Visit Ciudad Rodrigo; a travel guide to the town of Ciudad Rodrigo, Spain

Ciudad Rodrigo is in the province of Salamanca in the Castile and Leon region of Spain. It is said to be one of the most beautiful towns in Spain.

Ciudad Rodrigo has splendid twelfth and seventeenth century walls, streets of Renaissance mansions, a castle which was the first historic building to be turned into a parador, and a beautiful Plaza Mayor. Its buildings are in a lovely golden stone and the town is perfect for a leisurely stroll, well worth the detour from Salamanca.

Ciudad Rodrigo is close to the border with Portugal - hence its fortifications - the fortified walls and castle.

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Visit Caceres, Spain; considered to be one of the most beautiful cities of Spain

Caceres is the capital of the province of Caceres in the Extremadura region of Spain. It is considered to be one of the 'Most Beautiful Cities in Spain'.

Caceres is an amazing city. It has Roman, Moorish and conquistador architecture, is surrounded by medieval walls, has numerous palaces replete with stork-topped watchtowers and managed to avoid the wars and so remains amazingly intact. It was the first city in Spain to become a listed UNESCO World Heritage site.

Caceres is also a lively university town and hosts an annual WOMAD (world music) festival.

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Visit A Guarda; a travel guide to the town of A Guarda, Spain

A Guarda, also known as La Guardia is in the province of Pontevedra in the Galicia region of Spain.

La Guardia is a coastal town at the very southern tip of the Atlantic part of Spain. Beyond this point you enter Portugal. From A Guarda you can walk across an iron bridge, designed by Eiffel, over the River Minho and into Portugal and the town of Valenca do Minho.

A Guarda is worth visiting primarily for the remains of a large Celtic settlement.

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Visit A Coruna; a travel guide to the city of A Coruna, Spain

A Coruna is the capital of the province of A Coruna in the Galicia region of Spain. A Coruna is known as Coruna in English, and as La Coruna in much of Spain.

A Coruna is on the coast of Galicia and it was from here that the Armada set out to attack England in 1588. It has been an important Spanish port since Roman times and its most famous landmark, the Hercules lighthouse was built by Romans and rebuilt in the 18th century.

A Coruna has a faily large medieval old town and a reasonably attractive and modern city has grown up around this.

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Visit Valencia; A visitors guide to the beautiful city of Valencia, Spain

Valencia is capital of the province of Valencia in Spain's region of Valencia and Murcia.

Valencia is Spain's third largest city. It is famous throughout Spain for its nightlife and for its festival, Las Fallas. It also has a lovely old quarter and a new and very impressive new cultural complex, the Ciudad de las Artes y Ciencias.

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Visit Cartagena; a fascinating town in Spain

Cartagena is in the province of Murcia in the region of Valencia and Murcia. Cartagena has been an important site for centuries due to its deep natural harbour.

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Visit Altea, a resort and hilltop village in Valencia, Spain.

Altea is in the Alicante province of Valencia and Murcia. Altea is an old fishing village which has expanded to become a pleasant resort on the Costa Blanca.

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Visit Alicante city; a beautiful city to visit in Spain

Alicante is the capital of the Alicante province in the region of Valencia and Murcia, Spain.

It is definitely worth spending some time in Alicante (Alacant). With beaches, nightlife, a lovely renovated old town and, if you're there at the end of June, a great fiesta, Las Hogueras.

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Visit San Sebastian; a travel guide to the lovely coastal resort of San Sebastian

San Sebastian is in the Guipuscoa province in the Navarra and La Rioja region of Spain.

Probably Spain's most fabulous beach resort and one of our favourites. Good beaches, great shopping , lovely town, San Sebastian Film Festival, San Sebastian Jazz festival, and good food all add up to make this a great destination for a summer holiday or an out of season short break.

San Sebastian is set in the bay of La Concha. Sea to the front with the small island of Santa Clara to add interest to this view. A hill with a tower at each end of the bay and rolling hills behind all make San Sebastian an idyllic setting. Being in the north you can escape the often too scorching heat of Southern Spain in July and August.

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Visit Hondarribia; a travel guide to Spain

Hondarribia is in the Guipuzcoa province of the Navarra and La Rioja region of Spain.

Just a few kilometers from the French border Hondarribia is situated on the north coast of Spain the mountains. The city is uninspiring but the old town high above and separated by 15th Century walls is well worth the trip and Hondarribia still has a lovely old harbour and pleasant beaches.

