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.
Of course, there's the Alhambra, but there's much more to this Andalusian city.
At Bar Rocardo in Gros, there's sawdust on the floor and precious few snacks on display in the cabinets.
The facilities aren't amazing but it's small and friendly. Sometimes you can't ask more than that.
Of all the sometimes bizarre summer festivals held in Spain, the Cascamorras event is probably the darkest.
There is a bigger story to tell about Pamplona (without the bull).
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.