3 03, 2020

The Astounding Asturias

2020-12-09T16:51:26+01:00Categories: Culture, Holidays, News, Spain, Trips|0 Comments

Located in the northern part of Spain, Asturias is sure to win you over with everything it has to offer. From lush mountains, sunbaked beaches, picturesque cities, and mouth watering cuisine -- it is a region that has it all. And to top it all off, it’s the region known for producing the best cider in Spain!  Many consider Asturias to be Spain’s hidden gem as it is little-known to outsiders, though it is definitely a place worth getting to know. In this blog, Smart Insiders will give you the scoop on what there [...]

15 03, 2019

Semana Santa: How To Celebrate Holy Week in Spain

2020-06-11T17:11:27+02:00Categories: Culture, Holidays, Tips|Tags: , |0 Comments

What is Semana Santa? Holy Week  (Semana Santa) are the seven days leading up to Easter Sunday.  There are some important days leading up to Easter like Holy Thursday and Good Friday. Celebrations in Spain began around the 16th century. People would present scenes from the story of the Passion of Christ by walking in processions. Today, these celebrations certainly happen in the many regions of Spain. What will you see? Nazarenos The Nazarenos are participants in the processionals who wear controversial clothing to the celebration. The robe doesn’t draw much attention [...]

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