With the arrival of spring nature leaves its winter lethargy and many landscapes change to make way for unique sites. Forests, gardens and parks begin to colour with their flowering and look more beautiful than ever, inducing you to walk to breathe fresh air. The green of the grass and leaves mixes with the thousand colours of flowers forming landscapes that you cannot stop looking at and smelling! Waterfalls and beaches with the increase of temperatures invite you to take the first dip of the year.
The sun that still does not warm up in excess, the longer days and the desire to enjoy the outdoors after a cold winter make spring a perfect season to make cultural and natural routes throughout Spain. Known as Jardín de la Alcarria, Brihuega (Castilla-La-Mancha) is home to one of the most important and spectacular lavender plantations in Spain, spring is the best time to enjoy this natural spectacle. The fields of poppies are another landscape that deserves a break and one of the best places to see them is the surroundings of the Castillo de Montalbán, south of the province of Toledo.
The climate and landscapes of spring in Spain are not the only good attractions during this season, the festivities too, such as: Easter, Las Cruces de Mayo, the Olive Festival, April Fair in Seville, Festival of Sant Joan, etc.
So prepare the camera and sharpen the sense of smell to travel through the most "flowered" spots of our destination. Are you ready?
Highlights of the season in Spain
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San Isidro Festivities 2018
This May, the Spanish capital presents its most festive and welcoming side. This month, Madrid honours its patron saint, San Isidro Labrador, offering the very best of the city and showcasing its trademark hospitality. Between 11 and 15 May, Madrid celebrates a series of festivities in honour of its patron saint, with music, shows, and a whole host of activities for the whole family. A comprehensive cultural and recreational programme that combines tradition and modernity.
The joyful landscapes sketched by Goya in The San Isidro Meadow still endure in the very heart of Madrid today, and they are waiting to greet anyone willing to discover them.
Various different spaces host free activities for all the family, catering to all tastes. Emblematic places such as the Plaza Mayor, Las Vistillas and Pradera de San Isidro park provide the backdrop for the 'Gigantes y Cabezudos' parade, and unforgettable evenings of Zarzuela and comic opera, among a whole host of other activities. Furthermore, many other parts of the city (Escenario Puerta del Ángel, the Temple of Debod, the Rose Garden in the Parque del Oeste, Plaza de Oriente, Plaza Sánchez Bustillo, Plaza Conde de Barajas, Plaza de Los Carros...) provide the setting for countless concerts.
When: from 11th to 15th May 2018
From Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, thousands of people flock to the city to attend the numerous processions that take place on the streets of Madrid. The atmosphere created by the rolling drums, trumpets and the hundreds of religious worshippers' in bright and colourful attire is the hallmark of Easter in Madrid.
Madrid commemorates the Passion and death of Jesus Christ as part of the celebration that represents the mystery of his salvation. Churches and basilicas schedule religious music concerts, whilst numerous brotherhoods take part in processions they have been preparing for all year long and the city's best restaurants and cake shops serve and sell typical Easter dishes, such as torrijas (French toast) or potaje de garbanzas (chick pea stew).
When: from 25th March to 1st April 2018
Seville April Fair
For one week life in Seville revolves around this fiesta. The music, food, dancing and general joy create a very special atmosphere.
The April Fair is one of the most international and popular of Seville’s fiestas. It was created in 1847 as a cattle fair, and over time the festive atmosphere that had grown up around the occasion took over the business aspect, and it became a permanent fixture in Seville’s social calendar. For a week more than a thousand “casetas” or tents installed in the fairground area become the second home of the city’s inhabitants, a place where people come together to have fun and share experiences until the early hours of the morning.
The fiesta officially begins at midnight on Monday with the “lighting test”, the illumination of the thousands of multi-coloured light bulbs in the fairground and adorning the main gateway, which is almost 50 metres high and has a different motif every year. Once inside the gate you come to the “casetas”, and it is here where you really experience the fair. These tents belong to groups of friends and associates, and are a family space where acquaintances, relations and guests are welcomed in and plied with delicious food and wine; there is singing, good conversation and of course, "sevillanas", the local version of flamenco dancing. Throughout the fair, people wear typical Andalusian dress: the men wear the typical outfit of the farmworker, and the women wear flamenco or gypsy dresses.
When: from 14th to 21st April 2018
Courtyards Festival in Cordoba
During the Courtyards Festival, you’ll discover Cordoba’s lively side. Join in on the street celebrations and dance to the sounds of Flamenco while enjoying the scents of jasmine and orange blossom.
