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Santiago de Compostela; is the capital of the autonomous community of Galicia, Spain. The city’s cathedral is the destination today, as it has been throughout history of the important 9th century medieval pilgrimate route, the way of St. James. In 1985 the city’s old town was designated a UNESCO world heritage site. Population: 97.000 inhabitants. What to see and do in Santiago de Compostela…? Visit de Cathedral and its botafumeiro (giant censer), tomb of the Apostle, Convent of San Domingo, Galician Folk Museum, Alameda Park, tasting octopus “a feira”, Porc with turnip tups, sardines and Padrón peppers, cheese from Galicia, Santiago cake and wines of Riveiro and Albariño… A real treat for the senses…
Granada is the capital of the province of the same name, located in southeastern Spain between the shores of the mediterranean and the andalusian hunterland. The city is located at the foot of Sierra Nevada, the highest mountain range of the iberian peninsula. Whit more than a thousand years of recorded history, Granada enjoys one of Spain’s most important cultural and architectural patrimonies besides the Alhambra, the world renowned palaces and fortresses of the Nasrid Dynasty and the historical moorish Albaicin quarter, both designated as world heritage by UNESCO, Granada boasts a renaissance cathedral dating from the 16th century. Interest places cultural and tourist near of Granada city: Las Alpujarras and Valley Lecrín. (small and beautiful white villages in the mountains with steep slopes). Guadix caves inhabited land; Huescar and Baza, Sierra Nevada Sky Resort, Hotels, tourism and mountain climbing. The coast of Granada has three of most important major resorts and warm beaches of fine sand: Almuñecar, Salobreña and Motril.
Seville; one of the most impressive lands in southern Europa, it is aland which is spectacularly attractive to tourists. Seville is a city and province full of nuances, and is testimony to the fusion of cultures between peoples: tartessians, iberians, arabs and christians have been present in the city and his six counti-areas. From Via de la Plata (Silver Route) and the Sierra Norte (northern range) to the Guadalquivir and the Nacional Park of Doñana,El Aljarafe, La Campiña, and the Sierra Sur, (southern range). Seville offers : heat, gastronomy, flamenco, singing, history, culture and attractions of a modern and cosmopolitan city in southern Spain. We can do and see in Seville…? The Cathedral and the tomb of Christopher Columbus (discoverer of America), Tower of La Giralda, Spain Square, Gold Tower, Triana District, cafes and restaurants along the Guadalquivir river, the site of “El Real” April Fair, attend a bullfight in the bulls-square. La Maestranza, walk their inhabitants (the most friendly, open and communicative in southern Europe).
Madrid; capital of Spain, is one of the cities where most cosmopolitan mix with history and spanish traditions. Madrid offers a wealth of opportunities to learn about its history, architecture, art, cuisine and people: Gran Via; the commercial and cultural heart of the city, surrounded by theaters, cinemas and shops. Plaza Mayor ; one of the best known places in Spain ; a meeting place, discussion, cafes & terraces with the best services in the gastronomic capital. Royal Palace ; now a museum, have spent the nobility and kings of Spain: an authentic beauty. Retiro Park ; a magnificent and huge public-park with a majestic lake in the center of bustling Madrid. Fountaing of Cibeles and Neptune ; the most emblematic sources in Madrid, a meeting place for the football fans. The walk of Art ; Prado Museum, Thissen – Bornemisza, Comtemporary Art Center Queen Sofia; three of the most important museums and collections in the world, in all ages and artistic trends from Velazquez, Carvaggio, Goya..to Picasso and Miro… a real delight for the senses in three square kilometers. Botanical Garden ; near the Prado Museum, plants and flowers everywhere you in to a dream trip for the beauty and exuberance.
Malasaña District ; was the neighborhood where he began the “Madrid 80’s move” and most popular bands of the moment. Chueca District ; boutiques, trendy shops and dining, from 90’s in the neighborhood became “gay” in Madrid. Stadium Santiago Bernabeu Museum ; Museum of all the trophies won by Real Madrid Football Club and visit the magnificent football stadium. Salamanca District ; known as “the golden mile”, a mecca of luxury fashion and glamor of Madrid, the first international fashion and fine jewelry. Alcalá de Henares ; (30 km from Madrid), birthplace of Miguel de Cervantes (Don Quixote). Cenvantes Museum. Historic city. San Lorenzo del Escorial ; (59 Km from Madrid), a municipality of combining nature & history with its majestic and royal monastery and basilica. Valley of the Fallen ; (58 km from Madrid), vast basilica carved into the rock of the mountain by republican prisioners after the spanish civil war from 1940 till 1958; pantheon of dictator Franco. Toledo ; (71 km from Madrid), castilian noble city, ancient, real and superbly preserved since the Middle Ages, a city in Spain with more history: jews, muslims, christians… Segovia ; (87 km from Madrid), the best preserved roman aqueduct in the world and the best spanish cuisine: roast suckling pig. Avila ; (100 km from Madrid), noble and former hometown of Santa Teresa de Jesus; religious, writer and philosopher of the sixteenth century; walled city since the Middle Ages, every street and corner of the old city breathes history and culture
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