Best Things to do in Spain

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Costa Brava, Spain
The Best Things to Do in the Costa Brava

The Costa Brava is a scenic stretch of Catalonia's coastline, extending from the French border in the north to the town of Blanes in the south. Dotted with rugged coves, medieval villages, sandy beaches, vineyards, and the works of Salvador Dalí, many travelers flock to this picturesque region of Spain. Explore the countryside with yacht excursions, e-bike ventures, and kayaking trips, or visit beloved towns and cities like Girona, Cadaqués, and Figueres.

San Sebastián, Spain
The Best Things to Do in San Sebastián

Coastal San Sebastián sits in Spain's scenic north, in Basque Country. Known as a foodie hub, you can enjoy the city's culture with walking or e-bike tours and dive into the renowned gastronomy with a cooking class. Get out of the city to visit farms, vineyards, and some of Northern Spain's most popular walking trails within this coveted region of Europe.

Madrid, Spain
The Best Things to Do in Madrid

Many argue that Madrid is Spain's most cultural city, as its central location draws people, gastronomy, traditions, and customs from around the country. In Madrid, you can dive deep into Spain's history and culture with walking tours of its diverse neighborhoods, evenings experiencing its distinct tavern culture, and tastes of staples like jamón Ibérico and padrón peppers. Then, peruse the world-renowned Prado Museum, enjoy dinner in the world's oldest restaurant, learn all about Spanish royalty, or take a day trip to one of the nearby historic cities and villages.

Ronda, Spain
The Best Things to Do in Ronda

One of the most popular white villages in Southern Spain, Ronda sits atop a dramatic cliff, providing stunning views of its surrounding countryside. You'll find a mix of relaxed vibes and exciting outdoor adventures in Ronda. Explore the Old Town, listen to Spanish guitar, and learn about ancient winemaking techniques while savoring a glass or two. Then head out into the countryside to climb the Via Ferrata or peruse charming villages.

Barcelona
The Best Things to Do in Barcelona

A bustling, vibrant city with deep Roman and medieval roots, Barcelona offers a little bit of everything. Discover a unique blend of architecture, from 20th-century modernism to avant-garde, while getting lost in buzzy market halls, wandering colorful gardens, and eating your way through the historic Gothic Quarter. Explore Gaudí's famous creations like the Sagrada Familia, spend a day at the beach, attend a Spanish guitar concert, or go wine tasting in the countryside.

Mallorca
The Best Things to Do in Mallorca

Known as the "jewel of the Mediterranean," Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands and offers a tropical-like coastline, chiseled mountain peaks, and a vibrant culture. Travelers flock to the island to combine relaxation with adventure. For example, enjoy a catamaran cruise while snorkeling in the Mediterranean, visit idyllic villages while hiking in the mountains, or explore caves while wine tasting. And when you need a break, dive into the island's unique and flavorful culinary scene or walk the streets of buzzy Palma.

Seville
The Best Things to Do in Seville

Seville is Southern Spain's jewel and the capital of Andalucía. This historic city with the perfect mix of culture, architecture, and gastronomy, as it's the birthplace of flamenco and where tapas reign. Taste your way through Seville with cooking classes, wine tastings, and visits to tapas bars and olive farms. Then, dive deep into the local culture by learning about art restoration, touring historic sites like the Alcázar, and watching the beauty of the flamenco unfold before your eyes.

Bilbao
The Best Things to Do in Bilbao

Bilbao is known for gastronomy and the architecture of Frank Gehry's Guggenheim Museum. Combine modern art with the city's world-renown culinary scene, impressive architecture, and quaint historic core. Discover Northern Spain's gastronomy by savoring pintxos, learning how to make wine, or taking a cooking class. Pair a visit to the Guggenheim with a city tour and admire architecture beyond the quirky. Or, explore outside the city center and enjoy the Picos de Europa, a mountain range that rivals the Alps.

Granada
The Best Things to Do in Granada

As the final bastion of the Iberian Peninsula (Al-Andulas) ruled by the Moors, Granada offers a unique mix of architecture paying homage to its many historical influences. The most famous site, of course, is the Alhambra, an imposing Muslim fortress from the 9th century used by the Nasrid Dynasty and as Spain's Royal Court. Besides stunning architecture, Granada also features a vibrant gastronomic scene, the country's beloved flamenco dance, and mountainous countryside.

