Spain

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Additional Information
Capital Madrid
Currency
Timezone Europe/Madrid
Total States 17
Airport City Valencia Airport, Madrid Barajas Airport , Barcelona International Airport, Palma de Mallorca Airport, Málaga Airport
Ruling Type Government
Offical Languages Portuguese, Spanish, Basque, Catalan, Occitan
National Animal Bull
Food Tortilla Espanola., Pisto – Spanish ratatouille, Croquettes
Seasons Autumn  : Sep - Nov
Summer : Jun - Aug
Winter     : Dec - Feb
Sprint      : Mar - May


Destination



1 ) Madrid
Popular - Arts and Cultural     Location - Madrid, -Madrid, -Spain

Madrid, Spain's central capital, is a city of elegant boulevards and expansive, manicured parks such as the Buen Retiro. It’s renowned for its rich repositories of European art, including the Prado Museum’s works by Goya, Velázquez and other Spanish masters. The heart of old Hapsburg Madrid is the portico-lined Plaza Mayor, and nearby is the baroque Royal Palace and Armory, displaying historic weaponry.
In the 1970s Madrid became the epicenter of La Movida, a burst of expression in the arts. The Prado forms a “Golden Triangle” with the Reina Sofía Museum (home to Picasso’s “Guernica”) and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Sunday flea market El Rastro is in the medieval La Latina neighborhood, popular for nightlife, theater and tapas bars. Central square Puerta del Sol houses the statue of the Bear and Strawberry Tree from the city’s coat of arms, while the Museo Arqueológico Nacional displays a vast collection of historic artifacts. Real Madrid, the dominant soccer club, plays at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.


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2 ) Ibiza
Popular - Beach     Location - Ibiza, -Valencia, -Spain

Ibiza is one of the Balearic islands, an archipelago of Spain in the Mediterranean Sea. It's well known for the lively nightlife in Ibiza Town and Sant Antoni, where major European nightclubs have summer outposts. It’s also home to quiet villages, yoga retreats and beaches, from Platja d'en Bossa, lined with hotels, bars and shops, to quieter sandy coves backed by pine-clad hills found all around the coast.
Southerly Ses Salinas National Park and the Es Vedrà nature reserve protect cliffs, offshore islets and salt lakes. Boat trips and water sports are popular, with dive sites like Pillars of Hercules caves and the Caves of Light on the northwest coast. The Sa Caleta ruins and Puig des Molins tombs (with museum) are evidence of Phoenician inhabitants from the 7th century B.C. On a hill above Ibiza Town’s harbor, the old quarter of D'Alt Vila has a primarily 16th-century cathedral dedicated to Our Lady of the Snows, plus panoramic views from its Renaissance-era fortifications.


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3 ) Barcelona
Popular - Architecture     Location - Barcelona, -Catalonia, -Spain

Barcelona, the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, is known for its art and architecture. The fantastical Sagrada Família church and other modernist landmarks designed by Antoni Gaudí dot the city. Museu Picasso and Fundació Joan Miró feature modern art by their namesakes. City history museum MUHBA, includes several Roman archaeological sites.
Barcelona's medieval roots are seen in the mazelike Gothic Quarter. The bustling central promenade, La Rambla, is lined with cafes. North of La Barceloneta, a neighborhood with a wide beach and seafood restaurants, Parc de la Ciutadella is home to the Zoo Barcelona. Parc Güell is a hilltop garden with colorful Gaudí mosaics and panoramic views. A funicular climbs to the top of Montjuïc, where the Magic Fountain presents light and music shows, and the Palau Nacional displays Catalan art. The culinary scene, anchored by La Boqueria market, ranges from fine dining to tapas bars. Vibrant nightlife can be found in El Born and Eixample.


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4 ) Sevilla
Popular - Arts and Cultural     Location - Sevilla, -Andalusia, -Spain

Seville is the capital of southern Spain’s Andalusia region. It's famous for flamenco dancing, particularly in its Triana neighborhood. Major landmarks include the ornate Alcázar castle complex, built during the Moorish Almohad dynasty, and the 18th-century Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza bullring. The Gothic Seville Cathedral is the site of Christopher Columbus’s tomb and a minaret turned bell tower, the Giralda.
Most of Seville's major monuments lie within the walkable old city. The medieval Jewish quarter of Santa Cruz features winding, cobbled alleys lined with orange trees. The Arenal district is home to the Museum of Fine Arts, which showcases painting masterpieces by El Greco and Velázquez. Southwestern Los Remedios hosts the Seville April Fair, a festival of eating, sherry drinking and flamenco dancing, set in colorful casetas (tents) beside the River Guadalquivir. Tapas bars often offer the city’s famous gazpacho soup.


