Photogallery: Spain: Barcelona - the city of dreams
Spain: Barcelona - the city of dreams
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No. of pictures: 40 pictures
Barcelona, the capital of autonomous spanish region Catalonia, situated in the northeast. To Barcelona's most important sights we can include the Sagrada Família, Gaudí's Park or popular and crowdy boulevard La Rambla.
Foto: Maxim Kucer
In the south-western part of Europe on the Iberian Peninsula lies Spain. Its 4 964 km of coastline, together with cities such as Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia, make this country a tourist power.
Salvador Dalí. A name that lives 30 years after the death of its bearer. This eccentric artist has left an indelible surrealistic footprint not only in painting, sculpture, photography and literature, but also in architecture. And it was in this area that it was most realized in its homeland, the so-called Wild Coast (Costa Brava) of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia in the north of Spain.
In the last part, we have just got a glimpse of Avila,a home to 60 thousand people. Today we will continue on our trip and see some more of city's interesting sites.
In the first part of our story about León, a city in northwestern Spain, we introduced the local monastery, which is now a luxury hotel, and we stopped by Casa de la Botines from the famous architect Antonio Gaudí. In the second part of our trip we will take you through the college church of Saint Isidore, the Cathedral of Leon or the Museum of Modern Art.
After vacation on Costa del Sol, Spain and walking through picturesque seaside towns, we have decided to experience the adventure. So we set out on the most southern tip of Spain, which is the United Kingdom's overseas territory - to Gibraltar.
Even though summer is slowly coming to an end, it is still a good time for vacation. Today, we will head the sunny country of Spain, more precisely to Andalusia. We will see the province of Malaga to enjoy the Costa del Sol.
On this very day we take you to the Spanish island of Mallorca situated in the western regions of the Mediterranean Sea. It belong to the Balearic Islands autonomous region. As it is winter now, the beginning of the year is the best time to plan a summer vacation. The following lines should introduce you to this amazing, shiny island.
Palma de Mallorca (Palma is an oficial name) is the capital and the largest city of the Balearic Islands. So, how can you enjoy a vacation here?
There is a small British enclave in the southernmost tip of Spain (Andalusia region known for the cities of Cordoba and Granada mostly). The earliest finding of human settlement dates back to the Stone Age here. A skull of a Neanthrtal man was found there. Later, armed struggles were led over the this strategic area which was annexed by the United Kingdom eventually.
A beautiful city scenting with orange trees is located in Andalusia, south Spain - Cordoba (Córdoba in Spanish). The city is protected by UNESCO. Tourists are lured in for its Arabic architecture originating around the year 1000. The city was an important part of Islamic cutlure back then.
Malaga (correct Spanish spelling is Málaga) is the second largest city in Andalusia. It is situated on the Mediterranean coastline. It is a center of the famous Costa del Sol resort.
I walk in the park around Museum Prado. It is the temple of the art. Yet even the greatest of the art enthusiasts would get tired after couple of hours.
On my road from Cádiz to Toledo, I spent couple of days in Lisbon. I think I really deserve some comfort and a shower. Thus, I would live in a hostel this time.
It is time to move on in the direction to Cádiz. Everybody recommended me to see it. So why not?
If you are thinking about this year's holiday, be sure not to forget the Canary Islands in your choice. Although geographically a part of the African continent, it belongs to Spain. Tenerife is their largest island and attracts not only the tranquil atmosphere, but also the more demanding tourists for its unique beauty of volcanic nature.
This time, we invite you to sail across dozens of kilometres of coastline in the north-east of Catalonia called the Costa del Maresme, located between lively Barcelona and the irresistible Costa Brava.
You can go to the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage from a number of different places, such as Spain and Portugal. But today we will go the better, the French Trail.
Almost everyone knows the Dead Sea in Israel, but have you ever heard of the European one? This seawater lagoon is located in the Spanish region of Murica and is called the Mar Menor.
