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Tourist Attractions in Spain

The most interesting and beautiful tourist sites in Spain

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About Spain

Spain is a paradise for travellers. It is a country with an ancient history, with many well-preserved medieval quarters and squares. Magnificent architecture of Antoni Gaudi and kilometres of luxurious beaches of the Atlantic coast and the Mediterranean. Spain is also rich in natural attractions, the Sierra de Tramontana and Garajonay Park are protected by UNESCO. There are a total of 48 sites (2019) on the country’s World Heritage List.

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Top-38 Tourist Attractions in Spain

La Sagrada Familia

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It is the most famous structure of the great Antoni Gaudi. It is also known as the Sagrada Familia. It is notable for the fact that the construction of the temple, which began in 1882, is not finished until now. The grandiose building is a symbol of the whole of Barcelona and Catalonia. The majestic and imposing building started out in the Gothic style, but Gaudí added an original Art Nouveau style, adding lightness and openwork to the temple.
Open time
Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 10:30 AM – 6:00 PM

La Pedrera-Casa Milà

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Casa Mila is an architectural monument and residential building that is a UNESCO heritage site. The house has an extravagant façade designed by Antoni Gaudi. Part of the façade are the unusually shaped wrought iron grilles of the balconies. Now the building houses a museum of Gaudi’s works. Another of Gaudi’s creations, the House of Baglio, is interesting with its unusual façade. The façade is called “dancing” because of the curved lines in its design.
Open time
Monday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Gothic Quarter

In the labyrinth of narrow streets of the quarter there are many old buildings from the Middle Ages and Roman Empire. In the chaotic layout of the quarter it is easy to get lost or get lost, but this does not deter tourists from all over the world who come here to appreciate the beauty of historical monuments. In this incredibly beautiful place, Gothic harmonises with Renaissance and Neoclassical.

Plaza de España

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The semi-circular square is located in Seville by the María Luisa Park and is one of the most colourful in Europe. It is separated by a channel, over which graceful bridges are crossed. The square is surrounded by an architectural ensemble of buildings in neo-Mauritanian style. A large fountain adorns the centre of the square. The pavilion at the edge of the square often hosts interesting exhibitions, and its decoration has Art Deco features.
Open time
Monday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Park Güell

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It is located on the outskirts of Barcelona. Its construction began in 1901. The park was designed by Antoni Gaudi. The most famous attraction of the park is a huge winding bench made of ceramic shards, broken glass and other colourful construction debris. Other intricate compositions adorn the park, such as the fairy houses at the entrance to the park, the mosaic Salamander and the “Hall of 100 Columns”.
Open time
Monday: 9:30 AM – 7:30 PM
Tuesday: 9:30 AM – 7:30 PM
Wednesday: 9:30 AM – 7:30 PM
Thursday: 9:30 AM – 7:30 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM – 7:30 PM
Saturday: 9:30 AM – 7:30 PM
Sunday: 9:30 AM – 7:30 PM

La Rambla

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The pedestrian street is just over a kilometre long. It has a special, soulful atmosphere of real Spain. The colourful Pla del Os square with Joan Miró’s mosaics on the pavement, the Boqueria market, the Canaletes fountain with drinking water, churches, palaces and monuments – the street is packed with many sights. For the Olympic Games in 1992, the modern Marine Boulevard was added to the street.

Museo Nacional del Prado

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Opened in 1819 in Madrid. It is housed in a building of splendid classicist architecture. The museum has one of the best collections of paintings in Europe. There are about 7000 paintings in the funds. There are paintings by artists from different countries – Flemish, English, German, Spanish. A number of exhibitions are devoted to other types of art – about 1000 sculptures and almost 5000 engravings. There are halls with arts and crafts and jewellery.
Open time
Monday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Royal Palace of Madrid

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Although the palace is officially the residence of the kings of Spain, it is open to tourists. You can see 50 rooms out of 2000. Visitors will not leave indifferent the interior of halls and rooms. Marble, mahogany and stucco are used in their decoration. Several frescoes are painted by Caravaggio and Rubens. There are unique collections from weapons and armour to Stradivarius instruments.
Open time
Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias

