Spain Sports & Outdoors

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Spain Sports & Outdoors

  • F.C.Barcelona

    Barcelona Sports & Outdoors

    Even if there is no game, the Camp Nou is still worth a visit… The stadium was built in 1957, and enlarged for the World Cup (1982) to 115,000 spectators. Today, the old standing places are transformed into seats and the stadium has a capacity of around 99,000 seats. You can take the Camp Nou Experience and visit the Museu FC Barcelona, the...

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  • Real Madrid

    Madrid Sports & Outdoors

    Indeed usually don't put up these pictures but its ok. The Real Madrid FC is more than a team, its a club, a family for me. I keep in touch with hundreds of fans all over the world for life. I grew up in Madrid as a young boy became part of the team at alavin level and benjamin, left the city but once with the shirt on, it stays with you forever....

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  • Estadi Olimpic de Montjuic

    Barcelona Sports & Outdoors

    Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys (or Barcelona Olympic Stadium) was built in 1927 for the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition (and for Barcelona's bid for the 1936 Olympics, which were awarded to Berlin). It was renovated in 1989 to be the main stadium for the 1992 Summer Olympics, and it was here the opening and closing ceremonies and the...

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  • Atletico de Madrid

    Madrid Sports & Outdoors

    Portuguese are soccer lovers, jealous of the better games played in Spain. It's common, for those who may, to travel to Spain only to see a game (or a bullfight). Madrid and Barcelona are the top destinations, with Real Madrid and Atletico de Madrid dividing the capital. In the central quarter of Arganzuela, this stadium belongs to Atletico, and...

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  • Beach / Activities

    Barcelona Sports & Outdoors

    when you are on vacation you also have time to do some sports activities. You can choose among so many alternatives, and if you are here with your kids, bring them with you. It is not healthy to just relax and eat good food and drinks.

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  • Bullfighting

    Madrid Sports & Outdoors

    i know that bullfighting is a very controversial topic. thera are many reasons to be against it, and devotees have probably as many to be in favour ... but in any case i think it can never be considered as a sport and i dont know anybody keen on bullfighting that think in other way pls, dont compare bullfighting to fishing, it has nothing to do...

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  • Racing

    Barcelona Sports & Outdoors

    My daughter Jacki and I attended the 2008 F1 Grand Prix as guests of the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team. Our short stay in the beautiful city of Barcelona saw us rubbing shoulders with the likes of Lewis Hamilton and got us behind the scenes to the "paddock" where the teams set up their headquarters for the event. It is mind boggling to see the...

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  • Skiing

    Madrid Sports & Outdoors

    Be smart and have a good breakfast. If you don't have time before you go out, you can always get a bite in the local restaurant. Hot chocolate and a mix bocata is the choice for most. Be prepare to pay the price for a bite in the sky.

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  • Car Racing

    Madrid Sports & Outdoors

    Date: May 11th, 2.003 Place: Paseo de la Castellana (Madrid) After 20 years without the noise of the Formula One cars, Madrid could tremble with Renault Team for more than an hour. Spanish new idol, Fernando Martin, took the best of his racing car and fill the street up with the feeling of velocity in the same centre of Madrid. More than a hundred...

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  • Sailing

    Madrid Sports & Outdoors

    If you feel like rowing in a little boat, you can come to the Retiro Park and enjoy a nice time here. Go to the main pond (the one with the big horse statue), and head towards the yellow building with columns at the left. There you have a ticket box. It costs 3,80 euros for 45 minutes. Only 4 persons allowed per boat. It's a perfect plan if you go...

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  • Fishing

    Madrid Sports & Outdoors

    If you are really fond of fishing and don't wanna go out the city, try at the lakes of the Juan Carlos I Park. The water is not crystal clear, but there are some fishes around, visitors feed them with bread, so they are BIG!!! To get there, take the Metro towards the airport and stop in the previous stop (Campo de las Naciones)

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  • Watching football matches at Santiago...

    If you are a keen football fan of Real Madrid football team, you are able to watch football matches at Stadium Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid when Real Madrid football team are playing at home when La Liga is in full swing. There are no football matches during the summer months as football season usually begins in August until May of the following...

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  • Las Ventas Bullring

    An important, but controversial, aspect of the Spanish culture is bullfighting. In Spain, bullfighting is not considered a sport so much as it is considered an art form. All Spanish cities and towns have a bullring. Pictured here is Las Ventas Bullring in Madrid, the largest in the world.Between 1913 and 1920, the popularity of bullfighting in...

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  • Biking Camino

    Hi guys,Bikes are easy to rent and company www.bikeandride.es will deliver all across Spain. Also, not all hotels will store your bike or keep them overnight, so for that check with www.caminoways.com.CheersRo Moutain bikes

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  • Travel by bicycle.

    Travelling by bicycle in spain is great and the spanish are crazy about bike riding.Afterall it's the country of people like Indurain,Delgado,Mayo,Sevilla Sastre etc.If you are on your way up a mountain you are sure to get some cheers on your way.And Spain is getting an increasing number of bicycle lanes these days that makes things a bit easier...

