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Practice Spanish Reading – Best Resources for Reading (Begginer, Intermediate, Advanced)

Reading: One of the best ways of learning Spanish Reading can dramatically improve your language proficiency (even in your own language!). If you are learning Spanish, reading should be in your every day to-do list. Why is reading in Spanish helpful for learning? You can do it at your own pace. You can look for the words that you don’t know and write them down […]

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Friday Spanish Updates with José Miguel – July 22

Hi! Friday, finally! Did you practice your Spanish this week? Congratulations! These are the weekly Spanish updates from José Miguel. Topic of the week: What are the best cities for practicing your Spanish in Spain? Read the post and tell me if you agree. https://hellospanish.co/best-places-spain Student of the week: Bouke, from Amsterdam – The traveller student. Listen to his story! https://hellospanish.co/student-bouke Song of the week: […]

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What are the best places to practice your Spanish in Spain?

[fullwidth background_color=”” background_image=”” background_parallax=”none” enable_mobile=”no” parallax_speed=”0.3″ background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” video_url=”” video_aspect_ratio=”16:9″ video_webm=”” video_mp4=”” video_ogv=”” video_preview_image=”” overlay_color=”” overlay_opacity=”0.5″ video_mute=”yes” video_loop=”yes” fade=”no” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding_top=”20″ padding_bottom=”20″ padding_left=”0″ padding_right=”0″ hundred_percent=”no” equal_height_columns=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” menu_anchor=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_text]Fall in love with Spain! What better place can you find for practicing your Spanish?

This is a lively country rich with Mediterranean flavor, unique traditions, and exciting nightlife. Discover the culture, be captivated by the heritage and the nature, and enjoy the art and culture in the most important cities in Spain. Put into practice your communication skills, and let the Spanish way of life sooth your soul.[/fusion_text][/fullwidth][separator style_type=”shadow” top_margin=”” bottom_margin=”” sep_color=”” border_size=”” icon=”” icon_circle=”” icon_circle_color=”” width=”” alignment=”center” class=”” id=””][fullwidth background_color=”” background_image=”” background_parallax=”none” enable_mobile=”no” parallax_speed=”0.3″ background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” video_url=”” video_aspect_ratio=”16:9″ video_webm=”” video_mp4=”” video_ogv=”” video_preview_image=”” overlay_color=”” overlay_opacity=”0.5″ video_mute=”yes” video_loop=”yes” fade=”no” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding_top=”20″ padding_bottom=”20″ padding_left=”0″ padding_right=”0″ hundred_percent=”no” equal_height_columns=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” menu_anchor=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_text]

Oeste: Barcelona

Barcelona Parq Guell

Barcelona from Parq Guell

Probably the most cosmopolitan city in Spain. It’s an old city with a lot of history, but very modern and lively.

There’s the Gothic neighborhood, “el barrio gótico”, with its small streets and surprisingly picturesque corners. There’s the city beach, “la Barceloneta”, and many other ones. There’s, of course, a huge variety of restaurants of any kind you can think of. Spain has 8 restaurants with 3 Michelin stars!

Art and design are present everywhere. Barcelona is a city of design and avant-garde, and many of the most famous designers are settled here. Also, many painters and artists have lived there: you have a museum for Picasso or Dalí, for example.

One of the most recognizable features of Barcelona is its modernist architecture, and its most representative artist was Gaudí. He was the creator of “Sagrada Familia”, the modernist cathedral that took  more than 130 years to be built. And very exciting lines and curves can be seen in his houses: “Casa Millá”; “Casa Batlló” are the most famous ones.

Close stops: Valencia, Figares, Costa Brava.

Spanish sentences you can easily practice in Barcelona:

“¿Cuánto cuesta ese cuadro?”

“Me encanta pasear por las Ramblas”

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Norte: San Sebastián / Donostia

San Sebastian

San Sebastian and Playa de la Concha

The former is the Spanish name, the latter is the basque one. This is one of the three major cities in Euskadi, the Basque Country.

Everybody loves it. It is indeed very charming. You have a very nice city next to one of the best beaches of Spain, Playa de la Concha – in the middle of the city itself! You have of course a charming town center, “La parte vieja”, with its typical basque buildings. One of the most iconic attractions is “El Peine de los Vientos”, a very romantic sculpture in the cliffs. It’s meaning is “The comb of the Winds”.When you are there, you can see why.

San Sebastián also has the first Aquarium built in the country, and probably the second most important after Valencia. If you like hiking, you can walk up to Monte Urgull, in the other side of the bay.

