Group Solo Travel in Spain
Travel solo as part of a group tour to Spain
Why travel solo to Spain?
If diversity is what you’re craving, there are few countries better for solo travel than Spain – which proves to be everything you’d expect and not at all as you imagined all at the same time.
Flamenco and flamboyant masters. Tapas and wine. These are all images that spring to mind at the mention of Spain. But this is also a country of fiercely independent and distinct identities, from the Moorish heritage of Andalucía to a fun-loving fiesta spirit in cities from Madrid to Barcelona where early-hours adventures rule the day.
The country’s wild landscapes are just as diverse, including Europe’s only true desert, the Tabernas Desert near Almería, a curiously short drive away from the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada (skiing in southern Spain? Yes, please). While in the north, you’ll find lush green mountains in the Basque country rolling down to the Atlantic.
Oh, and not forgetting some of the best beaches in Europe, primed for surf and yoga breaks – and you’ll quickly find there’s much more to Spain than you could imagine.
What's the weather like in Spain?
Spain has a sunny Mediterranean climate, with hot summers and cold winters inland, and mild summers and cool winters along the coast. The average summer temperature in Madrid is 30°C (86°F), while winter temperatures average 10°C (50°F).
Average temp in high season
What's the national language of Spain?
What's the currency?
Mainland Spain uses Central European Time of GMT+1
Top three activities
1. Take a tapas crawl through Granada
2. Spot whales and dolphins off the Costa de la Luz
3. Go sherry tasting in Seville
Top five dishes to try
1. Tortilla Española – potato and onion omelette
2. Gazpacho – cold vegetable soup
3. Jamón ibérico – cured ham
4. Pulpo a la gallega – octopus
5. Paella – rice dish of saffron, chicken and seafood
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Top places to visit in Spain
Spain’s capital city is full of cultured calles and well-tended parks, but it’s renowned for being home to a huge range of exceptional European art. In Madrid’s trio of big-name galleries (The Prado, the Thyssen and the Reina Sofía), you’ll find work by Goya and Velázquez, as well as other Spanish masters. You can also find a thriving food scene in excellent restaurants and tapas bars.
Architectural masterpieces by Gaudí, such as the mighty Sagrada Família, are part of the furniture in Barcelona, creating its rich cityscape. Be sure to admire the Gothic architecture of the basilica of Santa Maria del Mar; explore La Boqueria, Europe’s largest (and most famous) food market; or hit the beach in style.
This historic city is centred around its grand Gothic cathedral, also the site of Christopher Columbus’s tomb. But the main draw is without doubt the Royal Alcázar, built by Castilian Christians on the site of a Muslim palace. Wander around the city’s twisting medieval lanes, making time for flamenco dancing come evening.
Located on the Costa del Sol, Málaga is not only one of the oldest cities in Europe, but one of the oldest continuously habited cities in the world. Yet between its Roman amphitheatres and Moorish ruins, you’ll find thriving art galleries, boutique hotels and stylish restaurants – all of which lend the city a modern vibrancy.
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