The people of Cordoba proudly open the gates of the courtyards in the old quarter of the city during the days of the festival. They deck the courtyards out specially for the occasion with pots full of geraniums, carnations and jasmines that hang from the whitewashed walls. They can be visited at practically any time of the day and the hosts always give a warm welcome. There are often even flamenco shows and the chance to taste delicious tapas from Cordoba and Montilla-Moriles wine. The festival is celebrated during the first fortnight of May. It is not, however, the only chance you will have to visit the courtyards in Cordoba. You can visit the Trueque Cuatro Courtyards Festival Visitor Centre, the Palacio de Viana or sign up for a special visit at any time of the year.
When: from 1st to 13th May 2018
León, 2018 Spanish Culinary Capital
León is Spain’s new Culinary Capital. The city and the surrounding area are famous for tapas, busy areas of bars and restaurants, and cured meat products such as cecina and botillo.
Take the opportunity in 2018 to try the cuisine of León. The city is easy to reach by AVE high-speed train from Madrid in just over two hours.
The Barrio Húmedo is the quintessential place for tapas, offering the dishes of León in small plates. Cecina, chorizo, morcilla, and other pork sausages are very frequent in tapas. To drink, from the regional wines of Castilla y León (those from Ribera de Duero, Rueda, and El Bierzo are particularly renowned) to beer, which people order here in “cortos” (small glasses).
The Barrio Húmedo neighbourhood is very central, in the streets around Plaza de San Martín.
León expects to organise over 150 culinary events in 2018, some of which will run all year, such as the Gaudí – Casa Botines Museum Nights, with tastings, tours, and concerts; and monthly lecture-workshops taught by prestigious chefs and concluding with a charity dinner.
Bilbao, must visit in 2018
Bilbao has been named European City of the Year at the 2018 Urbanism Awards. The Spanish city fought off strong competition from fellow finalists Ljubljana and Vienna after a summer of assessment visits and subsequent vote by Academicians. The award was collected by the city’s Mayor, Juan Marí Aburto, who delivered a seminar on the reasons behind Bilbao’s success.
David Rudlin, chair of the Academy, said: “Bilbao is a great example of the wholesale transformation of a former industrial city – not just physically, but socially, economically and culturally. The rejuvenation it has achieved over the past 30 years is nothing short of remarkable. All of this has been achieved through bold and effective leadership, the likes of which has seen the city run debt-free since 2010.”
INDUSTRY FLASH NEWS
Connections: Iberia increases the connection between Mexico City and Madrid
Iberia once again reinforces its commitment to the Mexican market. From May 4 to October 27, 2018 will operate three daily frequencies between Madrid and Mexico City, which will involve up to 19 flights a week.
In total, the airline will exceed the 646,000 seats offered on the Madrid-Mexico City route during 2018, about 20% more than in 2017.
Barceló Imagine (Madrid)
New opening of Barceló Hotel Group in Madrid in March 2018! An innovative hotel where design, music and art come together.
In avant-garde style, the Barceló Imagine ***** merges art and technology with majestic balance. It is an eclectic proposal unique in the capital, where all kinds of musical genres come together, from rock or jazz to electronic music, including La Movida Madrileña. Everything, in an urban hotel located near Plaza Castilla and the Kio Towers.
Barceló Hotel Group redesigns the skyline of the capital, providing exclusivity with a building with pool area, gym and sauna, to which is added the fantastic sky lounge on the roof. The mixture of art and music in a hotel with meticulous contemporary architecture is present in its 156 rooms. An innovative concept that rediscovers rock, jazz, pop or flamenco in every room and joins its great commitment to healthy eating under the B-likeat concept.
Iberostar Paseo de Gracia (Barcelona)
Iberostar Hotels & Resorts opened its new Iberostar Paseo de Gracia hotel on January 23rd, the first hotel of the chain in the city of Barcelona. This establishment is part of the city hotel segment and is the first of the 15 hotels that Iberostar will open in 2018.
Just 12 kilometers away from the airport, in Plaza de Catalunya, in a historical building of monumental and classicist style, with neo-baroque decoration at the base of the construction.
This 4 star superior hotel offers 119 rooms and with a 360 view, this space allows to make exclusive events where you can contemplate a unique view of the entire skyline of the city.