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An architectural complex of five buildings with different purposes in the city of Valencia. The modern buildings house a cinema, planetarium, theatre, greenhouse, science museum, concert hall, open-air oceanographic park. The composition is completed by a grandiose suspension bridge. Its length is 180 metres and the height of the mast is 125 metres. There is a beautiful park with streams and swimming pools in the territory around the complex.
Open time
Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

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Museum of Contemporary Art in Bilbao. It houses exhibitions of both local artists and foreign artists. The main theme of the works is avant-garde. There are more installations and electronic works in the museum than traditional canvases and sculptures. There are works by Gerhard Richter and Andy Warhol. The futuristic building of the museum on the bank of the Nervion River with its abstract form evokes many associations for visitors – a spaceship, an aeroplane or a rosebud.
Open time
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

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A museum with contemporary art paintings and around 40,000 books. Most of the collections of paintings are works by Spanish surrealists and avant-garde artists from the 20th century to the present. The jewel of the art centre is Pablo Picasso’s painting Guernica. One of the centre’s activities is research. Lectures on art history are given to students.
Open time
Monday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Palau de la Música Catalana

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Concert hall in Art Nouveau style. The peculiarity of its architecture is the natural lighting of the hall. The glass ceiling made of multicoloured mosaics looks like a dome. A combination of blue and gold colours prevails, which reminds of a real sky with the sun. The facade is decorated with frescoes. Inside the hall there are many sculptures – Valkyries from Wagner’s opera and Greek muses. The palace hosts world-class performances.
Open time
Monday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Royal Alcázar of Seville

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Built on the site of the ruins of an Arab fortress. Construction of the palace began in the 14th century. It is one of the few well-preserved palaces in the Mudejar style. For a long time the palace was the residence of Spanish kings. The elegance and luxury of the interior decoration can be best appreciated in the Embassy Hall of the palace and the Charles V room. Stucco and decorative compositions are displayed in the Maiden’s Patio.
Open time
Monday: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Alcázar de Segovia

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One of the most popular places in Spain. It is located on a high rock at the confluence of small rivers. The structure was built in the IX century as a fortress, later it was rebuilt into a palace. Now the palace houses a museum. Ancient interiors are recreated, collections of weapons, furniture and portraits of kings are exhibited. Especially popular with tourists are the throne room, the stone room and the room with Venetian stained glass windows.
Open time
Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM


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Grandiose architectural ensemble in Granada, the main buildings were erected in XII-XV centuries during the reign of the Muslim dynasty. Behind the fortress walls there are mosques, baths, dwelling houses. Beautiful gardens harmonise with the buildings of Islamic architecture. Among cypress and orange trees there are several small ponds and fountains. The trickling water creates a special mood.
Open time
Monday: 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday: 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday: 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM

Alcázar de Toledo

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The first defences on this site were built by the ancient Romans. The fortress changed hands several times, until in 1486 Pedro I decided to rebuild the castle, and Charles V completed its refurbishment, making a palace out of the fortress. The historical monument is loved by tourists. Walks along the thick walls of the fortress are allowed. The walls of the alcazar house the Military Museum and a large library.
Open time
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Burgos Cathedral

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Cathedral of Catalonia. It is built in the Gothic style. Its Catalan elegant motifs are given by the ornate rosette above the main entrance, towers pointing to the sky and columns. It was founded in 1221, but the cathedral was not built for 200 years. It was completed only in 1567. It is a monument of architecture and is included in the UNESCO heritage list. In the courtyard of the cathedral there is a lush garden.

