10 Best Landmarks to Go in Spain

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Source: Paulo Valdivieso

If you plan to visit Spain, make sure you visit these wonderful landmarks for a much more meaningful and extraordinary experience that you will never forget for the rest of your life. Spain is a place rich in history, make sure to explore it thoroughly.

1. Gothic Quarter Barcelona

It is the center of the old city in Barcelona. The structures and buildings are from the Medieval times and some are even from the Roman settlement of Barcelona. It has a labyrinthine street plan in which many small streets lead into squares and most of the quarter is closed to regular traffic, only service vehicles and taxis are allowed.


Name: Gothic Quarter Barcelona
Adress: Mediterranean Seafront to Ronda de Sant Pere, Ciutat Vella, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Acess: 20 minutes away from Museo Piccasso de Barcelona
Price: $47-$104 for guided tours, etc.
Opening hour: Open all the time
Holiday: None
Website: http://www.barcelonaturisme.com/wv3/en/#_=_

2. Mosque of Cordoba

Cordoba Mosque in Spanish is Mezquita-Catedral de Cordoba. Its ecclesiastical name is Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption. It’s unique design, infrastructure and deep history had made the mosque-cathedral famous and an on-going tourist spot.


Name: Mezquita-Catedral de Cordoba
Address: Calle Cardenal Herrero 1, 14003 Cordoba,Spain (Formerly Excmo. Cabildo Catedralicio de Córdoba)
Price: $31- $39
Access: Near Cordoba Historic Centre and walking ditance to Cordoba shops
Opening hour: Sun 8:30 – 11:30 and 15:30 – 18:00
Mon – Sat 10:00 – 18:00
Holiday: 957 470512
Website: http://www.catedraldecordoba.es/#_=_

3. Museo Nacional Del Prado

This museum is a unique museum which features one of the world’s finest collections of European art from the 12th century to 19th century. There are a lot of paintings and sculptures in this museum and it is one of the most visited and greatest museums in the world. In the museum are some work of arts of Francisco de Goya, Dieogo Velazquez, Titian, El Greco, Peter Paul Rubens and so much more for you to see.


Name: Museo Nacional Del Prado
Adress: Calle Ruiz de Alarcon 23, 280141 Madrid, Spain
Price: $70-$83 guided tours and activities
Access: Near Paseo del Prado
Opening hour: Mon-Sat 10:00-20:00
Sun 10:00-19:00
Website: https://www.museodelprado.es/en

4. Casa batlo

Is unique and famous building that is one of Antoni Gaudi’s masterpieces. It is located in the center of Barcelona. This house has been refurbished several times but right now, they managed to keep it as near as its original state. The ground floor has unusual tracery and there are only a few straight lines, there are irregular oval windows and sculpted stone work randomly over the house and most of the whole facade is decorated with a colorful mosaic made of broken ceramic tiles.


Name: Casa Batlo
Adress: Passeig de Gracia, 43, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
Price: $35-$76
Acess:Come to Paseo de Gracia, 43, by metro, bus, taxi, etc.
Opening hour: Open everyday 9:00am to 9:00pm
Holiday: +34 932 16 03 06
Website: https://www.casabatllo.es/en/

5.  Buen Retiro Park

This park is one of the largest park in the city of Madrid which belonged to the Spanish Monarchy. On the late 19th century it became a public park. It would take two to three hours to walk through the entire park because of its size. It has a 1.4km2 (350 acres) of land. There are also guided walk tour if you want.


Name: Buen Retiro Park
Address: Plaza de la Independencia, 7, 28001 Madrid, Spain
Price: $60 to $70 for guided tours
Acess: 15 minutes away from Prado National Museum
Opening hour: Open 24 hours
Holiday: +34 915 30 00 41

6. Casa Mila

Casa Mila is popularly known as La Pedrera or the stone quarry. It was constructed between 1906 and 1920 by Antoni Gaudi which is his last civil work. It is a unique stone quarry with an artistic and heritage value. It is in the UNESCO World Heritage list. It is an amazing and unique structure which is very vintage. The building was formerly owned by a couple named Roser Segimon and Pere Mila.


Name: Casa Mila
Adress: Calle Paseo de Gracia, 92, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
Price: $32-$53 on guided tours
Acess: 5 minutes walk from Pg. de Gràcia – Av Diagonal
Stop ID: 281
Opening hour: Sun-Sat 9:00-20:30
Holiday:+34 902 20 21 38
Website: https://www.lapedrera.com/en/home

7. Costa del Sol

If you are looking for a perfect holiday in Spain, then this is the place to be. Costa del Sol is located in the south of Spain, in the community of Andalusia. It is a region in Spain where coastal areas are very exquisite and a place for tourist to enjoy their holidays. A perfect place away from the busy city.


Name: Costa del Sol
Address: In the province of Malaga
Price: $100 and up
Acess: By boat or by plane
Opening hour: Open all the time
Holiday: +34952126272
Website: http://www.visitcostadelsol.com/


8. Royal Palace of Madrid

Royal Palace of Madrid is the official residence of the Royal family but they only use it for state ceremonies, they live in Palacio de la Zarzuela. The palace is open for the public to see. You will be able to go inside to see the halls, the throne room, residential areas, the Royal Armoury, the Royal Pharmacy and so much more.


Name: Royal Palace of Madrid
Address:Calle de Bailén, s/n, 28071 Madrid, Spain
Price: $16-$62 for guided tour
Acess: 15 minutes away from Plaza Mayor
Opening hour: Sun-Sat 10:00-18:00
Holiday: 34-914-548-800

9. Plaza Mayor in Madrid

This plaza is Madrid’s main square. It is in the center of the city. It is very popular with tourist and locals. The rectangular square features a uniform architecture. The plaza is formerly known as Plaza del Arrabal. It is surrounded by three residential buildings. The square used to have gardens but it was removed in 1936. The plaza is the work of architect Juan de Villanueva on 1790.


Name: Plaza Mayor
Address: C/Gerona, 4, 28012 Madrid, Spain
Price: Free
Acess: Few blocks away from Plaza Puerta del Sol
Opening hour: Open all the time
Holiday: None
Website: http://www.madridtourist.info/plaza_mayor.html

10. Plaza de Espana

There is a lot plaza in Spain and Plaza de Espana is one of the famous and most visited plaza. In English, it is called Spain Square. The plaza is very historic and was built on 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929. The landmark has a mixing elements of Renaissance Revival and Moorish Revival in the styles of Spanish architecture. You rent small boats to row in the canal. It is also the finishing point of horse and carriage rides.


Name: Plaza de Espana
Adress: Parque de Maria Luisa, Seville, Spain
Price: Free
Opening hour: Open all the time
Holiday: 954181356
Website: http://www.andalucia.org/en/cultural-tourism/visits/sevilla/otras-visitas/plaza-de-espana-2/#_=_

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