Welcome to Spain

Travelling independently on a short city trip to Madrid or on a package holiday for a few weeks of sunshine on the Mediterranean coast, the choices are huge. With beaches and mountains, castles and monasteries, lavish fiestas, pilgrimages to Santiago de Compostela or tours of the Moorish heritage in Andalusia - there are many reasons to visit Spain.

 

The people are as different as the countryside and the culture. It is a land of contrasts with the mild Mediterranean weather on one hand and the wild Atlantic coast on the other, the stone desert around Almerίa in the south and the snow-capped summit of the Pyrenees in the northeast, the white-washed villages of Andalusia on one side and the castles and palaces of Castile on the other – there are surprises in every corner of Spain!

 

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    © matthewleesdixon, iStockphoto.com

Barcelona

Striking high-rises and ultramodern towers stand out from the maze of alleyways that make up the Gothic core. Right next to it you can make out the chessboard-like street grid of the Art Nouveau quarter Eixample. There's no doubt about it: Barcelona is a place of fascinating contrasts.

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    © Dstyles, marcopolo.de

Gran Canaria

An island full of tradition and a booming tourist trade, life on Gran Canaria still follows a relaxed pace in most towns and villages on the island, whether in La Aldea de San Nicolás in the west, or Agüimes in the east.

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    © michaelgzc, iStockphoto.com

Lanzarote

Emerging from a steel-blue sea, Lanzarote is a picture of bare, beige-grey hills, black fields of lava and craters, a lunar landscape of totally unreal colours and shapes, while the surging spray of the Atlantic Ocean showers over its shores.

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    © Wolfgang 64, iStockphoto.com

Mallorca

Mallorca is a magnet, and the largest island in the Balearics pulls them all in: kings, artists, pop stars, drop-outs and downsizers – and most of all tourists.

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    © gold pharoah, marcopolo.de

Tenerife

Tenerife has so many contrasts: a blue ocean, great beaches, rugged cliffs, deep gorges, dense forests, barren wastes and Mount Teide volcano rising out of a bizarre sea of lava – all-in-all an opulent display of nature's diversity.

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