Valencia, Spain
The Best Things to Do in Valencia

A vibrant and modern port city, Valencia is Spain's third-largest metropolis. Valencia's most famous attraction is its City of Arts and Sciences, a futuristic building complex hosting a planetarium, oceanarium, interactive museum, and more. In addition, you'll find an idyllic Old Town, Albufera (a beloved wetlands reserve and park), and gorgeous stretches of sandy beaches. Plus, Valencia is home to one of Spain's most famous dishes: paella.

Spain Experiences

Tapas & Flamenco in Granada

Head to Granada's historic Sacromonte neighborhood for an evening of delicious tapas and authentic flamenco, a musical style born right in Andalucía. Known as the "gypsy quarter," Sacromonte draws visitors to the hills above Granada for music and dancing after dark. Venues in hillside caves host...

Tapas Cooking Class in Granada

Enjoy a truly cultural experience by learning how to prepare and cook traditional Spanish tapas in a local home. First, you'll visit Granada's central market to source your ingredients and find fresh, local produce for the cooking class's recipes. Your host, a passionate foodie, will then talk...

Learn the traditional methods to preparing Basque cheese
Basque Country Cheese Farm Tour & Tasting

Just outside of San Sebastián is a rural cheese factory that creates one of the most beloved styles of Basque cheese. This sheep farm tucked away in the countryside is where you'll learn how one of the famous local Basque cheeses is made—and, of course, taste different types after listening to...

Vermouth Tasting in Barcelona

Quench your thirst for one of the most popular traditions in Barcelona—sipping vermouth at midday. Although vermouth has become a symbol of the Barcelona hipster, wineries and bars where patrons slink into corners or rest elbows at lively counters and drink vermouth for pleasure (and not for...

Views from the hiking trails along the Costa Brava
Costa Brava Villages: Cadaqués, Figueres, Begur & Palafrugell

Renowned for its stunning coastal villages and rugged coastline with numerous idyllic coves, ports, and beaches, the Costa Brava runs from the Spanish and French Mediterranean border down to just north of Barcelona. A day trip exploring some of the Costa Brava’s most charming villages and beaches...

Day Trip to Montserrat & Wine Tasting in Penedès

Enjoy a day trip to the picturesque town of Montserrat and Barcelona's wine country. You'll travel 28 miles (45 km) outside of Barcelona to the Montserrat Mountains and Catalonia's holiest site, the 16th-century Benedictine monastery of Santa María de Montserrat. Sitting on a mountain at an...

Breathtaking scene in every direction
Visit La Sagrada Família in Barcelona

La Sagrada Família is one of Barcelona's biggest tourist draws, a spectacular Roman Catholic church and UNESCO World Heritage Site designed by the famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. Following an expert local guide, you'll learn about Gaudí and his jaw-dropping Gothic/Art Nouveau masterpiece....

St. James way
Hike the Camino de Santiago: St.James Way

The famous Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route takes you across the entirety of Northern Spain, but you don't have to trek it all in one go. While in San Sebastián, you can walk one section of the hike, the scenic St. James Way. This easy trail takes you along the fabulous Basque Coast.Starting...

A live performance at the Museo del Baile Flamenco
Tapas & Flamenco in Seville

Head to Seville's historic Old Town for an evening of delicious tapas and authentic flamenco, a musical style born in Andalucía. A local guide will lead you to two family-run taverns, where you'll taste various dishes and enjoy traditional tapas like a true Andaluce! Of course, throughout the...

Madrid
Walking Tour of Madrid

Explore the most impressive highlights of Madrid with a walking tour guided by a knowledgeable local. This tour takes you on a journey through history, covering the very heart of the city, starting at Plaza Mayor and Plaza de Oriente. Here is the historical core of this impressive capital, which...

Gaudí Architecture Walk in Barcelona

Antoni Gaudi's architectural works aren't just a part of Barcelona—they are Barcelona. From streetlights and fountains to parks, museums, and of course, La Sagrada Família, Gaudi's collection of works in Barcelona is both impressive and extensive. With the help of an expert guide, you'll start on...

