Regions of Spain - sightseeing and attractions in each region

Segovia, Castile and Leon

Spain is not only one of the largest countries in Europe it is one of the most diverse. As well as mountains and beaches to attract visitors, there are orange groves, meadows and even desert.

Culturally as well there is something for everyone. Magnificent architecture such as the Alhambra palace or the Mezquita, remnants of Spain's moorish past.

Fabulous buildings of  Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and  Baroque styles and on to Modern architecture such as the Casa Mila by Gaudi. Spain is also the birthplace of such renowned artists as Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro and Salvador Dali.

On top of that add the wonderful Spanish cuisine and the very colourful festivals that take place throughout the year and it is difficult to resist a visit to Spain.

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Andalucia, Spain: tourism and attractions in Andalucia

Andalusia, or Andalucia in Spanish, is the Southernmost part of Spain and is the land of flamenco, bullfights, sherry, tapas & castles and some fabulous Moorish architecture. It is also home to 800 km of wonderful coastline and sandy beaches.
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Aragon, Spain: tourism and attractions in Aragon

Aragon is a quiet and very unspoilt region of Spain. Surrounded by mountains with the Pyrenees in the north and the mountainous Sistema Iberico area to the south. Aragon is home to some of the finest Mudejar architecture in the world
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Visit Asturias and Cantabria - highlights and attractions

Pretty beaches, elegant seaside towns, quiet fishing villages and the Picos de Europa make this a delightful region for summer holidays.

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Visit the Balearic Islands, Spain: tourism and attractions

Sun, sea and sand and loads of beautiful villages and stunning scenery. The Balearic Islands offer some of Spain's most beautiful seaside destinations and have long been a favourite destination for holiday makers. Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera each have their own unique charms to attract visitors.

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The Canary Islands: sightseeing and attractions in the Canaries

With their winter sunshine, beaches, diverse scenery, volcanic landscapes and charming colonial towns there is no wonder the Canary Islands are one of the top holiday destinations in the world.

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Visit Castile and Leon, Spain: sightseeing and attractions

Castile and Leon is a huge region with a truly remarkable architectural heritage. Visit its many castles, monasteries, cathedrals and historic towns.

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Visit Castilla La Mancha, Spain - tourism and attractions

Castilla-La-Mancha is the Spain of Don Quijote legend with immense flat plains, vertiginous canyons, and hilltop castles and windmills throughout.
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Visit Catalonia, Spain: highlights and attractions in Catalonia

Catalonia has a beautiful coastline with great beaches, picturesque seaside villages and some great beach resorts. Couple this with the magnificent city of Barcelona with its incredible architecture; quaint medieval villages; art and architecture by Salvador Dali and Anton Gaudi; and gastronomic treats including some of the world's best restaurants and you see why this is one of Spain's most popular tourist destinations.

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Visit Galicia, Spain: highlights and attractions in Galicia

Galicia is a land of beautiful rocky coastline and fjord-like inlets surrounded by tree-covered hills. Jewel in its crown is the splendid city of Santiago de Compostela.

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Navarra and La Rioja - highlights of the Spanish Basque Country

A beautiful area with mountains, forests and sea. The beautiful and chic town of San Sebastian on the coast draws large numbers as does the fabulous Guggenheim museum in Bilbao.

The medieval towns of Olite and Estella are well worth the trip as is the elegant Vitoria and Pamplona is known worldwide for its bull-running festival in July.

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Visit Valencia and Murcia - tourism and sightseeing

3000 hours of sunshine every year, hundreds of kilometers of sandy beaches, pretty villages and some dynamic cities attract visitors to these eastern provinces of Spain.

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Visit Extremadura, Spain: tourism and sightseeing in Extremadura

Extremadura is a remote part of Spain which has changed little with modern times and as a consequence is a fascinating step back in time. This region was very important to the Romans and the Roman city of Merida is its capital. It has one of the best collections of Roman ruins and artefacts in Europe. The city of Caceres has a marvellous medieval centre.

Trujillo and Zafra are lovely towns which are also steeped in history and the Monastery of Guadelupe is a magnificent Mudejar-style monastery.

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Madrid and Madrid Province, Spain: highlights and attractions

Madrid is home to some great architecture, superb museums,  fabulous shoppings, excellent restaurants and a vibrant nighlife including plenty of Flamenco venues.

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The Eastern Canary Islands, Spain; tourism and sightseeing

The Canary Islands are one of the main tourist destinations in the world and most visitors head for the Eastern Isles with their long sandy beaches and large resorts. There is a magnificent range of scenery from Sahara-like desert to thick forest and the old colonial towns are full of charm.

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The Western Canary Islands, Spain: tourism and sightseeing

The Canary Islands with their winter sunshine, beautiful beaches and scenery ranging from desert to lush green forests are one of the main tourist destinations in the world. Tenerife in the Western Isles is the most popular of the islands.

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Map of Spain

A map of Spain showing the most interesting and attractive places and highlights:

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Visit the Costa Brava, Spain; highlights and attractions

The Costa Brava is the beautiful coastal region in the province of Girona in Spain's Catalonia region. The Costa Brava extends from the French-Spanish border to Blanes, 60km north of Barcelona. Its name means the wild coast and its lovely rocky coastline inset with tiny coves and large sandy beaches is beautiful. 

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