Barcelona is the venerable and vibrant Catalonian capital. Barcelona is rich in historic sites, with some of the world’s most unique architecture. The city is bordered on one side by mountains and the other by miles of golden sand beaches.
In Barcelona, you can study the works of Picasso, Miro, and Dali. Or pose with Antoni Gaudi’s fantastical Seussian architecture and fairytale houses. Barcelona has an impressive diversity of neighborhoods. I’ve written quite a few guides on Barcelona to help you along, including:
ANDALUSIA: SUNNY SOUTHERN SPAIN
Southern Spain is simply gorgeous. It’s a well-balanced blend of must see hotspots, hidden gems, tiny white pueblo villages, and natural wonders. In Andalusia, you can visit sultry Seville, visit the mighty Alhambra in Granada, and see the stunning Mezquita in Cordoba. Andalusia is also brimming with adorable white pueblo villages.
Here are some of my guides to Andalusia:
Madrid is a genteel capital, a hub of culture and old world elegance. It’s a beautiful thriving city studded with fantastic public squares, art-filled museums, and a lavish palace. Madrid is a compact and lively collection of quaint small villages and tapas bars, and home to a buzzing nightlife.
Here are some of my Madrid guides: