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10 Things You MUST Know Before Coming to Spain 🇪🇸

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10 Things You MUST Know Before Coming to Spain ????????

How does tipping work in Spain? What are tapas? What time to do shops open? What are the Spanish eating hours? Do Spaniards take siestas? I answer the top 10 Spain travel tips so you can explore Spain like a local!

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It was once said that Spain is different. Well, it's no different from any other country, but like visiting any new country, when you don't know how the basic things work, it can be a challenge to get around and have a rich experience. So I decided to make a video which answers so many of the basic questions people have when they visit Spain. Here are some of the questions I answer:
- When do the shops open in Spain
- When do the tapas bars open in Spain
- When do the restaurants open in Spain
- What are tapas? How does tapas work?
- Do you tip in Spain?
- Do Spaniards take a siesta?
- Do people speak English in Spain?
- Is there bullfighting in Spain? Should I see a bullfight in Spain?
- How should I travel around Spain?
- How do people greet in Spain?

CHECK OUT THE VIDEOS I MENTION IN THIS VID
- What are tapas? 3 Secrets For Eating Tapas Like a Spaniard
- Paella, sangria, churros: 5 Spanish Food Myths Busted!
- And that article I mentioned about Spanish coffee:

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5. WHO AM I? ????
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Hola, Spain lovers! I’m James Blick. Spain is my passion! Its food, its culture, its history and its people. And I get a massive kick out of sharing everything I’ve learned with visitors to this country. My mission? To help you have a true, rich and delicious experience in Spain! If that sounds like something you’re into, then I’d love you to subscribe and join this community of Spain lovers!

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11 Things You MUST DO In Spain!

This video is about what you MUST DO in Spain. I've lived here for 8 years and these tips will help you have a truly local experience in this country!

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Recently Yoly and I made a video about things you MUST NOT do in Spain. And it was really popular, as well as a little controversial.

So we decided to follow it up with something more positive - the things you have MUST DO in Spain if you want to have a truly local and authentic experience.

11. Read a great book before you come!
Before I moved to Spain, reading really helped me get a grip on this country and in the end have a much more local experience.

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10. People watch during the evening paseo!
People watching is a real cliche, but it can be an amazing way to discover a place. So how do you do it right in Spain?

9. Explore the neighbourhoods as well!
Don't just limit yourself to the historic centre - hit the barrios where the locals are and see that side of life!

▶ Check out this video of a tapas crawl in our Madrid neighbourhood:

8. Explore lesser-known parts of Spain!
Of course you want to visit Barcelona, Seville, Madrid etc. But why not hit the rural areas? Or lesser know regions?

▶ In this video Yoly and I head to the beautiful rural Jerte Valley


7. Eat a menú del día in an old man bar!
These bars are full of locals who are gong about their busy day and stop to eat a big lunch. Such an amazing way to get a glimpse at everyday life in Spain.

6. Make time for a lengthy 'sobremesa'!
Once you've finished lunch, be sure to make time to chill out with a huge gin and tonic!

5. Drink local wine!
Don't just still to Rioja and Ribera del Duero - make sure you check out local wines too.

▶ In this video Yoly and I head to rural Granada and drink local wine:


▶ My video to help you understand Spain's famous Rioja wine:

▶ My video to help you understand Spain's other famous wine region - Ribera del Duero:

4. Eat paella like a local!
First you want to make sure you eat non-frozen paella. But then, you also want to eat it WHEN the locals eat it.

▶ My video about Spanish food myths (incl. paella info!):

3. See an AMAZING flamenco show!
I'm not really into dance... but flamenco is so much more than that. And I adore it!

▶ My wife Yoly is a passionate flamenco expert and leads incredible private flamenco experiences. Check them out here:

2. Eat Spanish delicacies that scare you!
I'm talking blood sausage, sweetbreads and pigs ears. Get into it - it's the local food!

1. Talk to a stranger in a bar (or somewhere else)!
In Spain we very easily and quickly strike up conversations with strangers. So even if you don't have much Spanish, go for it!

