- ...Buy Traditional Spanish Goods?
Spain's specialty artisan products are mainly available in the regions where they're produced. Furniture in Valencia, lace in Catalonia, jewelry in Cordoba. Read more here: Where to Buy What in Spain.
- ...Get the Best Spanish Ham (Jamon)?
Jamón is a national obsession in Spain and the Spanish hold the cuts of meat with the same regard that other nations reserve for fine wine. The best jamon comes from the area around Salamanca, Huelva and the Alpujarras region, near Granada, though the good stuff can be found all round the country. When ordering, look out for the words bellota, which indicates the pig was reared on acorns or pata negra, which indicates that the pig is of the very best variety.
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- ...Get Free Tapas with My Drink?
Spain is one of the few places you can get something for free, as there are many bars where you get a bit of food with every drink you buy. There are such bars all over the country, but the highest proportion of such bars can be found in Granada and other cities in the area (such as Jaen). A long way behind Granada is the Castillian cities of Salamanca and Leon.
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- ...See Bullfighting?
Bullrings can be found throughout Spain. But a bullring doth not a bullfighting town make. Bullrings sprung up throughout Spain under dictator Franco as a part of his attempts to bring tourism into Spain. The main places to see bullfighting are in Andalusia (particular Seville) and Madrid. There is also a number of bullfighting festivals in Spain which are great places to catch a fight.
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- ...Get the Best Cider?
Hold on a minute - did you say cider? In Spain? Yes, I did. Cider is only popular in a handful of places in Spain, but where it is popular - it's a religion. Oviedo in Asturias, is the best place to drink cider in Spain (actually, the towns and villages around Oviedo are better, but Oviedo would certainly do).
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- ...See Flamenco?
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- ...Get the Best Sangria?
At a house party! You want a particular city? Sorry, Sangria doesn't work that way. Click on the link below to find out why.
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- ...Get Good Paella?
Paella comes from Valencia originally, though it can be found all over the country. There are a few tips to get good paella in Spain to help you, too.
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- ...Learn Spanish?
Every major city in Spain will have a language academy or six to capitalize on the huge popularity of learning Spanish. But if you want to learn the language, you'll be staying for a long time, so you need to be sure it's the right place for you, both in terms of the pace of life in the city and the type of Spanish you'll hear.
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- ...Go Skiing and Sunbathing on the Same Day?
Spain has a surprising number of ski resorts, the most southerly being the one in the Sierra Nevada, near Granada. The end of the ski season is your best chance to catch the last of the snow and the first of the sun, but you'll be lucky to get the right balance - chances are that there won't be enough snow left or it will still be a bit chilly for sunbathing.
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- ...Stay out Until 6am (and Beyond)?
Spain's nightlife is famously late and long, but the best city for going all night (and all morning) is Madrid.