Stone castles, Snowcapped mountain apexes, vast monuments, beautiful azure beaches- Spain is a great destination for all and sundry. With the vast diversity in both culture and geography, Spain holds so many amazing surprises for those who do not know much about her.
This exotic country has such diverse landscapes and beautiful beaches that would thrill you. Amongst the places worth visiting are the Pyrenees, the Central Cordillera, the snowcapped apex of Sierra Nevada, Pamplona for the “Running of the Bulls”, Canary Islands and the Mediterranean coasts.
Lying between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, Spain has always been a very important intersection in history. As a result of this, you’ll find that the country is rich in incredible historical landmarks and monuments. This makes Spain the second largest number of UNESCO Heritage Sites and the largest number of World Heritage Cities of any country in the world. You’ll find an astounding collection of sights such as the largest cathedral in Spain in Seville . South of Spain lies the remains of what is Old Spain in Andalusia. You would also find the remainder of Spain’s Islamic past in the Mezquita in Cordoba and the Alhambra palace at Granada.
One of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites is the Roman ruins at Merida, not too far from Spain’s border with Portugal. Perhaps a trip to the stunning Gothic catherdral and one of the most popular archaeological site in Atapuerca all found in Burgos would pique your interest.
Western Art probably found its roots here in Spain, with influences from French and Italian art. Spain is where artists like El Greco, Diego Velázquez and Francisco Goya called home. She is also home to Modernist and Surrealist artists like Picasso and Salvador Dalí. You’ll find Spain’s largest museum, home to famous works by El Greco, Velázquez, and Goya as well as works by other notable artists in the Museo del Prado in Madrid . You’ll also find a great collection of art and architecture in Barcelona and Figueres, home to museums like the Picasso museum as well as the Salvador Dali Museum respectively.
As with her richness in culture and history, Spain is also quite phenomenal when it comes to food, drinks and festivals. Other activities you can take part in are Canyoning, rock climbing, Hiking and skiing.