The Kingdom of Spain is located in the Iberian Peninsula, as well as in the Balearic and Canary Islands; it has a Mediterranean climate, which makes the country attractive to visit all year round.
Spain’s exceptional culture and breathtaking architecture are really impressive. On this territory we can find 44 UNESCO World Heritage sites; only two countries in the world have bypassed it in this indicator. The identity and diversity of the local culture come largely from the successive influence of the ancient Romans, then the Muslim religion, and then the Catholic Church. Here are the most important places that you should not miss according to opinionesespana.es.
Seville Cathedral – the largest temple in Spain
Seville Cathedral is known as the largest and most impressive temple in Spain and also the third-largest in the world after St. Peter in Rome and St. Paul in London. Its construction began in the early fifteenth century on the site of a former mosque and lasted more than a hundred years, including several architectural styles: Gothic, Baroque, Renaissance. The interior of the cathedral is strikingly fast, luxurious and rich.
The temple houses an impressive collection of works of art, including rare and very old stained glass windows, paintings by Velazquez, Goya, and other artists, sculptures, and ancient manuscripts. Also here is the tomb of Christopher Columbus with the remains of the great navigator. Also on the grand voyage you will find a lot of information about all the important landmarks in Spain.
The Alhambra and Generalife Gardens
The complex of palaces and parks in the city of Granada in southern Spain. It was founded in the 14th century when the Muslim Moors dominated Spain, served as the residence of the Nasrid dynasty and is now a museum of Islamic architecture, unmatched in Europe.
Outside, the building resembles an ordinary fortress, but inside all the walls, arches, columns, windows, and vaults are decorated with stone and wood carvings, ceramic tiles, Arabic script, and ornaments of the finest work. The tops of the towers offer beautiful views of the mountains, Granada, and the surrounding area. Water plays a special role in design in the form of whimsical fountains, canals, ponds, and lakes.
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
The museum building was designed by architect Frank Gehry in a deconstructivist style and opened to the public in 1997. Due to its unusual appearance, it immediately became a business card for the city of Bilbao and one of its main attractions.
From the outside, the building is covered with glass and titanium plates in the form of fish scales and, in appearance, resembles a spaceship. There is not a single right angle in it, and the interior spaces flow easily into each other. In front of the entrance is a sculpture of a scary metal spider, as well as a pretty cute 13-meter flower dog.
The Prado Museum
The Prado Museum, a truly world-class museum that houses a collection of over 5,000 paintings, rivaling even the collections of the Louvre Museum in Paris. There are some famous Spanish paintings dating from the 14th century to the beginning of the 19th century. The superb gallery of paintings is what gives the Prado Museum an international reputation.
Here is the most important gallery of the works of the most important Spanish painters, Diego Velazquez and Francisco Goya. The collection also includes Italian, Flemish, French, British, and German paintings, as well as neoclassical sculptures.
Trying to see everything in one visit can be daunting, but the Prado Museum offers guided rejuvenations focused on a specific species of masterpieces; In this way, you will be able to admire the most famous works of the museum, such as “Las Meninas”, signed by Velazquez.