A nation known for its beaches, bullfighting, paella and siestas, Spain is reopening its borders to welcome back travellers who want to experience the many great sights on offer.

Tasked with describing Spain, a great many answers will come to mind. As a holiday destination, it is extremely popular thanks to its sunny weather, great food, friendly people and renowned art, culture and architecture.

Located in southwestern Europe, Spain boasts stone castles, snow-capped mountains, vast monuments and sophisticated cities, as well as the world-famed Balearic Islands, which include Ibiza. The bigger cities, such as Barcelona and Madrid, are alluring examples of buzzing modern hubs, while in the countryside, picture-perfect quaint villages provide unrivalled views of the scenery.

Spain is also known as a great culinary destination. In Barcelona alone, Michelin-starred restaurants are abundant and a plethora of astoundingly good tapas – small portions of delicious delicacies to be enjoyed with friends or family over good conversation – can be found everywhere. Spaniards are not afraid to make creative dishes while also holding on to traditional recipes that have been handed down through the generations.

Where to Stay

If you’re keen to experience the whole Spanish adventure, we’ve gone beyond the five-star luxury brands to give you other great options. Casa La Siesta is a luxury boutique hotel located in Cadiz province. With eight stylish guest rooms and a small but impeccably trained team who pride themselves on anticipating each guest’s every whim, the secluded property puts guest privacy as the priority. Meanwhile, the heated swimming pool is going to be your favourite place for relaxation.

In the vibrant city of Barcelona, Hotel The Serras is the ultimate luxury boutique hotel, as well as being home to a one-Michelin starred restaurant. Located in the center of the Gothic Quarter, the hotel is known as the place where Pablo Picasso had his first studio, back in 1896. Equipped with five-star amenities and facilities, guests can enjoy attractive sea views while eating breakfast on the rooftop terrace.

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