Wednesday, October 15, 2008

27 Reasons to Visit Spain

Practicing your Spanish is a great reason for visiting Spain, but who wants to do that?
Oh, that’s right, you do and I do.
But in addition to that, there are other great reasons. I’ll let the following pictures take the place of about 27,000 words.

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They really light up the Agbar Tower at Glòries in Barcelona.

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The entrance to Gaudi’s Güell Park in Barcelona, looks like an enchanted place. This is one of about 70 municipal parks in the city.

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If you’re tired of the parks, take a stroll on Barcelona’s beaches.

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You might also like the beaches of Cádiz.

5

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The Aran Valley in Catalonia looks like a really inviting place.

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The Mosque or Mezquita in Córdoba has some really colorful pillars and arches.

7

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You get to fly into one of the most colorful airports I’ve seen. This is the Barajas International in Madrid.

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La Peñalara is the highest peak in the mountain chain Sierra de Guadarrama.

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The Metrópolis building, on Gran Vía.

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The Puerta Alcalá at the entrance to a park called El Retiro.

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The Alcazaba, an 8th centruy Moorish fortification stands over a Roman theater in Málaga.

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The Castillo Gibralfaro, on a hill next to the Alcazaba in Málaga.

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The harbor at Málaga.

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A Roman theater in Mérida.

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The Pyrenees.

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Roman aqueduct in Segovia.

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The Puente Alamillo in Sevilla.

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The Romans sure built a lot of aqueducts and theaters in the Iberian Peninsula. This one’s in Sevilla.

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City Hall behind a fountain in Valencia.

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This rounded glass building known as L’Hemisfèric is an Imax theater, Planetarium and Laserium in the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias in Valencia.

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La Lonja de la seda, known affectionatly as La Lonja, was built as an oil market and was later used as a silk exchange.

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A typical narrow street in the old part of town, Valencia.

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The Aljafería, an 11th century Moorish palace and castle in Zaragoza.

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La Puerta del Carmen, Zaragoza. Wouldn’t it be interesting to drive down a modern thoroughfare and drive by this?

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The River Ebro running through Zaragoza. Looks like the setting for a Harry Potter book.

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A snowy afternoon at Pilar’s square, Zaragoza.

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Plaza de las catedrales, in Zaragoza.
Picture credit goes to Wikipedia and the volunteers who create it. You can find these pictures by starting at the article about Spain and following links to other articles.

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1 comment:

rose said...

I had visit your site.Photos of Spain are very nice to see which brings an interest to visit Spain at least once.The photos tells about how beautiful Spain is.So colorful to see.The pictures tells the beautiful scenarios of Spain.
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