Holidaying in Spain
Spain – Popular for more than just a few reasons
The sunny shores of Spain offer a wonderful mix of great weather, rich culture, wonderful beaches and many world renowned attractions. This Iberian country has given the world Don Quixote, Pablo Picasso, bullfights, flamenco dancing and so much more that visiting it can only result in a great experience.
Spain’s popularity as a tourist destination stems from its diversity
Read a little bit about what you can expect from a Spanish holiday
Spain is a very popular tourist destination both for other Europeans as well as tourists from around the globe; considering the size of the place it should also be noted that Spain is popular for different reasons to different people, some will come to enjoy the weather and the beach resorts, others will be interested in the culture and history of the place, while others will be more interested in seeing some football (soccer) matches from some of the best teams in the world, all of these things and more can be found within the boundaries of Spain.
Those who fall in love with the country know that there are many facets to it, as is true about any other place on the face of the Earth, so many choose to repeatedly visit Spain or even retire there in order to enjoy the weather and its diverse range of attractions. However, for the first-time visitor to Spain, he or she might want to start with one of the main cities to visit first such as Madrid or Barcelona. Not to say that those are the only places that you could visit, far from it, there are many others such as Bibloa, Granada, Valencia, Andalucia and the list could continue, however those two can be great starting places for you to get introduced to Spain.
Madrid is the country’s capital and its largest city, it is defined by its ancient and medieval history and as such is well known for its artistic and cultural heritage as evidenced by the many great museums that you can find there.
Museo del Prado has one of the greatest art collections in the world and this isn’t true just for Spanish art, their Flemish and Dutch, Italian and German collections are just as world-class.
The Museo del Prado is part of the so called Golden Museum Triangle, alongside the Reina Sofia National Museum and Art Center where you’ll find some of the best collections of modern art, and the Theyssen-Bornemisza Museum of Art which features a varied and large collection of art including several masterpieces by the greats such as Renoir, Van Gogh, Picasso and Bacon.
Barcelona is Spain’s second-largest city, and while it is also an old city deeply steeped in its history, it is also a place where modern design concepts permeate all aspects of life. This is due to Barcelona being the host of the 1992 Olympic games which brought a huge number of tourists to the city and the effects of that event can still be felt today in the upper mentioned modern design as well as in the renovation of entire neighborhoods or leveling of others. Barcelona is an old city yet with a very modern look, a place where the 21st century meets the ancient while also preserving and celebrating it.
These two don’t even scratch the surface of The Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, or the Balearic Islands or Spains great food, all you can do is visit the place and see it all for yourself.
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