Immerse yourself in Spain’s diverse landscapes and vibrant traditions. Madrid, the lively capital, pulsates with art and culture. Andalusia’s flamenco rhythms and Moorish architecture enchant. Barcelona, on the Mediterranean, dazzles with Gaudí’s masterpieces. The Basque Country delights with culinary excellence.
The Andalusian countryside is characterised by rolling hills and the white cities that crop up between them, the most famous of which being Granada and the expansive Alhambra with a long-spanning history. A couple of hours drive away lies Cordoba and its annual Patios competitions, where neighbours compete to be awarded the coveted prize of most beautiful patios.
With pocket-sized bites of everything that Spain is famous for, Ibiza, Formentera, Mallorca and Menorca are all unique destinations in their own right.Ibiza for one keeps clubbers in the south and offers laidback bohemian peace and quiet in the north.
The pace is relaxed, the sun is almost always shining and the city has a fiercely proud identity. Arguably more famous than Spain’s capital of Madrid, Barcelona is famous for a food and art scene as well as astounding architecture and of course, the beach.
San Sebastian, known locally as Donostia, is where you’ll experience the unique and rich Basque culture, deliciously expressed in its cuisine. While you’re here it is essential that you feast on large helpings of pintxos, San Sebastians answer to tapas, ranging from Spanish omelette to mussels, ham, chillies and risotto squares, traditionally, served resting on a slice of baguette.
Often overshadowed by coastal Spanish cities, Seville has a brag-worthy list of sites, and a network of streets anyone would be happy to get lost in, with tapas bars lining most of them for pit stops. The city smells of oranges, owing to the orange trees that line the streets – a gift from a king to his wife who was sad to leave the snow of the Sierra Nova in favour of the sun.
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