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Reflejo de Capitanía Spain is famous not only for its rich historic heritage, but also for great choice of entertainment and unparalleled atmosphere of hospitality. Buildings constructed yet during the Roman Empire times are considered the main architectural landmarks of the country. In big cities of Spain travelers will always find museums of history and archaeology, art galleries and exhibition halls.
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Casa Mila, La Pedrera, which is located in Barcelona, might be the most famous architectural place of interest in the country. The name of the building can be literally translated as "the stone cave". The building was constructed according to the project of Gaudi and was controlled by the famous architect. It's worth mentioning that all works of Gaudi are distinguished by original and unusual design. According to initial project, Casa Mila La Pedrera was intended to be made solely from curvilinear elements and slanting partitions, but later the architect changed his original thoughts and built a unique house that has absolutely no load-bearing walls. This is the only building in the country, where even balconies have an important construction rather than decorative role.
The Royal Palace remains the main landmark of Madrid. Nowadays, the palace is used to host most important meetings and official ceremonies. An ancient Moorish castle stood on the site of the modern Royal Palace until 1755. In the middle of the 18th century the castle lost its strategic importance, and as it was built in a very beautiful place it was decided to demolish it and build a luxury palace instead. Currently, this magnificent building has more than 2,000 rooms halls that hold precious collections of old items - chandeliers, clocks, furniture, musical instruments, weapons and artworks. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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The city of Seville is a very interesting place from a historic point of view. The city is also rich in numerous historic and cultural landmarks. Santa Maria Cathedral is worth a separate mention. The cathedral is a beautiful example of architecture of the 15th century. Construction of the sanctuary started in 1402 and lasted almost a hundred years. The decoration of the facade and creation of frescoes inside the church took the majority of time. Travelers are welcome to see the result of such hard work. In the cathedral they will see beautiful statues, grandiose main altar and the Royal Chapel decorated with gilding and elegant drawings. The cathedral is built on a site of an ancient mosque, and it's still possible to see the remains of the original building. It's a small square named Orange Yard, which is surrounded by a big park and is perfect for walks on a hot day.
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Map of all parks
National and city parks in Spain
♥   Natural Park 'Aiguamolls de l`Empordà' . On the map   Photos
♥   Nacional Park 'Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici' . On the map   Photos
♥   Natural Park 'Aizkorri-Aratz' . On the map   Photos
♥   Natural Park 'Alt Pirineu' . On the map   Photos
♥   Natural Park 'Alto Tajo' . On the map   Photos
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin restaurants in Spain
♥   Restaurant 'ABaC' Barcelona. Type - Creative. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Abantal' Sevilla. Type - Creative. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Abiss' Calp. Type - Mediterranean cuisine|Creative. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Abrasador de Almagro' Almagro. Type - Meats and grills. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Acanthum' Huelva. Type - Modern cuisine. On the map   Photos
Map of all castles
Remaining castles and fortresses of Spain
♥   Castle 'Alcazaba of Guadix' Granada. On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Alcazaba of Loja' Granada. On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Alcazaba of Málaga' Málaga. On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Alcazaba of Mérida' Badajoz. On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Alcazaba of Reina' Badajoz. On the map   Photos
Map of all palaces
Palaces in Spain open for public
♥   Palace 'Casa Solans' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Casa de Pilatos' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Casa de las Torres' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Ducal Palace' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'El Escorial' Madrid. On the map   Photos

Famous and uniques places in Spain from our review series

Vila De Gracia

From the series “Top 13 most fantastic and colorful streets and quarters”
In Barcelona, ​​hikers should definitely walk down the street of Villa de Gracia. Every year in early August, this street is transformed beyond recognition. In the framework of the annual festival, Festa Major, it is decorated with various art installations. Special garlands of colored paper, unusual sculptures and ornaments made of recycled plastic, as well as decorations made of plastic bags are the main items that adorn the streets for a month.

