Spain Things to Do

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Spain Things to Do

  • Sagrada Familia

    Barcelona Things to Do

    Historical, magnificent, breathtaking were the worlds that left my lips when I saw the Temple of Sagrada Familia. It was even more beautiful than in pictures. I insist to everyone to visit it because it is the jewel of Barcelona. You can get there by metro with the line 2 or the line 5 easily.

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  • Plaza Mayor

    Madrid Things to Do

    The Plaza Mayor was built during the Habsburg period and is a central plaza in the city of Madrid, Spain. It is just a few hundred meters from another famous plaza, the Puerta del Sol. The Plaza Mayor is rectangular in shape and measures 129 by 94 meters, and is surrounded by residential buildings of four floors with 237 balconies overlooking the...

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  • Alcazar

    Sevilla Things to Do

    Surrounded by the cathedral, the Alcazar and the Royal Archives of India, this wide square is the main hub of all touristy movements in Seville. It has an image of the Virgin in the centre, but its name comes from a small monument close to the archives.

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  • Le Seu Cathedral

    Palma de Mallorca Things to Do

    Hard to miss this attraction and has to be on the 'to-do' list of any visitor to Palma. Coming from the airport you get your first view of the Cathedral dominating the city skyline. The outside is fantastic; but take time to check out the interior. The entrance fee is 6 Euro. “Le Seu”, also referred to as the Cathedral of Palma, is a Roman...

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  • Alhambra

    Granada Things to Do

    Unless you are visiting on a day with bad weather, which would be a great pity but not an impossibility (my first day in Granada was a day of steady rain, low cloud and general haziness) then you should expect stunning views from the Alhambra outcrop. From the glimpses of the Sierra Nevada mountains 'behind' you as you walk towards the main sites...

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  • Benidorm

    Benidorm Things to Do

    Did you know some 4 million visitors each year are testament to the resorts amazing organization and facilities here? With more restaurants, clubs, shops, pubs and bars than you could fit in a lifetime the facts are plain to see; Benidorm really does offer something for everyone. Visit PLAZA TRIANGULAR and be at the place of commercial Benidorm....

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  • Boat Trips

    Ibiza Things to Do

    Speedboat ‘AIR’. Skipper Neil Wood. I took 3 friends out on Neil’s boat AIR in August 2008 and can honestly say I've never had such a blast. Neil took us everywhere we wanted to go - knowledge of the island was awesome. After a cool morning just blazing around, visiting bays and doing some water skiing and wakeboarding (proper good instruction!!!),...

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  • Soller & Puerto de Soller

    Majorca Island Things to Do

    In Majorca there is a complete Island tour, which takes you through the lovely sights seeing train, to Soller, from there, in a boat to Sa calobra, and from then on a bus through the Tramuntana Sierra, A complete experience through Soller the Mountains and the sea. this tour offer is complete. I booked this journey on an advanced activity booking...

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  • Gibralfaro Castle

    Málaga Things to Do

    The name has a meaning of "rock of light" that signified a previous lighthouse built by Phoenicians of this spot. The fortress that was built in 1300's to further protect the gentry of the Granada kingdom, who could get up higher from the Alcazaba castle in case of attack. It is almost 400 feet to the fort and the highest point in the city. The...

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  • Beaches

    Torremolinos Things to Do

    The centre of Torremolinos has two good beaches - La Carihuela and Bajondillo. The only visible difference is... location, side by side. The first time we stayed in Bajondillo, and, by commodity or by the first good impression, it was my natural preference in the second visit. It is wide, safe, and the restaurants in the sand a good place to eat.

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  • Old Town

    Marbella Things to Do

    The historic centre of Marbella is a small square, whose name came from orange trees. This detail may suggest a Muslim origin, but the Renaissance style of the square shows more recent conception. Surrounded by classical buildings, it is as everything else in town a very touristy point, covered with esplanades full of tourists.

