Spain has plenty of rich cultures, grand architecture, and activities to enjoy all year round. Beachgoers flock to the pristine beaches of Ibiza, Galicia and the Costa del Sol, while the national parks of Alicante and San Sebastian are popular among nature lovers in the summertime. The cities of Barcelona and Madrid are known for Gothic and Renaissance buildings, as well as some of the world’s largest art museums.

It’s safe to say Spaniards love festivals, whether in the form of somber religious rituals or outrageous food fights. Each city has its own unique celebration, and you often get to enjoy spectacular processions, beautiful costumes, music and dance performances, and fireworks displays. Of course, no trip to Spain is complete without celebrating the country’s love for food and wine. Thanks to its diverse landscape, Spain has a lot to offer almost any traveler.

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    Barcelona is the cosmopolitan Catalan capital that makes an enchanting first impression, thanks in part to outlandish landmarks by legendary Modernist architect Antoni Gaudi. The flamboyant, fairy tale-like Sagrada Familia church is the city's most astonishing sight, but the multi-hued mosaics and surreal structures of Park Guell give it a run for its money.Sizzling summers provide ideal conditions for lazy...

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Fiery, friendly, and a whole lot of fun, Spain is a multifaceted country that has plenty of rich cultures, grand architecture, and activities to enjoy all year round. Spaniards take festivals very seriously, so you’re bound to experience spectacular processions, beautiful costumes, music and dance performances, and fireworks displays. The beaches of Ibiza, Galicia, Costa del Sol are ideal vacation spots for those looking to enjoy the sun, while Barcelona and...

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Where & what to eat in Spain

Spanish food differs from region to region, though it shares a common theme – siesta-inducing lunches are always large, with multiple dishes that come one at a time. The rich waters of the Mediterranean insure a year-round supply of seafood, especially along the coasts. Other specialties include the humble (and delicious) omelet, and the intense flavor of Spanish cured ham – carved with a blade and served on toast –...

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Where to shop & what to buy in Spain

Shopping in Spain, much like its landscape, is diverse. Each city has its own mercado – indoor markets selling all sorts of goods, from cured ham and olive oil, to flowers and preloved clothes. If you’re in Madrid or Barcelona, the central district has upscale shopping streets lined with international brands, as well as shopping malls such as El Corte Ingles, Spain's leading department store with branches across the country When...

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Where to go & what to do at night in Spain

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Spain has a diverse landscape, with a mountainous north dotted with Galicia’s green hills and the snowy peaks of Asturias and the Pyrenees. Head to the coast to enjoy pristine beaches and national parks in places like Ibiza, Costa del Sol, and San Sebastian. Throughout the year, the country draws visitors looking to enjoy various types of holidays, from cultural and festivals in spring, to outdoor adventures and beach getaways...

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