Destinations

Galicia

Autonomous community of Spain

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Valladolid (Spain)

city of the Province of Valladolid in Spain

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Gran Canaria

Spanish island of the Canary Islands

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Madrid

capital and largest city of Spain

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Ibiza

Spanish island in the Mediterranean Sea

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Bilbao

Municipality and city in Spain

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La Rioja (Spain)

Rioja wine and fossilized dinosaur tracks

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Córdoba (city, Spain)

city in Andalusia, southern Spain

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Mallorca

island in the Mediterranean Sea

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Seville

city in the province of Seville, Spain

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Zaragoza

city of Aragon, Spain

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Girona

Municipality in Catalonia

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Cádiz

Municipality in Andalusia, Spain

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Tenerife

Spanish island of the Canary Islands

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Sierra Nevada (Spain)

mountain range in southern Spain

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Costa del Sol

coastal area in Andalusia, Spain

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Valencia

city in Spain

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Granada

municipality in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain

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Málaga

municipality, capital of the Province of Málaga, in the Autonomous Community of Andalusia, Spain

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Barcelona

capital of Catalonia, Spain

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Sights

Andalusia

Autonomous community of Spain

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Galicia (Spain)

Autonomous community of Spain

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Museo del Prado

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Aragon

autonomous community in Spain

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Santiago de Compostela

city and Catholic pilgrimage destination in Spain

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Pamplona

capital city of Navarre, Spain

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Segovia

city in Castile and León, Spain

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El Escorial

monastery and historical residence of the King of Spain

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Santa Cruz de Tenerife

municipality of Canary Islands, Spain

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Palma de Mallorca

city in Mallorca, Spain

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Salamanca

city in Castile and León, Spain

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Elche

city in Valencian Community, Spain

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Figueres

city in the province of Girona, Catalonia, Spain

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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Frank Gehry's spectacular twisting titanium-clad modern art museum is perhaps the most celebrated building of the 1990s, even starting what would be called the 'Bilbao-effect': The idea in urban planning that a star-quality building can single-handedly change the entire image of a city. Although this effect is unproven in its pure form, the Guggenheim nevertheless changed the world wide perception of Bilbao. The graceful, sensuous curves, evocative of the ships that used to be ubiquitous along the docks of Bilbao, are covered in titanium squares, which resemble the scales of a fish and shimmer in the sunlight. In keeping with the maritime theme, appropriate for the setting, the skylights of the largest gallery (formerly known as the Fish gallery) are designed to look like the fins of fish. Many parts of the building are purely decorative, and don't serve any purpose. The permanent collection is not particularly impressive, but the museum always hosts at least one interesting temporary exhibit, frequently comprised of masterpieces from the other Guggenheim collections.

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Sagrada Família

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Royal Palace of Madrid

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Alhambra

palace and fortress complex in Granada, Andalusia, Spain

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Barcelona Cathedral

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Ronda

city in the Spanish province of Málaga

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Seville Cathedral

Once judged the third largest church in the world after Saint Peter's in Rome and Saint Paul's in London, this is now the largest church in the world by volume. The 15th-century cathedral occupies the site of the former great mosque built in the late twelfth century. The central nave rises to an awesome 37 m over a total area of 11,520 m². The cathedral is the final resting place of the remains of Christopher Columbus. Buy tickets at the nearby Church of Salvador (Iglesia del Salvador), where you can buy the tickets for Salvador and Cathedral+Giralda. You will save yourself the long queues and visit another amazing church.

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Buñol

municipality in Valencia, Spain

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La Orotava

city in Tenerife, Spain

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Pyrenees

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Hospital de Sant Pau

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Aljafería

A Moorish castle with intricate decorations including ceilings of gold. The castle now houses the Aragon regional parliament.

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Casa Batlló

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Museum of Fine Arts of Seville

Considered by some as the second most important fine arts museum in Spain after the Prado in Madrid. The museum building is a former mercy convent renewed in the 17th century and the fifteen exhibition rooms show a comprehensive picture of Sevillian art from the Gothic period to the early trends of the 20th century. The square just outside hosts an open-air art market on Sundays until around 13:30. Plenty of original paintings on local topics, although some not so interesting bits as well!

