Photogallery: Spain - In the rhytm of Flamenco
Spain - In the rhytm of Flamenco
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Spain (officially the Kingdom of Spain) is to be found on the Iberian Peninsula as well as Portugal , and partly also Andorra and Gibraltar are. Spain is a constitutional monarchy which means that rulers powers are binded by the constitution. Spain also is a member of the EU (since 1986), NATO, UN, and other important international institutions. The official language is Spanish. In some regions other languages such as Catalonian, or Basque are recognized.
Entire Spain is certainly worth a visit. Today, however, we také a sneak peak of some of its regions. We will see beautiful Andalusia, travel to Madrid, Toledo, Valencia, or make short trip to Murcia.
Text: Lenka Bauerová
Photo: Sylvie Halouzková
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.
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.
Right from the outset of the article, we have to take you to prehistoric caves near Villaluenga del Rosario. At the foot of the rocky massif that is part of the Sierra de Cádiz is the town of Villaluenga del Rosario.
Today we head to Andalusia. There we will take a look at the so-called Pueblos Blancos, or white villages that carry the charm of the ancient Moorish times. These small small villages are known by white houses typical of the Berber architecture of North Africa, a region that is home to the Moors.
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.
Today we take you back to the Asturian town of Oviedo.
We will spend the first October Friday in Merida again, where we will visit some of the other ancient sights, such as the Roman amphitheater with a huge auditorium for 15,000 spectators, who were also watching gladiatorial matches. The amphitheater was so vast that there were also naval battles in it, because the stage could be flooded and the ships were let off by a gate.
In the west of Spain, close to the borders with Portugal, there is the town of Merida, a city of amazin excavations which are protected by the UNESCO. Merida offers some of the most preserved pieces of Roman architecture.
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.
Like many contemporary cities across central, southern and western Europe, León was founded as a Roman military encampment. In particular, the seventh legion was stationed here. The city's heyday was in the 10th and 12th centuries.
Today, we visit the Spanish city of Salamanca, located in the Autonomous Community of Castile-Leon. Since 1988, the historic center of the city is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List and after reading the following lines you will understand why it is so. You will feel as if you are walking in some huge historical open-air museum.
Right on the famous Costa del Sol in Andalusia, Spain, lies one of Europe's oldest cities, Malaga. The formation of the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs and Spaniards. That's why countless sights await you. In the article and video, we'll take you to the most interesting.
Spanish cathedrals are among the most impressive of all of Europe. Neither Malaga was left behind, and between 1528 and 1782 the majestic Incarnation Cathedral grew up here, which we will now look into together.
The third largest cathedral in Europe, the sarcophagus of Christopher Columbus, the Royal Palace of Alcázar, but also plenty of culture, fine food and wine. These are all the attractions of the largest city of southern Spain. Let's go there together.
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.
Today we have the Way of St. James, “Camino de St. James ", which is an unforgettable experience. For now, however, let's just look at where you can go on this pilgrimage and why you should go on it.
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.
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.
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.
Cuenca offers a beautiful view, overlooking the gorge of the river Huecar. The location of the city has the result of a specific architecture in the form of hanging houses rise on steep rocks.
Our next goal when traveling around the island is the place called Atlantis and the Ses Salines National Park.
Ibiza is an island full of possibilities. Whether you are looking for historical monuments or for wild nature or small and large beaches. We are going to see some exciting places today.
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.
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.
If you remember, at the beginning of the previous article we mentioned that Pamplona is a city where people who like rather unorthodox experiences will thrive. So what we talk about?
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.
In the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula and the border with Portugal we find the Spanish region of Galicia.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
I believe I will visit Granada one more time at some point in the future. Yet now I head to Málaga and Córdoba.
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.
It is time to move on in the direction to Cádiz. Everybody recommended me to see it. So why not?
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.
From old fortress of San Servando I look deep down to a canyon between the rocks where the Tajo River flows. I admire the vista from the rock surrounded with the wall.
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.
«I believe in eternity», said the American essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson when proclaimed to see the genius of Greece, Italy and Spain. Without any doubt, Emerson knew Granada or, at least, he had a feeling of how it would be like.
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.
Welcome to our series dedicated to the fascinating Spanish city of Barcelona, which about we will be following three parts. In them you will know that it is a city that you should see at least once in your life.
In the second part about the beautiful city on the Mediterranean coast you can find out more about the beautiful villas that the famous architect Gaudí left here.
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.
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...
About 100 kilometers northwest of the coast of Africa, the Canary Islands lie in Atlantic waters....
Enjoy a walk along the Costa del Sol in Spain, where beautiful beaches are washed by the wild sea...
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...
Cordoba is a town, situated in south of Spain, where famous Christian-Moslem Mezquita is placed. ...
This is our third and last excursion into streets of this rich Spanish town.
Photo: Maxim Kucer
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...
Barcelona, the capital of autonomous spanish region Catalonia, situated in the northeast. To Barc...
In the north-east of Spain, in the autonomous region of Catalonia, is the coast of El Maresme, wi...
Seville is the largest city in the south of Spain and during your visit you will not know what to...
Southern people of Europe are known for enjoying several hours of dinner and afternoon gatherings...
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...