They say the city has the highest quality of life in the whole country. It’s also a hot spot for gastronomy: here you’ll find the worldwide famous Restaurante Arzak3-Michelin stars awarded since 1989. And also proud of having 3 Michelin stars, Restaurante Aquelarre. 

Close stops: Bilbao, Pamplona, La Rioja.

Spanish sentences you can easily practice in San Sebastián:

“Por favor, mesa para dos. No tenemos reserva”

“¿Por dónde se va a la Playa de la Concha?”

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Sur: Sevilla

Sevilla plaza

Sevilla, Plaza de España

Situated on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, Sevilla has a rich Moorish heritage, and used to be a prosperous port that carried out trade with the Americas. The streets and squares in the historic quarter of the capital of Andalusia are lively and busy.

There are several monuments worth a visit: the Cathedral and its bell tower “La Giralda”. The Alcazar, with its beautiful gardens and fountains. The General Archive of the Indies, where you can get lost in the history of the colonization of America.The beautiful bridges that cross the Guadalquivir river. “La Torre del Oro”, a tower that looks golden in the banks of the same river.

And you can’t forget about the numerous terraces, inns and bars where visitors can practice one of the most deeply-rooted and tasty traditions in the city: “Going out for tapas”.

Close stops: Granada, Córdoba, Málaga.

Spanish sentences you can easily practice here:

“¿Me pone una cerveza fresquita, por favor?”

“Uf, ¡qué calor hace en Sevilla!”

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Este: Santiago de Compostela

Concha de Santiago

Concha de peregrinos de San Sebastián

Millions of people from all over the world come to this city every year, many of them reaching the end of “Camino de Santiago”, an ancient pilgrimage route, born in the 9th century Its historic centre has been designated a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.

In Santiago, gastronomy is an active part of the culture of the city. There is a spectacular array of restaurants, bars and taverns, with prices to suit every budget – quality is what they all have in common.

Santiago is not a cultural destination only on account of its heritage and monuments, but also thanks to its impressive year-round programme of events: music, conferences, theatre, film, concerts, exhibitions, festivals… Art and culture, but nature too. Santiago has many parks and gardens. An intense green pervades everything, not only within the city, but also in its surrounding area.

Close stops: Asturias, Rías Baixas.

Spanish sentences you can easily practice in Santiago de Compostela:

“¿Aquí nunca para de llover?”

“Me gustaría tomar un albariño con ese pulpo a la gallega”

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Centro: Madrid

Madrid

Madrid at Night

History is omnipresent in Madrid. You can see the brilliant past of the Spanish Empire in its castles.The historic centre, also known as the “Madrid of Los Austrias” (in reference to the Hapsburg monarchs), and the spectacular Plaza Mayor square –inaugurated in 1620 and one of the most popular and typical sites in Spain– are a living example of the nascent splendour of the city in the 16th and 17th centuries. The jewel in the crown is the Royal Palace, an imposing building dating from the 17th century featuring a mixture of Baroque and classicist styles

Art and culture play a key role in Madrid’s cultural life. The capital has over 60 museums. The first in the list is always the Prado Museum, one of the world’s most important art galleries.

Apart from that, leisure is the king: Concerts, exhibitions, ballets, a select theatrical offering, the latest film releases, the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of the best Spanish and international gastronomy, to savour the charms of its bars and taverns… all these are just a few of the leisure options on offer in Madrid.

Madrid has extensive and beautifully maintained parks and gardens –like the Retiro park, formerly the recreational estate to the Spanish monarchs, the Casa de Campo and the Juan Carlos I park. It’s also a ver important European business hub.

These conditions, together with all the drive of a dynamic and open society –as well as high-spirited and friendly– have made this metropolis one of the great capitals of the Western world.

Close stops: Toledo, Ávila.

Spanish sentences that you can easily use in Madrid:

“Perdone, ¿dónde se puede comer un buen plato de patatas bravas?”

“¿Qué vamos a hacer esta noche? A mí me apetece teatro/cine/tapas/cocierto…”

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Fiestas en España

En todos los rincones del país español hay una fiesta especial. Todas tienen sus características particulares. ¡Vamos a conocer algunas!   ¿Cuáles son las fiestas españolas más populares? Nombre: San Fermines Fecha: alrededor del 7 de julio Lugar: Pamplona, Navarra Origen: Se celebra desde la Edad Media para honrar al santo de la ciudad, San Fermín. Desde el origen era una fiesta muy exótica, con […]

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