Spain is one of the most beautiful and interesting countries in Europe.It contains dramatic mountain scenery (Picos d'Europa, Pyrennees,...),fabulous golden beaches, lush green fjords (Galicia) and arid desert (Canary Islands). It is an enormous country and as you travel from North to South and East to West the countryside changes dramatically as you go.
Its architecture is as varied as its scenery. Many towns have Roman remains (Lugo, Toledo, Tarragona,...). In the North see lots of fabulous Mudejar (a mix of Moorish and Christian architecture) with some great examples in Zaragoza and Taragoza. Barcelona is renowned for its remarkable Art Nouveau architecture and in the south see lots of world famous Moorish architecture such as the Alhambra Palace and the Mezquita in Cordoba. Check out our most beautiful cities of Spain section to find the cities known for their beauty.
One of the nicest ways to get to know Spain though is through its beautiful villages and towns. Wherever you are in Spain leave the main routes and take some time driving through the fabulous countryside and stopping at some of the pretty villages along the way. Some of these look like they haven't changed since they were built. See our most beautiful villages of Spain section to find some of the loveliest villages and towns that Spain has to offer.
Spain has an amazing historic legacy and after Italy is the country with more UNESCO World Heritage cities than anywhere in the world. Roman ampitheatres, medieval walls, Renaissance palaces and Gothic cathedrals are among some of the sights to be seen in these incredible historic cities.
To start finding places to visit in Spain simply choose a region (from the main menu) or, if your geography is a little rusty, use our map of Spain.
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