showcase : Spain

Land of tapas, flamenco and hedonistic fiestas, Spain embodies a compelling range of landscapes, cultures and styles. From the lush green pastures of the Atlantic-facing north to sun-parched white-towns and olive groves further south, the wild forests and meadows of the interior to the crowded tourist costas. Its architecture boasts such gems as Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, the breathtaking Guggenheim in Bilbao and the Moorish palaces of Andalucia which tell of the country’s historical ties to nearby North Africa.

Plaza Mayor at Christmas time, Madrid, Spain, Europe - 793-799
Palacio Real and royal guards on parade, Baroque Spanish architecture, Madrid, Spain - 718-425
In front the moorish Alcazaba, and the cathedral, Malaga province, Spain. - 817-166499
Villajoyosa, Costa Blanca, Valencia, Spain, Europe - 526-1364
Soller, Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain, Europe - 526-3126
Conference centre (Palacio de Congresos), Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain, Europe - 815-1140
Queen of the parade, Carnaval Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, Europe - 841-76
Velez Blanco at sunset, Almeria, Andalusia (Andalucia), Spain, Europe - 390-2527
Mountains silhouetted at sunrise, view from Pico de Aneto, at 3404m the highest peak in the Pyrenees, Spain, Europe - 733-4628
Dali Museum, Figueres, Catalonia, Spain, Europe - 793-105
Plaza Mayor, Madrid, Spain, Europe - 793-182
Sagrada Familia, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, Europe - 627-1130
Benidorm, Alicante Province, Spain, Europe - 696-372
Houses perched on cliffs, Ronda, Andalucia, Spain - 492-2256
San Sebastian Bay at night, Basque Country, Euskadi, Spain, Europe - 733-1529
A flamenco dancer jumps during a dance - 817-196503
Sunflowers, near Ronda, Andalucia (Andalusia), Spain, Europe - 791-3
Santiago Cathedral, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain, Europe - 641-6888
Stained glass of Jesus carrying his cross, San Jeronimo's church, Madrid, Spain, Europe - 809-4393
Corn drying near Hermigua, La Gomera, Canary Islands, Spain, Atlantic, Europe - 1-32535
crosses, souveniers,Valencia, Mediterranean, Costa del Azahar, Spain, Europe - 785-876
White facade of Sant Augusti de Vedra Christian church, Sant Augusti, Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain, Europe - 718-763
Lanterns, Ronda, Andalucia, Spain - 728-1533
Narrow street, Arcos de la Frontera, Andalucia (Andalusia), Spain, Europe - 695-374
Sandy dunes and Peninsula de Gandia in the background, View of the Coastline near Tiscamanita, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain - 718-333
Blue boats, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, Atlantic, Europe - 728-3391
Plaza Mayor from the east, Madrid, Spain, Europe - 450-739
Reflection of Iglesia Notra Sra de la Concepcion in modern building, Calle de Serrano, Salamanca district, Madrid, Spain, Europe - 737-138
'Diables', local dancers, Santa Tecla festival, Tarragona, Spain - 817-124186
Bardenas Reales National Park, Navarra, Spain, Europe - 848-244
Sandy beach, El Cotillo, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain, Atlantic, Europe - 718-1714
Cadaques, Costa Brava, Catalonia (Cataluna) (Catalunya), Spain, Europe - 306-2331
The island of Vedra off the coast of Ibiza, the island where nothing grows or lives, Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain, Europe - 683-96
Volcanic landscape, Betancuria Natural Park, Fuerteventura, Canary islands, Spain, Europe - 718-1704
High angle view of still life of a selection of fish, prawns and other seafood from the Mediterranean, on a blue wooden table, Andalucia (Andalusia), Spain, Europe - 681-2161
Santa Cruz district, Seville, Andalusia, Spain, Europe - 641-7929
Colourful houses in San Sebastian de la Gomera, La Gomera, Canary Islands, Spain, Europe - 816-1096
Medina Sidonia, Andalucia, Spain, Europe - 791-28
Beach, Mallorca, Spain - 728-1526
