The capital of Spain, Madrid, is famous for its variety of architectural monuments, museums, colorful streets and neighborhoods. One of the most important and visited attractions of Madrid is the world famous Prado Museum, which houses paintings by Diego Velazquez, Francisco Goya, Rembrandt, Titian and other masters of painting. While traveling around Madrid, be sure to visit the main street of Gran Via, the parks of Campo del Moro and El Retiro, the Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza museums, the Cibeles Palace, and also visit the most popular and oldest flea market in Spain, El Rastro.
The iconic architecture of Antoni Gaudi has made Barcelona a unique city. Arriving in the Catalan capital, see the legendary Sagrada Familia (Church of the Holy Family) by him. The project began in 1882 and is still under construction. Among the architect’s famous projects are the Casa Batlló and La Mila, as well as Park Güell.
Walk through the Gothic Quarter, Rambla, look at the city from the Ferris wheel located in Tibidabo Park, and, of course, taste traditional seafood paella, tapas or Catalan toasted bread with tomato.
Getting to know Seville should start from its heart, from the historical part of the city. Seville city guide recommends visiting the Alcazar of Seville, Seville Cathedral and La Giralda Tower, Plaza de España, Santa Cruz, the Mushrooms structure – the largest wooden structure in the world, and Casa de Pilatos.
Granada is one of the oldest cities in Spain, located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains in Eastern Andalusia. Among the cultural riches of the city, the GTO resource is distinguished by the Alhambra and Generalife palaces, the Arab quarter of Albasin, the royal cathedral and chapel, the Park of Sciences and cozy city streets, walking along which you can get acquainted with the history of the city. Granada hosts a lot of cultural events, including festivals of music, tango, jazz, cinema, as well as grand flamenco performances in the caves of Sacromonte.
Valencia has a special charm. The city is rich in unique architecture, history and the spirit of the romantic Spanish province. In addition to its picturesque urban environment, Valencia offers tourists well-equipped beaches. The most popular of them are Malvarosa, Las Arenas, Patacona and La Devesa.
Visit Valencia’s list of must-see places includes the Barrio del Carmen, the City of Arts and Sciences, the Cathedral of St. Mary, the Silk Exchange, the Albufera Natural Park, the Central Market, local museums and the Oceanographic Center.
Palma de Mallorca
Palma de Mallorca is famous for its beach tourism. The city, which has become the center of the Balearic Islands, is located in the Bay of Palma on the island of Mallorca. The bay is home to one of the largest ports in the Mediterranean.
Travelers can explore local architecture by visiting the historic city center. Major attractions include Palma Cathedral, Bellver Castle, Almudaina Palace, Fish Exchange and Central Square.
Alicante has an exceptional climate with mild winters and warm summers. According to Alicante turismo, the average annual temperature is +18 ºC and more than 3 thousand hours of sunshine per year, which makes the city one of the sought-after tourist destinations in Spain.