Where midnight equals 2am and architecture is a walk in the Parc, Spain hosts the cultures and traditions of an incredible group of people and features the works of artists that have etched their names forever in our minds. Such as the Andalucian poet Federico Garcia Lorca,the author of Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes and the Malaga-born painter Pablo Picasso.
Inhabitants of Spain vary from the Catalan and the Basque north to the party destinations of Malaga and Ibiza. In Barcelona, the city meets the Mediterranean Sea with a warm handshake, each offering their benefits. Spanish cities made it an incredibly nuanced country.
Granada, where Garcia Lorca lived for many years, offers a special encounter between the Islamic and the Christian worlds. The city itself is divided in two parts, Granada and Albaicín. Particularly attractive for the Sierra Nevada and the Alhambra, Granada also guests the important University of Granada, founded by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V in 1526.
Some will explore the city that brought us Salvador Dali and opera singer José Carreras, while others may want to dive straight into the present delights that the world-class footballers bring to Barcelona FC’s Nou Camp. Toledo, extremely rich in history and culture, was the capital of Spain until the Arabic conquest in the Eighteenth century.
Do not forget the tapas and sangria, something that you can enjoy even at home with simple Spanish recipes, which go perfectly with the movie set in Barcelona, L’Auberge Espanole.