A country passionate, sophisticated and devoted to living the good life, Spain is both a stereotype come to life and a country more diverse than you ever imagined.
Capital Madrid is home to the Royal Palace and Prado museum, housing works by European masters. Segovia has a medieval castle (the Alcázar) and an intact Roman aqueduct. Catalonia’s capital, Barcelona, is defined by Antoni Gaudí’s whimsical modernist landmarks like the Sagrada Família church. Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the world.
Spain’s famous ‘sun coast’ is a chameleonic agglomeration of end-to-end resort towns that were once mere fishing villages. Torremolinos is a popular gay resort, Benalmádena plugs theme parks and aquariums, Fuengirola draws families and water-sport lovers, Mijas poses as one of Andaucía's authentic white villages of yore, Marbella is loudly rich and partial to big yachts and golf, while Estepona maintains a semblance of its former Spanish self.
Drawn by the allure of the Alhambra, many visitors head to Granada unsure what to expect. What they find is a gritty, compelling city where serene Islamic architecture and Arab-flavoured street life go hand in hand with monumental churches, old-school tapas bars and counterculture graffiti art.
Nearby, the mesmerising multiarched Mezquita, one building alone is reason enough to put Córdoba high on your itinerary. One of the world's greatest Islamic buildings, the Mezquita is a symbol of the worldly, sophisticated culture that flourished here more than a millennium ago.
All About Holidays programme covers the essence of Spain, provides for private intercity transportation door-to-door with provision for modifications, extensions to your wishlist.
Extensions to Ibiza island is possible with an add-on air tickets.