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Holiday in Spain to visit several autonomous communities

Map of Spain

Geography of Spain

Spain is located on the western part of Europe and has a border with France which is represented by the Pyrenees and Portugal. Moreover, it is bordered by the Mediterranean and the Atlantic ocean. Spain counts several islands as the Balearic and the Canary islands. Spain is divided into 17 autonomous communities and also counts two autonomous cities (Ceuta and Melilla). This biggest cities in Spain are Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Bilbao and Malaga. In Spain, one will enjoy relaxing holidays with wonderful landscapes, traditions and customs. So, if wanting to spend holiday in Spain, one should look for a villa Spain or an apartment Spain.

Tourism in Spain


Picturesque village - Andalusia

In Spain, one will enjoy the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts, inlets and coves, sandy beaches and high mountains as the Sierra Nevada. Regions bordered by the Atlantic ocean are the Basque Country, Cantabria and Asturias. Then, Galicia is an isolated region looking a bit like Brittany in France because of the cliffs and the wild environment. Then, there are Mediterranean parts in Spain as Catalonia, Costa Brava – located between Barcelona and France, the Valencian Community, Costa Blanca, Balearic islands including Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera. Then, the autonomous community of Andalusia is also bordered by the Mediterranean. There, one will onserve various kinds of landscapes as the Sierra Morena or the Sierra Nevada. Finally Canary islands are located near Africa on the Mediterranean. On the northern part of Spain, there are Aragon and Navarre communities near the Pyrenees mountains. Finally, the Meseta area represents the biggest part of Spain.

Holiday idea to spend a few days in Madrid, Barcelona or Seville

Barcelona

An accommodation Barcelona: Barcelona is a cosmopolitan city located in Catalonia. It is a city with traditions but also a really modern one. There are lovely districts in Barcelona as the Barri Gòtic – with Gothic style building, La Ribera, the Gràcia district – where numerous celebrations take place, and of course the Old Town. In Barcelona, tourists should visit the famous Sagrada Familia which is one of Gaudi's major works. One should also go to Passeig de Gràcia and the Park Güell where one will feel like in an imaginary world! Then, one should have a walk on La Rambla to reach the MACBA which is a museum of contemporary art. Of course, there are many others places to go in Barcelona as one will need several days to visit the city. To stay in Barcelona one should look for a holiday rental in Barcelona on Genius Holidays.

Madrid

An accommodation Madrid: Madrid is the capital city of Spain. In the numerous streets and squares, one will observe numerous Classic and Baroque buildings. Art lovers should visit numerous museums as the Prado or Thyssen-Bornemisza. Furthermore, tourists should have a walk in the old town near Plaza Mayor as in the Bourbons district. To try the famous Spanish tapas, one should go to the Barrio de los Austrias district where there are numerous alleys with tapas bars. To enjoy their stay in Madrid, tourists should look for an apartment Madrid or a villa Madrid (or in cities around).

Seville (Sevilla)

Accommodation Seville: Seville is the main city of Andalusia. This is a typical city located close to the Guadalquivir. There are many things to do in Seville where one will have a walk in narrow streets and parks to discover the typical architecture of the area. In Seville, one should try tapas while looking at a flamenco show. Of course, one could also go to Seville to watch a Corrida (bullfighting). Moreover, in Seville, one have to see the cathedral and the Alcazar. Then, tourists could go to Plaza de España  and visit Santa Cruz district where there are lovely alleys and picturesque patios. During their next stay in Andalusia, tourists should visit Seville for several days. To fully enjoy their stay, tourists should rent an apartment Seville or a villa Seville

Mediterranean inlet Spain Alhambra - Granada Coast in Spain - Mediterranean

Holidays in one of the 17 autonomous communities of Spain (+2 autonomous cities)

In Spain, tourists will enjoy various kinds of landscapes as the Mediterranean or Atlantic coasts, mountains or countryside. One will also know more about Spanish customs, traditions and cultures. The following text is a summary concerning the autonomous communities of Spain. So, to spend holidays in one of these communities, one should look for holiday rentals in Spain as a villa Spain or an apartment Spain (other kinds of accommodations are available in Spain if necessary).

 

Andalusia

Accommodation Andalusia: in Andalusia, one will observe a typical architecture with various monuments, villages with white houses but also cities well-known through the world as Cordoba, Granada and Seville. Andalusia is the area where flamenco was born so that one can attend various flamenco shows. There are many tourists in this autonomous community where one will easily find an apartment Andalusia or a villa Andalusia

Aragon

Holiday rental Aragon: in the autonomous community of Aragon, there are five nature parks where one will enjoy amazing landscapes. In these areas, one will be able to hike as in the Ordessa National Park. The main city of the autonomous community is Zaragoza (Saragossa) when one should visit the basilica of la Virgen del Pilar. Finally there are many medieval monuments in Aragon.

Asturias

Accommodation Asturias: in Asturias, one will enjoy nature parks with wonderful landscapes and the Cantabrian coast. One will also enjoy mountains (Cantabrian mountains) in the area. This autonomous community is located between Galicia, Cantabria and Castile and Leon.

