100 Reasons to Visit Spain

Spain, on Europe’s Iberian Peninsula, is really 17 autonomous regions, each with its own geography and culture. Here are 100 Reasons to Visit Spain.

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    There are Egyptian temples

    Yup, there's actually an Egyptian temple smack in the center of Madrid

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    Las Fallas Festival in Valencia

    Source: telegraph.co.uk
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    Mediterranean lifestyle, anyone?

    While many stereotypes (daily siestas, achem) are more myth than fact, the culture of long family meals, Sunday snoozes, and summers on the coast certainly has its appeal.

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    Spanish Food

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    On a scale of 1 to 10, Spain's cuisine rates a 10. There seems to be an infinite variety of food, with variations in every region. You can eat at very inexpensive places and still have a great meal. The menu of the day option is fantastic because it offers a complete meal for a bargain.

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    Spain is renowned for its five thousand miles of coastline and beautiful golden or white sand beaches.

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    Most areas of the country enjoy three hundred days of sunshine every year

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    Spain is a veritable playground for the sports enthusiast.

    Source: donquijote.org
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    There has never been a better time to travel to Spain. The euro isn’t its strongest, which means you’ll get great value.

    1 Euro equals 1.06 US Dollar, Nov 23rd 2015

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    Spanish History

    Spain, over its long history, has been part of the Roman, Greek and Muslim empires, and it has also been an empire itself. If history is your thing, you’ll be amazed by what you find here!

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    While travelling to Spain you’ll see it is a country of contrast.

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    Different cultures

    You’ll notice that Catalans are different from Madrileños and those from Andalucía.

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    Easy to get there, easy to move from there

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    White towns in Andalucia, the south of Spain

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    El Palmar beach, Vejer de la Frontera

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    San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, Bermeo

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    Alcázar of Seville

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    From food, culture and nightlife to sights and art, everything in the majestic Spanish capital is fabulous.

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    Spain is home to some mind-blowing festivals, and some tourists visit the country purely for the festivals and nothing else.

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    Source: www.spain.info

    There are plenty of villas to rent in Spain for travellers that like to be independent and not reliant on the facilities of a hotel resort.

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    Sagrada Família

    The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família is a large Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, Catalonia, designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí.

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    Gothic Quarter, Barcelona

    The Gothic Quarter is the centre of the old city of Barcelona. It stretches from La Rambla to Via Laietana, and from the Mediterranean seafront to Ronda de Sant Pere. It is a part of Ciutat Vella district.

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    Museo Nacional Del Prado

    The Museo del Prado is the main Spanish national art museum, located in central Madrid. It features one of the world's finest collections of European art, dating from the 12th century to the early 19th.

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    Royal Palace of Madrid

    The Palacio Real de Madrid is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family at the city of Madrid, but is only used for state ceremonies.

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    Source: tripadvisor.com

    Alhambra, the complete form of which was Calat Alhamra, is a palace and fortress complex located in Granada, Andalusia.

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    Park Güell

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    The Park Güell is a public park system composed of gardens and architectonic elements located on Carmel Hill, in Barcelona. Carmel Hill belongs to the mountain range of Collserola — the Parc del Carmel is located on the northern face.

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    Casa Batlló

    Casa Batlló is a renowned building located in the center of Barcelona and is one of Antoni Gaudí’s masterpieces. A remodel of a previously built house, it was redesigned in 1904 by Gaudí and has been refurbished several times after that.

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    Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

    The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, or simply the Thyssen, is an art museum in Madrid.

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    Mosque of Córdoba

    The Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba, also known as the Great Mosque of Córdoba, whose ecclesiastical name is the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption.

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    Montserrat is a multi-peaked mountain located near the city of Barcelona, in Catalonia.

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    Casa Milà

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    Casa Milà, popularly known as La Pedrera, is a modernist building in Barcelona, Catalonia.

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    Buen Retiro Park

    Source: donquijote.org

    The Buen Retiro Park is one of the largest parks of the city of Madrid.

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    Palau de la Música Catalana

    The Palau de la Música Catalana is a concert hall in Barcelona, Catalonia.

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    Seville Cathedral

    The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See, better known as Seville Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Seville. It is the largest Gothic cathedral and the third-largest church in the world.

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    Costa del Sol

    Source: travel.aarp.org

    The Costa del Sol is a region in the south of Spain, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, comprising the coastal towns and communities along the coastline of the Province of Málaga.

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    The Giralda is a bell tower of the Seville Cathedral in Seville.

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    Camp Nou

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    Camp Nou is a football stadium in Barcelona, Catalonia, which has been the home of Futbol Club Barcelona since 1957.

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    Plaza Mayor

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    The Plaza Mayor was built during Philip III's reign and is a central plaza in the city of Madrid.

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    Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

    The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía is Spain's national museum of 20th-century art.

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    Montjuïc is a hill in Barcelona, Catalonia.

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    Ibiza is one of the Balearic islands in the Mediterranean Sea. It's well-known for the lively nightlife scene in Ibiza Town and Sant Antoni, where major European nightclubs have summer outposts.

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    Plaza de España

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    The Plaza de España is a plaza located in the Parque de María Luisa, in Seville, built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929.

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    The Palacio de Generalife was the summer palace and country estate of the Nasrid Emirs of the Emirate of Granada in Al-Andalus, now beside the city of Granada in the autonomous community of Andalusia.

