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The Spanish History and Modern Art

Vacation in Spain may be exceptional. Marvelous climate, warm sunlight, excellent food, and great humor. Spain is unique. It’s a country so diverse in geographical features, as well as culture and ethnicity, it’s virtually impossible to sum it up in one go. It is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world and it’s not difficult to understand why. Rich history, breathtaking nature, cuisine to die for – it’s really easy to fall in love with Spain.

Madrid, the capital of Spain, is not usually associated with typical holidays filled with sunbathing and relaxation. To spend an interesting Spain vacation in Madrid, it’s better to come here outside of the main season, when the weather allows for sightseeing of the city’s greatest monuments. Numerous museums, Royal Palace, or even, for the football lovers – the world-famous Santiago Bernabeu Stadium – may be really exciting places to visit.

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During the hottest hours of the day, you may take a short break in the famous Retiro Park, among the green trees and colorful flowers, admiring the architecture of the Palacio de Cristal. Especially, if you book your stay at the Petit Palace Savoy Alfonso XII Hotel, which is located right next to the Park. It is ideal for trips with your friends or loved ones, as well as in business. Enjoy the highest comfort and exclusive atmosphere of the place, as well as excellent location allowing access to all the most interesting places in Madrid.

When in Madrid, you should taste some of the specialties of Iberian cuisine. Popular Tapas, is a small snack, like sandwiches or a small portion of typical Spanish dishes. You can start with Tapas in Terramundi Restaurant and then move on to more sophisticated dishes of goat, Galician hake, Lalin pork or even octopus forms on the island of Ons. For dessert, find the house built in the early XIXth century, where San Gines Chocolateria offers traditional churros with chocolate, on pure white marble tables.

When visiting Barcelona, you must see all the city landmarks created by the famous architect Antonio Gaudi. Barcelona still cherishes his name, over a hundred years since the beginning of the construction of the Sagrada Familia Basilica. Among other buildings designed by Antonio Gaudi in Barcelona are many houses, the most famous of which are Casa Mila and Casa Batllo. But the most worth visiting is Park Guell with unbelievable sculptures, small buildings, fountains, benches, lamps, barriers, passageways, Hypostyle Room, The Greek Theatre, beautiful Dragon Stairway and many, many more elements that will simply blow your mind.

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Book your stay near the Park, for easy access, as well as an amazing view of the whole Barcelona from the hills north-west from the city, where the Park is located. Factory Hostel in Barcelona is designed for guests who cherish the family atmosphere and a lot of privacy for a reasonable price. It’s a friendly place, run by true enthusiasts of Barcelona, where even young people can afford the joy and benefits of visiting this incredible city.

You may combine sightseeing in Barcelona with sunbathing and bathing in the Mediterranean Sea on sandy beaches of Costa Brava or find some amazing Spain resorts farther south, on Costa Duarda. The Golden Coast stretches from Barcelona to Tarragona. If you stay at Hotel Comarruga Platja, you’ll have the opportunity to not only bathe in the sun all day but also for a lot of summer activities, such as hiking, riding a bike or staying in picturesque, secluded bays.

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Costa Verde, or Green Coast, owes its name not only to pine and eucalyptus forests but also to the emerald color of the sea. The water in the north of the country is slightly colder than further south, but the weather in Spain is fine for most of the year. Costa del Azahar, or the Orange Flower Coast, also known as the Costa dels Tarongers and it stretches over the Mediterranean Sea from the mouth of the Ebro River to Valencia. This region is the perfect choice for people who dream of a quiet Spain vacation, away from the main crowds. Hotel Casablanca Suites in Peniscola offers a great range of services for a perfectly pleasant family vacation. The main building is located right on the sea.

The northern and north-western coast of Spain is over the Atlantic Ocean. Rias Baixas, also known as Rias Bajas, offers a different way to spend your holidays in Spain. However sunbathing is also a possibility, the climate in Rias Baixas is cooler and wetter.

Small towns with scenic streets and cozy pubs are wonderful for relaxation during holiday time. Stay in the picturesque Pazo O Rial hotel in Vilagarcia de Arouca, and spend your Spain vacation watching the waves hit the cliff coast, while wind sweeps at your hair or admire rare species of birds and other animals, as well as corals and sea anemones in the National Park of the Atlantic Islands of Galicia.

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Spanish territory reaches beyond the mainland. A lot of excellent Spain hotels and vacation resorts are located on the islands on the Mediterranean Sea as well as on the Atlantic. Luxury hotels in Palma de Mallorca, such as Fontanellas Playa, let you enjoy the velvet sandy beach right outside the hotel. Among the facilities, you’ll also find a pool, terrace, restaurant and café, and wellness center with spa, jacuzzi, sauna and steam bath. If you require more activity, visit the hotel’s sports center.

Canary Islands lay just off the coast of Morocco in Africa. Spain resorts on Grand Canaria are where elegance, comfort and modern amenities come hand-in-hand to offer you exclusive holidays. San Augustin Beach Club in Maspalomas has it all: swimming pools, gardens, spa & wellness facilities, restaurants with exquisite cuisine and views of the ocean from its luxury suites.

Many regions of Spain pride themselves on their distinct culture, cuisine, wine, music, and architecture. Among them, Andalusia stands out as the most oriental in the west of Europe. Cordoba is a symbol of Andalusia and possesses a lot of breathtaking monuments of Islamic architecture, including La Mezquita, the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba. Nearby is also Grenada - the famous historical city and right outside the city – the medieval fortified castle Alhambra.

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You can spend your holiday right at the feet of the Alhambra in the quiet enclave in the lower part of the Albaicin, the old town of Grenada center. The Hotel Casa Morisca offers accommodations overlooking the fortress, while itself being located in a beautifully restored fifteen-century house with a unique atmosphere and prestigious features. Morisco was the name given to the Muslims who stayed behind in Grenada after the conquest of the city by the Catholics. Houses built by them combine traditional ornaments and materials used in their architecture, such as plasterwork, arches and coffered ceilings, with new elements of gothic and renaissance that began to arrive from other parts of Europe.

The largest city of Andalusia is Sevilla, one of the most important historical centers in Europe. Sevilla lies on the banks of the Guadalquivir River and is full of historical and cultural monuments, as well as the best tapas and flamenco bars. Not just the city itself is worth seeing. The beautiful surroundings along Guadalquivir River and in Sierra Morena and Sierra Norte are ideal for walking, trekking, and cycling. Mountain villages dating back to the Copper Age, quaint taverns and old castles will let you experience the depth of Andalusian culture in a perfect blend of rural vacation.

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Spend your vacation in the heart of the historical center of Sevilla, in one of its exclusive Spain hotels. Hotel Amadeus is located right next to the Alcazar, Giralda and the Cathedral. This old-style XVIIIth century patio was adapted into a modern and comfortable hotel while respecting the Sevillan style as much as possible. You can enjoy the magic and comfort of the place, while you admire the splendid sight of the Cathedral and Giralda from the hotel terrace.

The charm of this fascinating country will stay with you long after you leave Spain. Spain is worth discovering and getting to know her customs, culture, food and sunny warmth over and over again. It is impossible to say everything about Spain’s many attractions in just a few words, so come and visit this sunny country for yourself and keep coming back

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