Remarkably charismatic and unapologetically vibrant, Spain is a true delight to explore. Wander the streets from Barcelona to Madrid and prepare to be captivated by the infectious energy that radiates from every corner. Lovers of fine food and wine will be amazed by the culinary creations on offer, from gazpacho to paella, and croquetas de jamón (ham croquettes) – and don’t forget the sangria!
Spain’s history is complex. Europe’s oldest human bones have been found in Spain, while sophisticated cave paintings in the north hint at a homosapien presence 12,000 years ago; in the time since, they’ve been both the conquerors and the conquered. Remnants of its past are scattered throughout barrios (neighbourhoods), hidden in cobbled callejones (alleys), and showcased in the array of architectural styles – from baroque to neoclassical and Antoni Gaudi’s modernist. A journey through Spain is a treat for the heart and mind. Click here to learn about when is the best time to visit Spain.