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  • Plaza Real in Barcelona - always a popular spot to hang out on during Spain holidays.
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  • Gran Via in Madrid

Spain is located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. Its mainland is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar; to the north and northeast by France and Andorra and to the west and northwest by Portugal. It is one of only three countries to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines.  Spanish territory also includes the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean off the African Coast, all to be enjoyed on Spain holidays. It is the second largest country in Western Europe and the fifth largest country in Europe.

As a tourist destination, Spain is very important for many reasons. It is the 4th most visited country in the world and has 13 cities recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage sites. One consideration is the all year round mild climate.  Other attractions are its many beautiful sandy beaches, its art, culture and architecture all to be experienced in many of the major Spanish cities.

Spanish cuisine consists of a great variety of dishes which stem from differences in geography, culture and climate. It is heavily influenced by seafood available from the waters that surround the country and reflects the country's deep Mediterranean roots. Spain's extensive history with many cultural influences has led to a unique cuisine. In particular, three main divisions are easily identified, - Mediterranean Spain  for seafood and several cold soups such as Gazpacho plus many rice-based dishes such as  Paella; Central Spain for hot, thick soups such as the bread and garlic-based Castilian soup, along with hearty stews such as Cocido Madrileño and Atlantic Spain for vegetable and fish-based stews.

On trips to Spain, the capital Madrid is a sophisticated city which has preserved its character with its historical neighbourhoods and streets with such landmarks as the Royal Palace, central Retiro Park and the Paseo del Prado. The city boasts three major art galleries – the Prado, the Reina Sofia and the Thyssen.

Barcelona, which is the capital of Catalonia Province, has its own distinct flavour. Once a Roman city, it has a rich cultural heritage.  The city is adjacent to the magnificent scenery of the Costa Brava with its numerous beach resorts.

In the south, the three cities of Granada, Seville and Cordoba offer visitors on a holiday in Spain an opportunity to experience their Moorish influences and charming architecture and culture.  Close by is the Costa del Sol with its many attractive resorts catering to all budgets and its very pleasant winter climate. 

The Balearic Islands located off the south west coast of Spain are well worth a visit and offer both beaches and inland mountain resorts especially  Majorca, the principal island. 

Off the North West coast of Africa lie the volcanic Canary Islands. The main islands are Tenerife with its black sand beaches and La s Palmas, a very lively tourist destination for those looking for sun, sand and sea.

There are many other contrasting cities and regions too numerous to mention. A visit to Spain needs careful consideration as to where to go and what to see and depends on one’s interests. One thing is certain. There is no lack of variety to please all tastes.

 

 "Globetrotting with Goway" blog articles

For some additional reading, the following articles are from our blog “Globetrotting with Goway”….. a great source of information for those people who are, or who want to be, world travellers!

Explore Andalusia’s Historic Three Cities on Your Spain Vacation

Finding Culture On Your Spain Vacation

Top 10 Things to See on Your Spain Vacation

My European Vacation Favourites – Part 2

Journey Through Gaudi’s Barcelona in Spain

Enjoy Strange and Unusual World Festivals on Various Vacation Packages (Part 2)

Unusual Museums of the World (Part 1)

Best Value Cities for Budget Travellers to Add to Their Europe Vacation

See More on Your Europe Vacation with Our Back-Roads Experiences

 

Extend your Stay

Consider an additional stopover to your Spain vacation at one of Goway's other European destinations. You can choose from  a Paris vacation, a London vacation or an Amsterdam vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from Spain.