Catedral de Sevilla

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One of the largest Gothic-style cathedrals in Europe. It is 116 metres long and 76 metres wide. It was completed in the 16th century. It is believed to be the burial place of Christopher Columbus, and the cathedral cross is cast from gold, which the navigator brought from America. Among the many treasures of the cathedral there are paintings of great painters – Goya, Velasquez, Murillo. The cathedral is also famous for its organ concerts.
Open time
Monday: 10:45 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:45 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:45 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 10:45 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 10:45 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:45 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 2:30 – 6:30 PM

Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba

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In the past, it was a mosque – the most magnificent in the city. Thousands of tourists travel to Cordoba to see the architectural masterpiece with their own eyes. Giant double arches inside the building, connected by hundreds of columns. Marble, onyx, granite and jasper were used to make the columns. The blue dome is decorated with golden tiles in the form of stars. The prayer hall consists of five zones, each with its own architectural features.

Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial

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It was built in the 16th century by King Philip II. The construction lasted more than 20 years. The result is a Renaissance architectural complex consisting of churches, a palace and cosy courtyards. The monastery has museums that tell the history of the Escorial and houses a collection of works by artists from the XV-XVII centuries. Members of the Spanish royal family are buried in the pantheon attached to the church.

Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar

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In translation, the name of the cathedral means the Cathedral of the Virgin Pilar. It is an ancient basilica built in the Baroque style. The first Christian chapel was built on this place in the II century BC, the domes of the modern church were completed in 1961. The church has a total of 11 domes. In the centre of the church there is a jasper column crowned with a statue of Mary from the 15th century. The frescoes of the dome were made in the XVIII century. Several vaults were painted by the great Goya.

Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

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The relics of St James the Apostle are buried in the cathedral in the north of the country. It is considered one of the great shrines of Spain. Another shrine is a thorn from the wreath of Jesus. The cathedral was started to be built in 1211, and it was built for another 400 years. The cathedral has no single architectural style, but the imposing Baroque façade stands out. Inside there is one of the largest censers in the world – the size of a human being and weighing 80kg.


A small, beautiful town with a UNESCO-listed historic centre. It is situated on a rocky, picturesque cliff above a gorge. The old houses seem to grow out of the rocks from the outside, they are called “hanging houses”. The atmosphere of antiquity is created by architectural monuments – Gothic cathedral, monasteries and churches, bishop’s palace, many museums. In September there is the Feast of St Mateo, which is celebrated by the whole town.

Roman aqueduct of Segovia

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A ground section of the ancient Roman aqueduct. The date of foundation is not precisely known, but most scholars are inclined to believe that it was built in the 1st century. It is included in the UNESCO heritage list. Its length is 728 metres, height above the ground is 28 metres. The construction is made of granite blocks, which are not fastened to each other. It is a stone bridge with many arched spans.
Open time
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours

Teatro Romano de Mérida

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A theatre from ancient times, built before Christ. It is part of the architectural ensemble of the city of Mérida, which is a UNESCO heritage site. Several fragments have survived to this day and many tourists come to see them. The theatre is designed in the form of a semicircular amphitheatre, part of the seats are located on the hillside. The theatre hosts the annual Classical Theatre Festival.
Open time
Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Torre de Hércules

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An ancient Roman lighthouse located on a cliff over 50 metres high in La Coruña. The tower itself is 55 metres high. The lighthouse is a UNESCO protected site. It was tentatively built in the 2nd century and is still in use today. The walls of the tower are made of granite and are 2 metres thick. It is named in honour of one of Hercules’ feats. According to legend, Heracles himself built the tower after defeating the giant Herion.
Open time
Monday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Vizcaya Bridge

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A transporter bridge, which is referred to as a “flying ferry”. Two towers 60 metres high are installed on the banks of the river. A gondola moves along the central span between them. It holds up to 6 cars and a few dozen people. The gondola leaves every 8 minutes, and the journey from one bank to the other takes 1.5 minutes. The bridge was built in 1893 and was a great engineering achievement for the time.

