Spain Holidays 10

The best tours in Spain

Barcelona, What can I visit?

In the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, it lays one of the most impressive cities in Spain, a cultural, cosmopolitan, and lively city: Barcelona. It is the capital of Catalonia and together with Madrid, one of the most famous cities in Spain. If you want to visit Barcelona, here you will find some useful information and some places of interest.

Barcelona, Spain

First of all, we will make a reference to its streets. Barcelona has some big streets full of shops, bars, restaurants, museums and discos. Two of these impressive streets are Les Rambles and Passeig de Gràcia. The first one is probably the core of the capital. A street full of art and culture, with flowers, human statues that goes from Catalunya Square, to the old harbour. Passeig the Gràcia is one of the most famous avenues in Catalonia due to its touristic importance, its shops and its modernist architecture. There you will be able to see some of the most beautiful buildings in Barcelona: la Casa Batlló and la Pedrera.

Some of the most interesting places and buildings in Barcelona are la Sagrada Família, a large Roman Catholic Church that is still incomplete and the Park Güell, a garden with amazing architectural elements. What is more, you should also visit the Gothic Quarter, the centre of the old city where the Barcelona Cathedral lays, with its different and almost magical atmosphere, that will allow us to remember the Middle Ages. Another of these interesting paces is the Magical Fountain of Montjuïc, near the Espanya Square, that offers light and music performances.

Parc Guell, Barcelona

For those who wish to live the night in Barcelona, they can go to the Port Olímpic, a place with the best discos in Barcelona with commercial music, or to Marina, a place with alternative discos, where it lays Razzmatazz, the most famous disco of the city.

If you travel to Barcelona, try to visit as much thing as you can, get lost in its streets and enjoy the amazing, cosmopolitan atmosphere of the city.

La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain

The traveling experience from Ibiza the next step Formentera!

When thinking about having a blast of our lives and we want to be In peace with nature just you, the sand, and the sun. There is nothing better to do, than having a perfect moment to ourselves The traveling experience if you are in Ibiza can only be better if then going off to Formentera in a nice ferry.

Ferry to Formentera

The Balearic islands in Spain are a natural paradise like no other over the world where fun seems to never end.

The Balearic Islands, Located between the south of Barcelona, and the west of Valencia In Spain are really famous for their landscapes, as well for the activities to enjoy, while people talk a lot about Ibiza for being the biggest of the Balearic Islands, Formenta, being the Smallest of the habited Islands, does not mean at all, bad.

Actually what this means is that as the people saying goes good things come in small containers is simply truth!

If you are a traveler who is already thinking about going to Ibiza, know for sure that this should be a stop, because the two of them are actually quite connected, with just a ferry away one from the other and different companies willing to take you during all day, this should not be a problem to enjoy and rejoice!

Formentera beaches

Is it expensive to enjoy Formenta?

Not really enjoying Formenta, is simply a tourist paradise where the prices are not sky high, while it cannot be achieved by air, for being a small island, you do not actually need the space between the air, is not that long of a trip! –It is a simple trip on a ferry that gets you closer to the ocean, and allows us to feel again the connection with the sea.
Formenta is called the Island of lovers and there is a reason to do so, these things that get you closer to the nature, gets you closer to yourself, and obviously get you closer to your significant other. The paradisiacal place makes you feel better about everything.

Tourism in Formentera and Ibiza

How much of a nice experience can I have If I am moving on a ferry?

The geography tells you that Ibiza and Formentera are near the main land on one side with Valencia, and on the other side, with Barcelona, so you can have a ferry that takes you from inside the islands, to the other island, and back, with this said; is about choosing how to go!,
After all there are ships that will take you safe and sound, back by the destinations of your preference, choosing from Barcelona, or Valencia.

There are too many activities to do in Formentera, while a lot of people think right away, Island equal beach this island is so much more!  Its national parks, and the urban activities are more than awesome! The next time that you are thinking about a new traveling experience think about Formentera in the Balearic islands, a trip in the sea that you will simply not forget, after all is just a ferry away!

