If you don’t know where to spend your holidays in August, stop thinking further! With its warm culture and various vacations possibilities, Spain is one of the best countries you could choose.
Being Spain’s center of attraction, millions of tourists come to enjoy this city every year. The heart of the city is called Puerta del Sol, which is known for its famous buildings and festivals. Each New Year’s Eve, thousands of people gather here to celebrate the new year in front of the the famous Clock of Puerta del Sol. Madrid is also home to one of the most famous museums, like The Padro Museum or the Thyssen-Bornemisza Musuem. Both known for its incredible art collection. You should definately check out the Mercado de San Miguel to satisfy your hunger after a long day. It is located within walking distance of the Plaza Major. At this market, people of every age come together to socialize and to have delicious food, which is why it evolved into a very popular spot.
Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, offers a mix of modern and old art. Here, you will be able to see some of Gaudi’s incredible buildings. He is the best known architect of the Catalan Modernism. Casa Vicens, which was his first important building around 1885, is one of his most famous ones. You should also not miss the chance to walk through the Rambla. It is one of the city’s most popular landmarks. It is approximately 1.3km long and offers a unique atmosphere, which will let you never forget this city. The Gothic Quarter, Barri Gotic, should not be missed either. The narrow, crooked streets almost feel like a labyrinth, but are filled with so much charm, that you won’t want to leave. You should definately take your time to explore this area, since every little corner has so much to offer.
Spectacular beaches like Cadaques or Ampurias make the Costa Brava also worth a view. With water so clear that you can see the ground, these beaches are perfect for your relaxation and enjoyment.
The Costa Dorada is also one of the main tourist objectives when visiting the Mediterranean part of Spain. It is located southwest of Barcelona and has also many beautiful beaches and resorts. It is also very valued by families, since it provides many activities for young and old, such as Port Aventura World. This amusement park attracts millions of people every year, making it the most visited theme park in Spain, so get your tickets now!
You may also choose the north of Spain and enjoy well preserved old villages, the beautiful National Park or Basque Country. In Basque Country you can enjoy many excellent restaurants. In fact, this region has the highest number of Michellin Stars. Northern Spain is known for Pintxos, which is a typical snack eaten in this area. Don’t miss it out! Concha beach, located in San Sebastian, is one of the most beautiful beaches in Spain. The culture enthusiasts beneath you, should try to go to the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao. Here you can marvel at modern and contemporary art from architect Frank Gehry. In Cantabria and Asturias you can fully enjoy the untouched nature in places like The Peaks of Europe or the Cabárceno Natural Park. Other then in a conventional zoo, you can see the animals in their natural habit, which makes this to an unforgettable experience. The Cantabric sea is a rough one, which makes it perfect for surfers. So, if you want to catch some waves, this is the perfect place for you!
Located in southern Spain, Andalucia is another wonderful part of this amazing country. This region will definitely captivate and enchant you. Cities like Huevla, Seville or Cordoba for example have something special, which will make you want to back for sure. Here, you have many opportunities to do cultural excursions. Visiting the Alhambra in Granada or the Mosque in Cordoba, just to name a few, are must to-dos on your trip in the South. This region also offers an incredible gastronomy for a low budget. Of course, you will have the chance to see and even dance flamenco. An extremely beautiful type of dance full of sentiment and passion. Without a doubt, this area has stunning beaches too. Costa del Sol and Cadiz are the most advisable ones.
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