A vibrant culture, compelling history, mouth-watering cuisine, the Iberian Peninsula will overwhelm you with its sights and sounds.
Spain is blessed with a mild climate, beautiful coastal beaches, mountains and plains, and a long history that can be appreciated through the architectural masterpieces found in the country. Madrid is a modern cosmopolitan center, but it has a fair share of medieval alleys, grand museums, and beautiful parks. Madrid tourism is the home of the great Goya and Velázquez, but you will be able to see impressions of the great Flemish and Italian art masters here as well. Barcelona has a mix of the ancient and modern architecture. Its grand 19th-century boulevards of Art Nouveau buildings, miles of Mediterranean beaches outside the Barcelonés homes, markets, restaurants, regional wines, tapas bars and museums makes Barcelona what it is. While you are here walk down La Rambla and shop for little knick knacks, stand in awe before Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia and visit the Picasso Museum, the Montjuic Mountain, the Montserrat monastery and basilica with the Black Virgin.
Equally attractive and beautiful is Portugal. The country has more than 800 kilometers of appealing Atlantic Ocean coastline. Lisbon, the capital, enjoys a stunning location. Since the 15th and 16th century, Portugal has nurtured a proud seafaring tradition. It is dotted with stone-built villages, enchanting towns, and cosmopolitan cities where historic palaces and castles, museums and monasteries are waiting to be explored. Portugal tourism’s most popular and family-friendly visitor attraction, Lisbon's oceanarium is brilliantly conceived to highlight the world's diverse ocean habitats. The other major tourist attractions include Torre de Belém, one of the most loved historical monuments, Bom Jesus do Monte, Portugal's grandest religious sanctuary, and Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, a museum with a collection of some of the finest 6,000 pieces