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  • Cadiz Province: towns and villages

    Cadiz Things to Do

    Very close to the waterfront, we soon encountered Castillo de San Marcos - one of the city's main tourist attractions. I stopped for a photo as we approached for a closer look (2nd photo) and four of the locals who were sitting there beside the walls gave me a wave when they realized they would be part of the scene. This relic actually began life...

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  • Guggenheim Museum & Puppy

    Bilbao Things to Do

    There are some very interesting sculptures outside the museum and in the atrium “Puppy” stands outside the museum. This giant dog designed by Jeff Kuntz has a wire frame, an interior watering system, and 25 tons of soil supporting the plants that cover it. It was intended to be a temporary exhibit at the museum’s opening, but people loved it and...

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  • Castillo de Santa Bárbara

    Alicante Things to Do

    Castillo de Santa Barbara is at the top of the White rock - Benancatil. Its height is about 160 m. The castle was constructed by Romans. Phillip II reconstructed it in the XVI-th century . It is possible to rise to the castle on a cable car. There is a small museum in the castle. There is a viewing platform at the top of the rock The magnificent...

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  • Port Aventura

    Salou Things to Do

    Port Aventura is a large theme park just outside Salou, it has all the main "big" rides, plus , children's rides and lots of live shows. You really need to plan your way around this site to fit in all it has to offer. Note, the times of the shows you wish to see, and the areas they are in, get there in good time as the theatres soon fill up. The...

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  • La Albufera

    Valencia Things to Do

    Lake Albufera is only 12k's south of the city. Lake Albufera is huge. It spans about 27sq kms and is very shallow - about 1.5m deep. It is a national park and surrounded by wetlands with about 250 different bird species. It is definately worth visiting. MaheshSamtani kindly offered to take us and we saw this stunning sunset there - more about...

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  • Cathedral / Mosque

    Córdoba Things to Do

    Ever since I was about 14 years old I have wanted to see the Mezquita of Córdoba, so to finally enter it was an incredible feeling. The architecture is absolutely breathtaking. The remains of the mosque and the current cathedral in one building don't really match at all, but that's what makes this place so unique. With all the problems in the world...

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  • Markets

    Fuengirola Things to Do

    The market site is really called '' the Fairground '' it is such a large and beautiful site that Iam sure it has many different events held here.What I do know is that Tuesday Market is held here for all sorts of goods for sale like in any market. But on Saterdays the market is a ''Flea Market , or used goods market . Vendors come to this market...

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  • Beaches

    Nerja Things to Do

    The beach is located between Playa Carabeo and Burriana beach on the eastern edge of Nerja. Access to the beach is by stairs are rather steep so it is not suitable for people with mobility problems, another option is to walk along the sand beach of Burriana. La playa se encuentra entre Playa Carabeo y playa Burriana en el extremo oriental de...

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  • Bodegas

    Jerez de la Frontera Things to Do

    Bodega Gonzáles-Byass, located in the center of Jerez de la Frontera, was established in 1835 by Manuel María González Angel and Robert Blake Byass – and the company is still run by the Gonzalez family. It is today one of Spain's most well-known sherry bodegas, and they own the famous Tío Pepe brand. The visit starts with a guided tour of the...

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  • Cathedral of Saint Mary

    Toledo Things to Do

    The central gate is the Puerta del Perdon (Door of Forgiveness) because when it was built in the 15th century, indulgences were sold here and those who came through this gate sins' were supposed to be forgiven. This is the central one of three gates/doors to the Cathedral, the others are called Puerta del Juicio Final (Last Judgement) and Puerta...

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  • City Cathedral

    Girona Things to Do

    Oh god, when I saw the cathedral from the bottom of the stairs that lead to it I noticed how impressive it is. We walked up the steps on the baroque stairway of the cathedral which is located on the highest point of the Old Town. It was closed so we walked around a bit till we return again and walk again the steps (yes, perfect for aerobic exercise...

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  • Beach

    Lloret de Mar Things to Do

    Visit the beach, of course... Lots of sunshine, soft drinks, food and sight seeing. Like the notice in the picture says: Now is the time! Lloret de Mar, the main beach looking south ; in the background the tall hotel we used to call "Kim's Coiffeur" - or "Kim's" for short - after the huge billboard that they had on the roof ... .Or had they?...

