Spain attracts more than 70 million tourists every year. Spain offers it all – art and architecture, culture, cuisine and picturesque beaches. Barcelona and Madrid are amongst the most visited cities in Europe. The Mediterranean coastline of Spain enjoys sunshine for almost 300 days in a year. The Balearic Islands, Canary Islands in the Atlantic and the Costa del Sol region are some of the most popular summer resorts.
Culture of Spain has been influenced by the Iberians, Celts, Greeks, Romans, and the Moors. This can be seen in their architectural marvels– be it the grand Gothic cathedrals, the Moorish wonders like Granada’s Alhambra or the very distinct modernist monuments like the Sagrada Familia of Barcelona.
Spain known for its Basque, Catalan, Galician, Valencianos and the more modern molecular gastronomy cuisines is one of the favorite destination of foodies. According to some reports, on an average they devote 16 hours every day to leisure, drinking and sleeping. Madrid and Barcelona are known to have the best night life in Europe. The flamenco tablao bars that are popular in Madrid and Seville offers a very distinct nightlife experience.
Popular Cities in Spain
Rich in culture and heritage, Italy is on the bucket list of most travelers. Ancient ruins, Renaissance art, romantic cities, idyllic towns, soaring mountains and picturesque beaches add to the allure of Italy. While Rome and Florence are known for its art and architecture, the other cities of Italy have much more on offer than any other European city. Some of the most acclaimed artists like Bernini, Borromini, Michelangelo, Donatello, Caravaggio, Canaletto, Canova, Giotto are all Italians. You can admire their works of art across Italy. Italy is known for its designers labels. Armani, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana or Valentino, Germano Zama are all fashion brands that call Italy as its home.