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

Begin your vacation in Malaga, the capital of the Costa del Sol. Check into your Hotel. After touring the Alcazaba, visit the site of the ancient Roman amphitheater. Other highlights in Malaga include the spectacular Renaissance Cathedral, built on the site of a former mosque. For those interested in art, another must-see site is the Picasso Museum. The museum displays 230 works by the brilliant artist, the city’s most famous native son.
Today you’ll travel to the spectacular city of Ronda. Situated high on the ridge of a steep narrow gorge, Ronda offers dramatic scenery and a historic setting.
If you have additional time during your stay, you may drive through the countryside to visit the Los Pueblos Blancos, typical whitewashed villages.
Today you’ll travel to the enchanting village of Antequera in a lovely part of the Andalusian countryside. You’ll be staying at stylish modern hotel in a lush parklike setting. From your location you’ll have the chance to see some of the most gorgeous sunsets as well as incredible starry night skies.
Today you’ll have more time to explore Antequera. One of the gems of Andalusia, Antequera is a charming place to discover. Thanks to its advantageous geographical location, Antequera is rich in culture and history. A testimony to the ancient civilizations that have flourished here, Antequera has over 50 monuments and buildings dating as far back as the Bronze Age, including the Menga Cave and the ancient Viera and El Romeral dwellings. The historic center of the town also boasts a wealth of churches, monasteries, palaces, and stately houses.
Today you’ll travel further into Andalusia to the ancient walled town of Carmona near Seville. On the way, you may visit the famous Roman necropolis just outside of the town walls. Located alongside the Carbones River amidst the peaceful meadows, Carmona is a place of beauty and history. This lovely town was a stronghold of the Moors and later the favored town of Pedro the Cruel. Carmona is noteworthy for its abundance of monuments, which pay tribute to the different cultures that have lived here. Highlights include the churches, convents and palaces. Spend the afternoon exploring the cool maze of cobblestone streets in the city’s historic center.
Today you’ll travel to Cordoba. Orange trees (Los Naranjos) and palms fill the courtyard, creating a welcome touch of nature and tranquility. The parador also has a gourmet restaurant that prepares the regional specialties, including Salmorejo (Cordoba-style cold tomato soup), grilled meats with fresh parsley sauce, and white almond gazpacho soup.
As a UNESCO World Heritage City, Cordoba is a treasure chest of fascinating history.
Traveling back to airport.
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