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5 ) Granada
Popular - Architecture     Location - Granada, -Andalusia, -Spain

Granada is a city in southern Spain’s Andalusia region, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. It's known for grand examples of medieval architecture dating to the Moorish occupation, especially the Alhambra. This sprawling hilltop fortress complex encompasses royal palaces, serene patios, and reflecting pools from the Nasrid dynasty, as well as the fountains and orchards of the Generalife gardens.
The Albaicín is a medieval Moorish quarter with narrow streets and views of the Alhambra from the Gothic San Nicolás church. The 16th-century Granada Cathedral has a renaissance interior, and the tombs of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, the monarchs who united Spain in the 15th-century, are in the adjoining Royal Chapel. The Granada Charterhouse, a monastery, is known for its Spanish Baroque interior. The hillside neighborhood of Sacromonte stages flamenco shows in whitewashed cave houses. Modern city life is characterized by the university, colorful street art murals, and the tradition of providing free tapas with drinks.


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6 ) Valencia
Popular - Arts and Cultural     Location - Valencia, -Valencia, -Spain

The port city of Valencia lies on Spain’s southeastern coast, where the Turia River meets the Mediterranean Sea. It’s known for its City of Arts and Sciences, with futuristic structures including a planetarium, an oceanarium and an interactive museum. Valencia also has several beaches, including some within nearby Albufera Park, a wetlands reserve with a lake and walking trails.
Established in Roman times, Valencia has buildings dating back hundreds of years, including medieval city gate (and former prison) the Serranos Towers. The 16th-century Silk Exchange was built when the city was a wealthy and powerful mercantile hub. Opposite stands the vast Mercado Central (a covered market), built in 1914. In the medieval center, Valencia Cathedral is home to a 1st-century holy chalice and the octagonal Miguelete bell tower. The Turia Gardens form a green ribbon linking the Bioparc Zoo with the port and Malvarrosa Beach. The Museum of Fine Arts houses works by El Greco and Goya.


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7 ) Ibiza
Popular - Beach     Location - Ibiza, -Valencia, -Spain

Ibiza is one of the Balearic islands, an archipelago of Spain in the Mediterranean Sea. It's well known for the lively nightlife in Ibiza Town and Sant Antoni, where major European nightclubs have summer outposts. It’s also home to quiet villages, yoga retreats and beaches, from Platja d'en Bossa, lined with hotels, bars and shops, to quieter sandy coves backed by pine-clad hills found all around the coast.
Southerly Ses Salinas National Park and the Es Vedrà nature reserve protect cliffs, offshore islets and salt lakes. Boat trips and water sports are popular, with dive sites like Pillars of Hercules caves and the Caves of Light on the northwest coast. The Sa Caleta ruins and Puig des Molins tombs (with museum) are evidence of Phoenician inhabitants from the 7th century B.C. On a hill above Ibiza Town’s harbor, the old quarter of D'Alt Vila has a primarily 16th-century cathedral dedicated to Our Lady of the Snows, plus panoramic views from its Renaissance-era fortifications.


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8 ) Cordoba
Popular - Architecture     Location - Cordoba, -Andalusia, -Spain

Córdoba is a city in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia, and the capital of the province of Córdoba. It was an important Roman city and a major Islamic center in the Middle Ages. It’s best known for La Mezquita, an immense mosque dating from 784 A.D., featuring a columned prayer hall and older Byzantine mosaics. After it became a Catholic church in 1236, a Renaissance-style nave was added in the 17th century.
Roman sites include the remains of a temple, a 1st-century B.C. bridge with 16 arches spanning the Guadalquivir river, and the ruins of a theater at the Museo Arqueológico, which contains Roman and Islamic artifacts. The 14th-century Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos fortress has Moorish baths and terraced gardens with pools and fountains. Whitewashed houses with flower-filled balconies line the narrow streets of the medieval Judería, or Jewish quarter, home to a 14th-century synagogue. Outside the city lie the ruins of Madinat al-Zahra, a vast 10th-century Islamic palace complex.


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9 ) Palma
Popular - Night Life     Location - Palma, -Canary Islands, -Spain

Ibiza is one of the Balearic islands, an archipelago of Spain in the Mediterranean Sea. It's well known for the lively nightlife in Ibiza Town and Sant Antoni, where major European nightclubs have summer outposts. It’s also home to quiet villages, yoga retreats and beaches, from Platja d'en Bossa, lined with hotels, bars and shops, to quieter sandy coves backed by pine-clad hills found all around the coast.
Southerly Ses Salinas National Park and the Es Vedrà nature reserve protect cliffs, offshore islets and salt lakes. Boat trips and water sports are popular, with dive sites like Pillars of Hercules caves and the Caves of Light on the northwest coast. The Sa Caleta ruins and Puig des Molins tombs (with museum) are evidence of Phoenician inhabitants from the 7th century B.C. On a hill above Ibiza Town’s harbor, the old quarter of D'Alt Vila has a primarily 16th-century cathedral dedicated to Our Lady of the Snows, plus panoramic views from its Renaissance-era fortifications.


