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Where to Go on Your Vacation to Spain

You have decided to travel to the country of Spain and to experience all of the wonderful things that the country has to offer.
This article will discuss traveling to all of the different regions of Spain as well as things you must do while you are there.
Not only will it give tips on places to see but also the various methods to transport yourselves throughout the country and wonderful souvenirs to purchase that will be allowed through customs.
Most people from the United States fly into Madrid.
It is one of the major cities in Spain and it is fairly central in the country so that is a good starting point for your trip abroad.
Madrid is the largest city as well as the capital of the country and is full of many things to do and see.
One of the biggest things it is known for are the fabulous art museums.
You could spend several days going to museums in Madrid.
Madrid is also known as the center of bullfighting and many tourists make plans to see this old sport that is only seen in Spain.
Barcelona is another great place to see in Spain.
After visiting the hectic urban setting of Madrid, Barcelona is a nice place to go and relax on the beautiful beaches.
While in Barcelona also be certain to enjoy a stroll through the Gothic quarter where beautiful gothic architecture is seen all throughout the many buildings.
If you are a sports lover, it would also be fun to see where the Olympics took place here in 1992.
The next city to visit in Spain is Granada.
It is known for the Moorish architecture, from the Moors that ruled this region of Spain many years ago.
The most popular thing that tourists visit in all of Spain is in Granada and that is the Alhambra which is such a grand structure and one that should not be missed.
Valencia is another beautiful city in Spain and one that is frequently visited by travelers.
This city has the largest aquarium in all of Europe which is a beautiful facility bringing the ocean life up close to visitors.
A great Spanish dish that all people should try while visiting Spain is the Valencia local dish of Paella.
It is a rice dish complete with seafood, chorizo and other ingredients and is absolutely delicious.
Follow up eating the local dish by visiting a Flamenco bar where you can see Flamenco dancers and even participate and learn a few steps yourself.
Many people traveling abroad like to purchase items to bring home from their travels.
One fun thing to buy is local dishes or Spanish pottery.
Each region is known to have it's own unique colors and patterns that are specific to their area.
Getting one dish from each city you visit would be a great thing to purchase.
Also, if you plan on visiting a lot of museums, it is recommended to buy the museum book from each place.

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