Spain is one of the most diverse and visually stunning nations of Europe.

As you begin to plan your trip, you may find yourself overwhelmed with so many fascinating sights, beautiful landscapes, and charming towns to fit into your limited time.
So let Eliotropica give you a hand. Eliotropica has scoured the country in search of the best places and experiences, and we''ve chosen our very favourites, admittedly very personal and opinionated, choices.

The exuberance of the Spaniards and the glorious predictability of the summer weather have been attracting refugees from northern Europe''s damp and clammy lands for decades, but Spain is much more than the Costa del Sol and discos.

It is drenched in the historical pageantry of empire and conquistadors, the artistic legacy of Goya, Velázquez, Picasso, Dalí, the romance of Don Quijote and Hemingway, the art of film-making of Pedro Almodovar.

Seek out a Gaudi masterwork.
Check out the "hanging houses" in cliff-top Cuenca.
Run from a charging bull down the cobblestone streets of Pamplona (scratch that: from the safety of protective barricades, watch the locals elude the bulls).
Enjoy fresh seafood paella in a picture-perfect fishing village.

We hope that these picks, everything - from the sultry sound of flamenco to tapas tasting - will get you started on the road to the trip that''s right for you.





Madrid, Palacio Real - Spain
Barcelona, Casa BatllÚ, Spain
Barcelona, Parc Guell - Spain
Galizia, Spain
Madrid, Parco Retiro - Spain
Galicia, Spain
Valencia, Spain
Valencia, Spain
Valencia, Spain