So close and yet so different, our neighbour Spain has a lot to teach us in terms of traditions and art of living. Legend has it that you could spend a year in Spain attending a different festival every day. Are you up to the challenge? Spain is steeped in the history of the Romans, Visigoths and Arabs, and has managed to preserve its traditions and folklore, making them its strength and originality. From Holy Week to bullfighting, through the unlikely Tomatina, this tourist guide will help you choose where to start your stay. Indeed, the cities of Spain have a rich heritage. First there is Madrid, Spain's modern capital and host to some of the country's most important museums, then there are 17 regions that differ in their history, gastronomy and sometimes language. On the Mediterranean coast long golden beaches stretch almost continuously, from the unmissable Catalonia with its crazy city of Barcelona to the poetic Andalusia , via the Valencian Community and Murcia. Inland, Navarre,Aragon,Extremadura and the two Castillas, dotted with castles and mills, offer a completely different face, that of a more discreet and authentic Spain. On the Atlantic coast, there is rural Galicia , which is still little visited, Asturias, Cantabria and the Basque Country, which offer wilder and more rugged landscapes. Finally, Spain is also the very trendy Balearic Islands and the wild and volcanic Canary Islands. As is often the case, the hardest part is choosing. Each region has its own specialities, but in any case your days will be lively! Use the advice of your Spain guide to choose where to go and what to visit
When to go to Spain?
Spain is one of the destinations that can be visited all year round. However, the prices of your holiday rentals vary according to the duration of important cultural events:
The high season rates are therefore applied for Holy Week (Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday), the Fallas de Valencia (mid-March), the Feria de Sevilla (April), San Fermín in Pamplona (July) or the religious processions, bullfights and reconstitution of the fights that take place in each village. It is then advisable to book your rental car and accommodation well in advance to avoid unpleasant surprises. July and August and public holidays have the same rates.
The low season corresponds to the low months in Spain, generally from the end of October to the end of March, except in the Canary Islands. In some backcountry resorts, hotels or tourist facilities may close between November and February.
The mid-season includes the months of May, June, September and October. The prices are moderate and the temperature is always mild. This country on the Iberian Peninsula has many attractions, so it is not uncommon for prices to fluctuate during this period.
It is therefore strongly recommended to look at the calendar of events before choosing the region to visit or the season to choose.