Although Pablo Picasso lived in France for much of his adult life, it’s impossible to understate the influence of his Spanish upbringing on his art. To gain some insight into the exiled champion of cubism, neo-classicism, and surrealism, here at Totally Spain we highly recommend a trip to Malaga, Barcelona & Madrid. That’s where you can visit the places that meant so much to him and see some of his iconic works such as ‘Guernica’ in person.
Keen to explore Andalusia in Southern Spain from the comfort of our favourite Spanish hotel chain? This unique 10-night Self-Drive Southern Spain Parador Tour takes in the enchanting cities of Granada, Cordoba and Seville meaning you get to see the Alhambra, the Mezquita, the Giralda and the Plaza de España – as well as lesser-known UNESCO-listed locations such as Antequera (famous for its dolmens), Úbeda (achingly beautiful olive groves) plus the enchanting Sierras de Cazorla Nature Reserve.
Gastronomy is a key element in this Parador self-drive itinerary as you’ll enjoy the best gazpachos, grilled prawns, fish baked in salt, cured tuna called mojama, cured meats, wines, sherries and so much more. We’ll plan your itinerary so you can avoid the crowds and really experience and enjoy these incredible monuments, city squares and countryside vistas. This tour provides a terrific overview of the area and will no doubt leave you wanting to return for more.
Visiting the big Andalusian cities of Seville, Cordoba and Granada in Southern Spain and looking to experience one or more of the famous white washed villages of Andalusia? The dazzling white washed villages of Andalusia along the coastline and in the Sierras are charming and make for a perfect day out. At Totally Spain we are your trusted travel experts in custom tailored travel and we’d be happy to look after all your bespoke travel needs in Spain. This includes visiting the white washed villages of Andalusia – perhaps with one of our expert private drivers – and much more. Now all you need to do is choose which of these lovely white washed towns grabs your fancy!
If you are in Spain over a long weekend or a significant holiday, expect to see a huge exodus from the large towns and cities as the locals make the trip back to their ancestral villages in the mountains and along the coast. It’s a time for fresh air, elaborate family meals and spending quality time with relations and old friends. If you’d like to experience this too, why not embark on one of our suggested Short Roadtrips in Spain and discover rural life in Spain’s charming villages.
Looking to beat the January blues? We’ve been designing custom trips around Spain since the year 2000 and today at Totally Spain, following a recent trip, we’re sharing our must-sees in Andalusia plus our pro-tips to getting around this wonderful region which offers so much to see and do!