Iberostar Lisboa (Portugal)
Iberostar Hotels & Resorts opened the doors of its first hotel in Portugal last winter, a 5 star hotel with 166 rooms located in the heart of Lisbon.
Specifically, the Iberostar Lisboa is located on Rua Castilho, very close to the Marqués de Pombal square and the Liberdade Avenue, one of the most exclusive areas of the Portuguese capital.
It is a luxurious five-star building that presents a modern, contemporary and elegant architecture.
ART: Madrid and more
Sorolla and fashion
Organised in conjunction with the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum and the Sorolla Museum Foundation, this exhibition focuses on the relationship between the painting of the artist from Valencia and the fashion of the period.
Joaquín Sorolla (Valencia, 1863-Madrid, 1923) was extremely interested in fashion and was the perfect chronicler of the changes that took place in trends and styles in clothing, jewellery and accessories in the late 19th century and early 20th century. His paintings reveal the special care taken over the clothing, jewellery and accessories, particularly in his female portraits between 1890 and 1920.
This exhibition is divided into two parts: one will be on display at the Sorolla Museum and the other at the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum.
When: till 27th May 2018
Where: Thyseen Museum and Sorolla Museum, Madrid
Rubens. Painter of Sketches
The exhibition seeks to raise awareness of one of the most outstanding facets of the work of the Flemish painter, Pieter Paul Rubens (Siegen, Germany, 1577-1640, Antwerp, Belgium), the painter of sketches who is considered to be the most important in the history of European art.
The exhibition consists of around 70 sketches, in addition to approximately 20 paintings, drawings and other works that provide a context for the sketches on display.
This exhibition has been organised in conjunction with the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam.
When: from 10th April to 5th August 2018
Where: Prado Museum, Madrid
Pessoa. All art is a form of literature
Based on the works of Pessoa, creator of his own avant-garde movement and exceptional interpreter of the crises and certainties of the modern subject, this exhibition contains several works by Portuguese artists related with the main Portuguese aesthetic currents from the start of the 20th Century up until 1935.
The exhibition looks at Paulism, Intersectionism and Sensationism, terms coined by the Portuguese poet and which formed the backbone of Portuguese modernity, to articulate a visual narrative of Portuguese art through the work of José de Almada Negreiros, Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso, Eduardo Viana, Sarah Afonso and Júlio, among others. Several of these works reflect a fondness for the popular and Portuguese idiosyncrasy that appear in the work of Portuguese artists who travelled to Paris, as well as those of foreign artists who decided to spend time in Portugal, including Sonia and Robert Delaunay.
The exhibition also pays particular attention to the magazines published during this time, such as A Águia, Orpheu, K4 O Quadrado Azul, Portugal Futurista and presença, which featured some of the texts by Pessoa and which acted as a sound box for these cutting-edge ideas, holding great aesthetic and ideological sway among Portuguese intellectuals in the first half of the 20th Century.
When: till 7th May 2018
Where: Reina Sofía Museum, Madrid
Sea of Wings. Centenary of the Spanish Naval Aviation, 1917-2017
The Naval Museum hosts this temporary exhibition that is a historic compliment to the creation of naval aeronautics, which dates back 100 years. The historical consequences of its appearance have marked the military, industrial and social development in Spain throughout this century.
To commemorate this centenary, the Navy provides its gigantic heritage to visitors who come to contemplate this exhibition. “Sea of Wings” (“Mar de Alas”) consists of seven spaces, in which attendees can learn about the context of the birth of naval aviation and its development.
They can also learn first-hand the first participation in combat operations and the influence of general aviation in Spain. In addition, the exhibition includes a historical tour of Spanish naval aviation, already as an air weapon of the Navy, during the second half of the 20th century.
In this tour, special emphasis is placed on the incorporation of on-board aircraft. A fact that supposed the transformation of the naval operations, becoming an inseparable part of the Navy.
When: till 30th June 2018
Where: Naval Museum, Madrid
Picasso and the museum
The work of Pablo Picasso was influenced by other great artists who preceded him. The museums served as a source of inspiration for the emblematic painter and sculptor, an aspect that is rediscovered in Picasso and the museum.
The artist lived in an era marked by the great improvement of means of transport and the proliferation of means for the reproduction of works of art. These facts greatly expanded his visual memory.
Picasso came into contact with the works of other artists through the photographic reproductions he had in his studio and in the cultural spaces he visited throughout his life. Two of the museums with which he maintained a close relationship are the Prado and the Louvre, places where he exhibited his works and learned from the great masters.
