Itinerary Highlights

  • Explore the pedestrianized lanes of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter
  • Visit some of the best markets in Europe
  • Dine on superlative local produce and seafood
  • Tour Gaudí’s modernista (art nouveau) masterpieces
  • View masterpieces at Madrid's top museums
  • Discover Mezquita-Catedral de Córdoba, an immense former mosque
  • See Seville's remarkable Alcázar

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Editor’s Itinerary

Barcelona, Madrid, Andalusia and Mallorca
Duration: 16 Days

The Iberian Peninsula has a remarkably diverse geography, ranging from the snowcapped Pyrenees to the cool and verdant coast of Galicia to the sunbaked hills of Andalusia. But although I love touring the countryside — Abadía Retuerta, in the Ribera del Duero, was our Hideaway of the Year in 2017, for example — I find Spanish cities irresistible.