Spain is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Known for its paella, sangria, tapas, the siesta and fiesta, flamenco and of course the beautiful beaches of Ibiza; there are so many things to see and do in this amazing country.
The north of Spain has rolling mountains whose peaks overlook the fertile, citrus-orchard-rich lands of the valley of the Guadalquivir River. In the southwest, the Baetic Cordillera runs broadly parallel to the coast and includes Peninsular Spain’s highest peak, Mulhacen Peak, at 11,421 feet (3,481 m). The southeast portion of Spain has coastal plains and lagoons.
The Alhambra complex is the main tourist attraction of Granada and one of the most famous sites in all of Spain. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to the Generalife and Nasrid Palaces which are sure to take your breath away. If you plan on visiting this spectacular building, we recommend getting there early as it can get quite crowded.
Madrid is the capital of Spain and there are so many things to see and do here. Whether you’re a fan of art, science or just enjoying the vibrant nightlife this city has something for everyone. The cosmopolitan city is home to some of the most iconic landmarks in all of Europe including the stunning Hemispheric IMAX Dome Theatre and the impressive El Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia opera house which is considered one of the most modern buildings in all of Spain.
The food in Spain is also renowned across the globe. From the traditional chorizo and manchego cheese to the more exotic paella, churros and pan con tomate there is so much on offer here. The cuisine of Spain is heavily influenced by both its northern neighbours and other Mediterranean countries so you can expect to find some deliciously unique dishes here.
Spain is also known for its wine which is produced all over the country and has a very rich history. Wine is a very important part of Spanish culture and it is often accompanied by a hearty meal.
Spain has a long history of innovation which has helped to improve the lives of people around the world. Some of the most famous inventions made by the Spanish include the windmill which was first developed in the 8th Century BC, a system for interpreting written languages and the discovery of the Americas by Christopher Columbus.
There are a wide variety of accommodation options to choose from in Spain, with hotels, hostels and villas all available to suit your needs. For those looking for somewhere a little bit different, Airbnb has some truly stunning properties on offer which will really make your trip stand out from the rest.
There are many reasons why Spain should be at the top of your travel bucket list. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your next adventure in this fascinating country today!