Spain is a popular destination of cultural tourism due to its historical importance, especially cities like Seville, Granada, Córdoba and Toledo. Thirteen Spanish cities have been declared World Heritage Cities by the UNESCO: Alcalá de Henares, Ávila, Cáceres, Córdoba, Cuenca, Ibiza, Salamanca, San Cristóbal de la Laguna, Santiago de Compostela, Segovia, Tarragona and Toledo. Spain is the country with most World Heritage sites designated by UNESCO along with Italy, each with 42 sites.
Cultural tourism contemplates to the two big metropolis of Spain: Madrid and Barcelona, both with great historical importance. Madrid is the most touristic city of Spain, and the fourth-most touristic of Europe. In addition, there are other important cultural places in Spain, including several cities in North Spain, like A Coruña and Vigo, in Galicia, Santander in Cantabria, Oviedo and Gijón in Asturias, Bilbao and San Sebastián in the Basque Country.
North Spain is usually called “Green Spain” due to its lush green landscape, similar to the United Kingdom and Ireland. It is important in terms of folklore, nature, cuisine and even summer holidays, although beaches of the North are notably colder than the Mediterranean’s.
If you are planning on visiting Spain this year we can help you choose from our large selection of land and rail packages and plan your incredible journey. For more information about our tours in Spain or reservation call us at 609-683-5018 or visit our website at www.palacetours.com or www.spaintraintours.com