Ronda's Puente Nuevo
Walking Tour of Ronda

Ernest Hemingway once wrote that Ronda is the most romantic town in Spain, and it's not hard to see why. In addition to being home to several palaces, museums, and historic buildings, Ronda is set on a spectacular gorge and surrounded by the Serranía de Ronda mountain range. You'll undoubtedly...

Visit different tapas bars
Tapas, Taverns & History Tour in Madrid

Pair classic tapas with Madrid’s history as a local guide demonstrates that the city's stories can’t be told without its food. Spanish food and history come to life as you weave between century-old tapas bars, historic plazas, and mystery-filled streets, learning how the history of Madrid...

Aiguablava
Yacht Cruise on the Costa Brava

Enjoy a bit of luxury by sailing along the scenic Mediterranean coastline in a chartered yacht. You'll start at Palamos Port, where your skipper awaits. Board the boat and help raise the sail, setting off along the Natural Reserve of Castell-Illes Formigues-Cap Roig. The trip is up to you: Try...

The Maria Cristina Bridge, San Sebastian
E-Bike Tour of San Sebastián

Feel like a local while pedaling on the bidegorris (the name of the bike lanes in Basque, in reference to their red color, as bide means "lane" and gorri means "red"). You'll hop on an easy-to-ride bike and cruise around the city, visiting the most iconic spots further away from the central...

Barcelona Gothic Quarter
Tour Barcelona's Gothic Quarter with a Tapas Dinner

Discover one of the most famous areas in Barcelona: the medieval Gothic Quarter and its trendy El Born neighborhood. You'll enjoy strolling the region's narrow cobbled streets and exploring its highlights with a knowledgable local. End the excursion at a few of Barcelona's best tapas bars for...

Quiet coves to discover on the Costa Brava
Kayak Excursion on the Costa Brava

Discover the picturesque Costa Brava by exploring its hidden coves, caves, and headlands on an active kayaking tour. You'll start at a kayaking school to be fitted with your kayak, paddle, and safety equipment. After a quick practice lesson, you'll paddle out into the sea with your guide, making...

Visit Carmona & an Olive Oil Mill

Visit an Andalusian olive oil estate and witness the production process first-hand, followed by a trip to the charming town of Carmona. One of Spain’s most popular exports is its high-quality olive oil, and you can explore the production process, from the picking of olives to the final bottling...

Guadalquivir River Cruise in Seville

See Seville from a different perspective while cruising down the Guadalquivir River on a private boat. You'll savor some Spanish delicacies and sip on wine or sherry as you pass notable landmarks, like the Plaza de España and the Plaza de Toros, Seville's famous bullring. This section of the...

Taste delicious Iberian ham
Jamón Ibérico Workshop in Madrid

While visiting Spain, savoring Ibérico ham—considered one of the world’s top delicacies—is a must (of course, if your preferred diet allows). Instead of just tasting it at cafes or bars, why not attend a workshop offering delicious insight into one of Spain’s most renowned delicacies? Under the...

Via Ferrata Climbing Adventure in Ronda

Combine a bit of action, adrenaline, and outdoors by spending the morning scaling the sheer walls of a Via Ferrata course. Via Ferrata are abandoned ladder systems built into the side of cliff faces for when workers were employed to protect and fortify the rock surfaces to avoid landslides....

Madrid Palace at Night
Tour Madrid’s Royal Palace

Be a royal for the day and enjoy touring the Royal Palace of Madrid. You'll start with a pleasant stroll through the streets of Madrid as you make your way to the palace, learning about the history of the city, anecdotes about the royal family, and tips on what to see and do. Established in the...

Streets and Squares in Valencia
Historic Walking Tour of Valencia

Valencia is a unique blend of ultra-modern buildings existing side by side with a well-preserved historic center. There's also a distinct culture here that reveals itself in the city's gastronomy—after all, this is the place that gave the world paella. In Valencia, a perfect pastime is strolling...

Vineyards in Catalonia
E-Bike Tour in the Catalan Countryside

Explore the picturesque Catalan countryside with the help of an e-bike. You'll start in Gualta, a small village in Baix Empordà. After getting acquainted with your e-bike, enjoy an "electric" ride through the region's breathtaking scenery without even breaking a sweat.This 18-mile (29-km)...

