Continent Spain


Why Travel Spain?


Spain, on Europe’s Iberian Peninsula, has Madrid as its capital and is home to the Royal Palace and singular Prado museum, housing works by European masters, and Segovia to the north has a fairy-tale medieval castle and Roman aqueduct. Catalonia’s capital, Barcelona, is defined by Antoni Gaudí’s quirky modernist architecture, including the Sagrada Família basilica.


The Kingdom of Spain, as it’s officially known, is the second largest country in the EU and Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the world. Apart from these, one of the most interesting facts about Spain is that it has 44 UNESCO World Heritage Sites that includes pre-historic rock art, historic cities and buildings, bridges, national parks and landscapes. Only Italy with 49 sites and China with 45 have more.


Apart from bull fighting, Flamenco dancing and fiestas undoubtedly Spain has lot more interesting things to do and explore. Culture lovers should explore Spain's capital, Madrid where visting Museu del Prado is a must as it boasts one of Europe’s finest collections of art. Also worthy of a visit is the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, which focuses on modern art and houses Picasso's famous Guernica. Don't miss the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid's Royal Palace, the atmosphere around Puerta del Sol and Madrid's historic square, the Plaza Mayor.


You could also discover Moorish Spain in the winding streets of Córdoba and the Mezquita (Great Mosque) which is a mystic wonder and World Heritage Site. You could also board a boat to the Caves of Drach (Cuevas del Drach) on the island of Mallorca or visit Lago Martel (Lake Martel), one of the largest subterranean lakes in the world.


Another worth visiting places include the dazzling Garajonay National Park, the Catalan capital, Barcelona, Universal Mediterranea, bagpipes in Asturias, Cádiz province, savour the delights of Bilbao, symmetrical Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, stroll Spain's ancient capital, Toledo, trek the pilgrim way, Camino de Santiago and uncover the Holy Grail in Valencia. 


Alternatively, you could hit the coast for some watersports or if you’re looking for unique souvenirs, there are plenty of artisan markets in Madrid and Andalucía. A myriad of handicraft, porcelain figures and accessories are sold in these markets. They are often set up during festive season like Christmas and New Years.


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