Discover Spain’s main attractions

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Spain is Western Europe’s second largest country regarding its surface area. Add to this a FC Barcelona football game, the music, the food, the culture, the flamenco, the bull fights and so many other interesting attractions and you find yourself having a blast in your best holiday ever here!
This is not just a country…it’s a unique experience, and if you’re here for the first time you should be warned: this place is known to become addictive. There are certain things that you simply must not miss while traveling to Spain, whether we are talking about a weekend getaway, a holiday at the beach, a cultural vacation or a last minute decision to visit this magnificent place.
Therefore, make sure you stop by and admire the Flamenco in Seville, an incredible cultural heritage that will leave you breathless. You will surely recognize the polka-dotted dresses of its dancers and the unique rhythm of the guitars that fill your heart with joy and admiration. The best place to watch a flamenco show is a peña, which is more like a party where you can see dancers and musicians in flamenco’s natural habitat, in a cozy bar. You can try out La Carbonería for example.
Destined to be the city of culture in 2016, Burgos will not be a disappointment to your perfect holiday. Its astonishing gothic style cathedral, one of the finest in the country, will leave you simply amazed. A UNESCO World Heritage Center, the cathedral is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and it is renowned for its size and architecture.
And in talking about amazing churches, we cannot leave out one of Spain’s emblems, The Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Antoni Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece. Its construction started in 1882 and due to the tragic death of its builder Gaudi, the project has yet to be finished. A setback in its completion was the fire in the crypt in 1936 which destroyed all the plans that Gaudi left behind, that were showing how the ingenious builder wanted it to look like. The current architect of this magnificent project foresees it being finished by 2026. In the meantime, it still is one of the most spectacular masterpieces in Europe.
If you are a fan of historical sites, Segovia’s Roman Aqueduct is a must see for you! It is located just one hour away from Madrid, one of the country’s most amazing ancient monuments, it is also called “Puente de Diablo”, meaning the Devil’s Bridge. The legend says that Lucifer himself built the bridge in one single night, to win a young woman’s soul, but he did not manage to finish by dawn, lacking a final stone. The Aqueduct was built at the end of the 1st century and is still standing, it is considered to be one of the most remarkable works of engineering of the Roman Empire.
Being that we mentioned Madrid, we should also say that this wonderful European capital has its own range of great attractions that should not be missed when traveling to Spain. Therefore you can see here the Royal Palace, the largest one in Western Europe, Puerta del Sol, the largest square in the capital city, the Madrid Cathedral, Plaza de Cibeles, the Prado art museum and many others.
Let’s not forget though the fabulous beaches in Spain, the unique islands and the great water fun here. When you feel like a relaxing holiday, the beach is exactly what you need, there is no better place to consider for spending your dream vacation than one of this great country’s islands. You can choose between so many fabulous beaches where you can feel the typical breeze of the sea, you can enjoy delicious seafood, a refreshing drink at one of the beach bars, the sun that gently caresses you face…you will feel like in a heavenly dream! Well, what you imagine now as a beautiful dream can easily become reality with a holiday home in one of the islands in Spain. If you want to ad some really fun nightlife to all the above mentioned, you have to spend some time in the islands of Ibiza and Formentera, where you can also visit some really impressive hidden coves, white sand beaches, and enjoy the fiery atmosphere. The largest of the Canary islands, Tenerife, has no less of a famous nightlife and also excellent dive sites. You can enjoy a myriad of water sports here like surfing, wind surfing, jet-skiing, diving, sailing, etc. We cannot forget to mention the largest of the Spanish islands, Majorca, which offers astonishing scenery, beautiful beaches, but also hosts an annual Jazz Festival where you can enjoy a unique atmosphere and some great music. Other renowned Spanish islands that will surely offer you a fantastic beach holiday in Spain are the Gran Canaria, La Palma, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Minorca and many others.
In going back to culture and architecture, this marvelous country will also impress you with one of the world’s most beautiful buildings: La Mezquita, the mosque-cathedral in Córdoba. Most of its art and architecture is of Islamic origin, it being built as a mosque in the 8th century. Today it is the Catholic Christian Cathedral of Córdoba.
The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, a modern art museum, with a free-form sculptural style, is another one of the greatest attractions in the country, one of the iconic buildings of our age built by Frank Gehry.
If you are more of a fan of nature and the Great Outdoors, you can enjoy The Parque Nacional de Doñana, one of the most important water reserves in Europe with a great variety of bird species and other wildlife. You can also take a hike along the Cares Gorge, the most classic of all walks in the Picos de Europa. The villages in the southern part of the Sierra Nevada are also worth visiting.
Well, we hope to have managed to transpose at least part of our love and admiration for this fabulous country into rising your interest for a dream vacation here. For more information about this gem of Europe please visit Bungalow.Net.

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