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Palau de la Música Catalana

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Cathedral of the Savior of Zaragoza

Located on the Plaza de la Seo, the cathedral is referred to as la seo ("the see") to distinguish it from the other cathedral, el pilar. La Seo has originally been constructed one the site one of the first mosques during the Moorish domination of Aragon, built perhaps as early as the 8th century, and destroyed to make way for a romanesque church in the 12th century. Zaragoza became an independent diocese in the 14th century and the church became its cathedral, immediately being afforded renovations in the gothic and moorish (mudéjar) styles. Many other reconstructions followed, due to both changing tastes and architectural necessities, as parts of the cheaply-built cathedral began to fail over time, including the collapse of the its in the 15th century.In the 17th century, the church has been involved in a canon law battle with the newly-reconstructed Basilica of Our Lady on the Pillar over which should be the seat of the diocese and thus the cathedral, which finally saw Pope Clement X declare them joint cathedrals with special provisions to make sure both enjoy equal status. La Seo is now a mixture of styles spanning between 12th and 19th centuries, and features an exquisite collection of tapestries. Entrance closes sometimes during the day when there's mass.

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Casa Milà

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General Archive of the Indies

This Renaissance building houses extensive archives relating to the Spanish conquest of the Americas, and is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Included in the collection are the diaries of Columbus. The archive hosts rotating special exhibits.

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Almudena Cathedral

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Museum of the History of Barcelona

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Valencian Museum of Ethnology

The focus of this museum is on cultural traditions in the Valencian Autonomous Community, with three permanent exhibits focusing on life in the country, in the mountains, and in urban areas. Rotating temporary exhibits examine historic and sociological issues.

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Park Güell

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Prehistory Museum of Valencia

This museum is devoted early regional history, with collections from the Paleolithic to the Visigothic periods. A special highlight is the Guerrer de Moixent (Warrior of Moixent), an early Iberian bronze sculpture from the 5th or 4th century BCE.

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Palace of Charles V

Renaissance building in Granada

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Valencia Cathedral

It was the site of a Roman temple, then a Visigothic cathedral, and then a Moorish grand mosque. It is now the seat of the archbishropic of Valencia. The current Gothic structure was begun in 1262 and remodeled numerous times, resulting in a structure with elements from three distinct architectural periods. Especially notable are the Puerta de los Apóstoles from the 14th century, and the Puerta del Palau, the oldest doorway of the cathedral, which is Romanesque with Moorish influences.

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Teide

volcano of montaña Tenerife in the Canary Islands

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Vizcaya Bridge

Also known as Puente Colgante (the hanging bridge), this is the only UNESCO World Heritage site in Spain listed in the "Industrial" category.

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Royal Chapel of Granada

Commissioned after the Reconquista of the city, the Royal Chapel holds the tombs of King Ferdinand II and Queen Isabella I, the famed Catholic Monarchs who conquered the city and decided to be buried at the site of their victory. The chapel was constructed in Gothic style but the intricate marble tombs are done in Renaissance style. Additionally, Ferdinand and Isabella's heirs Juana I (Juana la Loca) and Philip I (Felipe el Hermoso) are buried here. Aside from the beautiful and intricate artwork in the chapel and high altar there is also a museum on-site with a number of objects symbolizing Ferdinand and Isabel's rule, including Isabella's art collection, crown and sceptre and Ferdinand's sword.

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Zaragoza Museum

The municipal museum is free and is very much worth a visit for its impressive mosaics from Caesaraugusta and for its celebrated collection of Goya.

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Casa Vicens

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Granada Cathedral

Towering over the surrounding blocks is this spectacular 16th century structure, the second-largest cathedral in Spain and noted for its bright Renaissance interior. Constructed after the Reconquista of Granada to replace the mosque on the site, the cathedral was laid out with Gothic foundations but built in the Renaissance style and decorated with Baroque elements. Upon entering you'll be behind the main altar, located beneath the towering circular Capilla Mayor (sanctuary) with its magnificent domed ceiling. Surrounding the sanctuary and the pews are a series of chapels with magnificent artwork, and the sacristy (tucked away on your right immediately after entering) holds a collection of fine paintings, mirrors, and furnishings. Additionally, the spectacular façade of the cathedral (on the west side of the structure, opposite the Gran Via) is worth walking around outside to view - based on the design of a triumphal arch, it overshadows the small square below.

