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of Spain in brief:
(Andalusia) - Land of Flamenco, the exciting music and dance in the region,
down in the sunny south of Spain. Great monumental cities await you
- visit Granada's fascinating Alhambra Palace or Córdoba's Mezquita,
imbibe the history and splendour of Sevilla. Enjoy the art, dining,
shopping and culture in Málaga city. Looking for a beach holiday?
Choose from the Costa del Sol, Costa de la Luz or Costa de Almería
for those endless sandy beaches, the warm Mediterranean sea or the cooler
Atlantic ocean. A little of everything in this exciting area of Spain...
Places For Backpacking in Andalucia, Spain
Beautiful Andalucia in the south
of Spain offers stark contrasts, depending on whether you are in one of
the popular beach resorts or heading to one of the iconic cities, such
as Granada and Seville...
- Located in northern Spain, this region comprises three provinces:
Zaragoza, Teruel and Huesca. Relatively unspoiled by tourism, this
is a beautiful and historic region with the Aragón Pyrenees forming
the central portion of the Spanish Pyrenees. Being so close to the
mountains, the area is ideal for Pyrenees trekking in the warmer months
and skiing in the winter. Visit the Mudejar and Romanic architecture and
don't miss Zaragoza, the capital of Aragón...
de Bielsa, Aragón Pyrenees
This welcoming mountain enclave
is located in the eastern sloping Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park.
It was declared to be a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997...
- Part of what is termed "Green Spain", Asturias has some of the most beautiful
rural scenery in the whole of the country. As well as spectacular snow
topped mountains such as the Picos de Europa, there are deep valleys, rolling
foothills and an outstanding coastline. Situated on the northern coastal
strip of the Iberian Peninsula, the Atlantic Ocean bounds it to the north
and the high Cantabrian mountain range to the South. There are fascinating
cities to visit like Aviles, Gijon and Oviedo...
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Islands - Off the Spanish mainland can be found a
group of beautiful islands. The four main islands are Ibiza, Formentera,
Mallorca (Majorca) and Menorca. Each island has a distinct character
all its own with Ibiza being the trendiest resort, well known for its nightlife
but with charm and rural qualities too, Formentera a smaller island is
more of an annex to Ibiza, Mallorca is a popular and beautiful destination
with the capital Palma a popular city and Menorca a more subdued, but beautiful
and quiet location...
||Beautiful abandoned places you must see in Ibiza
With its beautiful scenery and beaches, Ibiza is so much more than just a party island and hides several abandoned attractions, waiting to be found. Here we feature an abandoned luxury resort and a formerly popular nightclub...
Islands - Located off the north African coast is
a group of islands known as the Canary Islands. While the most popular
touristic islands are Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Isla de la Palma, Lanzarote
and Tenerife, there seven islands in total, offering something for everyone.
Experience the island of eternal spring in Tenerife, view volcanos in the
landscape and endless sandy beaches, including some with black volcanic
sand. Modern cities along with the quainter, friendly rural villages
offer tasty local cuisine...
Rural La Quinta Roja, Garachico
The great house of the Marquesses
of "La Quinta Roja" in the north of Tenerife, nowadays the hotel of the
same name, is one of the finest examples of the architecture of the island´s
Baroque period ...
- A lush and beautiful area of Green Spain with gorgeous countryside, mountainous
landscapes and an attractive sea coast. In the area, visit prehistoric
caves of the first residents of the Iberian Peninsula. Attractive
cities include Santander and Santillana del Mar offer seaside holidays
with all the shopping and dining experiences you could wish for.
Both in winter and summer, enjoy the Picos de Europa, which extend from
Asturias into Cantabria, offering wonderful mountainous scenery...
de Santillana Gil Blas, Santillana del Mar
The lovely mansion of the Barreda-Bracho
family, in the square of Santillana del Mar, a town declared a National
Monument, whose origins go back to the 7th century...
Mancha - Sprawling across the central plains of Spain,
this autonomous region encompasses the provinces of Toledo, Ciudad Real,
Cuenca, Guadalajara, and Albacete. It is in the historical region of New
Castile. Its plains are drained by the Tagus and the Guadiana rivers, and
it is bordered by the Iberian range, the Baetic range, and the Morena range.
