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Excellent locations in Spain
Cadiz

A 3,000 year old city packed with interest and atmosphere.

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Salamanca

Salamanca is a city that delivers its gems with considerable finesse, this is Spain's plateresque city with so many succulent buildings on offer.
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Valencia

With an ancient culture as heritage, 'The Valencian' is imaginative, susceptible to natural beauty, and with an aesthetic eye. There are few cities in the world like Valencia, able to creatively combine the remnants of its ancient history, dating to the year 138 BC, with the most modern, innovative and avant-garde buildings of the new age.
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Murcia


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The Aqua Natura Water Park kids theme parks
 The Aqua Natura water park in Benidorm  is a spacious park with more than 40,000 square meters dedicated to aquatic fun, excitement, relaxation and leisure.
Aqua Natura presents shaded areas to help withstand the sun of the summer months, a VIP area reserved for those customers who want more privacy and a  daily foam party for both children and adults.
The most daring can now enjoy the excitement of the 1,000 meters of multitrack slides designed for adults and children. Don't miss 'La Cresta', a mini-slide; and the exciting  23 meters power slide known as 'hydro turbo'.

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The Gothic quarter of Barcelona is an absolute must for all visitors to this ancient city. Experience the profusion of alleyways and squares in the centre of Barcelona, where the presence of palaces, houses and Gothic churches reveals the city's medieval past and provide excellent entertainment in Spain. The Gothic Quarter  is one of the top ten places to visit in the city of Barcelona and provides some of the best Entertainment in Spain.

Map of the Gothic Quarter in Barcelona

Top Ten Sights to see in Barcelona


Teleférico Fuente Dé
is an easy way to the top of a mountain to see fabulous views over the amazing Picos de Europa. It rises through 750 metres to a height of 1,850 at the spectacular Upper Station.
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The Horse Races in Sanlúcar de Barrameda
Serious Horse racing on the beach in a beautiful setting.
The races are held over three days at dusk and low tide.

Cap Roig Botanical Garden
Palafrugell. In north west Spain on the Mediterranean coast is one of the most beautiful places in Spain, if not Europe. It all began in 1927, when two magnificent dreamers Colonel Woevodsky and Dorothy Webster began building a castle and botanical garden.
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Valencia

The best place to visit in Spain It is said that this region has the healthiest climate in the world. Valencia has so much more to offer than great weather, sunshine, perfect beaches and incredible mountain scenery.
Capital of the Valencia province, on the river Turia and the eastern Mediterranean coast of Spain in the richest agricultural area of Spain. Valencia is a charming city with a lot to offer the visitor at all times of the year. Even Roman soldiers back in the day with all their empire to choose from, came back to Valencia to retire. The space, beauty and wonderful climate is having the effect of attracting more and more international events from The Americas Cup to the F1 GP.

Valencia
La Tomatina Valencia,  'La Tomatina', don't wear your best clothes because this is a massive tomato fight in the street and everyone gets smothered in sloppy tomatoes. Spain has many unusual festivals but this is one of the best.
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The Valencia Cathedral built on the site of a mosque which in turn was built on the site of a Roman temple, work began in 1262 and was completed a century later.

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In the Valencia region in the city of Alicante a wonderful city and event to visit is Las Hogueras de San Juan including bull fights. 20-24th June.

Valencia

The Amazing Fallas/ Fires
In March in the Valencia Region and also in July in Alicante, they have huge festivals, everyone dresses up in traditional costumes and they party all through the night steadily burning the fallas, enormous effigies. The best things to see in Spain. The bands march and play, the streets are filled with noisy raucous people. Their are fireworks everywhere, fireworks so wonderful it's hard to believe. The scene at Las Fallas is extremely cathartic and difficult to describe, but resembles a cross between a bawdy Disneyland, the Fourth of July and the end of the world! "

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Valencia - winter time fun



Have you thought having a quick ski on the piste in the morning and then lying on the beach in the afternoon, all possible in Valencia. Ski resorts much loved by the Spanish (who like to keep them a secret) are just an hours drive from the centre of Valencia.

