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  • Bilbao an architectural laboratory.

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    … Bilbao. Vizcaya - Bizkaia. (Basque Country) If you take a stroll around Bilbao nowadays you will be constantly amazed by the ground-breaking structures designed by some of the most prestigious architects in the world. As you visit the new spaces created on the banks of the city estuary, you will com…

  • Zaragoza after the Expo.

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    … Zaragoza. (Aragon) Here in Zaragoza you’ll find a renovated modern city that you’ll want to get to know better. And that’s because the Water Expo held in 2008 has transformed Zaragoza into a city of avant-garde architecture with 24 new bridges and areas for sports. When you visit the most innovative…

  • Granada’s most flamenco side.

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    … Granada. (Andalusia) The best way to feel the true cultural roots of Granada is to visit its flamenco clubs. There are numerous areas where you can see this type of live music show. At all of them you will be able to feel the excitement of the Spanish guitar, see typical flamenco costumes, learn wha…

  • Flamenco in Madrid.

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    … Madrid. In Madrid you'll enjoy the best live flamenco every evening. Here you'll be able to discover first hand the atmosphere of some of the most famous "tablaos" (flamenco clubs) in the world, and you'll understand why people have always said that if you want to succeed in this art you have to com…

  • Madrid, spaces for alternative culture.

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    … Madrid. In Madrid you’ll find a city which is wide open to culture and creativity. Music, art, photography, theatre, dance, magic, film... You’ll find its cultural line-up is packed full of every kind of show, activity and form of artistic expression to suit the widest range of tastes. There are num…

  • Musicals in Madrid.

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    … Madrid. Madrid offers the chance to spend an unforgettable evening in the theatre with a whole range of musical shows every season. Some are completely original, and you'll only find them in Spain. Others are adapted classics not to be missed, and which in Madrid can be enjoyed in unique style. To g…

  • La Concepción Festival in Santo Domingo de la Calzada.

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    … Santo Domingo de la Calzada. La Rioja. Santo Domingo de la Calzada, in the region of La Rioja, is one of the emblematic places on the Way of Saint James. When December arrives, with it comes one more reason to discover this beautiful town in northern Spain. This is the La Concepción Festival, a fies…

  • Film festivals in Spain.

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    … Famous actors, glamour and, above all, great films. Every year there are a range of international film festivals held in Spain where you can enjoy the best new films before they go on general release. Some, like the San Sebastián Festival, are amongst Europe's most prestigious. You can really get in…

  • Mérida Theatre Festival: a date with the classics.

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    … Mérida. Badajoz. (Extremadura) Summer after summer, the works of the great Greco-Latin authors come to Spain at the Mérida Classical Theatre Festival. The city’s spectacular Roman Theatre, which has the UNESCO World Heritage designation, recovers its original role once again, becoming the magical st…

  • The Ortigueira festival: experience music and nature to the full.

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    … Ortigueira. A Coruña. (Galicia) You’ll find all the fun and the great atmosphere you want from an outdoor music festival at the Ortigueira Celtic Festival in Spain. You can get an idea of the size of the event by the fact that it usually attracts almost 100,000 people! These are a fantastic four day…

  • Open-air Theatre Festivals.

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    … In Spain, towns, gardens and historic locations undergo a summer transformation. They are decked out to host their annual theatre festivals, including some of Europe's most important programmes. This is the chance to enjoy the great classics in an unusual way: outdoors and in very special settings. …

  • The festivities of San Isidro in Madrid.

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    … Madrid. The festivities in honour of San Isidro offer a unique chance to see Madrid at its most typical. They are held in May, and are a time when the chulapos and goyescos (inhabitants of the city dressed in the traditional costume of Madrid) take to the streets to enjoy themselves with music, danc…

  • Wine harvest festival.

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    … Come and enjoy a unique chance to discover Spain’s wine producing tradition at the harvest festival. Take part in the numerous proposals included in the Wine Routes and feel like a wine expert for a few days as you help collect and tread grapes, or enjoy delicious tasting sessions. The grape harvest…

  • Harvest festival in the land of wine, La Rioja.

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    … Logroño. La Rioja. In Spain and all over the world, wine and La Rioja go hand-in-hand. The wines of this region in northern Spain have earned world-wide recognition. The quality of the wine from La Rioja is so good that it has become a hallmark of this region. We invite you to visit it in September …

  • Antoni Tàpies Foundation: transcendental paintings.

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    … Barcelona. (Catalonia) Any lover of contemporary art visiting Spain should make a point of seeing the Antoni Tàpies Foundation in Barcelona. This museum has one of the most complete collections by this universal artist, who was always innovative and engaged with his time. Don't think twice –explorin…

  • Flamenco.

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    … Flamenco is a form of popular artistic expression representing a long-standing tradition that appears on the UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. This art form combines vocal music, dance and musica accompaniment (called cante, baile and toque) rooted fundamentally in Andalusia…

  • Fiestas de la vendimia en España - Grape harvest festivals in Spain.