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10 ) Ronda
Popular - Architecture     Location - Ronda, -Andalusia, -Spain

Ronda is a mountaintop city in Spain’s Malaga province that’s set dramatically above a deep gorge. This gorge (El Tajo) separates the city’s circa-15th-century new town from its old town, dating to Moorish rule. Puente Nuevo, a stone bridge spanning the gorge, has a lookout offering views. New town’s Plaza de Toros, a legendary 18th-century bullring, is one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks.
In old town, the 14th-century Palacio de Mondragón, a former Moorish palace, is decorated with ornate mosaics and surrounded by landscaped gardens. The Parroquia Santa María la Mayor, a church built upon the ruins of a mosque, showcases architectural styles ranging from Gothic to Renaissance. The nearby Museo Bandolero displays weapons owned by 18th- and 19th-century outlaws from the Andalusian region. Beyond old town, the restored 13th-century Baños Arabes (Arab baths) feature vaults with striking, star-shaped skylights. Just outside Ronda lie the ruins of Acinipo, a Roman-era settlement.


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11 ) Pamplona
Popular - Outdoor Activities     Location - Pamplona, -Navarre, -Spain

Pamplona is the capital of Navarre province in northern Spain. It’s best known for the Running of the Bulls (Feast of San Fermín) in July. During this legendary multiday festival, bulls are led through the city streets by daredevil runners. A major stop along the Camino de Santiago, a medieval-era pilgrimage route, Pamplona is also home to Gothic-style churches including fortresslike San Nicolás.
Medieval landmarks radiate from the cafe-lined Plaza del Castillo in the city’s cobbled old town, such as the Catedral de Santa María, known for its neoclassical facade and Gothic interior. The Museo Diocesano, within the cathedral, displays regional religious art. The Museum de Navarra nearby showcases ancient Roman mosaics and Renaissance paintings, while the Museo Universidad de Navarra houses modern art in a boldly contemporary building. Fronting the Plaza de Toros (bullring) is a monument to Ernest Hemingway, whose novel "The Sun Also Rises” was inspired by Pamplona.


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12 ) Girona
Popular - Architecture     Location - Girona, -Catalonia, -Spain

Girona is a city in Spain’s northeastern Catalonia region, beside the River Onyar. It’s known for its medieval architecture, walled Old Quarter (Barri Vell) and the Roman remains of the Força Vella fortress. Landscaped gardens line the Passeig Arqueològic, a walkway following the Old Quarter’s medieval walls, which include watchtowers with sweeping views.
Stairs climb to the Gothic and Romanesque Girona Cathedral, known for its wide nave and a Treasury Museum containing rare tapestries and manuscripts. Steep, cobbled lanes and arched passages wind past stone houses in the well-preserved medieval Jewish quarter, El Call. The Banys Àrabs is a 12th-century public bathhouse built on the Roman model. The colorful, tiered 20th-century houses (Cases de l'Onyar) along the riverfront are emblematic of the city. Its vibrant nightlife scene centers on the Plaça de la Independència and Plaça de Sant Feliu, and its restaurants are renowned for both traditional Catalan and cutting-edge cuisine.


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13 ) Ibiza
Popular - Beach     Location - Ibiza, -Valencia, -Spain

Ibiza is one of the Balearic islands, an archipelago of Spain in the Mediterranean Sea. It's well known for the lively nightlife in Ibiza Town and Sant Antoni, where major European nightclubs have summer outposts. It’s also home to quiet villages, yoga retreats and beaches, from Platja d'en Bossa, lined with hotels, bars and shops, to quieter sandy coves backed by pine-clad hills found all around the coast.
Southerly Ses Salinas National Park and the Es Vedrà nature reserve protect cliffs, offshore islets and salt lakes. Boat trips and water sports are popular, with dive sites like Pillars of Hercules caves and the Caves of Light on the northwest coast. The Sa Caleta ruins and Puig des Molins tombs (with museum) are evidence of Phoenician inhabitants from the 7th century B.C. On a hill above Ibiza Town’s harbor, the old quarter of D'Alt Vila has a primarily 16th-century cathedral dedicated to Our Lady of the Snows, plus panoramic views from its Renaissance-era fortifications.


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Activity



1 ) Segovia
Activity Category - Historical Place

Segovia is a historic city northwest of Madrid, in central Spain's Castile and León region. Its centuries of settlement have resulted in a rich architectural legacy, including medieval walls, Romanesque churches, a former royal palace and a Gothic cathedral. Its iconic ancient Roman aqueduct has more than 160 arches, most in the original mortarless granite, and stands above Plaza Azoguejo in the heart of the city.


