Visiting Historic City of Toledo, Spain

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The famed city of Toledo is located in the independent community of Castilla-La Mancha, situated only 71 kilometers from Madrid, the capital of Spain. The city is found on the top of a hill about 100m high, surrounded by the river Tajo. Toledo is considered most representative of Spanish culture, and its historic centre was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1986. Toledo is a magic place, probably one of the most spectacular cities in the world. The buildings and winding streets contained within the old city walls hold hundreds of years of history

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The spectacular landscape of Las Medulas

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The town of Las Médulas is located in the region of El Bierzo, Leon. This small mountain town marks the natural beginning of the ascent towards Las Médulas, a unique cultural landscape that was declared a World Heritage by UNESCO. It is a historic mining site near the town of Ponferrada in the region of El Bierzo, which used to be the most important gold mine in the Roman Empire. To extract gold, the Romans built seven huge aqueducts which drew the rivers in the nearby mountains down into the mine, burying the area underwater. After two centuries of work, the Romans abandoned the site, leaving it in its current shape.

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Picturesque Town of Segovia and Monuments

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Segovia is a picturesque old city with twisting alleyways, the highest concentration of Romanesque churches in all of Europe and pedestrian-only streets. The majority of Segovia’s attractions are found in the Old Town. The ancient Roman aqueduct, fairy-tale castle, awe-inspiring cathedral and mystical monasteries reveal Segovia’s rich cultural heritage.

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Templar Castle of Ponferrada, Spain

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This old twelfth-century templar castle dominates from high above the crossing of the river Sil in the city of the same name. This was one of the most important military positions of the Knights Templar in the Iberian Peninsula. Located in the Royal Winter Road to Santiago de Compostela, one of the missions of the Templars was to protect pilgrims traveling to the capital of Galicia. It is made up of a polygonal precinct, over 8,000 metres square, with double and triple defences, which made this place one of the greatest fortresses in the north of Spain during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

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Battle of Flowers – Legendary Fiesta in Valencia

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The first July Fair was held in Valencia in Valencia in 1871 and lasted for just few days in 2015. More than a million marigolds fly through the air at the traditional Battle of the Flowers. Elaborately decorated floats pass up and down the Paseo de la Alameda in the city centre, as crowds throw flowers at their occupants. They in turn attempt to defend themselves with tennis rackets and other improvised shields , whilst returning fire with more orange and yellow blossoms.

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Siam Park More Than a Water Park

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Siam Park is an exciting adventureland set in its very own tropical paradise. At 18.5 hectares, Siam Park features a Siamese theme, and claims to be the most spectacular water attraction in Europe. The park was opened by Her Royal Highness the Princess of Thailand Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. There are over 30 rides at Siam park but start with a test to your nerves and plunge down the jaw-dropping Tower of Power.

Admission:

- Adults: 34.00 €
- Children (3-11 years): 23.00 €

Rides:

  • - Vulcano: a four-person ProSlide Behemoth Bowl slide with a laser inside which produces a flashing image of a dragon
  • - The Dragon: a ProSlide Tornado with a light show inside the 20-meter -wide funnel.
  • - Wave Palace: a wave pool with an artificial white sand beach. At 3 meters high, its waves are the highest of any wave pool in the World. The park\’s surfing school will give surfing lessons at the Wave Palace.
  • - Naga Racer: a six-lane racing slide
  • - The Giant: twin ProSlide Cannon Bowls, one moving clockwise and one moving counterclockwise
  • - Tower of Power: a vertical, transparent slide which sends riders through an area with sharks and stingrays.
  • - Mai Thai River: the world\’s longest lazy river, which also has the highest elevation of any lazy river at 8 meters.
  • - Jungle Snakes: four twisting slides which follow the park\’s terrain
  • - Lost City: a children\’s play structure with 120 games
  • - Mekong Rapids: a river rapids ride
  • - Kinnaree: A new four-person 200-meter long ProSlide for 2012.

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Pedraza in Spain – Traditional Spanish Countryside

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Pedraza is a municipality in Spain, located in the province of Segovia in the autonomous community of Castile and León. It is located at 37 km northeast of the city of Segovia with a population of less than 500. The main attraction here is the town itself. The heart of Pedraza is its picturesque Plaza Mayor, faced by houses that date back to the 16th century. Its cobbled streets and emblazoned houses form a medieval urban setting where every corner must be seen, from the Puerta de la Villa to the far end of the village, crowned by a castle.

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Casa Batllo – Original Work by Antoni Gaudi

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This is one of three houses in this fashionable block designed by a prominent Modernista architect, the other two being Casa Morera by Domènech i Montaner and Casa Amatller by Puig i Cadafalch. From the outside the façade of Casa Batlló looks like it has been made from skulls and bones. The “Skulls” are n fact balconies and the “bones” are supporting pillars. Sprinkled with bits of blue, mauve and green tiles and studded with wave-shaped window frames and balconies, The roof is covered with bluish-pink tiles on the street side.

Price:
adult: €18.15
child under 7yr: free
student, child 7-18yr & senior: €14.55
Hours: Tuesday hours 9:00am – 9:00pm
Architectural style: Expressionist architecture
Address: Passeig de Gracia, 43, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
Architects: Antoni Gaudí, Josep Maria Jujol

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The Umbracle in Valencia by Santiago Calatrava

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The Umbracle includes numerous sculptures surrounded by nature and was designed as an entrance to the City of Arts and Sciences. It is one of Calatrava’s more interesting works. This place features allow visitors to take a stroll in the gardens where you can see native mediterranean vegetation and plant species of the city of Valencia such as cistus, lentisk, rosemary, lavender, honeysuckle, bougainvillea, palm trees … It is located on the southern side of the complex. It is 320 meters (1,050 ft) long and 60 meters (197 ft) wide. Umbracle is also hosting the largest exhibitions in Europe.

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Amazing Building of Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao

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It is one of the world’s most famous buildings. This museum is in many ways an attractive and impressive piece of architecture. The Guggenheim Museum building in Bilbao Spain was completed in 1997. It is situated prominently on the waterfront near the center of Bilbao, The completion of the building guaranteed Frank Gehry, his attendance among the great architects of this century. The Guggenheim offers a series of activities for visitors who wish to broaden their knowledge of art.

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The Sagrada Familia By Antonio Gaudí, Barcelona

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Sagrada Familia is a unique creation that has become Barcelona’s symbol and it is the most visited building in city. The monumental church El Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família is Gaudi’s most famous work. Gaudi dedicated his life to carrying out this ambitious undertaking which due to his sudden death was left unfinished.

Admission:

Basilica visit: 13.00 €
Basilica visit with discount: 11.00 €
Basilica visit + Gaudí House-Museum: 16.50 €

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Most Dangerous Caminito del Rey in Spain

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Pathway was opened at the begining of the 20th century by king Alfonso XIII. At photos, you can see climbers tackling on the King’s Pathway (El Caminito del Rey) in the Los Gaitanes Gorge, El Chorro, Álora. The walkway is one meter in width, and rises over 100 meters above the river below. The local government closed both entrances of the path after two fatal accidents in 1999 and 2000. Pathway should be reopen in 2014 after three years restoration-plan.

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