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Park Güell, Barcelona – page 88 Spain, Portugal ? & Andorra Home to a rich cultural heritage, beautiful beaches and Lisbon A coastal city characterised by its cafe culture and Fado music and surrounded by cinematic hillsides, Lisbon is best viewed from a collection of terraces overlooking the Rio Tejo. Santander Porto Andorra Set high amongst the Pyrenees Mountains, Andorra is home to some of Europe’s most impressive undulating landscapes. Combine that with its duty free shopping and it’s easy to see why this country attracts thousands of visitors each year. Andorra Barcelona PORTUGAL Madrid Lisbon San Sebastian Seville SPAIN Fatima Salamanca Ronda Carvoeiro Granada FRANCE SPAIN, PORTUGAL & ANDORRA Did you know... Tapas are said to have been an invention of King Alfonso. Stories claim that while on a long trip, the Spanish king stopped to rest and ordered a glass of sherry. There was a gust of wind and the king’s drink was served covered by a slice of ham to prevent it from getting dirty. He apparently liked it and asked for a second glass, with another tapa or ‘cover’, just like the first. Check out the local cuisine... Botifarra A traditional Catalan sausage, made with pork, spices and pepper. It is claimed the recipe dates back to the Roman Empire. Pastel de Nata Pastel de Nata, is a Portuguese egg tart pastry. This delicious, yet simple delicacy can be found in pastry shops around Portugal – especially in Lisbon. spectacular countryside, it’s easy to see why Spain and Portugal are so popular all year round. From the serene coves of the Algarve to the sun-baked plains of Andalusia, there is a beauty to the landscape, which is reflected in the relaxed nature of the people. Brimming with an intoxicating vibrancy of flamenco and festival cultures that attract and charm its many visitors from around the world. Barcelona With ancient city walls and subterranean stone corridors mixed with the modern influence of Gaudí’s architectural works, such as the Sagrada Familia church and Park Güell, Barcelona is at the heart of Catalonia’s colourful creativity. Seville A quintessentially Andalusian city, Seville is a hotbed of flamenco and tapas, home to Don Juan, Carmen and Figaro, as well as the resting place of Christopher Colombus. Its volatile history has given rise to a fascinating fusion of Moorish and Castillian culture, typified by ‘La Giralda’, the cathedral’s bell tower, a converted minaret. See pages 87 to 103 for our collection of tours to Spain & Portugal... 86 Call one of our helpful travel advisers now on 01709 385 673


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