Tuesday, October 29, 2013

When in Spain


SAN SEBASTIAN

In a phrase: The most picturesque seaside town that is skyrocketing to the top of every "top destinations" list out there.
Good for: Food / Views / Beach / Wandering
Eat at: Cafe de la Concha

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VALENCIA

In a phrase: Jam packed with things to do for every taste, a great city for outdoorsy types and paella fans.
Good for: Wandering / History / Tourist sites / Food / Families / Dogs / Sports
Eat: Paella (anywhere) / Sangria at the Aquarium cafe
See: La Ciudad de las Artes y de las Ciencias + all its museums & aquarium / Turia Gardens / Cathedral & Bell Tower at Plaza de la Reina / Fine Arts Museum / IVAM Modern Art Museum / Silk Market (must see!) / Serranos Towers / Bioparc / Fallas Festival in March

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BILBAO

In a phrase: The capital of Basque Country, a vibrant Spanish city that blends new and traditional architecture and culinary styles.
Good for: Food / Museums / Wandering
Sleep at: Petit Palace Aruna
Eat at: Cafe Iruna
See: The Guggenheim

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ZARAGOZA

In a phrase: Zaragoza is quite literally an oasis in the dessert, made famous by its incredible cathedrals and tapas scene.
Good for: Food / Wandering / History / Tourist sites / Dogs / Families
Sleep at: Hotel Las Torres (best hotel room view I've ever had)
Eat at: La Republicana Cafe (best tapas I've ever had)
See: The city's Roman sites / Central market / The Basilica of Our Lady of Pilar & La Seo Cathedral

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LEKEITIO

In a phrase: A wonderful, traditional Basque town by the Atlantic ocean with a huge golden sandy beach.
Good for: Beach / Wandering / Food / History
See: The Dia de los Gansos Festival in September

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MADRID

In a phrase: A Spanish sister city to Paris, with its grand architecture and museums.
Good for: Museums / Tourist sites / History / Food / Wandering
See: The Prado / The Royal Palace

BARCELONA

In a phrase: Spain's hippest city
Good for: Sports / Beach / Museums / Food / Wandering / Partying / Dogs
Sleep at: Kabul Hostel
See: La Boqueria / National Museum of Catalan Art / Port Funicular / The port & beach / Park Guell
Tip: Mind your pockets; my husband had his passport stolen here.



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