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2 ) Plaza Mayor
Activity Category - Architecture

The Plaza Mayor, a grand arcaded square in the center of Madrid is very popular with tourists and locals alike. The symmetrical rectangular square features a uniform architecture.The name of the plaza has changed over time. Originally it was called the "Plaza del Arrabal" but became known as the "Plaza Mayor".
It was built during the Habsburg period. It is located only a few blocks away from another famous plaza, the Puerta del Sol. Measuring 129 by 94 meters, and is surrounded by three-story residential buildings having 237 balconies facing the Plaza. It has a total of nine entrance ways.

The square was redesigned with gardens, but those were removed in 1936. At the center of the square is a bronze statue of King Philips III, constructed in 1616 by Juan Cristóbal GonzálezJean Boulogne and Pietro Tacca Plaza Mayor as we know it today is the work of the architect Juan de Villanueva who was entrusted with its reconstruction in 1790 after a spate of big fires. The statue of Philip III dates to 1616, but it was not placed in the centre of the square until 1848.


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3 ) Gran Vía
Activity Category - Entertainment

Gran Vía is the most famous and popular touristic street in Spain. It was mostly dedicated to entertainment with many cinemas, theaters, musicals, night clubs and bars. The construction of the Gran Vía Avenue started in 1910.

Gran Vía ends to the west in Plaza España Square and to the east at the intersection with Alcalá Street.
Permanently crowded with shoppers and sightseers, the street is appropriately named "the great lane" with splendidly quirky Art Nouveau and Art Deco facades fronting its banks, offices and apartments, and huge posters on the cinemas.

During the 1920's, the Gran Vía became an area where inhabitants could stroll around, with many shops, insurance company offices and leisure buildings that combined cinemas, theatres or varieties.

The first section, approximately up to Callao Square, is characterised by monumental buildings influenced by a modernist style and based on classicism and neo-Mudejar.


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4 ) Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial (El Escorial)
Activity Duration - 10am – 6pm     Activity Category - Architecture

The Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El, commonly known as Monasterio del Escorial, is a historical residence of the King of Spain, in the town of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, about 45 kilometres (28 miles) northwest of the Spanish capital, Madrid. It is one of the Spanish royal sites and has functioned as a monastery, basilica, royal palace, pantheon, library, museum, university, school and hospital. It is situated 2.06 km (1.28 mi) up the valley (4.1 km [2.5 mi] road distance) from the town of El Escorial.

El Escorial comprises two architectural complexes of great historical and cultural significance: the royal monastery itself and La Granjilla de La Fresneda, a royal hunting lodge and monastic retreat about five kilometres away. These sites have a dual nature; that is to say, during the 16th and 17th centuries, they were places in which the power of the Spanish monarchy and the ecclesiastical predominance of the Roman Catholic religion in Spain found a common architectural manifestation. El Escorial was, at once, a monastery and a Spanish royal palace. Originally a property of the Hieronymite monks, it had become a monastery of the Order of Saint Augustine. It was also a boarding school (Real Colegio de Alfonso XII).


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5 ) Royal Palace of Madrid (Palacio Real de Madrid)
Activity Duration - 10am – 8pm     Activity Category - Palace

The Royal Palace (Palacio Real in Spanish) is not the official residence of his Majesty the King of Spain, but rather where state ceremonies, official banquets and other state functions take place. The King lives in Zarzuela Palace, which is just outside of Madrid. The origin of the palace dates back to the ninth century when the Muslim kingdom of Toledo built a defense that was later used by the kings of Castile, who, during the 16th century, built the former Alcázar castle.

The current Royal Palace, was built on the site of the old Alcázar which was destroyed by fire on Christmas Eve 1734. King Felipe V decided to build a palace for his Borbon dynasty. The Italian Filippo Juvara was selected to design the new palace and his plans were to create a grand palace along the lines of France's Versailles. All construction was vaulted in stone and brick, not wood, so that any fire could destroy it.


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6 ) Prado Museum (Museo del Prado)
Activity Duration - 10am – 8pm     Activity Category - Museum

The Prado, officially known as Museo Nacional del Prado, is the main Spanish national art museum, located in central Madrid. It is widely considered to have one of the world's finest collections of European art, dating from the 12th century to the early 20th century, based on the former Spanish Royal Collection, and the single best collection of Spanish art. Founded as a museum of paintings and sculpture in 1819, it also contains important collections of other types of works. The Prado Museum is one of the most visited sites in the world, and it is considered one of the greatest art museums in the world. The numerous works by Francisco Goya, the single most extensively represented artist, as well as by Hieronymus Bosch, El Greco, Peter Paul Rubens, Titian, and Diego Velázquez, are some of the highlights of the collection.