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Church of Santa Engracia de Zaragoza

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Generalife

palace in Granada, Spain

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Archeological Museum of Seville

It has one of the best collection of Roman-era artifacts in Spain, brought from nearby Italica.

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Bilbao Cathedral

Gothic-style 14th-century cathedral, named after Bilbao's official patron saint. Three naves and small Gothic cloisters. The building was designated a cathedral in 1949. Its Neo-gothic tower and main façade were designed by Severino de Achúcarro in the 1800s. The adjoining square (Plaza de Santiago) bosts a fountain designed by Luis Paret during the reign of Carlos III with the inscription Por el bien público (For the good of the people).

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La Nau

Built in 1498, this was once the library and main building for the University of Valencia. Today it is used by the university primarily as a venue for photography and art exhibits, and for classical music concerts.

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Málaga Cathedral

renaissance church in Málaga, Spain

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San Pablo (Zaragoza)

The third Mudéjar church features a gothic portal and another altar by Damián Forment, as well as an pyramid-spired octogonal tower, whose shape is echoed by two lanters flanking the portal.

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Eixample

district of Barcelona

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Bilbao-Abando railway station

Even if you are not going to take a train, visit the platforms, there is an impressive stained glass atrium depicting some traditional Basque jobs.

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Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe

A science museum designed to resemble a whale skeleton, it has interactive exhibits on three floors.

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Ciutat Vella

district of Barcelona

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Plaza Mayor, Madrid

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Zubizuri

The graceful white pedestrian bridge designed by Santiago Calatrava, actually zubi zuri means white bridge in Basque. It spans the Nervión connecting the riverwalks Campo Volatin and Mazarredo. Be careful, the bridge is slippery when wet!

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Montserrat (mountain)

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Medina Azahara

Archeological site of Moorish palace in Spain

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Moncloa-Aravaca

human settlement in Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain

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Botanical Garden of Valencia

Established in 1802 by the University of Valencia, this lovely garden maintains extensive collections of plants from a number of different habitats. Most of the greenhouses date from the latter half of the 19th century, while the modern research center was completed in 2000.

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Church of Colònia Güell

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Gràcia

district of Barcelona

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Puerta del Sol

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Sants-Montjuïc

district of Barcelona

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Monasterio de San Jerónimo, Granada

The first monastery to be built in the city after the reconquest by the Christians, this monastery is noted for its picturesque courtyards, the Spanish Baroque-style sacristy and the splendid artwork on display.

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Plaza de España, Seville

The site of the Spanish pavilion from the 1929 exhibition. It was also used in the filming of the new Star Wars episodes. It is somewhat in need of repair. Visit it early in the morning on a weekday to see a long line of immigrants outside one of the government offices it now houses, or visit it right before it closes (officially at 22:00 but likely half an hour later) to see it completely empty and rather eerie.

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Royal Tobacco Factory

The main building of the University of Seville was once the Tobacco Factory of Seville, and was constructed between 1728 and 1771 by Sebastián Van der Bocht. Over the main entrance, the triangular façade ends in a statue of La Fama (fame). The tobacco factory was then the largest industrial building in Spain. A monopoly assured high income, which is reflected in the factory's architecture and surrounding gardens. Its chapel and prison complement the main building. In the interior you find impressive stairways, fountains and Patios. It was the setting for the first act of Bizet's opera Carmen. In 1953 the factory was converted into the main building of Seville University. Just behind the tobacco factory, the María Luisa Park borders the historic center of Seville to the south.

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San Miguel de los Navarros

Another example of Mudéjar architecture, with a square tower and polygonal apse reminiscent of that of la Magdalena. It retained a richly-gilded Renaissance high altar by Damian Forment, but its tower did not escape a baroque intervention in the form of a spire.

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La Barceloneta, Barcelona

neighborhood

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Bilbao City Hall

Also known as la Casa Consistorial or Udaletxea. The city hall opened in 1892. Designed by architect Jaquin Rucoba in neo-baroque style. Don't miss the main reception area, called Arab Salon.

