Spain

Why visit Spain?

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What comes to your mind when you think of Spain? My guess is football, Barcelona, Real Madrid , Christiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi!  Or is it the bull-fights, sea-faring ships, fierce colonizing warriors sailing away to discover new lands, tapas, wine… maybe Hemingway? That’s what my impression was…

But there is a Spain beyond all this… We travelled through some regions of Spain and discovered so much more to cherish… There is more to do

Spain enjoys long summers and pleasant year-round weather .Hot summers become mild with the ocean waves and winter months get a good dose of the sun.

Spain is home to some beautiful islands, from the party island Ibiza to the peaceful and scenic Majorca  Islands, there is a varied mix for different souls. Life after all is a Beach.

It’s a country that in my opinion is all about the landscapes, the varied cultures, the mix of the modern and traditional, the inventive cuisine, the museums..

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It’s about the seemingly national obsession with enjoying of everyday pleasures – whether strolling in the parks, pausing for a siesta or dancing the night away…

Yes of course the regular sights and sounds are important, but the country’s charm really lies in its people and their unique lifestyle.

Spain has some of the world’s most famous – and wacky – festivals and fiestas, from bull racing to La Tomatina, the tomato throwing festival, to annual wine drenching festival. Besides, each Spanish town holds its own fiestas, when locals get together, dress up, eat, drink and celebrate.

Serving something tasty with your drink is a Spanish tradition. And the travel will be incomplete without a tapas experience.

Did I tell you about the sweets that can be bought in monasteries and secluded convents? They have preserved food recipes that date from the times of the Romans and the Moors.

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Spain Experiences

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Best places to visit in Spain

Toledo: Perched on a mountaintop in central Spain, Toledo served as the Spanish capital until the 16th century. Because it was inhabited by Jews, Christians, and Muslims for many centuries, the city is sometimes called the “City of Three Cultures.”

Cordoba: The historic quarter of Cordoba is a maze of tiny medieval streets, plazas and whitewashed courtyards all situated around the star attraction, the Mezquita.

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San Sebastian: Located in the Basque region, this seaside city is loved for its beaches and culinary tradition. 

Seville: It is not only the capital city of Andalusia but also home to many beautiful and important historic landmarks, like the grand Cathedral of Seville, where it is believed that Christopher Columbus is buried.  Alcazar, an extravagant Moorish palace with luxurious gardens is another landmark of Seville.

Granada: It is the capital of the Granada province and it offers a mix of traditional cultures, vibrant nightlife, and Alhambra Palace, a pinnacle of Moorish art that encapsulates Andalusian history.

Bilbao: It is the capital of Basque region, with rolling green hills, beautiful coastline and lots of Michelin-starred restaurants. It is also famous for the Guggenheim museum.

Spanish Islands and seaside cities: Whether you want to relax by the beach, party hard, experience the natural attractions, there are varied options to choose,  from Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca to Formentera. Or go biking at Majorca island

Madrid: Spain’s capital is cosmopolitan widely known for its vibrant nightlife, Royal Palace and the football stadium.

Barcelona: A modern city is known for the architectural masterpieces of Antoni Gaudi which have unique designs, shapes, and colors.

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Top things to do in Spain

  • Lose yourself in Toledo amidst the medieval streets and admire the old architecture that includes a stunning cathedral, synagogue and mosque.
  • Explore Mezquita- the Mosque Cathedral
  • Tapas tour in San Sebastian
  • Explore Alcazar & Alhambra Palaces
  • Watch a football match between Barcelona & Real Madrid
  • Create your own bottle of wine at Bilbao
  • Cook with a Michelin star-Chef at Bilbao
  • Take Flamenco lessons from a trained dancer or just enjoy a Flamenco performance
  • Sagrada Familia, a Basílica Temple is a large unfinished Roman Catholic Church in Barcelona, designed by architect Antoni Gaudí. It is also a part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Take a guided tour of Camp Nou stadium, the home stadium of FC Barcelona. Or take a guided tour of Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid
  • Visit Park Güell in Barcelona. It is a public park system composed of gardens and architectonic elements.
  • Visiting Córdoba’s mosque, one of the best examples of Moorish architecture in the world
  • Visit Seville’s Gothic cathedral(the biggest in the world)
  • Go on a Vineyard tour and sample La Rioja

Things to note

The best time to travel to Spain depends on which part of Spain you want to visit. During the summer season in Spain, which lasts from June to August, cities such as Cordoba, Malaga, Costa del Sol and Seville can be very hot.
These are some of the experiences that are a must in Spain. And this is not an exhaustive list. Contact us to create a customised Spain itinerary for your self .

Contact us to create a customized Spain itinerary for your self

What our Travellers Say

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songs and strumming by behram ….and finally the hair raising spectacle of witnessing the northern lights at midnight……

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Can’t forget the walking tour in Bruges by the Canals with all the amazing stories and legends narrated by our local guide, especially the night walking tour… and, of course, the refreshing beer at a 500 year old pub!

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