The Guggenheim museum is Bilbao opened its doors to the public in October 1997 and is now one of Spain's biggest tourist attractions. Read up on the museum's history and find out more about the striking building designed by iconic American architect Frank Gehry. There's practical information on opening hours, admission fees and directions to the museum, as well as an online store where you can buy everything from crockery to jewellery, stationery and prints.
Spanish Wine Guide
Spanish wines are famous as being both very affordable and very palatable. The country is famous for its Rioja but boasts other fine wines too, as you'd expect from the country with the largest area of land in the world dedicated to wine making. On this site you'll read about Spain's regional winemaking specialties, its specific wine making regions, and read profiles of several Spanish wine producers.
Real Madrid F.C. Official Site
Real Madrid is one of the world's most famous football clubs, and hosts a veritable constellation of star players: Beckham, Figo, Ronaldo, Raul, Zidane.find out more about these guys and Real Madrid on the club's official website. You'll also see comment and updates on club matches, information on tours and Real's official online store.
Pilgrimage to the End of the World: The Road to Santiago de Compostela- Conrad Rudolph
Publisher: University of Chicago Press, 2004
Santiago de Compostela is the final destination of the legendary pilgrimage of Camino de Santiago, which takes devotees through southern France and northern Spain. Rudolph's book chronicles his journey on the pilgrimage which took him two and a half months and a walk of over one thousand miles. It's the story of his travels and the people, places and experiences that he came across along the way.
Asterix in Spain - Rene Goscinny and Albert Underzo
Publisher: Orion, 2004
Take a lighthearted look at your holiday reading with Asterix in Spain, one of the much loved comic book series. Asterix and Obelix must rescue Pepe, the son of Spanish chief Huevos y Bacon, and all sorts of adventures ensue along the way.
Death and the Sun: A Matador's Season in the Heart of Spain - Edward Levine
Publisher: Houghton Miffin, 2004
In this intriguing book New York Times contributor Edward Levine chronicles a year in the life of Francisco Rivera Ordoñez (or Fran). He's the fourth generation in a legendary line of bullfighters and the book details his struggles with injury, his personal life and his reputation as a matador in one of Spain's most beloved and controversial sports.
My Kitchen in Spain : 225 Authentic Regional Recipes - Janet Mendel
Publisher: HarperCollins, 2002
Janet Mendel moved to Spain in 1960 and she's a long-term resident of Andalusia as well as a proud enthusiast for Spanish cuisine. Spain's varied and sumptuous food is displayed in all its glory here, divided into regional specialities with glossy photographs of the finish products. As well as recipes for tapas dishes and traditional gazpacho and paella you'll also find the slightly less run of the mill - like a recipe for bull's testicles.
The Most Beautiful Villages of Spain - Hugh Palmer
Publisher: Thames & Hudson, 2003
This book is part of a worldwide series depicting picture-perfect villages is some of the world's most glorious and beautiful locations. More than 30 Spanish villages are depicted in all their high-gloss full colour glory in the book - from mountain tops to vineyards and coastal property to the central plains. There's also a brief essay on each of the chosen villages and a brief section on accommodation and dining.