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Explore Charming Historic Buildings During Holidays to Spain


Spain is a country with the mainland making up most part of it and the rest scattered across the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean in the form of Balearic and Canary islands. You would come across diverse landscapes while holidaying in this part of the world. It includes the majestic Pyrenees and Picos de Europa mountain ranges of the European continent and the plains of Andalusia. During your holiday spent in Spain, you would also get the opportunity to visit some magnificent historic structures and ancient sites.

Food in Spain

Almost any restaurant or bar in this country offers Croquettes prepared using cured ham or codfish with béchamel sauce and covered with breadcrumbs before frying. Do not miss the Spanish omelette, which looks almost like a cake owing to the addition of potato, onions, and other ingredients. You can enjoy the popular Spanish delicacies at La Castafiore restaurant in Madrid or the Teoric Taverna Gastronomica restaurant in Barcelona.

Tourist attractions in Spain

One of the attractions you would like to explore in Spain is the Alhambra and Generalife Gardens. This palace and terraced gardens were built during the reign of Nasrid dynasty in the Middle Ages. You would also be delighted to visit the Sagrada Familia church, which is an unfinished Roman Catholic church designed by the famed Catalan architect, Antoni Gaudi. The Great Mosque of Cordoba is yet another historic building you can visit during your time spent in Spain.

Fun activities in Spain

Tarifa, a fortified Andalusian city would be a great place for kite-surfing as it has strong winds and waves along its coasts. If you are a skateboarding enthusiast, Barcelona would be the best place in the country to enjoy the adventurous activity. When you are in the province of Malaga, you can try scuba diving in the waters that surround the coastal city of Marbella. Visit the Maremagnum shopping mall in Barcelona if you wish to have a wonderful shopping experience.

Nightlife in Spain

Your nights in Spain would give you some memorable moments upon visiting some of its excellent clubs and bars. One of them is the Opium nightclub located in Barcelona, where some of the best DJs in the world have performed. It has stylish interiors and offers spectacular views of the city from its terrace. If you just want to unwind with a cold beer, an elegant sports bar and pub called Danny Boy located in the resort town of Salou would be a great place.

Accommodation in Spain

An excellent range of accommodation types can be found in Spain according to varying budgets. If you wish to have a luxurious stay, a parador would be the best choice. Paradors are luxury state-run hotels and most of them are located in former monasteries or castles. You can also book a room or suite in any of the hotels in Spain owned by large hotel groups. If you are travelling on a tight budget, you can save more by staying in a budget hotel or any of the backpacker hostels.

Festivals in Spain

Christmas and New Year are celebrated in Spain with family get-togethers and vibrant decorations. One of the popular festivals and a controversial one is San Fermin, which is also known as the Pamplona Bull Run. Throughout this festival, the participants as well as bulls race to the bull ring. A Spanish festival that is now renowned across the world is La Tomatina, which is held every year in a village called Bunol.

Best time to visit Spain

Spring from March to May is the peak tourist season in this European country. The hot and humid summer from June to August is extremely crowded with expensive accommodations. Autumn during September and October has pleasant weather and can fetch attractive discounts on hotel stays. If you wish to have a significant discount on accommodation, visit the country during the winter months of January and February. You can book the affordable holidays to Spain offered by Lowest2 for greater savings.