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The country of Spain is situated in the south-west of Europe and occupies a large part of the Iberian Penninsula, the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands.

Accommodation in Spain is plentiful and there is something to suit all travellers including budget lodging, travel lodges, bed and breakfast and luxury hotels. Places to visit in Spain include numerous historic sites, museums, art galleries, landmarks, monuments, theme parks, breathtaking scenery, magnificent sandy beaches and quality shopping.

Worth visiting is Avila - Spain's highest provincial city, steeped in history; Barcelona - one of the most popular cities in Spain, featuring the amazing architecture of Gaudi; Ibiza - with scenic beaches and a wonderful nightlife; and Madrid - the capital city, with a long and rich history, ideal for Spain city breaks. The Balearic Islands of Majorca and Menorca are also very much of note, being family friendly resorts with beautiful beaches, while Seville (Sevilla) is the capital of the Andalusia region and Toledo is a small city found on a Castilian hilltop, where it boasts a wealth of fine art and an enticing Spanish heritage.


Andalucia - Aragon - Balearic Islands - Basque Country - Canary Islands - Cantabria - Castile-La Mancha - Castilla y León - Catalonia - Community of Madrid - Valencian Community

World Guide to Alicante, Spain
Located in the Valencia region of Spain, Alicante can be found along the celebrated Costa Blanca. With seafront promenades, wide esplanades and sandy beaches, many of Alicante's top sights stand in the Old Quarter.
World Guide to Avila, Spain
Avila is Spain's highest provincial city and sits against the backdrop of the Sierra de Avila, on a ridge that overlooks the River Adaja and a craggy plain. The city of Avila is most for its medieval town walls, famous throughout Europe.
World Guide to Barcelona, Spain
The sophisticated and stylish city of Barcelona is one of the most popular cities in Spain, second only to Madrid. Barcelona is a large city with something to suit everyone. Situated on the coast of Spain, Barcelona has the perfect location.
World Guide to Benidorm, Spain
Sited on Spain's eastern Mediterranean coastline, Benidorm is one of the main resorts on the famous Costa Blanca. Offering beachfront hotels and miles of sandy beaches, Benidorm features year-round sunny weather.
World Guide to Bilbao, Spain
The city of Bilbao stands on the northern side of Spain, near to the coast and beaches. The biggest city in the Basque Country, Bilbao is continually reinventing itself and is renowned for its spectacular Guggenheim Museum.
World Guide to Cordoba, Spain
The Andalucian city of Cordoba sits next to the Guadalquivir River, within the southern portion of Spain. Surrounded by spreading countryside and situated part-way between Granada and Seville, Cordoba is centred around the Plaza de las Tendillas, where the nearby historic Mezquita Cathedral is a crowd-pleaser.
World Guide to Fuerteventura, Spain
Fuerteventura is one of the most attractive of the Canary Islands, with many superb tourist resorts. The island also offers over 150 beaches and an outstanding coastline, with Puerto del Rosario being Fuerteventura's capital.
World Guide to Gran Canaria, Spain
Often referred to as a 'miniature continent', due to its variable scenery, Gran Canaria is the third-largest of the Canary Islands. The capital of the island is Las Palmas, with the southern coastal resorts always being popular.
World Guide to Granada, Spain
One of Spain's treasures, the city of Granada features a hilltop location and rich Moorish heritage. Home to the famous 13th-century La Alhambra and Generalife Gardens, Granada is close to the Sierra Nevada mountains.
World Guide to Ibiza, Spain
Ibiza has a reputation as a party island, but there is much more to Ibiza that its excellent nightclubs. The island is the closest of all the Balearic islands to mainland Spain and has a 200 km / 125 mile coastline, with over 50 stunning beaches.
World Guide to Lanzarote, Spain
The most northeasterly of all of Spain's Canary Islands, Lanzarote is a magnificent place to visit. Famed for its glorious coastline and golden beaches, Lanzarote also features extremely mild winters and a volcanic landscape.
World Guide to Lloret de Mar, Spain
