Spain has beautiful spots just waiting to be explored. A country on Europe’s Iberian Peninsula, travellers visit for its rich culture, good food and friendly people. While people may deliberate whether travelling to Spain is a good idea following the recent ‘terror attacks in Barcelona that killed 13 people and injured around 100 last week, authorities have asked travellers to remain vigilant.
If you planned a trip to Spain and cannot cancel your flights, here are 5 things you must see:
The Prado and Paseo del Artes, Madrid
Spain is home to many great art places, the Paseo del Artes in Madrid being one of them. The Prado is the one of the most famous ones located in this part of Madrid.There is believed to be over 8,000 paintings in its full collection.The Prado was inaugurated by King Ferdinand VII in 1819 as the Museo Real de Pintura y Escultura (Royal Museum of Painting and Sculpture).
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It was later renamed to Museo del Prado by Queen Isabella II. Visit this artsy spot to view extraordinary art that will take your breath away.
Seville Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Seville, Andalusia, Spain. Known as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with the Alcázar palace complex and the General Archive of the Indies, this cathedral was completed in the early 16th century.
It is the third-largest church in the world and the largest cathedral in the world. One of the best ways to get to know the history of Seville is through a 3-hour guided tour of the Cathedral. Travellers will visit the famous Alcázar, an old Moorish fortress and stroll around the Barrio de Santa Cruz, Seville’s historical Jewish quarter.
Costa del Sol Beaches
What’s a visit to Spain without hitting the beach? Costa del Sol is the ideal spot to beach hop, get a tan or meet new people. Some of the must see beaches include Burriana Beach in Nerja and Playa Malaspequera in Benalmadena.
Toledo's Old City
Toledo is an ancient city set on a hill above the plains of Castilla-La Mancha in central Spain. It’s known for the medieval Arab, Jewish and Christian monuments in its walled old city. It was also the former home of Mannerist painter El Greco. Among the places to visit include the Moorish Bisagra Gate and the Sol Gate and the Plaza de Zocodover.
El Teide, Tenerife
Mount Teide is a volcano on Tenerife in the Canary Islands, Spain. Its 3,718-metre summit is the highest point in Spain and the highest point above sea level in the islands of the Atlantic. This spot looks amazing in different seasons.