 

 

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  • 10 Day Western Mediterranean from Barcelona to Barcelona

    Discover the Mediterranean’s most exciting ports on this week-long trip aboard the Norwegian Epic. Immerse yourself in the history and culture of Spain, Italy, and the French Riviera.
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    10 Days
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  • 3 Night Western Mediterranean Cruise

    Bridge your time in two of Europe’s most exciting cities with this Norwegian Epic cruise, or enjoy it as a short break on its own. Explore the spectacular architecture of Barcelona, and the splendid history of Rome, with a day in Naples to link your adventures.
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    4 Days
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  • Andalusia: Tradition, Gastronomy, & Flamenco River Cruise

    Southern Spain is one of Europe’s most colourful and culture-rich regions. Discover its flavours, flamenco and flair on this short Spain vacation on the water, departing from the area’s most exciting city, Seville.
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    8 Days
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  • Barcelona Getaway

    From the whimsical delights of Gaudi’s imagination to the classical beauty of the city’s Gothic quarter, a Barcelona city break is a short vacation you’ll never forget. Explore the unique culture of Catalonia in Spain’s most enchanting and imaginative city.
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  • Barcelona: Costa Brava Full Day Tour

    Explore the famous Costa Brava on this full day guided tour. Visit the main tourist village of Lloret de Mar with its seaside bazaars and narrow streets, sail the coastline passing rugged cliffs and rock formations, and climb to the lighthouse at Tossa de Mar, enjoying stunning views of the surrounding waters and countryside.
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    11 Hours
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  • Barcelona: F.C. Barcelona

    This is a must for the enthusiastic soccer fan. Go behind the scenes of this outstanding soccer club. Learn the history of the club in its modern museum and explore from top to bottom the magnificent stadium.
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  • Barcelona: Full Day Small Group City Tour

    Visit the best Barcelona has to offer first-time visitors. This tour takes in the city’s highlights and allows time to discover some of Barcelona’s best-kept secrets. Enjoy skip-the-line access at La Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera, and Park Güell. Visit the hill of Montjuïc, Santa Caterina food market, the Gothic Quarter with it’s Jewish Call, and, finally, the church of Santa Maria del Mar.
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  • Barcelona: Girona, Figueres & Dali Full Day Tour

    Enjoy a full day to two of North Eastern Spain’s most interesting cities. Start with a walking tour of Girona, a medieval city with a well preserved Jewish Quarter and old narrow streets followed by Figueres, home to the unique and unusual Salvador Dali museum.
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  • Barcelona: Hop On & Hop Off City Tour

    Take advantage of a double-decker tourist bus to explore Barcelona at your own pace. This Hop-On and Hop-Off tour runs east and west across the city centre, stopping off at the most popular tourist destinations like La Sagrada Familia and offering you discounts to various local establishments.
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  • Barcelona: Montserrat Half Day Tour

    Take a half day to visit Montserrat Mountain, a majestic nature park and sanctuary 1,235 metres above sea level. On this tour you’ll see the Royal Basilica, home to the Black Virgin sculpture and one of Spain’s most popular pilgrimage sites, and taste four different types of local liquors.
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  • Barcelona: Sagrada Familia

    Visit La Sagrada Familia Cathedral, a large and unfinished masterpiece designed by the Spanish architect, Antoni Gaudi, with his unique and individual easily recognized style. You will be amazed at the completed work already on view.
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  • Barcelona: Tapas Evening Walking Tour

    Take an evening walking tour of Barcelona to learn about Catalan culture and dine on delicious tapas. Tour downtown Barcelona, visit famous tapas bars to enjoy Catalan cuisine and wines, and walk through the Gothic Quarter, discovering gourmet shops that have delighted travellers for over 100 years.
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    3 Hours
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  • Barcelona: The Palace of Flamenco Show

    Enjoy the best Flamenco show in Spain at one of three daily shows at the Palace of Flamenco. During this show, you’ll watch a cast of more than 14 performers display the classical Spanish dance, the Flamenco, and learn to appreciate one of Spain’s cultural touchstones.
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    1 Hour
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  • Cruise the Guadalquivir & Guadiana

    A Europe cruise with a difference, this unique, sundrenched itinerary takes you through the heart of Southern Spain on a round-trip from Seville. You’ll also visit Portugal’s remarkable Algarve.
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    8 Days
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  • Essentials of Spain Barcelona to Madrid

