Spain is a country with an addictive quality. With so many things to see and experience, you’ll never run out of reasons to visit! The major cities, Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, Valencia and Bilbao, as well as the island of Majorca, all have their own special qualities and there’s something for everyone. From dancing the night away in a club to studying modern art at the Museo Guggenheim, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to activities and sights to see during your stay.
Which place is right for you?
You have plenty of options when it comes to a Spanish break; it all depends on the type of experience you’re looking for. If you’re looking for a wild night out then Madrid is the place to be. Spend your evening bar-hopping and sipping cocktails before a reviving breakfast of chocolate and churros (a sort of Spanish donut dipped in hot chocolate).
For style, looks and energy, nothing can beat Barcelona. You’ll find everything from Gothic cathedrals to art museums to Gaudi buildings and it can all be reached on foot in less than 20 minutes from the city center. If beach holidays and a little bit of history is more to your taste, consider holidays to majorca spain. They have been popular for years with American and British tourists and there are no signs of this changing anytime soon.
Seville, famous for oranges and flamenco dancing, has a reputation for gaiety and brilliance. This is shown to best effect in the two major festivals that take place every year, Semana Santa (Holy Week at Easter) and Feria de Abril (two weeks after Easter Sunday).
Valencia is Spain’s third largest city and is well on the way to rivaling Barcelona and Madrid for culture and cosmopolitan vitality. The city also boasts some of the best nightlife in mainland Spain. One of the most exciting fiestas to attend is Las Fallas in March, which culminates in a huge bonfire, burning all the processional floats.
Traditionally an industrial city, Bilbao is unique because you can still see green mountain slopes even from the city center. Industrialism has given way to tourism and the mills and factories have become modern conference buildings and luxurious apartments. It holds some of the best places to eat and drink in Spain and the Museo Guggenheim is well worth a visit.