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    … You will find many very good, quality wines in Spain which enjoy international prestige. A special time to enjoy this typically Spanish product is in early autumn, when the grape harvest festivals are held. These festivities are an excellent opportunity to participate in the traditions and ambience …

  • Gaudí: fairy-tale architecture.

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    … If there is one artist who was able to invent a whole new world of fascinating shapes and colours through his architecture, then this is Antoni Gaudí. A unique, universal artist who we recommend you discover. Come and see his most famous works such as the Sagrada Familia Church, Güell Park, Casa Mil…

  • Gaudí, Picasso, Miró and Casals – four geniuses in Tarragona.

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    … Tarragona. (Catalonia) Four artists with a single point of inspiration: the landscapes of Tarragona, at the heart of the Costa Dorada. Discover them and Reus, the city of Gaudí's birth; spot some of Picasso's paintings in Horta; enjoy one of Miró's favourite destinations in Mont-Roig; and visit El V…

  • Round the Alhambra.

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    … Granada. (Andalusia) A trip round the Alhambra in Granada, one of the most important and popular monumental sites in Spain, is a unique experience in itself. We suggest completing this experience with a series of special visits planned for discovering the urban and natural setting of this gem in And…

  • August festivities in the Basque Country.

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    … (Basque Country) The good weather is here and the main cities in the Basque Country are holding festivals in August: "Semana Grande" Festival in Bilbao and San Sebastián, and the Festivities of the Virgen Blanca in Vitoria. A perfect excuse to discover this part of northern Spain. The Basque Country…

  • Granada hosts the International Music and Dance Festival.

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    … Granada. (Andalusia) Granada invites you to come and visit the city at this very special time, during the celebration of the International Music and Dance Festival, set to take place in its emblematic historic centre which has been recognised by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Great symphony or…

  • Andalusia, a 'film set' for legendary scenes.

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    … (Andalusia) If you are thinking of travelling to Andalusia and you love cinema, you have another great reason to come: to discover the locations for great films such as "Alatriste", "007 Die Another Day", "Talk to Her", "Star Wars", and many others. Become James Bond or Indiana Jones for a day and d…

  • Granada’s Alhambra: the magic of the Thousand and One Nights in Andalusia.

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    … Granada. (Andalusia) Discover the splendour of the Sultans of ancient Al-Andalus and experience the magical world of the Thousand and one Nights in the gardens and patios of the Alhambra. It is one of the most beautiful monumental sites ever built by man, and Spain’s most visited. The Alhambra and G…

  • Jerez, the tradition of the horse.

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    … Jerez de la Frontera. Cadiz. (Andalusia) Horses are always the main attraction in Jerez de la Frontera, and especially during the Horse Fair. During the festivities the fairground is filled with parades featuring carriages and horses, as well as with thoroughbred horses who dance to the beat of flam…

  • Falconry, a living human heritage.

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    … The UNESCO has awarded falconry the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity designation because it is a real social tradition that cares for the environment and that is passed on from generation to generation. This activity, which involves breeding and training falcons or other birds of prey to hun…

  • Ibiza: on the trail of the Phoenicians.

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    … Ibiza. (Balearic Islands) Come and discover an extraordinary place surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea. Ibiza is one of the Balearic Islands and is synonymous with sun, sand and fun, but also with art and culture. This island has been home to numerous civilisations, and displays its unique identity …

  • Carnaval in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Cadiz.

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    … It’s not just a cliché: Spain is a country of fiestas, shared emotions, life in the street. Whether its Las Fallas in Valencia, the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona or Holy Week in Seville, the list of world renown celebrations goes on and on, and would not be complete without Carnaval. There are fe…

  • The grandiose perfection of Seville Cathedral.

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    … Seville. (Andalusia) Seville is home to Europe's largest Gothic building, a colossal church with the UNESCO World Heritage designation. Come and discover this architectural gem. Inside there are 500 priceless works of art. We are talking about the Cathedral, one of the many treasures to be found in …

  • The gastronomy of Navarre, worthy of a museum.

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    … (Navarre) If you think of museums, you probably conjure up an image of paintings, sculptures and so on. But the option available in Navarre (in northern Spain) is something completely different: visits to various gastronomic museums dedicated to some of its most delicious products, such as honey, tr…

  • The Great Mosque of Cordoba, a universal gem.

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    … Cordoba. (Andalusia) The Great Mosque, universal symbol of Moorish heritage in Spain, and one of history's most extraordinary works of art, awaits you in Cordoba. Come and admire this architectural jewel - a unique space made up of forms, light, columns and colours, where you will feel all the splen…

  • The Laboral, a centre for art, culture and business.

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    … The Laboral Culture Centre is a complex covering 130,000 square metres, designed to be an artistic and cultural venue. Located in the Region of Asturias, in northern Spain, it offers modern surroundings, born from the reinvention of a spectacular classicist construction built more than 50 years ago,…

  • Route of the Monasteries, Birthplace of Castilian Spanish.

