Visit Spain which is famous for its easy-going culture, delicious food and stunning scenery.
Major cities such as Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia all offer unique traditions, languages and must-see sites! Vibrant festivals such as La Fallas and La Tomatina draw huge crowds of both locals and tourists.
Capital: Madrid, Currency: Euro, Language: Spanish Population: 47,4 milion
The beauties by which you will recognize Spain
La Sagrada Familia
One of Spain’s top sights, the Modernista brainchild of Antoni Gaudí remains a work in progress more than 80 years after its creator’s death.
Fanciful and profound, inspired by nature and barely restrained by a Gothic style, Barcelona’s quirky temple soars skyward with an almost playful majesty.
The improbable angles and departures from architectural convention will have you shaking your head in disbelief, but the detail of the decorative flourishes on the Passion Facade, Nativity Facade and elsewhere are worth studying for hours.
Home to cutting-edge architecture, world-class dining and pulsating nightlife, Barcelona has long been one of Europe’s most alluring destinations.
Days are spent wandering the cobblestone lanes of the Gothic quarter, basking on Mediterranean beaches or marvelling at Gaudí masterpieces across the city.
By night, Barcelona is a whirl of vintage cocktail bars, gilded music halls, innovative eateries and danceloving clubs.
There are also colourful markets, hallowed arenas and a calendar packed with traditional Catalan festivals
Created by Smarthistory. Known locally as Mezquita-Catedral, the Great Mosque of Córdoba is one of the oldest structures still standing from the time Muslims ruled Al-Andalus (Muslim Iberia including most of Spain, Portugal, and a small section of Southern France) in the late 8th century.
Madrid is one of the fine-arts capitals of the world, with an extraordinary collection of art galleries. The showpiece is the Museo del Prado, but nearby are the Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.
Few European cities can match the intensity and street clamour of Madrid’s nightlife. As Ernest Hemingway said, ‘Nobody goes to bed in Madrid until they have killed the night’. There are wall-to-wall bars, small clubs and live venues.
Nightlife in Madrid
Madrid is one of the liveliest cities in Europe with an amazing nightlife. The capital can be divided into several areas with different types of bars and clubs to suit all tastes.
Discover some of Madrid’s best bars and clubs in the area surrounding Puerta del Sol and Gran Vía.
It is one of the most famous monuments of Islamic architecture and one of the best-preserved palaces of the historic Islamic world, in addition to containing notable examples of Spanish Renaissance architecture.
Seville is a city that leaves its mark, and many people define it as special. It might be because of the grandeur of its monuments. Or perhaps the charm of areas such as Triana.
It may possibly be the scent of jasmine in its squares or the Spanish guitar music of its streets. Some say that it’s the tradition of its festivals, and many are convinced its tapas are the real reason.
La Rioja Wine Country
La Rioja is the sort of place where you could spend weeks meandering along quiet roads in search of the finest drop.
Bodegas offering wine tastings and picturesque villages that shelter excellent wine museums are the mainstay in this region.
The Frank Gehry–designed Hotel Marqués de Riscal, close to Elciego, has been likened to Bilbao’s Guggenheim in architec- tural scale and ambition, and it has become the elite centre for wine tourism in the region.
Flamenco in Andalucía
Andalucía is a place that burns with life, colour, and romance. It is a place of music and dancing, of plucked guitar strings, and the snapping of fingers, clicking castanets, and the stamping of feet, all of which mould together to create this wonderful culture we know as flamenco.
Sierra Nevada & Las Alpujarras
Sierra Nevada represents the highest massif in Europe after the Alps, with Mulhacen at 3482m is the highest peak in the Iberian peninsular.
The highest peaks can remain snow capped for the much of the year which is unusual seeing as its only 33km from the Mediterranean coast.
The Sierra Nevada, designated Andalucia’s second national park in 1999 after Donana. Extends over a range of 2000km2, through the regions of Granada and Almeria.
In Sierra Nevada you can ski wearing your swimming suit. Every year a ‘Skiing in Swimming Suit Day’ is held at the end of the season.
Las Alpujarras– this is the region which falls between the Sierra Nevada and Contaviesa mountain range.
It is the long valley running East to West and all is tributaries running from the North or the South into the Rio Gualdelfeo.
Beaches of Menorca
Menorca is a paradise for beach lovers. It’s quieter and less developed than its neighbour, Mallorca, and there are still numerous stunning beaches and tiny coves with crystal-clear turquoise waters to explore.
Menorca has more than 70 beaches distributed between the North and the South. While the ones in the north usually offer more wild landscapes with red rocks, the southern ones are sandy.
According to one count, the emerald-green northern Spanish region of Asturias boasts more than 600 beaches. The beauty of many of these frequently wild and unspoiled stretches is utterly
Even better, the villages of the coast and hinterland are among the prettiest anywhere along the Spanish shoreline, and the food served in this part of the country is famous throughout Spain.
Granada is located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains, a National Park designated Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1986. Granada is surrounded by mountains.
Almost at the end of every street you will see one, and they turn white during the winter.
The Costa Brava is a scenic stretch of Catalonia’s coastline, extending from the French border in the north to the town of Blanes in the south.
Dotted with rugged coves, medieval villages, sandy beaches, vineyards, and the works of Salvador Dalí, many travelers flock to this picturesque region of Spain.
Explore the countryside with yacht excursions, e-bike ventures, and kayaking trips, or visit beloved towns and cities like Girona, Cadaqués, and Figueres.
Spain’s pretty pueblos (villages) are something special, from the stone-and-wood villages of the north to the luminous white hamlets that cling to rocky crags in the Andalucian south.
Eating and Drinking
🍽 Spanish cuisine is probably best known for various Spanish tapas (cold or hot Spanish appetizers or snacks) including world-famous national foods of Spain like iconic jamon iberico, legendary paella, and glorified gazpacho.
🍷 Sangria is the most popular drink. With a refreshing blend of fruits and spices, sangria is known to be the signature Spanish beverage.
Spain for children
Spain has a surfeit of castles, horse shows, fiestas and ferias, interactive museums, flamenco shows and even the Semana Santa (Holy Week) processions, to name just a few highlights for kids.
When it comes to activities, quite a lot of adventure sports – including rafting, kayaking, canoeing, canyoning and mountain-biking – can be done at easy beginners’ levels suitable for children, although check before you book in case there are age minimums. Surf and ski schools also cater to kids.
What is the best time to visit Spain?
(Jun–Aug, public holidays)
Accommodation books out and prices increase by up to 50%. Expect warm, dry and sunny weather; more humid in coastal areas.
Cold in central Spain; rain in the north and northwest. Mild temperatures in Andalucía and the Mediterranean coast. This is high season in ski resorts.
Shopping in Spain
The country is home to some of the best shopping destinations in the world across several of its major cities – and as an added bonus, many of the areas are usually found near other places of interest, such as museums and heritage buildings.
Spain is one of Europe’s most style-conscious places and its designers are some of the most accessible and innovative you’ll find.
Madrid and Barcelona offer the most choice, but shopping here is almost a national sport and you’re never far from a small shop selling the perfect gift.
Visit Spain, and after that you will surely return to it again! Have a nice trip to wonderful Spain…🥰😇