Tasty tapas, rich riojas and shimmering sunshine... what's not to like about Spain? Below are just some of the Spanish highlights submitted by you, our readers...
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The Castillo de Santa Barbara is the main castle in Alacant (as it's known in Catalan). It is perched high up on a cliff overlookng the city and was an important defensive outpost in battles between Moors, Christians, Spanish, French & English over the years.
Dave Sanders, 360TravelGuide photographer
Altea beach is mainly pebbly - good if you don't want crowds of people (as there are on Benidorm beaches) but bad if you don't have a sunbed and have to lie on the stones! Still, once bored of the beach there a wealth of eateries along the seafront and a beautiful old town if you don't mind a stiff walk uphill. The seafront gets very busy when Altea market is on - used to be a Wednesday but worth double checking.
I was in Barcelona at this summer and when I saw pictures of Barcelona now, I could not stop me to write something. It was the one of my best holiday because Barcelona is a great city. At first I was nervous because I have never booked an apartment from internet. And also I did not know what I will receive. Contact persons were very kindly and helpful. I was lucky because I had a holiday with a group of friends. We rented an apartment in Arc de Triompf, in the center of Barcelona, because of well communicated. We did not need too much time to see all sightseeing. This apartment was well equipped, furnished and very clean. The important point is we could accommodate all together. I truly recommend this for everyone for having a best holiday. http://www.visit-bcn.com
One place I will never forget is the Park Guel in Barcelona. Mr. Gaudi has created a fairyland for grown ups as every pathway leads to another magical place. Enjoy!
Benidorm - sun, sea and sangria, what more could you want?!
Es Pujols is one of the liveliest spots on the island of Formentera but bear in mind that even that is fairly quiet compared to 'lively' on the other Balearic Islands! The lovely wide bay gives calm water that are excellent for swimming and if you want some lunch there are some excellent seafood restaurants along the front. in the evening you can take a stroll along the promenade and enjoy bartering fro trinkets at the evening market. All in all, we very much enjoyed our week long break.
Fuerteventura is a beautiful destination with sunshine year round. Its name means the windy island which is true but the sun shines at the same time.so it's great for water sports and overall a lot of fun for a holiday.
A one of a kind vacation destination. From the silky sand that your feet will love, the beutiful scenery, the water, the sun, the people, five stars all around, i would consider this a must on my bucket list.
This is a gorgeous place, very good weather. Good for a family but often a bit too touristy.
Beautiful golden beaches and endless crystal-blue waters. Ideal for the average tourist and perfect if you're into extreme watersports for the more adventureous of us!
Enjoy the starry night sky with the music played by the sea waves,just indulge your self and live in the peace of heaven.
kareem el shahawe
Madrid is one of the most beautiful European capitals. You won't find a plaza which doesn't have a big and stunning fountain or thousands of flowers or at least a monument. Loved it :)
Taking an afternoon stroll under the shade of the trees would be a welcome benifit in the height of the summer.
Slightly quieter than Magaluf, Palma Nova is only separated from its neighbour by the Torrenova peninsula. Choose from three beaches, take your pick of water sports, golf, tennis, karting, the slides of the Western Water Park and a long list of other diversions.
If you visit Majorca make sure you take a trip to this Cathedral. it's even more spectacular up close.
Palma is such an interesting city with a magnificent Cathredal as well as the Santa Clara convent
The Balearic Island is crisp and bright. It is very inviting and calm. A definite place I would considering visiting.
If a beach on the doorstep is not an imperative, S’Algar makes for a nice getaway. The resort is quiet with few shops or nightspots, but the views out to sea and the low roofs that rise no higher than the palms give this popular scuba centre its own special appeal.
Espigo de Moll is the place to be on a extraordinary sunny day. You can go and chill in the sea or enjoy the unique cruisers/boats that Espigo de Moll has to offer. There is always somewhere to visit and always someting to do in Espigo de Moll. It's always the place to be!
Sophisticated and historical Seville is another of Spain's treasures. A river cruise is a fabulous way to see the beauty of the city.
One of the most relaxing and beautiful places you will ever see, feel the heat and settle down while the kids play safefully contented in the knowledge that all will enjoy their time here at Glorieta Juanita Reina woods, Seville, Spain.
Great catalan food in Sitges... wish I could remember some restaurant names but they were all good anyway.
I udes to live in Tarragona and from memory this is actually in the middle of a large roundabout. All roads to everywhere else lead from here. Tarragona is a great city... big enough to keep you busy, small enough to retain its charm.
Rambla Nova is much nicer than Las Ramblas in Barcelona... less crowded, fewer pickpockets & cheaper prices. Lots of Roman remains and relics as well.
Ms G Heath
Don't miss the January carnival in Santa Cruz
We arrived here on a Sunday afternoon (so most places were closed). It had a very sleepy feel to it - perfect for being right in the centre of a get-up-and-go vacation. Would love to go back in the summer to experience it in all it's glory.
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