Spain, the place to be!
You will visit cities bearing the marks of a mixture of cultures, monuments and natural spaces, some of the world's most important museums, about 8,000 km of beautiful beaches, and you will enjoy the healthy Mediterranean diet, Spanish traditions such as flamenco and bullfighting... Spain features one of the most pleasant climates in Europe and has over 2,800 hours of sunshine a year.
Spain is located on the Iberica Peninsula, and has also two archipelagos (the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands) as well as two cities, Ceuta and Melilla, on the African Coast. All these areas are perfectly connected through a wide-ranging and comprehensive transport network allowing, to get to major cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Sevilla, Cordoba, Granada, Saragossa, Santiago de Compostela, Valencia, in a short time.
Centuries of history have left behind a spectacular array of monuments. It's no coincidence that Spain is the country with the third greatest number of UNESCO-designated World Heritage sites. In its over 1,400 museums you'll find masterpieces by great artists such as Goya, Picasso and Velázquez, genuine symbols of Spanish culture.
And all year round, if you enjoy being part of traditional events and experiencing typical celebrations, Spain is the place to be: the carnival celebrations in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Cadiz,, Easter Week, the Fallas bonfire festival and the bull-running in San Fermín are just a few of the festivities.
Spain is also home of thousands of pilgrims or lovers of new travel paths, walking every year to set out on the famous pilgrim route known as the Way of Saint James - El Camino de Santiago de Compostella.
BARCELONA is a paradise of Modernism thanks to some of the works created here by the famous architect Gaudí, including the Sagrada Familia cathedral and Güell Park and Casa Batlló, and Sagrada Familia to immerse yourself in his colorful world. Explore the stunning El Born and wander around La Rambla, one of the city’s most famous streets.
BILBAO We could also refer to this Basque Country destination as "The City of the Guggenheim", when this original museum was built in 1997, Bilbao was changed forever. Bilbao's unique character comes from combining avant-garde with the traditional feel of its old town, full of charming streets and bars offering proof that they are passionate about gastronomy around here.
CORDOBA One of the most beautiful places in Andalusia is Córdoba. You will be captivated by the great Mosque of Cordoba, major Islamic work in the Western world, and by the gardens and palaces of the Alhambra in Granada, one of the most visited sites in Spain. With its courtyards decked out with flowers, falling in love with the city feels effortless. Spend your days strolling around the iconic houses, but make sure to stop at Mosque-Cathedral. The mosque is known for its stunning architecture.
MADRID The capital of Spain, Madrid is one of the most beautiful places in the country. In Madrid, you should make a point of heading for what is known as the 'Paseo del Arte' or 'art walk', an itinerary starting at one of the world's most important art venues: the Prado Museum. The lively city welcomes visitors both interested in relaxing or exploring local history.
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELLA This historical city with stone buildings and narrow streets is a must-see in Northern Spain. Santiago de Compostela is the perfect place to experience the Galician culture. Stroll through the city to discover its iconic sights, such as the Cathedral, old squares, and the City Hall.
ZARAGOZA A rich blend of the historic and modern, Zaragoza sits on the banks of the Ebro River. Stroll in the center of town near San Miguel's pedestrian ways or around the Plaza de los Sitios, where you find boutiques, markets and souvenir shops. A center for gastronomy, Zaragoza offers food and drink for every budget and taste. But tapas is a must!
GRANADA The Alhambra citadel of Granada is one of the most famous buildings in Spain: a Moorish fortress with grand archways and delicate ornamental mosaics. Step backwards in time as you wind through the ascending cobblestone streets of Albayzin. You’ll be rewarded with beautiful views from the Mirador San Nicolas. Granada’s nightlife is vibrant and varied. Hit the bars of Calle Elvira or, for a quieter outing, the traditional tea rooms of La Calle de Las Teterias.
SEVILLE Every corner of Seville is a visual feast. The city is a must-see for anyone looking to get to know the Andalusian culture. Narrow streets, lively flamenco shows, and tasty tapas will give you the best experience of the Andalusian world. Another unmissable experience is visiting Alcázar, one of the best examples of Islamic and Mudéjar architecture.