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4. WHO AM I? ????
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Hola! I’m James Blick. Spain is my passion! Its food, its culture, its history and its people. And I get a massive kick out of sharing everything I’ve learned with visitors to this country. My mission? To help you have a true, rich and delicious experience in Spain! If that sounds like something you’re into, then I’d love you to subscribe and join this community of Spain Lovers!

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10 Best Places to Visit in Spain - Travel Video

Splendid beaches, delicious cuisine, vibrant nightlife and lively fiestas all make Spain one of Europe’s best getaways. Because Spain encompasses several autonomous regions and islands, the country boasts one of the most widely diverse cultures and landscapes on the continent. Here's an overview of the top places to visit in Spain.
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10 Things to do in Granada, Spain Travel Guide

Join us as we visit Granada, Spain in this travel guide covering the best things to do in Granada including local foods worth sampling and top attractions such as the Alhambra. Granada ended up being one of our favorite cities we visited in Europe on this trip so come find out why! Let's explore Granada, Andalucia together!

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Intro - 00:01
1) Granada Cathedral (Catedral de Granada) - 01:02
2) Moroccan Street Souk / Alcaicería Grand Bazaar (Calle Calderería Nueva) for shopping in Granada - 01:55
3) Albayzín Neighbourhood - 03:34
4) Mirador de San Nicolas (Alhambra Lookout Point) - 04:12
5) Moroccan Teahouse / Teterias Arab Tea Room - 05:02
6) Moroccan Restaurants - 06:12
7) Alhambra (الْحَمْرَاء) p- 06:45
8) Spanish Breakfast at Café Via Colón for churros + tortilla - 07:53
9) Carrera del Darro (Riverside Lane) - 09:46
10) Flamenco Show - 10:16
City at Night + Outro - 11:23

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Our visit Granada travel guide documentary covers some of the top attractions including a food guide to local Moroccan cuisine and Spanish food, top sightseeing tourist attractions and the city by day including visiting cathedrals, tea houses, the old town, quirky neighborhoods, Alhambra and museums in Granada, Andalucia. We also cover off-the-beaten-path outdoor activities you won't find in a typical Granada tourism brochure, Granada itinerary or Granada, Spain city tour also known as Granada España.

10 Things to do in Granada, Spain Travel Guide Video Transcript:

Wrapping up our travels in Spain, our last city to visit was Granada. Set in Andalusia at the foot of the snow capped Sierra Nevada, this is a place where Moorish influence is palpable. From hilltop fortresses to Moroccan markets, and tranquil gardens to quaint teahouses, in this travel guide we’re going to show you some of the things you can do in Granada:

This Cathedral was as grand as you’d expect. The stark white interiors were a bit of a contrast to the ornate churches we had seen in other cities, but that just made your eyes travel towards a glowing, golden altar.

The Moroccan souk turned out to be one of our favourite spots in the city. The street was packed with tiny shops standing shoulder to shoulder, all filled with leather handbags, glass lamps, wool slippers, colourful scarves and pashminas and souvenirs.

We continued our way up the hill into Albayzín. This is one of the oldest centres of Muslim culture in Granada. The neighbourhood is a maze of narrow cobbled streets, white-houses with tiled roofs, and small courtyards sprinkled in between.

We made time to stop at one of the teterías, or teahouses. This was the perfect place to rest on a cold winter day and enjoy some afternoon treats.

You can find numerous Moroccan restaurants in this part of the city for food. One place we ate at on more than once occasion was Al-Faguara. They offered set menus for lunch featuring hummus, falafel, couscous, tajine, and of course, lots of baklava.

Let’s take a moment to talk about Granada’s main tourist attraction: the Alhambra!

The Alhambra is a massive complex of palaces, gardens and fortresses that once formed the citadel of the Nasrid Kingdom of Granada, which was the last Muslim dynasty to rule along the Iberian Peninsula from the years 1230 to 1492.

This is the one attraction you can’t miss when you visit Granada, and you’ll want to book your tickets well in advance as they can sell out during high season.

We spent half a day touring the grounds during which time we visited the Nasrid Palaces, the Palace of Charles the Fifth, the Alcazaba, and the Generalife.

