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Spain’s Beauty

Posted by on Jul 27, 2010 in Exotic Locations | Comments Off on Spain’s Beauty

Spain’s Beauty

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Most people are torn for choice when it comes to the country to visit for their vacations or holidays. This is because there are so many stories about the best countries to visit and what they have to offer. But if you want to choose a country that has a little bit of everything you would want to see and experience during your vacation, I suggest you try Spain.

Spain is a hot holiday destination because of its beauty. Actually it has been rated to be the second most visited country worldwide. Besides the natural grounds and beautiful beaches, it has historic monuments and museums that encourage many tourists to go back for more. This European country is very large and is divided into regions. The most amazing thing is that each one of the regions has something to offer to its visitors.

Basque Country

This region has Vitoria Gasteiz as its capital and is made up of Vizcaya, Guipuzcoa and Alava provinces. It is quite interesting since it has its own language, as well as culture. The origin is still mysterious and the sports here are unique as well. The most popular sport that you may get a chance to learn about and engage in is Basqueball or Pelota Vasca.Currently, this region is the most industrialized of Spain. You will however find untouched natural grounds such as Guernica River’s magical landscapes and the Urdaibai, Urkiola and Valderejo natural parks.

There is a lot of fun to be had in these areas as you can enjoy riding, hiking and golf, as well as exciting mountain sports. The Cantabrian Coast is also quite an attraction although it’s very steep and rainy sometimes. The rain here is unique as it is very fine and goes by the name ‘txirimiri; a raincoat will come in very handy when visiting this area. The city of San Sebastian has wonderful beaches and resorts that were famous in the 19th century; the atmosphere here is cosmopolitan. The waters are very cool and relaxing making it very attractive to tourists.

Bilbao is the largest city in the region and the center of beautiful monuments, such as the Gothic Cathedral and the Guggenheim museum that was erected in 1997. The museum is outstanding with its limestone, titanium stones and façade of glass. For cultural festivals, make a point of visiting Vitoria Gasteiz province. There is a lot to be discovered in visiting the various regions of Spain. You will be mesmerized by the contrasting landscapes and structures as well as the climatic conditions.

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