Spain is situated on the Iberian Peninsula. Rich culture and history, beautiful summer resorts and delicious cuisine are waiting for their visitors. Madrid, the capital of the Kingdom of Spain, is one of the largest cities of Europe. Madrid has many things to offer for its visitors.
Great and glorious palaces, rich museums and active nightlife. The first thing to visit in Madrid is Palacio Real, which is the residence of the royal family, from there you can take a walk through the street Calle Mayor, which is the main street along with its continuation Calle de Alcala. From Calle Mayor, you will see the entrance to Plaza Mayor, which is the main square. Cafes in Plaza Mayor are a good place to relax and drink a cup of coffee.
Prado museum is another attraction that you should visit during your stay in Madrid; it houses one of the best collections of fine art. For the lovers of nightlife Gran Via is a perfect place to visit, it is the “Broadway of Madrid” and there is a saying that “it never sleeps”. Situated only 70km(44mi) south of Madrid, old capital of Spain(Castile) Toledo is one of the best preserved medieval tows in the world. The narrow streets, medieval castles, and bridges will take you back in time to 11th-13th centuries, when brave knights and beautiful princesses were living in this beautiful town. Second largest city in Spain and the capital of Catalonia is Barcelona. The city’s center and main monuments were designed by famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi.
World famous monuments include Sagrada Familia church, Park Guell and dozens of modernist buildings. Other places, which should be included in visitors list are Montjuic, where you can visit the museum and see magic fountain show every summer night, a museum of Picasso, where you can see hundreds of the paintings of the famous painter. Barceloneta is beach not far from the city center and is a great place for people who want to swim, surf or just to get some summer tan. Andalusia is the homeland of flamenco, bullfight, and matadors.
From 8th-15th centuries, the region was under the rule of Muslims, so the old towns here differ from the towns in central and northern Spain. Main cities which definitely worth to visit are Seville, Cordoba, Granada, and Malaga. Seville is the center of the region. The old town has narrow streets, but also large squares like the Square of Spain. There are many attractions that worth to visit. For example, Alcazar of Spain, Giralda, the cathedral and others. Cordoba is famous for Mezquota a large and beautiful Mosque-Cathedral. The building is a mixture of Christian and Muslim architecture and is unique in the world.
Alhambra palace in Granada is one of “must see” in Andalusia. The region is also famous for good wine and beautiful coastline. The Pyrenees, the mountains in the northern parts of Spain are a good place for people who like hiking and spending time in nature. The nature of the country is diverse, so Spain can offer every type of vacation for everyone. Besides, Spain is a home for the football clubs of Real Madrid and Barcelona. The stadiums of the clubs are popular places to visit too.