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San Antón Bridge

Next to the Iglesia de San Antón sits Bilbao's most emblematic bridge.

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Llotja de la Seda

This UNESCO landmark is considered to be one of the most significant secular Gothic buildings in Europe. It was built between 1482 and 1533 on the site of an earlier oil exchange. The Llotja consists of four distinct parts: the Sala de Contractació (Trading Hall), also known as the Saló Columnari (Hall of Columns); the Sala Consulado del Mar with its magnificent ceiling; the unfinished Torre (tower) with its debtor prison (temporarily closed to visitors), and the Pati dels Tarongers (Patio of Oranges). Some of the Gothic gargoyles are quite naughty.

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Serra de Tramuntana

mountain range

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City of Arts and Sciences

This ultra-modern architectural complex on the former Turia riverbed was designed by Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava and Spanish-Mexican architect Félix Candela. If you don't want to pay the steep admission charges to the individual sights, you can wander around the complex and appreciate the architecture from outside for free.

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Parque del Buen Retiro, Madrid

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Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos

Built in the 8th century as a caliphate residence on the site of a Visigoth fortress, the Alcazar was used as the residence and fortress of Ferdinand and Isabella (the "Christian Monarchs" for whom the building is now named) as well as a headquarters for the Spanish Inquisition. The fortress, with its artifacts (including a series of Roman mosaics and a Roman sarcophagus) and two towers is now open for touring, but the main attraction here is the lush and beautiful gardens on the site.

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Punta de Teno Lighthouse

The most western point with excellent views. Also accessible by car via TF-445 – however as of January/2019, the road is closed Thursday to Sunday (and bank holidays), 10:00-19:00. At such times, bus 369 from Buenavista is available. On any given day, the road may be closed due to wind or rain. Of particular interest is the lighthouse, one of 7 which mark the coastline of Tenerife. The current lighthouse has 2 towers of 20 m and 8 m respectively. The beacon has a focal height of 60 m above sea level, and is solar powered.

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Plaza de Toros de Valencia

A bullring and artistic monument, it is used for bull fighting and big shows. The stadium holds 12,884 people, and was built between 1850 and 1860 by Valencian architect Sebastián Monleón Estellés.

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Church of Saint Anthony the Great

Gothic style church from the first half of the 15th century (1422). Dedicated to San Anton in the 16th century, the building is a mixture of styles including a renaissance portico and baroque tower which was built in 1777. The church was constructed on the ruins of a former alcazar, and is shown on Bilbao's shield.

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Metropol Parasol

A enormous wooden structure designed by German architect Jürgen Mayer-Hermann, inspired by the Cathedral of Seville and in the form of giant mushrooms. Known to locals as 'las setas' (the mushrooms), the structure covers the Central Market and the Antiquarium; the top level contains a restaurant and provides some of the best views of Seville.

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Parque de las Ciencias (Granada)

Four different exhibition areas with lots to see, so make good use of the 2-day ticket. Bird show every day, but take note of timing. The Al-Andalus and Science Pavilion is a major highlight, featuring unique technology brought here by the Arabs, particularly in the fields of astronomy and architecture.

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L'Oceanogràfic

The largest oceanarium in Europe, and the second-largest in the world, has seven sections devoted to different ecological zones. The building was designed by Félix Candela to resemble a water lily. Highlights include a dolphinarium, a walk-through shark tunnel, a shark tank (open for public diving), and spherical bird aviary. There are several restaurants on-site, and with so many attractions it’s easy to make this into an all-day affair.

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Roman bridge of Córdoba

A Roman-style bridge over the shallow Guadalquivir River that was once the main crossing over the river, securing Córdoba's importance to the region. The entrance to the bridge is marked by a triumphal arch and an adjacent single-column monument and it crosses to an old fortified gate (now a museum, described below) on the other side.

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Puente de Piedra (Zaragoza)

The central bridge of Zaragoza, built in the 15th century and reconstructed many times afterwards to repair flood damage and reinforce the construction. Today it is restricted almost entirely to pedestrian traffic and features four pillars at its ends with lions, symbols of Zaragoza.

