Spain Holidays Guide


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The Spanish holiday industry began with good-time beach holidays to Brits and Germans – and thousands still flock here to enjoy their fortnight in the sun. While Costas may be paradise for some, Spain is also massively popular for its cities. Madrid, Seville and Barcelona are wonderful places to visit, whatever time of year it is. Spanish food is also eaten the world over – and where better to feast on paella, jamon and sangria than by a Spanish harbourside cafĂ©? Inland Spain is quieter, but still attracts tourists to its lakes and mountains, and skiers to its northern mountains. Cultural traditions are strong is Spain, and, depending on where you are, you can run with the bulls, take flamenco lessons, and enjoy numerous local festivals.


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Locals may argue about whether Barcelona should remain as the second city of Spain or be the proud capital of an independent Catalonia. But, whatever it's status, this amazing city should be top of your itinerary. Visit the Gaudi masterpieces of Parc Guell and the Sagrada Familia, ride in the cable car, see Port Olympic, the narrow streets of Barceloneta with their bars filled with locals… Barcelona is full of delights. The Balaeric Islands are great for sun seekers of all ages – go clubbing in Ibiza or enjoy a more relaxed holiday in Mallorca. Beautiful Seville has a fabulous cathedral and famous bullfighting ring. The Alhambra in Granada is one of the finest examples of Moorish architecture in Europe. Quite simply, wherever you are, you'll have a great time.

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Madrid is famous for its vibrant nightlife; if you're not too tired the next day, be sure to visit the Royal Palace and as many museums as you care to. Tarragona has a cathedral with a striking interior, filled with gold and jewels, and visitors can have a Ben Hur moment at the Roman circus. Funky Bilboa is home to the celebrated Guggenheim museum. While they're relatively far from mainland Spain, the islands of Gran Canaria, Tenerife and Fuerteventura are all part of the country and popular holiday destinations. There's an enormous range of things to see and do in Spain; you can enjoy the sun and whatever kind of holiday you fancy!

Travel Facts

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Finally, sports fans should definitely try to include a trip to a Spanish football match; the atmosphere is usually incredible.