You might wonder what Belfast has to do with Spain. There are lots of Hispanic attractions in Belfast – and Dublin, for that matter. From excellent restaurants and bars, to markets selling Spanish related items, to tapas bars, to flamenco and salsa shows…and, believe it or not, art. There some excellent exchange groups… but the one run by a native from Andalucia is really good. See their Facebook page
Belfast has strong links with Spain through the Spanish Civil War. Many Irishmen fought in the Spanish Civil war and there is recognition of this all over city, and further afield, as well as other historical links. The parks are magnificent, and Belfast could easily get Green Destination status. See our sister site at www.thewriteway.blog.
Meanwhile we are delighted that a London company has decided to seek retailers in Northern Ireland, and that they sponsored the recent Spanish Gold comes to Northern Ireland event.
More about delicious Rioja… just one wine.” Tempranillo is considered native to Rioja. It is the wine region’s most typical grape. It is the origin of the identify of its wines and one of the great grape varieties in the world. It occupies more than 75% of the region’s vineyards and it is incredibly versatile. It is capable of producing wines that can withstand long ageing colour and acidity, and a smooth, fruity mouthfeel that turns velvety as it ages.” Source: Discover Rioja – Spain’s flagship wine region brochure.
This is the start of our Tapas Trail… check back for further details.