European summer holidays, siesta and paella
Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Seville, Malaga… Many of the world’s must-visit cities are found in Spain: from the cultural majesty of the capital, Madrid, to the trendy, proudly-Catalonian air of Barcelona.
With more than 8000 km of coastline, Spain has thousands of beaches, from tiny rocky coves to long strips of golden sand. Wich is lucky as Spain is also Europe’s sunniest county! The coastal resorts of the Mediterranean enjoy, on average, more than 300 days of sunshine each year – well into the autumn and winter months.
Segovia is a World Heritage Site, not simply for the aqueduct, but also for its medieval architecture, from palace and cathedral to monasteries and taverns. The provinces of Asturias and Cantabria offer the rare combination of spectacular mountains and fine beaches in proximity. From the northern valleys of the Picos de Europa, a ravishingly beautiful little range of lofty limestone peaks and lush, high-altitude pastures, it’s just a short drive down to superb sandy beaches.