    Ideal for a first time visitor, this essential Spain tour starts in the country’s most unique and famous city, Barcelona. It then takes in historic Granada, Sevilla, and Toledo before disembarking in Madrid.
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    9 Days
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  • Essentials of Spain from Madrid to Barcelona

    Visit five iconic Spanish cities, Madrid the capital, Cordoba, Seville and Granada in Andalusia and Barcelona in Catalonia, each with its own character, culture and history. Enjoy magnificent architecture, old and new and be awed by all that Spain has to offer the visitor.
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    9 Days
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  • Highlights of Northern Spain Back Roads: Barcelona to San Sebastian

    This outstanding region of Spain offers amazing contrasts from quaint medieval towns, exceptionally attractive resorts, important wine producing areas and spectacular mountains. A highlight will be a visit to Salvador Dali’s House-Museum. The scenery plus the history and culture make this a very special tour.
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    9 Days
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  • Iberian Inspiration Back Roads: Madrid, Toledo & Andalusia to Lisbon

    Seen Barcelona and Madrid? This Spain vacation takes you into the country’s south, including imperial Toledo, Corboda, Seville, and beautiful Granada. Steeped in history, this historic region will fascinate you magnificent architecture, delicious food, and unique Moorish influences.
    Duration:
    11 Days
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  • Madrid: Getaway, City Break

    This short Madrid stopover lets you see the best of the city in less time, with a hop-on, hop-off bus tour and day trip to Toledo included.
    Duration:
    4 Days
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  • Madrid: Sightseeing & Prado Museum Half Day Tour

    This tour you would take in many contrats Madrid offers. This would include the elegant Plaza de Oriente and Plaza de Espana, Oeste Park, Principe Pio hill, Puente del Rey (bridge), Virgen del Puerto ( which offers one of the best views of Madrid's historic) and Puente de Segovia (bridge).
    Duration:
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  • Madrid: Sightseeing & Royal Palace Half Day Tour

    This half day tour shows off Madrid’s contrasting highlights, taking you through history and showcasing various architectural styles from over the centuries. Visit the Arabic fortress at the Barrio de la Moreria, spot Renaissance and Baroque architecture around Calle Mayor and Plaza de la Villa, and explore contemporary Spain in Gran Via and Barrio Salamanca.
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    3 Hours
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  • Madrid: Toledo Full Day Tour

    Take a day to tour Toledo, the former Spanish capital and architectural treasure house. This panoramic tour takes you to the Primate Cathedral, Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue, and Cristo de la Luz Mosque, where you’ll see magnificent examples of Spanish architecture and learn about the city’s diverse heritage.
    Duration:
    8 Hours
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  • Madrid:Private Panoramic Tour and Prado Museum

    Experience the elegance of Madrid’s past and present on this private museum tour of the Spanish capital. Begin in the historical quarter, seeing the heart of the city at Plaza de la Villa and the bullrings before heading through modern Madrid and touring the Prado Museum, with masterpieces by El Bosco and El Greco.
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    4 Hours
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  • Madrid:Private Walking Tour and Royal Palace

    Discover Madrid’s history as Spain’s capital on this private walking tour. Starting at the Plaza de Oriente, you’ll see the Calle del Cordon, the Plaza de la Villa in the heart of the city, the buzzing San Miguel Market, and tour the Royal Palace, one of Europe’s best preserved palaces.
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    4 Hours
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  • Spain to Italy by Sea

    Enjoy a revitalizing cruise aboard the five-star Norwegian Epic and explore the great cities of the central Mediterranean. Marvel at the architectural wonders of Gaudi in Barcelona, enjoy the regional seafood in Naples, and visit the Spanish Steps that charmed the Romantic poets John Keats and Percy Bysshe Shelley in Rome.
    Duration:
    8 Days
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    US$ 1,423
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