Galicia

Accommodation Galicia: this autonomous community is located near Portugal, Asturias and Castile and Leon. Galicia is well-known thanks to Santiago de Compostela which is the capital city of Galicia.

Balearic Islands (Islas Baleares)

Self catering Balearic Islands to enjoy wonderful beaches and numerous water activities. One will also enjoy beautiful landscapes. In the Balearic islands, one will find many holiday rentals as an accommodation Mallorca (villa Mallorca, apartment Mallorca and others), an accommodation Ibiza, an accommodation Menorca, accommodation Formentera.

Canary Islands (Islas Canarias)

Accommodation Canaries (villa Canaries, apartment Canaries): the Canaries autonomous community counts seven islands located in the Atlantic Ocean. This area attracts many tourists as it counts more than 500 beaches lighted by the sun all year long.

Cantabria

Accommodation Cantabria: this autonomous community is located next to the Basque Country, Castile and Leon, Asturias and the Cantabrian sea. In this area, tourists will enjoy sea, mountains and numerous local celebrations. Moreover, people who are in fond of water sports will love this region.

Castile-la Mancha

Holiday rental Castile-la Mancha: in this area, one will enjoy various landscapes and traditions. Castile-la Mancha is located next to Andalusia, the autonomous community of Madrid, Aragon, the Region of Murcia, the Community of Valencia, Extremadura and Castile and Leon. Moreover, Don Quichotte went to several villages in the area so that one will be able to visit these villages.

Castile and Leon

Self catering Castile and Leon: this autonomous community is located next to Portugal, Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria, La Rioja, Aragon,the Community of Madrid, Extremadura, Castile-la Mancha, and the Basque Country. There are numerous sites listed on Unesco World Heritage in the area. Finally, one can visit Castile and Leon to hike, know more about the local culture, try several local wines...

Catalonia

Accommodation Catalonia: if staying in Catalonia, one has to visit Barcelona. In Catalonia, one will  get more information about some local traditions. Furthermore, one will enjoy 600 km of Mediterranean coasts but also Pyrenees with some peaks higher than 3,000 metres. Finally, for their next stay in Catalonia, tourists should try Catalan cuisine.

Valencian Community

Holiday rental Valencian Community: this autonomous community is located on the Mediterranean coast at the South of Catalonia. There, one will be able to practice numerous water activities (Costa Blanca) and to try the Valencian cuisine.

Extremadura

Self catering Extremadura (apartment Extremadura, villa Extremadura): Extremadura is located between Portugal, Castile-la Mancha and Andalusia. There are numerous architectural remains and relics in this area. In this community, tourists should go to Caceres.

Region of Murcia

Accommodation Murcia (villa Murcia, apartment Murcia): Murcia is located between Andalusia, the Valencian Community and Castile-la Mancha. If wanting to spend holidays enjoying sandy beaches, Murcia is the right place to go. Moreover, many activities can be practised in the area (on the coast or inland).

Community of Madrid

Holiday rental in the Community of Madrid: this autonomous community is located at the centre of Spain where there is a hot climate in summer and a cold one in winter. There are many cultural aspects to discover in the area. Moreover, one can visit Madrid and villages around the city.

Navarre

Accommodation Navarre (apartment Navarre, villa Navarre): Navarre is located in northern Spain next to the Pyrenees, the Basque Country, La Rioja and Aragon. This is a mountainous area where one can find several valleys and plains. In Navarre, there is also a dry area called Ribera. Navarre is a great place to enjoy both sport and cultural activities.

The Basque Country

Accommodation Basque Country: the Basque Country is an ideal place for surfers who will enjoy the coast. Moreover, tourists wanting to visit lovely coastal villages and gorgeous beaches will not be disappointed. One should go to Bilbao and San Sebastian to know more about the local culture. Finally, one should also visit nature parks as Aralar, Urkiola, Izki and Aiako Harria.

La Rioja 

Accommodation La Rioja: this autonomous community is located between Castile and Leon, Navarre and the Basque Country. La Rioja is well-known for vineyards and beautiful monuments as numerous monasteries.

 

Celebrations in Spain


  • March in Valencia: Fallas de San José.
  • April in Seville: Feria in Seville.
  • May in Cordoba: Cordoba Patio Festival.
  • May in Madrid : Bullfightings.
  • June in Alicante: Hogueras de San Juan (San Juan celebrations).

  • June and July in Granada: International Festival of Music and Dance.

  • July in Vitoria: Jazz Festival

  • July in Donostia and San Sebastian: Jazz Festival.

  • July in Almagro: International Festival of Classical Theatre.

  • July in Pamplona: Fiesta of San Fermín.

  • July and August in Mérida: Classical Theatre Festival

  • September in Albacete: Féria.

  • September in Logroño: La Rioja Grape Harvest Festival.

  • September in Oviedo: San Mateo Festivity.

  • October in Valladolid: Valladolid International Film Festival.

  • October in Barcelona (Sitges): Sitges Film Festival.

  • October in Zaragoza: Fiestas del Pilar.

  • November in Huelva: Latin American Film Festival (Festival de Cine Iberoamericano de Huelva).