Steeped in historic and religious importance, Santiago de Compostela in the heart of Galicia is a truly beguiling town to visit all year round. This iconic town is most famous for being the destination of the pilgrimage route that’s been going for over a century along the Camino de Santiago.
When it comes to Barcelona, going off the beaten path is arguably the best way to experience this magnificent city. While the typical main attractions are certainly must-sees, there are plenty of less well-known spots that need to be seen in order to really appreciate this fascinating city.
If you’ve yet to visit Andalucía’s ‘big three’ cities, you’re certainly in for a treat when you do. By ‘big three’ we mean Granada, Cordoba and Seville, three remarkable Spanish cities, laden in extraordinary Moorish architecture, brimming with zest, traditionalism and vivacity and paradisal for culture vultures, foodies, musicians, shopaholics, historians and more.
Stretching for more than 430km and reaching an elevation of 3,400m, it’s safe to say the Pyrénées is a mighty mountain range that separates the Iberian Peninsula with the rest of Europe.
Etched in history and culture and brimming with stunning architecture, the city of Seville is a fascinating place to visit for all the family. This beguiling city seems to have a fantastic surprise around every corner, including a beautiful green open space known as the Maria Luisa Park.
For those seeking quiet and relaxation, the beautiful, laid-back town of Santo Tomas on Menorca’s south coast, could be the perfect destination.
With its enviably warm climate, the Mediterranean is one of the best places in the world for birdwatching and none more so than the island of Mallorca, home to some of the best birdwatching experiences in the whole of the Mediterranean region.
One of southern Spain’s renowned ‘pueblos blancos’ – whitewashed villages – is the alluring town of Ubrique, which dazzles under the bright sun, contrasting vividly to the emerald landscape of the beautiful Serrania de Ronda Mountains that surrounds the town.
You don’t have to spend too long in Spain before you come across the staple national dish in one form or another. Paella is served in virtually every restaurant. It’s often cooked in huge paella pans on the beach or as a ubiquitous feature at a fiesta. Small portions of paella are accompanied with ice-cold cerveza as popular tapas in traditional bars.
A far cry from merely being a place you fly into and rapidly depart for other destinations, the coastal city of Malaga is a thriving, interesting and picturesque holiday destination.