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Spain offers many ways to enjoy nature, leisure and culture. There is something for everyone: beaches, mountains, big cities and inviting villages. It is the country with the third most World Heritage Sites designated by UNESCO, which has also recognised its Mediterranean diet as Intangible Cultural Heritage and declared many of its natural spaces as Biosphere Reserves. Good weather is one of its identifying features, with more than 3,000 hours of sunshine a year. It has some of the world's most important museums and endless options for doing sport. It is also the second most mountainous country in Europe and has areas of great beauty and ecological value like its National Parks. As to transport, you can travel to and around Spain easily thanks to its extensive network of land, sea and air connections.

A good way to combine nature, tradition and culture is to go on the Way of Saint James, which goes through incredible regions including the Basque Country, Cantabria, Asturias and Galicia. Another good idea is to go hiking or cycling on some of the almost 2,000 km of Green Routes. In the different coastal areas in Spain and its islands, Canary Islands and Balearic Islands, you can enjoy a great variety of scenery including small coves, large expanses of dunes, green forests and volcanic and desert landscapes. If you prefer visiting beautiful cities, you will find many with a rich historical and cultural mix and incredible monuments, like the Great Mosque of Cordoba and the Alhambra in Granada, in Andalusia. Other examples include Seville and its cathedral, Segovia and its aqueduct, Valencia and its City of Arts and Sciences, Bilbao and its Guggenheim Museum. The capital, Madrid, has a wide cultural offering and some of the most important museums in the country. In Madrid you will love the " Art Route ". In Barcelona you will fall in love with Modernism thanks to the works of the famous architect Gaudí, including the Sagrada Familia and Güell Park. And you will always be able to find a festival, exhibition, musical or guided tour to interest you. During the day you can go shopping or have a drink at one of our typical terrace bars. If you like good food, you can choose from one of our prestigious restaurants or try a few typical tapas. You cannot leave without trying some of our traditional dishes, like paella or Spanish omelette, accompanied by a good wine. Spanish nightlife, especially in the big cities, may go on until dawn in its bars, pubs and discos. If you prefer something more cultural, a good idea is to go to a flamenco show. You can also have fun at the major festivals in Spain, like the Carnival celebrations in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Cadiz (in February), Easter Week (in March-April), the Fallas bonfire festival in Valencia (in March) and the bull-running of San Fermín (in July) in Pamplona. When looking for somewhere to stay the choices range from our Parador hotels to other more original options like sleeping in a cave. These are just a few of the possibilities for discovering this country. For more information, click on the images and links that interest you.


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  • Tordesillas, more than just where Spain and Portugal divided up the world.

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    …Tordesillas. Valladolid. (Castile-Leon) Discover Tordesillas, where a crucial page of world history was written. This is where Portugal and Spain signed the famous Treaty of Tordesillas, dividing up the new lands being d…

  • Salamanca: the beauty of knowledge.

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    …Salamanca. (Castile-Leon) University city par excellence, birthplace of the first book of Castilian grammar, with an ensemble of monuments with the World Heritage designation... Salamanca is art and culture first hand. A…

  • One week in Zamora.

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    …Zamora. (Castile-Leon) We suggest a visit to this area in inland Spain where you're guaranteed to find peace and quiet while you immerse yourself in a genuinely natural setting. This is the region of Zamora (in Castile-L…

  • The La Robla express, a period train in which to explore northern Spain.

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    …Astorga. León. (Castile-Leon) We propose the idea of enjoying a trip in a period train plying its way along three routes between Bilbao, León, Gijón, Santiago de Compostela and Ribadeo. This is the La Robla express, a ra…

  • Unique experiences to enjoy in Palencia.

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    …Palencia. (Castile-Leon) Nothing planned for your next getaway? Here's a great idea. Come and discover Palencia, in the region of Castile-León, where you'll find a couple of sightseeing boats, the spectacular cave of Los…

  • The colossal peaks of the Sierra de Gredos mountains.

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    …Ávila. (Castile-Leon) In the south of the region of Castile and León, some 170 kilometres from Madrid, lie the colossal granite rocks of the Sierra de Gredos mountains. You will be fascinated by the picturesque villages …

  • Ávila, a journey back to the Middle Ages.

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    …Ávila. (Castile-Leon) A visit to Ávila is a trip back in time where you will feel like a real medieval knight. The city (walled, yet open-minded) is a designated World Heritage Site and provides the perfect surroundings …

  • Salamanca at a leisurely pace.

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    …Salamanca. (Castile-Leon) Salamanca is the perfect city for browsing. A stroll around the pedestrian streets in its historic centre will take you past its two cathedrals, the House of Shells, the Clerecía church and the …

  • One day in Salamanca.

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    …Salamanca. (Castile-Leon) If you want to get to know one of the most beautiful World Heritage Cities in Spain, why not arrange a day out in Salamanca? You'll love strolling around the cobbled streets of the historic quar…

  • One day in Segovia.

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    …Segovia. (Castile-Leon) Segovia is a World Heritage City, with unique monuments that alone make a visit well worthwhile. However, once in Segovia you will find the city offers much, much more. An old Jewish quarter, stat…

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