The word Spanish can instantly transport one mentally to the beautiful beaches of Ibiza, Majorca, Great Canaria and delicious local dishes such as Tapas, Empanadas, Paella. Sapin is steeped in culture, tradition and magnificent architecture, so you shouldn’t miss this place on your must-visit list.
Let’s talk about the three most famous cities in Spain:
Football is not a sport in Spain, it is culture, decency: FC Barcelona was formed by John Gramper in 1899. Popularly referred to as Barca, association football has political, cultural and social symbolism.
If there is anything other than the famous football club that Barcelona is famous for it is the genius work of Antoni Gaudi. He is a famous architect from Catalonia who built some interesting buildings around Barcelona.
Being an ardent religious man with a passion for nature, all of his works have even minute elements that depict the same. While all the buildings designed by Antoni Gaudí are equally attractive, some of the beautiful pieces are the only reason tourists come to Barcelona.
Like: Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, Palau Guell, Casa Vicens, Casa Batllo and Casa Milo. All these buildings are of great historical value. The designs range from Gothic to orientalist to Hispano-Arabic architectural styles.
There are a total of nine UNESCO recognized heritage sites in Barcelona which are the works of Antoni Gaudi. All these monuments are 30-45 in size take a taxi from Barcelona – El Prat Airport.
You can book in advance or directly hire an airport transfer service that is available outside the airport.
Madrid is not only the capital of Spain, with economic and political significance, but it is also home to the kings of Spain. The city is the center for the construction of the road to Spain, also known as kilometer zero. The largest royal palace in Western Europe, Palacio royale is the most beautiful and famous building in Madrid.
Winner of the European Golden Shoe trophy as the best goalkeeper, Christiano Ronaldo plays for Real Madrid. You can watch the team play at the Santiago Bernabeu, the stadium that houses the famous soccer team.
Spain has many world-famous museums such as the Thyssen artistic museum, the golden triangle, the Prado and many more. The oldest restaurant in the world El Botin, founded in 1725, is in Madrid. A city of churches, monasteries and palaces, visiting Madrid is no surprise.
Granada is the capital of the province of Granada which is famous for its hospitality towards foreigners. Renowned literary critic, historian and journalist, Melchor Fernandez Almagro hails from Grenada. The famous Alhambra palace in Granada was built over a Roman fort.
This is a UNESCO world heritage site. As this palace served as royal palace for several kings, it has multiple halls and courts such as hall of justice, lion court, myrtle court, hall of Abencerrages.
Described as a pearl set in stone by a Moorish poet, this palace is also known as the place where Christopher Columbus was honored for his journey of history and adventure. Another important historical figure from Granada is Mariana Pineda, El Gran Capitan.
Referred to as the most beautiful and haunted city, Granada is the city of breathing. You can also visit the neighboring cities of Cadiz, Jerez and Seville if you’re planning a week-long trip to Granada.
There are many more Spanish cities to explore like Valencia, Malaga, etc. to enjoy the beauty and diversity of Spain. Possible plan your next trip to this magnificent city.