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.
Ancient Basque culture springs to life each Saturday in Tolosa as farmers sell their cheese, meat and vegetables like they have for centuries.
Done right, this traditional Catalan feast is messy and rowdy, boozy and loud.
It’s a wildly successful football team, a chair, an architectural archive, a cultural commune and one of the world’s most vibrant cities which continues to draw tourists to Spain.
Plan your pintxos, don't get drunk and never split the bill, advises chef Dan Hunter.
With Picasso's Guernica and other masterpieces from Spanish artists such as Goya and El Greco, along with European and US works, Madrid is a hub for art lovers.
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.