Cheap Holidays to Spain Allow You to Explore Majestic Placesby Daisy Wilkinson Travel Guides
A European country occupying most parts of the Iberian Peninsula, Spain delights tourists with its snow-clad mountains, modern cities, stone castles, and magnificent monuments. It also includes the Balearic and Canary Islands located in the Mediterranean Sea and is Europe's fourth largest country. The nation's diverse landscapes are what attracts most of the tourists from various parts of the world. Among the other interesting aspects of Spain are the historic sites, where you can find some ancient Roman ruins.
One of the natural wonders you can visit during your cheap holidays to Spain is Teide National Park, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 2007. Located in Tenerife, which is one of the Canary Islands, this park is centred on Mount Teide, Spain's highest mountain and volcano. It is spread across a vast region of more than 18,000 hectares and is one of the 8th most visited national parks in the world. You can explore this park in many ways. You can go hiking or driving across the crater floor, which would make you feel as if you're driving into the earth's centre. You can get to the top either by climbing or taking an 8-minute cable car ride.
Don't forget to explore the beaches of Costa del Sol, a region in the country's southern part, which is considered as Europe's sunniest place. Owing to its immense popularity, the government of Andalusia had to put a stop to the development projects when concerns were raised on over-development in this part of the world. As a result, the natural landscapes, attractive buildings, and clean beaches were revitalised. Besides unwinding on the beaches, there are several other activities you can indulge in. Among them is a ride in one of the yachts that can be seen bobbing near the Puerto Banus marina.
You'll also be delighted to visit the majestic Santiago de Compostela cathedral. It was constructed to honour and preserve the relics of Saint James or Santiago. Since the Middle Ages, reaching this cathedral after completing the pilgrimage trail of Camino de Santiago has been the endeavour of millions of pilgrims. The church is one of the finest examples of Early Romanesque architecture and was built during the period between the 11th and 13th centuries. Although the exterior of the cathedral underwent a Baroque transformation between the 16th and 18th centuries, the interior has maintained the Early Romanesque style.
Well-known for its brilliant Moorish architecture, the Great Mosque of Cordoba was once a major symbol of western Islam. It is one of the world's largest mosques and ranks as one of Western Europe's two most fabulous examples of Islamic art and architecture. The construction of this mosque began in the late 8th century using building materials from the Roman and Visigoth buildings. It grew to its current dimensions towards the end of the 10th century with a prayer hall having 19 aisles. While exploring this part of Spain, you'll also come across small squares, narrow winding streets, and low houses painted in white shades.
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