A country of great diversity situated on Europe’s Iberian Peninsula, Spain is made up of 17 regions, each with its own culture and landscape.

The capital, Madrid, is a city of elegant boulevards and expansive, manicured parks including El Parque del Buen Retiro. It is also home to the Royal Palace – the official residence of the Spanish Royal family – and the Prado Museum, renowned for its rich collection of European art by artists such as Goya and Velazquez.

The city boasts many stunning and exclusive properties in desirable locations around the Gran Via including the Salamanca and Retiro neighbourhoods and La Finca and La Moraleja.

To the north of Madrid, is the historic city Segovia in central Spain, famous for its rich architectural history including Medieval walls, Romanesque churches, a former royal palace and fairy-tale castle, as well as a Roman aqueduct with more than 160 arches, which stands above Plaza del Azoguejo in the heart of the city.

On the eastern side of Spain, is Catalonia’s capital, Barcelona - defined by Antoni Gaudí’s modernist architecture. The exclusive district of Sarrià-Sant Gervasi is highly sought-after, thanks to its abundance of private school, clinics and embassy villas overlooking parks and green areas.

Other beautiful Spanish towns the discerning buyer should consider are Seville in Andalusia, Valencia and Girona. And, for those who love to party, Ibiza, in the Balearic Islands, with its modern seafront villas popular with celebrities and wealthy entrepreneurs, is the perfect choice.