Trips & Travel Spain
Where to go and what to see in Spain?
As I have traveled more extensively through Spain it has become only
more difficult to answer this question.
I have always been impressed with the south of Spain (Andalusia),
the Arab influence on architecture there are breath taking.
During our 2006 trip, I was very impressed with the Basque Region,
amazing food, mountains, ocean beaches and hill top walled villages
(like Laguardia) can be found within its borders.
The north and east of Spain has its own special appeal. The north,
central and north east of Spain, in the areas of Castile and Aragon
are where the "Catholic Monarchs", Isabel the 1st and Fernando the
2nd of Aragon, ruled and engaged in the "Reconquest of Spain".
The east of Spain holds the modernistic architecture of Barcelona,
the ultra modern architecture of Valencia and the upcoming community
of Zaragoza, not to mention numerous walled cities that retain much
of their middle age character.
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The links to the left, and the click able
Spain map, will help you decide on where to go. The region links,
Basque County, Castile, etc. are not that useful at the moment, I am
most happy with the Andalusia region page.
Links for travel tips and other useful travel information are at the
top of the page. I try to keep most commercial resource links to the
right side of the web page. But, when I have personally experience a
travel resource or acquire extensive information on a commercial
resource, it may be included in the useful information links at the
top of the page. I hope to get all the navigation links in this
guide updating during 2007.
With the guides my primary intent is to answer the question; why
visit this place? For traveler details like, opening times of
attractions. I strongly recommend a good guide book on Spain (or use
my recommended Spain Travel Agent to plan your trip).
My top recommendation for touring Spain is, do not be in a rush.
Spain is best experienced slowly and as much as possible, try to
match your activity to the life rhythms of the natives. Take time to
linger at an outside cafe and do a little people watching. Buy some
wine, cheese, bread and fruit, have a picnic while watching the sun
sit; even better watch the sun sit with a mountain and/or
Mediterranean view. Spend multiple nights at hotels and limit your
transportation time as much as possible.
While communities vary somewhat, usually lunch is served from 2 -
4:00 PM and for supper, restaurants open, at the earliest, at 8:30
PM. Many Spaniards will not even start supper until 10:00 PM. Look
at What to Eat in Spain for some additional tips on dinning in
Shopping hours, with some variation, run from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM,
reopening around 5 PM to then close at 8 PM. Large department stores
usually stay open over the lunch period. Most shops will be closed
I find it best to get to the tourist sites in the morning and
leaving the shopping to the evening, my wife on the other hand
thinks mornings are an excellent time to shop.
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REGIONS OF SPAIN
The "Autonomous Communities" of Spain, such as
Balearic Islands (Mallorca,
Canary Islands (Gran
La Palma, etc.), among
others, general characteristics, the provinces, locations of
touristical interest, and major attractions.
A comprehensive guide to the most attractive cities in Spain,
more, including sightseeing, excursions, practical infos and
An alphabetical listing allowing quick access to all the locations
included in our guide.
ACCOMMODATION AND TRAVEL SERVICES IN SPAIN
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COUNTRY AND CULTURE
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