10 Top tourist places in Spain


10 Top tourist places in Spain
10 Top tourist places in Spain

Tourism in Spain: There is no doubt that Spain is one of the most beautiful and diverse countries in the world when it comes to tourist attractions. In this country, one can see a very diverse set of wonderful monuments, especially of a historical nature, many of which date back to the period of Islamic domination of Andalusia. Below, we'll take a look at the 10 best and most beautiful sights in Spain.

The 10 most beautiful sights in Spain

1. The Alhambra in Granada

An ancient palace built in 1238 by Abu Abdullah Muhammad I, the ruler of the kingdom of Granada, it is undoubtedly the most beautiful historic palace in Spain and one of the most beautiful palaces in the world.

2. The Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

A huge unfinished church in Barcelona is the city's top tourist destination. It is a Roman Catholic church whose construction began in 1822 and is currently the largest unfinished church in the world.

3. The Great Mosque of Córdoba

A cathedral built by the Muslims as a mosque in the year 785, when Cordoba was the capital of Islamic Andalusia by order of Abd al-Rahman I, it is quite simply one of the most beautiful historic mosques in the world.

The mosque was converted into a cathedral in 1236 after Castilian Christian forces took over Córdoba, but little has changed, preserving much of Andalusian Islamic architecture to this day.

4. Paseo del Artes Museum in Madrid

A museum in the city of Madrid that contains a priceless collection of antiques and works of art, many of which date back to the 19th century, the most famous being some of the paintings by the painter Francisco Goya.

5. San Lorenzo de la Escorial

A small town located 45 kilometers from the Spanish capital, Madrid. It is one of the most beautiful small towns in Spain, and it was and still is the first destination of Spanish kings.

6. The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao

A large museum with a number of works of contemporary art. It has a stunning design and a unique location on the banks of the Nervion River, which flows through the city of Bilbao and into the Cantabrian Sea (Atlantic Ocean). It was designed by Canadian American architect Frank Gehry.

7. Cathedral of Seville

A Roman Catholic cathedral located in the city of Seville, it is the fourth largest church in the world, and is one of Spain's UNESCO World Heritage Sites, with a total of 48 sites.

8. The ancient city of Toledo

A city and municipality in central Spain that was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986 due to its ancient history and distinctive and diverse heritage. Some call it the "city of three cultures" due to the cultural influences of Muslims, Christians and Jews throughout history.

9. The white towns of Andalusia

The white towns or villages of Andalusia are a group of small towns and villages located in southern Spain, north of the provinces of Cádiz and Malaga.

10. The summit of Teide in Tenerife

A mountain located in the city of Tenerife, in the Canary Islands, with a height of about 3718 meters above sea level, it is the highest mountain in Spain and the third largest active volcano in the world.

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