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Salamanca


is considered to be one of the most beautiful and interesting places in Spain with its ancient buildings constructed of local honey coloured sandstone.
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Santander


A beautiful city in Northern Spain
Santander is without a doubt one of the most elegant and beautiful cities on the northern coast of Spain and must be included on any visit to Spain. Fabulous views of the sea and the mountains are ever present in this historic city where visitors will relax in the magnificent streets with their 19th-century buildings, its charming outdoor terraces, it's many parks and its spectacular bay, considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world.
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Cap Roig Botanical Garden


Palafrugell
In north west Spain on the Mediterranean coast is one of the most beautiful places in Spain, if not Europe. It all began in 1927, when two magnificent dreamers Colonel Woevodsky and Dorothy Webster began building a castle and botanical garden. More

Castell de Guadalest


near Benidorm, Spain - the Eagle's Nest carved into the Mountain
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La Mota Castle Castillo de la Mota


North west of Madrid and south of Vallodolid is a  14th century medieval castle with long walls and large tower making it one of the largest towers in Castile which was used as a fortress and in its day was a strategic military centre.

Castile - la Mancha


Toledo
El Greco in Toledo
The city of Toledo is a monument to El Greco, a painter who found Toledo to be the perfect environment for expressing his art.
El Greco Museum and House
The house has the features one would expect of a well off Toledo household, and a courtyard with two stories and galleries, including octagonal pillars on the lower floor and wooden supports on the upper floor.

Created in 1942 the museum includes works from several collections.
The most interesting series is perhaps the Apostolate, one of the three painted entirely by the artist himself.

Aragon


Zaragoza
A settlement from the 8th century BC, unearthed in the neighbourhood shows the antiquity of Zaragoza. The old part of the city retains the urban structure created during the Roman era. Stretches of second century walls are still standing together with the remains of the amphitheatre.

The Aljaferia is an Islamic fortress, relatively well preserved, from the era of the Taifa kingdoms. A number of museums have collected some of its pieces. The most important part of what has been preserved and rebuilt is the walled enclosure, the Patio de los Narangos or courtyard of orange trees, the small sanctuary and the Throne Room, decorated during the period of reformation by Ferdinand and Isabella, the Catholic Kings.

What was during the Middle Ages the capital of the Kingdom of Aragon has a rich heritage of monuments mingling the influences of the different cultures which have existed there. Medieval streets and broad frenchified avenues make up a city with an open and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Cultural wealth that, when speaking of cuisine, transforms itself into mouth-watering recipes. Zaragoza is also an excellent starting point for visiting landscapes like the Moncayo Natural Park, or touring historic towns like Ejea de los Caballeros and Sos del Rey Católico.

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Zaragoza
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Casares
Casares dates to before Roman times, is located on the edge of the Serrania de Ronda. The parish church tower affords a fine view of the nearby hills, full of pine and Spanish fir trees, the Mediterranean and the CAmpo de Gibralter. Casares has narrow streets leading up and down the steep slopes with houses that seem to hang in the air and is a model village fully integrated into the surrounding hillside. The remains of the arab castle Vera Cruz Hermitage are declared a site of historical artistic value.

Penyal d’Ifac (Peñon d’Ifach)

Calpe, Costa Blanca North
The Phoeonician adventurer's who sailed along the Mediterranean coast thousands of years ago called it the 'Northern Rock' ( the southern rock being Gibralter) and ever since the Calpe Rock has been a symbol on the coast.

Fuentes del Algar
(Algar Waterfalls)
A beautiful river gorge, waterfalls and crystal clear pools in which to swim all set in wonderful countryside and only a short drive from Benidorm. Fuentes del Algar is not to be missed. Read More

Seville " Quien no ha visto Sevilla, no ha visto maravilla."

Seville is a beautiful city in Andalucia, Spain. It is well worth a visit not only because of its wonderful buildings and places but also its colourful fiestas, its world famous 'feria' in April and its interesting people.

The Gothic Cathedral contains over 400 works of art.

Part of the cathedral 'The Giralda Tower' is the tallest tower in Spain.

Tarragona
In the year 2000, UNESCO once again granted World Heritage Status to a Tarragona building; previously, in 1991 it had granted this same status to the Cistercian monastery of Poblet, this time it was for the Roman remains of the historical centre of Tarragona itself and its immediate surroundings: the forum, the villas of Munts and Centcelles,and the Bara arch.

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Denia on the northern Costa Blanca is a charming old town with many beaches, fiestas, a wonderful mountain and an historic castle.
Beautiful Denia

Jávea is charming town in three parts and is one of the most important tourist destinations on the Costa Blanca. The historic quarter, located two kilometres away from the coastline, preserves a beautiful architecture, with emblematic monuments such as the church of San Bartolomé, the city's neuralgic centre. The port area is still a vibrant and active fishing port as well as a yachting  base and numerous restaurants. The arenal area has miles of perfect beaches, restaurants, bars and clubs.
One of the main attractions of this region is its coastline. No less than twenty kilometres of sands and hidden coves where visitors can enjoy a swim and a wide variety of water sports.

Beautiful Javea Palau Ducal, Gandia (Gandía)
Places of Interest
Spain has 15 National Parks, of which 10 are on the mainland, 1 in the Balearic Islands and 4 in the Canary Islands.

Spain is an interesting place to visit for many reasons amongst them being it's ancient antiquity, the charismatic cities and towns, the beauty of its nature and scenery, the visually stunning fiestas, the majesty and solemnity of the religious processions and of course the Spanish people themselves- who are endlessly interesting, delightful and friendly...Read More


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