(Castilla Leon, Galicia, Asturias and Cantabria)
North-west Spain is characterised by its lush green landscapes and rugged cliffs, quaint fishing villages and stunning medieval architecture. Once ruled by the Celts, the Celtic cultural influence is still apparent, not least because in parts of north-west Spain bagpipes are more common than flamenco!
(Basque, La Rioja, Navarra, Aragon and Cataluña)
North-east Spain has picturesque scenery, pretty villages and glittering, sophisticated cities as well as a close proximity to the Pyrenees. The region is famed for the annual Running of the Bulls festival, held in Pamplona, as well as for the acres and acres of vineyards which make this Spain's major wine-producing region.
(Madrid, Castilla La Manche and Extremadura)
Madrid is the cultural and political centre of Spain with plenty of history to last a whole holiday. Two huge, world renowned art museums, the Prado and the Reina Sofia feature extensive exhibitions of some of Spain's most prominent artists; Velazquez, Goya, Picasso and Salvador Dali. Further afield you can soak up the sleepy medieval atmosphere in rural Spanish villages and find roman ruins dotted about beautiful landscapes of this region.
(Andalucía, Murcia and Valencia)
Many of the images that come to mind when we think of Spain; flamenco, bullfighting, paella and that legendary tomato fight, all originate from the south. Southern Spain is blessed with lovely Mediterranean beaches and picturesque countryside as well as the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The region's Moorish heritage is evident in its architecture. The Alhambra Palace in Granada is one particularly spectacular example.