Budget flights to Madrid, Barcelona, Alicante, Málaga, Palma de Mallorca and so many Spanish cities have made the idea of a weekend bolthole very appealing.
While city apartments are often highly expensive, and cities can be polluted and noisy, Spain has invested heavily in those things that bring in tourists, such as transport infrastructure, museums, the arts and culture.
Compared to many countries’ cities, Spain’s are clean, safe and well-managed, with extremely good shopping both in street markets and high-end international brands. And of course, the café culture in tapas bars and street cafés is unsurpassed.
The rental potential for a property in the city can be very tempting too.