Today we set off about 100 km from Barcelona, to the Costa Dorada. This place is also known as the Gold Coast due to its beautiful beaches.
In the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula and the border with Portugal we find the Spanish region of Galicia.
Let´s delve in this magical city.
This time we are in a city with thousands of years of history. A city that is located not very far from Madrid and that boasts a Roman aqueduct of, attention, more than 2000 years old.
Spain has almost 8,000 kilometers of coastline, including the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean coast. Today we will visit a region located in the Autonomous Community of Catalonia (Spain consists of 17 autonomous communities), namely the province of Gerona.
On our website you can find articles about various interesting cities. We recently visited Valencia and New Jersey, for example. Today we will focus on the picturesque metropolis of Catalonia - Barcelona. This is a city that you will definitely like. Why are we so confident? Because this city just has everything. It offers so much that you can't be disappointed.
Famous for the Fallas of Valencia, maybe you have heard it sometime in the past, but also for its gastronomy, its good climate and for its love for life. A city not as well known perhaps as others (Madrid, Barcelona) but that undoubtedly has nothing to envy.
The monastery high in the mountains has for centuries been a refuge for the Benedictine monks, who are here guarding the miraculous statue of the Black Madonna of Montserrat. Maybe you belong to pilgrims who will go to her to worship. But even if you do not believe in miracles, take a day trip here from Barcelona. It is an exceptional and impressive place.
Cordoba was the richest city of the West and the center of Islamic culture. First emirs resided in Seville. In the sixth year of Arab occupation (716) Emir Alhor moved his court to Cordoba. The ruled as deputies of the caliph of Damask. They were military warlords subordinated to the might of the House of Umayyad.
I believe I will visit Granada one more time at some point in the future. Yet now I head to Málaga and Córdoba.
My trip to sunny Andalusia, rhythm of unbounded and wild guitarist Paca de Lucía, flamenco dancers, people of Sevilla goes on and this time it takes place in marvellous Granada.
Huge almost 350 hectares area, a number of charming nooks, adapted shrubs, flower beds, shady forest and the sun-heated artificial lake with romantic boats, rare statues and memorials or musicians. Such is the Madrid Retiro Park. Lots of visitors come there to find a respite, a romantic atmosphere, opportunities for active sports or cultural enrichment.
The tenth day of our journey we made a trek in Sierra Nevada Mountains and climbed up to the top of Veleta (3392 m), the second greatest peak of Spain.
The 5th Day (Friday) - A Walk Throughout Barcelona - For the Second Time
The Fourth Day - Barcelona - A Town of Dreams
Finally, we arrived to Spain, in the course of the third day!
The Second Day (Tuesday) - Still in France
After introduction and brief outline for potential travellers, let's follow a story of our excursion.
Two members of INFOGLOBE Team undertook an excursion to countries of Iberian Peninsula. Within next coming weeks, you can read our experience and impressions, have a look at the photos enclosed and, maybe, to get the inspiration, what to visit, etc.
The town of Karviná is situated approx 19 kms from Ostrava, has 64000 inhabitants. On north neighbours with Republic of Poland.The town is placed on flat and moderated undulated surface, connected with coal mining.
The town of Rožnov pod Radhoštěn is situated at foot of Vsetín Hills in eastern distance of 12 kms from Valašské Meziříčí. in an altitude of 378 m of sea level. The town flows Rožnovská Bečva river. First notice is dated to 1267 when Bruno of Schaumburg mentioned the town in a register of hos ownership.
In the third part of our series you can learn about other notable references genius of Antonio Gaudi, which are the Sagrada Família and Parc Güell.
This rich city boasts with more than just architecture of brilliant Antonio Gaudí. In today’s part we will visit local aquarium and Barcelona coast promenade where are berthed historical ships and other interesting things.
