Spain is bordered by the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean Sea, and its history goes back thousands of years. It thus offers many different attractions that include the following:
Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela is the capital of Galicia, a region in northwestern Spain. It is famous as the final destination of the Camino de Santiago (“Way of Saint James”), a pilgrimage that dates back to the 9th century. Saint James’ tomb is said to be located in the city’s cathedral in the heart of town. The cathedral was completed in the early 13th century and is famous for its bell towers that stand 260 feet (80 meters) tall.
Aqueduct of Segovia
The town Segovia, which is about 60 miles (97 kilometers) north of Madrid, boasts a remarkably well-preserved Roman aqueduct. The aqueduct, which was built in the first century, is about nine miles long. It also has 167 arches, some single and some double. Segovia also has a castle and a cathedral that are worth exploring.
Madrid is both the largest city in Spain and its capital. It is home to a variety of tourist attractions like the Royal Palace, the home of Spain’s King, Felipe VI. Other attractions include Plaza Mayor, home of the San Miguel Market, and Puerta del Sol, a plaza that hosts various festivals and street performers.
The Alhambra is a palace located in Granada, a city in southern Spain. It was constructed by the Moors in the late 9th century and was renovated by Christian kings around 700 years later. The palace thus displays a variety of art and architectural styles. Perched on a hill, the Alhambra provides stunning views of Granada. It is also known for its gardens and fountains.
Completed in 1997, the Guggenheim is a massive modern art museum that sits on the banks of the Nervión River in the city, Bilbao. The museum, which was designed by the architect Frank Gehry, is known for its wavy and curved exterior that is covered by massive sheets of titanium and glass. The permanent collection includes works by Basquiat, Jeff Koons, Louise Bourgeois, Mark Rothko, Richard Serra, and Anselm Kieffer.
The above list is just the tip of the iceberg. Spain has a lot to offer to the discerning visitor.