From La Rioja to Valencia to Cataluyna, Spain has a vast number of regions which grow hundreds of varieties of grape, perfect for wine making. In fact the world loves Spanish wine so much that Spain recorded exports of wine and devrivatives at over 3 million Euros in 2018 and remains to be the world’s largest wine exporter.
Wine isn’t the only attraction from Spain though, with beautiful archetecture such as La Sagrada Familia and Park Güell in Barcelona. If you travel across to Seville, you could visit the Plaza de España, and take a walk around it’s gardens. Alternatively, if you prefer to take in your art inside you could visit the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid. Founded in 1819, it’s Spain’s national art gallery and home to 7,000 paintings and 1,000 scultures.
Portugal is home to a rich culture, amazing climate and fantastic food. It also happens to produce some of the best wines in the world, with 578 Portuguese wines receiving awards at the Decanter World Wine Awards in 2016. Portugal has over 250 types of wine grape, coming from different regions of the country such as Algarve, Alentejo and it’s largest region Vinho Verde.
As well as wine, Portugal is also home to several fantastic dishes with seafood being incredibly popular. Dishes include Sardinhas assadas which are a highlight of Lisbon festivals, Arroz de tamboril which is a monkfish dish and Cataplana, a sea fish stew. There are also amazing attractions across the country including Cabo da Roca, Quinta da Regaleira and Padrão dos Descobrimentos.