Whether you are lured by noisy streets of Sevilla, rhythm of flamenco and Sevillans, mystery of Cordoba, charm of Cadiz, or beauty of Granada with the Sierra Nevada in the background. You simply can’t let this slip away...
I visited the Catalonian capital with my family for a week in the time of Christmas holidays. I like to learn about culture of the country I spend my time in so I spent lot of time wandering in the streets, in parks or had breakfast in back-alley cafes with locals. I enjoyed hours-long dinners having great tapas and even better wine. I tried to met as new people as possible. True, only disadvantage was that I didn’t speak Spanish or Catalonian.
In narrow streets of historical center in Barcelona is really easy to get lost. However, you can be sure that you would always end up at some cathedral or, at least, small shrine. They are hard to see from distance, they just suddenly pop up in front of you. On the other hand, famous Sagrada Família is easy to see from distance.
Having 512 meters, Tibidabo is the highest summit of the Serra de Collserola. Therefore, you should miss it if you want to enjoy one of the best vistas over Barcelona. Tibidabo is on city’s northwest. You can easily distinguish it for its white temple on the top.
Spain’s second largest city, the center of Catalonia, popular destination of digital nomads, and mostly the place from where you bring countless great experiences. Barcelona is very kind to any type of traveler and you can visit it in any season.
Our trip to sunny Spain will be the last remark on summer this year that for the last time shows itself as the weather is really good this week.
Certainly I am not the only one who used services of a lowcost airlines. To be honest, I have never regretted doing this. I was pleasantly surprised that such a journey gave as a bonus.
There was a time in where it was a village. That village was called Benidorm. We are talking of the years 1950s. Suddenly, I mean s-u-d-d-e-n-l-y, the Spanish government of that time decided that as we had such a lovely weather and those lovely beaches why were not we to use it to attract tourists.
The visitor will feel at home in the Patio de los Leones whose fountain, surrounded by a slim gallery of 124 columns, provides a humane architectonic space put to the service of men, in a miraculous mixture of geometry, light and rhythm.
Many people may have heard about Seville before. Many of them are accustomed to see its image represented along with the Giralda, watching the city aware of all what may take place, from its 94 meters heights.
In Southern Spain nearly embracing Africa there is an unforgettable place full of warm colours and exciting and vivid experiences.
«To the Prado Museum, to which I owe so many hours of happiness».
We bring you the last part of our series on sunny a shinning Barcelona. The trip will end on Montjuïc.
Today's photogallery takes us to Mallorca, one of Balearic Islands. Spain's largest island featur...
A narrow 6.5 acre peninsula is not only a sought-after tourist destination but also a strategic l...
The city which never sleeps. This is probably the most accurate nickname to the second largest ci...
Spain (officially the Kingdom of Spain) is to be found on the Iberian Peninsula as well as Portu...
The capital of Catalonia - Barcelona is located on the Mediterranean Sea, in the north-east of S...
Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, including its highest peak of Spain (Mulhacen - 3482 m) is spreaded...
A walk throughout one of most astonishing town of Iberian Peninsula.
Photo: Maxim Kucer
Granada is a centre of a province of the same name. In past, the town was important as a ca...
The second walk through beautiful Spanish town.
Photo: Maxim Kucer
Valencia is a capital of a province of the same name. The town is inhabitated with more than 800 ...
Figueres, the town with 40 thousands of inhabitants, became a birthplace of Salvadore Dali,o...
In the north-east of Spain, in the autonomous region of Catalonia, is the coast of El Maresme, wi...
Between the lively Barcelona and the irresistible Costa Brava is a coastal strip of several dozen...
Barcelona is an ideal destination for anybody. You can make a tour to sights and galleries. Or yo...
It is easy to get lost in the historical center of Barcelona. You will always end up at some cath...
If you want to enjoy one of the best vistas of Barcelona, part of Catalonia, and the Pyrenees the...
Barcelona lays on the Mediterranean Shore in the very heart of Spanish province of Catalonia . Th...