Famous Places of Spain

Spain is famous among the tourists for its wonderful sites. Here are some of the sites worth visiting:

Castilla y Leon: The community of the Castile and Leon as it is formally known is one among the seventeen independent communities in Spain. It consists of nine provinces which include Avila, Burgos, Leon, Palencia, Salamanca, Segovia, Soria, Valladolid and Zamora. Most of these provinces are tourist attractions.

Avila: Avila which is a World Heritage site declared by UNESCO is a revived medieval town. It is known worldwide for its 11th century walls marked with nine gates and several huge towers. Saint Teresa popularly referred to as Saint Teresa of Jesus was born here. Avila gives its visitors fine walking, good food and a wide range of shopping outlets. And not to be missed are the Avila Cathedral and well known religious art museums.

Salamanca: The old town of Salamanca is a noted UNESCO World Heritage site. It is very well known for its well preserved and remarkable architecture and also the historic university. The social centre, Plaza Mayor is well known for its food and fine shops and most tourists spend a good amount of time here. Both the old and the new cathedrals are a must watch and since both the cathedrals are joined, it is impossible to miss one of them. And finally do not miss the University of Salamanca which is the oldest university in Spain and one of the oldest learning centres in Europe.

Segovia: Segovia is another UNESCO certified World Heritage site. It is famous for the splendid Roman aqueduct which was built with 20400 stones and stands even today after about 2000 years of construction. The Alcazar of Segovia which is a brilliant perfect fortress from the thirteenth century and the Lady of Cathedrals which is well known for its interesting ornamentation and gothic style of design are two places that are a “must see” in Segovia.

Seville: Seville, the capital city of Andalusia offers a wide range of Moorish architecture. Seville’s Cathedral, the tomb of Christopher Columbus and Giralda, the bell tower are the most important places to be visited in Seville. When you are in Seville, you are right at the heart of Andalusian culture and can witness some bullfights and experience the famous Flamenco music. Do not miss Plaze de Espana and the Alcazar, a medieval Islamic palace.

Costa del Sol and Costa Brava can also be visited, especially if you are beach lovers.

By Laura