All the influence exerted by the museums in the work of Picasso will be reflected in a series of sections in which the exhibition is divided: The Prado Museum: Velázquez and Goya; El Greco The Burial of the Count of Orgaz; The Trocadero Museum and primitive art; The Louvre, Delacroix and Jacqueline; Rembrandt; Degas as a spectator; The Ingres Museum in Montauban; and Rafael and La Fornarina.
When: till 16th May 2018
Where: Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid
Duchamp, Magritte, Dalí: Revolutionary artists from the early 20th century
The Gaviria Palace is hosting an exhibition dedicated to the most revolutionary artists of the twentieth century: Duchamp, Magritte and Dalí. The show contains numerous works ceded by The Israel Museum in Jerusalem, from the Vera and Arturo Schwarz Collection. The exhibition is travelling to Madrid thanks to Arthemisia, an Italian company specialising in the production, organisation and staging of art exhibitions.
The exhibition honours the artists who revolutionised twentieth-century art, challenging tradition with their boundless creativity. Arranged along a theme-based path, it has five sections: Surprising Juxtapositions; Automatism and the Subconscious; Biomorphism and Metamorphosis; Desire, Muse and Abuse; and Dreamlike Landscapes.
Some of the works to travel to Madrid are The Castle of the Pyrenees (1969), by René Magritte, Surrealist Essay (1934), by Salvador Dalí, LHOOQ (1919-1964), by Marcel Duchamp, and Main Ray (1935), by Man Ray, plus works by an ensemble of artists like Max Ernst, Yves Tanguy, Alexander Calder and Francis Picabia, among others.
Following the huge success of the shows dedicated to Escher and Mucha, Arthemisia is back in the Spanish capital with this interesting exhibition. The Italian company is planning to renovate the former nightclub to adapt it to its new role as an art gallery.
When: March 2018
Where: Gaviria Palace, Madrid
SHOWS: music, theatre, dance, gastronomy, fashion …
The Harlem Globetrotters are returning to Madrid to delight audiences with their impossible game play. Children and grown-ups alike will be able to see basketball greats such as Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Bull Bullard and Thunder Law.
The Harlem Globetrotters are an American basketball team that combines basketball matches with basketball shows and exhibitions. Since they were founded in the late 20s, they have played over 20,000 matches in 120 different countries. Players have included the likes of Wilt Chamberlain, who notched up the highest ever score in an NBA game with 100 points.
The Globetrotters are not only masters of this sport; they have also become an icon of popular culture. The team also has numerous films to their name, and has often appeared in American TV series and programmes, including The Simpsons.
The world's leading team in basketball entertainment delights audiences with an impressive family show. Sports lovers can enjoy incredible slam dunks, astonishing dribbling, and spectacular shots. The Globetrotters will also make audiences laugh with their comic scenes and interactions with fans.
This tour will feature basketball greats such as Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard and Cheese Chisholm, as well as stars of women's basketball, such as TNT Lister, Ace Jackson and Hoops Green.
At the end of the show, stars will stick around signing autographs and having their photos taken with the fans. A show that combines sport, acrobatics and humour, as the Harlem Globetrotters deploy all their virtuosity with the ball.
When: 13th May 2018
Where: WiZink Center, Madrid
Mago Pop - Nothing is impossible
After being a huge hit last season on the Madrid Gran Vía, Antonio Díaz, better known as Mago Pop, is back with his show, Nada es Imposible (Nothing is Impossible). It is a show full of amazing tricks that leaves spectators speechless.
Stephen Hawking, Antonio Banderas or Neymar Junior are some of the famous people who have been able to enjoy this professional’s magic close-up. He is a magician who is considered to be one of the best in the world in his speciality, in which the difficulty of his numbers increases until the amazing finale.
Now, the illusionist is looking to repeat the success of his previous shows: La Gran Ilusión (The Great Illusion) and La asombrosa historia de Mr. Snow (The Amazing Story of Mr. Snow), with a performance that is full of fantasy, with exceptional numbers and unrepeatable tricks. Due to its technical complexity, this latest show, Nada es Imposible will be presented only in Madrid.
