Andalucia is arguably the most exciting region in the country. Most of the things we think of as typically Spanish originated in this region, so what better place to study their evolution? The passionate flamenco in Seville, the always controversial bullfighting or the stunning Moorish-inspired architecture throughout the area will enthrall us, balanced by the relaxation of watching dolphins playing and whales breaching in the Strait of Gibraltar.
Barcelona introduces us to the Catalan people and culture. We dive into the world of Anton Gaudi, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali as we investigate what inspired them. And we grasp a greater understanding of the fight for independence of the Catalan people in this unique area revelling in its post-Olympic status as many tourists’ favourite European city.
Or for art lovers why not visit Madrid, with its Golden Triangle of Art. Guernica by Picasso and Las Meninas by Velazquez are just two of the highlights on display in these museums, and a small part of the vast cultural delights of the city.