Places to visit in Spain
You can easily get addicted to Spain due to its laid back culture and focus on living the good life, wild festivals, beautiful landscapes and excellent historical architecture everywhere you look. Among the distinct landscapes of plains, beaches, deserts and mountains there are the majestic Spanish cities with well preserved historical centers, cobble-stoned streets, stone buildings, and imposing castles, fortresses and city walls. Some of the most popular tourist attractions in Spain have become famous all over the world. Along with the popular attractions there are also many off-beat experiences like exploring the Costa Brava coastline or hiking the Camino De Santiago.
The secret Costa Brava: The stunning coastline of Costa Brava stretches from Port Bou on the edge of the French Pyrenees to the Blanes, which lies in the northern province of Girona. This coastline is especially popular with British tourists along with others because of the wonderful places which you can discover away from the crowds. There is a combination of soaring cliffs, sandy beaches, lush vegetation, picturesque villages and rocky coves along with hidden bays which can be reached only by boat. You can visit Cadaques, Chichi Begur and Port Ligat where Salvador Dali and his wife lived and worked.
Seville and Its Famous Fairs: The fourth largest city in Spain is also the capital of Andalusia and houses three UNESCO world heritage sites. These sites are Reales Alcazares palace, Santa Maria de la Sede Cathedral which contains the remains of Christopher Columbus and the General Archive of the Indies. You can wander along the cobbled streets breathing in orange blossoms and peek into tiny courtyards with a profusion of bougainvillea and sparkling fountains. On the streets you may also come across a lone flamenco guitarist. This city likes to eat and drink outdoors and the main charm of the city is its vibrant social life and buzz.
The Sierra Nevada: The sierra Nevada is down in the far south and east to Granada. It is essentially a national park where you will find the highest peaks in the entire Iberian peninsula and some of the most exotic and beautiful flora and fauna which includes the Spanish Ibex. The national park was declared a UNESCO Biosphere reserve in the year 1986. At the foot of the Sierra Nevada and facing the Mediterranean is the Las Alpajurras which is an area abounding in thermal springs and spas. The countryside of this area is full of quaint and tiny white cube houses clinging to the hillsides and you will also find goats scampering about with bells around their necks.