Set your sights on Spain — from seaside enclaves to lush inland villages and seductive cities — and you’ll be caught up in a whirlwind of nature, culture and culinary discoveries. The spirit of Spain lies in its endless diversity: in one seamless journey, you may find yourself splashing in balmy Mediterranean waters and ascending jagged mountain peaks; comparing intricately carved patterns of ancient Moorish architecture with the whimsical lines of Art Nouveau structures; and losing yourself in the passionate rhythms as you dance the flamenco and dine deep into the night surrounded by joyful locals.
Spend your days exploring the gems along — and beyond — Spain’s enchanting coast, from cosmopolitan Barcelona to hidden seaside villages. While it may be tempting to spend your days playing on La Barcelona’s sandy Mediterranean beach and sipping Cava by the sea, Barcelona’s cultural tapestry is a marvel unto itself. Tap into your inner artist with a hands-on mosaic workshop with a local artists.
ore Mediterranean appeal lingers in the seaside villages of Costa Brava up the coast from Barcelona. A colorful undersea world is revealed as you dive into the deep blue waters off the Medes Islands. Costa Brava’s enviable locale puts the bounty of the Mediterranean within reach from Michelin-starred dining to family-run seafront restaurants.
Valencia is overflowing with 2,000 years of history where Roman, Moorish and Spanish influences still echo through its architecture. Rent a bike to explore at your own pace or join an experienced guide to reveal the Valencia Cathedral then Miguelete Bell Tower, the Silk Exchanged and the Central Market.
Art, history and cuisine converge in Madrid, Spain’s geographical heart and capital city. You may find yourself spending day after day delving deeper into the cultural jewels of Paseo del Arte, where Museo del Prado, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia hold some of the world’s most important works of art from ancient to modern times.
It’s only natural that this ancient trade port is also a mosaic of cultures visible in the city stunning architecture. For a modern perspective, enjoy the best views of Seville from the heights of Metropol Parasol, the largest wooden structure in the world, inspired by the vaults of Seville Cathedral.
No visit to Granada is complete without exploring Alhambra, the palace of sultans. A formidable walled fortress, the Moorish monument dates back to the 13th century. See this crowning jewel of Granada up close with a private tour. Wander through the grounds exploring the lush, beautiful Generalife Gardens, the Lion’s Court and the Room of Secrets, named for its amazing acoustics.
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