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Totally Spain’s Guide to Extremadura – the Medieval Cities, its Conquistadores and Jamon

If you love Spain, you’re going to adore Extremadura. It’s got everything you want from a trip to Spain – interesting history, stunning landscapes, a blend of old and new architecture, and amazing food and fun. Although you may not be familiar with the name – it’s a popular destination with Spanish tourists for its Roman ruins and its connection with the Discovery of the Americas. See what we recommend to our Totally Spain clients when visiting Extremadura and start planning your trip!

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14 Hidden Gems to Return to Spain & Visit

Time to go back to Spain?  If you are thinking about another Spain vacation, we have 14 remarkable hidden Spanish sights we believe will knock your socks off. All are well known by the Spanish but amazingly, they don’t seem to get as much attention internationally as they deserve. No harm in that at all as it means they are much quieter than the big attractions.  So, if you are planning a return holiday to Spain, do consider including some of these lesser known Spanish gems. We’ve been including these types of places in our Totally Spain travel itineraries since the year 2000. Our clients adore them and we hope you will too.

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Self-Catering in Cantabria

Traditionally a destination for Spaniards escaping the soaring temperatures of the South in July and August, Cantabria in Northern Spain is now attracting international visitors thanks to great connections by plane with Ryanair and ferry with Brittany Ferries. Visitors love the combination of beautiful beaches, stunning mountain-ranges, excellent food, enchanting towns and villages and its top quality self-catering accommodation. And the fact that it hasn’t been spoiled by mass tourism and is still very much off the beaten path is very appealing for a family holiday.

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Salvador Dali’s Catalonia – The Artist’s Favourite Places

As you’d expect, Catalonia is a hugely popular destination for Totally Spain and our Dali-themed itineraries are really fun to organise and take part in! Our clients love to visit Salvador Dali’s Catalonia to see the places where the artist was born, when he grew up and played, where he studied and where he found inspiration for his work. Remember, Salvador Dalí exhibited all over the world and travelled significantly but he always came home to his native Catalonia. Here’s why he loved it so much…
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