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Giralda

A large and beautiful minaret tower built for the chief mosque, it is now the magnificent bell tower of the cathedral and a symbol of Seville. Climb the 34 ramps for a great view of the city.

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Temple of Debod

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Biscay Foral Delegation Palace

Ornately decorated palace situated on the Grand Vía. Baroque-style monument designed by Luis Aladrén in 1897 to serve as the seat of the Diputación Foral de Bizkaia (Vizcaya) and inaugurated on July 31, 1900. The interior is just as lavish as the exterior, with beautiful stained glass windows.

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Bilbao-Concordia railway station

Also known as La Concordia, it was built between 1898-1902 on the banks of the Nervión. Designed by the engineer Valentín Gorbeña, with the art nouveau main façade added later with a design by the architect Severino Achúcarro.

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Port Vell Aerial Tramway

Have a ride at Port Vell Aerial Tramway. Port Vell Aerial Tramway is the 1450-metre-long harbour aerial tramway with red cars connects Montjuic and Barceloneta. It starts in Barceloneta on the top of the 78-metre-tall 41.3731782.1877921 Torre San Sebastian tower, which has also a restaurant at its top accessible by an elevator. It has an intermediate stop at 41.3720832.1801211 Torre Jaume I tower (close to Columbus monument), which can be reached by elevator from ground—107 metre tall tower, the second-tallest aerial tramway support tower in the world. The final point of the line is Miramar at the slopes of Montjuic hill. Overall, the whole system is quite old (built in 1929, albeit restored a couple of times), and the car is packed with tourists during the daytime — particularly sensitive for a stroller or a wheelchair. But if you start from the Montjuic side, there are fewer people waiting.

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Córdoba Synagogue

A small but beautifully preserved synagogue - one of only three remaining in Spain - the structure was built in 1315 and consists of a single small, square room with high ceilings and gorgeous Mudejar decorative plaster on the walls.

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Palace of the Countess of Lebrija

The palace is considered the 'best paved house-palace in Europe' owing to its collection of Roman mosaics, which paved practically the whole of the ground floor. There is also a collection of well parapets, vases, amphora, columns and sculptures of incalculable worth. On the upper floor you can visit the residences previously inhabited by the Countess and her descendants, up to only a few years ago; extremely well-preserved, they are today filled with ornaments and furniture from all over the world, priceless artwork by Van Dyke, Bruegel, Alonso Cano, among others, as well as collections of porcelain and glass.

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Puerta del Carmen

A surviving example of what once were 12 entry gates to the walled city of Zaragoza. The gate looks ancient, but was actually built in 1789 in neoclassical style, hence its resemblance to Roman ruins. The gate's dishevelled appearance documents its role in several sieges of the city and this is why the gate was not restored to its original glory - although minor repairs were carried out in 1997, when a bus collided with it

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Plaza de España, Madrid

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Palau de la Música de València

Designed by José María de Paredes and opened in 1987, this is considered to be one of Europe's most important concert halls. The building is marked by an enormous glass greenhouse-like structure which also serves as the main entrance. In addition to classical music, jazz concerts are also performed here.

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Nou Mestalla

football stadium

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Assut de l'Or Bridge

The striking cable-stayed bridge designed by Santiago Calatrava and completed in 2008, crosses the dry Túria riverbed. At 125 m high, the bridge tower is the highest point in Valencia.

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Santa María Magdalena, Zaragoza

Distinctive for its square tower and polygonal apse, la Magdalena stands out within the old town of Zaragoza as one of the few relatively intact examples of Mudéjar architecture of the 14th century. That said, its interior was renovated in the baroque period.

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Alcazaba of Málaga

A Moorish castle built in the 11th century on a hill in the middle of the city, this old fort is the best-preserved of its kind in Spain. Upon entering you'll climb up past the ramparts offering excellent views of the city and lush gardens to a small Moorish palace at the top which holds a number of artifacts from excavations on the site.

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Basilica of Begoña

Overlooking Bilbao, this is perhaps the most symbolic religious building in the city. Built in the 16th-century by Sancho Martinez de Arego, who was also responsible for the Iglesia San Anton. It is a basilica of three naves. During the first Carlista War, in 1835, the façade and the tower were destroyed. The present ones were designed Jose Maria Basterra and constructed between 1902 and 1907.