The collection currently comprises around 8,200 drawings, 7,600 paintings, 4,800 prints, and 1,000 sculptures, in addition to many other works of art and historic documents. As of 2012, the museum displayed about 1,300 works in the main buildings, while around 3,100 works were on temporary loan to various museums and official institutions. The remainder were in storage. The museum received 2.8 million visitors in 2012. It is one of the largest museums in Spain.


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7 ) Plaza de Espana
Activity Category - Architecture

The Plaza de España was built for the Spanish-American Exhibition of 1929, amongst many other buildings. It represents the so-called regionalist architecture and stands out because of the skilful combination of a brick structure, tiles and many different polychrome ceramic decorations.

The square's main attractions are its semicircular lake, its twin towers, the benches that depict 49 provinces of Spain in ceramic tiles, and the beautiful coffered ceiling in the building.

The Plaza de España is a plaza in the Parque de María Luisa, in Seville, Spain, built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929. It is a landmark example of the Regionalism Architecture, mixing elements of the Baroque Revival, Renaissance Revival and Moorish Revival styles of Spanish architecture.


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8 ) Las Ramblas
Activity Category - Attraction

La Rambla is a street in central Barcelona. A tree-lined pedestrian street, it stretches for 1.2 kilometres (0.75 mi) connecting Plaça de Catalunya in the centre with the Christopher Columbus Monument at Port Vell. La Rambla forms the boundary between the quarters of Barri Gòtic, to the east, and El Raval, to the west.

La Rambla can be crowded, especially during the height of the tourist season. Its popularity with tourists has affected the character of the street, with a move to pavement cafes and souvenir kiosks. It has also suffered from the attention of pickpockets. The streets of La Rambla are lined with various vendors and some of the most popular shops Barcelona offers. Many tourists come to La Rambla for the shopping experience and to enjoy La Boqueria, one of the most popular activities in the area.


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9 ) Sagrada Família
Activity Duration - 9 am to 6 pm     Activity Category - Temple / Mosque / Church

The Basílica de la Sagrada Família  also known as the Sagrada Família, is a large unfinished Roman Catholic minor basilica in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926), his work on the building is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On 7 November 2010, Pope Benedict XVI consecrated the church and proclaimed it a minor basilica.

 

 


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10 ) Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)
Activity Duration - 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM     Activity Category - Attraction

The Gothic Quarter is the centre of the old city of Barcelona. It stretches from La Rambla to Via Laietana, and from the Mediterranean seafront to the Ronda de Sant Pere. It is a part of Ciutat Vella district.

The quarter encompasses the oldest parts of the city of Barcelona, and includes the remains of the city's Roman wall and several notable medieval landmarks. Much of the present-day fabric of the quarter, however, dates to the 19th and early 20th centuries.[citation needed] El Call, the medieval Jewish quarter, is located within this area, along with the former Sinagoga Major.

The Barri Gòtic retains a labyrinthine street plan, with many small streets opening out into squares. Most of the quarter is closed to regular traffic although open to service vehicles and taxis.


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11 ) Picasso Museum (Museu Picasso)
Activity Duration - 9am – 7pm     Activity Category - Museum

The Museu, located in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, houses one of the most extensive collections of artworks by the 20th-century Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. With 4,251 works exhibited by the painter, the museum has one of the most complete permanent collections of works. The museum is housed in five adjoining medieval palaces in Barcelona's La Ribera neighborhood, in the Old City, and more specifically, it is located on Montcada Street, a formerly very prestigious street home to wealthy merchants and nobility from the Gothic to the Baroque periods. It opened to the public on 9 March 1963, becoming the first museum dedicated to Picasso's work and the only one created during the artist's lifetime. It has since been declared a museum of national interest by the Government of Catalonia.


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12 ) Sitges
Activity Category - Beach

Sitges is a coastal town in Spain's Catalonia region, southwest of Barcelona, backed by the mountainous Parc Natural del Garraf. It's known for its Mediterranean beaches and seafront promenade lined with grand mansions. The compact old town and surrounding streets are filled with shops, restaurants, and many gay bars and nightclubs. The Maricel Museum and Cau Ferrat Museum showcase Catalan and other Spanish art.


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13 ) La Boqueria Market (Mercat de la Boqueria)
Activity Duration - 8am – 8:30pm     Activity Category - Market

This charming market is an ideal place to buy fruit and vegetables, although in recent years it has become a popular tourist attraction.

The colorful market is a 2,500-square meter labyrinth home to approximately 300 stands. You’ll find all types of products, including eggs, all kinds of vegetables, cold cuts, sweets, fruit, juice…The selection of goods is so vast, it is difficult to imagine a product not sold in this emblematic market.

