Thursday, 23 August 2018

Spain Tour | Best places to visit in Spain

Spain, a country located in Southwestern Europe on Iberian Peninsula, with 17 autonomous regions. The Capital city of Spain 'Madrid', is a home of Prado museum and Royal Palace, Segovia has a medieval Alcazar castle and an complete Roman aqueduct. The Capital of Catalonia 'Barcelona', is known for landmarks like the Sagrada Família church. The beautiful beaches, tasty cuisine, vibrant nightlife and festivals make this country, one of the best tourist places in Europe. The country also boasts one of the widely diverse cultures and landscapes. Although, Spain is beautiful and safest country in the world to travel.

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Barcelona, a cosmopolitan capital city of Spain located in Catalonia region, is mostly famous for its historic art and architecture, shopping centers, vibrant culture and buzzing nightlife. The best attractions to see in Barcelona are, the fantastical Sagrada Família church designed by Antoni Gaudi, Picasso Museum, Fundació Joan Miró feature modern art, history museum MUHBA. Some other activities you can enjoy in Barcelona is walking around the beautiful tree-lined pedestrian avenue 'La Rambla', and take a sunbath on one of the city’s most popular beaches 'Barceloneta'.

"Albaicín, Granada." (CC BY-SA 2.0) by julianrdc
Granada is a city located at the base of Sierra Nevada mountains in Andalusia region of southern Spain. Grenada is a capital city of Grenada province, which is perfect examples of medieval architecture dating to the Moorish occupation, like Alhambra. This amazing hilltop fortress complex is one of the greatest architectural sights in Europe, which contains royal palaces, lush gardens with fountains and orchards, serene patios, reflecting pools and offers a breathtaking views of the city.

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Spanish Islands
Spain is a country of most attractive and beautiful islands in Europe. The largest Islands in Spain are divided into the two big Islands, the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands. At the east of Spanish mainland, the four main Balearic Islands are Ibiza, Formentera, Mallorca and Menorca. Mallorca is the famous and most largest Balearic island while Ibiza is popular destination for party lovers. The Canary Islands are located in the Atlantic, off the south coast of Morocco. All the island are popular for their stunning beaches, mild weather and beautiful natural attractions, like the Teide Volcano in Tenerife and the Maspalomas Dunes in Gran Canaria.

Madrid, central capital and largest city of Spain, is well-known for sizzling nightlife views and expansive manicured parks, like the Buen Retiro. The city has most famous tourist attractions such as European art museum Prado Museum's, here you can see the art works of many Spanish masters like Goya and Velazquez, the large plaza 'Puerta del Sol' is the heart of old Madrid, other most important square is Plaza Mayor, famous for San Miguel Market and the baroque Royal Palace and Armory, where you can see the many historic weapons.

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Seville, capital of Andalusia region in southern Spain, is famous for flamenco dancing. It is also a financial and cultural center of Spain. Major attractions include the ornate Alcázar castle complex, the grand Cathedral of Seville, where the Christopher Columbus is buried, the 18th-century Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza bullring, the Giralda, a minaret turned bell tower and Moorish palace with beautiful gardens.

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Valencia is one of the most largest and important cities in Spain, based on southern coast of Spain, at the confluence of the Turia River and the Mediterranean Sea. This massive cultural complex known as City of Arts and Sciences, because it contains science museum, planetarium and aquarium  with futuristic structures. Valencia also has several beautiful beaches and known for its Fallas Festival which celebrated each year in March month, nearby Albufera Park, has a beautiful lake and walking trails.

"San Sebastian/Donostia, Basque Country," (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Nigel Swales
San Sebastian / Donostia
San Sebastián is a capital of gipuzko province and also a resort town located on the Bay of Biscay in northern Spain’s mountainous Country 'Basque'. This beautiful seaside city of Spain has excellent beaches with outstanding culinary tradition. The Old Town contains several historical buildings, which are reconstructed in the 19th century after the city was destroyed during the Napoleonic Wars.  It’s also known for beautiful beaches Playa de la Concha and Playa de Ondarreta, where you can enjoy sunbathing and many water sports activities like swimming, kayaking and water skiing. This beaches surrounded by a picturesque bayfront promenade, and restaurants. its cobblestoned old town 'Parte Vieja', has vibrant pintxo bars pairing local wines with some regional specialties.

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Córdoba city is the capital of cordoba province located in the Andalusia region of Southern Spain. In the middle ages, It was one important Roman city and a major Islamic center. It’s best known for the mosque of La Mezquita, which dating from 784 A.D. The tiny medieval walkways, plazas and whitewashed courtyards are situated around this great historical attraction. Some other best attractions to visit in Cordoba is the Street of Flowers, the Christian Monarchs Fortress and the Old Jewish Quarter with its attractive patios and shops.

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Toledo is an ancient city of central Spain based on the top of the mountain. Until the 16th century, this city is served as the Spanish capital, because it was inhabited by The Arab, Jewish and Christian for many centuries. Sometimes this city called as the 'city of three culture'. Today, Toledo is a popular attraction for the historic art and architecture of Roman Empire time. Here you can also go for a walk on the medieval streets and explore the historic architecture of the city, like a stunning cathedral, synagogue and mosque. Don't forget to see the mudejar style Moorish Bisagra Gate and the Sol Gate, which open into the old quarter.

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Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela is the capital of Galicia region in northwestern Spain, known for the culmination of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route, and the burial site of the Biblical apostle St. James. Today, this city attracts lots of visitors each year with its both religious tradition and history. The Praza do Obradoiro is a heart of the city, this amazing plaza is surrounded by many important landmarks, like the Santiago Cathedral where the St. James tomb is located. This is a fantastic destination to explore and walking around its alleys and quaint granite streets. So, make sure to stay at least a couple of days to roam around the city’s amazing attractions.

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