Spain is incredible, because of its gastronomy, natural landscapes, architectural monuments, historical legacy… and a host of other things that make this country worth visiting, from north to south. For that reason, from the Hotel Sevilla GreenSuites, we want to bring the most spectacular locations to your home so that you can travel with us mentally through a journey full of nature, history and art. Want to know which places are in our top 7? Keep reading to find out!
1. Plaza de España in Seville (Andalusia)
Built for the Ibero-American Exhibition of 1929, the Plaza de España is one of the most emblematic architectural and artistic monuments within the city of Seville. It is an obligatory stop for visitors at any time of year and, additionally, you can take a pleasant walk through the gardens of Maria Luisa Park that are located around it. The Plaza de España is in the shape of a half moon and represents the Spanish provinces in the form of tiles on benches – a classic in the city!
2. Roman Theatre of Merida (Badajoz, Extremadura)
In Merida, classical theatre is revived like nowhere else. It is one of the most splendid current scenarios that a spectator can find in Spain. Among its characteristics, its greatness and beauty stand out, which go hand in hand with a continuous conservation of the theatre that is still standing. The Roman Theatre of Merida has an amphitheatre and arena which give it an impeccable acoustic. In addition, the Corinthian style columns and statues that make up its composition are also eye-catching. Without a doubt, a visit is a must if you haven’t already done so.
3. Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao (Basque Country)
Dating back to the 1990s, the Guggenheim Museum burst onto the Spanish architectural scene as the beginning of a visual trend using titanium and curved forms. For years, the construction of this museum in Bilbao has been the focus of attention as an urbanistic desire of other cities in the world. So much so that its architect, Frank Gehry, was asked to reproduce this style of lines with the Walt Disney Concert Hall in the city of Los Angeles. Visitable year-round, the Guggenheim Museum has high-quality permanent and temporary exhibitions.
4. San Lorenzo de El Escorial in Madrid
The monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial is considered a wonderful jewel in the Spanish capital, and with good reason. This temple, located in the Sierra of Madrid, and from which there are unparalleled views, has a basilica, a library, a monastery and even a Royal Pantheon. In this same Pantheon are buried most of the kings of Spain, from Charles I to Alfonso XIII. An architectural treasure that, when there is an opportunity to do so, is worth visiting.
5. City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia (Valencian Community)
His activity, loved by some and hated by others, leaves a mark and that is an undisputable fact. We are referring to the work of famed Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, one of the greatest representatives of the architectural movement that sought to reproduce nature in construction and is creator of the incredible City of Arts and Sciences, located in Valencia Spain. Both for its exterior and its interior, it is a place to visit at least once in a lifetime. The architecture lacks no lustre!
6. Hanging Houses in Cuenca (Castilla-La Mancha)
The “Casas Colgadas”, or hanging houses, with wooden balconies are not just any houses. They are located, literally speaking, on the edge of a cliff, in front of the Huécar River, and it is due to this arrangement that they are known as the “Hanging Houses”. Today, the Museum of Spanish Abstract Art, which belongs to the Juan March Foundation, is located inside of them.
7. Teide in Tenerife (Canary Islands)
We could not finish this list without including work created by nature itself. With endemic species and unique colours, Teide, a volcano located on the island of Tenerife, has an altitude of 3718 meters above sea level. Known by many as “the roof of Spain”, Teide is today, the highest peak in the country, and simply for this reason, it is worth visiting. Besides, the views from above are unique, what more could you ask for?