The Mercat de la Boqueria is one of the most iconic landmarks in Barcelona. It is a definite must both for locals and travelers. The market is full of life at all hours, packed with people, colours, smells and interesting things to see.

Some of the stands offer delicious daily special menus with fresh fruit and vegetables.


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14 ) Park Güell
Activity Duration - 8:30am – 6:15pm     Activity Category - Entertainment

The Park Güell is a public park system composed of gardens and architectonic elements located on Carmel Hill, in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Carmel Hill belongs to the mountain range of Collserola – the Parc del Carmel is located on the northern face. Park Güell is located in La Salut, a neighborhood in the Gràcia district of Barcelona. With urbanization in mind, Eusebi Güell assigned the design of the park to Antoni Gaudí, a renowned architect and the face of Catalan modernism.

The park was built from 1900 to 1914 and was officially opened as a public park in 1926. In 1984, UNESCO declared the park a World Heritage Site under "Works of Antoni Gaudí".


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15 ) The Giralda (El Giraldillo)
Activity Duration - 11am – 12am     Activity Category - Tower

The Giralda (Spanish: La Giralda [la xiˈɾalda]) is the bell tower of Seville Cathedral in Seville, Spain. It was built as the minaret for the Great Mosque of Seville in al-Andalus, Moorish Spain, during the reign of the Almohad dynasty, with a Renaissance-style top added by the Catholics after the expulsion of the Muslims from the area. The Giralda was registered in 1987 as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, along with the Alcázar and the General Archive of the Indies. The tower is 104.1 m (342 ft) in height and remains one of the most important symbols of the city, as it has been since the Middle Ages.


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16 ) Plaza de España
Activity Category - Attraction

The Plaza de España is a spectacle of light and majesty. Framed in the María Luisa Park, this plaza was designed by the great Seville architect Aníbal González as an emblematic space for the 1929 Ibero-American Expo. The result was a plaza-palace unique in the world. Its proportions are lavish. It has a total area of 50,000 square metres, without a doubt one of the most imposing plazas in Spain.

Along the entire perimeter of the plaza, there is a canal of 515 metres in length, which you can travel by boat, a truly romantic experience.


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17 ) Alcázar of Seville
Activity Duration - 9:30am – 5pm     Activity Category - Architecture

The Plaza de España is a spectacle of light and majesty. Framed in the María Luisa Park, this plaza was designed by the great Seville architect Aníbal González as an emblematic space for the 1929 Ibero-American Expo. The result was a plaza-palace unique in the world. Its proportions are lavish. It has a total area of 50,000 square metres, without a doubt one of the most imposing plazas in Spain.

Along the entire perimeter of the plaza, there is a canal of 515 metres in length, which you can travel by boat, a truly romantic experience.


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18 ) Seville Bullring (Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza)
Activity Duration - 9.30am - 7 pm     Activity Category - Historical Place

The Plaza de toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla is a 12,000-capacity bullring in Seville, Spain. During the annual Seville Fair in Seville, it is the site of one of the most well-known bullfighting festivals in the world. It is a part of the Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla, a noble guild established for traditional cavalry training.

 

The ring itself is considered one of the city's most enjoyable tourist attractions and is certainly one of the most visited. As a stage for bullfighting, it is considered one of the world's most challenging environments because of its history, characteristics, and viewing public, which is considered one of the most unforgiving in all of bullfighting fandom.


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19 ) Seville Cathedral (Catedral de Santa María de la Sede)
Activity Duration - 8am – 2pm & 4 – 7pm     Activity Category - Temple / Mosque / Church

The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See, better known as Seville Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Seville, Andalusia, Spain. It was registered in 1987 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, along with the adjoining Alcázar palace complex and the General Archive of the Indies.

Seville’s immense cathedral is awe-inspiring in its scale and majesty. The world’s largest Gothic cathedral, it was built between 1434 and 1517 over the remains of what had previously been the city’s main mosque. Highlights include the Giralda, the mighty bell tower, which incorporates the mosque’s original minaret, the monumental tomb of Christopher Columbus, and the Capilla Mayor with an astonishing gold altarpiece. Note that children must be aged 11 years and over to access the rooftop tours. 


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20 ) Magic Island Park (Parque Isla Magica)
Activity Duration - 11am - 10pm     Activity Category - Theme Park

Isla Mágica is a theme park in Seville, Spain. The park was constructed on the former grounds of the Expo '92 World's Fair in Seville and opened in 1997. It features a large lake and many other attractions including roller coasters and various other types of rides as well as both live and cinematic shows.

The park's slogan is "Diversión sin límites" which translates as "Fun without Limits".

