Once you have done opted for car hire in Spain you are free to drive around this beautiful country and experience its soul. The Spanish guitar is the soul of this country. Go to Madrid or Barcelona and you will find guitar players in every alley and corner. Some are very good. You can take along some good recording equipment and keep the sounds of the Spanish guitar as a memento of your visit to the Iberian Peninsula.
You should remember that Spain is still a kingdom and it has all the romance of a medieval realm. You should use your car rental to search for historical sites that represent the spirit of Spain. As a music lover your tryst with the Spanish guitar should not end with listening but with a personal experience of the instrument. You can learn the basics of guitar playing from any one of the advertised teachers in Barcelona and Madrid. When you go back home buy a guitar and begin your lessons in earnest.
Nothing represents Spain more than a bull-fight and a Matador. There are many animal lovers who despise this sport but one cannot deny that bullfighting is as much a part of Spain as its superb beaches and sunshine. This is a ceremonial sport which Spaniards love to watch. You get to know the real Spain only at a bull fight. The colourfully dressed Matadors and their attendant picadores represent the flamboyance of Spanish life. Each step of the bull fight is begun with a playing of trumpets.
In Spain this popular sport is called corrida de torros which means literally a running of the bulls. Summer is the best time for watching bullfights. You can travel in your car hire in Spain vehicle and arrive at the big arena which has a festive atmosphere. The entire show is very ritualistic and held in three stages. Of course the sight of a bull being killed in an arena filled with blood thirsty spectators may not be acceptable for everyone.
The third thing one must see in Spain is to visit all the historical places and get a good knowledge of the great architecture of this romantic land. The most prominent contributors to the building of Spanish cities have been the Romans and the Moors. It is essential for you to do a car hire in order to explore architectural monuments. Many of these buildings have been declared World Heritage Sites.
You must have a look at the Aqueduct of Segovia built by the Romans. At Merida you must explore the imposing theatre. You have to visit the typical Spanish churches especially the one in Oviedo, San Julian de los Prados. Then there are the mosques built by the Moors. An imposing representative of Moorish architecture is the Great Mosque of Cordoba. Modern architecture of Spain gives you the complete picture of Spain as represented by buildings. The most famous Spanish architect is Santiago Calatrava made immortal by his Auditorio de Tenerife.