Spain – The Tourist Center of Europe

If anyone tries to map the tourist centers in Spain, he would certainly end up getting dizzy because every city, town, village and for that matter every nook and corner of Spain has something interesting for the tourist. In fact tourism is one of the most flourishing industries in Spain. There are so many places to see that it is almost impossible for the tourist to see all these places in one go. He has to make repeated trips to Spain, spend weeks and months to see some of the most important places of interest to tourists.

What are the places to see?

As said earlier, this question is very difficult. Barcelona, Madrid, Cantabria, Andalucia, Toledo, Benidorm, and the Basque country are some of the places picked from the big list of cities, towns and villages in Spain. There are many beaches like Costa Blanca, medieval towns, the birth place of the bullfight, caves, arches, medieval churches, forts, castles, parks, museums, restaurants serving mouth-watering local dishes, rows and rows of shops, rows of mountains, and innumerable villas, apartments and hotels to accommodate the guests for a most pleasant and peaceful stay.

The most interesting part is that the government of Spain is making every effort to preserve the country’s cultural heritage. It is spending millions of Euros to preserve the churches and all other types of museums, monuments, churches, etc. which date back to several centuries ago.

History:

Many of the ancient civilizations have left deep-rooted cultural impressions on the people of Spain. Some of the known civilizations or settlements that have left their mark on the lives of the Spanish people are the Celts, Moors, Muslims, and Romans. These civilizations have made Spain a city of varied cultures, beliefs and practices. Even to this day festivals and other cultural activities are held by all the various religious denomination according to their respective traditions.

Plan your itinerary:

This is a very important aspect of your visit. Some of the places like Madrid are ideally visited during the months of July and August. There are some provinces like the Canary Islands which are preferably visited during summer. However, there are many travel agencies who prepare the itinerary to suit the convenience of the tourist.