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  • View and plan of Toledo. © Patronato Municipal de Turismo de Toledo

    El Greco spent up to 40 years of his life—the most creative—in Toledo, a World Heritage city some 30 minutes outside Madrid by train. The painting in the picture, View and Plan of Toledo, portrays some of the city's most representative monuments, such as the Alcázar, the Puerta de Bisagra and the Hospital Tavera. Toledo's charms remain intact to this day.

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  • Hermitage of Saint Isidore Collage. - ‘La ermita de San Isidro el día de la fiesta‘, Goya © Museo Nacional del Prado

    Many of the master's canvases depict daily and traditional life in the city of Madrid. For example, here in The Hermitage of Saint Isidore on the Saint's Feast Day. The scene illustrates the tradition of drinking water from the San Isidro spring. This is still celebrating today at the San Isidro fiesta, which takes place every year around 15 May.

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  • Salvador Dalí House-Museum, Figueres

    In the artist's words: “in this privileged place, the real and the sublime almost come together (...); it is my permanent inspiration.” And the facts confirm this. In Figueres, you can visit the largest surrealist object in the world, the Dali Theatre-Museum. Designed by Salvador Dalí himself, it contains the crypt with his tomb. The areas surrounding Figueres form the Dalinian Triangle, with the museums of Portlligat and Púbol. Three visits to enjoy Dalí's universe.

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  • ‘Strolling along the Seashore´, Joaquín Sorolla.  © Museo Sorolla

    Sorolla's painting transports people to Valencia, allowing them to feel the caress of the sea breeze on their face or the brightness of the sun's rays. The image depicts the beach of Valencia, where Joaquín Sorolla painted his wife and daughter in the summer of 1909. Perhaps you would like to emulate this walk along the seashore and bring those large blue brushstrokes to life.

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  • Park Güell © Derek Story

    The architect Gaudí studied in Barcelona and left his most famous modernist mark on its streets. Park Güell, Casa Batlló, the Basilica of La Sagrada Familia, Casa Milà, etc. are some of the city's symbols designed by the artist. Gaudí is so important in Barcelona that when he died in 1926, many of the city's residents took to the streets to say their goodbyes.

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  • Miró´s Studio, Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation in Palma © Turismo de Palma

    It is the island his mother and grandparents were from, and where the artist had some of his studios which can be visited along with the Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation. You will enjoy the nature and tranquillity of an island which always inspired the artist who believed that Majorca “is a truly beautiful land; in certain places you can still find the freshness of the first days of creation.”

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  • View of the city of Malaga

    A walking tour, the Birthplace Museum of the artist, and the Museo Picasso Málaga reflect the importance of Pablo Picasso in his city of birth. His Mediterranean home always influenced him and there he painted bullfights and landscapes. Nevertheless, Picasso and his works of art soon became more universal symbols. The greatest example is his Guernica, which does not depict Malaga but rather the bombings that the Basque town of Guernica endured in 1937. It has become a symbol against brutality and can be seen at the Reina Sofia National Art Museum in Madrid.

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  • Cactus Garden, Lanzarote  © Centros de Arte, Cultura y Turismo de Lanzarote

    The artist was convinced of this: “For me, it was the most beautiful place on Earth, and I realised that if people could see it through my eyes, they'd think the same.” Hence his numerous works in Lanzarote including the amazing Jameos del Agua caves, the Monument to the Peasant, the Mirador del Río viewing point and the Cactus Garden. His own home can be visited in the César Manrique Foundation.

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  • Wind Comb © Basquetour

    The bay of San Sebastián inspired Eduardo Chillida's famous work Wind Comb. The artist's tribute to his city has turned a part of the Ondarreta beach into an almost magical place. It is a fantastic example of how nature and art have been blended forever.

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  • Cordoba collage, ´La Chiquita Piconera´ by Julio Romero de Torres and views of Cordoba

    Julio Romero de Torres knew how to expertly depict the women of Cordoba, for example in his painting La Chiquita Piconera. If you look closely, an open door shows the Guadalquivir River, the Roman Bridge and the Calahorra Tower in the background. These are all unmistakable symbols of Cordoba, along with its famous Mosque-Cathedral.

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  • Seville´s Torre del Oro tower © Turismo de Sevilla

    Seville provides pure inspiration to many of those who are discovering it for the first time. Stroll through the neighbourhood of Santa Cruz, take your photo on the Triana Bridge, relax in the Plaza de España, visit the Cathedral and the Giralda Tower, or enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride, and you will understand. Maybe this is the reason why this city is the birthplace of great Spanish painters including Diego Velázquez and Esteban Murillo, artists whose work is closely linked to the city.

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