With world-class art and architecture, stunning natural treasures and fabulous food, it’s no wonder Spain is one of the world’s great tourist destinations. With so many things to do during your trip to Spain, you may want to hold off on those afternoon siestas.
Spain is a vibrant land of world-class cities, renowned masterpieces, divine food and wine, swirling Flamenco dancers and exhilarating outdoor activities. A single visit to Spain can result in many different experiences. Culture lovers and history buffs can be awed at more than 40 UNESCO World Heritage sites and more than 1,000 museums. Outdoor enthusiasts can walk, hike and golf their way across stunning landscapes. And foodies can get their fill of delectable regional cuisine paired with incomparable wines.
Much more than flamenco and bullfights, Spain has everything from cutting-edge museums to quaint fishing villages, green highland valleys, soaring cathedrals, medieval towns, designer cuisine, spirited nightlife, and an immense treasury of painting and sculpture. At the hub of it all is Madrid, one of Europe’s liveliest capitals. It’s the seat of the Spanish government and a center for the national media. Beyond the designer boutiques and chic restaurants, however, you’ll find a simple Castilian town. Life here is lived in cafés and rustic taverns. All it takes to become a local is to duck inside one. Barcelona, whose leafy streets are lined with stunning art nouveau and modernist architecture, rivals Madrid for power and is generally regarded as the winner in culture and style. Although both cities are exciting, most exciting for anyone vacationing in Spain is the nationwide insistence on enjoying life. On a trip here, you’ll no doubt catch that spirit, too.