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SPAIN TRAVEL GUIDE

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SPAIN

 

Why Travel to Spain?


Spain is situated on the Iberian Peninsula, located in the Southwest part of Europe. Looking at the map of Spain we can see that it is divided into 50 provinces and 17 autonomous regions each of them with their own unique charm and different experiences to offer visitors on holidays. There are four different languages that are spoken in the Kingdom of Spain: Catalan (In Catalonia, Valencia and on the Balearic Islands), Galician (In Galicia), Castilian Spanish (All over Spain), Basque (In the Basque Country).

It is one of the most popular destinations in Europe for things to do, according to the high number of visitors that travel to this country due to its rich gastronomy, history, culture, and the wide diversity of stunning landscapes. From snowcapped mountains like the Sierra Nevada in the Pyrenees to beautiful white sandy beaches on the coastal areas like the Costa Brava (in Catalonia, near Barcelona), Costa del Sol (in Andalusia, Malaga province), Mallorca IslandCanary Islands, etc..

Gastronomy of Spain

One of the main highlights that draw travellers to visiting Spain is the Gastronomy, it is so varied changing the type of food and wines in each region! In this country, traditional recipes are kept for generations, such as Paella in ValenciaPulpo à Feira (Octopus Galician Style) in GaliciaCocido Madrileño in Madrid besides other delicacies worth tasting when you are visiting these beautiful regions.

Our 4 Best places to visit spain


  1. Green Spain: There is an area of Spain known as Green Spain including the regions of Galicia, AsturiasCantabria, and The Basque Country) in Northern Spain. Called this because of its beautiful lush nature and high range of outdoor activities like coastal walks, mountain trekking trails, etc… Important routes pass through this part of Spain, such as the Camino de Santiago (Pilgrimage Way of St. James). Immersing yourself into the beautiful greenery of the Peaks of Europe exploring the small village slowing down to taste the local cuisine; Cabrales cheesecidermeats, etc… then along the whole coast from the Basque Country offering Michelin-starred cuisine, all the way to the Rias Baixas of Galicia with some of the best seafood in the world found in colourful little fishing villages!

  2. Southern Spain: In the Southern part of Spain, Andalusia has a sunnier climate and historical landmark cities like Seville, Cordoba, Granada, etc… You will be wondered by the mix of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim history and architecture! Can´t miss out on a traditional flamenco show, spend a day visiting an organic farm tasting Spanish Olive oil, stop at a “toros” bull farm, try the Spanish “Jamon” cured ham, sherry wines in Jerez, etc… the list goes on and on...

  3. Valencian Coast: Valencia is a must for foodies wanting to try the real Valenciana Paella, even learn how to make it with a Valenciana Chef on a hands-on cooking class! The Valencia Las Fallas Festival a traditional celebration held in commemoration of Saint Joseph attracts visitors worldwide during March every year. This stretch of coastline has magnificent beaches to relax and enjoy the Mediterranean sea.

  4. Extremadura: Follow the conquistadores footstep in Extremadura visiting places like Trujillo, Caceres, Merida, etc…

The Popular Wine Regions of Spain

For adding some wine tasting to your holiday in Spain, you cannot go wrong choosing some of Spain´s wine regions: Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Penedes, Ribeiro, Ribeira Sacra, Rias Baixas, Jerez, Utiel-Requena, Priorat, Bierzo, etc… Did you know that Spain is the country with the most vines in the world? 11,800 square kilometers to be exact of vineyards in Spain. Some of the grape varieties that can be found here in the wine regions of spain are Tempranillo, Albariño, Godello, Mencia, Macabeo, Parellada, Xarel·lo, Garnacha, Verdejo, etc...

We can’t forget the lands of Castile & Leon and La Mancha… The windmills and wines of La Mancha, Salamanca´s amazing old quarter & cathedrals, and other historic towns like Segovia, Avila, Toledo, etc…

It is hard, to sum up, all the things to do in spain in one description! You will just have to come and travel to Spain for yourself to experience everything first-hand!

Our food experts have chosen the best tour operators offering tours with food, wine and walking holidays in Spain. You can check our full list of top food tours to spain and recommended boutique hotels in the sections of this spain travel destination guide.

Capital of Spain: Madrid
Population: 46,468,102

 
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THE 10 BEST DESTINATIONS TRAVEL GUIDES

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RECOMMENDED TOURS

Our top 10 best tours, experiences & tastings in the destination selected by our experts. Slow Way Food Tours, Green Walking Holiday and Exclusive Food & Wine Tours/Tastings.

 
 
 
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Online Cooking Class: Bake the Santiago Cake -...

