Following on our previous installment “5 of the most important sights worthy of a visit during your holidays in Spain!” we have decided to present five more, as the Land of Rabbits as Spain is also called, is home to magnificent history and sights hard to fit into a single article.
Arguably one of the most beautiful castles in Spain if not in the world, Alhambra has long attracted visitors with its imposing looks and impressive history. Originally built as a fort in 889 on top of roman fortifications, the site expanded into a castle and palace by a multitude of prominent occupants such as the Moorish Sultan of Grenada and king Ferdinand. Owing its distinct presence to the renovations throughout the years, the Alhambra is the cultivation of Christian and Islamic influences and as such a must visit during your holidays in Spain.
Designed by the world famous and revered Antonio Gaudi, Casa Battlo is amongst the most well-known monuments in the town of Barcelona. With its distinct architectural style resembling a dragon and pushing the boundaries of architectural design, Casa Battlo was built in 1904 in order to house the affluent Battlo family. The house is still privately owned but open for visits throughout the day.
Plaza de Espana
If you plan on visiting Seville during your holidays in Spain, this is a place worthy of mention. The majestic Plaza de Espana was built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of the following year, incorporating Spain’s unique architectural style. Row a boat on its canals, walk by the fountains or hop on a horse and carriage and roam around the grounds while admiring the ultimate exhibition of neoclassical and neo-mudejar styles adorning it.
If you visit the stunning Alcazar de Segovia prepare to spend hours exploring its breathtaking grounds. Cobblestoned streets take you through a maze of palaces and impressive gardens. A place of serenity and tranquility, the Alcazar is an impressive sight way worth of the time you are about to spend. The beautifully adorned rooms are breathtaking and for a small additional fee you can visit some currently in use by the Spanish royal family for state ceremonies.
A breath of fresh air right in the centre of Madrid, the Retiro Park is a piece of heaven within an ever moving metropolis. Stretch your legs, breath in the fresh air and enjoy the serenity of it all while enjoying some interesting historic and cultural sights such as the Crystal and Velasco palaces. Rent a boat and paddle through its stunning lake or rent a bike and pedal your way through it. If you prefer to relax after all the sights you visit on your holidays in Spain, sit down at one of the cafes and watch the people go by as you unwind in its idyllic environment.