Spain's diverse landscapes stir the soul. The snowcapped Sierra Nevada rises improbably from Andalucía's sunbaked plains, the wildly beautiful cliffs of Spain's Atlantic northwest make for a spectacular drive, and pretty old villages of timeless beauty perch on hilltops.
The Westin Palace Madrid
Plaza de las Cortes
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What To See
La Sagrada Família: If you have time for only one sightseeing outing, this should be it. La Sagrada Família inspires awe by its sheer verticality, and in the manner of the medieval cathedrals it emulates, it’s still under construction after more than 100 years. When completed, the highest tower will be more than half as high again as those that stand today.
Alhambra: The sheer red walls of the Alhambra rise from woods of cypress and elm. Inside is one of the more splendid sights of Europe, a network of lavishly decorated palaces and irrigated gardens, a World Heritage Site and the subject of scores of legends and fantasies.
Mezquita: It’s impossible to overemphasise the beauty of Córdoba’s great mosque, with its remarkably peaceful and spacious interior. The Mezquita hints, with all its lustrous decoration, at a lavish and refined age when Muslims, Jews and Christians lived side by side and enriched their city and surroundings with a heady interaction of diverse and vibrant cultures.