Is Spain the most flamboyant country in Europe? Judge for yourself by exploring its compelling mix of culture, culinary creativity, outdoor adventure and glorious coast. Discover the architectural riches of Granada, Seville and Barcelona, stay in dreamy castles and palaces steeped in history and also spectacular Parador hotels. Visit several of the world’s best museums – found in Madrid, Bilbao and Valencia – enjoy finger-snapping flamenco accompanied by guitar, song and dance, particularly popular in Cordoba or Cadiz. Hike in rugged mountain ranges – the Picos de Europa in the north, the Pyrenees in the north east, the Sierra Nevada in the south. Make for beautiful beaches such as those on Costa de Almeria (for coves and quiet), Costa de la Luz (for long sandy stretches) and Ibiza (for sheer vibe). Drink wonderful wines from Rioja, Navarra, Andalucia. Dine at crazy late-night hours (so uniquely Spanish) on tapas, paella and amazing shellfish.