We decided to find a cafe where we could indulge in a delicious Spanish breakfast.

Another spot we explored in Granada is Carrerra del Darro, a small lane that runs along the Darro River at the base of the Alhambra. This street is lined with arched-stone bridges and historic buildings.

We’ll leave you with a few scenes of Granada at night and one last glimpse of the Alhambra lit up against the evening sky.

We hope you enjoyed this video and that you got ideas of things do in Granada on your own visit.

This is part of our Travel in Spain video series showcasing Spanish food, Spanish culture and Spanish cuisine.

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Moving to Spain. Our Experience ????????

What it’s like to move to Spain? This is a very personal look at our experience. Everything from how I am legally here, to finding a home, getting jobs, making friends and missing family. This is probably the most personal video we’ve ever made. So venga, let’s go!

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Moving countries is a big decision. And I often get messages on YouTube or Instagram from people who are thinking of moving to Spain. And they’re curious about my experience. So Yoly and I decided to make this video. This video is an honest look at our experience of moving to Spain. It’s not filled with the steps you need to make the move - though no doubt some of our experiences will be helpful for you.

In this video we cover:
1. How we met - given we both moved to Spain together, but Yoly is from Spain, we thought it important to give a little background on how we met and why we both arrived in Spain together

2. How I became legal - this is a big part of moving to Spain. How can you legally be here? There are lots of options, but I had the easiest option, which was the fact that I was married to Yoly (though we did get married because of love, we also got married for the visa!)

3. Find out first home in Madrid - this was hard because we didn’t have a financial track record here. So we certainly didn’t have the pick of the crop of houses when it came to renting. But we did finally find a place… after a few hiccups along the road (and 6 weeks living with Yoly’s parents!)

4. Finding jobs - This is another huge aspect of moving to Madrid. What work will you do? Yoly continued doing her remote work, but I took it as an opportunity for a career change!

5. The Honeymoon Period - this is the period where I was totally enamored with Spain. Everything was new and exciting. Soon you start to see the more realistic side of living here. But this is an exciting, almost childlike period.

6. Finding friends - This is hard. If you’re moving as an adult, people already have their friend groups. So you have to work hard - join Meetups and other groups. And the friendships you form, might not be exactly like the ones you had back home.

7. Missing family - This is the tradeup of living in a new country. You will be possibly far from your family. Consider how often you can go back - what does it cost? How long will I go for each time?

8. Was it worth it? We rate whether our move to Spain was worth it. No surprises here!


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3. WHO IS JAMES BLICK? ????
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Hola! I’m James Blick. Spain is my passion! Its food, its culture, its history and its people. And I get a massive kick out of sharing everything I’ve learned with visitors to this country. My mission? To help you have a true, rich and delicious experience in Spain! If that sounds like something you’re into, then I’d love you to subscribe and join this community of Spain lovers!

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11 UNMISSABLE Places to Visit in Spain! (2019)

Planning a trip to Spain? Wondering where to go! Why not include one of these off-the-beaten-path unmissable gems on your trip! Venga, let’s go! ????

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11. Santiago de Compostela. Hotel Pazo de Altamira is a lovely, modern hotel within a gorgeous old Galician stone building. And it’s right opposite the fabulous market!

10. Jerez de la Frontera. Definitely try and stay at the famous Hotel Casa Grande - a big old mansion with a gorgeous rooftop terrace for drinks -

9. Vera Valley. I would suggest staying in the village Valverde de la Vera and my pick is the cosy and rustic La Picota:

8. Cadaqués. I love Tramantua Hotel, a white-washed gem run by a husband and wife team… service is fantastic, and it’s right in the old city, plus near the beach:

7. Cáceres. We stayed at the budget but good Hotel Iberia Plaza Mayor with views of the square): If you want to stay IN the old city though, the Parador here is a 14th century palace - the full Caceres medieval dream!

