Spain, on Europe’s Iberian Peninsula, is really 17 autonomous regions, each with its own geography and culture. The capital, Madrid, is home to the Royal Palace and singular Prado museum, housing works by European masters, and Segovia to the north has a fairy-tale medieval castle and Roman aqueduct. Catalonia’s capital, Barcelona, is defined by Antoni Gaudí’s quirky modernist architecture, including the Sagrada Família basilica.
Capital: Madrid
Dialing code: +34
Currency: Euro
King: Felipe VI of Spain
Neighboring countries: France, Portugal, Morocco, Andorra, Gibraltar

Arrive this morning on the fringes of beautiful Barcelona, a captivating and cosmopolitan city that has delighted visitors for centuries. A private driver will pick you up from the airport and drop you off at the unparalleled Hotel, one of the city’s most iconic and unforgettable hotels.
Today, set out on foot to hit all the highlights of this captivating city as a private guide shows you the very best of Barcelona’s eclectic and incomparable architecture. Start at the famed Paseo de Gracia, the most expensive street in Spain, home to world-class boutiques and the world famous “Block of Discord,” where four of Catalonia’s best architects composed some of the best works.
Prepare for a meeting with Barcelona’s favorite artistic son as the day is dedicated to the best works of Antoni Gaudi, the master of modernism and perhaps the greatest artist to ever call Catalonia home. After walking tour, In the evening, enjoy a traditional Barcelona meal of tapas of Catalonian specialties like escalivada or calcots, doing your best to match the seemingly boundless enthusiasm of the city’s enchanting locals.
Discover the many mysteries and marvels of Montserrat, like the Benedictine Abbey with its famous Black Madonna and the nearby museum that houses work from artists like Monet, Degas and Dali.
Live the life of a Spanish gourmand as you wind your way through the vineyards and wineries that fill the Penedes wine region, one of the oldest and largest viticultural areas in Europe, spending your nights in the Mas Tinell hotel
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