Authentic Experiences On Your Holiday to Spain
Spain has so much to offer for the traveler. It is full of authentic experiences that fulfill everyone’s desire! From the Pyrenees to the sunny golden beaches to moonlit hilltop villages and the coastal cliffs of the Atlantic to the coves of the Mediterranean, Spain offers travelers a postcard-perfect vacation. Moreover, Spain is a year-round destination that you can visit anytime to get different experiences. In addition to this, these soul-stirring destinations promise you some of the best food and experiences on the planet. Cosmos helps you to pave the path back to paradise in the land of fiestas and Flamenco with an unbeatable selection of Spain vacations; Small-Group Discovery tours and off-season Escapes by Globus.
• Feed the pigeons in Plaza de America in Parque Maria Luisa. These birds are so used to being fed that they will happily perch on your shoulder or in your hand just to get a quick bite to eat. It’s a
great opportunity for photos, one of the most photographed spots in Spain.
• Stroll around the Plaza de España at night. The fountain and building are lit up which makes for some great pictures. Later, you can get a drink or try a tapa outdoors, like the locals in Spain do.
• Catch a bus to Italica to see the Roman ruins just outside of Seville. The site is unique in that another city wasn’t built over it like so many other Roman cities. History has preserved This city is so well preserved, and only in Spain.
• Go to Plaza de la Villa. Here, take one of the small alleys on the left-hand side or at the back of the square. Wander aimlessly, follow your nose, change course at will, check out the churches
– it’s the best way to see Madrid de las Austrias, the ancient city centre.
• Madrid, the capital of Spain, is a paradise for shoppers and especially, shoe lovers. The street to tramp down is Augusto Figueroa, in the heart of Chueca. Here, you will find numerous outlets for factory samples. If it’s espadrilles your weary feet crave, Antigua Casa Crespo has them in bucketloads in this perfectly preserved, old-fashioned store.
• Later, if you want to see Madrid from a bird’s eye view, take the cable car (“el Teleférico”). This was originally built as part of the Parque de Atracciones amusement park. The journey starts on the Paseo del Pintor Rosales street, near the Argüelles Metro station. This takes you over the River Manzanares and into the Casa de Campo park.
• Madrid’s luscious botanical gardens – Jardín Botanico – are right by the Prado museum. But once you’re inside, among more than 30,000 plants from around the world, you feel like you are in paradise.
• Picasso remembered Barcelona as beautiful and bright, a city where he spent his early years. Follow in the footsteps of the artistic genius by visiting the landmarks that shaped his youth. Later, stroll along with the Calle Reina Christina and to 3 Carrer de la Mercè to see where his family lived. Unfortunately, the building was later destroyed. Visit the Museu Picasso, a gallery that records Picasso’s formative years.
• An hour by train from Barcelona is impressive Montserrat – a Benedictine Monastery. Here, the Church features the famous Black Madonna who became the patron saint of Barcelona. In fact, Locals in Spain celebrate her festivity on April 27 every year.
• Visit the Salvador Dali Museum in Figueres. Though it takes more than two hours away to get there, it is worth it. The museum itself is such an interesting work of art. And of course, the Dali works on display are mindblowing. Dali is one of Spain’s most important gift to the world.
Costa Del Sol
• Travel to Mijas, also known as the ‘White Village’, due to its hundreds of white-washed buildings. It lies on the west side of the Costa del Sol, up in the mountains. This is 428 metres above sea level which allows for spectacular views over the Costa del Sol.
• Visit the Arabic bath-houses in Ronda, so popular in Spain. Located in the ancient Jewish quarter, these were built in the late 13th or early 14th century. Interestingly, it is one of the best-preserved bathhouses from that era in all of Spain.
• Bioparc Fuengirola stands out for its architectural design as an “immersion zoo”. It will plunge one into the animals’ native environment and so unique in Spain.
Don’t these cities make you want to travel to Spain immediately? And actually, get your most authentic experience of Spain ever! Come, and discover the cities of legend on Cosmos’ holiday packages to colorful Spain. Or, you can also try a combination of Spain and Portugal holiday packages. Indeed, all these fascinating cities await you: from Madrid to Gaudi’s Barcelona to Seville and Pamplona. Visit Spain’s most sensational sightseeing attractions, epic historical sites, captivating culture, incredible cuisine, and the warm friendliness of Spanish people. Now, choose from a range of Cosmos’ exciting Spain tour packages to visit the cities of Bilbao, San Sebastian, Pamploma – city of the running of the bulls.
Among others, some of the best things to do in Spain include attending a Flamenco performance by the best Spanish dancers, indulging the senses in the wine country of Saragossa; sampling tapas and wine in Granada, and Cordoba; savoring Paella in Valencia, or following your dreams in La Mancha. Likewise, on your holiday to Portugal, visit the fascinating city of Lisbon, and the spectacular Porto, or experience the world-famous walk on the scenic and spiritual routes of the Camino de Santiago.
Our budget holiday packages to Spain and Portugal offer a wealth of experiences in beauty, architecture, and rich cultural traditions to treasure.