Tapas is not a series of small tasty dishes, it's a way of life.
Salamanca, home to the third-oldest European university, is known as ''The Golden City''.
Spain has distinctive food, festivals and architecture to savour.
The nation's afternoon nap may drive tourists mad but many Spaniards are determined to keep it.
Move over San Sebastian and Seville: Extremadura has Roman ruins, a proud food culture and has been spared the worst of Spain's tourist excesses - but just don't go there in summer.
On the sun-soaked south-east coast of Spain there's a wine-making oasis.
This most spiritual of pilgrimages teaches us a thing or two about ourselves.
Already I sense my flamenco teacher is disappointed with me, and we haven't even started the lesson yet.
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.