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Going to Spain

Aug 15, 2012 - Aug 31, 2012

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    • Cascadia Hotel & Conference Center67 Ariapita Road | St. Anns, Port of Spain, Trinidad
      Harold Skeete recommended Cascadia Hotel & Conference Center
      5
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    • Manuela Nadin recommended Tarifa
      5
      What a lovely and alive town for young people and moreover surf lovers. Beaches are white, wide with high waves, perfect for surfing. There are bar and cafes here and there and young people outside on ... read more
      the streets everytime.
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    • Manuela Nadin recommended Ronda
      5
      What a lovely and magic place of Andalusia.it is built on a large rock surrounded by a deep canyon and connected to the continent through three impressive bridges. Maybe it's better not to look down ... read more
      while you cross them if you are a little weak. Ronda has a very ancient history and nowadays it is famous for the Plaza de toros, the oldest bullfighting ring in Spain.
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    • Manuela Nadin recommended Granada
      5
      Each spanish city has its own chatacteristics, they are similar in some ways but in fact very different. I would say that Granada is maybe the most particular. Here it is possible to admire a very ... read more
      strong Moorish footprint mixed with the vitality of the nightlife. There is a big University here and students activities and presence are very strong and visible. It is so enchanting walking through the ancient areas of the city, through narrow passages and suddenly arriving in large squares with imposing buildings.
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    • Fani Kirilova commented on this trip

      Prado,Parque de Atracciones de Madrid,Puerta del sol,Estadio Santiago Bernabeu,Plaza Del toros....and ......:)

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    • Yen Phan recommended Seville
      5
      Sevilla is such a beautiful city. It's small and charming, a mix of the old and new, and so much to see and do. Every block you walk, there's a church, lovely windows, or building courtyards to look ... read more
      at. I love the central area, you can literally walk to everything. Some major attractions not to be missed are the Giralda, Los Reales Alcázares, Plaza de España, Constitution Avenue, Flamenco dancing, and try some local drinks like Cruzcampo or Tinto de verano.
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      Yen Phan

      Sevilla is a must as well! Rich in history, lots of beautiful old architecture, and love that you can walk almost everywhere.

    • Yen Phan recommended Basque Region
      5
      I really enjoyed Basque Region of Spain. Staying with a local host really educate and open my mind about the diverse cultures, people, food, and life.
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      Yen Phan

      I created a Gogobot guide to Basque Region. I loved the food, drinks, the little towns, everything! http://www.gogobot.com/yen-phan-gogobotoahu-basque-countrys-beauties-bit

    • Yen Phan recommended Barcelona
      5
      Amazing city with so much culture, festivals, food, drinks, people, sights, sounds, and love. There are so much major attractions like Picasso Museum, Magic Fountain of Montjuic, Parc de la ... read more
      Ciutadella, Santa Maria Church, La Sagrada Familia, and more. But I love that almost every street you walk on, you will find small cafes or al fresco dining, gelaterias, shops, and bars. So much to see and do in the big beautiful city of Barcelona.
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      I created a Gogobot Barcelona guide. I loved it! Once of my fav cities in Spain. http://www.gogobot.com/yen-phan-gogobotoahu-barcelona-w-love

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      Yogic Traveler recommended Barcelona
      5
      Enjoyed every moment of my two months in this amazing city! The food, the people, the weather, the culture, everything is lovely! Before arriving I read about the pick pockets in the city but I've got ... read more
      to say I have been ALL OVER this city and I have felt completely safe here. As with any city it is important to have your wits about you especially in packed touristy areas. But there was a decent amount of police patrol up and down the Ramblas on the look out for shady activity. Important to note, I was in Barcelona was during October and November. I was told repeatedly during my time in the city that the shoulder seasons, spring and autumn, are the best times to visit Barcelona. Summer is hot, packed with tourists and the prices sky rocket and winter it can get rather cold whereas the weather in spring and autumn is quite pleasant. If you can make it during the shoulder seasons April/May or September/October, even June or November are your best bet for enjoying the city. As an aside, I don't know if this is true of all of Spain but in Barcelona almost every cafe/restaurant/bar (almost everywhere serves coffee, food and liquor) there is also an orange juice machine that makes fresh orange juice upon order. It was nice to have fresh juice everywhere we went, especially to help rehydrate from the copious amounts of coffee and wine! Wonderful experience! I'm so glad I decided to come for a more extended stay and I'll definitely plan to come back to visit again in the future!
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      Barcelona!

