posted on Aug, 2 2010 @ 11:01 AM
Here's some off topic info:
Avoid Marbella, Benidorm, Costa del Sol etc etc etc These aren't Spain, they're merely an England/Germany in the sun... the closest thing you will
find there to culture is a poorly cooked paella. I remember ordering food in Spanish in one of these places and got looked at like I was a visitor
from out of space.
Get yourselves to the villages slightly inland, the smaller mountanous places, Jerica or Caudiel for example. Don't miss the bigger Toledo and of
course the best city in Spain is Valencia... but it's already being hit on by millions of tourists. If you're round here I'll let you in on a real
hidden gem (don't tell anyone)... Montanejos. Seriously amazing place, frequented by Spaniards, just avoid summer weekends but you'll never see
anyone except me and the Spaniards round there.
Check out Aranjuez too. A short drive from Madrid but very traditional and hardly any foreign tourists.