The Top 5 Tourist Attractions In Spain

Variously referred to as the wild or sun-drenched land, Spain is a country with numerous fascinating tourist attractions. It boasts amazing flamenco bailaors (dancers) and toreros (bullfighters) and is also popular for the pitchers of sangria and the steaming paella. In addition, this awesome country is renowned for its beautiful splendor and visitors can get to enjoy many famous attractions such as the amazing architecture of Frank Gehry, the Alhambra in Granada, skiing in the Sierra Nevada mountains, the spectacular views at Ronda, participating in local village fiestas, visiting Barcelona, enjoying Spanish Art and so much more. Below, therefore, we take a look at 5 leading tourist attractions in Spain as follows:

 

La Concha

Located in San Sebastian, La Concha is arguably one of the best beaches in Spain. It is surrounded by steep cliffs and islands. Tourists can walk the promenade in search of good restaurants, go surfing, and enjoy the magnificent scenery. Additionally, La Concha offers some amazing views across the bay to the island of Santa Clara (a little tree-topped island) replete with soft sand and the clean, clear Atlantic waters. And the good news is that La Concha is wide and long enough to find a peaceful spot even during the peak season. As is to be expected of a city beach, the facilities are excellent with plenty of sunbeds and changing rooms making it one of the best city beaches anywhere owing to its fine combination of natural beauty and culture.

 

Sagrada Familia

One of the most visited tourist attractions across all of Spain is the Sagrada Familia- a large Roman Catholic Church in Barcelona. It was originally designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi who worked on it for four decades until his death in 1926. And a visit to this remarkable church should be on every visitor’s itinerary. Here, you can visit the transept and central nave with its spectacular vaulting and its giant, tree-like pillars not forgetting the crypt where Gaudi is buried. The Sagrada Familia also has a museum that narrates the church’s history and tells the story of its renowned architect. Tourists can also visit its towers which are accessed by either an elevator or a long walk to the top from where you have magnificent views over the city of Barcelona.

 

Real Palacio

The RoyalPalace or Real Palacio in Madrid is the Official residence of the King of Spain although it is mostly used for state ceremonies. Built between 1738 and 1755, it is considered by many as one of Europe’s finest palaces and the largest in Europe by floor area (135,000 square meters and 3418 rooms). Further, its interior is notable for its wealth of art with artwork of all kind such as frescoes by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo and Corrado Giaquinto and paintings by artists such as Francisco de Goya, Caravaggio and Velazquez. Other collections preserved in the RoyalPalace include Porcelain, Silverware, Furniture, Watches, and the Royal Armory.

 

Aqueduct of Segovia

Built around 50 AD, these ancient aqueducts carry water for around 16 kilometers from the FrioRiver to Segovia. They were constructed using about 24,000 large granite rocks without the use of mortar and they still provide water to the city up to this day. They are located on the Iberian Peninsula and are part of the UNESCO World Heritage sites.

 

Alhambra Palace

Built in the 14th century by the Nasrid sultans and located on a hill at the edge of Granada in Andalusia, the AlhambraPalace is a royal relic of the golden age of Andalusia. This complex served as a settlement for over forty thousand people complete with schools, housing, and gardens and is one of the top cultural highlights ever achieved by Europeans. AlhambraPalace is today one of the most popular tourist attractions in Spain with many visitors flocking to Granada just to take in this relic.

 

 

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