Stretching sun-drenched and untamed to the south of the wild and majestic Pyrenees, this passionate nation works a mysterious magic. Spain is littered with hundreds of glittering beaches; flamenco bailaors (dancers) swirl in flounces of color; and toreros (bullfighters) strut their stuff in the bullrings. Summer holidaymakers gather around great pans of steaming paella and pitchers of sangria…

Beyond these clichéd images, a vast, unexpected panorama unfolds before you. Emerald green mountains seem to slide into the wild blue Atlantic in the north. Proud, solitary castles and medieval towns are strewn across the interior.

From its Roman relics to Muslim palaces, from baroque cathedrals and Modernista constructions, the country is a treasure chest of artistic and architectural marvels across a matchless cultural palette. More than 30 years of democracy and rapid economic development have spurred Spain’s cities to bedeck themselves with sparkling new ornaments. An army of local and international architects has left a slew of daring signature buildings in Barcelona, Bilbao and Madrid, to name a few.

Up and down the country, a zest for life creates an intense, hedonistic vibe in its effervescent cities. Indeed, if there is one thing Spaniards love, it is to eat, drink and be merry, whether gobbling up tapas over fine wine in Madrid and the south, or its elaborate Basque Country equivalent, pintxos, over cider in the north.


If you’ve got a few extra days of vacation this year, join us in Andalucia, Spain from Oct. 17-24, 2015 for a walking and riding week to remember. Spain’s southern region, Andalucia, is highly regarded as a wonderful destination for outdoor and history enthusiasts. The people are charming and friendly, the villages are immaculate bordering […]

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Catalunya is a magnificent region of Spain full of history and struggle for autonomy.  Its capital city Barcelona is probably the most modern city of Europe with a fabulous buzz of Catalan pride that culminates in the extraordinary Sagrada Familia project.  This was started by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi in 1883 and they hope […]

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