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.
The rivalry between Spain’s two top cities goes beyond the football pitch The glamorous beach side town of Barcelona versus the cultural capital of Madrid. Excellent architecture, culture and cuisine – not to mention weather – have made visiting these Spanish cities high on many people’s bucket lists but which one woul...Read more
If the way to the heart is truly through the stomach, then Spain will have you smitten in no time From the convivial hum of a tapas bar to the clamour of a market in full swing, Spain’s gastronomy is best experienced with all the senses. While the cuisine varies wildly from region to region, there a few dishes and tipp...Read more
A warm, dry climate and a long history of trade, Spain has some of the oldest, biggest and best markets in the world BARCELONA Els Encants Vells Barcelona’s oldest flea market dates back to the 14th century and is one of the oldest in Europe. More than 500 stalls sell everything including vintage clothes, antiques, bo...Read more
Spain is the ultimate all-rounder - culture, food, beaches and more Vibrant Spain is a European delight. Dreamy baroque streets, lively bars, buzzy street markets, humming nightlife and a fascinating history to boot. The country is united by its immense history, yet each of its cities are worlds of their own, burstin...Read more
Spain is a country that lives and breathes the good life – from the timeless villages and cities to the Mediterranean coast. But, when is the best time to go? Spain is as diverse as they come, and its culture is just as captivating as its landscapes. From some of the finest food and wine in the world, to fiestas (...Read more
Vibrant Spain offers so much more than tapas and inclusive resorts If you have limited time in España, or you’re after a hit-list of places to see, here are 52 things to do in Spain. 1. Marvel at the Palacio Real de Madrid The jewel in Madrid’s architectural crown is its 18th-century Royal Palace. This lavish, baroque...Read more