Museo del Prado
Prado Museum Visit & Lunch at Botín in Madrid

Combine art and history with a visit to Madrid's famed Prado Museum, followed by a traditional meal at Botín, the world’s oldest restaurant. As you explore the Prado Museum, you'll stop to admire about 20 masterpieces that highlight Spain’s storied past. Your guide, an expert in art and history,...

Vineyards in Ronda's Guadalevin valley
Cooking at a Vineyard in Ronda

Discover the beauty of Ronda and learn how to cook traditional Andalusian dishes in an organic vineyard. After a walking tour through Ronda, you'll make your way to a 100% organic vineyard at the foot of a cliff, complete with spectacular views of the city. Upon arriving at the vineyard, enjoy a...

Enjoy Pintxos and Tapas in San Sebastian
Cooking Class in San Sebastián

Along with Bilbao and Santander, San Sebastián is known as a foodie city. Although Northern Spain is mainly known for its delicious pintxos, the Basque version of the Spanish tapas, the culinary scene here goes far beyond these typical snacks. There's truly no better place to enjoy a cooking...

Rural Andalusia
Hike in Granada's Sierra Nevada Mountains

Head outside Granada and into the Sierra Nevada Mountains for a guided hike. The Sierra Nevadas are Spain's highest mountain range and hide some of the country's most breathtaking and well-managed hiking trails. Many locals and tourists enjoy Granada's countryside, providing the perfect location...

Andalusian Cooking Class & Market Visit in Seville

Explore the unique culinary history of Spain's southern region, Andalucía, by visiting the city's oldest market and attending a cooking class. From seafood and cured meat to local and seasonal produce, you'll create a 4-course meal featuring fresh ingredients and secrets passed down from...

Visit a Rural Village in Andalucía

Andalucía is known for its quaint, charming, and rural white villages. Spend some time venturing into the countryside and embrace what life is like for these villages. You'll start at a small mountain village and meet with a friendly resident—your guide and host for the day! Together, you'll...

guitar luthier
Spanish Guitar Experience in Ronda

Enjoy a Spanish guitar show at the Ronda Guitar House. Fall under the spell of the Spanish guitar with some of its finest performers, and journey back in time to the different regions of Spain. The Spanish guitar embraces many musical styles, including classical, romantic, flamenco, jazz, and...

Market Visit & Paella Cooking Class in Valencia

Enjoy an unforgettable experience in Valencia, the home of Spain's most famous dish (and a global icon) paella. With this experience, you'll immerse yourself in the region's food culture, discover the numerous types of paella, visit city markets, and, eventually, taste your own delicious dish.Put...

Artisan's tools in Madrid
Visit an Art Restoration Studio in Seville

If you've ever wondered how experts restore artwork from millennia ago, you can watch how it's done firsthand in Seville. In the city's Old Town, hidden down a small side street, a simple, nondescript door opens to welcome you into a 19th-century abode filled with artistic treasures. Renowned art...

Welcome to Granada
Tour the Alhambra & Generalife Gardens in Granada

Meet a local expert for a tour of the Alhambra, the Generalife Gardens, and the nearby Albaicín district, Granada's old Arabic quarter. When the Moors ruled, Granada was once the last bastion of Al-Andalus (the historic Muslim title for the Iberian Peninsula). You can see examples of this history...

View over Girona's ancient city wall
Girona & Wine Tasting in the Empordà Region

The Costa Brava is known for its extensive history and exquisite vineyards, both perfect for a day trip. Start in the city of Girona, where you'll explore its colorful history and medieval architecture with strolls through the old quarter's cobbled streets and pretty gardens. Along the way, stop...

City of Arts & Sciences + Rooftop Dining in Valencia

Explore Valencia's iconic City of Arts and Sciences on a guided tour, followed by a unique gastronomic experience and wine-tasting at the highest point of Valencia (featuring panoramic views of the entire city).You'll start with a tour of the emblematic City of Arts and Sciences complex,...

The courtyard of the Alcázar of Seville
Tour Seville’s Cathedral & Alcázar

Learn about Seville's rich history and cultural heritage on a tour of the Cathedral and Alcázar. No trip to Seville is complete without visiting the iconic sights of the centuries-old Moorish Palaces in the Alcázar, nor Seville's Cathedral, the largest Gothic cathedral in the world. Start at the...

