Discovering the Best Regions of Spain

Posted by on Aug 6, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Spain is one of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations, attracting both first time and return visitors who come to explore the country’s varied topography and cultures. For those who have never spent time in Spain it can be tempting to visit one or two of the major cities and think you have gotten a good sampling of Spanish experiences. But it is only when you travel more widely, from Galicia to Calatunya, or Tenerife to Granada, that you truly begin to understand the eclectic diversity of the country. For those looking to discover the best of Spain, here are three regions not to miss.

Girona

Girona

1. Catalunya

Catalunya is an autonomous region on Spain’s northern Mediterranean coast, and is best known for its capital, Barcelona. Home to a wide variety of iconic attractions, including the Sagrada Familia, and the historic Gothic Quarter, the city is one of the most visited in Europe. Visitors to Catalunya should not miss-out on the rich array of attractions found in Barcelona. But those who do choose to leave the city will also be rewarded. With beautiful beaches on the Costa Brava, skiing and hiking in the Pyrenees Mountains, and quaint regional cities like Girona, it is always worth venturing beyond the Catalan capital.

2. The Canary Islands

Often considered a winter getaway for northern Europeans, the Canary Islands serve-up a high quality array of black- and white-sandy beaches, from the famed stretch of Playa de las Americas in Tenerife, to the otherworldly El Golfo on Lanzarote. Backing many of these pristine beaches are some of Spain’s best resorts, perfect for relaxing and unwinding. The Canary Islands do, however, have more than luxuries to offer, and visitors will be amazed by some of this archipelagos natural wonders. This includes the towering Los Gigantes sea-cliffs, as well as Teide National Park, home to the highest peak in all of Spain.

Santiago De Compostella

Santiago De Compostella

3. Galicia

Galicia is another of Spain’s autonomous regions, and is best known for being the terminus of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route. Throughout the Middle Ages “The Way of St James” was one of Christianity’s most important pilgrimages, and attracted people from across all of Europe to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. The cathedral is believed to be the final resting place of the apostle St. James the Great. The unique culture and language of Galicia make it feel like an entirely different country to Spain, something the local population are extremely proud of.

Whether you’re looking for the best deals on air fare to the Canaries, or chic hotels in Barcelona, booking a trip to Spain is one choice you’re not going to regret.

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