The land of the Untamed…Spain



Spain more popularly known as “sun- drenched and the untamed land”. The country has amazing beaches, ‘toreros’ (bullfighters), and the ‘flamenco bailaors’ (dancers). Also, popular for the ‘steaming paella and ‘pitchers of sangria’, this place is simply awesome.

The country is also known for its splendid grandeur. The Emerald green mountains and the wild blue Atlantic Ocean are simply a marvel. Also, the “rugged mountain ranges of the Sierra Nevada” which is one of the most attractive and the most popular ski resort in Europe is nestled here.

Sierra Nevada

There are many places to visit in Spain. Barcelona is the most popular tourist destination in Spain. The famous architecture of Gaudi’s and the Catalonian culture are some of the major attractions here. You can start your visit to this place by simply taking a walk down the La Rambla and then visit the popular Sagrada Familia and the Barcelona Cathedral. There are many Gaudi monuments where you can visit.

Sagrada Familia

Madrid is again another popular place to visit in Spain. The city is truly remarkable and there are many places where you must visit in Spain. The city of Old Madrid, the Museo del Prado and the Palacio Real are some of the major attractions. Also, there are a number of museums in the place and some of the must sees include the architecture in this city, great dining areas and entertainment.

Seville is known to be the “grand city” of Spain. This place attracts tourists from all over the world and is known for its splendid architecture and many interesting attractions. The most popular place to visit in Seville is the Seville Cathedral. This is a popular piece of architecture and houses the tomb of Christopher Columbus and the major attraction is the Giralda or the Bell Tower. Also, a must visit is the Alcazar which is a popular and the most attractive Islamic palace which has been preserved since the medieval times.

Cordoba is known to be a site for historic significance and has been listed under UNESCO. This place is famous for its “Moorish extravagance” and the Mezquita (mosque) is rated as the most beautiful and the most attractive piece of architecture here.

Cordoba

Granada is one of the most amazing places where you must set your foot in Spain. The Moorish Alhambra which is known all over the world for its exquisite architecture is set in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Other places of interest include the Albaicin and the Old City.

Moorish Alhambra

Toledo was once known to be the capital city of Spain and is “dramatically situated on a hill above the River Tagus” which is known to be one of the most attractive locations in Spain. This place is also noted to be a World Historic Site under UNESCO. Some of the interesting places to visit here is the Toledo Cathedral, which is known as the Catedral de Toledo and has an amazing history behind it. The Alcazar, the Mezquita del Crito (mosque), the Casa Museo El Greco a museum which houses twenty of the Artist’s best known paintings. This place was believed to have been occupied by the Romans, Visigoths, Moors and the Christians. Also if you visit this place, you can get a glimpse of the architecture of the place which has a mixed influence of Judaism, Islam and Christianity.

These are some of the most amazing and the most interesting places to visit in Spain. This country is truly remarkable and has many great places to visit.

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  1. Truce says:

    I love Spain;especially it’s architecture! :-)

    Spanish architecture has drawn from a host of influences, because of its historical and geographical diversity.

    Arab style architecture developed under successive Islamic dynasties, ending with the Nasrid, which built its famed palace complex in Granada!

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