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Spain, one of the most attractive countries near the Mediterranean sea with some beautiful beaches and historical cities

Famous for its beaches, cities and history, Spain has it all. Located on the Mediterranean sea, the weather is good all year round around the coastline and therefore, it is a popular place for both the summer and a winter break. If you go further inland, there is a more seasonal climate. As Spain has played a large role throughout history as part of the Roman empire, Gothic Kingdom, Muslim Iberia and through medieval times, there are many relics from these eras such as many castles and other leftovers from the former rulers of Spain. Nowadays, Spain is one of the most popular destinations for tourism in Europe because of its beaches with many hotels and its lively cities which make this country one of the best places in Europe for a holiday. For some of the best cities you can visit BarcelonaMadridValencia or Granada. All are these are rich in architecture and have many sight to visit. Spanish culture is also laid back which makes a visit more enjoyable. Beaches are everywhere with the Costa Blanca, Costa Brava, Costa del Sol, Ibiza and Mallorca probably the most popular where hotels and resorts catering to tourists are in abundance. Compared to the northern cities of Europe there is much more to do outside such as bear gardens or just nice places to drink a cup of coffee. The food here is also great as the Spanish kitchen suits most people.    

Top 5 destinations in Spain
   1. Barcelona
   2. Madrid
   3. Valencia
   4. Salamanca
   5. Toledo

Photo galleries of Spain

Avila photo gallery including the old city walls, Avila Cathedral and other sights from this walled town.

A medieval town with its characteristic defense wall.
Photo gallery of Mediterranean Barcelona with a city tour of Las Ramblas, the Temple de la Sagrada Familia, Casa Mila, Montjuic and the Arc de Triumph.

A sunny and attractive city which used to be home to Gaudi.

Madrid pictures with views of Plaza Mayor, Retiro Park, the Royal Palace, the Almudena cathedral and Gran Via.

The capital of Spain with a royal attitude.
Salamanca photo gallery with views of Salamanca Cathedral, Universidad de Salamanca, Convento de San Esteban, Plaza de la Libertad and Plaza Mayor.

An university city with a wealth of history. Probably one of the most attractive cities in Spain.

Images of Toledo including the Alcazar, Santa Iglesia Cathedral Primada and the streets and bridges of Toledo.

A city just outside of Madrid  most famous for its Alcazar.

Valencia pictures with a gallery including the city of arts and sciences, Valencia cathedral, Mercado central, Plaza del Torres and Iglesia de Los Santos Juanes.

A Spanish city on the Mediterranean coast with a laid back mentality.

Photo's of Zaragoza of the Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar and many other sights from all over Zaragoza.

The stopover city between Barcelona and Madrid. Although not well known it is well worth a visit.