by: Fionn Downhill
Among the many sights and tastes and sounds of the city of Barcelona in Spain, there are some luxurious historical hotels to compliment your stay. Your tour of Barcelona does not have to stop at the steps of your hotel. A historical hotel could make your vacation more complete.
by: Gary Bumpas
The Parador of Hondarribia is near the French border just a short distance from San Sebastian, and within easy visiting distance of Bilbao and the wonderful Guggenheim museum.
Parador Hondarribia is a 10th century castle built by the King of Navarre in the early days of the Christian re-conquest. The powerful Caliph, Al-Mansur, was a constant threat to the area in the those times, but King Sancho Abarca and the castle at Hondarribia were spared because the King had given one of his daughters in marriage to the Caliph - there have always been advantages to "keeping it all in the family!"