Spectacular Spain

Eating Tapas – Nationwide

Spanish Tapas - Spectacular Spain, Irish Rugby Tours, Rugby Tours To SpainGo from bar to bar trying tapas as you go, while you might as well get a pint with every small meal.

Eventually you will work out your favourite bars and favourite dishes.

Some of the most well-known dishes include, tortillas, patatas, bravas and a large amount of chorizo-based meals.

Alhambra – Granada

Dawn Charles V Palace Alhambra - Spectacular Spain, Irish Rugby Tours, Rugby Tours To SpainThis giant fortress will take an entire day to walk around, make sure you do, it’s a highlight on any European guide.

The first Nasrid king, El Ahmar, chose this building as it overlooked the entire city of Granada.

It offers you a great view for some quick snaps, the price for entry is between 13 and 9 Euros. Alhambra is only ever fully open between March and October.

So, make sure you time your visit perfectly, as you would be disappointed through the winter.

Ski on the Sierra Nevada Mountains – Malaga

Sierra Nevada Mountains - Spectacular Spain, Irish Rugby Tours, Rugby Tours To SpainIf you are staying in Malaga, the Sierra Nevada Ski Resorts you have to visit.

Not only are they famous worldwide but one of the finest you will find in Europe.

Once you have skied and reached the bottom you can head to the beach for a tan, all in a day.

Nou Camp Stadium – Barcelona

Nou Camp Stadium - Spectacular Spain, Irish Rugby Tours, Rugby Tours To SpainYou do not have to be a football fan to appreciate the size and structure of Barcelona’s football stadium.

If you are a football fan, purchase some tickets and bear witness to possibly one of the greatest footballers, Messi.

If you do, try and learn some of the chants before you head to the game.

La Tomatina – Valencia

La Tomatina - Spectacular Spain, Irish Rugby Tours, Rugby Tours To SpainI expect this to be on everyone’s list, as possibly the greatest festival in the world.

The party starts with a massive feast on Paella. The following morning thousands of people take to the streets tomato’s in hand, ready to throw to their hearts content.

This is potentially one of the biggest food fights in the world. Make sure you squeeze the tomato before throwing so that it bursts upon impact, preventing them from feeling any pain.

As soon as the bottle rocket sounds, it’s clean up time and everyone heads on to a bar or to wash themselves.

Rastro Market – Madrid

Rastro de Madrid - Spectacular Spain, Irish Rugby Tours, Rugby Tours To SpainMadrid’s flea market attracts a huge audience and looks the same as you imagine it would 50 years before.

Find yourself a bargain and if you end up getting bored, the streets are coated in bars for a quick one.

I would keep an eye on your possessions however as this flea market does tend to attract some unwanted pickpockets.

Guggenheim Museum – Bilbao

Guggenheim Museum - Spectacular Spain, Irish Rugby Tours, Rugby Tours To SpainThis is by far one of the most interesting museums you will visit.

Frank Gehry’s masterpiece highlights some of the most bizarre art you will find, mainly from the 20th century.

The shape of the building itself is something of a wonder, with more curves than David Beckham’s free kicks.

Benicassim Festival – Barcelona

Festival Internacional de Benicàssim - Spectacular Spain, Irish Rugby Tours, Rugby Tours To SpainSpain’s biggest music festival is growing in reputation every year as people leave the muddy festivals for a party on the beach in Barcelona.

Festival Internacional de Benicàssim, as it is known in Spanish, lasts for four days on a beach, music pumping, drinking mayhem.

This year the likes of Liam Gallagher, The Killers, Pet Shop Boys and The Vaccines headlined.

Party Time – Ibiza

Party Time - Spectacular Spain, Irish Rugby Tours, Rugby Tours To SpainThere is no bigger party than the ones in Ibiza, from April till October.

The welcome parties and ending parties are legendary as they welcome in the re-opening of the clubs for the summer.

Be prepared to spend a lot more than you would like to however, as entry to clubs is normally expensive