Cabalgata del Fuego, the Fire Parade, during the annual Las Fallas festival, Valencia, Spain, Europe - 773-177
Casares, typical white town in Andalucia, Spain - 252-9929
Portrait of a young country woman wearing typical dress and jewellery, Sant Miguel de Balansat, Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain, Meidterranean, Europe - 718-56
Staircase in Casa Modernista, art nouveau house, Novelda, Valencia region, Spain, Europe - 526-3167
tamarillo, Mercado Central, central market, Valencia, Mediterranean, Costa del Azahar, Spain, Europe - 785-890
Close-up of plant in Lorro Park, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, Atlantic, Europe - 728-3397
Palm Sunday procession, Seville, Andalucia, Spain, Europe - 809-4337
Mountains silhouetted at sunrise, view from Pico de Aneto, at 3404m the highest peak in the Pyrenees, Spain, Europe - 733-4626
Semana Santa (Holy Week) celebrations, Malaga, Andalucia, Spain, Europe - 794-1155
Wild flowers including poppies in a field in Majorca,Balearic Islands, Spain, Europe - 350-2807
Palma, Majorca, Spain - 728-704
Aerial view on marshlands, Bahia de Cadiz Natural Park, Costa de la Luz, Cadiz province, Andalucia, Spain - 817-100999
Tamarit Castle, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain, Europe - 390-1823
Spring poppies and lone tree, Andalucia, Spain, Europe - 526-3618
Centre for the Performing Arts, Nijar, Andalucia, Spain, Europe - 815-1164
Church, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain - 728-711
Windmills, Campo de Criptana, La Mancha, Spain, Europe - 793-146
El Camino Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, scallop shells and walking sticks, Galicia, Spain, Europe - 110-13709
White house in verdant landscape, near Antequera, Malaga, Andalucia (Andalusia), Spain, Europe - 390-1748
Playa de Balito, near Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Atlantic, Spain, Europe - 396-3257
Close-up of a green wooden door, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, Atlantic, Europe - 728-3393
The Umbracle, City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia, Spain, Europe - 718-1355
White town of Casares, Malaga province, Andalusia, Spain - 817-166084
A climber tackles an exceptionally difficult, F8c graded, route on a big overhang at the cliffs of Margalef, underneath Montsant, near Lleida and Tarragona, Catalunya, Spain, Europe - 802-64
Nazarenos carrying the Rocio float during Easter week procession, Malaga, Andalucia, Spain, Europe - 809-4344
Restaurant with tapas in the zone of Serrano, the most luxury zone in Madrid to shop Spain - 817-310790
Young bulls (novillos) in the main square of the village used as the Plaza de Toros, Chinchon, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain, Europe - 793-267
Grand Fountain and National Museum, Barcelona, Spain - 252-9897
Carnival, Cadiz, Andalusia, Spain - 817-166237
Traditional dresses, Las Fallas fiesta, Valencia, Spain, Europe - 492-3096
Danzante (dancer), Majaelrayo, Guadalajara province, Spain - 817-124263
Gay Pride 2009, Madrid, Spain, Europe - 793-1020
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Clubs parade, San Fermin festival, and City Hall building, Pamplona, Navarra, Spain, Europe - 793-344
The 1st century Roman aqueduct, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Segovia, Madrid, Spain, Europe - 733-4650
Portrait of a woman wearing traditional dress during Corpus Christi celebration, La Orotava, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, Atlantic, Europe - 718-1079
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Euskal Herria, Euskadi, Spain, Europe - 848-246
Spain, Andalusia, Jerez, Local cooking tapas, Slices of Jabugo ham 'pata negra' and Sherry at the restaurant 'Gallo Azul' - 817-88430
Fruit stall display, La Boqueria Market, The Ramblas, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, Europe - 834-6806
Casa Mila (La Pedrera) by Gaudi, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, Europe - 776-2652
San Fermin festival. Plaza de Toros, Pamplona, Navarra, Spain, Europe - 793-343