Wonderful mountainous scenery and valley views, historic cities and castles
are well worth the visit... read
de Alarcón, Alarcón, Cuenca
This authentic 8th Century fortress
is situated on a promontory above the meandering river Júcar, on
the Manchego-Levantinas border. The hotel occupies the medieval castle
of the Marqueses de Villena...
y León - This historic region of Spain includes
the provinces of Valladolid, Burgos, León, Salamanca, Zamora, Palencia,
and Segovia. Resting on an elevated central plateau, the regionis traversed
by the Duero river, and two of its provinces are close to the Portuguese
border where it becomes the Douro river. The area produces the popular
and delicious Ribera del Duero wines. Capital of the region is Valladolid,
and its other best-known cities are Burgos, Salamanca, León, and
Segovia.... read more
Hotel with enchantment in Soria.
The Leonor Hotel is in the beautiful parque del Mirón, from where
there is a beautiful panoramic view on the Duero river, Monte de las Ánimas
and the old town ...
or Catalonia - Famous for its capital city, the iconic
Barcelona, and for its sprawling winelands, this region embodies the cliche,
"something for everyone." The scenic rural areas, vineyards and endless
sandy beaches of the Costa Brava and Costa Dorada complete the offer.
A suggestion is a few days exploring Barcelona's sights, including the
fascinating creations of Antoni Gaudi, followed by relaxation, either on
the beach or in the lush and peaceful countryside...
attractions that you should visit in Barcelona, Spain
The city is a popular tourist destination
and those who have seen the major attractions might be interested to visit
some of the less-known unique, often strange attractions of the city.
- This historic region includes the provinces of Cáceres and Badajoz
and some of its important cities are Cáceres, Badajoz, Plasencia
and Mérida, its capital. The area is important for its wildlife,
particularly with the major reserve at Monfragüe. Badajoz and
Cáceres are, respectively, the largest and second-largest provinces
of Spain. The area contains some particularly fascinating Roman ruins,
especially at Mérida....
de Cáceres, Cáceres
Torreorgaz Palace is built on Arabic foundations with a linteled door and
a Baroque coat of arms. It is in the heart of the Cáceres's old
town and artistic centre, which has been declared a World Heritage Site...
- Welcome to the very heart of "Green Spain." Scenic and beautiful,
Galicia offers lush mountainscapes and historic and truly beautiful cities,
including Santiago de Compostela. That city is the ultimate
aim of the pilgrims travelling the famous "Way of St James," or "El Camino
de Santiago." This city was declared the European City of Culture in 2000
and the honour was truly deserved. However, all cities in this region
boast a true wealth of historic buildings from Celtic forts and Roman
ruins, to Gothic and neo-classical architectural masterpieces...
CV Monte do Gozo, near Santiago de Compostela
Do Gozo hotel and holiday complex is located three kilometers from Santiago
de Compostela, on the final stretch of the pilgrimage route...
Rioja - Just the name of the region conjures
up images of wooden casks and dewed bottles of excellent wines. The capital
is Logroño and the region is bordered by the Basque Country (province
of Álava), Navarra, Aragon (province of Zaragoza), and Castile and
León (provinces of Soria and Burgos). The Río Ebro flows
through this region, as does the Río Oja, for which the region is
named. Other cities and towns to visit include Calahorra, Arnedo, Haro,
San Asensio, Navalsaz, and Nájera. And the wine? World-class..
rural Spain on your next holiday
It can be a truly rewarding experience
to visit the rural and less-touched areas of Spain, staying among beautiful
landscapes in unique accommodations. Here are two ideal areas of the country
to enjoy nature, true peace, relaxation and beauty.
Community - Located right in the heart of
Spain and encompassing the Spanish capital, the community of Madrid was
a popular one with the Castilian monarchs, with its abundant forests and
game. These days the region hosts a world-class city of impressive proportions
with many interesting touristic sites. The current King and Queen
still live in the area too. While the temperatures can be somewhat
extreme, a region well worth the visit...
