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Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Spain

Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Spain
A country rich in history culture architecture and natural beauty, it is a country that is rich in happy visitors.
Today we're counting down the top 10 Spanish tourist attractions and destinations. For this list we've chosen those monuments, buildings, sites or regions of Spain that draw many tourists per year, and have either historical cultural architectural or archaeological significance as opposed to just specific cities that are popular for tourists to visit.

1.BASILICA I TEMPLE EXPIATORI DE LA SAGRADA FAMILIA

BASILICA I TEMPLE EXPIATORI DE LA SAGRADA FAMILIA
If you're familiar with architect Antoni Gaudí's almost psychedelic designs for Parc Güell in Barcelona, then that'd help prepare you for his equally stunning work on Barcelona's Sagrada família, a very long work in progress. The Sagrada família was begun in the early 1880s and is expected to be completed around 2026. Overflowing with Christian symbols, the buildings majestic spires soar heavenward and truly breathtaking, an amazing feat of both architecture and construction. Visiting the Sagrada família is a must for travelers to Spain, as it's sure to be an unforgettable experience.

2.CALAT ALHAMBRA

CALAT ALHAMBRA
Once the residents of Muslim rulers, the Alhambra sits on a plateau overlooking the city of Granada. It’s sometimes nicknamed the “Red Palace” or “fortress” due to the special clay used in its construction which began in the 11th century and continued for centuries. With new buildings added to the original to create a mosaic of different cultures and rulers. The ALHAMBRA is one of the most visited sites in Spain as countless, visitors tour its palaces, gardens and other points of interest.

3.MEZQUITA CATEDRAL DE CORDOBA

MEZQUITA CATEDRAL DE CORDOBA
An amazing array of pillars carved from Jasper Onyx marble, granite and topped by strikingly striped arches adorn. The mezquita or mosque of Cordoba, located in southern Spain, built on the site of a former Roman temple. The mosque was constructed over a period of two centuries. Its features also include an intricately patterned prayer niche and overhead dome, both prime examples of the Muslim style.

4. PLAZA MAJOR, MADRID

 PLAZA MAJOR, MADRID
One of Europe's most famous public squares, the plaza measure was originally designed by Juan de Herrera in the 16th century and redesigned in the 18th century by Juan de Villanueva, after it was damaged by fire. The central plaza is surrounded by beautiful residential apartments and also features a bronze statue of King Philip the 3rd. It's a perfect spot for tourists to soak in fresh air and Spanish atmosphere.

5.THE RUNNING OF THE BULLS IN PAMPLONA

THE RUNNING OF THE BULLS IN PAMPLONA
Immortalized in the United States by author Ernest Hemingway, the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona is an event that sets the pulses racing, even if one is merely a spectator. Held in July, during the festival that pays tribute to send for me the Running of the Bulls is just what the name implies. A number of bowls are set free in a designated area of the city and human participants run a nine hundred yard course to the city's bullring, dangerous yes, but that doesn't stop hundreds from racing with the Bulls every year.

6.CAMP NOU

CAMP NOU
Football is of course one of the first sport activities in Spain. The country boasts several important venues for the sport as Madrid's Bernabéu Stadium which is impressive, but Barcelona's Camp Nou is even more so, with seating for almost 100,000 attendees. It is Europe's largest stadium in terms of capacity and in the top 20 around the world. Opened in 1957 plans are afoot to remodel the stadium and add several thousand more seats for the avid fans that clamor to get in.

7.IBIZA

IBIZA
Nestled in the warm waters of the Mediterranean, the island of Ibiza is one of the most popular destinations for those who enjoy sandy beaches, crystal-clear water and a vibrant nightlife scene. The island has many natural beauties including El Dedo de Dios or God's finger, an eye-catching rock formation. It is also home to sites of historic interest including the remains of an old Phoenician settlement and a seventh century cemetery.

8.SEVILLA

SEVILLA
The flamenco dance that is strongly associated with Spanish culture, it is identified with the port city of Sevilla in southern Spain and while the dance originated elsewhere it flourished in Sevilla especially once it was paired with traditional folk music of the area. The 200 year old city of Sevilla has a rich cultural heritage and it is home to such landmarks as the Seville Cathedral and the Alcázar palace.

9.PALACIO DE MADRID

PALACIO DE MADRID
Extending over some 1.45 million square feet and comprising over 3,000 rooms. The Palacio de al is the largest palace in Western Europe, built in the 18th century as the home for the royal family of Spain. This architectural marvel is now open to the public chief among its many attractions are the impressive Hall of Mirrors an armory with weapons dating back to the 15th century. Beautiful gardens and a striking changing of the guard ceremony.

10.MUSEO DEL PRADO

MUSEO DEL PRADO
An extensive collection of works by Francisco de Goya, as well as major pieces by Velazquez Titian and Peter Paul Rubens are among the highlights of El Prado Spain's glorious national art museum like the Guggenheim in Bilbao. A plateau is a major tourist magnet drawing almost three million visitors in 2012. The museum which was designed by famed architect Juan de Villanueva, was open to the public in 1819 and has been a national treasure ever since.