Spain Picture Galleries on Europe for Visitors
Barcelona (19 pictures)
See some of Gaudi's best work, stop in at the Market for lunch, find a quiet place to chill out in the cathedral's cloister, and see some architectural gems. For Barcelona Travel Essentials, see our Barcelona Profile.
Madrid--from Flamenco to Bullfighting to Flea Markets (12 pictures)
A picture series from Ferne Arfin's review of the Hotel Reina Victoria.
Salamanca (15 Pictures)
Salamanca is one of my favorite cities, featuring a great and lively Plaza Mayor and an old and attractive university founded in 1218 by Alfonso IX of León. For Salamanca Traveler Essentials, see our Salamanca Profile.
Semana Santa in Merida (5 pictures)
If you go during Easter Week, you'll see plenty of colorful parades and festivals like this one. The head covering is called an antifaz (the piece of cloth covering the faces of nazarenos and penitents) and it's held together by the capirote (a cardboard cone inside the antifaz, keeping it upright on the head.
Granada and the Alhambra
Black and white gallery. First a picture of Granada rooftops, followed by 12 pictures of the Alhambra.
Tarragona (6 pictures)
A fine city on the Costa Dorada that doesn't mind displaying its ancient Roman roots, Tarragona features fine cuisine, numerous beaches, lots of archaeology, and a tradition of forming human pyramids called castells--some of them up to five stories high. For visitor information, see our Tarragona Profile and Travel Essentials.