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Spain Attractions and Travel Guide



Geography

spanish flagSpain is the second largest country in Western Europe and a member state of the European Union. Located on the Iberian Peninsula, Spain is comprised of the mainland, the Canary Islands, the Balearic Islands and overseas territories. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean and its southern and western borders and pre-dominantly experiences a warm and dry Mediterranean climate.

Spain tours

Madrid
royal palace madrid in spainMadrid is the capital of Spain and an exciting mix of the historical and the cosmopolitan. A modern city with a thriving commercial centre, it has a beautifully preserved historic façade with many of its streets and neighborhoods bearing an old time feel to them. The Royal Palace of Madrid, the Teatro Real and Madrid’s iconic museums are the major landmarks of the city.

Barcelona
barcelona spain casa mila la pedrera by antoni gaudIf Madrid is the heart of Spain, Barcelona would be called its soul. One of the top destinations in Spain, Barcelona seems to pulsate with life and is characterized by the magnificent Gaudi architecture and its wonderfully friendly people. Visitors may be drawn here by the excellent beaches, the wonderful Tapas, or the architectural landmarks like the Sagrada Familia and the Parc Guell. To immerse yourself in the local community, renting a holiday apartment in the centre of Barcelona or close to the beach would be a great option. From these places, you can discover the many different sides of this magnificent city.

Valencia
The third largest city in Spain, Valencia has grown recently from a pretty historic city to stand strong as a cosmopolitan and business hub. Its atmospheric old quarter, the famous La Lonja de la Seda or Silk Exchange and the contemporary City of Arts and Science are some of the biggest draws in the region. Thousands of visitors also make their way here every summer to participate in the La Tomatina festival.

Granada
alhambra granada spainGranada is heir to a unique legacy of Moorish culture blended with Spanish traditions. None illustrates this better than the Alhambra, a Moorish fortress of unspeakable beauty, dominating the Granada skyline. The Albaicin or the Arab quarters also stands witness to the Moorish history of the city but the Spanish strains hold equally strong with the Gypsies holding Flamenco demonstrations in the Sacromonte caves every evening.

Seville
Capital to the Andalusian region, Seville is the epitome of the bull-fighting, flamenco dancing, Tapas eating image of Spain. A region of spell-bounding beauty, a visitor to Spain may find many of his clichés realized on visiting this part of the country.

Balearic Islands
Composed majorly of Majorca, Minorca, Ibiza and Formentera, this group of islands lie in the Mediterranean Sea, south of mainland Spain. While smaller than the other islands, Ibiza is undoubtedly the most popular destination in Spain for younger tourists eyeing the summer party scene. Majorca is another popular destination for holiday makers and lends its name to the famous pearl brand by the same name.

Canary Islands
Chiefly made up of islands Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, the Canary Islands are another popular holiday destination for people seeking a bit of the sun and surf. Their tropical climate lend them a weather unique to the European region and form an irresistible pull every summer for tourists looking to get away to their sandy blue beaches.

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