3 Beautiful Locations To Socially Distance In Madrid
The capital of Spain, Madrid literally brims with museums, art galleries, shops, restaurants and more. The city has many beautiful spaces to visit, where people can stroll, relax, people watch or enjoy a picnic. Here are three...
of Murcia - Situated on the southeastern side
of Spain between Andalucía and Valencia, the area is a primarily
agricultural one with many attractive and traditional towns and lots of
historical interest. The area offers wonderful rural accommodation options
for those seeking peace and quiet. For beachlovers, the Costa Calida
("warm coast") is right on the Mediterranean sea and offers fine sand,
great food and plenty of water sports. The capital city, Murcia,
also has many historic and touristic attractions and many excellent restaurants
offering all types of cuisines....
A Guide for Tourists who Enjoy Sightseeing in Murcia Spain
Sightseeing in Murcia, Spain is one of the most enriching experiences for any tourist or traveler who would be fortunate enough to pass by this province. With a rich history dating back to around 825 A.D. when it was first founded, Murcia has seen much of religious transition from Islam to Christianity...
- In northern Spain, and bordered by the Basque region, La Rioja, Aragon
and France, Navarra is a beautiful green and mountainous region.
The capital city, Pamplona, is best known for the annual "San Fermin" festival
or "Running of the Bulls" and is, of course, well worth visiting at any
time of the year and was an important feature in the plot of Ernest Hemingway's
book "The Sun Also Rises." Olite is another fascinating visit, with
its medieval old town and all cities in the region have many historical
attractions. The lush green countryside is perfect for a rural and relaxing
holiday... read more
San Fermin Suites, Pamplona
the outskirts of Pamplona, famous for its San Fermin festival (the running
of the bulls) held in July, the hotel provides a great base for discovering
this attractive and endearing city, the mountain ranges that surround ...
Vasco - Basque Country - The area is also
know as Euskal Herria by the Basque people. A beautifully unspoiled
area of the country with mountains and forests, the area covers three provinces,
Bizkaia and Álava. The region has many attractions including
the fascinating Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, designed by Frank Gehry, a
Pritzker Prize winning Canadian/American Architect. The region is
a welcome relief from the heat of southern Spain and does tend to have
quite a bit of rain. The regional cuisine is a tasty delight, with dishes
not seen elsewhere in the country...
de Hondarribia, Guipúzcoa
occupies a beautiful castle built by the king of Navarre, Sancho Abarca,
in the 10th century. The building still retains the appearance and atmosphere
of an original medieval fortress ...
Community - Famous for being the birthplace
of that wonderful rice dish, paella, the Valencian Community is also host
to some fascinating architecture, including the City of Arts and Sciences.
Designed by Santiago Calatrava, the building is futuristic and fascinating
and built of many shapes. Altogether a definite must-visit on your
Spanish holiday in the Valencia area. The region has much more to
offer though, including gorgeous beaches on the Costa Blanca and Costa
Natura Resort, Peñíscola
A spa with
rural-style holiday dwellings- the ideal place for a tranquil holiday surrounded
by nature on the Costa del Azahar. Relax and make the most of the
excellent spa centre in this complex....
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Spanish Travel Blogs:
|3 Must-See Locations In Seville, Andalucia, Spain
Seville is a fascinating city and its historic centre boasts its Gothic cathedral and its mix of Mudejar palaces, winding medieval lanes and baroque churches. Here we list three iconic locations in this historic city that are a definite must-see for everyone....
|La Cala de Mijas – A welcome stop on your Costa del Sol tour
Just off the coastal highway between Fuengirola and Marbella lies La Cala de Mijas. Originally a tiny, traditional fishing village, La Cala (as it is known for short) has grown up to become a popular tourist destination...
to Pollensa, Spain with kids
Pollensa, Spain is a beautiful destination
for families. As a kid-friendly travel hot spot, this small town on the
island of Mallorca rests at the foot of a majestic mountain...
