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Spain : Michelin's recommendations

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If you’re planning to explore the infinite variety of landscapes on the Iberian Peninsula, then Spain’s motto, ‘‘further still’’, could be the leitmotiv of your holidays. Spain is full of the unexpected, from the Pyrenees mountain range to the Straits of Gibraltar, and from the jagged Atlantic coast to the Mediterranean Eldorado. And while you’re there, make a point of striking out and going beyond the traditional clichés of bullfighting and flamenco.
There are lots more than seventeen reasons to visit the ancient land of Andalusia (formerly Al-Andalus), one of Spain’s seventeen autonomous communities, with its peaceful palaces along the Guadalquivir. And it will take you more than a thousand and one nights to enjoy all the nightlife in exciting Madrid or in the party capital of Ibiza.
Spanish cities have regained their foothold in the modern world with renewed energy since the end of the Franco regime. Cosmopolitan Barcelona celebrates its art and architecture by Antoni Gaudi on every street corner, while Bilbao is delighted to have chosen Frank Gehry to design its amazing Guggenheim Museum.
For a fun adventure, grab your walking stick and scallop shell for a hike along the legendary route of Santiago de Compostela (Way of St. James) . And with all the great seafood and delicious charcuterie they serve at every inn in Spain, there’s no need to start out on an empty stomach!

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Spain : Must-see towns and regions

  • Barcelona

    Barcelona, located between the Montjuïc and Tibidabo mountains, is the economic and political capital of Catalonia, and is unquestionably one of Spain’s most attractive and cosmopolitan cities, offeri...

  • Cáceres

    This lively town is the capital of an agricultural province devoted to cereal farming, cattle and pig breeding. It retains a magnificent historic centre, which takes visitors back several centuries. I...

  • Córdoba

    Originally a Roman city, then capital of the Caliphate, Córdoba is located on the banks of the Guadalquivir, and remains an extraordinary cultural crossroads. Despite the hustle and bustle of its busy...

  • Madrid

    At the heart of Spain, backed by the foothills of the Sierra de Guadarrama, Madrid, one of Europe’s youngest capitals, is a dynamic city with a welcoming atmosphere. Its dynastic heritage, from the Ha...

  • Santiago de Compostela is the world’s third biggest Christian pilgrimage site, after Rome and Jerusalem. Its old town, with paved streets lined with arcades, is a maze of stone buildings, and is often...

  • Seville

    The capital of Andalucía, Seville has managed to maintain its magnificent traditions without turning its back on modernity. The very name Seville brings to mind a host of images – the Guadalquivir, a ...

  • Toledo

    The former capital of an autonomous Moorish kingdom, Toledo overlooks a deep gorge created by the Tagus. Inside the ramparts, the town boasts a multitude of magnificent monuments bathed in glittering ...

  • Andalusia

    Andalusia, Andalucia, Al-Andalus: a land of a thousand and one nights and a thousand stories whose riches the ancient geographer Strabo compared to the Elysian Fields.
    The fertile valley of the Guada
    ...

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