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Cheap Holidays to Spain Help You Visit Historic Attractions

by Daisy Wilkinson Travel Guides

Spain is a fascinating European country with two archipelagos. One of them comprises the Canary Islands located off the African coast and the other of the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. The diverse landscapes of this country attract plenty of tourists every year from various parts of the world. Adventure seekers can also have a wonderful time on the plains of Andalucia, the snow-clad Sierra Nevada, and the islands of the Canaries and the Balearic. During your time spent in this European country, you'll also get to witness some awe-inspiring architectural wonders and historical sites.

While enjoying your cheap holidays to Spain, you'll get to explore the Sagrada Familia church located in the Catalonian capital, Barcelona. It is one of the most unusual churches in Europe and is still a work-in-progress since the beginning of its construction in the late 19th century. It was designed by the legendary architect Antoni Gaudi and was proclaimed a minor basilica and consecrated by Pope Benedict XVI. Along with a visit to this basilica, you can also witness some of the other interesting creations of Antoni Gaudi. Among them is the Casa Mila, which appears more like a piece of sculpture than a functional building. You'll also admire Parc Guell, which has also been created with impressive architecture.

A visit to the Moorish palace complex called Alhambra is highly recommended during your holiday spent in Spain. It is one of the famous structures built in the times when this region was under the Muslim rulers. The palace complex includes many buildings, gardens, towers, walls, and a mosque. It is one of the greatest architectural delights that were created during the Middle Ages of Europe. Upon exploring the palace built in the times of Nasrid rule, you'll come across some intricate stone carvings, charming ceilings lined with tiles, beautiful courtyards, and arches.

One of the top art museums in the world, The Prado has some of the priceless art treasures. It is located in the capital city of Madrid and is home to wonderful collections of European art, dating back to the period ranging from the 12th century to the 20th century. This museum was founded in the early 19th century as a museum of paintings and sculpture. Among the famous works on display at this museum is a painting created by Diego Velazquez in the mid-17th century. Owing to some of the greatest art collections housed in this museum, it has become one of the most visited sites in the world today.

Yet another attraction you must not miss during your time spent in Spain is the Great Mosque of Cordoba. It was a major mosque of Western Islam once and is among the world's largest mosques in recent times. Also known as Mezquita, it is a shining example of Moorish architecture and is a great example of Islamic art and architecture in Western Europe. When this mosque was being constructed, the materials for building the structure were used from the Roman and Visigothic buildings. While getting around in the area surrounding this mosque, you'll find yourself in a Moorish atmosphere with low whitewashed homes, winding streets, and small squares.


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