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Playa de las Américas

human settlement

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Plaça de Catalunya

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Masca

Village in Tenerife

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Costa Blanca

200 km of white coast with plenty of beaches and small villages

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Torre Jaume I

Have a ride at Port Vell Aerial Tramway. Port Vell Aerial Tramway is the 1450-metre-long harbour aerial tramway with red cars connects Montjuic and Barceloneta. It starts in Barceloneta on the top of the 78-metre-tall 41.3731782.1877921 Torre San Sebastian tower, which has also a restaurant at its top accessible by an elevator. It has an intermediate stop at 41.3720832.1801211 Torre Jaume I tower (close to Columbus monument), which can be reached by elevator from ground—107 metre tall tower, the second-tallest aerial tramway support tower in the world. The final point of the line is Miramar at the slopes of Montjuic hill. Overall, the whole system is quite old (built in 1929, albeit restored a couple of times), and the car is packed with tourists during the daytime — particularly sensitive for a stroller or a wheelchair. But if you start from the Montjuic side, there are fewer people waiting.

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Plaza de Cibeles

square in Madrid, Spain

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Valencia History Museum

Housed in a former reservoir, this well-designed museum is dedicated to the developmental history of the city, from the Roman era until the present. Although labels are in Valencian and Spanish, booklets with English translations are available at the front desk. Constructed in 1850, the building is interesting in its own right as an excellent example of 19th century industrial architecture.

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Church of San Nicolás (Valencia)

Established in the 13th century, the church was expanded in several phases, culminating in the current 15th-century Gothic structure. During the late 17th century extensive Baroque renovations were carried out to the interior, the most significant of them being ceiling frescoes. This remarkable set of frescoes completely covers the vault of the nave and the presbytery, and illustrates the lives of St. Nicolás and St. Peter. They were designed by the Italian master Antonio Palomino and painted by his student, Dionis Vidal, and have been completely restored.Tourists are not permitted to visit during mass or other liturgical celebrations.

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Pico Viejo

mountain in Spain

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Euskalduna Conference Centre and Concert Hall

A convention center and concert hall housed in a modern building at the far end of paseo Uribitarte. Home to the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra and Bilbao Opera.

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Market of San Miguel

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L'Umbracle

A botanic garden landscaped with plants native to Valencia. The park also has the Jardí d'Astronomia (Jardín de la Astronomía / Astronomy Garden) and the Passeig de l'Art (Paseo del Arte / Art Promenade), which has permanent and temporary exhibits of large-scale contemporary art, mostly sculpture.

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Benimaclet

Benimaclet (from Arabic بني مخلد – bani mahlad, or 'sons of Majlad') began as an Arabic farmstead, and was an independent farming community until 1878. Preserved are its central square and parish church, and charming pedestrian alleys. Due to its proximity to the University of Valencia, it is known for its large student population, many immigrant shops, and good bars and restaurants.

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Valencia Bioparc

As far as zoos go, this is more animal-friendly than most. Focused exclusively on African fauna, the modern zoo has been thoughtfully designed to provide maximum space in natural settings for its residents. A special highlight is the walk-in lemur exhibit (no touching or feeding).

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Corral del Carbón

One of the rare bits of Moorish architecture left in the central district, this courtyard building is perhaps the oldest monument in Granada. Originally the building was used as a caravanserai - a place for merchants to rest and store goods - and was one of many surrounding the Alcaiceria. Later it was adapted for theater plays and today you can buy tickets for musical events here. Walk through the grand Moorish door and enjoy the brick-walled courtyard.

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Torres de Serranos

Built in 1392, this gate was also part of the ancient wall and for a time also served as a prison. The gate has been massively renovated and somewhat modernized, but is still interesting. It is across the street from the park. This tower also offers excellent views.