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  • Catedral Nueva - New Cathedral

    Salamanca Things to Do

    The New Cathedral stands beside the Old Cathedral and is considerably larger It was constructed during the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, after in the beginning of the 15th century, The interior architecture and decorations of the New Cathedral are rich and elegant Three chapels that are worth mentioning are the Golden Chapel, the Chapel of the...

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  • Cathedral de Saint Mary

    Tarragona Things to Do

    The Cathedral Basilica of Santa Maria is the See of the Archbishop of Tarragona who exercises his Episcopal ministry at the service of the whole Archdiocese. That Cathedral is dedicated to Saint Mary, Saint Paul and his disciple Saint Thecla. It was erected on the foundations of ancient temple. Its construction began in 1171 and it was consecrated...

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  • Santuario de la Virgen de la Pena

    Mijas Things to Do

    Perched on the hillside at the foot of the village is this shrine to the Virgin of the Rock. It was constructed in 1586 around a cave where, after five centuries, the long-lost statue of the Virgin was rediscovered by two children. The legend says that the children had been led here by a dove and saw the Virgin appear to them to indicate her...

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  • Cathedral

    Santiago de Compostela Things to Do

    Botafumeiro is the giant incense burner which was originally used to fumigate the sweaty pilgrims and according to popular beliefs is also helped against eye diseases. First Botafumeiro appeared here in XIII century. It was replaced by another one presented by the King of France Luis XI. Unfortunately this silver Botafumeiro was stolen by the...

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  • Alcazaba

    Almería Things to Do

    The Alcazaba complex is entered through a watchtower that leads to the Puerta de la Justicia via some paved steps lined with a fine array of flora. Mauve bougainvillea, prickly pear, aloe vera, mimosa, jasmine and rose bushes tumbled down the slopes providing a pleasant contrast to the sandstone coloured fortress.

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  • Beaches

    Sitges Things to Do

    What do you do in Sitges? Beach! bake in the sun, swim, swim and swim.........Sitges is the nearest place from Barcelona with nice sandy beaches...aside from Barceloneta of course which is inside Barcelona itself. We took the Renfe train for a half an hour ride from Barcelona Sants Estacio station.

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  • Churches, others

    Burgos Things to Do

    The Church of San Gil is typically Gothic church built in XIV century and reconstructed in XV and XVI centuries. This church is one of the most beautiful Gothic churches of Burgos. It was dedicated to San Gil or Saint Giles who was the Greek monk (c.650 – c. 710 A.D.). This Saint is one of fourteen Holy Helpers. The church itself has three naves...

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  • Las Ramblas

    Barcelona Things to Do

    Las Ramlas is the center of Barcelona. It's a long road full of shops, restaurants, coffee shops and souvenirs. In this street there are some masked people which have fun. You can also find some canteens where you can enjoy crepes or waffles wich smells and tastes really good. Into the narrows there are night clubs and other bars where you can...

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  • Retiro Park

    Madrid Things to Do

    I have mentioned in other tips on tis page that I spent a most relaxing morning wandering round the Retiro Park away from the hubbub of central Madrid and one of the things I stumbled upon was the Estanque or boating lake. In my experience, boating lakes tend to be about the size of a decent jacuzzi and you basically end up going round in such...

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  • Cathedral

    Sevilla Things to Do

    VThe only things that remain from the mosque built in the 12th century and replaced by the cathedral are the tower - Giralda - and the adjacent cloister, called Pateo de los Naranjos because it is all planted with orange trees. The Muslim origins can be clearly seen in one of its doors, called Puerta del Perdon.

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  • Soller

    Palma de Mallorca Things to Do

    More or less close to Palma de Mallorca, you`ll find some nice small, picturesque villages to visit: I went to Valdemossa on one day. There I visited the cultural centre "Costa Nord" which was founded by actor Michael Douglas :). They show you a short movie about the beauty of Mallorca`s northern coast there. Valdemossa is furthermore known,...

