Went to Spain in 2001 and loved it. Have a daughter who lives in Barcelona. But I had a hard time adjusting to the late nights. Everybody seems to eat about 10-11pm, then start to party. We actually flew into Madrid (it was cheaper) and than took a train to Barcelona. We partyed on the rooftop of my kid's apt bldg. Must return.
BTW I was pickpocketed while there. All they got was sunglasses. The trick was done while going up the escalator in the Metro. Guy in front of me dropped a coin or something and I just kept bumping into him. There was an escalator going opposite direction real close or it could have been somebody behind me. Thank goodness for money belts, as my loot and passports were secured in my pants. Hate to think what would have happened had he gotten my credit cards and/or passports. I thought I had heard of all the pickpocket tricks, like throwing a baby at you and you reach to save the kid and they take your stuff or spilling something on you. Just wasn't ready for the escalator trick. The sunglasses were old prescription ones, so the thief didn't get much from them either.
No matter,I will go back. I'm gonna go Space A, probably later this year. Probably fly into Rota. Glad you liked the trip, and space A is still best airline.