Gracia Quarter is famous for its colorful atmosphere. There are many historical monuments. The best Spanish restaurants and unusual cultural institutions can be found right there. The picturesque quarter has its own special holiday. First, it was celebrated in the first half of the 19th century. Initially, quarter residents decorated their … Read all

Magic Carpets Street

From the series “Top 13 most fantastic and colorful streets and quarters”
One of the most fascinating streets in the world is situated on the island of Tenerife, in La Orotava. Every year, Corpus Christi is celebrated in this ancient town in June. The main street in front of the town hall is decorated with artful handcraft carpets. Volcanic sand of different shades is used to draw this unique pictures. The best artists of the city spread sand and flower petals on the pavement to make incredible beautiful artistic compositions depicting biblical motifs.

Artists use more than twenty shades of sand. In average, a single artistic paintings is created in about 40 days. Amazing pictures of volcanic sand feature impressive size. In 2006, the picture of ​​950 square meters was created. It became the record holder of Guinness World Records. The street decorated … Read all

Canfranc Rail Station

From the series “Deserted places causing the feeling of chill”
In Spain, there is the abandoned train station called Canfranc. Once trains that connect Spain with neighboring France were departing from there every day. On the way of these trains there has been a bridge that collapsed during an accident. Because of this, trains have to be suspended. The structure hasn’t been restored, and the train station went completely empty with time.

The Canfranc Railway Station is a true architectural landmark. The huge building built in the tradition of Art Nouveau is 240 meters long. The site has 300 windows and 150 doors. Opening of the railway station took place in 1928. In the first half of the 20th century, it was called the most beautiful train station in the world. In 1965, the luxury train station attracted the attention of the director David Lean. … Read all
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Sightseeing in popular cities of Spain

Barcelona
Fort Montjuic. A funicular road will take you from Barceloneta to the other side of the city. This is the place where visitors will be able to see Montjuic Mountain. This mountain was one of the most important places during the Olympic Games that took place in Barcelona in 1922. The mountain has simply everything for a good holiday and great pastime. One can easily spend a whole day here. The top of the mountain is the location of Fort Montjuic. Tourists should definitely not forget to visit … Read more
Madrid
San Francisco El Grande. This is the largest church in Madrid . The church exhibits a rich collection of art that includes, for example, paintings by Goya and Zurbaran and sculptures by Ricardo Bellver and Mariano Benlliure. All works of art are divided between the seven chapels. Besides the works of art, do not forget to pay attention to the great cathedral that is 33 meters in diameter. The cathedral has beautiful stained glass windows and vaulted ceilings covered with exquisite frescoes. … Read more
Sevilla
The number of tourists in Calle Mateos Gago Street , a street full of restaurants, bars and souvenir shops, can scare anyone. Go through the street to Plaza de Doña Elvira, where, in the building number 6, you will find the house in which Ines de Ulloa, the eternal love of the famous conqueror of female hearts Don Juan, was born. Nowadays, this house has been turned into a restaurant that, by the way, offers excellent local cuisine. Don Juan is a fictional character, but this fact does not … Read more
Benidorm
The territory of the town is home to many skyscrapers. Among them we should underline “Grand Bali” hotel that is also known as the highest building in whole Spain. The popularity of the town is so high that Benidorm is often referred to as the tourist capital of Costa Blanka. Fantastic climate, modern buildings, fascinating and stylish luxury hotels and resorts, amazingly white sand on clean beaches – all these factors make Benidorm unbelievably attractive in the eyes of tourists, … Read more
Granada
Of course, those eight centuries when Granada was ruled by the Arabians made a huge impact on the look and history of Granada. Solitude, that is so usual for Arabian culture, can be felt in Granada even in our days. The same applies to some Arabian traditions that have become essential in Granada and are followed up to now. Tea drinking is among them and so in this city you will find a whole quarter of tea drinking facilities designed in Muslim style. You can try and buy different types of tea … Read more
Valencia
On the territory of almost any hotel in Valencia there is a spacious beach, sports areas and restaurants. Visitors can try scuba diving, ride water ski or try to sail on a yacht on azure waves. You will find 18 new golf fields in Valencia, several tennis courts and a hippodrome. People, who enjoy active rest, will definitely like excursions on picturesque suburbs, climbing mountain hills or rides on sport airplanes. There are also several historical sites in Valencia. One of them is the … Read more

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