Touring Spain: Knowing Your Way Around The Country for A Total Spanish Vacation Experience

Mon, Apr 23, 2012


Spain is considered as one of the most passionate and noble countries in Europe. It’s also very diverse mainly because many in its population are not from the Spain itself; this makes the country well known for what it is now – a very open and hospitable capital. The country itself is vast, that is why knowing where to go is essential when travelling here. With such a short span of time to enjoy such awesome destination, every minute spent here needs to be planned well; thus maximize your tourist experience in Spain.


One of the main tourist attractions in Spain that you should not miss, can be found at the Capital of Catalunya: a region of Northern Spain noted for its own traditions, food, and a language completely distinct from the rest of Spain – Barcelona. The Barcelona city centre is among the most sought after spots in the tourist scene in Spain.

It features the rich heritage that the city possesses; Barcelona City Centre radiates every bit of culture that the City of Barcelona has been bestowed with, over the years of its civilization. Simple as it may seem, but the Barcelona City Centre is all but a concrete definition of these three words: Culture, Tradition and Harmony.

One of the greatest things about Barcelona is that, the French Pyrenees border can be reached in just two hours from the middle of town. Barcelona City Centre apartments are, for the most part, incredibly affordable (in case you’re thinking of hanging around for a while). If you are into wines and viniculture, this place too can be easily reached. With just an hour ride to the northern part of the city, you could already experience such pure viniculture haven.


Madrid is also a good contender for a perfect Spanish vacation. This destination is packed with rich Spanish culture paired with modern vibes. Yes, it is blessed with classical tourist attractions such as grand art galleries, astounding live music scenes, bars and restaurants, coupled with people who simply have a way of enjoying the good life. To give you a brief run through, here are some of the highly visited spots in the locality of Madrid:

Museo Del Prado – an art gallery that boasts some of the finest works by finest artists from Spain. The works of the highly renowned Velásquez and El Greco can be found here.

Centro – Another art museum; this is where the artistic feats by the ever famous Picasso are displayed.
Palacio Real – contrary to what many people thinks. This is not a home to the King and Queen of Spain. Rather, it is where public ceremonies and other similar state gatherings are held.

If you think there’s nothing outstanding about local night life scene in Madrid, well think again. While every tourist city has its own social life attraction, Madrid is known to have topped that context; they have buckets bars and pubs that everyone could enjoy.

Accommodation at its finest

Spain can provide you home away from home, with its 5-star rated accommodations. You’ll be surprised; you can find the best accommodation in Madrid which you won’t elsewhere. One of the highly renowned hotels in this city is the Ritz Madrid. Tagged as the Number 1 of 40, Ritz Madrid is a luxury hotel which has been home to a number of rich and famous public figures known in the history of mankind.

The Ritz Madrid is located in Paseo del Prado, next to the museum. You could easily reach it from Retiro Park with just a few minutes walk. The hotel features 167 different rooms and suites set on the six storey edifice. Others have balconies that rediates natural daylight. Most rooms come with crystal chandeliers, classy oversized wardrobes, oriental and antiquated ceramics, and original artworks. To top it all up, they have WiFi internet connection all over the place. Amongst the many hotels who claim to offer the best services, this one really stands out, earning a good of 4.9 in many hotel and accommodation sites in Madrid.

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