10 THINGS TO DO IN SPAIN BEFORE YOU DIE!
It’s a daring in itself to draw up a list of essential places in a country as extensive, beautiful and fascinating as Spain but after a long and heated debate, full of patriotic affections, emotional weaknesses and various reasons we have taken the liberty of compiling all those places which we believe must be visited before leaving this wonderful world. It is a combination of cultural landmarks and natural corners unparalleled how many you already know?
The Sagrada Familia, Barcelona
We start at the Sagrada Familia, Spain’s most visited monument followed by the Prado Museum and the Alhambra in Granada. It is an icon of the City of Barcelona , the culmination of the legacy of Antonio Gaudí . It began to be built in 1882 but due to the accidental death of the architect Gaudí never came to an end and still to this day still under construction. The heritage of Gaudí can be found all over the city, the Park Güell, the house Batlló but without doubt, its masterpiece was this impressive Basilica declared a World Heritage Site.
Dunes of Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
To the south of the island of Gran Canaria we find this vast desert of dunes with an Atlantic ocean of deep blue background. Declared a special natural reserve , this space forms an extraordinary landscape and an oasis of tranquility in the middle of the busy beach of the English.
The Cordoba’s mosque
It is one of the most important monuments of Andalusian architecture in Spain , along with the Alhambra. Its characteristic arched stripes are one of the most iconic and beautiful prints in Andalusia. It was, until the construction of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, the second largest mosque in the world, behind that of Mecca. To enter into it is to connect with the past and feel the fusion of Catholicism and Islam in a perfect balance.
Playa de las Catedrales, Lugo
Located in the town of Ribadeo , in the province of Lugo, Playa de las Catedralesis a true wonder of nature. When the tide goes down, walk among its high and arched cliffs and contemplate the caves formed by the movements of the Bay of Biscay and the erosion of the wind is a sublime exercise. It is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Spain.
Windmills of La Mancha, Campo de Criptana, Castilla-La Mancha
The route of Don Quixote has among its most iconic and beautiful landscapes the famous windmills of which Don Quixote fled in the book of Cervantes . As authentic giants, this set of ten windmills stands in the middle of the La Mancha steppe, where it is worth to admire its architecture and the panoramic view of the white and ocher tones of the countryside.
El Teide, Tenerife
In addition to being the highest peak in Spain, with 3,718 meters, the Teide and its surroundings make up in the island of Tenerife a wonderful landscape. You can see two faces of this volcanic giantdepending on where you look. A greener face, with trees and vivid nature on its skirts or its true desethion and volcanic face almost always with its beak adorned by a little snow.
Cala Macarella, Menorca
On the south coast of Menorca we find one of the most beautiful beaches of the island and the Balearic archipelago, Cala Macarella . The intense turquoise blue of its waters impresses and nothing has to envy the Caribbean. A real paradise ‘made in Spain’.
The Gran Vía of Madrid
The patriotic Broadway opens its way in the Spanish capital from the mythical Plaza de Cibeles to the Plaza de España . In its route there are landmarks as famous as the Telefónica building, the Metropolis, the Plaza del Callao and the most representative of the Madrid street, the building of which hangs the famous neon sign of Schweppes . The Gran Via has to walk it or just sit on a bench and watch from the barrier the hustle and bustle that never stops. The sunset is a good time to pass through Gran Vía.
This vertiginous town of Malaga is literally on the edge of the abyss . Its settlement on a plateau cut by a deep canyon excavated by the river Guadalvirmakes the buildings of its historic center overlook this cliff creating a picturesque panorama.
Historical center of Cáceres
The historical center of Cáceres is a small jewel that gathers the legacy of the Baroque, the Renaissance and the Middle Ages being the third best preserved medieval ensemble in Europe. Strolling through its cobbled streets is an authentic and enjoyable exercise of Art History, finding almost every corner a prominent building or monument. The Plaza Mayor, the Concatedral de Santa María or the Church of San Juan Bautista , are just some of the architectural landmarks that can be found.