 

On this online cooking class, you will get to know about the Galician culture and the city of Santiago de Compostela through one of the oldest recipes of the Galician cuisine, the Tarta de Santiago (Santiago Cake / St James Almond Cake).

 

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A Lost Camino de Santiago Trail of O Morrazo:...

 

On this live virtual walking tour, you will have the chance to walk one of the new routes that we have recently scouted here in O Morrazo peninsula of the Rias Baixas. We will talk about the Camino de Santiago (the Way of Saint James) since this walking trail is believed to be one of the variants of the Coastal Way of the Portuguese Camino de Santiago ( Portuguese Way of Saint James)!

 

  

 
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  50 mins....
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A Fraga Nature Trail & Prize-winning Goat Cheese...

 

Visit with us A Fraga River valley in Moaña on this virtual tour. Starting off visiting a small humble farm that makes some of the best Goat cheese I have tried! We will walk along a beautiful green woodland trail that follows along the river Fraga. A very peaceful trail...

 

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50 mins....  
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Ferry Ride passing by Sustainable Mussel Beds to...

 

On this virtual tour of Moaña, we start off with a boat ride across the Bay of Vigo to Moaña. Plus see in the distance the Cies Islands, Cangas do Morrazo, and the Bridge of Rande before arriving in Moaña...

 

  

 
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  60 mins....
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Santiago de Compostela Virtual Walking Tour of...

 

Enjoy a virtual walking tour in the wonderful religious and spiritual city of Santiago de Compostela for the Holy Year! Get to know its history, legends, the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, the different routes that the pilgrims follow to reach the majestic Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

 

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40 mins....  
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Virtual Hiking Tour of Facho de Donon: A Celtic...

 

A virtual hiking tour of O Facho de Donon in Galicia, Spain, an ancient Celtic settlement and Roman ruins. Enjoy a virtual hiking tour led by two local guides to one of the most magical places in the Peninsula of O Morrazo...

 

  

 
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  45 mins....
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Magical Legends of A Poza da Moura Waterfall in...

 

Do you like to hear stories about local legends, myths, and folklore when travelling to a new destination? In Galicia, there are so many, and we are going to take you to a place on this live virtual tour that comes to life when the legends are told by our guide!

 

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Live Virtual Walking Tour of Cangas do Morrazo:...

 

Join us on this live virtual walking tour of the fishing village & market of Cangas do Morrazo. Admire the beautiful scenery of the wonderful Bay of Vigo from the fishing port. The best way to understand the Way of life in Cangas do Morrazo is through its intriguing fishing culture!

 

  

 
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Virtual Cooking Demo: St James Scallops The...

 

Enjoy a virtual cooking demo led by local food lovers and learn how to bake the St James Scallops the Galician Way. Discover the Galician culture and get an overview of the gastronomy, the tradition, and the capital of the region, Santiago de Compostela, as well as the history of the Way of Saint James.

 

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40 mins....  
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Live Cooking Demo: Leche Frita - Fried Milk...

 

On this live virtual cooking demo, we will show you how to make one of the traditional dessert recipes in Galicia, the Leche Frita Gallega, Fried Milk Fritter of Galicia!

 

  

 
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BEST TASTINGS & VISITS

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Private Saint James Baked Scallops the Galician...

 

Did you know that the scallop shell is the symbol of Saint James Pilgrimage Way? Learn the history behind why it is the symbol while baking this tasty Galician Seafood dish! Join our local food experts online who will show how to cook this amazing delicacy caught along the Galician Coast.

 

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RECOMMENDED HOTELS

Our travel experts have researched the best hotels in the destinations we cover. Stay in unique accommodations from modern city centre hotels to wine country manor house with amazing food & wine. If you can not find a suitable option just let our experts know and we will suggest something different for you.

 
 
 
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Eco Hotel Señorío de Nande

 

If you are looking for the perfect accommodation in a relaxing natural environment, Nande Hotel is what you have been looking for. Rest, unwind from the bustle of the city, enjoy outdoor activities in contact with nature, or explore through flavors the gastronomy that As Neves and the area has to offer.

 

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Rural Manor House Casa Pazo Almuiña

 

Enjoy a perfect stay at the spectacular Wine Country Manor House in O Condado de Tea, a wine region famous for producing some of the finest wines of D.O. Rias Baixas. A fully restored Pazo (Galicia manor house), surrounded by picturesque vineyards and mountain views of Portugal on the other side of the river Miño. A great base to take walks along the wine country roads and the Miño Riverside trails. Slow Tourism at its best in touch with nature!

 

  

 
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