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Visit Lugo, a Roman town in the Spain travel guide

Lugo is capital of the province of Lugo in the region of Galicia.

Lugo is completely enclosed in Roman walls ten to fifteen metres high. The wall is about 6 metres thick and has ten gates. It is possible to climb to the top of some of these to get a fine view of the city.

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Visit Baiona, popular Spanish resort in Spain travel guide

Baiona is in the province of Pontevedra in the Galicia region of Spain.

Baiona is a popular resort with an attractive harbour. It is to this harbour that one of Christopher Columbus' ships, the Pinta, arrived after discovering the New World.

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Visit Tarragona, capital of Roman Spain, with the Spain travel guide

Tarragona is the capital of the Tarragona province in the Catalonia region of Spain. It is on the Costa Dorada with its wonderful golden beaches.

Tarragona, was once the Roman town of Tarraco, capital of Roman Spain. It was the most elegant town in Spain in Roman times. Its situation on the coast on top of a rocky hill adds to the appeal of the impressive Roman remains.

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Visit Barcelona's Montjuic district, home to the Barcelona olympics, in the Spain travel guide.

Barcelona is capital of the province of Barcelona in the Catelonia region of Spain. It is the second largest city in Spain after Madrid.

It's worth going to Montjuic just for the fabulous views of the city but there is also a lot to explore in this part of town.

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Visit Monestir de Montserrat and the funiculars of Sant Joan and Santa Cova in the Spain Travel Guide

The Monestir de Montserrat is very close to Barcelona. It is in the Catalonia region of Spain.

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Visit Barcelona's Eixample district, centre of Art Nouveau in Barcelona

Barcelona is capital of the Barcelona province in the Catalonia region of Spain.

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Visit Cadaques; travel guide and hotels

Cadaques is in the province of Girona in Spain's Catalonia region. It is one of Spain's prettiest villages. It has narrow lanes lined with whitewashed houses and sits on a little harbour. There is a little beach and rocky headlands and the village is topped by a very attractive church.

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Visit Barcelona, one of the most beautiful cities in Spain, in the Spain travel guide

Barcelona is capital of the province of Barcelona in the Catalonia region of Spain. It is considered to be one of the 'Most Beautiful Cities of Spain'. Barcelona has an incredible mixture of beautiful architecture ranging from the medieval to modern times but it is for its Art Deco buildings, especially those of Antoni Gaudi that Barcelona is justly famous.

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Visit Cuenca with its magnificent Hanging Houses with the Spain travel guide

Cuenca is in the Cuenca province of the Castilla La Mancha region of Spain.

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Visit the historic town of Alarcon with its impressive castle now converted into a parador

Alarcon is in the province of Cuenca in the Castilla La Mancha region of Spain. It is about an hour and a half from Madrid by car and so is possible as a day trip.

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Visit Valladolid; a travel guide to the city of Valladolid, Spain

Valladolid is the capital of the province of Valladolid and the capital of the Castile and Leon region of Spain. Valladolid is a beautiful, colourful and vibrant town well worth a visit.

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Segovia; a travel guide to Segovia in Spain, home to the fairy-tale Alcazar.

Segovia is in the province of Segovia in the region of Castile and Leon.

Segovia is a wonderful city with three famous sights; one of the world's most famous aqueducts, the Alcazar fortress which inspired Walt Disney and a beautiful Gothic Cathedral. Segovia is also within easy reach of Madrid. To drive takes less than an hour and there are regular buses and trains from Madrid to Segovia each day.

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Visit Penaranda de Duero; a travel guide to the city of Penaranda de Duero, Spain

Penaranda de Duero is in the province of Burgos in the Castile and Leon region of Spain.

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Visit Medina del Campo; a travel guide to the town of Medina del Campo, Spain

Medina del Campo is in the Valladolid province in the Castile and Leon region of Spain. It is about 45 kilometers from the impressive city of Valladolid.

Medina del Campo is home to the splendid Moorish castle of Castillo La Mota. The town itself is an important market town that became wealthy as a result of sheep farming. Even now it holds the largest sheep market in Spain. Medina del Campo's Holy Week celebrations each year are so impressive and steeped in tradition that they have been declared an official tourist attraction.

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Visit Burgos; a travel guide to the city of Burgos, Spain

Burgos was once the capital of the Castile and Leon region of Spain and is steeped in history. It grew wealthy in the 15th and 16th centuries as a result of the wool trade and spent a lot of money on fine art and architecture. Burgos is in the province of Burgos in the Castile and Leon region of Spain.

