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Termaria Casa del Agua, a veritable urban oasis

Termaria Casa del Agua is one of Europe’s largest water leisure centres and it’s situated right here, in the centre of A Coruña. This fabulous space is a veritable urban oasis, housing the city’s largest thalassotherapy centre, an Olympic sized swimming pool, treatment rooms, a fitness centre and indoor as well as outdoor relaxation spaces.

Deportivo – local pride

Every city has its local team, and A Coruña is no different. Here it is Deportivo La Coruña that carries the banner, and it has done so very well over the years, representing the city and region at the top level of Spanish football – and allowing it to punch above its weight and mix in with traditional giants like Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Skiing and snowboarding in Galicia

It’s not all about the Camino de Santiago, rugged Atlantic coastline and tapas of the eight-armed variety in this corner of Spain. For high in the mountains of Galicia, (just east of Ourense) is the Manzaneda Ski Resort, which is becoming increasingly popular with international snow sport fans. The village is hidden amongst the dense forest in the snow-capped slopes of the Sierra de Queixa, where you’ll find an alpine style retreat offering breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside from its well-kept slopes.

Walking the Camino de Santiago

For those who haven’t heard about this famous pilgrimage route, it is a blister-inducing 750 kilometre long walk from the traditional starting point of Roncesvalles in the northeast of Spain to Santiago de Compostela in the northwest. Although there are countless starting points all over Europe, you can begin this ancient pilgrimage anywhere you chose, though the majority tend to start in the French town of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port. Known as The Way of Saint James in English, this UNESCO recognised collection of centuries old paths has seen its popularity soar in recent years since the Hollywood film The Way, starring Martin Sheen, came out in 2010.

Valencia’s runners on their marks for the 33rd Maratón Divina Pastora

Next Sunday 17 November the city of Valencia will be host to one of the most important and popular races in Spain: the 33rd ‘Maratón Divina Pastora’, organized by Valencia’s town council and the ‘Sociedad Deportiva Correcaminos’, a sports club which has organized the marathon since 1981 when it was known as ‘Maratón Popular de Valencia’, in collaboration with the Trinidad Alfonso foundation.

Cheste: title decider for Motorcycling World Championship

On 10 November, the Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo in Cheste will host the race to determine two out of three motorcycle world champions.

Former champion brings world-class cycling to Jávea

Over the next few months, the world’s greatest cycling is due to arrive in Jávea, Alicante, thanks to an initiative to introduce cycling to this area of the Costa Blanca by none other than world champion Johan Museeuw.

Jaguar moves up a gear

The luxury British car firm Jaguar is soon to join the emerging trend of SUVs with the new C-X17 prototype, which will be unveiled to the public in the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show.

Volvo’s new Concept Coupé: Swedish sportsmanship

Inspired by Scandinavian design, the new Concept Coupé is the first of three concept cars revealed ahead of its time for the next series of Volvo cars, built on the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform created by the new Vice President of Design at Volvo, Thomas Ingenlath.

‘Sergio’: Ferrari pays homage to the legendary Pininfarina

Three million euros per vehicle. This the price for the ‘Sergio’ concept car (limited to just six units); Ferrari’s homage to the legendary Italian car designer Sergio Pininfarina (Turin, 1926). Inspired by 1960s racing cars, the ‘Sergio’ concept is based on Ferrari’s 450 Spider model, benefitting from part of the mechanics such as the V8 engine with 570 horsepower and a sequential gearbox with seven gears which can reach a top speed of 320km/hour (from 0 to 100km/hour in 3.4 seconds).

Boys and their business toys

It’s said to be the most fun you can have with your clothes on. And many petrol heads would agree that cruising to the office in one of the world’s most desirable super cars is certainly one way to turn heads.

Valencia abierta al Mar: sport and tapas on the shore of the Mediterranean

Only a few days left now until Valencia’s much anticipated 15k run, a sport event which will captivate athletic enthusiasts, most of all those who are busy preparing to tackle this half-marathon. During the upcoming weekend, 15th-17th February, the city of Valencia will dress to impress for this exceptional event, which will be celebrated for the first time in the capital of Turia.

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