Seville’s Magic Island Park (Parque Isla Magica) is an exciting theme park that’s located on the original grounds of the Expo '92 World's Fair.

Featuring a diverse variety of thrilling attractions including rollercoaster and water rides, cinemas, virtual shows, a planetarium, and more, this fun-filled park offers the perfect escape from the city’s hustle and bustle, as well as providing a break from sightseeing activities.


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21 ) Royal Tobacco Factory (Real Fábrica de Tabacos)
Activity Duration - 8am – 9pm     Activity Category - Architecture

The Royal Tobacco Factory is an 18th-century stone building in Seville, southern Spain. Since the 1950s it has been the seat of the rectorate of the University of Seville. Prior to that, it was, as its name indicates, a tobacco factory: the most prominent such institution in Europe, and a lineal descendant of Europe's first tobacco factory, which was located nearby. It is one of the most notable and splendid examples of industrial architecture from the era of Spain's Antiguo Régimen.


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22 ) Alhambra (Alhambra de Granada)
Activity Duration - 9am - 6pm     Activity Category - Palace

The Alhambra is a palace and fortress complex located in Granada, Andalusia, Spain. It was originally constructed as a small fortress in AD 889 on the remains of Roman fortifications, and then largely ignored until its ruins were renovated and rebuilt in the mid-13th century by the Nasrid emir Mohammed ben Al-Ahmar of the Emirate of Granada, who built its current palace and walls. It was converted into a royal palace in 1333 by Yusuf I, Sultan of Granada. After the conclusion of the Christian Reconquista in 1492, the site became the Royal Court of Ferdinand and Isabella (where Christopher Columbus received royal endorsement for his expedition), and the palaces were partially altered in the Renaissance style. In 1526 Charles I & V commissioned a new Renaissance palace better befitting the Holy Roman Emperor in the revolutionary Mannerist style influenced by humanist philosophy in direct juxtaposition with the Nasrid Andalusian architecture, but it was ultimately never completed due to Morisco rebellions in Granada.


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23 ) Generalife Gardens
Activity Duration - 10 p.m. - 11.30 p.m.     Activity Category - Garden

The Palacio de Generalife was the summer palace and country estate of the Nasrid rulers of the Emirate of Granada in Al-Andalus, now beside the city of Granada in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain.

The Generalife is composed of a series of large gardens, where every corner holds a novelty and a pleasant surprise for the eyes, with a minimum of obtrusive buildings.
Some buildings within the Generalife are 'parasitic' structures, the work of later Christian hands, such as the West Gallery in the eastern part of the gardens, and two levels that rise at the northern headwall.The most beautiful and striking features in the Generalife gardens are the plants, the water with its continuous interplay with light, and its sounds.


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24 ) Mirador de San Nicolás
Activity Category - Attraction

The Mirador de San Nicolás is perhaps the most famous viewpoint in Granada. Since ex-US president Bill Clinton visited in 1997 and said it has "the most beautiful sunset in the world", the Mirador de San Nicolás has become a must-see for tourists.The beauty of this viewpoint is undeniable, with the Alhambra and the Generalife face to face, the city at its feet, and the magnificent Sierra Nevada behind.

The Mirador is located in the Albayzin neighbourhood and is famous for the charm of its surroundings, its cobbled streets, white houses, tapas bars, and its people.


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25 ) Alcaicería
Activity Duration - 10am – 9pm     Activity Category - Culture

The Alcaicería market is Granada's Big Bazaar and the original Moorish silk market. Originally, this was a range of streets between the Plaza Nueva and Plaza Bib-Rambla, filled with Arab silk stalls, spices and other valuable goods. Nowadays, the only remaining part of the bazaar is the Calle Alcaicería. It is an area with a rich history and local culture where interesting and exotic items are still for sale. Think of traditionally painted ceramics, inlaid wood and stained glass lamps. The bazaar of Granada is very touristy and the narrow streets mainly consists of small souvenir and fabric shops.


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26 ) Sacromonte
Activity Category - Historical Place

Sacromonte, sometimes also called Sacramonte, is a traditional neighbourhood in the eastern area of the city of Granada in Andalusia, Spain. It is one of the six neighbourhoods that make up the urban district of Albayzín and borders the neighbourhoods of Albayzín, San Pedro, Realejo-San Matías, El Fargue and Haza Grande.

It is located on the hillside and in the valley of Valparaíso, opposite the Alhambra - emblem of Granada. The neighbourhood occupies both banks of the Darro river, whose name seems to be derived from the phrase "d'auro" ("of gold") because of its famous gold-bearing sediments.


