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Spain for Culture Seekers

Ideas (restaurants, hotels, things to do and see) specially adapted for those travelling to Spain as a “culture seeker”

Caves of Altamira in Cantabria

The Altamira caves are located in Santillana del Mar, a small town in Cantabria. These caves are one of Spain´s most important tourist attractions and receive every year over 250,000 visitors.  They are a Unesco heritage site. Santillana del Mar is known for 3 things. The first one are the caves of Altamira, the second thing is its beauty and the third one is kind of a joke since its name, it is widely said, contains 3 lies: It is not saint (Santi), it is not flat (llana) and it is not next to the sea (Mar). The Altamira caves

Top hotels in Madrid near El Prado Museum

Madrid art galleries

Madrid and its “Paseo del Arte” (The local name given to the distance between the top 3 art galleries in Madrid (The Prado Museum, the Thyssen Bornemiza and the Reina Sofía museum) set Madrid amongst the top art destinations in the world.

Besides this 3 top museums, there are other smaller art galleries which would stand out at most cities in the world: The Real Academis de San Fernando, the Lazaro Galdiano museum he Casa Sorolla museum and the Cerralbo Museum.

Palace and gardens - La Granja de San Ildefonso 9.5 rating

Spain royal palaces

El Escorial and its fascinating monastery where Spanish Kings are buried, the beautiful marvel of La Granja de San Ildefonso located 10 kilometers from Segovia, The Aranjuez palace and its gardens (declared Unesco heritage site) and the Royal Palace in Madrid are all proof of a way of live, but also of inmense wealth and beauty. Some of th ebest tours to enjoy from Madrid include visits to these fantastic locations

Roman Theater of Mérida

The Roman Theater of Mérida is one of Spain´s most important tourist attractions. It is located in the community of Extremadura, about 3 hours southwest from Madrid, about 2 hours north of Seville, and about 3 hours from Córdoba. This spectacular piece of Roman history was constructed in the years 16 to 15 B.C. promoted by the consul Vipsanius Agrippa in what was at the time the Roman city of Emerita Augusta, capital of Lusitania, currently the province of Mérida. The theater is so well preserved it is considered officially to be one of the 12 Treasures of Spain and,

Toledo city guide

Toledo may shadow today next to Madrid, the capital. Relatively small in size, Toledo is however large, actually huge, in the nations´s history and it is a must see place for culture seekers.

Toledo used to be the capital of Spain till this honour changed in favour of Madrid. Toledo was once a super religious power and the centre of a multicultural society that, despite not always in peace, managed to live together in the middle ages.

The mosque of Cordoba 9.5 rating

Great mosque of Cordoba – visitors complete guide

Great Mosque of Cordoba . A complete guide The Great Cordoba Mosque is a grandiose and fascinating part of the Muslim art, initiated by the Caliph Abderraman I, that resumes in its history the evolution of the Omeya style in Spain on top of the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque style of the Christian construction, This is one of Spain´s landmarks, a must-visit, unique place in the world and for many people Spain´s most beautiful cathedral aswell. The Cordoba Mosque was named a UNESCO World heritage building in 1984. This world-famous building is also known as the Mezquita, was the principal

Romantic hotels near the Alhambra of Granada

La Alhambra palace in Granada – A complete guide

La Alhambra On the Sabika hill is the palatine city, called Al-hambra, which means “Red Castle” (redness of its exterior walls). Nowadays the Alhambra Palace in Granada is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a symbol of Spain’s and Europe’s culture. The number of visits to the Alhambra Palace sky rocketed years ago and reached a whooping two million people per year. The Alhambra Palace in the city of Granada was: a palace, citadel, and fortress. Over time it was home to the Nazaries Sultans, high ranked public servants, court gestors and high ranked soldiers until the mid XIV

Guggenheim musem

Guggenheim musem- Bilbao

The Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao  The Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao is the city’s most emblematic monument. A visit to Bilbao wouldn’t be complete without at least strolling by and admiring it from the outside. This spectacular shimmering building on the bank of the Nervión river is itself a piece of art. Designed by Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry, the museum is considered one of the premier examples of contemporary architecture, and has been hailed as a “signal moment in the architectural culture”. Construction on the Museum began in 1991 when the Basque government offered to fund a Guggenheim museum with the intention of