6. Oviedo. Prices in Northern Spain are often cheaper, so you can happily get a great hotel here without spending a lot. Check out the excellent Barceló Oviedo Cervantes:

5. Zahara de los Atunes. Either go with Hotel Avenida Playa (simple, clean, and right off the beach - or the slightly more chic Hotel Doña Lola -

4. Las Alpujarras. Casa Rural la Fragua is a gorgeous little tucked away whitewashed apartment in Capileira (either stay here or in Pampaneira). This place is perfect for exploring the villages around the area.

3. El Rocío. I love Hotel La Malvasía with its old-world luxury, the fact it’s only 5-minutes walk from the famous Santa María del Rocío church and they also have a terrace which is perfect for sunsets.

2. Mejorada del Campo.
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1. Cádiz. Right in the old town, I love the wonderful Hotel Boutique Convento Cádiz, housed in a renovated 17th century monastery:

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Hola! I’m James Blick. Spain is my passion! Its food, its culture, its history and its people. And I get a massive kick out of sharing everything I’ve learned with visitors to this country. My mission? To help you have a true, rich and delicious experience in Spain! If that sounds like something you’re into, then I’d love you to subscribe and join this community of Spain lovers!

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Tips & Things to do in Alicante, Spain (Costa Blanca, Episode 01)

I visited my friend Greg in Spain and he showed me some things to do in Alicante where we started our little exploration of the Costa Blanca region
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I flew down to Spain in December for 2 weeks to hang out with my friend Greg and his girlfriend Nellie. My first stop is Alicante where both live in an apartment close to the city center - the perfect base to explore the city from!

Greg showed me around in his new hometown starting at the Playa de Prostiguet which is the main beach of Alicante. From there we headed for the main things to do in Alicante and walked through the old town in the Santa Cruz neighborhood.

The Santa Barbara castle is definitely the highlight of every trip to Alicante, from here you have an amazing view - a great spot to enjoy the sunset from before a delicious Tapas feast. As you do in Spain :)

As always feel free to leave more recommendations in the comment section below for future visitors of Alicante and the Costa Blanca!

To do the Alicante properly I recommend about 2-3 days - following I list all the places I visited & Things to do in Alicante:
- Playa de Prostiguet
- Castillo de Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara Castle)
- Explanada de Espana & Alicante Harbour
- Barrio Santa Cruz (Alicante Old Town)
- Tapas at D’Tablas, Cerveceria Sento Barrio & La Tasca del Barrio



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Barcelona Tourist City Guide ???????? Spain Best Place - Travel & Discover

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Granada Tourist Guide ???????? Spain Best City

The Alhambra, a Moorish citadel and palace, is in Granada. It is the most renowned building of the Andalusian Islamic historical legacy with its many cultural attractions that make Granada a popular destination among the tourist cities of Spain. The Almohad influence on architecture is also preserved in the Granada neighborhood called the Albaicín with its fine examples of Moorish and Morisco construction.

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Exploring a MASSIVE Spanish Supermarket

What's it like in a Spanish supermarket? It's time to find out! Yoly and I hit one of Madrid's largest supermarkets to explore what we buy and eat in this country. Spanish snacks, jamón, cheese, seafood, drinks, wine, beer, frozen food and even pigs brains! It's all here!

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I always think it's really interesting visiting supermarkets in new countries. It gives you a real insight into the local diet, and the local culture. So Yoly and I decided to dive into the massive supermarket in the outskirts of Madrid to give you guys an insight into what's there. We check out Spanish potato chips, the massive selection of jamón, lots of interesting meats (blood sausage, rabbit, pigs brains and snout and more), cheeses, more cured meats and so much more.

But beyond that, we also dove into the frozen food section to see what we could find (yes, we found frozen paella in Spain!). And we also explored the enormous olive oil section, with everything from normal olive oil, right through to extra virgin olive oil (which is pretty cheap in Spain!).

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Hola! I’m James Blick. Spain is my passion! Its food, its culture, its history and its people. And I get a massive kick out of sharing everything I’ve learned with visitors to this country. My mission? To help you have a true, rich and delicious experience in Spain! If that sounds like something you’re into, then I’d love you to subscribe and join this community of Spain Lovers!

