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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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  • Bilbao an architectural laboratory.

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    …Bilbao. Bizkaia. (Basque Country) If you take a stroll around Bilbao nowadays you will be constantly amazed by the ground-breaking structures designed by some of the most prestigious architects in the world. As you visit…

  • Salamanca at a leisurely pace.

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    …Salamanca. (Castilla y 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 t…

  • Santiago, a pilgrimage destination.

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    …Santiago de Compostela. A Coruña. (Galicia) Santiago de Compostela is the final destination of the Way of Saint James, a route that will offer you a unique experience. You will feel a great sense of achievement as you ar…

  • Strolling in Valencia.

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    …Valencia. Valencia-València. (Region of Valencia) In Valencia you will be able to stroll around and still see the Gothic architecture of past times in the city’s historic centre. You will be bale to discover buildings su…

  • Flamenco in Madrid.

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    …Madrid. (Madrid Region) In Madrid you'll enjoy the best live flamenco every evening. Here you'll be able to discover first hand the atmosphere of some of the most famous "tablaos" (flamenco clubs) in the world, and you'l…

  • Barcelona, a city for strolling.

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    …Barcelona. (Catalonia) With its Mediterranean climate and wide boulevards, Barcelona is ideal for strolling. On the Paseo de Grácia avenue you will find luxury shops and buildings such as Gaudí’s famous houses, the Casa …

  • Madrid to suit every budget.

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    …Madrid. (Madrid Region) Madrid is the ideal city for enjoying the popular custom of “going out for tapas”: this consists of moving from one bar to another with your friends and enjoying delicious bite-sized portions of t…

  • Granada’s most flamenco side.

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    …Granada. (Andalusia) The best way to feel the true cultural roots of Granada is to visit its flamenco clubs. There are numerous areas where you can see this type of live music show. At all of them you will be able to fee…

  • Zaragoza after the Expo.

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    …Zaragoza. (Aragón) Here in Zaragoza you’ll find a renovated modern city that you’ll want to get to know better. And that’s because the Water Expo held in 2008 has transformed Zaragoza into a city of avant-garde architect…

  • A different Barcelona.

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    …Barcelona. (Catalonia) Discover Barcelona in an exciting, original way. How do you like the idea of taking helicopter ride for a panoramic view of the city, the Mediterranean Sea and nearby Mount Montserrat? Or what abou…

  • SPN / SHY CITIES / CÁDIZ & JEREZ.

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    …Sparkling, dreamy Cádiz versus upbeat, hipster Jerez? A tough call, but as these contrasting cities are barely half an hour apart, it is a cinch to visit both. Between the sea-sprayed port and land-locked sherry capital …

  • Cadaqués, the city of Dalí.

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    …Cadaqués. Girona. (Catalonia) In Cadaqués there’s a surprise waiting for you in the house of the Surrealist genius Salvador Dalí. Known as the Portlligat House-Museum, it consists of a group of fishermen's cabins arrange…

  • Unique cities.

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    …They are an important part of Spain’s contribution to universal culture. They are World Heritage Cities. A tour of these cities is a good way to discover Spain’s history, artistic wealth and popular traditions. Each and …

  • Spanish World Heritage Cities – the privilege of history.

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    …Spain has a lot to offer, and this is something officially endorsed by UNESCO: Spain is the country with the third greatest number of World Heritage sites. In order to receive this privileged designation, a site must hav…

  • Cordoba: trail of cultures.

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    …Córdoba. Cordoba. (Andalusia) Walking through the streets of Cordoba is like going from one period in history to another. This city in Andalusia has a unique wealth of monuments. Its historic centre has the UNESCO World …

  • The modernist town of Comillas.

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    …Comillas. Cantabria. Comillas is a town in northern Spain, in the Region of Cantabria, sheltered by the Picos de Europa Mountains. It has an attractive harbour and beaches with crystal clear waters. It was birthplace of …

  • Discover the history of Cadiz by sail.

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    …Cádiz. Cadiz. (Andalusia) Cadiz offers you the opportunity to discover its ancient history from the sea with a gentle sail around the bay. Every day the “La Pepa Cádiz” sets sail on a trip lasting an hour and a quarter, …

  • Cultural day out in Madrid.

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    …Madrid. (Madrid Region) You can do a lot of things in one day in Madrid. Visit the largest art gallery in Spain, stroll around the gardens and rooms in the Royal Palace, enjoy a range of gastronomic delights... We have a…

  • Discovering the Region of Madrid.

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    …Madrid. (Madrid Region) Madrid has much to offer visitors: culture, art, leisure… and much more, even outside the big city. Here we suggest four destinations less than 50 kilometres from the city of Madrid where you can …

  • Barcelona is much more.

