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IN Travel & Adventure ON 02 Sep, 2014
Hola Amigos, we hope you all are doing great. As we promised that we will start our world tour, we start it with Spain. Spain is a beautiful and sporty country, and it is a dream destination for many photographers and travelers. While writing this story, we felt as if we were travelling through these fabulous places ourselves.
What makes Spain so candid for photographers is the surrounding of Mediterranean Sea. Spain is famous worldwide for the football team clubs which are Real Madrid and Barcelona. Make sure you visit all of these places when you travel Spain. Share this with your friends who love to travel.
Menorca is an island located at Spain. Menorca is the easternmost and with an area of 701 square kilometers, the second largest Balearic island. In the heart of the western Mediterranean situated, it extends in length from east to west, from sunrise to sunset. Menorca has a length of approximately 50 and a maximum width of 17 kilometers. (in pic, Martello tower, Alcaufar with Illa de laire lighthouse in the distance)
The island is known for its collection of megalithic stone monuments: navetes, taules and talaiots, which speak of a very early prehistoric human activity.
The nature is in the best form here and truly I will visit this place as soon as possible.
Seville is one of the most beautiful cities of Spain. It's located in the largest city of Andalusia. It is situated on the plain of the River Guadalquivir.
Seville is approximately 2,200 years old. The passage of the various civilisations instrumental in its growth has left the city with a distinct personality, and a large and well-preserved historical centre
San Pablo Airport is the main airport for Seville and is Andalusia's second busiest airport, after Malaga. The airport handled 4,051,392 passengers and just under 5,000 tonnes of cargo in 2009. It has one terminal and one runway. (Source- Wiki)
The most important art collection of Seville is the Museum of Fine Arts of Seville. It was established in 1835 in the former Convent of La Merced.
Alicante is a very old city and inhabited since 7000 years. Alicante enjoys mild winter temperatures, warm to hot summers, and little rain concentrated in equinoctial periods. It is loved by the tourists.
Peniscola is a municipality in the province of Castellon, Valencian Community, Spain. Peniscola hosts an annual comedy film festival that draws Spanish and foreign actors and filmmakers and features screenings in historic venues.
Peniscola Castle was built in the Muslim period to be subsequently conquered by Jaime I. In 1294 it was ceded to the Knights Templar castle that remodeled it greatly. But the Templars were defeated and the castle fell into the hands of James II gave him the Order of Montesa. And here comes the most glorious of this fort, when the Order of Montesa gave the castle to Pope Benedict XIII, Pope Luna, who became his habitual residence. During those years he was papa Peniscola and the castle was remodeled again. Today we find much the same way he left in 1423 Benedict XIII.
San Sabestian is a coastal city and municipality located in the Basque Autonomous Community, Spain. It's so magnificent that you may forget that you are in the real world.
If you are lucky, you will find this kind of sunset in San Sabestian.
The events such as the San Sebastian International Film Festival have given this place a new Dimension and a new life.
Madrid is the largest city and the Capital of Spain. Madrid houses the headquarters of the World Tourism Organization, belonging to the United Nations. hile Madrid possesses a modern infrastructure, it has preserved the look and feel of many of its historic neighbourhoods and streets. Its landmarks include the Royal Palace of Madrid; the Royal Theater, the Buen Retiro Park, National Library, etc.
The Puerta de Alcala is a Neo-classical monument in the Plaza de la Independencia (Independence Square ) in Madrid, Spain. It stands near the city center and several meters away from the main entrance to the Parque del Buen Retiro. The square is bisected by Alcala Street, although the street itself doesn't cross through the monument, and it is the origin of the Alfonso XII, Serrano and Olozaga streets. Its name originates from the old path from Madrid to the nearby town of Alcala de Henares. Madrid in the late 18th century, still remained a somewhat drab villa in appearance, surrounded by medieval walls. Around the year 1774, king Charles III constructed a monumental gate in the city wall through which an expanded road to the city of Alcala was to pass, replacing an older, smaller, gate which stood nearby. It was inaugurated in 1778.
There are many statues and beautiful artistic things in this park.
Royal Palace of Madrid is the official use of Spanish Royal Family. Now, it's only used for state weddings. The palace has 135,000 square metres of floor space and contains 3,418 rooms. It is the largest palace in Europe by floor area. The interior of the palace is notable for its wealth of art and the use of many types of fine materials in the construction and the decoration of its rooms
This is the largest park in Madrid. It's one of the oldest as well. It's construction was completed in 1631 A.D. It's very close to the Puerta de Alcala and not far from the Prado Museum.
Ibiza is an island at the east coast of the city of Valencia.
It is well known for its summer club scene which attracts very large numbers of tourists
Ibiza is truly a traveler's paradise. Ibiza is the home of the noted port in Ibiza Town, and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Catalonia is controversial, and there is a conflict that it exists in Barcelona or it exists in
Santiago De Compostela is the capital of Galicia Autonomous Community in North Western Spain. This city existed in 9th century and it's now UNESCO heritage site with the one of the best tourist attraction.
The city has its origin in the shrine of Saint James the Great, as destination of the Way of St. James, a leading Catholic pilgrimage route originated in the 9th century.
Asturias is an ancient city which thrived in the 9th Century during the times of Middle Ages. It was known as the Kingdom of Asturias.
There were romans who left back many historical references which included paintings, utensils, etc.
The Santa Cueva de Covadonga is a Catholic sanctuary located in Asturias, northern Spain. It is a cave in the Picos de Europa mountains, which gives its name. The meaning of "Covadonga", from the Latin Cova Dominica is "Cave of the Lady".
Once upon a time, the Turia River ran through Valencia, Spain. The river was prone to floods, and in 1957, a particularly strong one did massive damage to the city and even killed many of its citizens. The citizens of Valencia diverted the river out of the city and turned the riverbed into a fabulous eco-park.
It's really weird-looking but they made it because they were adamant to change the course of the river. Later it became a unique thing.
It also holds an Aquarium. We haven't included some more sites right now but we make sure there will be many more stories on Spain in Future. Share this story if you like it.