1 country, 3 cities: discover Spain

Let yourself be carried away in this great open-air history book that is Spain. Its cultural tourism promises a wonderful journey through time.

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Spain is full of unique places and historical sites, 44 of which are classified as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, where Moorish culture is majestically displayed. This cultural paradise has become the second most popular tourist destination in the world, after France. The nightlife, appreciated not only by tourists but also by all generations in the country, is at the heart of the Spanish lifestyle: living outside. DELSEY PARIS invites you to discover three Spanish cities, in this country that loves staying up late, getting up early, and enjoying a long lunch break, a way of life which has been an unmissable part of this country for almost eighty years!


MADRID: the city at the heart of Spanish culture

If you arrive at the Madrid Atocha train station, don't be surprised to find yourself in a botanical garden. More than four thousand trees were planted here, much to the delight of the 100 million annual travellers!

The royal city is full of treasures and is home to two of the world's greatest football teams as well as one of the world's largest art galleries. Works by the painters Velázquez, Goya, El Greco and many others can be (re)discovered at the Prado Museum.

Afterwards, take a trip on one of the many small blue boats in El Retiro Park, or simply enjoy a walk, settle down to read or do some yoga. And while you're eating one of the local culinary specialities - a fried calamari sandwich - the local Madrid people may come to chat with you. People here are friendly and easy to talk to, which is what makes this city so charming and authentic!

BARCELONA: the cosmopolitan city

Barcelona has been a key Mediterranean city since Antiquity, and welcomes seven million tourists every year to discover the beauty of its buildings and parks. The locals themselves continue to marvel at the Sagrada Família, one of the most visited monuments in the country, which has been under construction since 1882. Antoni Gaudí, the architect of this colossal basilica, the Parc Güell and the Casa Batlló, left a lasting impression on the city with his unique architectural language.

Continue your visit by walking along La Rambla, the iconic avenue that crosses the heart of the city and leads to the seafront. Admire the city's most beautiful views from Montjuïc Hill, home to the National Museum of Catalan Art and the Barcelona Botanical Gardens.

But above all, don't miss one of the many "Festes Majors" that each area of the city organises, each of which has their own atmosphere. There's no better way to discover Catalan culture than to mingle in these friendly and popular neighbourhood festivals!
SEVILLE: the capital of Andalusia

Just a two-hour train ride from the capital, immerse yourself in Spain's most romantic city with its incredible Moorish past, which attracts around two million tourists every year. Seville's main attraction is the pleasure of wandering and getting lost in its azulejo tile-clad alleys, which contrast with the immaculate sheets stretched overhead to provide shade for locals and tourists alike.

Go to the Metropol Parasol, a meeting place and contemporary urban centre, and then to the Plaza de España, which is not only the major work of the Ibero-American World Fair, but also and above all a pride of the entire nation.

Nevertheless, if there were only one must-see moment in this city of a thousand atmospheres, it would be the tablaos, the concert cafés where flamenco is sung and danced.

"Sevilla tiene una cosa que solo tiene Sevilla", translated as "Seville has something that only Seville has"... And to discover it, you should try to go there at least once in your life!