      Gentiana recommended Barcelona
      5
      Barcelona is one of my favorite cities. It's one I would gladly revisit in a heartbeat ! It has the sights (Tibidabo, Parc Guell), the monuments, the cathedrals (Sagrada Familia), the beach, the port ... read more
      ! What more could you ask ?!!? Simply stunning !
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      Gentiana

      All of the city deserves to be seen !

    • Montserrat MonasteryMonistrol de Montserrat, Marganell, CT 08199 Spain
      Yen Phan recommended Montserrat Monastery
      5
      The Montserrat Monastery and mountains are amazing! One of two favorite things about Barcelona! It is located 1 hour outside of Barcelona City, but very well worth the travel. You take a cable car up ... read more
      to the mountains, and the views of the jagged edges, the valleys, the buildings, are amazing. The area is like a little city on it's own. There's the main monastery, a hotel, museum, cafes, small sundry shop, a hike trail, and one of the most amazing valley sights. You should set aside a full day to visit as there's so much to see.
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      Yen Phan

      Monastery is a hidden gem (and a little further than Barcelona) but is beautiful and the views from above are pretty amazing.

      Sveta Berlyant recommended Montserrat Monastery
      5
      In a distance from Barcelona , but have to see for sure. A Mecca!
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      Sveta Berlyant

      Use train service- a convenient way to get to the top

    • Font Magica de MontjuïcFont Magica de Montjuïc, Av Maria Cristina, 08004 Barcelona, Spain
      Yen Phan recommended Font Magica de Montjuïc
      5
      I fell in love with Barcelona after seeing the Magic Fountains at night. The beautiful cascade of waterfalls from the road leading up to the Museum at the top. What a beautiful, beautiful sight. Climb ... read more
      the stairs or take the escalator to the top, and another magnificent view of the city below. Sit on the steps and watch the sun set over the mountain. I have yet to go to Venice to compare, but Barcelona is a very romantic city.
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      Yen Phan

      beautiful waterfalls and fountains at night. check the schedule, as the light show is seasonal. check out some of my postcards.

    • Passainte Assem commented on this trip

      it all depends on the city that u r going to.
      if u r going to Barcelona u shud attend a flamenco show at palau de la musica, Camp Nou Stadium, La Sagrada Familia & Barcelona Cathedral. It's a very nice full of life city

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    • Medplaya recommended Malaga
      5
      If you are on a short trip to Malaga, there are some beautiful places to visit such as: La Alcazaba- military fortress built by the Moors in the 11th century on the remains of a Roman fortress. The ... read more
      fortress lies on a hilltop with a good view over the town and sea and originally consisted of 3 protecting walls (only 2 still remain), more than 100 towers and an upper section with a residential area, including 3 palaces. Gibralfaro- Castle is situated just next to La Alcazaba which it is connected to by ducts from two of its towers. The place where the Gibralfaro lies is thought to have originally hosted a lighthouse built by the Phoenicians. On the remains of this lighthouse a fortress was built by Abderramán III and was later reconstructed as a castle by Yasuf I in the 14th century. Picasso Home – Museum (Fundacion Picasso) The early years of the life of Pablo Ruiz Picasso are closely linked to the city of Malaga, where he was born in 1881. Family tradition also played a large part in shaping his essentially malagueño character. His life and works would later see him become Malaga’s most famous native. The Cathedral The construction of the Cathedral in Malaga began in 1528 after capturing Malaga from the Moors. It was built on the top of a former Mosque, which was destroyed when the Moors lost the town. Construction was not finished until 1782, and as a result shows many different architectural styles such as a Gothic foundation, Renaissance facades and Baroque towers. The bullfighting ring in Malaga dates back to 1874 and has a total capacity of about 14,000 people. Roman Theater- located just below La Alcazaba. It was not discovered until 1951 in spite of its size, with a radius of 31 meters and height of 19 meters. Studies have shown that it hasn’t been used since the 3rd century and that the Moors used elements from the Theater in the construction of La Alcazaba.
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      Medplaya

      Hi Binay,
      take a look at my tips, places you should see when you are in Malaga, city itself offers plenty of culture, the beaches are stunning, Costa del Sol attracts tourists from all over the world and speak nothing of andalusian delicious cuisine.
      Well, I recommend you to come to Costa del Sol to experience authentic Spain!!

    • Pobreloko recommended Santiago de Compostela
      5
      Si puedes, no olvides visitar los tejados de la catedral!!
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      Pobreloko

      For cultural travel, not the usual Spain visit (Toros Paella y olé), you should visit the north of Spain, for example, you can travel to Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) and rent a car or something, visiting Asturias, Cantabria, Euskadi, and finishing in Barcelona.