Through his programme on the DMAX channel, El Mago Pop has taken his magic to over 150 countries. Furthermore, he has had a section on the primetime programme, El Món a Rac1, in Catalonia. He combines his media success with the world of live entertainment with unprecedented results, holding the record of bringing over 800,000 spectators together thanks to his show, La Gran Ilusión, with a total of 1,124 performances all over Spain. Antonio Díaz has taken live magic to unprecedented levels of popularity and recognition, becoming the most successful box-office illusionist in Europe.
When: till 15th April 2018
Where: Rialto Theatre, Madrid
Opera and Flamenco – A love story
In the cycle "Opera and Flamenco", we will be able to enjoy the performance "Historia de un amor" (“A love story”), choreographed by the great Rafael Amargo. A couple of dancers unleash their flamenco passion to music by Verdi, Bizet, Falla or popular flamenco music, with the voices of flamenco singer Joaquin "El Duende", the soprano Alina Furman and the tenor Ezequiel Casamada.
When: from March to October 2018
Where: Palace of Catalan Music, Barcelona
One of the best-selling male soloists ever is returning to Spain to give six exclusive concerts following the success of his previous visit. On this occasion, he will be responsible for opening the concerts at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, Atlético de Madrid’s new home ground.
Peter Gene Hernández (Honolulu, Hawaii, 1985), known professionally as Bruno Mars, is embarking on a world tour in support of his third studio album, 24K Magic. Beginning in Antwerp on 28 March, he’ll be performing in 85 different cities. His last concert in the Spanish capital was three years ago.
Mars has received many awards and nominations, including four Grammy Awards. He’s one of the most influential male singers in the world. His first LP, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, came after his debut EP, It’s Better If You Don’t Understand, launched in the same year, 2010. It was his second album, Unorthodox Jukebox, however, that topped the charts. Mars has sold more than 170 million singles and 60 million albums so far.
His songs cover a broad range of styles, incorporating reggae- and Motown-inspired sounds. Likewise, he works under the influence of a wide array of genres and artists, including Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson.
When: 22nd June 2018
Where: Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, Madrid
Nights at the Royal Botanical Garden
The Alfonso 13th Royal Botanical Garden celebrates the new cycle of concerts for summer evenings and nights in which a selection of national and international artists will perform to present their latest work and hits live from a unique setting.
In the months of June and July this natural setting will host the multifaceted festival that blends different generations and styles (jazz, Brazilian music, Latin music, flamenco, electronica, rock and pop), making eclecticism its hallmark and becoming an unmissable nighttime summer music event.
The last edition in 2017 drew over 45,000 attendees and featured the participation of national and international artists such as Anastacia, Jamie Cullum, Devendra Banhart, Orishas, Rosendo and Tequila.
The Nights at the Botanical Festival is consolidated as a reference within the circuit of open-air festivals and concerts. Bringing together iconic national and international artists, it presents an eclectic proposal in which rock, jazz, soul, pop, songs by songwriters or classical music come together on the stage of the University City.
When: from June 2018
Where: Complutense University Botanical Gardens, Madrid
TRADE SHOWS & CONGRESSES
International Fine, Food and Beverage Fair, “Gourmets Fair 2018”
Gourmets Fair, the largest event dedicated to the "delicatessen" products of Europe, returns in its 32nd edition to IFEMA where manufacturers, producers and processors of the food and quality drinks sector will meet from all corners of Spain.
Since its foundation in 1987, the fair has advocated quality food and drinks, gathering every year the best in the sector. For this edition, the participation of 1,600 exhibitors and an offer of 40,000 products are expected, of which 1,300 will be entirely new. It is estimated that the volume of business, direct and indirect, amounts to 200 million euros.
The event has different thematic exhibition areas. Thus, the New Products Exhibition areas can be differentiated; Wine Tunnel / MAPAMA; GourmetQuesos, Author's Cheese; Agora of Wine; The Oleoteca; Hall Gallery; LGM The Best Wines of the 33 Gourmets Wine Guide, and the Food Trucks Area.
The 32 Gourmets Fair is an initiative full of activities for attendees. Among these, we should mention the ham cutters contest, the Spanish sommeliers' championship, the oyster opener championship in Spain and the beer national championship.
When: from 7th to 10th May 2018
Where: IFEMA, Madrid
SPORTS OF THE SEASON!!!
Football (soccer)- Spanish League, Real Madrid – Atlético de Madrid
Experience an exciting sporting event in the Spanish capital, with the match that decides who rules football in Madrid.
The stage will be the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium and we can expect tension and excitement from these two well-matched teams, who are playing for much more than 3 points in La Liga. They are here to show which team is the strongest in Madrid.
