Spain, a country rich in history and culture, is renowned for its passion and beauty, vibrant art and classical architecture. Today, Roman relics, Moorish architecture, Islamic palaces and baroque cathedrals stand beside contemporary steel and glass skyscrapers, modern museums and world famous art galleries.
Spain’s cities, medieval towns and glittering white villages will all leave a lasting impression. Dining and fine wine are central to life in the country and one of the most familiar sights is families enjoying tapas and wine at lunch or dinner, or gathered around pans of steaming paella.
Quintessentially Spanish activities like the famous annual ‘Running of the Bulls’ in Pamplona and the Valencia tomato festival are all part of the vibrant culture. However, nothing captures the essence of Spain like its music and dancing and the sound of Spanish guitars and flamenco dancing can be heard inside bars and clubs across the country. It is like a cry to locals and visitors to experience the passion of a beautiful and vibrant country of sundrenched beaches, stunning mountains and breathtaking green landscapes.
Roman and Celtic ruins, Moorish architecture, Islamic palaces, modern museums and art galleries, UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Culture and entertainment.
Flamenco dancing, bull-fighting, art galleries, museums,
‘Running of the Bulls’, Tomato Festival
Activities and sports.
Beautiful sundrenched beaches, sunbathing, snorkelling,
scuba diving, surfing, kite-surfing, windsurfing, sailing, fishing
Flamenco Festivals - Seville (February), San Isidro Bullfight Festival - (May), Formula One Spanish Grand Prix (May), Tapas Festival (July), Tomatina Tomato Festival (August)
Useful information about Spain
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Madrid, the capital and largest city in Spain, is famous for its cultural and artistic heritage. This lively cosmopolitan city has many pubs, cafés, clubs, fine restaurants and music venues, which are all part of a pulsating nightlife. Madrid is the political heart of Spain and enjoys a warm, dry climate with perpetual sunshine. It is also the home of Real Madrid, the most successful football club in Europe.
Barcelona is Spain’s most cosmopolitan city and one of the Mediterranean’s busiest ports. It is also home to cutting-edge modernist buildings, a vibrant cultural life and art and has a number of leading restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. This vibrant city has a passionate art scene and was home to Gaudi and much-favoured by Picasso. Barcelona is the passionate capital of Catalonia and is an unforgettable city of culture and beauty. It is also home to some of the best beaches in Spain and with a stunning mountain range close-by, visiting here is an unforgettable experience.