Spain is the fourth-largest country in Europe and currently home to more than 46 million inhabitants. Known for its diverse climate as well as its warm southern beaches, millions of tourists flock to this region throughout the year. Let's take a look at why our hoteliers feel that Spain offers the best places to visit and is ideally suited for a business destination, a family holiday or a couple getaway with plenty of attractions, activities, and things to do.
To discover Andalusia, is to venture into one of the most beautiful regions of Europe and, arguably the least European of all; with its cultural jewels inherited from a long Hispano-Muslim history. You’ll be seduced by the friendliness of a people descended from a mix of Muslim, Jewish, Christian and Romani.
When most people think about Catalonia, two things inevitably come to mind; Barcelona and the tourist-triptych of sun, beach and fiesta. But to reduce Catalonia to just those two is to miss out on much of what makes the region so special. Of course, that’s not to say it’s not accurate. As the most touristic region of Spain, the nearly 200 beaches that stretch from the coves of the Costa Brava (in the north) to the fine sand of the Costa Dorada (in the south) delivers firmly on the promise of sun, beach and fiesta. And Barcelona, with its more than 32 million visitors every year, deserves the attention it gets. But the beautiful and proud region of Catalonia is so much more besides.
Spanish Basque Country
Wherever you go in Basque Country, you will see this word: Euskadi. What does it mean? Simply it’s the name of this proud northern Spanish community in their own language. A land that is today politically peaceful but where identity remains strong and essential, even beyond administrative boundaries.
The name Rioja might be synonymous with ruby red hued wines of distinction (although you’ll soon discover some wonderful whites), but this autonomous community surrounded by Basque Country, Navarre, Aragon and Castile and Leon is just as worth visiting for its notable tourist attractions, both naturally beautiful and culturally significant.
Transports in Spain
WHEN TO GO TO SPAIN ?
Spain is an extremely large nation and it is known for a variety of climates. However, our hoteliers still feel that visiting in the late spring or the early autumn is the most agreeable time of the year. Not only will you be able to avoid the extremely hot days associated with Spanish summers, but there are fewer tourists; leading to lower hotel and accommodation rates.
There are literally thousands of different attractions to enjoy when visiting Spain. Our panel of hoteliers have put together a brief list of some of the most popular things to do in order to point you in the right direction. Read The Original, Human hotels & Resorts’ travel guide to Spain:
TAKE A TOUR OF THE FAMOUS SAGRADA FAMILIA
Located in the city of Barcelona, this church is the most famous work of Antonio Gaudi.
ALCAZAR OF SEGOVIA
Found in the central portion of Spain, this large castle is known for its amazing architecture and it is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
ROMAN RUINS IN TARRAGONA
These structures are some of the most well-preserved examples of Roman architecture in Europe.
Spanish cuisine is delectable and our hoteliers always recommend visiting a handful of restaurants during your stay. Let's take a look at some of the top venues to be enjoyed.
Located within the city of Barcelona, Cera 23 offers a casual dining experience alongside traditional Catalan cuisine. Tapas such as pan con tomate are extremely popular here.
Boasting a modernistic ambience as well as traditional Spanish cuisine, this is one of the most exclusive venues in Madrid.
El Calo Restaurant
This restaurant was voted as one of the ten best in Spain. Its selection of seafood is outstanding and the prices are quite amenable; ideal for those who are travelling on a budget.