Spain Attractions

The jewel of Moorish Spain and still one of the country's national treasures, the palace of Alhambra is the reason that most visitors come to Granada. Built during the Moorish occupation of Spain, the stunning beauty of the palace is a reminder that while Christian Europe stumbled through the Dark Ages, the Moors of Andalusia reached unrivaled pinnacles of beauty and culture.
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Santiago de Compostela is located in northwest Spain. It has its own airport, approximately 11km southeast of the town.
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The Puerta Del Sol surrounds the city since the 15th century and is one of the most popular and busiest locations, not just amongst tourists but also with the local Madrilènos. Translating in Spanish as the Gate of the Sun, it is the center from where Madrid Roads are measured and is facing the East direction.
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The Gothic Medieval Quarter of Barcelona is part of the larger Old Barcelona, or Casc Antic district. Locally, the Gothic Medieval Quarter is called Barri Gòtic.
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Puento Nuevo, also meaning the New Bridge in Spanish, runs across the Guadalevin River and the El Tajo gorge in the town of Ronda in Andalusia, Spain. Though the views from the bridge are spectacular and there is something intimidating about this 120 metres deep gorge, in terms of engineering, there is nothing great about the bridge.
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Plaza Mayor reflecting monumental Madrid, Spain, is the center of the city. Originally known as Plaza Del Arabal, was redesigned after a series of fires.
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The Museo del Prado, or Prado Museum, is located on the Calle Ruiz de Alarcón in Madrid. It is arguably Spain's most famous art museum.
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Parque del Buen Retiro is located in the heart of Madrid, Spain. It is best accessed through the Alcala Gate.
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Montjuïc is a large hill and wooded area located southeast of the center of Barcelona in Spain. Parts of Montjuïc overlook the Mediterranean Sea.
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La Sagrada Família, or Church of the Holy Family, is located in central Barcelona. Take the metro line 2 or 5 to the Sagrada Família stop.
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Las Ramblas is the main artery of Old Barcelona. It is approximately half a mile of boulevard that intersects the city center.
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The Barcelona Aquarium is located on Moll d'Espanya del Port Vell off the Ronda del Litoral in Barcelona, Catalonia, and directly on the waterfront. The aquarium opens at 9:30am all year round, but its closing times vary according to the seasons; check the website before planning your trip.
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Come Spring and the air in Seville in Andalusia, Spain, is transformed into one of joy and rapture as the town starts preparing for the Seville Fair, also known as the April Fair or Feria de Sevilla. The fair begins on a Sunday at the stroke of twelve and is on until the next Sunday.
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The prime attraction of Cordoba in Andalucia, Spain is La Mesquita, also known as the Great Mosque. With architecture that has flavors of Egyptian, Syrian, Roman and Gothic styles, Cordoba's Mesquita attracts about 1.
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The Columbus Monument is called Monument a Colom in Catalonian. It is located near the crossroads of Passeig de Colom and Rambla de Santa Mònica.
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The Cathedral of Barcelona can be found in the Medieval Gothic Quarter of Barcelona (or Barri Gòtic). It is best reached by taking line 3 of the metro and getting off at the Jaume I stop.
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Casa Batllo is located near the crossroads of Carrer d'Aragó and Passeig de Gràcia in central Barcelona. To reach it by metro, take line 3 to the Passeig de Gràcia stop.
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Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys is better known as Estadi Olimpic de Montjuїc. It is located inside of Montjuїc Park in Barcelona.
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The National Museum of Catalonian Art is located near Parc de Montjuїc and the waterfront. It can be reached by a variety of bus lines and L1 and L3 on the metro.
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The Picasso Museum is located in central Barcelona on Carrer de Montcada. It is well-connected by the Metro.
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The largest Royal Palace in Western Europe spanned over 135000 m sq with approximately 2800 rooms, Palacio Real is the largest building and architectural splendor in Madrid, Spain. Originating from the 18th and 19th century, it is the official residence of the Royal Family, though not being used currently as a residence but instead only on occasions.
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The Museo Arqueológico Nacional, or the National Archaeological Museum, is located at the corner of Calle de Serrano and Calle de Jorge Juan in Madrid, Spain. Take the Serrano or Retiro stops on the metro.
