Top 5 reasons to travel to Spain

An ever-popular choice amongst British sunseekers, Spain is a magnificent country of intoxicating variety, culture and contrasts. Come with us as we look with fresh eyes at a truly must-see destination.

1. The richest cultural history

The Phonecians, the Romans, the Visigoths and Moors – all have settled in Spain over the centuries, each leaving a legacy of culture, architecture and cuisine that has enriched the country and its people profoundly. This unique cultural perspective has seen Spain produce iconoclasts such as Picasso, Dali and Gaudi each of whom has seen the world in a very unique way.

2. Unforgettable food

In Spain, food is a focal point of festivals and family get-togethers, a source of regional pride and national celebration. From piquant chorizo and earthy pata negra to plump gordal olives and peppery manchego viejo cheese, the regions of Spain give rise to some of the finest ingredients and a cuisine of thrilling contrasts.

3. Varied geography

Spain's 5,000 miles of coastline make it a magnet for sun-worshippers but explore and you'll find snow-capped alpine mountains, lush islands, vast arid plains, densely forested valleys and rolling hills. What's more Spain's geographical variety has given its regions the distinct identities and culture that make this such a rewarding country to explore.    

4. Incredible buildings

The unique and breathtaking buildings that populate Spain stem from the Middle Ages to right now. There’s the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Gaudi’s buildings in Barcelona with their curves and colours and also the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. All of them unparalleled, all of them awe-inspiring - and there are more besides.

5. The friendliest people

The family unit is sacrosanct in Spain. Generations live close to one another, the elders teaching the youngsters, who in turn look after them, in a virtuous circle of respect and support. Perhaps it's this profound connection to family that makes the people of Spain so warm and hospitable.

Every Travelsphere holiday offers exceptional value for money. Included in the price are return scheduled flights/rail travel and internal flights, where applicable, overseas transfers and transportation, carefully chosen hotels, many meals and excursions and the services of a Travelsphere Tour Manager or Local Guide.