When: 8th April 2018
Where: Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid
EDP Rock´n´Roll Madrid Marathon & 1/2 2018
In April, the streets of Madrid will host the Madrid Popular Marathon (known by the runners as Mapoma), one of the most important sporting events of the many that take place across Spain.
The race, classified as Gold Label by the International Athletics Federation, which is the highest level of excellence, is on a par with such well-known races as New York, London or Berlin. The event, classified as a Silver Road Race by the International Athletics Federation, is to form part of the Rock ‘n' Roll Marathon Series, the biggest running circuit in the world. There will be live music performances on over 20 stages, a finish line festival, a parallel 10 km race and a half-marathon, turning Madrid into a sporting celebration.
The route, which eases the final stage, allows you to enjoy one of the most attractive routes on the international circuit, as it sets off from the Cibeles Fountain and continues along the Paseo de la Castellana, passing the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, the Puerta del Sol, the Royal Palace, the Casa de Campo, Madrid Río Park, finishing in the historic El Retiro Park. The warmth of the enthusiastic, sport-loving Madrid crowd is the icing on the race's cake.
When: 22nd April 2018
Where: Retiro Park, Madrid
Motor Racing: Spanish Formula 1 Grand Prix
This year, the Spanish Formula 1 Grand Prix will be held once again at the Catalonia Circuit, Montmeló, in the province of Barcelona, as part of the World Motor Racing Championship.
On the days running up to the race there will be free training sessions and qualifying laps to decide the line-up on the grid. The Catalonia Circuit has 65,700 seats, set over 14 grandstands, and more than 35,000 tickets for the grass. The unique layout of the circuit makes this race a special challenge for drivers.
When: from 11th to 13th May 2018
Where: Catalonia motor racing track, Barcelona
Bilbao, the European capital of Rugby 2018
The San Mamés Stadium in Bilbao will host the two most important finals of this oval ball sport. In May 2018 Bilbao will host the finals of the Challenge Cup and the Champions Cup, unseating the candidacies of the Cardiff Welsh and the English Newcastle, cities where this sport is deeply rooted.
The economic and operational guarantees of "La Catedral", combined with the modern transport, accommodation and catering services offered by the Basque city, have also contributed to its selection.
Bilbao is already warming up for the event that will feature world legends of Rugby and it has been determined that El Arenal will host the "Fan Zone", in which thousands of fans will gather.
The villa will become a great party in which the good atmosphere is guaranteed. There are already those who have booked their accommodation more than a year in advance.
When: 11th and 12th May 2018
Male Sabre World Cup
The Multi-purpose Pavilion at the Club de Campo Villa in Madrid hosts a new edition of the Male Sabre World Cup in both individual and team categories, organised by the Spanish and Madrid Fencing Federations.
Over 180 sportsmen compete in the individual category and 20 teams compete for their nation. This tournament is one of the oldest and most important on the International Circuit, which it has formed part of since 1992.
When: from 18th to 20th May 2018
Where: Campo Villa Club, Madrid
Volcanic hikes in Tenerife-Tenerife Walking Festival
You may not see a smoking volcanic cone ready to expel lava, since the last eruption in Tenerife took place in 1909. However, you will go through a true Mars-like environment, such as Teide National Park. Tenerife is a sort of Noe’s Ark for volcanism. A corner of the planet gathering all the known manifestations of this phenomenon.
It is the most popular of the trails of the Teide National Park, which leads to the peak of the volcano, at an altitude of 3,718 meters. During the tour you can see how the vegetation is disappearing as you climb and the climatic conditions become more extreme. Although they still resist heroic species like the violet of the Teide, a shrub of delicate appearance but of an unusual strength. An experience not to miss is spending the night in the Altavista refuge: getting up early you can complete the last stretch to the peak and celebrate the culmination of the ascent as the sun rises.
When: from 22nd to 26th May 2018
Where: Tenerife, Canary Islands
Triathlon: Ironman Lanzarote Canary Islands
The Canary Islands Ironman Triathlon is held on the island of Lanzarote, and is one of the toughest events on the international circuit.
Athletes from all over the world come to the Canary Islands to take part in this race, involving a 3.8-kilometre swim, 180 kilometres by bike and a 42-kilometre run. Furthermore, this competition also decides 60 places for the Ironman World Championship.
When: 26th May 2018
Where: Tinajo, Lanzarote
HAPPY SEASON !!!
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