DD has decided to take Spanish at A level and I am trying to arrange a few ays in Spain at the start of half term. Problem is, I have never been, and so don't know which city would be best? We/she would like some history/culture, some style/ shopping of the Mango/Zara variety, and some good relaxed food. Any ideas which I should choose, please? Thanks
They would speak enough Spanish for an A-level student to practise ordering in a restaurant / talking in shop / making small talk with Spaniards in a cafe! When we were in Barcelona everyone spoke Spanish even if some (most?) of them also spoke Catalan.
I had a three day break in Seville and absolutely loved it! Gorgeous town, lots of great cafes and tapas places, beautiful architecture. We flew ryanair and stayed in a budget type hotel which was absolutely fine. Also we went in January but the weather was like English summer. Very nice!