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El Cabanyal

Established in the 13th century as a fishing village, in the 19th century the town became known as a beach getaway before being annexed by Valencia in 1897. Along with easy access to the beach, it has many charming historic tiled buildings and great bars and restaurants, and is the setting of the annual Semana Santa Marinera (described below under 'Do'). For many years the area directly east of the Valencia-Cabanyal train station was badly neglected, and squatters and other nefarious types moved in. Although the related political and legal disputes have since been resolved, for the near future this specific area is still best avoided at night.

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Casco Viejo

cultural property in Bilbao, Spain

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Reproductions Museum Bilbao

Full-scale reproductions of the world's most famous works of art. Call ahead for a guided visit.

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Magaluf Beach

beach in Spain

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Torre Sant Sebastià

Have a ride at Port Vell Aerial Tramway. Port Vell Aerial Tramway is the 1450-metre-long harbour aerial tramway with red cars connects Montjuic and Barceloneta. It starts in Barceloneta on the top of the 78-metre-tall 41.3731782.1877921 Torre San Sebastian tower, which has also a restaurant at its top accessible by an elevator. It has an intermediate stop at 41.3720832.1801211 Torre Jaume I tower (close to Columbus monument), which can be reached by elevator from ground—107 metre tall tower, the second-tallest aerial tramway support tower in the world. The final point of the line is Miramar at the slopes of Montjuic hill. Overall, the whole system is quite old (built in 1929, albeit restored a couple of times), and the car is packed with tourists during the daytime — particularly sensitive for a stroller or a wheelchair. But if you start from the Montjuic side, there are fewer people waiting.

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Plaza Nueva, Bilbao

town square in Bilbao, Spain

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Los Gigantes

human settlement

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San Bartolomé, Córdoba

A marvelous Gothic-Mudéjar chapel from the 15th century, with beautiful tiles and vaulting. The chapel is maintained by Córdoba University.

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Sierra Nevada Ski Station

ski resort

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Gate of Elvira

cultural property in Granada, Spain

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Court of the Lions

courtyard in Alhambra, Granada

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Roman temple of Córdoba

5-min walk from Cordoba's main square is the Templo Romano, the ruins of Roman temple dating back to the 1st century A.D during the reign of the Emperor Domitian (81-96 CE). The ruins are badly degraded and the columns have been reconstructed, but at night the place is nicely lit up. A family of feral cats at the site attracts as much attention as the ruins themselves. The Templo Romano, Puente Romano and fragments at the Archaeological Museum are all that remain of Cordoba's Roman past. Free.

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Plaça Reial

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Santa Cruz, Seville

Filled with small, winding streets and is generally regarded as the most charming part of the city, but it is also fairly touristy.

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La Tomatina

food fighting festival throwing tomatoes at each other

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Seville Fair

Also known as "Feria de Sevilla" - a release after the somberness of Semana Santa. To say this is a huge party would be an understatement. Most if not all of Seville takes a week's holiday and they plan for the fair months in advance. The fair is close to the river. It covers a huge area and contains hundreds of private and public casetas which are laid out to form streets. Casetas are small marquees and you can only get into the private ones if invited. The public ones are large but just as much fun. The day is naturally split in two and between noon and 20:00 the streets of the fair throng with horses as riders and carriages strut their stuff dressed in traditional Spanish robes. After 20:00 the streets are cleared and "Calle del Inferno" comes to life. This must be one of the best funfairs in Europe – it takes weeks to assemble and pack up. Experience traditional dress, flamenco dancing (and the "sevillanas", the traditional dance of the region of Seville), guitars, fino, great tapas and participants who dance with gusto and eat and drink the day and night away.

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Plaza del Potro

cultural property in Córdoba, Spain

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Moyúa

On the strech of the Gran Vía between Plaza Abando and Plaza Moyua is the main shopping and fashion district of Bilbao. On this short stretch you can find tons of clothes shops (For, Zara, Mango, H&M) as well as department store El Corte Ingles. This is a must-walk street.

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Artxanda Funicular

Funicular railway in the Spanish city of Bilbao

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Portal de l'Àngel

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Royal Palace, Valencia

palace located in Valencia (Spain)

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Barranco del Infierno (Tenerife)

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Cueva del Viento

Cave in Icod de los Vinos, Northern Tenerife

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El Arenal, Seville

human settlement in Seville, Seville Province, Andalusia, Spain

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