Best Tourist Attraction Places

Well-Known Tourist Places in Spain

1. Barcelona

Barcelona dishonesty on the Coast Dorada, between the mouths of the Riu Besós and the Riu Llobregat. The olden and the modern capital of Catalonia, a university town and the see of a bishop, it is Spain's biggest city after Madrid, its principal Industrial and commercial town the third biggest seaport in the Mediterranean, with a main international airport.

2. Cordoba

Cordoba, chief town of its province and the most significant city in Andalusia after Seville, lies at the foot of the Sierra de Cordoba, an outlier of the Sierra Morena, in a plain which slopes gently down to the Río Guadalquivir. Narrow winding streets, small squares and low whitewashed houses, most of them with beautiful Patios which can be admired from the street, give the town a Moorish atmosphere inherited from its past.

3. Granada

Granada is a noted visiting the attractions and cultural hot spot in Spain. The Alhambra, a Moorish fortress and palace, is a UNESCO World Heritage site that serves as museum of Islamic architecture today. There are numerous other notable architectural sites such as Granada's Cathedral, the original Jesuit College, Bermejas Towers, and The Cube.

4. Madrid

Madrid's rise from a local administrative center to an international city has catastrophic effects on the housing market. A tremendous property boom drove housing prices sky-high, and in the suburban districts round the city, prices even doubled. Property prices have leveled off creating a more favorable housing market. Madrid still remains one of the most exclusive areas in Spain along with Barcelona and Vizcaya.

5. Majorca

Majorca, the biggest and most visited of the Balearics, is made up of three noticeably different parts. Running parallel to the northwest coast is the Sierra del Norte, a range of wooded hills which includes the top point on the islands, the Puig Mayor. The hills fall steeply down to the sea in much-indented cliffs which form picturesque little coves and creeks. In the southeast of the island is the much lower Sierra de Levante, in which are a number of stalactitic caves.

6. Malaga

Malaga, attractively located on the south coast of Spain at the foot of the Montes de Malaga amid luxuriant subtropical vegetation, is one of the oldest Mediterranean ports. The wide sweep of Malaga Bay is bounded on the east by the Punta de los Cántales and on the west by the Torre de Pimentel. Half way round the bay is the hill of Gibralfaro, crowned by its castle. To the west of the town extends the fertile Vega or Hoya de Malaga, in which oranges, figs, bananas, sugar-cane, cotton and other crops flourish.

7. Salamanca

The ancient and famous university town of Salamanca, chief town of its region and the see of a bishop, lies in southwestern León on the right bank of the Río Tormes. The climate of the approximately treeless plateau shows sharp contrasts: the winter is severe and often bitterly cold, the summer sometimes Almost unbearably hot.

8. Saragossa

Saragossa, once the residence of the kings of Aragon and now chief town of its province and the seat of a well-known university, lies in the Ebro basin, on the right bank of the river, and from time immemorial has been the principal crossing point for traffic from the Pyrenees into Castile. The Huerta de Saragossa, well watered by the Canal Imperial and the rivers Ebro, Huerva and Gallego, is a region of great fertility, and Saragossa is accordingly a main agricultural center, as well as possessing considerable industry.

9. Sevilla

Sevilla, Spain's fourth-largest city, chief town of its area and capital of Andalusia, the see of an archbishop and a university town, lies in a fertile plain on the left bank of the Río Guadalquivir. Here the Guadalquivir emerges into the Andalusian lowlands, and at high tide - The consequence of which is felt for more than 100km/60mi up the river - it is possible for seagoing vessels of some size to reach the river port of Seville, 87km/54mi from the sea, using a channel which bypasses the last bend on the river before the town.

10. Tenerife

Tenerife, the uppermost of all the Atlantic islands, with the Pico de Teide, is regarded by many as the most attractive of the Canary Islands. None of the other islands has scenery of such overwhelming grandeur - the bizarre stony desert of the Caldera de las Cañadas, the great expanses of pine forest, and the fertile valleys in which bougainvilleas, poinsettias and hibiscus flourish.

12. Toledo

With its unique location, its picturesque townscape and its wonderful old buildings, Toledo, chief town of its area and the see of an archbishop, the Primate of Spain, is one of the grand tourist cities of Spain, an essential goal for every visitor interested in art and history. Toledo has long Famed for its sword blades and its gold and silver inlay work, a craft tradition brought in by the Moors.

13. Valencia

Valencia, the old capital of the kingdom of Valencia and now chief town of its area, Spain's third biggest city, the see of an archbishop and a university town, lies close to the Mediterranean on the right bank of the Río Turia, in the Fertile Huerta de Valencia. Described in an olden saying as "a piece of heaven fallen to earth", Valencia is a typically southern town with its bustling streets and the brightly colored azulejo domes of its many churches.