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We’re all off to sunny Spain – Northern Ireland’s top 10 Spanish holiday destinations revealed


The Belfast Telegraph has teamed up with Turespaña ahead of the Holiday World Show on January 18-20 to find out what Northern Ireland’s most popular Spanish holiday destination is.


But if you think it’s all sun and sangria, you can think again! Lots of places may say it, but Spain really DOES have something for just about everyone.

A land of extreme contrasts and diversity, Spain is a rich tapestry of world famous cuisine, breathtaking coastlines, adrenaline-soaked adventure, renowned art and stunning architecture; not to mention home to some of the best festivals and fiestas that can be found anywhere on the globe!

Clearly Spain is close to many of your hearts, because almost 900 of you voted in our survey to wave the flag for your favourite Spanish spot.

And the winner? Here’s a clue… It’s one of the world’s major cities in terms of culture, arts, fashion and commerce, an incredibly vibrant city that offers a feast for the senses and one which overflows with iconic architecture and is a true shopper’s paradise… it could only be Barcelona!

Here’s the top 10

1. Barcelona

2. Lanzarote

3. Costa Del Sol

4. Majorca

5. Tenerife

6. Salou

7. Madrid

8. Malaga

9. Seville

10. Alicante

Read more about Spain's top destinations here.

The good news for holidaymakers is that flights to Spain are short and affordable. There are six airlines (Aer Lingus, Ryanair, Jet2, Thomas Cook, TUI and Easyjet) flying to 14 different Spanish destinations, direct from either Belfast International Airport or Belfast City Airport.

Take your pick from Malaga, Lanzarote, Alicante, Girona, Tenerife Sur, Reus, Fuerteventura, Ibiza, Almeria, Gran Canaria, Menorca, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona and Valencia.

For more information or ideas on planning a trip to Spain, visit Turespaña at the Holiday World Show at the Titanic Exhibition Centre between January 18-20.

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