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    …Barcelona. (Catalonia) Located between the Pyrenean mountains and the Mediterranean, this area in northeast Spain is home to the city of Barcelona, but also to much more. If you are a nature lover, you'll find the coast …

  • Cuenca: a place to remember.

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    …Cuenca. (Castilla-La Mancha) Come and explore Cuenca, whose historic centre has the UNESCO World Heritage designation. Its buildings blend in perfectly with stunning natural landscapes. This fusion of art and nature give…

  • Two days in Santander.

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    …Santander. Cantabria. Santander is without a doubt one of the most elegant and beautiful cities on the northern coast of Spain, and the ideal place for a short break. Both the sea and the mountains are continually presen…

  • Two days in Valencia.

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    …Valencia. Valencia-València. (Region of Valencia) Valencia is a Mediterranean city by the sea which combines the tradition of its historic quarter with the innovation of the ultra-modern City of Arts and Sciences. That’s…

  • Ávila, a journey back to the Middle Ages.

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    …Ávila. (Castilla y 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 surroundin…

  • City of kings, a stone’s throw from Madrid.

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    …San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Madrid. (Madrid Region) Nature, history, art and culture. A expert, unhurried blend of these elements makes San Lorenzo de El Escorial a unique place, one which holds marvels for travelers’ ey…

  • Spain's significant cemeteries.

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    …Would you like to visit a different kind of historic and artistic heritage? We propose a chance to discover the distinctive cemeteries in Spain on the European Cemeteries Route, which has been recognised by the World Tou…

  • ‘Slow’ towns where you can forget about time.

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    …These easy-going towns invite you to take a rest from the breakneck speed of your daily life. They want you to enjoy the peace and quiet of sitting in the village square, of lingering over the lunch table in an outdoor r…

  • Get carried away by Ibiza and Minorca.

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    …(Balearic Islands) Ibiza: culture, nature and sea. In the heart of the Mediterranean Sea you will find two paradise destinations: the islands of Ibiza and Minorca, part of the Balearic archipelago. Here you will find ext…

  • The island of El Hierro, a model of sustainable tourism.

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    …El Hierro. (Canary Islands) Would you like to discover somewhere special in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean? Or visit an island with volcanic origins which can support itself through 100% renewable energies? And what if…

  • The Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route - much more than just a trip through Spain.

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    …Cultural interest? Spiritual motives? Adventure? A personal challenge? A different, original way to travel? These are just a few of the reasons why millions of pilgrims have been doing the Camino de Santiago route for ye…

  • The charm of the fishing villages.

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    …Summer has a special flavour in the north of Spain. These are the ideal months to explore the fishing villages of Green Spain: Cudillero, Llanes and Ribadesella in Asturias; Laredo, Santoña and San Vicente de la Barquera…

  • A Coruña from the air.

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    …La Coruña. A Coruña. (Galicia) It's always a pleasure to visit the Tower of Hercules, declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO, or the beautiful bay of the city of A Coruña in Galicia in northwest Spain. But if you're of…

  • Andalusia in Spring #SpringinSpain.

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    …(Andalusia) In spring you will find Andalusia bursting with colour, fiesta and flavour, displaying all its magical splendour. In this season, the south of Spain has a very special atmosphere. Its people are full of joy a…

  • Benidorm in peace and quiet.

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    …Benidorm. Alicante - Alacant. (Region of Valencia) Every day is a pleasure in Benidorm, as this is a city for made for relaxation, sunbathing on beaches of golden sand, taking a leisurely stroll to look at the views… Wha…

  • Bilbao from a boat.

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    …Bilbao. Bizkaia. (Basque Country) In Bilbao there is a different a way of seeing the city's main museums and monuments: by boat. You will be able to see the following things while you sail down the Nervión estuary for an…

  • Unwind in Castellón de la Plana.

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    …Castellón de la Plana. Castellón-Castelló. (Region of Valencia) The Mediterranean climate, the seaside atmosphere… Castellón de la Plana, on Spain's east coast, is a town that invites long leisurely walks, rest and relax…

  • Costa de la Luz, the perfect getaway.

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    …(Andalusia) Have you ever been to the Costa de la Luz? This is the stretch of coastline that runs across the provinces of Huelva and Cadiz, in Andalusia. Here you will find stunning beaches and coves. They are the perfec…

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

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    …Astorga. León. (Castilla y 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…

  • The Basque Coast - a taste of the truly authentic.

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    …(Basque Country) There are many reasons to enjoy the "Costa Vasca", the coastal area of the Basque Country: 252 kilometres washed by the Cantabrian Sea and dominated by intense shades of blue and green. Here, amidst the …

  • Two days in Bilbao.

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    …Bilbao. Bizkaia. (Basque Country) If you have two days to spend exploring one of the most avant-garde cities in Europe, a trip to Bilbao, in northern Spain, is the perfect plan. There you will find amazing buildings crea…

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