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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.
Spain is a vibrant country with expressive residents who like to break stereotypes and make unusual decisions. Those who are looking for special …
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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
Spain has the special idea of ​​style, due to which the interiors of some hotels can really amaze our imagination. One of the most famous examples …
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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.
Granada, Spain

History and Entertainment

The first settlements on the territory of Spain date back to the 3rd century BC. According to scientists, the Tartessos civilization originated here and had been developing for several hundred years. Later, the territory was occupied by Iberian tribes and then Celts. The ancient country saw the times of the Carthaginian, Greek and Roman colonization. In the 5th century, it was raided by barbarians.
The elite rest is another demanded option in Spain. One of the most luxurious places is the hotel located on the private island of Tagomago near …
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The culture of the country was seriously influenced by the Byzantium Empire and the Muslim domination that took place at the beginning of the 8th century. The 16th century is considered as “golden” for Spain. At that time, the country flourished from cultural, military, trading and political points of view. The economic decline started in the 17th century followed by a series of wars and political feuds. After undergoing several revolutions and civil wars, Spain entered the stage of the stable and effective development.
One of the main tourist directions for the country is beach tourism. In Spain, there are beaches of different types including exotic ones covered with black volcanic sand. The most popular resort areas here are Catalonia and Andalusia. There are also quite big cities, as well as tiny villages. In total, guests in Spain can have a great time on over 500 beaches, most of which were marked with the Blue Flag for high environmental indicators.
Spain has a rich history. There is even a special concept - parador - in the tourism industry of the country. It stands for hotels set in ancient …
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Spanish fabulous festivals are no less attractive than enchanting beaches. The most famous and most unusual festival is La Tomatina. On these days, local residents and tourists throw tomatoes to each other and streets of some cities turn into rivers of tomato paste. During the year, different religious holidays dedicated to saint patrons are celebrated in each Spanish city. Such festivals imply a lot of interesting entertainments, from festive processions in city streets to theatrical performances in the open air.
Modern Spain has a lot of unusual symbols. For example, bullfighting, an attitude towards which remains quite controversial. Or wonderful paella, which gourmets from all parts of the worlds want to taste. Also, delicious Spanish wine is now appreciated around the world. Spanish city tours will let you learn about a lot of astonishing secrets of this awesome country.
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Fantastic City Tours and Excursions in Spain

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Map of all parks
National and city parks of 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-starred 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
Castles 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
♥   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

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
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
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
It will be very interesting to walk along the top of the Kanfali hill, where the ancient St. Jume Church is present. Built in the 18th century, this church is a vivid example of neoclassic style. It is decorated with some unusual deep blue domes, which are visible from many parts of the city.  Right in the city there are several important archaeological areas, including the ruins of the ancient settlement of Tossal de Cala. Ruins of the tower Torre Morales, which in the 16th century was … Read more
Among the architectural monuments of Granada is definitely worth mentioning the Cathedral. Its construction began in the 16th century and lasted almost a hundred years. From an architectural point of view, the cathedral is a unique monument. In its external appearance, the unique elements of Baroque, Gothic and Classicism are combined. The interior of the cathedral is also interestingly decorated. It houses several unique Christian relics. Part of the huge cathedral is the royal chapel. It is … Read more
Not far from the Cathedral is another interesting religious monument – the Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady of Valencia. For locals, this Church is the most significant, because it houses the image of Holy Mary the intercessor - the patroness of the city. The statue of the Saint is considered miraculous and is associated with a lot of surprising stories. For those who wish to admire the most beautiful monument of architecture, it is worthwhile to include in the itinerary a visit to … Read more

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