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  • 101 masterpieces to enjoy in Madrid.

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    …If you're a culture lover and you're coming to Madrid, we suggest 11 themed itineraries taking in some of the key items you can find in the city from the world of art and science. There are 101 masterworks awaiting you i…

  • 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 prop…

  • 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, pal…

  • 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, …

  • Castles and Lords.

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    …Kings and queens, princesses, knights, vassals and pages, what today are storybook figures were once part our world. Spain might be compared to a great chessboard, with more than 6000 castles, towers, palaces, fortresses…

  • Santa María Cathedral, inspiration for a novel.

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    …Vitoria. Álava - Araba. (Basque Country) There are places in the world full of magic that are capable of inspiring famous bestsellers. Would you like to know one? Don't miss Santa María Cathedral, the great symbol of Vit…

  • Cathedrals in Andalusia: the art of fusion.

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    …(Andalusia) The eleven cathedrals to be found in Andalusia are a good representation of the essence and history of the Region. When you visit them, you will discover that they are real works of art, fruit of the fusion o…

  • Gothic cathedrals in Castile-Leon: art that looks to the sky.

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    …(Castile-Leon) Some monuments go beyond mere architecture. This is the case of the Gothic style cathedrals in the Castile-León Region, emblematic buildings that symbolised the resurgence of the cities where they were bui…

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • Culture accessible to everybody in Spain.

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    …There are more and more initiatives in Spain that guarantee a cultural tourism which is accessible to all. Adapted routes, specialised services, adapted facilities and accessible guides are now a reality in Spain. Here a…

  • Two routes for tracing the life story of Isabella the Catholic Queen.

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    …The first queen of Spain and the driving force behind the discovery of America, Isabella the Catholic Queen is one of the most influential personalities in world history. We suggest two routes, one around Castile-León an…

  • The Art Route, a world of painting within easy reach.

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    …Madrid. Follow a route that travels through the past, present and future of painting. This is Madrid's 'Art Route'. Spain's capital is home to three of the world's most important art collections: the Prado Museum, the Th…

  • 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 on…

  • 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 ar…

  • Spain from route to route.

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    …Spain’s cultural heritage can be experienced in any number of ways. One of these is traveling the great routes that crisscross the peninsula. Far from mass tourism, these roads reveal the most authentic aspects of our co…

  • 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, …

  • 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 …

  • 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 acti…

  • 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…

  • 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-Cathedral 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 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 re…

  • 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, …

  • 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…

  • Tarragona's Roman treasures.

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    …Tarragona. (Catalonia) Tarragona is a city in the south of Catalonia, with a history stretching back thousands of years. It was a major city of the Roman Empire, and its streets bear witness to this ancient civilization'…

  • Melilla: the meeting place of four religions.

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    …(Melilla)   One of the greatest attractions of the city of Melilla is that it links two continents: Europe and Africa. This makes it the perfect place to experience the atmosphere of cultural intermingling. Another highl…

  • Route of the Castles and Fortresses in Navarre.

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    …Navarre.  This route is formed by four different itineraries which will take you to 19 strategic points. This is because Navarre's frontier location caused successive mediaeval kings to build a series of fortress-squares…

  • World Heritage sites on the St James Way.

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    …Among the things which make the St James Way a life event that everyone dreams of repeating are the numerous unique experiences you’ll have as a pilgrim. Many of these are bound to be related to culture and with the outs…

  • Spain's European Heritage.

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    …The European Heritage Label is awarded to those places, monuments or cultural properties that have played a key role in Europe's common history. Spain's inclusion on the list was a foregone conclusion. This trip will tak…

  • A route through Spain's medieval towns and cities.

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    …Here we suggest a route in Spain which is original and unconventional, but very interesting and attractive: it runs through our medieval towns and villages. The itinerary covers close to 1,500 kilometres across Spain fro…

  • Architectural routes around Madrid.

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    …Madrid. The best way to appreciate a city's architecture is to discover it in the company of an architect. In Madrid there are a range of programmes of guided routes which offer the chance to learn more about the archite…

  • Seville, a city of opera.

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    …Seville. (Andalusia) Would you like to explore the city of Seville in an original way and learn more about opera? Would you like to see the settings that inspired Verdi, Donizetti, Beethoven, Bizet and Mozart? Then take …

  • Following in Goya’s footsteps in Aragón.

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    …(Aragon) Francisco de Goya is one of the great masters of painting. He was ahead of his time, a brilliant, sensitive artist. Here we invite you to discover his works in Aragón, northeastern Spain, the Region that saw his…

  • A fascinating journey into the heart of Cantabria: from El Soplao to Altamira.

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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…

  • Velázquez, “the painters’ painter”.

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    …A unique and timeless master. A painter chosen by Philip IV of Spain to portray his family. A specialist in depicting light and shade. We are speaking of Diego Velázquez, the 17th-century Spanish painter whose incomparab…

  • Come to Numancia, a city of legend.

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    …Soria. (Castile-Leon) A visit to the ruins of the ancient city of Numancia is just one of the many options that await you in the province of Soria, northern Spain. As you wander among age-old stones, and admire stunning …

  • Musical holidays in the Basque Country.

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    …(Basque Country) Each summer sees the Vitoria Jazz Festival and the San Sebastián Music Fortnight - two vital cultural events in Spain. These are amongst Europe's most important international music festivals for their hi…

  • Be the star of your own film in Almería.

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    …Almería. (Andalusia) Almería (in Andalusia) has served as a film set for world-class directors such as David Lean, Franklin J. Schaffner, Steven Spielberg, Sergio Leone, John Milius and Anthony Mann. Legendary films such…

  • Roman towns in Spain: a journey to the past.

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    …Learn about life in Spain during the Roman Empire by visiting the Roman towns. There are numerous archaeological sites throughout the country. All you have to do is choose an area. Go back to the times of the gladiators …

  • Visit the Mediterranean as it was in 16th-century Ibiza.

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    …Ibiza. (Balearic Islands) Every Saturday in Ibiza, visitors have the chance to experience life as it was lived in this Mediterranean city in the 16th century, through these dramatised tours of the historic centre of Dalt…


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