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Tagus (Spain)

Tagus (Spain)

The Tagus is the longest river in the Iberian Peninsula. It is 1,007 km long, 716 km in Spain, 47 km along the border between Portugal and Spain and 275 km in Portugal, where it empties into the Atlantic Ocean near Lisbon. It drains an 

Plaza de Cibeles (Spain)

Plaza de Cibeles (Spain)

The square has become one of the most iconic places of Madrid and is an absolute must for every tourist. This Neo-classical complex contains architecturally interesting buildings, such as the Cybele Palace and the Bank of Spain, as well as the Fountain of Cybele, named 

Oceanogràfic of Valencia (Spain)

Oceanogràfic of Valencia (Spain)

The largest aquarium in Europe is notable not only for its marine animals, but also for the modern architecture. The park is divided into several areas, according to the habitats. You can choose from a variety of activities, from becoming an animal trainer to diving 

Temple of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Spain)

Temple of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Spain)

This Roman Catholic church is dedicated to the heart of Jesus Christ. It’s built of stone and resembles old fortresses, but also the Sacré-Cœur Basilica in Paris. The bronze statue of Jesus Christ reminds its visitors of Rio de Janeiro’s Christ statue of Corcovado. Designed 

Segovia Viaduct (Spain)

Segovia Viaduct (Spain)

This viaduct, which is one of the most popular landmarks of Madrid, is a marvel of 19th-century architecture but it is also known as the bridge of suicides. Even though the viaduct was planned to be built as early as in 18th century, its construction 

Magic Fountain of Montjuïc (Spain)

Magic Fountain of Montjuïc (Spain)

The fountain situated right below the Palau Nacional was designed for the Barcelona International Exhibition in 1929. It was a very ambitious project and at that time, not many people believed in its success. However, the fountain was completed and it worked as it was 

Debod Temple  (Spain)

Debod Temple (Spain)

Admire the Egyptian temple dating back to 200 BC which was transported to Spain in order to be saved before the construction of the Great Dam of Aswan. It is now the only piece of Egyptian architecture to be found in the country. You can 

Palau de la Música Catalana (Spain)

Palau de la Música Catalana (Spain)

This beautiful concert hall was designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner and built between 1905 and 1908 in the style of Catalan modernism. It is the only concert hall in this style to be listed by UNESCO. The concert hall boasts a richly decorated facade and 

Montserrat Mountain (Spain)

Montserrat Mountain (Spain)

The world-known mountain range with several peaks is a place where many abbeys are located. The Benedictine monastery of Santa Maria de Montserrat boasts the statue of the Black Madonna, patron saint of Catalonia. The museum of the monastery shows works by Dalí, El Greco