Spain & Portugal - Art, History & Heritage
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SPAIN & PORTUGAL - ART, HISTORY & HERITAGE
Spain and Portugal, today, concentrate the second largest number of UNESCO Heritage Sites in the world and contain a blend of influences that can be seen everywhere, from the incredible architecture to their extensive museum collections.
Cathedrals, monasteries, castles, palaces. There’s so much to see and enjoy. Would you like a few examples?
The Alhambra in Granada, the Great Mosque in Cordoba, the Roman aqueduct in Segovia, Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia Temple, Altamira caves, Mudejar architecture…
If you’re looking to know the colorful past of these lands, we will tell you where you can get it. Learning has never been so enjoyable.
THE HIGHLIGHTS OF SPAIN & PORTUGAL
-The Iberian Peninsula.
-Exquisite culture, delicious food, and incredible history.
Tailored to your interests and adjusted to the time of the year of your trip.
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SPAIN & PORTUGAL - ART, HISTORY & HERITAGE
GUIDE TO SPAIN
From El Greco to Goya to Picasso and so many more, art in Spain has played a pivotal role in the country’s history and culture.
Marvel at Madrid’s “Golden Triangle of Art”, Follow Picasso’s footsteps from Malaga to Barcelona, Explore Seville’s ceramics center,
Get lost in Barcelona’s El Raval neighborhood, Experience the unique architecture of San Sebastian, Go beyond Picasso in Malaga
This magnificent palace with it red walls, skillfully carved fountains, and Renaissance-style rooms stands on the top of hill al-Sabika as an epitome of architectural beauty. It was originally constructed as a fortress in 889 AD and provides a glimpse of the grandeur and glamour of the Muslim empire.
Known as the biggest unfinished Roman Catholic Church in the world, this Barcelona church has a long history. It is famous for its beautiful spires, each of which represents a Biblical figure.
-MOSQUE OF CORDOBA
This stunning Catholic cathedral located in the Diocese of Córdoba is dedicated to Virgin Mary and is a perfect example of Moorish architecture. The 16th century Renaissance style can be clearly seen in its towers.
Located in Granada, the majesty and magnificence of this place are incomparable. Built during the empire of Muhammad III, this palace is majorly known for its beautifully manicured gardens and fountains. The pathways marked with mosaic pebbles offering the views of River Darro are worth-see.
-MUSEO NACIONAL DEL PRADO
Nestled in the heart of Madrid, this is the most important art museum in Spain. It houses the most wonderful collection of European art dating back from the 12th century to the 20th century. A visit to this museum will make you familiar with the interests of Spanish monarchs.
GUIDE TO PORTUGAL
Portugal is one of Europe’s oldest extant nations, an ancient kingdom defended by hilltop castles and dramatic walled towns. When you travel to Portugal for the first time you will most likely be struck by the friendliness of the people, affordable food and wine, and the diversity of a country that is relatively easy to travel around in just a few days.
Visitors to Portugal head straight to the beaches of the Algarve, overlooking the many historical and cultural highlights of this fascinatingly varied country. For the discerning traveler, however, there is so much to discover, including vibrant cities, majestic palaces and cathedrals, the beautiful Douro Valley, and delicious produce, most famously port dessert wine. Today Portugal is a country of great contrasts; modern in many ways yet still has one foot firmly set in its past. Full of history and spared from large-scale industrialization, well-preserved medieval towns with their tiny cobbled streets are delightful to explore. Portugal's landscapes are stunning. You'll experience them in full from coastal forests, wild seascapes, fertile fields, and dramatic valleys to sweeping biscuit-colored hillsides covered with olive trees, fragrant pine forests, and lush meadows. Experience the best of Portugal, from the maritime heritage of Lisbon to the National Palace of Sintra and Coimbras ancient university, plus Porto's port lodges, the beautiful Douro Valley, and the chic resort of Cascais.