Bilbao Cooking Class

Bilbao is a city of acclaimed and rising stars in the culinary world and creative pintxos bars, meaning the city's food scene could not be more exciting. However, to truly get to know Basque gastronomy, enjoy an experience with a local Basque chef. The class includes a hands-on preparation of...

Port of Barcelona
Barcelona Sunset Sail & Spanish Guitar Concert

Combine two of the most popular excursions in Barcelona into one exciting afternoon: a sunset sail along the coast and a Spanish guitar concert. First, head to the city's port and board a sailboat for a sunset cruise along the Mediterranean coast. When the sun goes down, you'll discover a new...

Granada, Spain
Evening Tour of the Albaicín in Granada

In the evening, when the sun sets and the locals pack the tapas bars, you'll explore the Albaicín district, Granada's former Moorish quarter, with an expert local guide. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, your guide will show you how this medieval Islamic city-within-a-city has kept its identity...

Vineyards in La Rioja
La Rioja Wineries Day Trip & Lunch

Enjoy a day trip that combines wine tasting in the world-renowned Rioja region with a magnificent lunch in a local restaurant featuring homemade regional food. You'll visit three wineries accompanied by a local expert, including one of the oldest traditional wine cave-cellars in the area. The...

The rugged cliffs of the Basque coast
Discover Biarritz & French Basque Country

San Sebastián isn't far from the French border, meaning you can enjoy an unforgettable day trip to the French Basque Countryside. Feel free to start with a walking tour of the fantastic town of Biarritz, stopping to admire the beaches like Cote des Basques or Grand Plage or the Vieux Port (Old...

Delve into Dali's masterpieces
All About Dalí on the Costa Brava

This excursion is all about Salvador Dalí, the famous surrealist artist. Your passionate and knowledgeable guide will take you up the shore of the Costa Brava to Catalunya's northern border. This is where Dalí was born, raised, and lived, and you'll explore the landscape, culture, and politics...

Catamaran & Water Sports in Mallorca

Combine relaxation with adventure by sailing around Mallorca on a catamaran. You'll depart from the Port of Palma and glide to a beautiful cove in the south of the Bay of Palma. Then, depending on the day's wind, you'll drop anchor at either La Cueva Verde or Illetas, where you can enjoy a nice...

Pintxos Gastronomy Experience in Bilbao

Pintxos are Northern Spain's answer to tapas. However, many believe the northern version is a bit elevated, and you'll find many small bites that feature local and regional treats. The most common pintxos is a slice of bread piled high with savory delicacies presented like art. But you'll also...

Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao
Visit the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao

No visit to Bilbao is complete without stopping in at the Guggenheim Museum, a masterpiece of contemporary architecture by the legendary Frank Gehry. This glimmering titanium structure looks more like a sculpture than a building, with sleek lines sensually curving in seeming defiance of physics....

Granada Gastronomy Tour

Why not pair strolling through Granada's neighborhoods with exploring the city's world-famous gastronomy? Discover the best food at local hidden eateries, meet the wonderful people behind these traditional and modern dishes, and listen to fascinating stories.First, start with a stroll through the...

Tour the cellar of a winery
Visit a Local Winery in Ronda

The area surrounding beautiful Ronda features numerous wineries. You only have to travel a short distance into the Serranía de Ronda to gain insight into this relatively young—but much acclaimed—wine-producing area, which has taken off in the last 20 years. Ronda now has around 25 boutique...

Picos de Europa National Park & Potes

West of Bilbao is the Liébana region, famous for Picos de Europa National Park. Take a break from the cities and coastline and explore the mountains, valleys, and villages of beautiful Cantabria.Start in the small town of Fuente Dé, where a cable car takes you up into the Picos de Europa. On your...

View over Toledo
Visit the UNESCO City of Toledo

If you're visiting Madrid or enjoying a road trip in Spain, the historical city of Toldeo is the perfect day trip or stopping point. Just one hour south of Madrid, Toledo was the capital of Spain in the 16th century and dramatically sits atop a gorge overlooking the Río Tajo.In the Middle Ages,...

Learn about local cuisine in La Boqueria
Cooking Class & Visit to Boqueria Market in Barcelona

Join a knowledgeable and enthusiastic local as you explore the gastronomic epicenter of Barcelona: the Boqueria Market. Open since 1835, this is the most famous covered market in the city. Each day, over 200 vendors open their stalls and sell everything from fresh produce and spices to fish,...