|3 Unique Destinations You Must Visit In Mallorca, Spain
When visiting Mallorca, these unique and unusual must-see places should be on your itinerary, including La Granja de Esporles, the Necropolis of Son Real and a colourful, graffiti-strewn abandoned hotel in Sant Joan de Labritja...
|3 Unique Attractions You Must See In Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona is an iconic destination, with its miraculous architecture, museums, art galleries and beaches. The city also has a number of truly unique attractions to explore, including a chocoholic's dream come true, a boulevard of street performers and a remarkable miniature train display.
seeking a fresh holiday experience filled with natural wonders and exciting
activities, lay plans to visit Tenerife. As the most developed of the Canary
Great Spanish Holiday Resorts
Ah, the great
resorts of Spain! So many exciting and economical places to go there on
holiday. But with such a huge range of choices, it's hard to choose just
which ones might be best for you..
Dorada has it All
The name says
it all; Costa Dorada, which means Golden Coast, and it wont take long to
realise this is a more than appropriate title. This stretch of coastline,
to the southwest of Barcelona...
things you MUST remember before jetting off on holiday
next holiday can be a very exciting time, but there is so much to think
about beyond dreaming of lying on the beach, or hiking through the jungle....
to Plan Your European Adventure
Everyone should go on a European
adventure at least once in their lives. Whether youre from the Europe area
or overseas, a little planning can go a long way ...
much fun in the sun on the Costa del Sol in Spain
Traveling down the Costa del Sol
in southern Spain has never been more fun and exciting. New attractions
are popping up everywhere it seems, with something for everyone ...
|3 Ways To Help Animals In This World
Humans are a dangerous species, causing havoc in the world, leading to the death of many animals. You can change this by volunteering to help care for wildlife and homeless animals...
insurance for peace of mind when on holiday
When organising a holiday or business
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things to do on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain
There is so much to see and do on
the Costa del Sol in Andalusia, Spain .. Here are some of the better, and
maybe a little out of the ordinary, attractions on offer in the area...
island adventure for the whole family in Tenerife
Tenerife, one of Spains Canary Islands,
is a stunning destination, with magnificent scenery and gorgeous beaches.
Known as the Island of Spring for its pleasant climate ...
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|3 Unique Destinations You Must Visit In Spain
When thinking about Spain, most people imagine the beaches of the Costa del Sol, or major cities like Madrid, Barcelona or Granada. However, this historic and beautiful country has many attractive destinations to explore with beautiful architecture and fascinating historic sites...
|Visit scenic filming locations in Spain from Wonder Woman 1984
This year’s Christmas blockbuster movie was Wonder Woman 1984 and among the striking scenes are some iconic locations in Spain...
and hiking in southern Spain
With its mostly sunny weather, the
south of Spain is an ideal location for a holiday spent trekking and hiking.
Whether close to the beaches, or inland in the pretty countryside, there
are many opportunities to be had...
|Gear up for summer in the sun on the Costa del Sol in Spain
The Costa del Sol is rightfully known as a great summer vacation destination. The coast is lined with Blue Flag beaches, backed by pretty promenades and beach restaurants and bars. The many towns along the Sun Coast offer many other attractions for the perfect holiday...
Rise and Rise of The Canary Islands
decades the tourism industry across the picturesque Canary Islands has
exploded; the influx of visitors from across the whole of Europe and often
further afield has been extraordinary..
|Malaga is more than just an airport on a Costa del Sol holiday
Some believe the Costa del Sol is endless beach resorts, great for a fun beach holiday, but there is so much more to this area of Andalucia, Spain. The capital of the Costa del Sol is Malaga, a city filled with history, art, museums, restaurants and more.
3 Off-The-Beaten-Path Gardens And Parks You Must Visit In Barcelona, Spain
You may have visited Barcelona before and explored the wonderful architecture of Antoni Gaudi and all the other major sites. Here we include three, beautiful, out-of-the way gardens and parks which are a must-see on your next trip to Barcelona...
jobs in sunny Spain
Spain is one
of the more welcoming countries for part-time workers. The people are easy-going
and laid back and are more likely to be friendly and happy to offer casual
work to foreigners...
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