Spain has captivated travelers from all over the world for centuries. Its arts and culture is matched by the passion of the people, the food, the festivals, the sports, and the varied terrain of the landscapes. The small country is beautiful, and an adventure in Spain brings an exciting list of cities to discover and coastal seaside to explore.
There are 17 autonomous regions here. The Capital city of Madrid is home to the Royal Palace and Prado museum-home to works of art by European masters. Segovia has a medieval castle (the Alcázar) and a well-preserved, elevated Roman aqueduct. Catalonia’s capital, Barcelona, is resplendent with whimsical architecture by Antoni Gaudí like the Sagrada Família church.
Coastal towns like Alicante come alive during carnival, with people flooding the streets for parades, music, and fireworks. Other times of the year it’s the place to go for sun, good, food, and a relaxing escape from the hustle of daily life at home.
The country of Morocco is mesmerizing- conjuring images of caravans of traders, warriors on horseback and exotic palaces from times past.
Bordering the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, its Berber, Arabian and European cultural influences make it a one-of-a- kind country to visit, delving into the present day culture and discovering the intriguing places that dot the landscape. Marrakesh’s medina- a mazelike medieval quarter- offers entertainment in its Djemaa el-Fna square with souks (marketplaces) selling ceramics, jewelry and metal lanterns. In the capital city of Rabat, the Kasbah of the Udayas is a 12th-century royal fort overlooking the water.
Fez, Morocco’s second city, was a hub for scholars across the disciplines in the ancient Arab world. Today, the city sparks with creativity, a patchwork metropolis where tradition blends with a modern resurgence of innovation. Palaces and the world's largest medina, Fez el Bali, date back to the 8thcentury- while cafes line the streets and rooftop cooking classes from world renowned chefs have brought a fresh vibe to the ancient city.
Essaouira and Tangier are seaside towns that draw windsurfers and sun lovers, equal parts beach towns and meccas with markets, upscale bars and restaurants filling up with a good mix of locals, travelers, and expats.
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