Holidays in Spain? Here are ten beaches to top

fine sand or cliffs overlooking the sea, a short walk from the city center or on the islands.
In Spain there are almost 600 beaches where waves the Blue Flag in recognition of their quality.

We present ten of the most beautiful beaches in Spain. From Asturias and the Canary Islands, from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, the Balearics and Catalonia.

Ses Ilettes – The white sand and clear waters have allowed this shore of the Balearic Islands, located in the north of Formentera, to be counted among the most beautiful beaches in the world. It is a privileged place, where you can enjoy spectacular views of several islands (hence the name) and even spot the island of Ibiza.

The Illetes area is one of the best equipped for the practice of water sports such as sailing and diving.

There is also a maritime transport service that links the area to the port of Sabina and the island of Espalmador.

As Catedrais – The As Catedrais beach (Las Catedrales), declared a Natural Monument, it is one of the most famous of all of Galicia.

It is known around the world for its rocky formations created by wind erosion and water, which have created strange shapes that inspire the imagination of the beholder. When the tide is out you can take your shoes off and walk in the caves of great height to the discovery of arches inside arches. During July, August and September it can only be accessed by appointment, as well as during the Easter holidays (March and April).

La Concha – This beach located between the fishing port of San Sebastián and the Pico del Loro, is one of the most famous, photographed and elegant of the Basque Country.

You can practice sports like surfing, windsurfing, canoeing and beach soccer, while the little ones were set up platforms in the sea with small aquatic attractions. The pleasant and popular promenade is always popular, as well as the bike path that runs parallel.

Bolonia – This pristine white sandy beach is located in Tarifa, in a natural setting of great beauty.

It is considered a paradise for surfers because of the strong wind almost constant. In addition, almost behind the beach is the Baelo Claudia Archaeological Complex, a city-Roman farm that surprises for its excellent state of preservation. In one part of the beach you can practice nudism.

 

Cala Bassa – Beautiful beach, easily accessible and well signposted, located about nine kilometers from Sant Antoni de Portmany, Ibiza. Nearby there is a space for camping.

 

 

eco-friendly villas in Ibiza: the complex Cala Conta

This urbanization, traditional architecture of Ibiza, combines the typical characteristics of the island houses the

cutting-edge technology.

The architectural beauty, location and respect for the environment are the features that make Cala Conta the best private

urbanization of luxury villas in Ibiza.

The villas are all oriented towards the west, until the last to enjoy the beautiful sunsets over the Mediterranean:

the panorama offers also great views of Illa del Bosc and Conejera.

The villas are all eco-friendly and all have a very low environmental impact and high energy efficiency systems.

The complex counts on a geothermal and recycling rainwater air conditioning service.

 

Milan, lights off at Porta Nuova

 

Penthouses and villas “out of business.” The luxury homes and six maxi-colored villas tabaccoalle shoulders of skyscrapers have not yet been marketed by choice

Lights out the windows at night, work in progress by day in bare spaces, uninhabited, by choice still spectators of the coming and going of workers, real estate professionals and interior designers. It is the least known face of the symbol of the Milanese Renaissance district: Porta Nuova, investments for more than two billion, 30 sustainable buildings for many architects from around the world. But beyond the awards of the designers, the accolades of citizenship and even the collective imagination, just lift your head at night toward the skyscrapers of the Vertical Forest Island, the towers Solaria, Solea and Air in the raised square Alvar Alto to find that those storey high object of desire are still uninhabited. Or stroll along the way Joe Colombo, on the areas of the former Varesine behind the skyscrapers filled offices, between Via Melchiorre Gioia and the hotel Principe di Savoia, to sense that the six maxi-tobacco-colored villas are still under works and thoughts . Not unsold, mind you: never put on mercato.Milano, lights off at Porta Nuova

Lights out the windows at night, work in progress by day in bare spaces, uninhabited, by choice still spectators of the coming and going of workers, real estate professionals and interior designers. It is the least known face of the symbol of the Milanese Renaissance district: Porta Nuova, investments for more than two billion, 30 sustainable buildings for many architects from around the world. But beyond the awards of the designers, the accolades of citizenship and even the collective imagination, just lift your head at night toward the skyscrapers of the Vertical Forest Island, the towers Solaria, Solea and Air in the raised square Alvar Alto to find that those storey high object of desire are still uninhabited. Or stroll along the way Joe Colombo, on the areas of the former Varesine behind the skyscrapers filled offices, between Via Melchiorre Gioia and the hotel Principe di Savoia, to sense that the six maxi-tobacco-colored villas are still under works and thoughts . Not unsold, mind you: never put on the market.

