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.
Peace and quiet in Spain? It’s true, Spain is a very lively country with many vibrant cities and people who like to stay up late. And over 80% of Spain’s 46 million population live in towns and cities. When you factor in some of the 80+ million tourists that visit Spain every year, you can quite easily encounter noise and over-crowding in Spain’s most popular tourist destinations. So here are Totally Spain‘s 20 handy tips to finding some peace and quiet in Spain…
Picasso, Velázquez, Goya and Dali are just some of the big names we all associate with Spanish art. If you’re researching a trip to see some famous paintings in Spain – we’ve selected five of the great masterpieces below that are real ‘must-sees! You may not know that we’ve been planning itineraries around Spain and Portugal for 18 years and work with the best private guides who can make your museum and gallery experiences even more memorable. Before you get in touch with us to design your trip, check out the paintings below!
We’ve visited a huge number of Spain’s best museums since establishing Totally Spain 17 years ago and we always make it our business to check out the cafés and restaurants as well as the exhibits. Here are what we consider to be 10 of the best museum restaurants in Spain, our favourites that we recommend to clients travelling on our custom itineraries – and we hope you enjoy them too!
Visiting Madrid? Make sure to plan a day trip or two to experience the beautiful towns and landscapes of Madrid and Castile. Here at Totally Spain, we’ve been planning excursions since we set up in the year 2000 and would love to recommend the best locations for you and your group or family. Don’t want to drive and can’t take the train? Pro-tip: If you book your trip with us, we can organise a private driver to collect you from your hotel and whisk you off on a few of these excursions in style and comfort. There are an abundance of great day trips from Madrid to enjoy and here are our Top 10.