Lloret de Mar serves as a popular package-tour destination and resides alongside the Costa Brava coastline, within the province of Catalonia. The sandy beaches and thriving nightlife are the principal draws in Lloret de Mar.
World Guide to Madrid, Spain
Madrid, Spain's capital city is situated almost at the geographical epicentre of the country on a high central plain and is at the heart of the Spanish political systems. Visitors to Madrid cannot help but be drawn to the spirit of the city.
World Guide to Malaga, Spain
The main resort along Spain's famed Costa del Sol, Malaga offers a vast selection of beaches, many of which stand around the bay. Much of Malaga has recently be redeveloped, with numerous modern hotels along the coast.
World Guide to Mallorca, Spain
The beautiful island of Mallorca boasts an average of 300 days of sunshine each year. This, combined with many excellent beaches, with fine, golden sand and clear, blue seas, means that Mallorca is a
popular destination for tourists.
World Guide to Marbella, Spain
Marbella, on Spain's sunny Costa del Sol, is a popular tourist destination, with a coastline stretching for over 25 km / 16 miles. Sandy beaches, public squares and historic buildings are amongst the area's main attractions.
World Guide to Menorca, Spain
Menorca is the second largest of the Balearic islands and is smaller and quieter than its neighbour Mallorca. The island of Menorca has many peaceful, family resorts and almost as many beaches as Mallorca and Ibiza combined.
World Guide to Palma Nova, Spain
Often considered to be a beach suburb of Palma, the capital of Balearic island Mallorca, Palma Nova features beaches, seaside hotels, restaurants, family theme parks and good access to the animated holiday resort of Magaluf.
World Guide to Salamanca, Spain
Known for its style and famous university, Salamanca is sited on the eastern side of Spain, nearby Portugal. The city contains Renaissance-style architecture and public squares, including the famous 18th-century Plaza Mayor.
World Guide to Salou, Spain
Situated on the Costa Daurada, next to Reus and Tarragona, the small town of Salou has a big tourist appeal. Salou offers enticing golden beaches, which come with scenic backdrops provided by traditional Catalonian villages.
World Guide to San Sebastian, Spain
Often known as 'Domostia', San Sebastian stands close to the French border, on Spain's northern shore. Centered around La Concha Bay, San Sebastian has four main beaches, a scenic backdrop and a sophisticated feel.
World Guide to Santander, Spain
Situated alongside Santander Bay (Bahia de Santander), the Bay of Biscay and also the Cantabrian Sea, Santander is something of tourist hotspot. The neighbouring beach resort of El Sardinero is a particular summer highlight.
World Guide to Seville, Spain
Seville (Sevilla) is one of Spain's major cities and Seville is also the capital of the Andalusia region. Seville is a captivating place to visit and although the city may be the fourth largest in Spain, you can see open countryside from the city centre,
World Guide to Tenerife, Spain
The largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife is perhaps the ultimate holiday destination. With a legendary nightlife, the main resorts on Tenerife are Santa Cruz, Puerto de la Cruz, Los Cristianos and the Playa de las Am?ricas.
World Guide to Toledo, Spain
Declared as a national monument, Toledo, a small city found on a Castilian hilltop overlooking the Rio Tajo (River Tagus), was once the Spanish capital. It is still the religious centre of Spain and locals often refer to Toledo as 'The Imperial City'.
World Guide to Torremolinos, Spain
Standing along the Costa del Sol, Torremolinos enjoys a breathtaking location, with an endless shoreline and many beaches. Resort highlights include a renovated old town area, a seafront promenade and inexpensive hotels.
World Guide to Valencia, Spain
Spain's third-largest city, Valencia is a progressive city and offers a diverse selection of architecture, ranging from historic buildings to the space-age City of Arts and Science, a truly cultural and breathtaking complex.
World Guide to Zaragoza, Spain
A particularly elegant and large city, Zaragoza is located in Spain's northeastern region. With spacious boulevards, a number of excellent shopping districts and a Roman heritage, Zaragoza is also known for its many fiestas.

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