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The entrance to the Teleférico is located on Paseo del Pintor Rosales. It is accessible from the Arguelles metro stop.
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Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza is on Paseo del Prado in Madrid. You can get there by a variety of bus lines, at the Banco de España stop on the underground, and the Recoletos and Atocha stops on the train.
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Bilbao is a beautiful city to walk around especially in the old town area, Casco Viejo. This neighborhood, situated on the right bank of the river, is full of stunning Basque architecture and interesting sights.
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Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, or the Cathedral of St. James, is located in the town that bears the same name on the northwestern coast of Spain.
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The Way of St. James, of Camino de Santiago, is a medieval pilgrimage route.
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The hills of Andalusia have a very diverse landscape. This beautiful area is an ideal place for a scenic drive and even for a bike ride.
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This large cathedral (the largest in Spain) is a converted mosque. The great altar, the royal chapel and the tomb of Christopher Columbus are its showpieces.
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The Jewish quarter (“Juderia”) is situated around the “Mezquita”; it brings you into an entirely different atmosphere and is one of the most pleasant parts of the city of Cordoba. It boasts narrow streets with nice shops and delicious restaurants.
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Gaztelugatxe is a small peninsula on the coast of Biscay that is connected to the mainland by a man-made footbridge over the rocks. On the top of Gaztelugatxe islet stands a small chapel that is dedicated to San Juan (St.
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The Azkuna Zentroa (formely "Alhóndiga") - that was completely remodeled by French designer Philippe Starck in 2010 - is one of the most symbolic buildings of Bilbao. What was once the city's wine warehouse, is today a cultural center occupying a 43,000-square-meters site in the Indautxu district.
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The Ribera Market is situated in the southern corner of the Old Town, right next to the river. This marketplace, built in 1929, is a perfect place to experience the everyday life of Bilbao.
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The Basilica of Begoña - featured by an impressive triumphal arch in its facade - is located on a picturesque hilltop that overlooks the Old Town of Bilbao. This important pilgrimage church features an image of the Virgin of Begoña, patroness of the city and without a doubt, the most important Virgin in Bilbao (the locals often call her “Amatxo,” which means mom in Basque).
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Bilbao sits at the bottom of a valley, surrounded by the slopes of Mount Artxandra ("Monte Archandra" in Spanish). From the summit of this mountain, you are awed by the spectacular panoramas of Bilbao's urban landscape.
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Parc Guell is located near the northwestern edge of Barcelona just off the Sant Josep de la Muntanya. You can reach it by taking metro line 3 and getting off at the Lesseps stop and walking.
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Picos de Europa, located in Spain, literary means "Peak of Europe" - a mountain range located at Autonomous Communities of Asturias, Cantabria, Castile and Leon. It is part of Cantabrian Mountains.
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Casa Mila is located on Passeig de Gràcia in central Barcelona. It is a near neighbor to one of Antoni Gaudí's other architectural masterpieces, Casa Battlo.
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Designed by architect Frank Gehry, this museum is widely acknowledged as one of the most famous architectural buildings in modern times. The Guggneheim museum not only deserves a visit for its architectural beauty, but also for its impressive collection of contemporary and modern art from some of the finest artists, including Picasso and Andy Warhol.
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Think of flea markets and of Madrid, Spain, then the name El Rastro will spark up. Also known as El Rastro De Madrid, it is the most bustling open air Sunday market known as the flea market.
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Part of the Golden Triangle in Madrid is the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía Museum. Inaugurated in 1992 by King Juan Carlos of Spain and Queen Sofía, is known for showcasing 20th century work.
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The Tomato Fiesta If you are in the town of Buñol, Valencia, Spain on a Wednesday at the end of the August month, throwing tomatoes at someone in the afternoon will not get you behind the bars – for you will be a part of La Tomatina, the world's most festive tomato fight! While the population of Buñol is just 3000, it grows over ten times during this day and the week preceding the La Tomatina festival. The town and its tourists brace themselves for this two hour tomato throwing fiesta by being part of the week long music, dance and fireworks preceding this festival.
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Pamplona's Bull running (Encierro in Spanish) is also known as the festival of San Fermin. The official opening of the festival takes place on 6th of July of each year with marking of 'chupinazo'.
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