Handpainted ceramics in Triana
Triana, Tapas & Wine Tasting in Seville

Enjoy visiting the Triana neighborhood of Seville, an area located on the city's fringe. Historically, this original working-class settlement was often shunned by the main population, left outside the city walls and unprotected against the wrath of the Guadalquivir River. Against all adversity,...

Bike Tour in Valencia

Swap a traditional walking or car/bus tour for a fun and active experience cycling through the streets of Valencia. You'll embark on a pleasant guided bike tour around the city, taking you to the Turia Gardens, the historic old quarter, and the futuristic science and culture complex known as La...

Lavapies Street Art & Graffiti Tour in Madrid

Take a step away from Madrid's grand monuments and museums and visit one of the city's most multi-cultural and cutting-edge neighborhoods. Join a local guide on a walk through the neighborhood of Lavapies, which hosts an incredible cocktail of cultures, vibrant art, live music, and a young and...

Albufera Natural Park near Valencia

Albufera Natural Park sits just south of Valencia, which makes it a perfect excursion from the city and addition to any itinerary. After a short drive, you'll find yourself surrounded by nature, as the natural reserve comprises marshlands, woodlands, dunes, and a lake. It has high ecological...

Tramuntana Mountains
Tramuntana Mountains Hike & Mallorca Villages Tour

Explore Mallorca's scenic Tramuntana Mountains and inland villages. You'll make your way to Valldemossa, where you'll start a hike in the mountainous countryside. Located on the island's northwest, these limestone mountains with sharp ridges and bluffs are a hiker's dream. This experience...

Bilbao City Center
Bilbao City Tour

Explore Bilbao with a little help from a knowledgeable and passionate local. You'll walk along the beautiful Nervión River toward the world-renowned Guggenheim Museum, designed by famous architect Frank Gehry. As you stroll, your guide will detail the history of the Basque culture and language...

Bilbao old town
Architecture Tour in Bilbao

One of the best parts of Bilbao might be that the city—and especially the outskirts—are largely untouched by tourists. It's one of those places where you'll rarely hear English, or even Spanish, spoken—the natives speak Basque! And one of the most rewarding ways to experience this city is by...

Tour the production facilities of a winery
Winemaking Workshop in Bilbao

To experience Spanish wine culture, you typically must leave the city behind and head out into the countryside. But in Bilbao, you can enjoy an urban winemaking experience right in the heart of the city. Perfect for wine lovers, you'll create your own bottle of wine! To start, you'll join the...

Surfing or SUPing in Valencia

Learn to surf or stand-up paddleboard (SUP) with an experienced instructor in coastal Valencia, which features a gorgeous beach right in the city and several others nearby. Your instructor will tailor the surf or SUP lesson to your skill level, so you can have a safe and comfortable experience as...

Dragon Caves on the Island of Mallorca
Explore the Caves & Wine Region of Mallorca

Explore a different side of Mallorca with a trip to a beautiful cave network. Along the way, you'll enjoy a scenic drive through Paseo Maritimo to Porto Cristo, a lovely fishing harbor located in the eastern part of the island. Here you'll visit the famous Drach Caves with the largest underground...

Explore Mallorca's Northwest Villages

Discover Mallorca's northwest highlights, which include the quaint villages of Valldemossa, Deiá, and Sóller.You'll start with Valldemossa, one of the most picturesque places on the island and surrounded by high mountain peaks. Opt for a stop at the Royal Cartuja, an ancient monastery where the...

Cooking Workshop in Mallorca’s Pla Region

Head inland to Mallorca's agricultural region, called Pla, and experience an atmosphere of calm with fields scattered with the island's characteristic windmills. This area's abundance of quality produce gave it the nickname "the pantry" of Palma de Mallorca. In the comfort of your host's home,...

Castell de Bellver
City Tour of Palma de Mallorca

Join a local, knowledgeable guide for a historical walking tour of Palma de Mallorca, the capital city of Mallorca. You'll discover the city's numerous monuments, including the beautiful Cathedral de Mallorca. This ornate Gothic structure features views of the sea and a wrought-iron canopy design...