Six sensational Spanish sights
TD Team | 22 January 2019
If you’re planning a holiday to Spain, then check out our suggestions below of some of the top sights you should see in this stunning country.
1. Mount Teide
Mount Teide in Tenerife is the third biggest volcano in the whole world. The volcano is located in Teide National Park, which was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2007.
Andalucía’s most lively and colourful city, located on the banks of the River Guadalquivir. Seville is famous for flamenco, tapas and a rich cultural and architectural heritage. Its vibrant historic centre boasts remarkable sites, including the cathedral and La Giralda tower, the vast and impressive Alcázar Palace and gardens, and the Santa Cruz quarter with its flower-filled balconies and hidden courtyards.
3. La Sagrada Famila
The construction of the Sagrada Família in Barcelona began in 1892 and it’s expected to be completed in 2026! Gaudi, its designer, allegedly stated “My client is not in a hurry." Although not yet fully completed, you will be amazed by Gaudi’s incredible creation.
4. Guggenheim Museum
Located on the Nervión river in the bustling city of Bilbao, the Guggenheim is a fantastic museum of modern and contemporary art. Even the Guggenheim, designed byFrank Gehry, is an impressive feat of architecture.
5. Caves of Nerja
Nerja is approximately 50km east of Malaga in Andalucia and has a long history, which can be seen in the ancient paintings found in the Caves of Nerja. These caves are now believed to be just one entrance to a linked series of underground tunnels which extend many miles into the mountains between Nerja and Granada.
6. The Royal Palace (Palacio Real)
The official residence of the King of Spain, the Royal Palace is the largest building in Madrid and the largest Royal palace in Western Europe. It was built on the site of the old Alcázar, the Moorish castle that was destroyed by fire in 1734, and the old city wall around this area may still be seen.