Lisbon, one of the oldest capital cities in the world, is built over seven cinematic hillsides overlooking the Tagus river, with a stunning coastline around the corner-bend of the river. The city offers a winning combination of culture, heritage, incredible landscapes and a glorious year-round Mediterranean climate. It is Europe's westernmost capital city (on the mainland), and the only capital city along the Atlantic Coastline. 

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Madrid is the cultural heart of Spain. This vibrant, dynamic metropolis creates a lively city-scene with world-renown museums, shopping, nightlife, upmarket restaurants and more. Being located in the exact geographic centre of Spain, Madrid is the country’s multicultural core, with a diverse population and some of the finest restaurants, stemming from all ethnicities... and a gourmet hub offering all of the country’s regional dishes. The city also reserves a small-town charm with several distinct neighborhoods hidden among the city’s main areas. Madrid has a fabulous city layout; many of its main sites being located within walking distance of the central area. Absorbing the city’s street scene is a big part of Madrid’s charm.

Majorca (also known as Mallorca) - the largest of Spain's Balearic Islands - has stunning scenery, an incredible coastline with clear blue waters and medieval streets immersed in history. This is an island of infinite variety, culture and charm.

Blessed with mild temperatures and beautiful sunshine throughout the year, the island is the ideal base for activities of many kinds; sailing and all the water-sports you can imagine; other outdoor pursuits - horse riding, hiking, beach tennis etc - and more leisurely activities such as sightseeing, shopping, wine tasting and guided tours.

With over 500 km of coastline, there are more than 200 beaches to choose from in Majorca; imagine sheltered coves, golden sands and lush green foliage, backed by rugged limestone mountains and charming, authentic, picturesque stone-built villages, with ancient, grand mansions dotting the landscape.

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Not only the gateway to the Costa Del Sol, Malaga is an enchanting city in it's own right, bursting with culture and history. The city offers beaches, hiking, architectural sites, delightful parks, art museums, excellent shopping and fabulous cuisine. Malaga knows how to blend old and new effortlessly, with chic boutiques, gastrobars and cool cafés alongside the traditional taverns in the winding lanes in the heart of the old city. The waterfront is beautifully developed - with a promenade, bars, restaurants and shops and new cultural centres - including fantastic museums... and the Pompidou Centre (the only Pompidou outside Paris). While more laid back than Madrid or Barcelona, Malaga is still the center and transport hub for the hugely popular Costa del Sol region and offers some fabulous historical and cultural attractions, plus a beautiful coastline. 

Paris is famous and much-loved for so many of its wonderful characteristics. For its rich cultural life, beauty, heritage, and eclecticism. For its food, fashion, elegance, literature, glamour and the uniqueness of its lifestyle. For the beauty of its streets, the markets, cafes, churches, galleries, beautiful parks and gardens. For its historic buildings, stunning art and architecture; both modern and contemporary. And for being boldly romantic.

No wonder then, that Paris, the 'City Of Light', is the most visited capital city in the world.

When you visit Perpignan you’d be forgiven for thinking you were in a delightful, mini Barcelona. Perpignan is situated near the sparkling Mediterranean coast and is 30 kilometres from the Spanish border. Perpignan, although situated in Southern France, was once Catalonia’s second city. The Catalan heritage is still very strong here; the street signs are in Catalan as well as French, the Catalan yellow and red striped flags are prevalent and the popular cultural dance – the sardane – is danced by locals as a symbol of unity with the Catalan people.

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This beautiful city is Spain’s answer to Cambridge. Enjoy all that this magical, lively, international place has to offer: history, culture, food and a top-notch nightlife. Salamanca has an aesthetic beauty of its own. Now a Unesco World Heritage site, this rich and vibrant city is small enough to navigate by foot, allowing an immediate understanding of the local area and culture. Nicknamed La Dorada, (The Golden One), Salamanca is known for its intricately carved and ornate golden sandstone palaces, cathedrals and plazas, which give a golden hue in the city’s (seemingly) everlasting hours of sunshine.

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Sunbathe and swim next to stunning historical buildings; beautiful San Sebastián boasts some of the best in-city beaches in Europe, as well as having a global reputation as a foodie haven. The Playa de la Concha and Playa de Ondarreta beaches are framed by a picturesque bayfront promenade, home to the popular pastime of paseo - a leisurely stroll with family and friends, once the heat of the day has passed. San Sebastián offers one of the most appealing climates in Spain. At around 22°C in the summer, the climate is temperate, with the area staying lush and green all year round.

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Toledo is filled to the brim with Spanish culture and history. It's a magnificent ancient city enclave, set dramatically on a hilltop above the plains of Castilla La Mancha in central Spain, within 30 mins or so of Madrid. The streets and alleyways of Toledo are a crazily beautiful labyrinthine. The main thoroughfares - often just narrow cobbled laneways - twist and turn and fork in two. These in turn will also split, or double back and cross another lane or come to a dead end... The twisting, narrow streets are not an accident or poor city planning, but a deliberate design by Toledo's Muslim founders, who intended to disorientate any invaders.

We think you may fall in love with València. It’s a magnificent place; just as buzzy and exciting as Barcelona or Madrid, but on a more manageable scale. This city is known for its arts and sciences, with futuristic structures including a planetarium, an oceanarium, an opera house and an interactive museum, plus a large, characterful 'old quarter'. Valencia has a great location beside the sea, and the beaches are wide and long, with clean soft sand. The city also boasts a wetlands reserve with a lake... and many cycling, walking and running trails. Spain’s third-largest city is a magnificent place with thriving cultural, eating and nightlife scenes.