Spain is the second most popular European country among tourists after France, making tourism a significant part of its income. Tourism in Spain is divided into: wine (visiting wineries and tastings), agritourism or “rural tourism”, as well as a classic beach holiday.
Aloof in Spain are connoisseurs of museums and historical sights, who like the huge new buildings or quiet secluded villages that keep imprints of many cultures throughout the history of this country. The unique architectural ensembles in various cities of Spain are difficult to convey in words. We will dwell on them in more detail.
It is known that in the Middle Ages, Spain was one of the most religious and fanatical countries in Europe. The location between the “two worlds” - Africa and Europe, has created a unique architecture and culture.
Architectural monuments of Spain:
Mentioning Spanish architecture is difficult not to note the genius of architecture - Antonio Gaudi. Most of his works were erected in Barcelona, as he did not identify himself as Spanish, but as a Catalan architect.
One of the most famous and unfinished works of Gaudi is the Sagrada Familia (Temple of the Holy Family). In combination is protracted. The temple was conceived as a symbol of the unity of nature and man.
Also, one of the most visited tourist places in Barcelona is Plaza Catalunya. The square is replete with fashionable shops, shopping centers and colorful fountains.
Barcelona is also famous for a very beautiful nightlife. For lovers of night walks, a light and musical performance by the Montjuic fountain is sure to impress. This is a very bright and memorable place.
Another creation by Antonio Gaudi is the house “La Pedrera”, although the author conceived it as “Casa Mila”. Local residents did not recognize modernism as a genre, which is why the second name appeared. The house is unique both externally and internally.
One of the most famous and recognizable artists of the last century was the Spaniard Pablo Picasso. The museum in his honor occupies 5 separate buildings and contains over 3000 of his works.
And for lovers of antiquity, and in particular the Middle Ages, a walk through the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona will seem like a fairy tale. The oldest of the buildings was erected in 1298th. Also in the Quarter are traces of Roman influence. Only a few aqueducts have survived.
You can take a look at the whole of Barcelona from Mount Tibidabo, where the highest observation point in the city is located. From there, just a beautiful view of the capital of Catalonia.
Burgos Cathedral is a living example of such a connection. It is richly decorated with gold and stained glass.
The most beautiful square in the world is the Plaza of Spain. It symbolizes the unity of all the provinces of Spain.
Cuenca is one of the oldest cities in the world, built by the Celts. Located among the wind-bending cliffs. It has a unique architecture.
From all of the above, it can be understood that Spain is not only beaches, but also a huge number of diverse, unique architectural and historical monuments.
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