Spain is a great destination for big group holidays. This country has a wealth of attractions and activities that can please everyone in your group, whether they're kids, outdoor adventurers, beach bums, culture vultures or foodies. To make your Spanish holiday sweet and cosy, you can stay in a large family villa. Such villas will give you the comforts of home and help you maximise your bonding time. They can even help you save because you can stock up on food and drinks and cook your own meals. Check out this list of top destinations for large villas in Spain.
Barcelona large villas for the ultimate Catalan experience
Barcelona is one of Spain's most impressive cities and a major centre of Catalan culture. You can go on an extended holiday in this city and not be bored for lack of anything to do. With a large family villa as your base, you can spend your days touring its cultural gems – World Heritage Sites like the Palau de la Musica Catalana and the Basilica de la Sagrada Familia; the Picasso Museum that houses more than 4,000 works by Pablo Picasso and spread over 5 palaces; churches like the Barcelona Cathedral, and so many others. If history or art isn't your thing, Barcelona has a 2-mile stretch of sandy beach a mere 10 minutes from the city centre. At night, the city buzzes with energy. You can go clubbing or pub-hopping until the wee hours or catch a show at one of its many live performance venues. Tasting the city's seafood-rich Catalan cuisine and tapas is also a must.
Granada large villas for history buffs and outdoor adventurists
The city of Granada is a feast for the eyes. Once a bastion of Arabic culture on the Iberian Peninsula, Granada clings closely to its rich Moorish heritage and has remarkably preserved many of the architectural gems its forebears have left behind. If you're a group of history buffs, you're sure to enjoy exploring the city's rich past on your large villa holiday there. You can visit the palace city of Alhambra, home to the Alhambra fortress, the Generalife Fountains and the Palace of Charles V. You can search the city for its Arab baths or watch a live performance of flamenco after a meal of tapas. If you have kids with you, you can take them on a jaunt to the Science Park. You can also get your outdoor adventure fix by going on a day trip to the Sierra Nevada, where you can go hiking or bird watching.
Marbella large villas for beach and art lovers
Marbella is one of the gems on Spain's Costa del Sol and a city with everything going for those who love holidays at the beach. You can easily find villas for large groups that you can use as your home base for all the fun in the sun that Marbella has to offer. In that way you can play on the sand all day, visit a beachside café for tapas when you get hungry, and explore the city's nightlife after sunset. When you get all beached out, there are still plenty of fun things to do in Marbella. You can visit Old Town for some shopping and to admire the medieval architecture. You can take the kids on a tour of Marbella's numerous amusement parks. If you're a lover of art, you can't miss a stroll along the Avenida del Mar to see original sculptures by Salvador Dali or a visit to the Museum of Spanish Contemporary Engravings to view works by Picasso and other Spanish artists.
Seville large villas for pop culture fans
Thanks to its colourful festivals, marvellous architecture, mouth-watering eats and gorgeous scenery, Seville has long been on the radar of many holidaymakers from all over the world. In recent years, however, a new type of traveller has begun to descend upon this city, and they're none other than pop culture fans eager for a glimpse of Westeros. That's because the production team behind the hit series "Game of Thrones" have used the Alcazar of Seville as a stand-in for the summer palace of the fictional Martell family of Dorne. Even if you're not a "Game of Thrones" fan, there are so many things to enjoy in Seville from your holiday rental. You can schedule your visit on Holy Week so you can watch the grand Catholic parades winding through the city. Aside from the awe-inspiring Alcazar, Seville has other World Heritage Sites – the Seville Cathedral and the General Archive of the Indies. A visit to this city won't be complete without watching a live flamenco performance, as Seville as the birthplace of this dance.