Tantalizing tapas, Don Quixote, morning run with the bulls, be a Barcelona beach bum or surveyor of the Pyrenees. ¡Bienvenidos a España!
Dali, Cervantes, Goya, El Greco, and Gaudi: all helped shape modern culture, and all originated in Spain. Walk in their footsteps throughout Barcelona and Madrid, seeing the sights and sounds that inspired their revolutionary work. Explore Plaza Mayor and Puerta de Sol in Madrid, or head over to Plaça de Catalunya, Barcelona’s largest square, located in the heart of the city. And throughout the cities, chat with Spaniards and bask in their eccentric personalities.
Spaniards are infamous for their enthusiasm and geniality towards all people. Rather than resent tourists that visit Spain, Spaniards are likely to greet you with open arms and hearts. Don’t be surprised when you meet a stranger and are greeted with two kisses on the cheek, an embrace, and a good laugh. Although you may not have met an individual, they’ll treat you like an old acquaintance, smiling and including you in the conversation in order to make you feel comfortable.