Madrid, more tourist attractions than you imagine

Madrid, together with Barcelona, is the most famous city in Spain, and also the capital of this amazing country. As the capital, the things to do in there are almost endless and each one is more interesting than the last one.

Tourism in Madrid, Spain

First of all, we will start talking about the most interesting places in the city, places that you must visit if you travel there. The first one is the Puerta del Sol, which is the most famous square in Madrid. There, you will find the Kilometre Zero. 

The next place of interest is the Plaza Mayor, one of the oldest squares in Spain. What is more, you have to visit the Gran Vía, the most famous street in the city, with its most important theatres and cinemas. 
Another place is El Retiro, a park where you will be able to relax and to enjoy a day with your family. And finally, the last one of these almost compulsory places to visit is the Puerta de Alcalá, one of the most representative monuments in Madrid.

Parque Warner, Madrid, Spain

Perhaps those are the most interesting places. However, there are three more places there that are worth the visit. Those are the Plaza de Cibeles, the Real Palace and the Almudena Cathedral.
If you want to go out in the capital, the most famous area within the tourists and the students is Huertas. This street is full of bars and discos and it is very close to the Puerta del Sol.

Another main feature in Madrid is its gastronomy. The most famous meals of the capital are squid sandwiches, patatas bravas and Spanish omelette.

Almudena Cathedral, Madrid, Spain

As you can see, Madrid is a big city with plenty of things to do. If you travel there, you should take some days to enjoy it and to visit as much things as you can. It is, for sure, a city that won’t let you down. 

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Oh, to Be in Back Barcelona, travel to Spain

Guest Posting:

Sixth grade, seven years since the last time I was on an airplane. To be honest I was completely freaked out by the thought of having to be in one again. Last time I traveled any distance close to this I was with a large group going to New York City.
This trip was my first out of the country, and my brother would be the only one going with me. We would later meet up with my Aunt Vic, the whole reason we were going to Barcelona was to see her in an Opera at Teatre Liceu; however, the thought of going through Amsterdam and then hailing a cab out of the Barcelona airport was slightly frightening.

Tourism in Barcelona

My brother Ben and I made it to Spain without incident, minus the fact that he lost his skateboard at the security check in the Netherlands. We even had our selection of cabs and cab drivers lined up as we exited. I was able to communicate with the cab driver, even though he told me that I spoke "mexican spanish".

Even the sights on the way to the heart Barcelona were breathtaking. Ben and I couldn't wait to go out and explore. As soon as we got out of the cab, we went to get the key, and found the apartment fairly easily.
We literally sat our stuff inside the apartment door and took the elevator back down to the street.

Montjuic, Barcelona

The apartment was located directly across from Port Vell, La Gamba, and El Cap. We took a walk around the port and down to La Placa de Colon before it started pouring rain and we had to turn back.
That was alright with me, because at that point I had such terrible jet lag that it far outweighed my curiousness of the city. We had so many things we wanted to do and see, and only six days.

Beaches, Barcelona

The next morning the first thing Ben went to a local skate shop and bought a board, then we went to a small local bakery and bought chocolate covered doughnuts.
The food there was amazing. It was all so natural and not very greasy. Aunt Vic was only able to spend two days traveling with us, and the first day there we were lucky enough to have her as our guide.

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

The whole week we spent going to all of the major sights, and some recommended by the locals and cab drivers. To be honest some of those were the best days we had. We saw so many cathedrals, it was almost hard to remember the names.
The architecture was amazing, and that was the main reason Ben, the architecture student wanted to go. We were able to see Sagrada Familia, La Catedral de Barcelona, and La Catedral de Santa Maria del Mar, Casa Batllo, Casa Mila, and Parc Guell.
We also got to see some less famous things, but they were no less beautiful and intricately designed than the others.

Parque Guell, Barcelona

My favorite thing was Parc Guell, a man made park designed by Antoni Gaudi. For someone like me, who's camera is like another appendage, the park was like a dream. Really, the whole city was and to come back here where everything is so fast paced and so modern was almost disappointing. Going there gave me the travel bug, and I can't wait to go somewhere else.

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