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???????? MADRID WALK to Cybele Fountain and Palace from Sol incl. Alcalá Gate | SPAIN

A first-person perspective Madrid walk tour from Sol Public Square to the Cybele Fountain and Palace (current Madrid City Council Building), via the Neptune Fountain and Alcalá Gate.

FILMED: July 2018 (weekday, evening)

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00:00 Calle Mayor
03:04 Puerta del Sol
05:22 Carrera de San Jerónimo
07:25 Plaza de Canalejas
08:27 Carrera de San Jerónimo
12:00 Plaza de las Cortes
16:09 Plaza Canovas del Castillo
16:59 Paseo del Prado
23:36 Plaza Cibeles
28:24 Calle de Alcalá
35:34 Plaza Cibeles
39:22 Calle de Alcalá
41:36 Plaza de la Independencia
42:51 Calle de Alcalá
45:34 Plaza Cibeles

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03:25 Sol Public Square
03:52 Sol Metro
06:05 Museo del Jamón (Ham Museum)
09:58, 12:11 Congress of Deputies Building
10:28 The shop of the Congress
13:12 Statue of Miguel de Cervantes
15:01, 17:28 The Westin Palace Hotel
16:14 Neptune Fountain
20:07 Apollo Fountain
23:25, 24:34, 27:09, 28:40, 39:56, 45:49 Cybele Palace (Palacio de Cibeles)
24:12, 25:23, 28:16 Bank of Spain Building
24:32, 27:27, 37:42, 46:44 Cybele Fountain (Fuente de la Cibeles)
28:27 Banco de España Metro
29:11, 30:00 Cervantes Institute
29:33 Sepblac Government Office Building
32:13 Metropolis Building
38:51 American House cultural centre
41:26 Alcalá Gate (Puerta de Alcalá)

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WELCOME to VALENCIA ESPAÑA ???????? TOP THINGS to SEE and EAT -Vlog

Valencia is filled with culture, food, and amazing architecture old and new. The city lies along the Mediterranean coast and is one of the largest ports in Europe. Today we are going to visit the old city, enjoy the tapas, and visit the aquarium at the Oceanographic Park which was built by local famed architect Calatrava. Let's go!

Valencia was founded in 138 B.C by the Romans. The Old Town has a Medieval layout with architectural treasures including the Mercado Central (Central Market) and the Gothic Cathedral.

Valencia is famous for food, especially Paella. It is known as the birthplace of Paella, Spain's iconic rice dish. At the market, I try the jamón (ham) and orange juice, which is a staple of the Iberian diet. Next, I visit a tapas bar where I try the Spanish wine and more jamón.

Next stop is the port area. The L'Oceanogràfic or Oceanographic Park, which has an aquarium filled with sharks, jellyfish, dolphins, belugas, walruses, sea lions, seals, fish and an underground aquarium tunnel. Oceanogràfic of Valencia is the largest aquarium in Europe.

It is part of the City of Arts and Sciences park complex, designed by local architect Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela. Calatrava is Valencian and known for his futurist designs which draw inspiration from living organisms, some buildings here resemble a vertebrae and an eye (Hemisfèric cinema). A visit to this park is a must and several of its buildings have become icons in the city.

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Madrid Full Tourist Video Guide - Best Place in Madrid ???????? Travel & Discover

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Madrid lies on the River Manzanares in the centre of both the country and the Community of Madrid (which comprises the city of Madrid, its conurbation and extended suburbs and villages); this community is bordered by the autonomous communities of Castile and León and Castile-La Mancha.

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Malaga Spain - Travel Guide - Top attractions Costa del Sol

Malaga Spain - Travel Guide - Top attractions Costa del Sol

In this episode we arrive in the Spanish City of Malaga located in the Costa del Sol, Spain. We started our day parking at the castle of Gibralfaro and had a long scenic walk into the city.

We were surprised by how nice Malaga was and had a really enjoyable time seeing the top attractions which included the cathedral ( ,Catedral de la Encarnación de Málaga), artist Picasso's birthplace, Roman Theatre Alcazaba and took a walk through the Malaga Park (Parque de Malaga)

We found a wonderful winery when wandering through a side street called Antigua Casa de Guardia If you get the chance to visit you must. There was also wonderful food from tapas, a large food hall & market area and lots of interesting spice shops.

