Distinctive culture of Spain… Explore it with XcelTrip.
Sights of Spain are famous not only for the hot corrida, fiery dances and magnificent beaches. The ancient age of this country allowed it to form a rich distinctive culture, which found expression in amazing architecture. What to see in Spain, if you came here for the first time?
Let’s take a look at the main sights of the country, past which you can not pass by.
Before diving into the study of descriptions and photographs of the main wonders, we advise you to decide how your vacation will be organized. When you study the local beauty in the company of friends and relatives, you spend less money, but you will not learn about the history and traditions of the Spaniards. In turn, the guides in Spain will allow you to join the culture and think over the route so that you can see the maximum number of memos.
In the view of many tourists, Spain is an endless series of magnificent beaches of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic coast, unbridled island fun and comfortable skiing holidays. But, nevertheless, Spain is also one of the most ancient countries of Europe with its rich history, original culture and impressive architecture.
Millions of travelers from all over the globe are striving to this beautiful country warmed by the sun in order to see with its own eyes all its diversity. Indeed, for thousands of years, various nations have been creating the culture and architecture of Spain, as a result of which some eclecticism appeared in it — but at the same time, it most harmoniously conveys the true spirit and temperament of the Spanish nation.
Barcelona has been one of the richest and most developed cities in Spain for a very long time, so there is something to see. That only is worth only the old quarter in the Gothic style, the majestic tranquility of which especially contrasts with the hot temperament of this country. And one of the most outstanding architectural sights not only of the city, but of the whole of Spain, is considered the Sagrada Familia designed by Gaudi.
The Arabs brought notes of oriental flavor to European Spain, especially in Granada. This small quiet town, spread out at the very foot of the mountains, still retains the spirit of the conquering Moors. The Alhambra Palace (or the Red Palace) can be considered the visiting card of Grenada, its walls change their color depending on the time of day and the intensity of illumination, and its area is so large that it is often called the city in the city.
An incredible number of attractions is in a very small town of Toledo. It was built on a hill, from which it was not only considered impregnable, but also got its name — “toledo” means “ascended”.
The architecture of Toledo is so rich and diverse that the whole city is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. And Toledo is the favorite “model” of genius El Greco. Only in this city you can enjoy the paintings of the great native of Crete in full scale: staying directly in Toledo, admiring his amazing “Thunderstorm in Toledo”.
And, of course, it is impossible not to mention Madrid, the capital of Spain, a place where so many unusual sights are concentrated, that it is simply impossible to single out one of them and call it a symbol of the city. Moreover, Madrid itself can rightly be called a landmark not only in Spain, but also in the whole of Europe. After all, it was originally built as a royal city with the magnitude and fanfare characteristic of all kings.
And yet you can endlessly list the sights of Spain, this rich southern country is famous not only for its architectural and natural diversity, but also for its unique culture — passionate flamenco, chilling bullfighting, sparkling cocktail of Gazpacho, croquetas, ice cubes and unsurpassed Spanish wine.
Spain can not help loving, how can you not love the sound of the guitar and passionate flamenco, do not know Don Juan and Don Quixote, do not dream of the Canaries, even if you have already visited. Here, nothing is half, red and black are always together, feelings are always to the end.
The Spanish temperament is a bullfight, causing in our time a lot of controversy among animal defenders, but remaining the main entertainment of the country after football. The famous “ole-ole” is also the Spanish cry. The Mecca of football players in Barcelona will be interesting to tourists as a cultural and historical center. Be sure to visit the Montjuic fountain. At night, water and light work wonders. About three thousand people worked on the creation of the masterpiece for a year.
Hanging between Europe and Africa, Spain gave the world a unique painting and architecture. The Prado National Museum has something to be proud of. Collections of paintings by El Greco, Velasquez, the largest in the world. All objects created by the architect Antonio Gaudi are under the protection of UNESCO.
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