Spain has always danced to its own rhythm; the pulsing heart of Europe the country offers the traveller a wealth of cultural delights, pristine beaches and beautiful weather.
With a history as rich as its food, music and dance enough for the most discerning culture vulture, a host of festivals and fiestas as well as the sun-kissed sand of the south, you will be hard pushed to find a better holiday destination.
Whether you are a student traveller touring with friends, a couple looking for romance or on family holidays abroad, there is something for everyone in Spain.
A first port of call for any traveller wishing to enjoy Spain’s cultural delights, would undoubtedly be the famous cities of either Madrid or Barcelona. Awash with colour, they are a perfect place to start exploring this most intriguing country.
Situated in central Spain, Madrid sits on the banks of the Manzanares River. Home to more than 3.3 million people, the city boasts some of Spain’s best historical attractions. A good place to start is always the Royal Palace, considered to be one of the finest palaces in Europe; next stop is the Almudena Cathedral, completed in 1993, it’s one of Madrid’s newer attractions. The city is also home to Spain’s most infamous bullfighting ring, Las Ventas, the Royal Theatre and the National Library.
However the cultural heart of Spain beats to the north-east. Barcelona has long been an artistic hub of Europe, with its famous La Rambla, a mile long stretch of street filled with street-art, fortune tellers, musicians and performers, a ramble down here is well worth a visit. For those with an eye for architecture, then look no further than the weird and wonderful work of Gaudí, the Sagrada Familia being his most famous work. This Gothic masterpiece towers high above the Barcelona skyline.
Spain’s south coast is the ideal place to kick back and enjoy a lazy holiday, whiling away the hours on the beautiful beaches of Andalucía or strolling through the sleepy city of Granada, now a World Heritage site, there’s plenty to do and see and every opportunity to relax.
With over a thousand kilometres of coastline, Andalucía sports some of the best beaches Europe has to offer, whether it’s golden sand, secluded coves or dramatic cliffs you’re looking for, there’s certainly something for everyone.
If the south sounds like the place for you, why not consider renting a villa, with a range of facilities and sizes there’s one to suit every budget, from a cheap week away to the more luxuriant ‘no expense spared’ this beautiful area has it all. If you are heading to this part of the world for a Spain holiday there are numerous cheap villas in Spain to choose here.
So whatever your budget or destination, Spain truly does have it all, from the most vibrant of festivals, breathtaking architecture, the freshest of food or the most beautiful beach, there really is no place better for the perfect break away.