We had a really nice time getting lost in Malaga and would recommend visiting it.

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Ibiza (Eivissa) island, Spain - beaches and other tourist attractions

Ibiza (Eivissa) is an island in the Mediterranean Sea off the east coast of Spain. It is the third largest of the Balearic Islands.

Ibiza is considered to be a popular tourist destination, especially due to its legendary and at times riotous nightclub based nightlife centred on two areas: Ibiza Town, the island's capital on the southern shore and Sant Antoni to the West.

Large portions of the island are registered as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and thus protected from the development and commercialization of the main cities.

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SPAIN’S BIGGEST TAPAS CHAINS | Good or bad?

We taste test some of Spain's biggest tapas chains - 100 Montaditos, La Sureña, Lizarrán, Tapa Tapa - to see if the food is YAY or YUCK!

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This channel is all about promoting the small, often family-run tapas bars and restaurants that serve up delicious food across Spain. But there is another side to this country's tapas culture, and that's a number of large tapas franchises and chains that have up to several hundred outlets throughout the country. This includes 100 Montaditos, La Sureña, Lizarrán and - a smaller one - Tapa Tapa

Lots of locals and tourists visit these bars, but I've never been (maybe once to one of them for a beer). So I was curious... what are they like? So today we hit 4 of the biggest ones, and taste the food, rating the food of each out of 5.

First we went to Lizarrán, which was probably the best of the bunch. The whole experience is very sterile, but it was busy and the food, while not very good, wasn't horrendous. It was just - well - loveless. And cheap.

Next we went to 100 Montaditos. This chain has outlets across Spain, and even some in the USA. We were told off for filming inside, so we got the food to go and shot the scene outside. I've never tried it, but the food wasn't good in my opinion. But hey, it is fast food, and it is cheap.

Next up was La Sureña. This was a step up from 100 Montaditos, and the cazón tapa (fried shark) was actually pretty good. But the prawns were flavourless and the bravas were not - in my opinion - bravas.

Finally we hit Tapa Tapa, Bar of Tapas. This chain has been operating for a number of years in Catalonia and recently popped up in Madrid. It has excellent reviews online. And I can understand why. It all looks like tapas, it tastes ok, the service was very good... but it's just a bit joyless. I could be in an airport somewhere in the world. So, while the best of the bunch, and more expensive, it wasn't great.

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Spain Travel Guide: Barcelona, Madrid, Montserrat! [4K]

In this video, we present a Spain Travel Guide that covers some major cities, such as Barcelona, Madrid, San Sebastian, etc, but also just some things to do, like Montserrat.

By the way, I've seen some excellent Spain travel packages on Groupon, so make sure to take a look at it if you're not sure what's the cheapest time to travel to Spain and want to save some funds.

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Here's the basic info and the do's and don's when visiting Spain!

- Transportation costs are moderate: $250/wk for rental car and ~$50/80 to cross the country via train (single trip)

- Frequent tolls of $1-5 on the highways, so budget this extra expense ($60 for our week long driving adventure)

- English friendly in major cities, less so as you get into more rural areas

- Overall cost is comparable to US, but fuel is expensive (use diesel)

- Similar to all of Europe, dining experiences take time - must look for Tapas/Pinchos bars if want quick service (grab and pay)

- worked well for accommodations, from 150-300 night for 3 people

- Cuisine (esp outside of major cities) is mainly bread/pasta, meats and cheese - don't expect too many vegetables or fruit - but be sure to try Paella and Tapas/Pinchos

- Parking within city usually $20-30 for 24 hrs depending on if major city or not

- Barcelona specific: reserve tours of Sagrada Familia & Guell park ahead of time

- Schedule: everything closed 1-3, sometimes hard to find lunch, dinner starts at 7 at the earliest, but most are eating around 8 or 9, with drinks beforehand

- Download Gmaps ahead of time: they work great in Spain, no need for Wifi/Internet connection to navigate

- Most cafes will give you wifi password if you eat/drink something

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