Spain is one of the popular tourist destinations in Europe. With a mild climate, rich history, incredible landscape and exciting nightlife, this country has something to offer to each one of her tourists. Whether you’re planning an adventure trip, a family vacation or a cozy holiday with your special someone, Spain’s the right place to heed to. Take a look at the top five tourist destinations in this nation:
Located by the Manzanares River, Madrid is cultural, political and economic center of Spain. With a perfect blend of heritage and modern culture, this city is a must-visit. Take a step back into history when you visit the Royal Palace of Madrid, the Royal Chapel of St.Anthony of La Florida, Temple of Debod, National Archaeological Museum, the Almundea cathedral and other places.
The second largest city in this country, Barcelona was founded by the Romans. This historic city has plenty of sights to offer her visitors. Picasso museum, Joan Miro Museum, Casa Mila, Mountain of Jews and Gaudi House Museum are some of the popular tourist destinations. Get your does of sun and sand at the Barceloneta beach and Sitges.
Located by the river Guadalquivir, Seville has a rich cultural history. It is believed that this city was founded by Hercules. In the Roman period, this city was called as Hispalis. The columns of La Alameda de Hercules, the aqueduct remains and the Marmoles Street temple remain as a testament of those bygone days. Seville has numerous attractions for her visitors. To name a few: The Girada Tower, the Royal Fortress and Gardens, Plaza de España, Maria Lusia Park and the Seville Bullring.
Situated at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains, where the four rivers – Darro, Genil, Monachil and Beiro meet, Granada is a tourist’s paradise. A major attraction in this city is Alhambra, a world heritage site. This “palace city” has a Alcazaba fortress, the Myrtle Courtyard, the Royal Baths, the Palace of Charles V, the Ambassador’s Hall as well as numerous mazes and courtyards. The other popular tourist spots are Generalife Gardens, Monasterio de la Cartuja Church, Sacromonte and the Baños Arabes (Arabic baths).
Founded by the Romans, Valencia has plenty of cultural and historical attractions. If you’re visiting this place in March, make sure you take part in the Las Fallas, a local festival. With firework displays and processions, it’s the perfect time to get a glimpse of the rich cultural history of this city. Torres de Serranos, Plaza Ayuntamiento, Museo de Bellas Artes and Valencia Cathedral are other popular tourist spots you can visit.