Types of travel in Spain
Trekking in Spain
Trekking in Spain is a popular way to travel actively in Europe. Although we are not far from home, the nature is completely different and the challenges reach new heights when you hike in the beautiful mountain range, the Pyrenees.
Painting trip in Spain
Spain is packed with territory just waiting to be portrayed. Every year, countless artists travel here to swing brushstrokes under the sun’s in Pablo Picasso’s homeland.
You must experience these in Spain
Retiro Parken, Madrid
Parque del Buen Retiro is perhaps one of the world’s most beautiful city parks. This green oasis can be visited on your Spain trip to Madrid and there is so much to see. The Retiro is located on the outskirts of Madrid city center and is packed with green spaces, small flower parks, sculptures, monuments and even galleries.
There are several buildings in the Park. The crown of the work must now be the Palacio de Crista. The majestic building is created of iron and glass and thrones in the middle of the park. In front created an artificial lake where you can rent rowboats and sail a trip. The park is the perfect place for a picnic in the sun and relaxation in the grass.
The Sagrada Familia
A trip to Spain would include a visit to Antoni Gaudi’s perhaps greatest work – La Sagrada Familia. The construction project of the cathedral began in the late 1800s and in 1883 Gaudi took over the project. To this day, the neo-Gothic is still not built finished. However, there are plenty of edifices to admire.
Every detail of La Sagrada Familia has been thought of. . In the facades of the Cathedral, the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus are reflected. Twelve towers were to be built as a symbol of the apostles and another four towers were to symbolize the evangelists. Construction is still going on at the church, but it is rumored that Gaudi took the building plan with him to the grave and that the church will therefore never be perfect.
Flamenco in Seville
Flamenco is a musical tradition that the Spaniards in the south in particular have embraced. If you travel to Seville in Spain, you enter the city of Flamenco. Whether it is from here that music and dance originate, the story does not tell anything about, but Flamenco, the story of the great emotions, is cultivated in great style here.
The beautiful style of music is a varied mix of dance, song and guitar playing. Originally, Flamenco was performed by a singer, where the notes were strongly influenced by the oriental. Later dance and guitar were added. The guitar’s popularity in the 50s and 60s had an impact, making Flamenco’s performance with solo guitarists popular.
Visit an olive grove
Among Ronda’s white houses and rock-hewn buildings lies the LA Organic Experience. This is the farm where Spain’s probably largest production of olive oil takes place – and you can get really close. You will be allowed to trudge through the olive groves, pick your own olives and tap your own oil.
LA Organic Experience is a knowledge center where gastronomy, culture and nature meet and where olives are at the center. All the senses come into play when we taste the oils and move through the fantastic courtyards, where, among other things, oranges and lavender also grow. After a day full of impressions, we can end with a glass of wine on the terrace overlooking the Sierra de Grazalema.
Calo des Moro
On your trip to Spain and the Spanish islands, you can hardly avoid visiting some of the country’s beautiful beaches and bathing areas. One of these is Calo des Moro, which you can visit if you are on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca. Calo Des Moro is a sandy beach only 40 meters wide which is well hidden in a small local bay.
You have to go up in the Southeast corner of the holiday island of Mallorca, to visit the fine sandy beach. The nearest well known city is Cala Santanyi which is 6 kilometers away. Calo des Moro can be a little hard to find, but you can drive almost all the way down to the bay. It takes a short walk from the car before you can feel the sand between your toes.
Aigüestortes in Estany de Sant Maurici National Park
On your trip to Spain you can get the Spanish nature up close in one of the country’s 15 national parks. Among the most impressive are the Aigüestortes in the Estany de Sant Maurici National Park. By direct translation, the park is called “The Winding Streams and St. Maurice Lake ”. It also describes very well, a big part of what you can experience in the beautiful landscape.
Aigüestortes in the Estany de Sant Maurici National Park is close to the village of Espot and thus has its location among mountain peaks in the impressive Pyrenees. Among other things, the park has over 200 mountain lakes, a large part of which originate from glaciers. The park varies a lot in height and you will be between 1,600 to 3,000 meters above sea level.