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    … The monasteries located in and around the Najerilla River valley (La Rioja) are prime examples of this type of religious building for their beauty, diversity of artistic styles and historic importance. These institutions, which emerged in the Middle Ages, were of vital importance to the birth and de…

  • The human odyssey in Atapuerca.

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    … Burgos. (Castile-Leon) More than 300,000 years ago, a group of humans died in as yet unknown circumstances. Their remains were buried in the depths of a cave in the Atapuerca Mountains, where a group of Spanish scientists managed to bring them to the surface and discover, two years later, Europe's o…

  • The first Book Village in Spain.

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    … Urueña. Valladolid. (Castile-Leon) If you love literature and you are planning on coming to Spain, then you are in luck. In the medieval town of Urueña, in Valladolid, you will find the first "Villa del Libro" (Book Village) in Spain. Following the tradition of several European countries like Belgiu…

  • The great Mosque and the Alhambra, by moonlight.

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    … (Andalusia) Discovering monuments such as the Alhambra in Granada and the great Mosque of Cordoba is always a pleasure. But if the visit takes place by night the experience is even more special. This is one of the options available to you when you choose to visit the region of Andalusia in southern …

  • Hooked on flamenco.

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    … Pure sentiment and profound passion. This is flamenco, a genuine Spanish musical art that is universally renowned. Anyone who hears flamenco cannot help but admire it. In Spain there are many ways to feel its energy and contagious rhythm; to discover its characters and the grandeur of this musical g…

  • Celtic culture at the castros of Galicia and Asturias.

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    … Travel back in time and discover what prehistory's first "cities" were like. They are the Celtic "castros" (fortified Iron Age settlements) of northwestern Spain, which gave rise to a culture with its own distinctive traits. Sites in Galicia and Asturias will let you discover the artistic and archae…

  • Sant Jordi Festival in Barcelona.

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    … Barcelona. (Catalonia) Roses, books and lovers: Barcelona is full of them on 23 April. In Catalonia the World Book Day becomes an especially romantic festivity. The people in Catalonia celebrate the day of their patron saint, Sant Jordi, with a curious tradition. If you want to know what it's about,…

  • The April Fair by day.

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    … Seville. (Andalusia) The April Fair is a guarantee of pure, unadulterated fun.The fairground and the marquees are always packed with people ready enjoy themselves,and the Sevillians’ friendly, party-loving nature is even more evident in these supremely festive days.  It's perfectly fine to engage in…

  • Asturias, cultural landscape.

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    … (Asturias) This is the Region that conquered the heart of film director Woody Allen and birthplace of Formula 1 champion, Fernando Alonso. You too will be pleasantly surprised when you discover the cultural wealth of Asturias. There is loads to enjoy in this area of northern Spain. Would you like to…

  • Art in Las Batuecas-Sierra de Francia Nature Reserve.

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    … Salamanca. (Castile-Leon) It's always pleasant to take a walk in a beautiful natural setting. But if there are works of art to discover on your way, the idea is even more appealing. This is what is offered by the four routes in the Las Batuecas-Sierra de Francia Nature Reserve, south of Salamanca. C…

  • Cave art at Teverga: the most modern gallery of Prehistoric art.

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    … (Asturias) A unique cultural attraction is waiting for you: the Prehistory Park in Teverga. Can you imagine one single cave that brings together the most important examples of European cave art? In Asturias, northern Spain, this cave exists. Take a trip back to the origins of art through reproductio…

  • Equestrian Art in Jerez: The Magic of Horses.

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    … Jerez de la Frontera. Cadiz. (Andalusia) There are many reasons to travel to Andalusia, in southern Spain. One of them is to learn about “Spanish equestrian art”. You can experience it first-hand, for example, at the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art in Jerez de la Frontera (Cadiz). Visit th…

  • The Sagrada Familia Church, universal symbol of Barcelona.

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    … Barcelona. (Catalonia) Discover an unparalleled architectural gem, a unique creation that has become Barcelona's most universal symbol. Come and get to know the Sagrada Familia, the pinnacle of Antoni Gaudi's creation, a monumental church comprised of shapes, towers, curves and complex, unique sculp…

  • The Via Augusta, following the trail of the Roman Empire in Spain.

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    … Can you imagine walking on a road more than 2,000 years old, surrounded by stunning landscapes? Would you like to go on a wonderful journey back to the times of the Roman Empire? All this is possible if you come to Spain and travel the Via Augusta. A trip that will make you feel like a real emperor.…

  • Cantabria: art and well-being side by side.

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    … (Cantabria) Would you like to rejuvenate on your holidays? At Cantabria's spa resorts you will have the chance to do this and more: you can also discover rich artistic heritage. This part of northern Spain is one of the world centres for prehistoric rock art. Come and discover it while you spoil you…

  • Benicàssim to the rhythm of FIB.

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    … Benicasim. Castellón - Castelló. (Valencia) Music, exhibitions, competitions, fun, sun, sand... FIn July, Benicàssim, on the Castellón coast, becomes one of Spain and Europe's most lively venues thanks to FIB: the Benicàssim International Festival. Thousands of people make for this Mediterranean des…


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