Spain has long been one of the most popular holiday destinations for Brits looking for a break in the sun. Research shows that around 18 million UK residents head to Spain for their holidays each year. When you think of holidays in Spain, you may picture crowded beaches and tourist-packed bars with rowdy nightlife. However, there is so much more to beautiful Spain than all the usual tourist traps.
Spain is brimming with culture and natural beauty and has a wide choice of luxurious destinations to visit for a more glamorous getaway. In Spain’s upmarket cities, you will find an excellent choice of high-end hotels, villas, and luxury apartments to make your stay extra-special, click here to find out more. Here’s a little inspiration to help you plan your next luxury getaway to Spain:
Marbella is a favourite destination for the rich and famous. The superyachts and supercars you see everywhere you look in Marbella demonstrate the affluence of its residents. This glamorous city combines the best of both a beach holiday and a city break. The Marina and beach are within easy reach if you want to relax and enjoy the sunshine.
Or, if people spotting and fine dining are more your style, you are in luck as there are plenty of opportunities for both along Marbella’s beautifully-kept city streets.
To enjoy a unique flavour of Spanish culture and to avoid the hordes of tourists in other Spanish destinations, Valencia is an excellent choice for a luxury break. If you are a lover of culture and the arts, then Valencia will not disappoint. One sight that you won’t want to miss is the City of Arts and Sciences. This must-visit leisure complex houses an array of iconic buildings featuring scientific, cultural, and artistic experiences.
Highlights include the Oceanogràfic, the largest aquarium in Europe, home to incredible sea creatures, or visit The Hemisfèric 3D cinema to see a film on its vast 900-metre screen.
To get a feel for the city, why not take a wander through the old town, known as El Carmen? Here you can visit many of Valencia’s historic buildings, go shopping at the Central Market, before sitting down to relax with a drink and delicious meal in one of the old town’s many plazas.
Seville is the capital of Andalusia and is a city that is brimming with culture, and plenty of high-end hotels to add an extra touch of luxury to your trip. From flamenco dancing to fine dining, there is so much to experience in Seville. While in the city, you must visit Seville Cathedral, which is an architectural delight and has World Heritage Site status. Just in front of the Cathedral is the tomb of Christopher Colombus.
La Giralda bell tower is close to the Cathedral, and if you are feeling energetic, you can climb the 34 ramps that take you to the top of the tower, where you will be rewarded with the most magnificent view of the city.