Beaches, shopping and excellent city nightlife
With flights from most regional airports operated by the low cost carriers, it's easy and inexpensive to visit some of Spains most beautiful cities. Barcelona and Palma are the most popular as many cruise clients take advantage of a few pre and post cruise stays. Madrid and Valencia are also easily accessible.
Whether you are looking for a sunshine break, a shopping trip, a spa break or want to visit the cities for sports or cultural experiences, the Spanish cities have so much to offer.
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Time difference: GMT +2 hours
The hottest months are June to September with average temperatures of 22 degrees Celsius. In the winter months of December to February, average temperatures are 10 degrees. The wettest months are September and October with an average of 80mm of rain.
The cosmopolitan city of Barcelona is the capital of the Catalonian region. It is the home of some stunning architecture and exquisite museums housing precious fine art. One of the most famous landmarks is the magnificent Sagrada Familia church designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi. Construction began in 1882 and is not expected to be completed until at least 2026.
Trying to see all that Madrid has to offer is a major task if your time is limited in this great city. Some of the essential sights to see include the Royal Palace, which is official home of the Spanish Royal Family, the Plaza Mayor, where you can sit and “people watch” whilst drinking a cup of coffee, and Puerta de Alcala in the Plaza de la Independencia.
Valencia is the third largest city in Spain. It has a complete mix of old medieval buildings and art deco architecture. The cathedral is certainly well worth a visit, with its’ claim that (along with other places around the world), it is home to the Holy Grail. You can climb to the top of the bell tower, which offers magnificent views over the city.
The luxury of Barcelona
by Jayne Crowder