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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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RECOMMENDED TOURS, EXPERIENCES & TASTINGS

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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Galician Seafood Cooking Class and Ferry Boat...

 

Visit Galicia starting from the wonderful city of Vigo on this Cooking like a Galician Tour combined with a ferry boat trip across Vigo Bay where you will enjoy the beautiful landscape and dramatic coastline. Get to know the Galician gastronomy and culture in a cooking class led by a local chef with fresh products from the area.

 

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195,00 euros  
 

A Fraga River Valley Trail, Goat Cheese Farm &...

 

Come to Moaña, Galicia, Spain to discover one of the most beautiful walking nature trails in this region, A Fraga nature trail, paired with tastings of prize-winning Galician goat cheese and exquisite premium beef. A great way to learn about -and taste- the Galician locally sourced products and culture.

 

  

 
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  105,00 euros 
 

Cangas Coastal Trail Walk & Food Tour, Rias...

 

Need some ideas for things to do in Vigo? How about a Cangas Coastal Trail Walk from Vigo with amazing views and the fresh sea air! Starting with a ferry boat ride, a coastal trail walk, then ending with a tasting of the best Galician food & wine for lunch with our expert foodie guide...

 

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95,00 euros  
 

Vigo Food Tour to Eat Your Way along the City...

 

On this Vigo food tour our foodie guide will take you on a food walk thru the street of the new and old parts of the city centre. There is no better way to discover vigo than walking and eating as the local Vigueses do!

 

  

 
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  45 mins....
  0,00 euros 
 

Night Fire Show at the Medieval Festival of...

 

Come with us on a virtual live experience in Moaña, at the Medieval Festival of Moaña Antiqua, we will see during the night an amazing fire show performed by a group of artists called "Troula Animacion". Professional actors dressed as Orcs, Vikings, and medieval knights specialized in doing Fire Torch Juggling Tricks and much more!

 

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Medieval Knights Jousting Competition at Moaña...

 

Experience the Middle Ages on a live virtual tour with Sean & Tiernan at the Moaña Antiqua Festival. You will enjoy watching the knights competing in different medieval disciplines such as jousting, sword fighting, archery and much more!

 

  

 
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  45 mins....
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Medieval Market, Galician Gaita (Bagpipe) Music...

 

Join a live virtual tour of the Medieval Festival of Moaña Antiqua, on this tour you will see a wide variety of stalls with different handicrafts, traditional Galician gastronomy, and the best Gaitas (Galician bagpipes) music on a live-streaming show.

 

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Galician Eco-Artisan Fair & Accordion Music (Part...

 

On this virtual tour, you will enjoy live online Galician accordion music of the accordion group Argonat Band and admire a variety of stands displaying ecological products, handicrafts, and sustainable agriculture from Moaña.

 

  

 
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  45 mins....
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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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85,00 euros  
 

The Ribeiro Wine Tour & Nature Trail Walk in...

 

Dive into a world full of flavours on The Ribeiro Wine Tour, the perfect choice for those who are looking for a slow pace walking wine tour experience, getting to know the region's rich gastronomy, splendid wines and beautiful nature trails.

 

  

 
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TOP RESTAURANTS

The best places to eat selected by our foodie experts in the food destinations we cover.

 
 
 
  Full Day...
  140,00 euros 
 

Galician Seafood Cooking Class and Ferry Boat...

 

Visit Galicia starting from the wonderful city of Vigo on this Cooking like a Galician Tour combined with a ferry boat trip across Vigo Bay where you will enjoy the beautiful landscape and dramatic coastline. Get to know the Galician gastronomy and culture in a cooking class led by a local chef with fresh products from the area.

 

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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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