Spain is one of the hottest destinations in Europe whether for tourists or people looking for new permanent residences. Regardless of which group you belong to, spending a holiday in Spain is definitely the right choice. Here’s why:
Extremadura: The Real Spanish Experience
A region far removed from Spain’s oft-crowded coastal areas, Extremadura is nestled between Portugal and the central plains of La Mancha in the western portion of the Iberian Peninsula. Its distance from the shore has made it one of the country’s least populated regions as well as the main reason why tourists seldom venture to this area.
However, if you are seeking a real Spanish experience, then there is no place like Extremadura for an off the beaten track holiday in Spain.
Extremadura offers an unspoiled land, filled with lush forests, vast agricultural plains, and majestic mountains. And in between all these are delightful little towns and hamlets with people living life as they did centuries ago.
If you are a history buff or simply one who knows how to appreciate natural beauty at its best, then a holiday in Spain with this destination in mind is the perfect choice.
Barcelona: Age-Old Traditions, Extraordinary Beauty
For a city that is extremely modern and proud of that fact, Barcelona is quite medieval in many aspects. And this is where Barcelona’s charm lies. As one of the world’s trendiest places, the city steadfastly clings to its age-old traditions.
Hence, it is not unusual to find glitzy modern buildings standing side by side with works of extraordinary beauty by such renowned designer as Antoni Gaudi who surely ranks as one of the world’s greatest architects.
More than just visual splendor, a holiday in Spain with Barcelona as your number one destination would also mean partaking of Spain’s rich culture. With over 50 museums devoted to interesting subjects as the history of funeral carriages to the works of Pablo Picasso, Barcelona is one of Spain’s major cultural centers.
A holiday in Spain, particular in Barcelona, is like being in a wholly different country. Here, it is not only the language that is different (the people of Barcelona speak Catalan, as opposed to Castilian), but the way of life. A stroll along La Rambla, one of Spain’s – if not the world’s – most famous walkways, will immediately give you an idea.
Costa Brava: Spain’s “Wild Coast”
Stretching for 160 km between the French border and Barcelona, the Costa Brava has earned the nickname “Spain’s wild coast” because of its countless rocky coves alternating between miles of sandy beaches and pine-clad cliffs. For a holiday in Spain that comes with a scenic coastal strip, the Costa Brava presents a very strikingly beautiful picture.