No one speaks English, it's amazingly cheap and Barcelona's not that dodgy.
Madrid is a mix of old and new; high culture and fun.
It had been 12 years between visits to Barcelona - a place she had vowed never to return to. But was her bad experience a fault with the city or with her youth?
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From the staggering cathedrals of Seville to Cordoba's Mezquita mosque, here are the six best Andalusian towns.
Gaudi's spectacular buildings are just the icing on the cake.
They slow the pace, emphasise the local, and produce unexpected pleasures from the magician's hat of cruising.
Incredible art is placed front and centre on the Spanish stage, with architecture born from rebellious and creative spirits such as Dali, Picasso and Gaudi. Throw Roman ruins, Islamic architecture and gothic cathedrals into the mix, and you have an enthralling destination. Cities are linked by diverse landscapes; mountain ranges, Mediterranean coastlines, and rustic villages that cling to dusty hilltops, not to mention the food... oh the food.