Boasting passion, sophistication, and sacred devotion to the good life, Spain is a country richer and more diverse than you ever imagined. Its ancient castles; snowy mountain peaks; important monuments; sandy beaches and elegant cities make it one of the top travel destinations in the world.
Located in the extreme southwest of Europe, Spain encompasses soul-stirring landscapes of all shapes and sizes. To the east, The Pyrenees mountain range impresses with its wild forests and tall peaks; Washed in the waters of the Mediterranean sea, the hilly coastal plain of Valencia gives in to the sandy beaches and lands rich on citrus orchards; above this valley, snowy peaks of Sierra Nevada rise up unexpectedly from the sunny plains of Andalucía; To the northwest, lavishly green forests of Galicia dips its toes in the Atlantic; The heart of Spain is filled with the windblown Meseta, a high central plateau home to the adventures of Don Quijote.
However, Spanish landscapes are not the only ones resonating diversity. Many incredibly varied cultures shaped the soul of this temperament country including Castilians, Catalans, Basques, Lusitanians, Galicians, Romans, Arabs, Jews, and Romani people (Gypsies). What's more, each group enriched Spanish artistic, historic, and culinary heritage in its own specific way.
If Spain does not disarm you with its landscapes, monuments, or music and dance, its succulent cuisine will surely do it. Food and wine are, indeed, a national obsession. The flavorsome local ingredients turn even the simplest of meals into a culinary experience. Traditional dishes include paella, fideuà, Jamon Serrano, patatas bravas, refreshing gazpacho as well as a vast range of tapas and pinchos. In addition, red Rioja, white Verdejo or the sparkling Cava complement Spanish cuisine with smooth nonchalance.
Spain’s cities are modern and full of life while its countryside retains and enchanting quaint ambiance freckled with castles, and ancient ruins. The mountains offer refuge for hikers, bikers, and skiers; sunny beaches pamper leisure vacationers; Spanish islands welcome those in need of more exotic adventures… Madrid lures with its lively lifestyle, culture, and museums; Sevilla charms with its music and traditions; and Barcelona seduces with modernist architecture and bohemian vibes - the choices are endless.
All in all, whatever your travel taste buds prefer, Spain will not disappoint. Check out the articles below for exciting things to do in Spain!
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