Trip to Ibiza off season: on foot, by bike and kayak

 

Ibiza: what is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the name of this island in the Balearics? Music, rocking, parties, clubs, alcohol? Sure. Even the sea and beaches of course. Ibiza is all this, but not only. Indeed, much more. Especially out of season or summer months apart. From mid-September until the end of May in fact the climate in Ibiza becomes less hot, the stupid crowds and you can immerse yourself in nature. From beach to beach, but also from hill to hill, in the woods and countryside.
Green is the dominant color, then from October to early June. Because the temperature difference day night, settles milliliters dew on the ground and the plants drink greedily precious water droplets to grow lush.

The other Ibiza short, is a discovery to make day after day. To enjoy it in slow mode. A walking and cycling. As well as kayaking to have another point of view on the coast, squeeze in some cave and down to earth in the most hidden coves.

Each short, can choose the activities they prefer. Only trekking. Only riding two wheels (also electrical). Or only by sea, paddling. Better yet, alternating with each other depending on the place to visit.

The routes to be done can be one or more days depending on the time available and training. In a week you manage to get a general idea of ​​the island. With ten days you can linger better in all areas.

Where to start? From the acropolis of Dalt Vila or Ibiza town. Declared World Heritage by UNESCO is a pleasure to discover walking in lane street, along the Renaissance city walls with seven bastions. Always alive and vibrant, from 11 in the morning forwarded night, the ancient city is the place to shop and have fun. Open all year, for those who love live music, it is the Teatro Pereyra Cafe Concert, a stone’s throw from the harbor.
The most beautiful beaches, however, are located in the town of Sant Josep de Sa Talaia: 80 km, including creeks. Two of all, inside the Ses Salines Natural Park (The Salines). It is Es Cavallet, a kilometer white beach, the first in Europe frequented by gay men he officially seventies and today the number one for nudists; and Ses Salines, gently sloping water, dunes behind.

To do in a kayak is the west coast.

Here, at sea level, “they quarried” blocks to build fortifications and houses. The waters, crystal clear, thanks to Poseidon (also proclaimed World Heritage Site) invite you to dive and snorkel.
Paddling again and again to the north, on the coast itself, here is Cala Vedella, collection and quiet.

Like glasses in history have changed

Overview The exhibition at the Design Museum Holon, Israel, traces the key stages of evolution of the seventeenth century to the present glasses, looking at the future through the lens of virtual reality
“Sometimes we tend to forget that the primary purpose of the glasses has always been to correct a defect; but in fact the glasses do not hide the defect, in fact, I emphasize through design.

The exhibition will not only allow to observe the cultural history of the glasses, but also to discover the role of designers in their evolution. ” The speaker is Maya Dvash, curator of the exhibition Overview of Design Museum Holon.

Until April 29, the exhibition will penetrate between the Israeli museum galleries for discovering the curious world of glasses, and sunglasses, in an overview of past, present and future.

The past, to be precise, is represented from the private collection of French Claude Samuel, through which you can see the changes that have marked these precious accessories from the seventeenth century to today: over 400 species that become symbols of eras, new discoveries and of cultural phenomena, including for example those worn by pop icons such as Elton John and John Lennon, the traditional snow goggles bone worn by Eskimos populations or sketches designed for fashion house Pierre Cardin by the father of Samuel.

In addition to this valuable retrospective, the exhibition also features a creative part dedicated to this, entitled “What are eyeglasses?”, With models developed by 40 Israeli artists from fashion, jewelery and industrial design.

The future is represented by the space dedicated to virtual reality that the museum’s Design Lab has set up in collaboration with the French Institute of Israel, the Forum des image and the Holon Cinematheque.
But there’s also a touch of Italy in this exhibition, and it is probably the most intriguing: the Italian Cultural Institute and the Italian Embassy in Israel contributed to the creation of the section entitled “Vision Test” which allows visitors to discover the interaction between sight and design through activities and optical illusions that play with perspective, colors and observation points.