Top Tourist Attractions in Spain

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From the cosmopolitan cities of Madrid and Barcelona, the white towns of inland Andalucía, to the monuments of the Moors and Romans eras, Spain has a vibrant fusion of cultural attractions.
This article focuses on some of the top-rated tourist sites in the country. Lookout for the best last minute flight deals and fly to a city that reflects European vibes perfectly.
Alhambra: Located on a plateau overlooking the city of Granada, Alhambra is part garden, part palace and part fortress. Built in the 14th century by the Nasrid Sultans, the complex comprises of several buildings, towers, gardens, walls and a mosque. This Moorish Palace is counted amongst the best architectural sights in Europe.
Mezquita of Cordoba: One of the largest mosques in the world, Cordoba’s Mezquita is regarded as one of the finest examples of Islamic art and architecture in Western Europe. This beautiful building is known for its forest of pillars and arches. It was originally built as a Roman Temple which later served as a Visigothic church until it was turned into a mosque by the Umayyad Moors.

Sagrada Familia: Take a cheap flight to Barcelona and head to one of the most remarkable architectural sites by Antoni Gaudi. Counted amongst his most exquisite pieces of work, La Sagrada Familia features both ethereal and unique design. The church is dubbed as work in progress as Gaudi died before the completion of his most ambitious project. The construction of the church began in the year 1882 and Gaudi dedicated over 40 years of his life to this magnificent edifice.
Royal Palace of Madrid: Construction of the Royal Palace began in 1738 and spanned across 17 years. It is the largest palace in all of Western Europe boasting of about 2,000 ornate rooms. Though, it is the official residence of the Royal Spanish family, they only use it for public functions and state ceremonies. Hop-on a last minute flight to Madrid and experience royalty like never before.

Camp Nou: Score some cheap airline tickets to Barcelona and gear up to witness some of the best soccer action in Europe. Home ground to FC Barcelona, Camp Nou is the largest soccer stadium in the world boasting of a capacity of nearly 100,000 spectators. Visitors can also take a tour of the museum and learn about the history of the club, former players and the trophies won till date. A visit to this splendid stadium would be no less than a fairytale for any true soccer fanatic as FC Barcelona’s roster features some of the top names in world soccer such as Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Andres Iniesta, among many others.
Seville Cathedral: Along with La Giralda tower and the Alcazar, Seville Cathedral combines to form a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has been dubbed as a "masterpiece of Almohad architecture," by UNESCO. It features the largest altar of gold carved statues. One of the most prominent highlights of the cathedral is the monumental tomb of Christopher Columbus.

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