We have grooved to Spanish music and dance, and are equally in the awe of Spanish culture and traditions, but the natural picturesque beauty of the country is exactly the thing which has Spain listed as one of the most incredible vacation spot. Counted amongst the most visited European countries, Spain has its own charm and exotic locations which will simply leave you impressed. We bought to you four world-known landmarks of Spain that completely deserve to be toured.
Sagrada Familia, Barcelona
A well-known UNESCO world heritage site, Sagrada Familia is one of the largest and magnificent Roman Catholic churches. The interesting fact about this place is that the construction of the church began in the year 1882 AD and is expected to complete in the year 2028 AD by latest. Yes, even though the construction is still underway, Sagrada Familia is amongst the most famous tourist destinations of Spain with millions of people visiting it annually. The interior of the church consists of large pillar bearing resemblance to trees, and they all have symbolic representations. The design of what is going to be truly a spectacular church was made by a Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi. Once finished, Sagrada Familia promises to be breath-taking in every possible way.
Royal Palace, Madrid
The royal palace of Madrid also known as the “Palacio Real De Madrid” is an extremely stunning and largest palace of the country. The official residence of the royal family of Madrid, the palace was built around the 1700s. King Philip V orchestrated the construction of this palace which is spread over a floor space of 135,000 square meters, making it the largest palace in entire Europe according to floor space. Currently, there are 3,418 rooms in Palacio Real De Madrid, and while the royal family doesn’t reside here, it is used for official and important ceremonies of the state.
Aqueduct of Segovia, Segovia
Built by the Romans, the Aqueducts stand as a magnificent reminder of amazing architecture. The exact construction period and time is still a mystery, but the researchers state that it could have been built anywhere near the 1st or 2nd century. Quoted to be an important and best-preserved ancient architecture, the Aqueduct of Segovia has become a popular tourist spot and a known landmark of Spain. The main goal behind building this monument was to serve as water source which transported water to the city and households from the river Fuente Fria. Constructed by using more than 24,000 granite block, Aqueduct of Segovia is a fascinating sight to witness.
With the background of mountains, ‘Alhambra’ or ‘Calat Alhambra’ is a fortress and palace. First constructed as a fortress in 8th century, it was later converted into a palace by the sultan of Granada in 14th century. Tagged as UNESCO world heritage site, it was designed in Islamic architecture initially, and later on a Christian building and garden was constructed. Surrounded by river on north and a valley on south, it is one of the most picturesque places in Spain which attracts many tourists every year.