10 ideas for your trip to Spain
On your visit to Spain we want you to feel good, we want you to feel at home. So we've chosen a series of ideas for your trip that we think you may like. The cities we suggest all have signposting and information in your language in many of its tourist offices and some of its museums and monuments, to make your visit easier and more convenient. Spain is gastronomy, luxury, shopping, culture, football… We're delighted to welcome you.
In northwest Spain, in the heart of the Mediterranean, you'll find the city of Barcelona. A stroll around the elegant and stately neighbourhoods like the Gracia district it is a chance to see monuments by the architect Gaudí including the house known as "La Pedrera", and to stop or in some of the city's most prestigious shops.
Spain's capital awaits you with some of the world's most famous museums, including the Prado and the Reina Sofía National Art Centre. We also recommend visiting some of the avant-garde gastronomic markets like the San Miguel market.
Do you know why this inland city is known by this name? Because its history goes back thousands of years, and it was once the main headquarters of the powerful Emperor Charles I. It is also known as the "City of the Three Cultures". Its churches, mosque and Jewish quarters will give you a clue.
Like Toledo, it's very near Madrid. The tourist office will be happy to give you a plan with information in your own language so you can stroll around the city and marvel at monuments like its cathedral or its Alcázar fortress, a palace straight out of the pages of a storybook.
In southern Spain, in Andalusia, you'll find a beautiful city to spend your honeymoon and stroll across the Triana bridge or climb to the top of its cathedral tower. And you won't want to miss its typical gastronomy.
This is one of the most visited monuments in Spain. You'll find it in Andalusia (specifically in Granada). Do you know what its name means? "Red Fortress". You have to see this marvel at sunset to truly understand it. You can reserve your ticket here.
In Spain you'll find top brands and international designers. Here we give you information about where to go shopping in several of Spain's most important cities, to help you keep up with the latest fashions.
This Spain's most popular sport. In fact, its league is home to such famous teams as the Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, and to stars like Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Would like to watch some of them play, or see the team's trophies?