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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.