Where are the best places to visit in Spain?
No trip to Spain would be complete without admiring the distinguished displays from architect Antoni Gaudi. The most impressive of which is La Sagrada Familia, a magnificent gothic cathedral towering above the city. Las Ramblas also puts on a show, with its street performers and tasty tapas at La Boqueria – Barcelona’s oldest market.
Madrid is a must for all those wanting to experience urban Spanish life. The artistic capital is packed with vitality, where the Madrilenos are known as gatos (cats), for their tendency to enjoy late nights. So, if you’re looking for excellent nightlife, Madrid is the perfect city for you. It is also regarded as one of the best culinary spots, housing some of the most fabulous restaurants in the world.
Although Ibiza is renowned for its party island credentials, there is more to this charming island than meets the eye. Discover hidden gems – from extraordinary beaches to luxurious boutique hotels, overlooking cryptic sea caves and boasting stunning sunsets beyond the Mediterranean coast.
The largest of Spain’s Canary Islands and arguably the warmest of all the regions in Spain – Tenerife benefits from a subtropical climate and offers consistently warm temperatures year-round. Take a hike or better still, venture out in a cable car to wonder at the popular attraction Mount Teide National Park volcano; a UNESCO World Heritage site with the highest mountain peak in Spain.
What is Spain famous for?
The Spanish are relaxed and hospitable people – renowned for their traditional siestas, which provide an ideal time to slow down and appreciate the smaller things in life. Many come to Spain in search of the tastiest paella and to sample traditional tapas and jamon. There is an abundance of artistic influences such as Picasso, Dali and Gaudi, expressed through the country’s architectural designs. Spain is blessed with some of the best sandy Mediterranean beaches, plus Spanish festivals, like Tomatina, which embody authentic Spanish heritage. Fancy yourself as a flamboyant Flamenco dancer? Watch from afar or join in – it’s an integral part of Spanish tradition after all.
What is the weather in Spain like?
The weather in Spain is more varied than you'd think. If you're near the Atlantic coast it may be cooler, humid and rainy. As you go inland the climate is more arid, with relatively cold winters and often very hot summers. The southern and eastern coastal regions, such as Barcelona, the Balearic Islands, Valencia and Málaga, have a more typical Mediterranean climate with mild temperatures and sunny forecasts. While places like the Canary Islands experience an African climate, mild in winter and very hot in summer. In the mountainous regions of the Pyrenees and the Sierras, temperatures differ depending on altitude.