundreds of canals and it has large parks. The old town (Alstadt) and the new town (Neustadt) are connected by the Jungfernstieg boulevard. The Alster River forms an artificial lake in the heart of the city with two basins; the Binnenalster with the Town Hall, the luxury hotels, the Jungfernstieg quays, the smartest shops and the banks; and the Aussenalster with its nautical bases and spaces to walk around. It is a very touristy city with a beautiful architecture, several theaters and museums and a district dedicated to the nightlife, Sankt Pauli. The Saint-Michel Baroque church (18th century) is well known thanks to its bell tower (the highest in Germany) with dials with a perimeter exceeding 24 meters; its 132-meter tower has a panoramic platform overlooking the harbor and the city.


It is a very easy city to travel by public transport; metro, bus, RER and there is a large network of bike paths and a bike rental system.

A great way to get to know the city is in a boat tour; public transport in the city includes shuttles on the river.

If you like walks, visit the Jenischpark with its 42 acres of forest and the Blankenese neighborhood known for its narrow alleys and stairs.

If you’re traveling with kids, go to the zoo or botanical garden.

Mijas, Malaga, Andalusie, Costa del Sol, Spain

Mijas is a municipality in the province of Malaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in Spain, on the Costa del Sol; 30 km from Malaga airport. It is divided into three areas: Mijas Pueblo (historical center), on a mountainside at 428 meters above sea level, Las Lagunas (industrial and commercial area) and La Cala (closest to the coast). Two rivers cross it, Las Pasadas and El Ojén, which join to form the river Fuengirola. To see: the oval shaped arenas (1900); the caves of the old forge; the church of the Immaculate Conception which was built on the ruins of the old mosque (1541) and which preserved the Mudéjar tower which was adapted as a bell tower; the Chapel of Calvary; San Sebastian Chruch (1541); the Hermit of the Virgin of La Peña, patroness of Mijas; the Gardens of the Wall; the Wine Museum; among others. There are several beaches but the sand is rather obscure and there are often rocks. The Burrotaxi is a special way to move with donkeys.


Mijas is a place with several year-round festivals. The most important and varied are in summer. Check before if you would like to attend a special festival: jazz, flamenco, Celtic night, latin night, there is something for everyone. During the summer, you will find the Nights of Moon and Beach in the neighborhoods that are next to beaches. Mijas Pueblo is also known to have a lot of life in the evening.