With fantastic shops, lively nightlife, unique architecture and a perfect position on the Mediterranean, Barcelona really is the city with everything. Take a walk in Park Güell, Gaudi’s enchanting outdoor masterpiece before visiting the stunning cathedral, the Sagrada Familia. It’s a great starting point for your European adventure with many onward train connections both in Spain, and internationally.
Explore the lush highlands surrounding the northwestern city of Santiago de Compostela (7h00 by train from Madrid) – legend has it the mountains are inhabited by witches. Or if it’s beaches you’re after visit Malaga in the South of Spain (2h 20 by AVE train from Madrid), known as the unofficial capital of the Costa del Sol.
The buzzing capital Madrid is perfect for shopping – from the luxurious designer boutiques of the Salamanca district, to the quirky Fuencarral market and street style of Preciados street.
Apparently tapas were invented in Seville, so make sure you try some in one of over a thousand tapas bars on offer. If it’s game dishes you’re after visit Toledo, just 30 minutes by train from Madrid, and go for the stewed red-legged partridge, or the local favourite perdiz roja estofada.
Visit San Sebastian in the Basque Country up in the north of Spain, it’s a stylish and image-conscious city – great for people watching. The small city has a beautiful beach, making it possible to sunbathe and swim next to major historical buildings and churches.
The national railway company of Spain is RENFE
REDUCED BOAT CROSSINGS
Balearia 20% discount
Discount on crossings and accommodation
Grimaldi Ferries 20% on official fares (port taxes excluded)
Bus SNCF free transportation
FEVE 50% discount
FGC (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya) 50% discount
HUSA-Hotels 10% discount
Discount on the best internet rate, not in combination with other offers.
Book at www.husa.es
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Passport RENFE - UNESCO Cultural Heritage Cities
Free to Passholders, available in the main stations. After having the passport stamped in a minimum of 7 cities, the Passholder can win free trips to the heritage destinations.
Railway Museums 50% discount
Sala club lounge
Holders of a Preferente 1st class train reservation have free access to the Sala Club lounge located in several railway stations.