Valdelinares



Valdelinares is located in the Sierra de Gudar in the Spanish region of Aragon just across the northwest border of Valencia. This mountainous region is a beautiful area of Spain and yet so close  to cities and one of the best places to visit in Spain. Valdelinares is near the city of Teruel just over one hours drive from Valencia and the Mediterranean coastline. The resort has pistes of green, blue and red runs with drag lifts and chair lifts. There are cafes, a ski school and equipment hire shops. There's no accommodation within the resort itself but there are plenty of hotels in the nearby villages. The 6.5 kilometres of runs are kept open throughout an extended season assisted with the aid of 100 snow cannons. There is excellent après-ski here is good both in one of the resort's cafes or there some wonderful bars and restaurants in local villages such as Alcala de la Selva and Mora de los Rubielos. All with the finest Aragon cuisine at a fraction of the price charged in the more popular Alpine resorts. There is also the other very popular ski resort of Javalambre in this area, both are within 1 hour 15 minutes of Valencia and its beaches. Javalambre resort has seven pistes consisting of one red run, four blues and two greens and all the facilities including a ski school, full equipment hire, bars and cafés all on offer. This too boasts fantastic scenery and is a great place for a family ski day.

TOURIST OFFICE VALDELINARES
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44413 Valdelinares (Teruel)
Tel: 978 80 April 18


Opening hours

Tuesday to Thursday 10 to 14 to 16 to 18 h.
Fridays and Saturdays from 10 to 14 to 16 to 19 h.
Sundays and holidays from 11 to 14.30 h.
Mondays closed.

If you want to keep abreast of what is happening in Valdelinares visit our blog:
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Near Alicante, Valencia region is a wonderful natural feature, an amazing series of caves
La Cova del Rull is filled with stalactites and stalagmites.




Along the coast and slightly inland from Benidorm is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Spain;
Castell de Guadalest, the Eagle's Nest carved into the Mountain. One of The best places to visit in Spain with amazing views over the surrounding countryside.
view from Guadalest Castle

Breathtaking.

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The City of Arts and Sciences
Hemispheric,
						 City of Arts & Science, Valencia, Spain
Valencian: Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències, Spanish: Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias is a futuristically designed group of buildings in the city of Valencia, Spain
These buildings contain, concert halls, exhibition halls, auditoriums, aqua parks, huge underwater marine exhibits, children's play areas.
You can ride on little trains, hire a push bike, play in free areas, enjoy the sunshine and take a gentle stroll in the heart of a wonderful city. Read More

Barcelona Gothic Quarter





The centre of the old town in Barcelona is the Cathedral dedicated to St. Eulalie

Barcelona Cathedral St Eulalie

The neighbouring streets form the Barrio Gótico
 (Gothic Quarter) of Barcelona, Spain. Almost all of the buildings which have survived from the middle ages in Barcelona are in this area. The Cathedral which does not attain the proportions of those in Sevilla or Salamanca, was begun in the 11th century and completed in the 15th. It is contemporary with the best epoch of Gothic art. It is not the work of artists and architects from the North but of regional masters who created a Catalan architecture. Read More



La Rambla

Barcelona
Just enjoy a stroll through the historic streets of Barcelona, no hurry, no rush; people watch, chat to the shop keepers. Enjoy. One of The best places to visit in Spain.

Way of Saint James
An astonishing story and still an important place on the Christian map.
Aragon, Spain



Santes Creus Royal Monastery

Aiguamúrcia. One of The best places to visit in Spain. The beauty of the main cloister overshadows the peaceful tranquillity of the back cloister, which has been found to be difficult to date.

Madrid

Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, Madrid

("Monastery of the Barefoot Royals")
A Hapsburg founded monastery that is the home of a fascinating museum of religious art treasures. An important building in Madrid and an interesting inclusion on any visit to the city.

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Madrid
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum Madrid contains famous paintings dating from the 14th century up to the masterly pop art of the 20th century. The collection put together by the Thyssen-Bornemisza family is a wonderful place for a journey through the different "Isms" of art, starting with Impressionism.

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The Prado of Madrid
The Prado has the most detailed collection of Spanish art from the 11th-18th centuries and extends to some world's most famous masterpieces by great universal artists such as El Greco, Velázquez, Goya, Bosch, Tiziano, Van Dyck and Rembrandt.
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Why not visit one of Madrid's impressive museums?
The Museum of the Americas
contains one of the most important collections of  Americana artefacts in the world, Mostly from South and Central America the collection boasts over 25,000 items.

Castile and Leon Valadolid
Medina del Campo
Castillo de la Mota
A castle that was begun in 1440, although most of the work dates from the era of Ferdinand and Isabella. The moat, sloping walls, different types of defensive ramparts and high castle lead to the conclusion that it was designed to withstand artillery attacks.
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Festival of el Toro
 17th-19th August
 Bullfights with capes and bullfights with sharp sticks, penning. Mass, procession, dancing, street parades, exhibition. Held on the penultimate weekend in August.
 VILVESTRE.
Castille y Leon

Guadiana River and National Park.

