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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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Almagro: the great classical theatre festival.

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    … Almagro. Ciudad Real. (Castile-La Mancha) Golden age (16th-17th century) theatre is back with a vengeance come the summer. This time of year sees the enthusiastic celebration of the International Classical Theatre Festival in the town of Almagro, Castile-La Mancha Region. Enjoy this not-to-be-missed…

  • The Pre-Romanesque art of Asturias: art and architecture ahead of its time.

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    … (Asturias) The Kingdom of Asturias, from the 8th to the 10th centuries caught between the Cantabrian Sea to the North and Arab domination to the South, was able to assert itself by building a series of churches that brought together Romanesque, Carolingian, Byzantine and Mozarab influences--an archi…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Barcelona, a film location.

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    … Barcelona. (Catalonia) Now you can retrace the footsteps of famous actors such as Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Scarlett Johansson, and see the city through the eyes of Woody Allen… these are just a couple of the proposals available from Movie Walks, which offers routes around Barcelona based on …

  • Cáceres, walled splendour.

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    … Cáceres. (Extremadura) In the heart of Extremadura you will find an unforgettable place: Cáceres. This city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within its defensive walls you will find priceless treasures, with squares, palaces, churches and stately houses that are real works of art and reflect Spain's…

  • Cadaqués, the city of Dalí.

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    … Cadaqués. Girona. (Catalonia) In Cadaqués there’s a surprise waiting for you in the house of the Surrealist genius Salvador Dalí. Known as the Portlligat House-Museum, it consists of a group of fishermen's cabins arranged to form a kind of maze, which Dalí modified over a period of 40 years to make …

  • Caixa Forum, the most entertaining museum.

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    … Madrid. At the Caixa Forum in Madrid, which offers numerous activities for all ages, you’ll discover one of the most entertaining museums in Spain to visit with your family. You’ll love the workshops where, for example, children can build contraptions related to the temporary exhibitions on display …

  • Castile-La Mancha: a journey into the past.

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    … (Castile-La Mancha) Imagine an original cultural visit. Imagine a place where you can see archaeological remains from the beginning of the Middle Ages, the Roman Empire and the Bronze Age. Sound interesting? Then don't think twice and come to the Castile-La Mancha Region. Its five archaeological par…

  • Castles in Catalonia: buildings that come to life.

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    … (Catalonia) There are many ways to visit and discover Catalonia. Here we suggest visiting its medieval castles, to be found throughout this Region in northeastern Spain, from the Pyrenees to the Mediterranean Sea. There are many different visits and routes, some of which are guided. Here we suggest …

  • Four brilliant artists in Catalonia.

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    … (Catalonia) Close your eyes and dream. Can you imagine visiting an area that brings together stunning works by four great figures of 20th-century painting? This place exists. It is the Region of Catalonia, in northeastern Spain, birthplace of Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró and Antoni Tàpies and the place …

  • Dalí: a genius on the Costa Brava.

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    … Girona. (Catalonia) Discover the work of Salvador Dalí, one of the great geniuses of the 20th century, in the land of his birth and the source of inspiration for many of his creations: the Costa Brava. Come to this area of Catalonia, in northeastern Spain, and explore the places where this master of…

  • The La Robla express, a period train in which to explore northern Spain.

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    … Astorga. León. (Castile-Leon) We propose the idea of enjoying a trip in a period train plying its way along three routes between Bilbao, León, Gijón, Santiago de Compostela and Ribadeo. This is the La Robla express, a railway line offering a classic décor and modern facilities all designed to enhanc…

  • The Mediterranean Diet.

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    … It was awarded the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity designation in 2010 because it is much more than just healthy food, and because it has been consolidated as culture that promotes social interaction, respect for the land and biodiversity, and preservation of traditional and craft ac…

  • Park Güell: The Architecture of Nature.

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    … Barcelona. (Catalonia) Park Güell seems as if it were taken from the pages of a fairytale: strange, eccentric, even dream-like, but undeniably beautiful. A stroll through the park will awaken even the sleepiest imaginations. The peculiar shapes and daring color combinations mixed in with the park’s …

  • The Prado Museum, a visit not to be missed.

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    … Madrid. This is Spain’s most visited museum, and one of the world’s finest art galleries. If you like art, then this place is not to be missed. At the Prado Museum you can see works by the great masters of painting. Standing before them, you will be thrilled and you may even lose all notion of time.…

  • The Mudejar, a genuinely Spanish art.

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    … Anyone interested in really understanding Spain, marvelling at its turbulent history and experiencing the rich diversity of its culture should make a point of learning about Mudejar art. This art, unique in the world, is a symbol of the peaceful coexistence of peoples, and combines all the best aspe…

  • Cantabria's underground paradise.

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    … (Cantabria) Beneath its beautiful mountains and meadows, Cantabria hides a priceless underground treasure. It is a mysterious world of extreme beauty, packed with fanciful shapes, faint lights and shadows, and resonating sounds: a huge network of fascinating caves and caverns. Spectacular stalactite…

  • El Soplao, a jewel in the depths of Cantabria.

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    … (Cantabria) Feel like an explorer to another planet and discover an unknown universe hidden underground. Come to El Soplao Cave, in Cantabria, northern Spain, and admire a natural treasure of light, shadow, sound, and weird and wonderful formations. A stunning place, carved out by mother nature. Can…

  • Scenes from a novel.

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    … (Castile-La Mancha) There is one place in Spain which is famous all over the world, thanks to literature: La Mancha. And it’s all because of Miguel de Cervantes and his immortal knight Don Quixote. But this is not the only major work of literature which contains a depiction of these lands. Why not d…

  • In the land of castles: Madrid and Castile-Leon.

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    … Castles are a vital part of Spain's historic and artistic heritage. A journey through Castile-Leon and Madrid will give you the chance to see some of the most important and representative examples of Spanish defensive architecture, including medieval fortresses that are now hotels, museums, cultural…

  • International Museum Day in Spain.

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    … Museums are in party mood throughout the month of May. 18 May marks International Museum Day, and Museums Night –an original initiative featuring thousands of cultural institutions all over around Europe– usually takes place on the Saturday immediately before or after. Come and experience this major…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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. …

  • 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 …

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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 latest avant-garde architecture in Spain.

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    … Strolling around the streets of many cities in Spain you'll notice that innovation and design are to be found in more and more of its buildings. Famous architects such as Frank Gehry, Santiago Calatrava, Richard Rogers, Norman Foster and Rafael Moneo have chosen Spain to build their latest works. He…


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