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    Palma Cathedral

    The Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma, more commonly referred to as La Seu, is a Gothic Roman Catholic cathedral located in Palma, Majorca.

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    Siam Park

    Siam Park is a Loro Parque-owned water park in Tenerife, Canary Islands.

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    Magic Fountain of Montjuïc

    Source: secondglobe.com
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    Mount Teide is a volcano on Tenerife in the Canary Islands. Its 3,718-metre summit is the highest point in Spain and the highest point above sea level in the islands of the Atlantic.

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    Santiago de Compostela Cathedral

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    Loro Parque

    Loro Parque is a 13.5-hectare zoo located on the outskirts of Puerto de la Cruz on Tenerife.

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    Temple of Debod

    The Temple of Debod is an ancient Egyptian temple which was dismantled and rebuilt in Madrid.

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    Plaza de Cibeles

    The Plaza de Cibeles is a square with a neo-classical complex of marble sculptures with fountains that has become an iconic symbol for the city of Madrid.

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    El Escorial

    The Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, commonly known as El Escorial, is a historical residence of the King of Spain, in the town of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, about 45 kilometres northwest of the capital, Madrid.

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    Santiago Bernabéu Stadium

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    Gran Canaria

    Gran Canaria is one of Spain’s Canary Islands, off northwestern Africa. It's known for the white-sand beaches stretching along its southern coast, from happening Playa del Inglés and Puerto Rico to quieter, family-oriented Puerto de Mogán and San Agustín.

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    Museu Picasso

    The Museu Picasso, located in Barcelona, houses one of the most extensive collections of artworks by the 20th-century Spanish artist Pablo Picasso.

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    Timanfaya National Park

    Timanfaya National Park is a Spanish national park in the southwestern part of the island of Lanzarote, Canary Islands.

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    Sorolla Museum

    Source: tripadvisor.com
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    Barcelona Cathedral

    The Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia, also known as Barcelona Cathedral, is the Gothic cathedral and seat of the Archbishop of Barcelona.

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    Burgos Cathedral

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    Maria Luisa Park

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    The Maria Luisa Park is a public park that stretches along the Guadalquivir River in Seville.

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    Guggenheim Museum

    Source: guggenheim.org

    The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is a museum of modern and contemporary art, designed by Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry, and located in Bilbao, Basque Country.

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    Teide National Park

    Teide National Park is a national park located in Tenerife. It is centered on Mount Teide, the highest mountain of Spain and the islands of the Atlantic.

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    City of Arts and Sciences

    The City of Arts and Sciences is an entertainment-based cultural and architectural complex in the city of Valencia.

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    Parc de la Ciutadella

    The Parc de la Ciutadella is a park on the northeastern edge of Ciutat Vella, Barcelona.

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    Source: thomson.co.uk

    PortAventura is a theme park and a resort in the south of Barcelona, in Salou, Tarragona.

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    Caminito del Rey

    Source: telegraph.co.uk

    El Caminito del Rey is .a walkway, pinned along the steep walls of a narrow gorge in El Chorro, near Ardales in the province of Málaga.

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    La Rambla

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    La Rambla is a street in central Barcelona, popular with tourists and locals alike. A tree-lined pedestrian mall, it stretches for 1.2 kilometres connecting Plaça de Catalunya in the centre with the Christopher Columbus Monument at Port Vell.

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    Passeig de Gràcia

    Passeig de Gràcia is one of the major avenues in Barcelona and one of its most important shopping and business areas.

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    Gran Vía

    Gran Vía is an ornate and upscale shopping street located in central Madrid

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    Spain is home to some extraordinary bars, clubs and casinos for party-animal individuals.

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    Something for everyone

    Whether you’re travelling alone, with friends, with your significant other, with your family or with your school, you’ll never be bored as you explore Spain.

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    Flamenco Dancing

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    When you think of Spain, the image that probably comes to mind is a flamenco dancer standing tall and proud, fan in her hand.

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    With a large number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites on its shores, Spain is rightly considered one of the most beautifully crafted countries in the World.

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    Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

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    Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

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    El Coriscao, Camaleño

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    Irati Forest

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    Everyone falls in love with Spain’s most delicious tradition.

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    Aqueduct of Segovia

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    The people of Spain welcome visitors

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    The Spanish are a warm, friendly, hospitable people. Outside of the hustle and bustle of the big cities, you’ll find the natives are very relaxed.

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    “El Tajo” of Ronda

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    It’s great for outdoor lovers

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    Spanish is such a beautiful language!

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    Puerta de Alcalá, Madrid

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    The Canary Islands

    The Canary Islands with their awe-inspiring volcanic landscapes, gorgeous beaches, year round sunshine and charming laid-back atmosphere.

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    People decorate their houses like this

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    Timanfaya National Park, Lanzarote

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    You can visit Salvador Dalí's house

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    The La Rioja region makes some of the world's best vino

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    Mosque of Córdoba

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    Lots of Roman ruins

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    Big city stores such as El Corte Ingles rub shoulders with colourful traditional markets. The Canaries are a duty-free zone.

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    Las Médulas

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    The oldest restaurant in the world

    Casa Botín is the world's oldest continuously-running restaurant (since 1725) and the painter Goya even worked there as a waiter.

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    Volcano climbing in Tenerife

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    Lake Enol, Cangas de Onís

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