Once the land of the Iberians and Celts, the experience narrative of Spain can creatively be told through its arts and architecture. With lively festivals, intriguing architecture, fascinating history and beautiful landscapes, there’s much more to Spain than sun, sea and paella!

Spain has more heritage sites than any other country, with six cities being UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Contemporary Spanish icons include creative spirits like Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso and Antoni Gaudí.

The beauty of the Pyrenees and the Picos de Europa, vie for attention with the snow-capped Sierra Nevada, rising poignantly from the sun-baked plains of Andalucía. Wildly beautiful cliffs hedging Spain’s Atlantic northwest are the scene for some of Europe’s most spectacular drives.

Spain’s centrally-located capital Madrid,has plenty of museums, art galleries and fabulous cafe culture to experience. Andalucia is particularly interesting with its ancient customs and culture and fabulous food heritage. Head for Seville, to the Feria de Abril, a two week post-Easter party, with plenty of Flamenco. Visit Valencia on the last Wednesday of August for the famous Tomato Festival where 240,000 lbs of tomatoes are thrown around.

Stay in one of Spain’s famed ‘Paradors’, a beautiful collection of properties ranging from medieval castles, monasteries and landmark buildings.

Either way you’ll return humming viva la Spania.