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See how the other half live when you view the Palacio Real de Madrid, the largest palace in Europe. This impressive building is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family, although you probably won’t catch a glimpse as it’s only used for state ceremonies. Gaze in awe at the grand facades and hear stories about the palace from your Local Specialist.
From paella to patatas and croquetas to churros, Spanish food is the gift that keeps on giving. We’ve got all the hottest tips on where to find the best Spanish tapas and treats.
Famed for its 300 days of sunshine a year, pack your hat and sunglasses and get ready to shine almost any time of the year.
Catalan, Basque or Galician phrasebook
Depending on where you go, try swapping Spanish for a few phrases of the local dialect. You’ll get a ton of smiles for making an effort to speak their mother tongue.
Forget your flip-flops and do as the Spaniards do. Pick up a traditional pair of espadrilles for wandering the cities and beaches. It’s all about comfort and style!
Spain is famed for its hot and dry weather, but they do get the occasional cool and rainy day, so come prepared with some easy layers.
Tap water is safe to drink in nearly all of Spain, so bring a reusable bottle and reduce your plastic waste. You can even find public drinking fountains to refill your bottle.
Spanish food is best enjoyed the local way, and you’ll have a ball visiting the local markets to find fresh fruit, vegetables, bread, cheese, olives and wine while chatting with the local producers.
Help to preserve Spain’s incredible natural beauty by following the rules for each protected area. Never leave any litter behind and stay on the marked paths when walking in Spain.