The most beautiful locations in Spain

Spain’s history and culture is amazingly rich and interesting. From ancient monuments left by the Romans and the Moors, medieval castles and the white villages of Andalusia inland, to the vibrant city of Barcelona and Madrid, there is a great mixture of cultural attractions in Spain. The landscape is equally diverse. The evergreen estuaries of Galicia could not be more different from the deserts of Almeria or from the rugged mountains of the Sierra Nevada. And then there are the countless sparkling beaches that dot the Spanish coastline. Although busy in the summer, you can also find some secluded beaches. In short, Spain is the place for all kinds of tourists: those who want to, of course, sip sangria in a dream beach, for those who want to enjoy the Spanish culture full of flamenco and bullfighting, those seeking to discover the history of Spain through its many historical and artistic treasures. For all so much fun, so much scenery which is always different.

Spain has much to offer: breathtaking landscapes, art, architecture and culture. A holiday in this land has some milestones not to be missed. Here are the most beautiful places in Spain.

1024px-Granada_from_aboveGranada, Spain

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Granada
This wonderful city is an amazing place to visit. It is located at the base of the Sierra Nevada, the highest mountain in Spain, and it is an excellent place for winter sports, but also in  summer for its nearby beaches. In Granada many and various events are also organized .

Barcelona

Located just north of the Spanish coast, Barcelona is the most cosmopolitan and lively city of Spain. Despite the fact that the city boasts many breathtaking monuments of the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance periods, the Modernist building is no doubt the feature that best describes Barcelona, ​​particularly in the works of Antoni Gaudi. La Rambla, the colourful restaurants, the large trees and the Gothic Quarter with its Gothic buildings, the Roman ruins and several bars and restaurants, are locations certainly worth a visit.

To reach Barcelona besides the flights and buses, it is worthy to check a trip by ferry. Excellent low fares are to be find here: www.ok-ferry.com/en/barcelona-ferries.aspx

Pamplona

This medieval town in northern Spain has many fascinating attractions. For example, the Gothic house of prayer has been considered as one of the most important religious structures in all of Spain. In the beautiful mountain ranges around the city there are several places to visit.

Fachada_catedral_de_pamplonaPamplona Cathedral, Spain

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Malaga

In the same way that you might expect from the capital of the Costa del Sol (Coast of the Sun), Malaga also has amazing beaches and an incredible climate. This vibrant city has much more to offer than ocean, sand, and light. You will come across it in many incredible monuments including the royal residence of the lords, the Alcazaba, the most representative building of Malaga from the Moorish period. The city boasts buildings from the wonderful designs, and an energizing nightlife. After dinner, you can indulge in theatres, clubs and traditional bar.

Costa Brava

It is characterized by its shores, and its landscape that resembles a paradise blue, with excellent tourist accommodation and beautiful beaches.

Gibraltar

The Rock of Gibraltar is about 200 million years old and has 143 caves, over 30 kilometres road and several miles of galleries. The city of Gibraltar features many valuable historical periods, too: in the twelfth century a Moorish city,  in the fifteenth century Spaniard domination and in the eighteenth century it became a British province. Gibraltar has a rich nightlife with many discos and nightclubs.

1024px-KHAOYAIMalaga, Spain

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Benidorm

It is one of the main tourist resorts in Europe partly because of its large coastline which is divided between the Platja de Ponent, located to the west and Platja de Llevant which lies to the east. Many are located near Benidorm theme parks. Benidorm is also one of the most moden cities in Spain but there are plenty of historical places as Tossal de la Cala, a former Iberian town, such as El Mirador de la Punta del Canfali, a lookout perched on a small hill Platja de Ponient and Playa de Llevant and the Church of St. James and St. Anne, built between 1740 and 1780.

Valencia

Valencia is the third largest city of Spain. Valencia offers many sunny beaches that are a short drive from the city. It’ s just as prestigious for its orange groves as it is for its vibrant nightlife. The roundup of the pubs and many holiday destinations in Valencia are endless; there is plenty of fun and outdoor activities: golf, cycling and tennis. Do not miss the Science Park which highlights three different multimedia shows: Planetarium, Imax and Omniscan. And then the Palace of Arts, a concentration of art with music, dance, theatre.

San Sebastian

San Sebastian is a beautiful city, which boasts extraordinary beaches cha attract many tourists every year. Playa de la Concha is the largest beach in San Sebastian, is sunny and it is the best beach for swimming. When you are tanned enough you can direct us to the Old Town (Parte Vieja), dotted with excellent seafood restaurants and tapas bars. After dinner you can go to one of the many stylish bars and clubs.

 

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