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The ultimate bucket list for Spain

Written on : 06 November 2019
By : Colombe Taddei

Are you dreaming of an escape to Spain, jewel of southern Europe? Say no more, Villanovo is taking you on a tour of Spain to discover the 10 must-do activities to optimise your holiday!

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1) La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

1) La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

La Sagrada Familia, which means the Holy Church,is one of the largest Roman Catholic Cathedrals in the world and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Antoni Gaudi, Barcelona’s son, spent over 40 years designing it but it is still under construction and has been for the last 130 years. As beautiful as the exterior is, we recommend entering the Cathedral, where you will have the occasion to admire the spectacular interiors and visit the museum on Gaudi’s designs. It is recommended to book your tickets online in advance, especially in the high season.

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2) The Guggenheim museum in Bilbao

2) The Guggenheim museum in Bilbao

To increase tourism rates in Bilbao and the Basque country, the Spanish government decided to create the impressive Guggenheim museum which opened in 1997 and was designed by Frank Gehry. The art which is presented focuses primarily on European-American axis and dates from mid-century to present time.

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3) Sip a cocktail in Puerto Banus Marina in Marbella

3) Sip a cocktail in Puerto Banus Marina in Marbella

On holiday in Andalusia? A pit stop to the marina in Puerto Banus in Marbella is a must for those jet setters out there! Villanovo recommends Breathe, one of Marbella’s most exciting venues, where you can savor exquisite and refined meals while sipping on a cosmopolitan.

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4) Visit the Royal Palace in Madrid

4) Visit the Royal Palace in Madrid

The Royal Palace of Madrid, which is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family despite them living in another palace, is one of the largest functioning royal palaces in the world! This magnificent work of art which was home to various spanish kings from Charles III to Alfonso XIII is open to the public at a cost of 13 euros, not one to miss!

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5) Las Fallas festival in Valencia

5) Las Fallas festival in Valencia

This 5 day festival which commemorates Saint Joseph of Valencia is a continuous street party which has been added to the UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage of humanity list.

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6) Watch a Flamenco show in Seville

6) Watch a Flamenco show in Seville

Villanovo recommends watching a flamenco show in Seville, the city where flamenco was born and gained its popularity. We recommend T de Triana for the most authentic show and a memorable experience.

7) La Alhambra in Granada

7) La Alhambra in Granada

This moorish fortress jewel of Andalusia, is Spain’s most visited attraction due the outstanding displays of ismamic art and architecture, which have allowed it to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

8) Hike the Camino de Santiago route

8) Hike the Camino de Santiago route

Whether you are religious or not, hiking the Camino de Santiago route which leads to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela is an essential.

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