Best Places to Visit in Spain
Europe lucked out when a cluster of medieval kingdoms came together to form what is modern-day Espana. In 2013, it was the world’s 3rd most popular destination after France and the US and perhaps the beaches from the sunny, gorgeous Med to the beautiful Bay of Biscay up north could be one reason alone. Don’t let the fact that beach-nudity is legal here bother you; the Spaniards are very tasteful people. Focus more on the 44 stunning UNESCO World Heritage sites up and down the country, especially the breathtaking city of Granada. The first modern novel, Don Quixote (Miguel Cervantes, 1605) hails from here, as do some of the finest artists in the world: Velasquez, Goya, Picasso, Dali, and perhaps the greatest 20th century architect of all, Gaudi. Come and partake of the hundreds of festivals around the country, eat at the oldest restaurant in the world in Madrid, Restaurante Botin, open since 1725, and find out why Spaniards are some of the most chilled-out folk in the world.