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  • Running in Spain

    Nothing like being on vacation putting on weight eating rich foods! I thought I would at least try to stay in shape some of the time while on my 3 week vacation in Spain so I started visiting a Spanish runner's forum asking for advice about where to run in the cities I was visiting. I got some good feedback and discovered places on my own as well....

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  • Surfing Holiday in Spain

    Spent a week travelling around the North coast of Spain with a Surf adventure company called Surf Atlantico. Visited Austurias, Cantabria, and San Sebastian.The guys who run it (Dan and Ben) know the area really well and took us to some great beaches. Tuition and (good quality) equipment was provided. The whole thing was so hassle free and this...

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  • Bullfighting in Spain

    I went to the bull rings & the bull ring museum in Spanish cities; however, I just could not go see a bull fight. Allan did see a bull fight.Bullfighting has certainly been a popular sport in Spain for thousands of years. Recently, the people in Spain are not as interested in the sport. Once it was considered a contest of art & great skill, but...

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  • Formula One

    Being a bit of an F1 fan, I have been to Barcelona twice to watch the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix in 2004 and 2007. On both occasions the race was won by Ferrari, Michael Schumacher in 2004 and Felipe Massa in 2007. We had tickets in the main grandstand which provides great views of the starting grid and all it has to offer in the pre-race build...

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  • Sports in Spain

    Everyone knows that Soccer is "king of sports" in Spain. It has a long history in this country, being first played in 1873. It was the English and Scottish workers in the Spanish mines that first introduced this new game that they called "football". Spain has qualified for nine World Cup Finals at least. It's the leading spectator sport in Spain....

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  • F.C.Barcelona

    Soccer is, without doubt, the most important sport in Spain and in Barcelona. And Barça is 1 of the greatest European soccer teams of all times. So, if you like soccer, it would be a shame to miss the chance of watching a match in the spectacular Camp Nou.But, if you can't attend a match in Camp Nou, you have the chance of seeing the stadium...

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  • Sports in Spain

    The places to go for different sports in Spain are:Sierra Nevada(Granada) : Skiing/snow boarding.Tarifa(Cádiz) : Surfing, Windsurfing and kitesurfing.Los Caños de Meca: KitesurfingLos Picos de Europa (Asturias): Mountain climbing and hiking.The National Parks in Malaga/Cádiz: Walking/trekking/hiking/climbling.Vias Verdes (cádiz): CyclingCanery...

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  • Soccer

    Soccer is the national sport here in Spain. The most popular and a common conversation topic in bars and offices.The main teams are:- Real Madrid (Madrid)- FC Barcelona (Barcelona)- Valencia CF (Valencia)- Athletic de Bilbao (Bilbao)- Atletico de Madrid (Madrid)- Betis (Sevilla)Of all these the Real Madrid is the most well known abroad and many...

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  • Footing at Retiro Park (Madrid)

    If you are staying in Madrid for more than 2-3 days and like making some exercise, running and so, the Retiro Park is a good place to do so. Is big enough to get lost inside and forget about the traffic and noises and is full of trees and quiet paths to run around.Metro: Retiro

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  • Diving

    L'Estartit, the subject of the tip, a small tourist town in Cataluna. It is known for it's great scuba diving and three islands (medes) which happen to be protected reserves, perfect for diving.Prices are reasonable about 25 euro's for an hour, all equipment supplied, with an instuctor.This is a picture of myself doing one of the hour courses, and...

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  • futbal, the true National religion

    Everyone, (with the exception of a few odd individuals) has a futbal team that they are adament about. My husbands family are Beticos, REal Betis Bomlompie fanatics. They HATE the other team here in Sevilla, Sevilla F.C. The same goes for Sevilla fans.Common practice is the wear a towel like thing around ones neck with the teams name and emblem on...

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  • Tarifa is a poular windsurfing...

    Neither of us windsurf, but we couldn't help be impressed by the practitioners in Tarifa. Apparently, the meeting of the Mediterranean and Atlantic air masses generates a lot of wind in Tarifa, and it is one of Europe's top windsurfing destinations. I inquired -- it is NOT the place to be a beginner!

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  • Fight a bull yourself

    I think you can do this if you want. People do. I have no idea how you'd go about fighting a bull or why you'd want to. But go for it if you want to. A pink cape for the beginning of the fight and a red cape for the end of the fight. A sword is necessary to administer the final kill. An elaborate wardrobe, complete with tight pants and a hat, is...

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  • Go to a Bullfight

    Bullfighting is the national sport of Spain. Certainly, it's controversial -- especially among non-Spaniards -- for its cruelty. But, it is an integral part of Spanish culture and can be arrestingly beautiful. Bring your camera! If you want to understand machismo and bravado, you should see a bullfight. Predictably, only us guys went to the event...

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  • Bullfighting

    There are many outstanding bullrings in Spain, most notably in Madrid and Sevilla and you can join the locals for this interesting spectacle during the season which runs from late spring to late fall.

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