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27 ) Plaza Nueva
Activity Duration - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM     Activity Category - Historical Place

Plaza Nueva is Granada's oldest square. The square was built to create space and cover the Rio Darro river; this river now flows underneath the square. At the time, this was a popular square for bull fights and public executions. Nowadays, the square is located centrally between the newer centre and the route upwards towards the Albaicin querter via the Carrera del Darro (lovely walking route alongside the Darro river) and the Paseo de los Tristes. Due to its central location, it is a popular area with lots of bars, restaurants (particularly Calle Elvira and Calle Calderería) and hotels. 


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28 ) Baños Árabes (Arab Baths)
Activity Duration - 10am to 6pm     Activity Category - Attraction

The Arab Baths, known in Spanish as the Baños Arabes are one of Ronda’s most important tourist attractions, and some argue more important than the unquestionably beautiful Puente Nuevo, or Ronda’s other claim to fame, the Plaza de Toros, home of Ronda’s bullfighting tradition.

Ronda’s Arab Baths are similar to the design perfected by the Romans, except that steam was used to sweat out pollutants from the body rather than soaking in hot water as the Romans used. The Moors of Spain were also Muslim, so religious traditions were important, a Mosque was located next to the baths, and the baths were more than just a sanitary facility; they were also a place where locals and visitors alike would stop to purify and cleanse their bodies before entering the Mosque to purify their souls.


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29 ) Plaza Ayuntamiento
Activity Category - Culture

The Modernisme Plaza of the City Hall of Valencia was the transformation of the square of the City Hall of Valencia by Javier Goerlich in 1931 (instead the former that was the called "Bajada de San Francisco"), now in its site is the current Plaza of the City Hall and its fountain.

The Dr. Daniel Benito Goerlich (nephew of architect Goerlich Lleó), Professor of Art History and Curator of Cultural Heritage of the University of Valencia, assures that the reform of the 1930s "belongs to a very specific social context, and was destroyed a few years later in a completely different context, the repressive postwar, towards the "disaffected" to the political regime of the time." Benito Goerlich, is, curiously, nephew of architect Goerlich Lleó.


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30 ) Serranos Towers (Torres de Serranos)
Activity Category - Tower

The Serrans Gate or Serranos is one of the twelve gates that formed part of the ancient city wall, the Christian Wall (Muralla cristiana), of the city of Valencia, Spain. It was built in Valencian Gothic style at the end of the 14th century (between 1392 and 1398). Its name is probably due to its location in the northeast of the old city centre, making it the entry point for the royal road (camí ral) connecting Valencia with the comarca or district of Els Serrans (along the road going northwest towards the mountains around Teruel and eventually leading to Saragossa) as well as the entry point for the royal road to Barcelona, or because the majority of settlers near there in the time of James I of Aragon were from the area around Teruel, whose inhabitants were often called serrans (mountain people) by the Valencians. Alternatively, the gate may also have been named after an important family, the Serrans, who lived in a street with the same name.


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31 ) Valencia History Museum (Museu d'Història de València)
Activity Duration - 10am – 7pm     Activity Category - Museum

Valencia History Museum  was inaugurated on May 7th, 2003.

The mission of the Valencia History Museum is to educate visitors about the historical development of the city of Valencia. The MhV depicts the past of Valencia in an informative and entertaining way, using traditional exhibition resources and new technologies.


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32 ) Valencia Bullring (Plaza de Toros)
Activity Duration - 9am – 2pm     Activity Category - Architecture

The Bullring of Valencia is an indisputable point of reference in the city. Who has never meeting at its door? It is located in the commercial heart of Valencia between the North Station, Xátiva Street and a few meters from the Town hall square.

Before the bullring was built, the bullfighting celebrations were held mainly in the Market Square, in front of the Lonja. But in 1850 the governor Melchor Ordóñez ordered the project of a permanent bullring, which began to be built until 1860 and whose responsible architect was Sebastián Monleón. It was built as one of the largest bullrings in Spain, in neoclassical style and inspired by the Colosseum in Rome.


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33 ) Valencia Cruise Port
Activity Category - Port

The Valencia Passenger Terminal, just like other terminals at the Port of Valencia, comply with all the requirements and specifications of the ISPS Code (International Ship and Port Facility Security Code) for international maritime goods and passenger traffic.

The seaport is Europe's 5th and Mediterranean's largest. The amount on annually handled cargo shipping volumes is around 55 million tons (cargo) and over 4,2 million (TEU-containers). It annually handles over 7,500 vessels. The annual number of handled passengers (ferry and cruise) is around 0,5 million. The port is also a major employer (with over 15,000 employees) and generates over half of country's GDP.


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Festival

1 ) San Sebastian Drum Festival

Festival Month - January

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2 ) San Cecelio Fiesta

Festival Month - February

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3 ) Pamplona Bull Running

Festival Month - July

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4 ) La Tomatina, Buñol

Festival Month - August

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