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Attractions and things to do in Spain

Plaza de España, Sevilla

Watch a dramatic bullfight in Spain’s capital

Bullfighting or corrida de toros, although a controversial subject, attracts thousands of Spaniards as well as curious tourists wanting to know what all the hype is about each year. The bullfighting season commences with the Festival de San Isidro at the beginning of spring and ends during the first few days of October. During the San Isidro festival there are fights read more...

 

Visit Spain’s finest art in the ‘Golden Triangle of Art’

Madrid is home to some of the finest art museums in the world and visiting Madrid’s museums is a great way to pass the time and get some insight into Spanish culture. There are three main museums situated in close proximity to one another which are considered must-sees for all. These three museums make up the ‘Golden Triangle of Art’ and they are: read more...

 

Gaze up at Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia Basilica

The Sagrada Familia Basilica or for those interested in its official Spanish name Basília i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família, is most certainly one of Barcelona’s most iconic monuments and its most visited attraction. This outstanding piece of architecture which would stand out in any crowd, is actually still a work in progress read more...

 

Experience the passion of the Flamenco

Flamenco, a form of Spanish folk music and dance, originated in the region of Andalusia in southern Spain and is now associated with Spanish culture. You will find Flamenco venues in several of Spain’s most important cities and Madrid is certainly no exception. What is most inspiring about Flamenco is the passion demanded to dance it. It is a sensual and intense performance read more...

 

Check out the City of Arts and Sciences

The City of Arts and Sciences or as it is known by its official Spanish name, Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciènces, is a true world of its own and is an astonishing example of the world’s most modern architecture. "The City”, for short, is Valencia’s bid to show the world its importance based on cultural tourism and dynamism. Made up of six areas in the now dry river bed of the River Turia in Valencia, "The City" comprises six eye-opening structures and they are: read more...

 

Ski Spain’s most beautiful snow-capped mountains

If you didn’t already know, Spain as well as having amazing beaches is also blessed with numerous first class mountain ranges that are perfect for a dream skiing holiday. For the best skiing in Spain, take to the Pyrenees in the north of the coutnry which has top rated resorts lined up along its border. You can also ski down the white slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountains in Granada in the south. The best thing about skiing in Sierra Nevada is the fact that you can ski in the morning and top up your tan in the afternoon due to its proximity to the southern spanish coastline; an experience you won’t get in any other country. Both the Pyrenees and the Sierra Nevada offer some of the highest peaks in all of Europe so not only are these locations great for skiing but also hiking. However, these are not the only ranges you can go to. There are several resorts that will also make for a pleasing skiing destination such as Teruel near Valencia, Navacerrada and La Pinilla in Madrid, La Rioja in north-east Spain as well as Cantabria, Galicia and Leon in north-west Spain.  There are plenty of well-equipped resorts to choose from that offer the best-kept pistes, snowmaking equipment, ski schools and of course accommodation. 

 

Soak up the sun on a sandy beach

Spain’s tourist industry is widely centred on the luxurious sea resorts of its Mediterranean coastline. The most popular beaches or playas can be found in northern as well as southern Spain and lie along the coastlines of Galicia, Andalusia and Costa Blanca. The Balearic Islands and Gran Canaria are also summertime hotspots and great honeymoon destinations. Golden or white sandy beaches, deep blue or clear water ocean is what is waiting for you. There is no better way to unwind than relaxing on a beach sipping on a margarita and what better place to do this than in Spain? Some of the most recommended beaches to be found in Spain are Playa de las Catedrales in Galicia, La Concha Beach in San Sebastian, Playa de Ses Illetes in Formentera (Balearic Islands), Playa de Bolonia in Tarifa, Playa de Las Canteras in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria or another fine example is Es Trenc on the island of Majorca (Balearic Islands) with its almost white sands and clear sea water. Now all you have to do is choose which one you want to enjoy! 

