Montserrat massif it is located in Catalonia, about sixty kilometers away. Its rare geological formations, which every year attract specialists to study them, already make it a place apart. But the place is particularly known to the public for the Monserrat Abbey, which offers a magnificent view over the surrounding valley.
Alhambra in Granada - Photo from Istock
Granada is located in
Eastern Andalusia. It was the last city reconquered by the Spanish Catholics in 1492, after several hundred years of Arab-Muslim rule. Thanks to this influence, the city has an impressive and fascinating architecture, of which the Alhambra is the jewel. This fabulous palace and gardens are classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
What to see in Granada:
The Alhambra is obviously one of the places not to be missed, including: the Generalife Gardens, the Palace of Charles V and the Nasrid Palaces
The mirador of San Nicolas, which offers a breathtaking view of the city
The richly decorated basilica of San Juan de Dios
The historic center of Granada with its narrow streets and monuments
Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park
This park, located in the Pyrenees mountain range, not far from Zaragoza, straddles Spain and France
one of the natural jewels of Spain.
Located at the foot of Monte Perduto, Ordesa National Park is filled with canyons, peaks, valleys and waterfalls. Lovers of nature and hiking will appreciate the walks in its kilometers of marked paths, in the midst of a breathtaking landscape.
The desert of the Bardenas Reales, classified as a world biosphere reserve by Unesco, is
one of the few deserts in Europe and certainly the most impressive. On almost 42.000 hectares, it is possible to admire a landscape of rocks with whimsical shapes modeled by erosion. This is where the scenes for the sixth season of Game of Thrones were filmed.
What to see in Spain - Avila - Photo jacqueline macou from Pixabay
World Heritage since 1985, the city of Avila is known for its impressive wall built in the Middle Ages to defend the city from attacks by the Moors. 2500m long and with no less than 88 towers, the Avila Wall surrounds the city and is incredibly well preserved.
Not far from Malaga, the city of Antequera has many unknown treasures: several Baroque churches, a large and beautiful main square, small parks scattered around the city and other monuments to discover.
To see in Antequera:
Collegiate church of Santa Maria la Mayor of Antequera The El Carmen church with its superb interior
But what gives Antequera its particularity is the set of prehistoric dolmens discovered on the outskirts of the city. They are not common in Spain!
The coast of the Rías Baixas
The coast of the Rías Baixas, in the south-east of Galicia, is a paradise for many,
a succession of valleys separated by the sea which form the coast of northwestern Spain. The region is not well known to tourists, but the landscape is exceptional! It is necessary to have a car to enjoy the Rias Baixas, otherwise access to the most beautiful corners may not be easy.
The El Torcal de Antequera nature reserve
Considered to be one of the most beautiful landscapes to see in Spain, the El Torcal reserve of Antequera is
a real museum of natural sculptures. Created by millennia of erosion, the reserve is made up of impressive rock formations worthy of a miniature Grand Canyon.
The Spanish islands
Finally, the list of what to see in Spain cannot miss its wonderful islands, such as the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands.
Maiorca - is the largest of the Balearic Islands and is also one of those that attracts more tourists every year. This island paradise includes a variety of breathtaking landscapes: the turquoise sea, white sandy beaches, dense forests, mountains perfect for hiking ... Not least are Minorca, Ibiza e Formentera.
Port de Pollenca, Majorca – Stock Photo
Tenerife - is the largest and most populated of the Canary Islands. Conquered by the Spaniards more than 500 years ago, this island has several paradisiacal beaches, Mount Teide, the highest volcano in Spain, natural parks, a zoo ... Its mild climate all year round makes it one of the favorite destinations during the 'winter.
Tenerife (Canary) Los Cristianos beach - Photo from Adobe Stock
A factor that greatly helps the growth of tourism in Spain are
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cheap prices compared to other European destinations. Tourism is the country's main industry, and both international and national tourism record significant figures. So it is not surprising the wide range of accommodation available throughout Spain.