The Southwestern European country Spain is the only European country to share its borders with the African mainland. The country's culture is based on the reign of various foreign invaders and its closeness to the Mediterranean region. Spain had established its colonies in various parts of the world which have helped it to spread its influence at a broader level.
Spain is beautiful with its sunny Mediterranean beaches, gothic architecture, enchanting landscapes, lip-smacking cuisines and its colourful culture. All these qualities make Spain an attractive place to spend your honeymoon days.
Part fortress, part palace and part garden the Alhambra is situated on a plateau overlooking the city of Granada in southern Spain. The palace was originally constructed in 889 AD but was renovated in the 13th century by the Nasrid sultans. Over the years it has become Spain's most famous tourist attraction and is visited by thousands of tourists. It is a fine example of Muslim architecture with European influence. It's a stunning palace and gardens that represent the epitome of Spain's culture.
El Escorial the residence of the Spanish kings, now functions as a monastery, royal palace, museum, library, university and hospital. It was once the political centre of Spain. This architecture marvel was built in 1559 and is about 45 km from Madrid. About 16 km of corridors connects its rooms and structures. The picture gallery at El Escoria houses a large collection of paintings that include works of many famous artists.
The Roman Catholic church Sagrada Familia in Barcelona is a huge tourist attraction. The architecture of the church is a bit of unconventional and though the construction had begun in 1882 and is only expected to complete in 2026. It is a combination of Gothic and Art Nouveau style of architecture. The church and its unconventional and vast detailed architecture attract tourists from all over the globe to Barcelona.
The Great Mosque of Cordoba is famous for its forests of pillars and is one of the largest mosques in the world. It is also a splendid example of Islamic art and architecture in Europe. The major attraction is its pillars and the arches which line up in symmetrical patterns.
The island Ibiza in the Mediterranean Sea is one of the famous tourist destination in Spain and Europe. There are many night clubs, cafes and restaurants.
The Mediterranean port town Valencia is known locally as 'a piece of heaven fallen to earth'. It has got a rich cultural heritage and natural beauty in abundance. It has many heritage buildings that are great examples of architecture and pristine beaches such as Playa del Saler which has a stretch of pine trees that border the sandy beach.
The ancient city Toledo is a part of UNESCO World Heritage list and has many historical landmarks. The city has got many magnificent old stone buildings, fortresses, well laid out streets and a great culture.