 

Watch Europe’s best football

Spain is home to two of the greatest European football teams so whilst in Spain, why not watch a live football match in two of the best football stadiums in Europe. If you are Real Madrid C.F.’s or perhaps FC Barcelona’s biggest fan then grabbing the opportunity to watch your favourite players do what they do best on the pitch is obligatory! Even if there are no matches during your time in Spain, a tour of your team’s football stadium is essential. Tour the Santiago-Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid or Nou Camp Stadium in Barcelona and stand where your favourite players have stood before you. It will be a definite highlight for any football fan’s holiday in Spain.

 

Climb up to the sacred mountain of Montserrat

Montserrat is a magnificent mountain conglomerate which overpoweringly stands in Catalonia’s skyline. Montserrat’s mountain is a popular landmark and attracts thousands of tourists each year, not just because of its bizarre-shaped rock formations but also because of its fascinating history as well as being home to Catalonia’s most important read more...

 

See for yourself some of Spain’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Cave of Altamira and Paleolithic Cave Art of Northern Spain - Santillana del Mar, Cantabria

Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct - Segovia, Castille and León

Monuments of Oviedo and the Kingdom of the Asturias - Oviedo, Asturias

Historic Centre of Córdoba - Córdoba, Andalusia

Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín - Granada, Andalusia

Burgos Cathedral - Burgos, Castile and León

Monastry and Site of the Escorial - San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid

Works of Antoni Gaudí (Park Guell, Sagrada Familia, Palau Guell, Casa Milà, Casa Vicens, Casa Batlló and Colònia Guell) - Barcelona, Catalonia

Santiago de Compostela (Old Town) - Santiago de Compostela, Galicia

Old Town of Ávila with its Extra-Muros Churches - Ávila, Castile and León

Mudéjar Architecture of Aragon - Provinces of Tereul and Zaragoza, Aragon

Historic City of Toledo - Toledo, Castile-La Mancha

Garajonay National Park - La Gomera, Canary Islands

Old City of Salamanca - Salamanca, Castile and León

Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville - Seville, Andalusia

Old Town of Cáceres - Cáceres, Extremadura

Ibiza, Biodiversity and Culture - Ibiza, Balearic Islands

Poblet Monastry - Vimbodí, Catalonia

Renaissance Monumental Ensembles of Úbeda and Baeza - Province of Jaén, Andalusia

Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida - Mérida, Extremadura

Royal Monastry of Santa Maria de Guadalupe - Guadalupe, Extremadura

Route of Santiago de Compostela - Aragon, Castile and León, Galicia, Navarre, and La Rioja

Doñana National Park - Provinces of Huelva and Seville, Andalusia

Pyrénées - Mont Perdu - Aragon (shared with France)

Historic Walled Town of Cuenca - Cuenca, Castile-La Mancha

La Llotja de la Seda de Valencia - Valencia, Valencia

Las Médulas - Ponferrada, Castile and León

Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona - Barcelona, Catalonia

San Millán Yuso and Suso Monastries - San Millán de la Cogolla, La Rioja

Prehistoric Rock-Art Sites in the Côa Valley and Siega Verde - Castile and León (shared with Portugal)

Rock Art of the Mediterranean Basin on the Iberian Peninsula - Andalusia, Aragon, Castile-La Mancha, Catalonia, Murcia, and Valencia

Archaeological Ensemble of Tárraco - Tarragona, Catalonia

University and Historic Precinct of Alcalá de Henares - Alcalá de Henares, Madrid

San Cristóbal de La Laguna - San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Canary Islands

Palmeral of Elche - Elche, Valencia

Roman Walls of Lugo - Lugo, Galicia

Catalan Romanesque Churches of the Vall de Boí - Vall de Boí, Catalonia

Archaeological Site of Atapuerca - Atapuerca, Castile and León

Aranjuez Cultural Landscape - Aranjuez, Madrid

Vizcaya Bridge - Portugalete, Basque Country

Teide National Park - Tenerife, Canary Islands

Tower of Hercules - A Coruña, Galicia

Cultural Landscape of the Serra de Tramuntana - Majorca, Balearic islands

Heritage of Mercury. Almadén and Idrija - Almadén, Castile-La Mancha (shared with Slovenia)

About Valencia

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