    • La Sagrada FamíliaCarrer de Mallorca 401, Barcelona 08013, Spain
      Donna H recommended La Sagrada Família
      5
      Amazing architecture. This beautiful church has been under construction for years and years. When I came here in 07, there was a lot of scaffolding, but I hear that it's less crazy. Enjoy all the ... read more
      small details. It really is magnificent
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    • Luis Van-Hoof recommended Torrevieja
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    • Barbara Kossy recommended Madrid
      5
      With the Prado, the historic architecture and squares, the ham, the tappas and hot chocolate, the ham, and extensive pedestrian zones, Madrid is truly a top destination. Did I mention they have ham?
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    • Barbara Kossy recommended Toledo
      5
      I loved walking around Toledo. The architecture was always interesting, lovely squares, fun shops, and great restaurants. A hightlight for me was a visit to the old synagogue. I bought some ... read more
      hand-painted mugs and intricate marzipan candies.
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    • Barbara Kossy recommended Girona
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      We ended up spending a few days in Girona because our Ryan Air flight from Pisa dropped us their for less than 15 Euro during some outrageous sale. What luck for us! Girona is a lovely old hill town ... read more
      on the Onyar River, and full of narrow streets, stone stairways, and gracious old churches. It's also known for it well-preserved Jewish Ghetto, and cemetery.
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    • Palacio RealCalle de Bailen, Madrid 28013 Spain
      Sveta Berlyant recommended Palacio Real
      5
      Should visit this palace that still in use for official business. A Spanish " Versaille". Visit also historic pharmacy room in there. 10 euro admission fee.
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    • Parque del Buen RetiroPlaza de la Independencia, s/n, Madrid 28001 Spain
      Sveta Berlyant recommended Parque del Buen Retiro
      5
      Huge, beautiful. Visit Velasquez and Cristal Palaces while you are there.
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    • Jennifer Taylor recommended Salamanca
      5
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      Jennifer Taylor

      Make sure you visit Salamanca, it's a gorgeous town!

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      Alex recommended Salamanca
      4
      I spent two months in Salamanca, studying Spanish. Although I'd suggest studying elsewhere (namely, Andalucia and Southern Spain, where the climate and people are much warmer), Salamanca is a ... read more
      drop-dead gorgeous city. My little apartment was once in the background of a wine ad I saw in a fashion magazine. The entire city is made of brick and stone, and you could simply sit at a cafe in the town square -- one of the largest in Europe -- for weeks before getting tired of it.
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      Alex

      Off the beaten path, but gorgeous.

    • Ramona Flume recommended Bilbao
      5
      Bilbao is one of the most exciting cities in Spain's Basque region. Modern art, striking architecture and internationally renowned cuisine come together to create a unique, vibrant destination that ... read more
      most travelers tend to pass up in favor of Barcelona or Valencia. But don't miss Bilbao's myriad cultural surprises. The most obvious example being the Guggenheim museum, designed by Frank Gehry and located along the banks of the Nervion River. The structure itself is something to behold, but inside, visitors can see unparalleled works of art (permanent and traveling exhibits) from Spanish (including Dali) and international artists.
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    • Park GüellD'Olot, s/n, Barcelona, CT 08024 Spain
      Liza Prado recommended Park Güell
      5
      This is an dreamy, fantastical, and eclectic park designed by Gaudy in the early 1900s. It's definitely worth at least a half-day of wandering to explore the colorful and strange structures that Gaudy ... read more
      dreamt up. Entrance to the park is free though if you want to check out Gaudi's home/museum, La Torre Rosada, there is a fee. For a gorgeous view of Barcelona head to the main terrace, where there is an amazing--and huge--mosaic-tiled serpent bench that winds it's way around the plaza.
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    • Barcelona Picasso MuseumCarrer de Montcada 15-23, Barcelona, CT 08003 Spain
      Liza Prado recommended Barcelona Picasso Museum
      4
      I love modern art so heading to the Picasso Museum, for me, is a must see. It houses over 3500 creations by the artist--the largest collection of his works in the world; most are from the early period ... read more
      of his life (prepare to see a lot of blue). It's also located inside adjoining Medieval palaces, which makes it an especially cool place to wander through.
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    • The Prado MuseumCalle Ruiz de Alarcón 23, Madrid 28014 Spain
      Liza Prado recommended The Prado Museum
      5
      The Prado Museum is definitely one of Madrid's most impressive museums. It holds some of Spain's--and the world's--most treasured works of European art, including works by Velazquez, Goya, Titian, and ... read more
      Rubens. Whether you have a couple days or just an afternoon to wander through the museum, don't miss 'Las Meninas' by Velazquez, argueably the most famous painting in the Prado's collection of greats.
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