Where Is Spain?

 “Spain,” I hear many people sigh. “It’s my favorite European country.” And I have to agree with them—it’s definitely my own personal favorite. After all, there’s so much to love: the culture, the people, the rich history, the food and wine, the siestas…. It’s a country of blissful contradictions. Ancient, yet modern...

Valencia, Spain

At a sidewalk café in the Plaça de Sant Jaume, patrons chat over their cafés con leche or sit reading the paper, their dogs lying patiently at their feet. Trees shade this corner of the city from the summer sun, turning the café and its little square into oases of cool, civilized tranquility...

A 6-Bedroom Home Near Seville, Spain for Less Than $200,000

Seville, in southern Spain, has become the darling of more than just the tourism circuit, and with good reason. It’s a warm city, both in terms of climate and the openness of its people, and it’s beautiful on the surface, and deep in tradition. In the last decade, Southern Spain’s de facto and cultural capital Read more...: A 6-Bedroom Home Near Seville, Spain for Less Than $200,000

Cost of Living in Spain

Cost of living in Spain is low, even in the cities. Leaving aside rent or mortgage payments—and depending on your lifestyle—a couple could easily live on $18,000 to $22,000 per year and still eat out regularly. Once you know where to go, a meal for two with wine or beer can cost as little as $22. For the best value, choose the lunchtime menú del día (the menu of the day). In most places, the menú del día usually costs between $10 and $18 and normally includes a beverage (which can be beer or wine).