Vast and drama-filled, Spain offers an unrivalled range of experiences: from the mountainous Pyrenees on its northern border, the lush pastures of Asturias and the road to Santiago de Compostela, to its southernmost tip where the remains of one of Europe’s most influential invasion forces –the Moors—left an artistic and cultural legacy that is highly regarded well beyond the walls of the breathtaking Alhambra Palace.
Bordered by France, Andorra and Portugal, Spain also includes the Balearic Islands, especially the ultra-fashionable Ibiza, where celebrities and the world’s wealthiest people like to visit in summer. Its capital city Madrid is an undiscovered gem with its broad boulevards and its excellent shopping. Second city, Barcelona is a constantly buzzing hub of stylishness, culture and the allure of a city by the sea. And now, the city of Málaga, which is the gateway to the Costa del Sol, is rivalling the two capitals with its burgeoning museum and art scene. The home of Pablo Picasso and Antonio Banderas has an intimate ambience that draws people back for repeat visits. Plus, there is sunny Marbella, destination of the jet set since the 1960s and enjoying a renaissance in popularity.
Spanish motorways are the envy of many other countries because of their beautiful condition and relative emptiness. It is possible to drive the lovely E15-A7 that takes you from the border with Gibraltar in the south, across Andalucía and up the coast from Málaga to north of Barcelona, for long stretches without another car in sight. Travel Spain in a Range Rover Autobiography for speed, comfort and great cruise control, or an Audi R8 that offers Grand Tourer style with streamlined performance, or the Ferrari California when you want to catch some of those Spanish rays.
The capital of Catalonia is about as unique as a city can be. It’s a tempestuous blend of hardworking commerce with a reputation for being at the cutting edge of the arts. It is a city with a port and beaches, which for many visitors is one of Barcelona’s key selling points, and if you’re looking for anything quirky, then there’s no city more likely to have something unusual; like a shop where everything is made of cake.
Barcelona also boasts restaurants with some of the most adventurous chefs in the world and if you’re looking for something less Michelin-starred, then the tapas here are pretty interesting. Whether you want to explore Antonio Gaudí’s remarkable creations or stroll the historic Ramblas, Barcelona will always offer you an adventure.
It’s famed for its glitzy past when European royalty and Hollywood Celebrities flocked to the Marbella Club Hotel and several stayed on to live here. Marbella is not a town for sightseeing; it’s a town where you arrive to be seen and to watch other people, and there are few things more pleasurable than taking a coffee or aperitif on its broad ‘paseo marítimo’ and letting the world pass by you.
Any visitor to Marbella must not miss its ‘Casco Antiguo’ or ‘Old Town’, which is a beautiful part of the town. Here, you’ll find boutiques specialising in Panama hats, or designer shoes, and some of the finest restaurants and bars in the area. Marbella is up and coming as an art destination with the recent launch of its Summer Art Fair, and its Film Festival is growing in international acclaim as well.
Málaga is the gateway to the Costa del Sol and this once overlooked city is now becoming a very popular holiday destination. The city is hailed in the international press as the ‘City of Museums” and with the opening of the Picasso Museum, the Carmen Thyssen, the CAC and the Pompidou on the city’s lovely Muelle Uno around the harbour, it’s not hard to see why.
It has lovely beaches within walking distance of the city centre and its pedestrianised shopping streets make browsing a genuine pleasure. Plus there is the cathedral and the Moorish Gibralfaro, just to mention two of the city’s historic sites. It’s also one of the best cities for seafood; an ‘espeto’ of sardines is a Málagueño tradition you won’t want to miss.
The capital of Spain has been described by some as an ‘undiscovered gem.’ This gracious and stately city with its wide boulevards is a well-adjusted mix of old and new. Skyscrapers tower over 17th century cobbled lanes and modern art vies for space with the Old Masters in this city that embraces the new while staying in very close touch with its traditions.
At its centre, the Puerta del Sol feels like a medieval marketplace, evening though there’s a Metro station in the centre. The areas of Chueca and Huertas are filled with the chicest bars, boutiques and gourmet food markets, while the crowds queuing to enter the Prado (Old Masters) and La Reina Sofia (contemporary art) never seem to diminish. Plus, shopping in Madrid is possibly the best in Europe.
The White Island in the Balearics is renowned worldwide for its musical invention –the Balearic beat—that emerged from its famous nightclubs. International DJs fly into Ibiza in their private jets, whilst A-list celebrities arrive in theirs, or on the flotilla of handsome yachts that are owned or leased by the jet set during the Ibiza season.
The water here is an exquisite blue and you don’t need to ever go near a nightclub to make the most of the fantastic attractions this island has to offer, including its famous ‘Hippy Market’. Ibiza Town has the ‘Dalt Vila’ or old town with its cobbled passageways and upmarket restaurants for a romantic night out and a visit to Playa d’en Bossa is an essential element of any Ibiza visit.
The capital of Andalusia is the home of flamenco and royal palaces. It is also renowned for its tapas and for its stylish cultural life.
It’s a travel hub for the Costa Blanca, but it is also a thriving and charming provincial city with a castle, a picturesque Old Quarter, a pretty promenade and some very exciting nightlife!
Valencia is innovative and too often overlooked in favour of Barcelona and Madrid. The futuristic landscape of this city combined with its Old Quarter make Valencia worth a visit.
Historic centre of the Moorish empire after Granada, this intellectual city with its old university and its crafts quarter is also home to La Mezquita, the most beautiful mosque in the world.
At Titanium Luxury Hire we can offer you a range of prestige vehicles for hire, which will ensure that wherever you arrive in Spain, you will always make a good impression. And, to make sure you have the maximum enjoyment on your Spanish trip, we offer you a number of delivery options. You can relax, while we arrange delivery of your car to Spain’s major cities including: Barcelona, Marbella, Málaga, Madrid, Ibiza, Seville, Alicante, Valencia and Cordoba, Zaragoza, Murcia and Mataró.
We can also deliver your luxury car to the following airports:
- Málaga Airport
- Barcelona International Airport
- Santiago de Compostela Airport
- Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport
- Alicante International Airport
At Titanium Luxury Hire we pride ourselves on delivering our prestige vehicles to the exact location required by our customers.