Let your eyes follow the sunlight as it dances from Corinthian columns to winding canals and back to your glass of wine, all in a region celebrated for centuries.
The myriad marvels on the Mediterranean coast reward first-time visitors with vivid memories. Timeless treasures in Florence and Rome; resplendent resorts on the Cote d’Azur and Costa del Sol create indelible first impressions. Yet equally rewarding riches await those returning: unexpected delights and nuances missed at first glance. Phoenician stonework in a Spanish harbor. A tiny, medieval piazza surviving off a busy boulevard. A clever young designer selling cheerful fashions from a 13th-century shop. Seabourn sails to the region’s renowned cities, and to the places in between, offering traditional and innovative experiences alike – in a relaxed and elegant style.
Often little more than a gateway to the Costa del Sol for sun-seeking vacationers, Malaga is a most interesting city in its own right. First settled by the Phoenicians, Malaga was held by virtually every ruling power in the Mediterranean at one time or another. Two Moorish fortresses, the 11th-century Alcazaba and the 14th-century Castillo de Gibralfaro still stand sentry above the harbor. Malaga was the birthplace of Pablo Picasso as well as the Malaguena style of flamenco. During your time here, you may wish to sample some of the sweet Malaga wine and excellent tapas for which the city is noted. Explore Condé Nast Insider Tips for Malaga
Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is said to have been founded by the Phoenicians, and was once the rival of the powerful states of Venice and Genoa for control of the Mediterranean trade. Today, it is Spain's second largest city and has long rivaled, even surpassed Madrid in industry and commerce. The medieval atmosphere of the Gothic Quarter and the elegant boulevards combine to make the city one of Europe's most beautiful. Barcelona's active cultural life and heritage brought forth such greats as the architect Antonio Gaudi, the painter Joan Miro, and Pablo Picasso, who spent his formative years here. Other famous native Catalan artists include cellist Pau Casals, surrealist Salvador Dali, and opera singers Montserrat Caballe and Josep Carreras. Barcelona accomplished a long-cherished goal with the opportunity to host the Olympics in 1992. This big event prompted a massive building program and created a focal point of the world's attention. Explore Condé Nast Insider Tips for Barcelona
Go beyond with a Seabourn Journey before or after your cruise. Compliment your holiday, Seabourn style, with a multi-day tour to inland attractions. All Seabourn Journeys are fully escorted and include deluxe hotels, transportation, and city tours. To book your Seabourn Journey, please call 866‐755‐5619 or 206‐626‐9179.
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