Fiestas, flamenco and bull fighting – these are often the clichés associated with Spain and yet there is so much more to this exciting country. Of course there are lots of celebrations going on and bull fighting is still something that is performed for the crowds but it is not the be all and end all of Spain.
Spain has always been a popular destination with Brits and other Europeans due to its diversity, great climate and fantastic beaches. Flights are forever landing all over Spain, bringing tourists to this sunny country, which is flanked by the Atlantic one side and the Mediterranean on the other.
The perfect combination of old and new, Barcelona is an eclectic city and the capital of Spain's Catalonia region. As one of the oldest cities in Europe, Barcelona offers a real sense of history. Even a walk down the street is a feast for the eyes, with gorgeous architecture dating back centuries and some of the oldest chapels and churches in the world.
Madrid, the capital city of Spain, has a colourful history and a rich and vibrant culture. The art museums and classical concerts are considered some of the best in the world. Not your thing? The city comes alive at night, and the wide range of bars, cafes and restaurants makes the large avenues and cobbled lanes a delight to explore.
The tempting taste of tapas, the glorious sight of surreal architecture, and the grandeur of the Pyrenees are just some of the wonderful experiences to be had when visiting Spain. It is the country of bullfighting, sunning yourself on the nearest beach, and indulging in sangria late into the night while listening to the click clack of canastas.