With picture-perfect landscapes, enchanting culture, thrilling festivals, glittery nightlife, full bodied wines and scrumptious food, Spain offers a wealth of things to see and do.Some of the best places to visit include:
The Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao: This spectacular structure was designed by Frank Gehry in 1997. This unique work of contemporary architecture is made of titanium, glass and limestone and features an amazing collection of modern art. For the art lovers, this is a gold mine. You will not only tour the Guggenheim museum collection but also have the opportunity to admire temporary exhibitions which change often. The museum also exhibits various workshops and activities for kids to enjoy art in a unique way.
Stroll around beautiful Seville: Explore the cobbled streets of the Santa Cruz quarter, soak up the beauty of Guadalquivir, be inspired from the ancient cathedral tower, breathe in orange blossom, have an awesome time in a tapas bar, admire the breath-taking Alcazar Palace and a lot more in between. If you want to see the best of Seville, witness the Semana Santa week (March 29-April 5). At this time, the streets are flooded with people to commemorate the last days of Christ’s life in solemn and uplifting processions.
Day excursion to the Sierra Nevada: Nestling in the province of Granada, and declared a UNESCO Biosphere reserve in 1986.This national park is well known for its highest peaks in the whole of the Iberian Peninsula and some of the most exceptional flora and fauna in the world. Reach the highest peaks in just a few minutes by taking lifts or take a long route by hiking trails, enjoying the best of both worlds.
Visit enchanting Barcelona: It is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in Spain. Barcelona is right in between the sea and mountains, offering some of the beautiful beaches in La Costa Brava, a variety of artistic treasures, fascinating Romanesque churches and great mountains with hiking and climbing trails.
Pay a pilgrimage in Santiago de Compostela: This World-heritage site is a symbol of the Spanish Christian struggle against Islam. Surrounded by Gothic, Romanesque and Baroque buildings, the pilgrims’ route to the old town of Santiago was first used by pilgrims to avoid Muslim territories.
Take a trip to mini Hollywood: Located in the Tabernas Desert, Almeria, also known as mini Hollywood. It is an established location for the film industry featuring three separate parts. All sites are open for visitors offering different adventures. The landscapes of Almeria were used for filming movies like ‘Gods and Kings’ and ‘A Few Dollars More’. The American fantasy drama series ‘Game of Thrones’ was also shot in this surreal location.
Admire the beauty of magnificent Madrid: A bustling, cosmopolitan city with a unique blend of contemporary and classical architecture, expansive parks, and an abundance of art museums and monuments. Visit the Prado Museum, Royal Palace, Plaza Mayor, Puerta Del Sol, Buen Retiro Park, the Archaeology Museum and the Temple of Debod.
Visit Alhambra in Granada: Travel into Spain’s Moorish and Christian history with every step you take inside the elegant and peaceful palace and gardens of Alhambra, once a fortress but later converted into a royal palace by Yusuf I, King of Granada. Beautifully carved with Arabic inscriptions along with the gardens with rectangular courtyards, fountains and symmetrical tree lines- it is well worth a visit!
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