When you think of Spain it immediately brings to mind exotic dancers, bloody bullfights, and fascinating art and culture to mind. Indeed, a visit to this beautiful Moorish country could be the best travelling experience you can have in life. There are attractions galore in Spain ranging from palaces, to pristine beaches, and a whole host of cultural landmarks that dot its charming cities. Rent a car so you can be set for an exciting holiday, visit some of these great sites and experience some very unique attractions.
Try the Sol and Sombra Bullfights. Spain is the only country in the world that takes its bullfights very seriously. Right from the pagan era, these fights are a huge attraction in Spain. Often, people complain about there being immense bloodshed during these fights. However, as patrons queue up for tickets in the sol (sunlight) or sombra (shade), the bloodshed is the last thing on their minds. If you’d like to experience the thrill of a savage bullfight, Spain must feature on your holiday schedule this summer.
Book car rental and take a trip to the moors of Andalusia. They formed the perfect backdrop in the bestselling Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, and now it is time for you to soak yourself in the Moorish glamour of Andalusia. Stretching from the Pyrenees to the Santiago Compostela, the Andalusia region features some of Spain’s most captivating landscapes and verdant meadows with golden fringes on the crops. A great place for a relaxing and peaceful holiday.
Gaze in awe at the Gothic Barcelona structures. Barcelona is a must-visit if you’re in Spain on a holiday. Featuring some of the most beautiful museums and landmarks in the world, Barcelona has fine art centres that are unparalleled elsewhere. Whether it is the cobbled streets that entice you, the Gothic marvels that delight your soul or the exemplary paintings in the museums that appeal to you, Barcelona is a city that is authentically Spanish and cannot be missed at all.
Watch the world famous Running with the bulls in Pamplona. To watch the bulls fight along is thrilling, no doubt; however, running with the bulls where you could get killed and trampled by those massive creatures is sheer adrenaline-pumping exercise. If you’re not one of those daring people who run with the bulls, you could watch them in action sipping some delicious Spanish wine on the terraces.
Spain might not be as famed for its beaches as much as it is for its inland delights. However, the Balearic Islands, which is an extensive archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea, known for its beautiful views across the sea, untouched beaches, and snazzy nightlife. You definitely must visit these Islands while exploring Spain.