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  • Albaicin

    Granada Things to Do

    The Albaicin/Albayzin district of Granada is the site of the ancient Moorish settlement and...for me...Albaicin and the Realejo district were the two areas which most allowed me to 'touch the past'. Albaicin is a truly ancient settlement, dating from roman times (although nothing remains visible from that period). It was here that the Zirid court...

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  • Levante Beach

    Benidorm Things to Do

    Levante is the most "in" of the beaches, and where everything happens. If you don't mind sharing a square meter of sand with five people, dispute the narrow corridors (if some) between the chairs to reach the water, and sleep... when possible, then you'll be happy in Benidorm. Tedium is the only forbidden thing in place

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  • Hippy Market

    Ibiza Things to Do

    Hippy Market at Es Cana & San Carlos The Ibiza hippy market happens on Wednesdays in Es Cana & Saturdays in San Carlos (Las Dalias). Here you can buy local crafts from hippies of the island. Not only that, but there tends to be a lot music and drumming that breaks out from those more talented than us. MyIbiza

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  • West Coast

    Majorca Island Things to Do

    It's the hell of a job driving downwards the coast to Calobra. And shall we say that the sights, upon arrival compensate the effort? Well... If you admire dramatic landscapes, yes. If you wanted just to see something different in the island... Yes. If you were expecting a very spectacular site... No. But, may I ask, spectacular, is not the way...

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  • Alcazaba

    Málaga Things to Do

    Malaga's Alcazaba is simply super. It is actually the best-preserved (albeit restored and partially reconstructed) alcazaba in Spain, although it is nowhere near as vast as the Alhambra nor is it as beautifully detailed and decorated. But it's still an excellent introduction to the architecture of the rich at the height of Moorish Spain, most...

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  • Calle San Miguel

    Torremolinos Things to Do

    This year, I visited torremolinos again. I have gone from many years to torremolinos cause it´s got a lovely weather and it´s a small town so you can walk and see everything. In San miguel street,the main activity of there is if you wanna go shopping. You can find from clothes, jewelry, custom jewelery, shoes, gift shops... Always i go i shop a lot...

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  • Beaches and Promenade

    Marbella Things to Do

    Marbella has a nice clima, but will be really overcrowded in summer and the beaches are not so good, compared to Mallorca or Alicante for example. Rocky and sometimes dirty due to the crowd. Also the Atlantic ocean is not far from it so it could be chilly somedays. But offcourse you can spend all day long on the beach taking a sun bath and eating...

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  • Beaches & Seafront

    Cadiz Things to Do

    By shortly after 1 PM we were aboard our ferry again and soon on our way back across Cadiz Bay. Although there was still quite a cool breeze out on the open water, we passed two or three small open boats bobbing away on the swells as the occupants tried their luck at fishing. As on the outward trip, we again met the sister ferry coming out of El...

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  • Old Town + Cathedral - Casco Viejo & El...

    Bilbao Things to Do

    Listen, I've lived in Lanzarote for too long. I am used to the lazy pace of life on a sun drenched hot island. I fully embrace the word mañana and know how the relentless heat slows your pace. I wasn't really expecting that level of chill out in a city... especially one that's much cooler and more trendy.......but I have been happily surprised by...

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  • Beaches

    Alicante Things to Do

    The basic sight of Alicante certainly is the sea. The beach is sandy. To bathe in April is still early. Therefore I have only admired an evening view at the sea. Lights of hotels and restaurants were romantically reflected in waves... You can watch my 4 min 26 sec Video Alicante part 2 out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.

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  • Beaches

    Salou Things to Do

    A clear blue sea... a white and empty stripe of sand... a coconut tree... that's Salou. Excuse - me, I was reading a brochure, but reality is... almost that: The clear blue sea is somewhat greenish but OK. The white sand is brown. The coconut tree is palm tree. To empty the stripe of sand I just have to invite out the 20 or 30 thousand...

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