Spain

Description

Occupying most of Iberian Peninsula land, Spain displays a wide variety of backgrounds which comprise not only forested mountains but also heavenly beaches. An hour far away from Santander, in the Province of Cantabria, Liencres Dunes Nature Reserve is waiting for you, so that you can have a refreshing surfing session. Would you like to enjoy a calmer spot? Visit La Gitana Lagoon in Cuenca where you’ll discover the legend of a torrid romance.

Spain attracts people all over the world for its fascinating contrasts. Cosmopolitan cities such as Madrid and Barcelona coexist harmonically with rustic areas such as Granada and Cordoba. Travel to the past by visiting Peratallada, one the best-preserved medieval architectural sets of the Province of Girona, or surprise yourself with the stylized appearance of the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia. This is the moment to get carried away by the rhythm of Flamenco in order to enjoy a magical journey in European land.

Barcelona

At the bottom of the Pyrinees Mountains, the second largest city of Spain stands. Barcelona, also known as the Mobile World Capital, still preserves architect Antonio Gaudi’s unmatchable style, whose most emblematic artworks are The Holy Family and Park Güell. Let this Spanish city welcome you in La Rambla: start your tour in Catalonia Square and end it in the Port of Barcelona with an spectacular view of Mediterranean Sea.

If you want to taste the delicious flavors of Catalan cuisine, go for a walk in Barceloneta Beach where you can eat a succulent dish of paella. Barcelona is characterized for an intense nightlife which attracts a lot of tourists. To enjoy a tranquil reunion at the rhythm of the best jazz bands, you should go to some of the locals of the Gothic Quarter. Do you prefer to dance until dawn? So, you have to visit the discotheques in The Eixample and Sant Gervasi.

Landmarks

Basilica and Expiatory Temple of the Holy Family. This catholic temple is the highest artwork of the Modernist Catalan architecture. Go across its ostentatious entrance so that you can admire its high conic towers with windows that draw spiral lines.

Park Güell. The beautiful combination of ornamental elements and nature has given the title of World Human Heritage to this site. Although it was conceived as a residential town, it is actually a public site that captivates local and foreign people’s senses.

Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA). A part of the artistic memory of the second half of the 20th century is exhibited in this amazing cultural enclosure. In this place, you could appreciate important pieces of plastic artists such as Tapies, Klee, Merz and Zush.

Olympic Port. It was built on the occasion of the Olympic Games of 1992. This seaport is the favorite spot of nightlife lovers. Definitely, sophistication is the essential quality of pubs and discotheques in this area.

Also known as the Motherland, Spain is one of the European countries that preserves its traditions the most in spite of being an avant-garde nation in terms of art and technology. Either you want to live an adventure in the mountains or meet the origins of one of the Modern Age world powers, this destination can’t stay away from your itinerary if you really consider a traveler yourself.

  • Continent: Europe
  • Climate: Rainy in the north, dry in the center and semiarid in the south