Northern Europeans call it “Sun, Beach, Sangria” … all true, but Spain has much more !!!
Spain has one of the most beautiful coasts in Europe and a very long and ancient culture … traditions, artistic works and typical dishes characterize this nation with a mild climate with beaches, mountains and plains that offer fruit and vegetables appreciated everywhere; unique cities for beauty and history.
Difficult to decide what to visit in Spain and ‘a nation that offers us a multitude of choices … certainly we can not miss visiting …
BARCELONA, MADRID, VALENCIA AND SEVILLE
Three fantastic and beautiful cities. As if they were the four capitals of Spain!
All three are highly appreciated and highly visited all year round.
Barcelona remains one of the most interesting cities, where it is easy to stay for days without ever having the desire to leave. Its pleasant atmosphere can be appreciated living along the streets and squares of the Barrio Gothics and not neglecting the many restaurants and bars, and we must not forget the Sagrada Familia and the Tibidabo hill where you can admire the whole city from above.
Madrid, the nation’s capital, offers the country’s best museums such as the Prado or the Reina Sofia, but also the Royal Palace and some iconic squares such as the Plaza Mayor. Just outside the city we find Toledo an old fortified city, a UNESCO heritage site.
Valencia, is the homeland of the very good and beloved Paella; In this city there is the Barrio del Carmen, the oldest part of the city where there is also a spectacular cathedral with a legend: the Holy Grail is kept here.
Seville, with the charming and characteristic alleys of the “Barrio de Santa Cruz” and the tapas bars and then face the magnificence of the Cathedral and especially the Alcázar, the palace of the Moor kings that also hosted Christopher Columbus who was preparing his journey to the Americas.
But still the fascinating Córdoba and the famous Santiago de Compostela … a nation that boasts well over 40 UNESCO heritage sites!
A fortress, a palace, a citadel located in beautiful Granada. It was born as an imposing castle and military area, which later became the royal residence and court of Granada.
THE SIERRA NEVADA
Large mountain range offers 70 downhill ski runs and runs for cross-country skiing and snowboarding. There are also ice skating rinks and sleigh rides are organized.
If you are looking for white beaches and crystal clear sea, Cadiz is the ideal destination to find blue water, white sand dunes, views of the Roman ruins and excellent restaurants to eat. Its precious and beautiful historical center is surrounded by walls and developed on an islet.
Don’t miss the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, Salamanca and Bilbao,too … All fantastic destinations in the name of Spanish beauty …
… and how can you forget about Flamenco? Flamenco, Sangria and Paella are the 3 duties for every visitor … many cities and clubs offer you Flamenco evenings, evenings you can’t miss.