The Best of Spanish Icons
Icons of Spain (7 nights / 8 days) from EUR 1045 per person
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Exploring one city at a time, Spain’s magic is endless. Get charmed by avant-garde Barcelona, shining Madrid metropolis, and exuberant Seville.
Depending on arrival timing in the city, have a relaxed evening around the beach or with an early morning arrival, explore the main attractions around the main street of Avenue Diagonal.
Experience the magic of Gaudi´s architecture visiting Park Güell, Casa Batlo´, and for museum lovers there is Museu Picasso, Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, while one cannot miss La Sagrada Familia and La Catedral on the first visit to Barcelona. Spend late afternoon hours at Castell de MontJüic and experience the Catalan culture by rounding up the evening at La Rambla district.
Experience how soccer conquered Spain and how Spanish soccer conquered the world with a visit to FC Barcelona. For sport enthusiast, a visit to Olympic stadium and neighboring areas is a must. Leave for Madrid in late afternoon and spend the evening in Gran Via – the grand boulevard with towering facades
Few days are not enough to explore Madrid but start off with Plaza Mayor, Puerta de Alcala, and Plaza de la Independencia. Madrid is literally bursting at seams with museums, though on a short trip Museo del Prado could perhaps be on top of the list. Experience the Spanish Royal legacy at Palacio Real, and enjoy the sunset at rooftop terrace at Circulo de Bellas Artes.
This is for the die-hard soccer fan. Checkout Plaza de Cibeles, where Real Madrid fans celebrate the wins, or Plaza de Neptune, territory of Atletico Madrid followers. Visit Plaza de Toros, the most famous bullring in the world, or keep it for your next destination where the art of bullfighting originated. Enough time for a short ride outside the city, and one is spoilt for choices – from the Valley of the Fallen to the famous aqua duct of Segovia, it’s a hard choice all the way.
A short train ride – and you are in the city that as per mythology was formed by the Greek god Hercules 3000 years ago. Visit the Alcazar – iconic Royal palace, and the Cathedral one of the largest Christian churches in the world, the tomb of Christopher Columbus, and some magnificent sights around Parque Maria Luisa, including Plaza de Espana.
Seville is the birthplace of modern bullfighting and shares the distinction with Ronda, which is a day trip from Seville. Experience the flamenco performance to round up the day, or drive down to Ronda to visit the city that was favorite with 19th century romantics.
A train journey across the breadth of Spain is perhaps the best way to wrap up your Spanish la vivencia. And, if you make an early start, then a few hours’ stopover in Zaragoza is a chance that many wouldn’t want to miss. An ethereal city with turreted castle and interior like Mini-Alhambra.