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

About Spain

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.

What are the top cities to visit?

On trips to Spain, the capital Madrid is a sophisticated city which has preserved its character with its historic 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.

What are the top places to visit?

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!

Discover Outstanding Islands on a Trip to Spain

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

Eight Cities You Need to Visit on a Spain Vacation (That Aren’t Madrid or Barcelona!)

Madrid – the Quintessential City to Visit on a Spain Vacation

Spend Quality Time in Barcelona on Your Trip to Spain

My European Vacation Favourites – Part 2

Journey Through Gaudi’s Barcelona in Spain

Four Perfect Days in Barcelona on a Spain Vacation

Portugal vs Spain: Which Country is Right for Your Western Europe Trip?

Interesting, Different, and Unusual Art Galleries to Enjoy on a Europe Vacation

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

 

 

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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  • Highlights of Northern Spain: Barcelona to Bilbao

    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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    Only 25 km from the French border, visitors fall in love with the northern Spanish coastal city of San Sebastian. This short stay includes first class accommodations and a private walking tour to discover its picturesque old town, its beautiful beaches, and elegant promenade.
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    Enjoy a short stay in Valencia and discover remnants of the past, avant-garde architecture, and unbeatable views along the coastline. Staying in first-class accommodations, you’ll head on a private walking tour to discover the city’s history before having a couple days to explore its cultural and gastronomic highlights like paella and horchata.
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  • Iberian Inspiration: Madrid, Toledo & Andalusia to Lisbon

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  • Spanish Adventure Self Drive: Barcelona to Barcelona

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  • Trails of Andalusia

    Discover the delights of this unique region of Spain visiting the colourful cities of Seville and Granada plus spend time in the charming picturesque small town of Ronda and the Grazalema National Park. This is the home of the Alhambra and the flamenco – a great combination!
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