The land of siestas is best enjoyed by road. A great place to kick off your self-drive holiday in Spain is Madrid, known for its heavenly food and numerous art museums. Toledo's marvellous UNESCO World Heritage sites, Seville's Moorish heritage and stunning monuments, and Granada's palace and gardens of the Alhambra are also sites one mustn't miss. The route from Valencia to Barcelona - overlooking the Mediterranean Sea - is one of the most scenic drives in the country; where Valencia will treat you to its illustrious history, brilliant beaches and artistic side, Barcelona will mesmerise you with Antonio Gaudi's architectural marvels, its electric nightlife and brilliant street performances.