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Attractions in Spain

Alhambra PalaceAlhambra

Granada's Alhambra Palace is one of the great accomplishments of Islamic art and architecture. Sat on a rocky promontory above the town, the palace and gardens were built in the 15th century for Granada's Muslim rulers.
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Casa Batllo, BarcelonaBarcelona

Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia has become a world class destination in recent years. The old quarter, the vibrant Ramblas and plenty of museums and entertainment venues draw many visitors, but it is the moderist architectural of Antoni Gaudi that sets the city apart.
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Cadiz CathedralCadiz

Cadiz is situated on Spain's southern Atlantic coast on a narrow peninsular on the Costa de la Luz. Long golden sand beaches with high dunes stretch north from here to the Donana National Park and south as far as Tarifa, Europe's most southerly point and just 17km from Africa.
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Calar di Rio MundoCalar di Rio Mundo

The Calar di Rio Mundo is a series of waterfalls and cascades situated near the city of Albacete. This is considered to be one of the most beautiful river sources.
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Calatrava la NuevaCalatrava la Nueva

Calatrava la Nueva is a medieval castle, situated on a hill above the plains of Castilla-La Mancha in central Spain. The castle and convent here were home to a religious order of knights – the Order of Calatrava.
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Penyal d'Ifac, CalpCalp

Calp (or Calpe) is a town situated on Costa Blanca, in Spain's Alicante Province. Calp is a pleasant resort town, with sandy beach on two sides. The landscape is dominated by the huge rock on the headland – the Natural Park of Penyal d'Ifac.
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Tormo Alto, Ciudad EncantadaCiudad Encantada

The Ciudad Encantada (Enchanted City) is an area of carved rocks formed into strange shapes by the actions of wind and water. Situated near the city of Cuenca on the river Jucar, these karst formations have taken millenia to evolve into the complex shapes they are today.
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Bell Tower, Mezquita, CordobaCordoba

Cordoba in Andalucia has changed hands many time over its history. At the peak of its power, Cordoba was the most spendid city in Europe and still has one of the most impressive of all Islamic buildings – the Mezquita (Mosque).
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CuencaCuenca

Cuenca is an old city of Spain on the edge of the great plains of Castille-La Mancha. The old town is situated on a narrow clifftop on the bend of a deep gorge.
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Dali Theatre and Museum FigueresDali Theatre and Museum Figueres

Salvador Dali was one of the great surrealists, and the converted 19th century theatre in Figueres showcases an immense amount of his work. Converted by Dali himself in his hometown, the theatre is crowned with egg-shaped crenellations and topped with a huge glass dome.
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El Torcal de AntequeraEl Torcal de Antequera

Situated high above the city of Antequera, El Torcal is a nature reserve known for its unusual rock formations. The winds and rain have carved a karst landscape here that is quite remarkable and one of the most impressive in Europe.
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Rock of GibraltarGibraltar

Gibraltar, sat at the foot of one of the legendary Pillars of Hercules is a place apart. Geographically Spanish, the colony is defiantly British – indeed the first impression is of a British town, only a lot warmer and sunnier!
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GranadaGranada

Granada, in the far south of Andalucia was the capital of the last Muslim kingdom in Spain, and it was here that the reconquest was finally completed in 1492. The city still has a significant Moorish quarter, with narrow alleyways that lead through a maze of market stalls and cafes behind the cathedral.
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Tower Crag, GuadalestGuadalest

Guadalest is a small village located in the mountains, a short drive from the Costa Blanca coast. The area is extremely mountainous, with outcrops of rock everywhere. Guadalest's main sights are the castle and and tower-crag, both perched on the top of rocky outcrops, overlooking the surrounding valley.
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Palacio Real, MadridMadrid

Madrid, Spain's capital is situated right in the middle of the country. Surrounded by the mountains, the city rivals only Barcelona for Spain's cultural heart.
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MorellaMorella

Morella is an ancient walled city, set upon a hilltop and adding a dramatic backdrop to the surrounding countryside.
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Nerja from the Balcon de EuropaNerja

Nerja is a seaside resort town located at the far eastern end of the Costa Del Sol. Unlike many of the neighbouring towns, high rise development hasn't affected the town which remains partially still a working town, with whitewashed houses cascading down the hillside.
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PeniscolaPeniscola

Situated along a wide expanse of sandy beaches, the resort town of Peniscola is a popular place for many holidaymakers. Unlike many of the resort towns along this stretch of coast, Peniscola has an old town, a narrow network of streets on a fortified peninsular.
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Park SamaSalou

Salou is a very popular package holiday destination some along the Costa Brava from Barcelona. The town itself is all hotels and tourists shops as with many towns along this stretch of coastline. The beach is sandy and well maintained, while the coast around is more rocky and attractive.
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Segovia CathedralSegovia

Segovia, just north of Madrid is set along a ridge and has several major attractions beside the many jewellery shops that fill the old town. The Gothic cathedral sits at the highest point of the city, dominating the skyline for miles around.
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Giralda, SevilleSeville

Seville, the regional capital of Andalucia showcases the best of southern Spain. The vibrant streets are pleasant to wander, while the many tapas bars are a good place to shelter from the heat of the day.
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Toledo CathedralToledo

Toledo, just south of Madrid is one of Spain's most fascinating cities. Sat on a small hill in the middle of the great plains of Castilla-La Mancha, Toledo was once the centre of Spanish learning and culture.
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City of Arts and Sciences, ValenciaValencia

Valencia is Spain's third largest city and located on the eastern Mediterranean coast. Its old town is full of narrow streets, churches and museums but it is the newest part of the city that is the most fascinating.
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Windmills of Castilla-La ManchaWindmills of Castilla-La Mancha

The province of Castilla-La Mancha has changed little since the times of Cervantes and his creation Don Quixiote. This barren and windswept land is the true heart of Spain, with small towns clinging on to life in the searing heart of summer and freezing cold of winter.
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