Spain may be flanked to the east by France and the Pyrenees and to the west by Portugal, but most of the country is ringed with sand, rock, and seawater. That, coupled with almost year-round sunshine, has attracted many millions of beachgoers.
The wonderful land of the rabbits as spain is also called, is a feast for all the senses. From its friendly weather to friendly people, amazing history, vibrant culture and super tasty food, Spain is a place where no matter where you look, you will find something to like. Holidays to Spain however have to be planned accordingly since the Iberian Peninsula and its islands might be considered a sole country but at the same time distances are great. In order to wet your appetite and give you something to look forward to, here are some of the best sights to see on your next holidays to Spain.
Summertime, the living’s easy and we definitely can’t wait! Based on our wanderlust and our love for Spain, choosing a summer destination couldn’t be easier. However, choosing a place for summer holidays in Spain can be a bit baffling as there’s lots of locations and things to see and do. With that in mind, we have decided to put things in perspective in order to make life a bit easier when choosing where to go.
The grandeur of a caliph’s palace, sybaritic sun-drenched Mediterranean beaches, the staccato stamp of a flamenco dancer’s heels, the awed hush of pilgrims entering the cathedral at Santiago de Compostela after weeks of walking El Camino. You can find the soul of Spain in tourist attractions such as these, which represent the country’s tumultuous history, rich culture, and enchanting natural beauty. From the sunlight playing endlessly off the “scales” of Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum and the throbbing street life of La Rambla and Plaza Mayor to the forest of columns and Moorish arches disappearing into the silent expanse of Cordoba’s Great Mosque, Spain exudes a vibrant energy and a captivating blend of past and present.
1 The Alhambra and Generalife Gardens, Granada
No matter how much you have read or how many pictures you have seen of Granada’s Alhambra palaces, this Moorish pleasure palace will still take your breath away. The Nasrid dynasty’s royal palace is the artistic highlight of Spain’s Islamic period, when Al-Andalus – as they called Andalucía – represented the epitome of culture and civilization in Europe’s Middle Ages.
The Alhambra complex includes several buildings, towers, walls, gardens, and a mosque, but it’s the indescribably intricate stone carvings, the delicate filigrees, the magnificent tile-lined ceilings, the graceful arches, and serene courtyards of the Nasrid palace that will haunt your dreams. That said, the adjoining palace built for the Emperor Charles V, even in its unfinished state is the finest example of High Renaissance architecture in Spain. And Generalife’s terraced gardens offer a peaceful respite from the grandeur and splendid views back at the rest of the Alhambra.
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