In Castilla-La Mancha is the Guadiana River and National Park.
Beautiful countryside filled with magical views, waterfalls, rare flora and fauna; this area of a Spain is a haven for those who like wild beautiful landscapes.
The upper flow of the Guadiana River covers a 19,000 km2 belonging to the provinces of Albacete, Ciudad Real, Cuenca and Toledo.
This area also offers  The  National Park Las Tablas de Daimiel and Natural Park Ruidera. There are guided tours of the towns of Almagro and Villanueva de los InfantesTwo gems of historical and cultural heritage of Castilla-La Mancha. One of The best places to visit in Spain.
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Salamanca
Salamanca which is said to be one of the best places to visit in Spain the reasons are many it is said to be one of the most beautiful and interesting places in Spain with its ancient buildings constructed of local honey coloured sandstone. One of the best places to visit in Spain.
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Best Places to visit in Andalucia, Spain.
Essential tourist stops on all visitors itinerary in southern Spain should be The Alhambra Palace; The Alcazar Palace and The Mezquita. The Alhambra Palace in Granada is the perfect tourist site, a gratification of the senses for every visitors physical and mental appetite for history and beauty in a single building. Down the road in Seville they have the lavishly ornamental Alcazar Palace.

Mezquita
The Andalucian capital Córdoba has the consummately beautiful Mezquita, the most grandiose mosque ever built. Read More

The Alhambra
Granada
A World Heritage site.
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Castles in Spain


Teleférico Fuente Dé
is an easy way to the top of a mountain to see fabulous views over the amazing Picos de Europa. It rises through 750 metres to a height of 1,850 at the spectacular Upper Station.
picos de europa cable car
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BURON.
Castille y Leon

Picos de Europa
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Wild Wolf Experience.
Life- long naturalists John and Margaret Hallowell run responsible, inspiring wolf-watching tours in the Sierra de la Culebra throughout the year. This area of Zamora offers one of the best opportunities to see wolf in Europe. Members of the UK Wolf Conservation Trust, they are campaigning to stop the legal trophy hunting of wild wolves in Spain. Their aim is to give people an insight into the life of this iconic predator ...and hopefully a wild wolf experience!


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Tabernas

Home to the 'Westerns' of the 1960s and 1970s

Tabernas, Almería province, Andalusia, Spain, is located on the edge of the famous Tabernas Desert, the filming location of many feature films and TV series.

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Spain is an interesting place to visit for many reasons amongst them being it's ancient antiquity, the charismatic cities and towns, the beauty of its nature and scenery, the visually stunning fiestas, the majesty and solemnity of the religious processions and of course the Spanish people themselves- who are endlessly interesting, delightful and friendly. Read More

Cádiz Carnival.
The dates for carnival Feb to Mar.
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Fuentes del Algar
(Algar Waterfalls)


A supremely beautiful and interesting place to visit in Spain is Fuentes del Algar (Algar Waterfalls) a natural park which gets more popular every year.
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VALLEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM GUADALEST VEHICLES
motor cycle museums in Spain 
						 Guadalest motor cycle and car museum
Between Benidorm and Guadalest a really interesting place to visit

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The Festival of el Salvador
5th-7th August
Celebración Mass, procession, fair, skittles and traditional wrestling.
The main day is 6th august. Bulls, dancing, processions and sports.... Las fiestas de Burón se celebran los 5, 6 y 7 de agosto como patrón el Salvador. También hay una romería que se celebra el día 15 de agosto en honor de la Virgen de Pontón. Wikipedia entry


Cap Roig Botanical Garden
In Palafrugell, by the Mediterranean coast is one of the most beautiful places in Spain.
It all began in 1927, when two magnificent dreamers Colonel Woevodsky and Dorothy Webster began building a castle and botanical garden.
In summer the scent of yellow sage, oleander and bougainvillea is heaven but for the best coastal views, the Mirador de la Lady (The Lady’s Viewing point) or the Cactus Garden.
17210 Calella, Palafrugell (Girona)

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Sant Mateu
Somewhere a little bit different to visit in Spain, none the less interesting for that is the historic city of Sant Mateu, capital of Maestrat, Costa Azahar, Castellón, which has witnessed an important past that can be seen all around the city, declared an asset of cultural interest. Convents, palaces, churches, walls, shrines and museums its cultural and natural heritage, making it one of the best places to visit in Spain. The mediaeval impact of the cities military past has been imprinted on the structure of the urban layout and even the solid belfry of the archpriestal fortress-church has continued to keep watch over the passing of the centuries.

Sant Mateu, Castellon One of the best places to visit in Spain


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Tourist info
Sant Mateu
Beti Historian
12170
Tel:964416658




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