Centro de Interpretación del Puente Nuevo

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Built in the 18th century across the gorge of the Guadalevin River. The depth of the El Tajo gorge is 120 metres. The three-arch bridge is 98 metres high and made of stone. It was built instead of the collapsed single-arch bridge. More than 50 people died in that disaster. The observation deck on the bridge is a popular place for tourists. It offers a magnificent view of the river valley and almost the entire city of Ronda – its historic and new parts.
Open time
Monday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 3:00 – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday: 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 3:00 – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Cave of Altamira

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The cave was formed naturally. Its length is 270 metres. The height of the main halls reaches 6 metres. Stone paintings from the Palaeolithic era have been preserved in the caves – experts in palaeontology from all over the world come to explore them. They believe that the cave was used by people about 35,000 years ago. The unique painting of the vaults amazes many scientists. Many call the painting of the cave “the Sistine Chapel of primitive art”.
Open time
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Parque Nacional del Teide

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Located on the popular tourist island of Tenerife. Its territory is located on a volcanic base. The height of the volcanic formation is 7500 metres. The base of the volcano is at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. The highest point of the park is the eponymous Mount Teide – 3718 metres. The desert landscape of the park is interesting with bizarrely shaped rocks of frozen lava. One third of the park’s flora grows only in this place.
Open time
Monday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 3:30 – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 3:30 – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 3:30 – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 3:30 – 6:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 3:30 – 6:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Parque Nacional de Garajonay

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The title refers to the tragic story of Prince Honai and the girl Gara. The parents of the princes were against their wedding, and the lovers took their own lives. The park is a UNESCO heritage site. Most of it is covered with subtropical evergreen forest. Many species of plants grow only in this national park. The park is open to visitors and there are trails for hikers.

Serra de Tramuntana

A 90 kilometre long mountain range in Mallorca. It stretches from Cape Sa Mola to Cape Formentor. The area is home to many cultural and ethnic values. The territory of the mountains and the historical monuments on them is a UNESCO site. The natural landscape is harmoniously complemented by man-made buildings – terraces made of stone for growing olives, “snow” houses for storing blocks of snow and ice. Excursions to mountain gorges and peaks are interesting.

Dunas de Maspalomas

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Sand dunes on the ocean shore. Their appearance reminds many travellers of a corner of the Sahara desert. Under the influence of the east wind, the dunes are constantly in motion. The protected area occupies 404 hectares. The ecosystem of the park also includes the sea lagoon La Charca. It is separated from the ocean by a sand spit. The flora and fauna of the territory is unique. Some species of insects are found only here or in Africa.

Beach of La Concha

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The name of the beach translates as “shell” – this is the shape of the bay at this beach. The length of the beach is about one and a half kilometres. It consists of sand dunes with golden soft sand. The bay of the beach is protected from the wind. There are practically no waves, so La Concha beach is ideal for holidays with children. The beach infrastructure is well developed. Not far from the beach area there are interesting sights – palaces and fortresses.

Loro Park

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A zoo located on the island of Tenerife. More than 40 million people have visited it since it opened in 1972. It is popular for its extensive collection of parrots. The number of individuals reaches 4000. Of the other inhabitants, different species of primates, reptiles, fish and birds are represented. The show of sea lions and killer whales takes place in one of the largest dolphinarium in Europe. An interesting place is the “Thai Village” at the entrance to the park.
Open time
Monday: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Costa Brava

This picturesque natural area on the coast of Catalonia is a popular holiday destination for tourists and locals. It has many beach holiday resorts and activity areas. Popular walks are along the gorges and spurs of the Pirinees amongst the dense coniferous forest, overlooking the bays and coves. There are many monuments of ancient culture in the town. In the evening, entertainment parties are organised on the beaches.


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The island is famous all over the world for parties and discos that attract thousands of people from all over the world. There are many electronic music clubs on the island and they are never empty during the summer. In the north there are secluded resorts more suitable for quiet enjoyment of the sea and sun. Ibiza also has historical attractions such as a 12th century castle and Renaissance buildings.

Canary Islands

The archipelago, favourite with tourists for its mild climate all year round and picturesque nature. The 7 islands conquer the hearts of holidaymakers with their tropical landscape, rich blue ocean waves and excellent tourist service. Snow-white, golden and even black volcanic – on each island the sand is of different colour. Diving is a popular entertainment – the underwater world near the islands is incredibly interesting.