The art and architecture of Spain dates all the way back to the Roman Empire. Medieval buildings cluster around whitewashed squares and mosques, synagogues and cathedrals dating back hundreds of years boast richly gilded icons, stunning, intricate architecture and Byzantine mosaics. Moorish palaces are surrounded by landscaped gardens. Spain is also home to some of the best museums in Europe.
Find some of the most beautiful islands in Europe on the East coast of Spain. Visitors can water ski, kayak and swim in the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean. The Pyrenees Mountains are great for hiking or cycling in summer and for skiing in winter. Quaint villages and chateaux are to be found all over the countryside.