Spain, this country that got it all : great weather, exquisite gastronomy, the best monuments, dream beaches and breathtaking mountains. If you are thinking about getting married in this country, do something original. A wedding in Spain cannot be complete without getting to know the country’s traditions, its culture and history, either with your partner or with your guests thanks to traditional Spanish activities.
This is the reason why hereunder we suggest you a series of activities to do in different parts of Spain, as well as accommodations recommendations. It is not only conventional nor typical activities but some which make us discover rural Spain and its charm such as the traditional wine tasting itinerary, pottery workshops and leather goods, or initiation to the flavors of the autochthonous oils of our land.
In order to realize one of the wine routes of our country, the Bodegas Francisco Gómez proposes a series of activities to be done in its premises and its vineyards, the promise of taking you through a completely unbeatable cultural experience.
Those routes include guided visits in the rooms where the wine is elaborated and bottled, from cava tasting and degustation of Iberic ham from pigs breed straight from the estate, a discovery of the chapel, the winery square, the occasion to eat in the restaurant and to visit the city of Villena.
To complete your experience and make it even more rustic, you can sleep in the village of Villena, near to the wineries, in the Hotel Rural Equelite or in rural houses such as in the Casa Solariega.
After the enotourism comes the tourism of oil, a touristic trend every time more on the rise, which allows us to get to know more about oil in all its glory.
If you wish to know it and to live a great extra virgin experience, the Hacienda Guzmán in Sevilla will open its door to you! Leader in the tourism of oil, you will be able to visit its premises and to appreciate the richness and complexity of the olive oil world.
Everything through activities such as olive oil tasting is carefully selected, rides in horse-drawn carriages, discovery of the mill and beam and degustation of typical Andalusian breakfasts are organized. Along, you will be able to visit the estate completely, the patios, towers, mills, gardens, horse stables and museums as well as the carriages which will amaze you.
This estate is one of the biggest fabrics of olive oil in the world which preserves the traditional process. They have the best olive museum with more than 150 varieties coming from 13 different countries.
In order to complete the experience, you can stop at the shop where to bring as a memory exclusive oils and other products related to it.
If you are looking for an accommodation for the night of this activity, staying in a place that has so much charm as Andalusia is a perfect decision, as you can discover how houses are inside in Sevilla, in its patios, its fountains, trees, flowerpots, etc… such as in the Hotel Casa Imperial, the Corregidor Boutique Hotel or the Posada del Lucero.
Now we go to Talavera de la Reina in order to discover the world of the traditional ceramics since that it is in Spain that they have been made for century now, with pieces of maximum quality.
The Talavera ceramic center is inspired by the decorative concept of every period, creating new designs without losing tradition, with decorative elements that can adapt to new times such as skulls, an amulet reproduced throughout history completely crafted in this workshop.
In order to fully know about this craft, such as with its artists and designers, the ceramic center of Talavera proposes a series of activities in its workshop in order to discover the hand-painted collectible items, its fountains, crockery, tiles, fountains, trophies and everything that you imagine to be done with the ceramic technique!
To sleep in the heart of Talavera, we recommend you the hotel Be Live City Center, Blue Windows House, or la Casa de Campo Talavera which has a nice garden, a swimming pool and a beautiful view. Spain is known for its craftsmanship such as its leather goods. You cannot leave the country without going to the old Convento de Capuchinos where you will find the Museo de la Piel, located in Ubrique.
This museum was created after the exposition Manos y Magia en la Piel, transmitting knowledge about the leather world to all the visitors as well as the more sentimental and emotional side of the craftmen who realize everything with their hands and where the tourist will be able to interact with those objects, real machinery, tools and parts that have been preserved for many years. In addition to seeing the “forest” of the famous patacabras, the tool of the elaboration of the pieces of skin.
You will also be able to take a souvenir of this curious place back home, like jewelers, purses, handbags, boxes for handkerchiefs and boxes for socks as well as boxes of manicure, among many other things.
The best places to sleep after your visit are the Hotel Loft Sierra Cadiz, the Hotel Sierra de Ubrique or the many cottages that are in the town of Ubrique. These are some of the activities that contribute to making of Spain an authentic and charming country that you may not have seen or heard about before.
Those propositions offer you the opportunity to discover the country and its corners so that your visit to Spain is of the most typical Spanish. Start making your list of activities now!
Photo1: via Bodegas Francisco Gomez, Photo2: Casa Benigalip, Photo3,5: via Pinteres, Photo4: Hacienda Guzmán