Burgos is on the main pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela.

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Visit Avila; a travel guide to Avila, Spain

Avila is in the Castile and Leon region of Spain. At over 1000m above sea-level it is the highest provincial capital in Spain.

Avila is famous for its medieval walls. They are arguably the best in Europe. The 11th century walls are two kilometres long, have 88 turrets and are perfectly preserved.

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Visit Astorga; a travel guide to Astorga, Spain

Astorga is in the Leon province of the Castile and Leon region of Spain.

Astorga is one of the towns which lies on one of the main routes of the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. The 'French route' starts at the French Pyrenees and passes through Burgos, Leon and Astorga.

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Visit Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Spain Travel Guide

Santa Cruz de Tenerife is situated on the north-east of Tenerife in the Canary Islands.

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Visit Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles in the Spain Travel Guide

The wonderful sand dunes of Maspalomas and neighbouring resort of Playa del Ingles are on the island of Gran Canaria, one of the Eastern Canary Islands.

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Visit Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in the Spain Travel Guide

Las Palmas is the largest city on the Canary Islands. It is also the capital of Gran Canaria and is situated in the north east of the island and runs along the edge of a long beach.

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Visit Lanzarote with the Spain travel guide

Lanzarote is the fourth largest of the Canary Islands. The Spanish owned archipelago located around 100 miles off the coast of West Africa. Enjoying a semi tropical climate that is characterised by very low rainfall and temperatures that average 22 Celsius; even during the depths of December

As a result the island is popular as both a winter and summer sun destination and welcomes around 1.5 million tourists very year. The majority of them from the UK, Eire and Germany.

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Visit Soller, a charming town, in the Spain travel guide

Soller is situated on the island of Majorca (Mallorca) in the Balearic Islands. It is about a half hour drive from Palma de Mallorca airport.

Soller is one of the highlights of Mallorca and Port de Soller three miles down the road is one of the most popular resorts on the island.

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Visit Ibiza Town and the citadel of Dalt Vila in the Spain guide

Ibiza Town is the capital of the island of Ibiza in the Balearic Islands off the coast of Spain.

A magnet for clubbers from the world over, Ibiza town has clubs, bars and beaches but it also remains an attractive town.

Ibiza's real name is Eivissa in Catalan and it is made up of the old town called D'Alt Vila and the new town called Eixample. The old town sits up on top of the rock looking down on modern Ibiza and the sea below.

Visitors will be drawn to the port for nightlife and cafes, to the Marina for upmarket restaurants and a spot of yacht envy and up to the old town for history.

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Visit Andratx and Port d'Andratx, a beautiful village and port in Mallorca. Spain travel guide

Andratx and Port d'Andratx is situated on the island of Mallorca in the Balearic Islands.

Andratx sits surrounded by almond, olive and orange groves and has the Galatos peak rising up above it - beautiful. The town is about 3km away from the coast in order to discourage attacks by pirates. The Port of Andratx is, obviously, on the coast and this has now become an exclusive holiday resort visited by the rich and famous.

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Visit Santillana del Mar, Spain - a visitors guide to Santillana del Mar with places to visit

Santillana del Mar is in the Cantabria province of the Asturias and Cantabria region of Spain, 30km from Santander.

Santillana del Mar is a wonderful little town, once said by the French philosopher Satre to be 'the most beautiful town in Spain'. Built of a golden sandstone there is a wealth of churches and 15 to 17th century mansions.

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Visit Santander, Spain - a travel guide to Santander with places to visit

Santander is the capital of the Cantabria region of Spain.

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Visit Mogrovejo, Spain - a visitors guide to Mogrovejo with places to visit

Mogrovejo is in the Cantabrias province in the Asturias and Cantabria region of Spain. It lies to the east of the Asturias capital of Oviedo.

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Visit Gijon, Spain - a travel guide to Gijon with places to visit

Gijon is the largest city in Asturias in the region of Asturias and Cantabria. It is about 20km from the Asturia's capital - Oviedo.

Gijon is an industrial port but it has a very pleasant old town called Cimadevilla on a headland. It was originally the fishing village. Overlooking the seafront is the Revillagigedo Palace and some of Gijon's most impressive buildings.

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Visit Cudillero, Spain - a travel guide to Cudillero with places to visit

Cudillero is in the Asturias region of Spain. It is generally thought to be one of Spain's most beautiful villages.

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