More Glamour and Passion Than You Can Imagine
When you think of Spain, you think of glamour and passion. The bullfights, the flamenco, the festivals, the nightlife – how can you not swoon at the sheer excitement of it all? Though glitz and fire courses through its veins, Spain has much more to offer. Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, and El Greco are all members of Spain’s amazing history of art and the awe-inspiring Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao has cemented Spain’s status as an international destination for modern art. Meanwhile, architecture buffs can revel in the multitude of influences that led to a distinctly Spanish aesthetic – Moorish, Gothic, Roman, and Celtic, to name a few. While some of Spain’s spectacular beaches are notorious for a hard-partying lifestyle (Ibiza comes to mind), there are plenty of quiet seashores where you can catch your breath before diving back into the action. Expansive mountain ranges and forests offer even more year-round getaways for dormant party animal and adventurer alike; head to the Pyrenees for challenging ski slopes or make your way to Picos de Europa, the largest national park in Europe, for all of the wilderness you can handle. All of these options make Spain the ideal destination for young and old, novice and veteran travelers, and everyone in between.