Fully explore the 3 largest cities in Spain: The magic of Barcelona, the charm of Valencia and the non-stop rhythm of Madrid. A trip designed to show off the highlights of the country so you enjoy every minute of your time.
On this trip you will visit:
- Madrid, another city that never sleeps, you'll always have to decide between three or four different plans. You can visit the Prado museum, one of the most important ones in the world, and take in the pretty sights and the great environment on the streets, bars and plazas. You will discover a restless city.
- Barcelona, the most visited city in the country. You will discover emblematic monuments such as the Sagrada Familia cathedral or the Parque Güell on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. This unique city boasts an incomparable charm and atmosphere, great food and people. You cannot miss it!
- Valencia is the perfect combination of history and modernity. Its beaches, its outdoors lifestyle, its bars or its great cultural offer in places like the Museo de las Artes y las Ciencias, will not leave you indifferent. And of course the food, did you know that the typical paella is originally from Valencia? Enjoy!
Start your trip! Depending on what time you arrive, you may be able to explore Madrid in depth or simply get your bearings. Take a stroll or go out for dinner and a refreshing drink. You deserve a rest after your travels!
Your day in Madrid should include a visit to the Golden Triangle of Art, the three most important museums of the capital: Prado Museum, Reina Sofia Museum and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. If you have to choose, go to Prado if you like classical or to Reina Sofia if you prefer contemporary. After that, you can go to Barrio de las Letras (the Literary Quarter) and eat or drink something in one of the many bars of Huertas Street or Santa Ana Square. Carry on your visit by going to Puerta del Sol and after to Gran Vía, the main commercial street in the city. In the evening, you can go up Fuencarral street to the neighbourhoods of Malasaña and Chueca, which contain plenty of life and lots of bars to have some drinks and keep the night going until very late in a more alternative atmosphere.
In the evening, a pleasant stroll down Las Ramblas and around the city centre are always good places to start. Alternatively, get a feel for the bohemian atmosphere of the Gracia neighbourhood, including a few drinks in the many bars. If you want to enjoy a night out in the city, there are hundreds of options for you across the city's many different areas.
In a city as famous as Barcelona, some places shouldn't be missed. Use this day to get a feel for the Catalan capital. Go to the Barrio Gótico and look around the beautiful gothic cathedral. Walk along Las Ramblas, the popular pedestrian shopping street, and check out Boquería market. You could also visit El Borne and the marina, or wander around Raval, the most cosmopolitan neighbourhood with a broad range of cultural attractions and bars. And of course, you must go to the gem of Barcelona: Sagrada Familia, Gaudí's masterpiece. If you still have time, also go to Güell Park, another work by the famous Spanish architect. At night, you can enjoy the city's atmosphere by soaking up the atmosphere at one of the many well-known nightlife areas.
Spend your second day in Barcelona getting to know more about the work of Gaudí. Visit Güell Park (if you didn't already go yesterday), and also stop by the Batlló House and Milà House (La Pedrera), all works by the Catalan artist. If you prefer football to art, then go to the temple of F.C. Barcelona: Camp Nou. To find some stunning views of the city, why not take the tram up to Tibidabo hill; once at the top, you can also visit the Sagrado Corazón temple. If you would prefer a more relaxing day, Barceloneta beach is the perfect place to spend a few hours and maybe even splash out on a beautiful paella.
During the evening in Valencia, you could visit the beach in the Malvarrosa neighbourhood, with its pleasant promenade, or the Arenas beach, in Cabanyal, just next door. Another popular alternative is to stay in the city centre and enjoy the Carmen neighbourhood with its many bars and small squares.
With a full day to spend in Valencia, you should visit the City of Arts and Sciences, the most important modern tourist destination in the city and one of the most impressive pieces of architecture in Europe. It has several attractive buildings including the biggest aquarium in Europe and an interactive science museum. Walking in the city centre is also a must, with a visit to the Carmen neighbourhood and to the two imposing towers (Torres de Quart and Torres de Serranos) that flank the entrance to the old city. Also visit the cathedral or the Lonja de la Seda (Silk Exchange). If you want to party, Valencian nightlife won't disappoint. Drink something in the city centre or make your way to the Ruzafa neighbourhood, which also has plenty of bars.
Walking around the area known as Madrid de los Austrias including the Plaza Mayor, San Miguel Market and Arenal Street is a superb way to spend an evening. Walk through the small streets of Madrid's city centre and delight in its charm. For the sunset go to Plaza de Oriente, where the Royal Palace and the Almudena Cathedral are located. The sun's rays give all this area a distinctive orange colour. Finish the day having some tapas and beers in the trendy La Latina quarter, where certain clubs are often open until dawn.
R.D.L. 1/2007, Ley General para la defensa de los Consumidores y Usuarios. Ley34/2002, Ley de Comercio Electrónico.
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