Spain has also had its fair share of influence on other regions of the world, the conquest of America in the 1500s left behind an eternal legacy of more than 500 million Spanish speakers worldwide, making Spanish the second most widely spoken first language today. After Iberian, Roman, Germanic, Moorish and finally Christian rule, Spain had become the most powerful kingdom in Europe. For a century and a half it remained the superior world power in possession of the vastest transatlantic empire.
Even though the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi had an influence on much of Spain’s architecture, the Kingdom of Spain is also full to the brim with other spectacular architectural delights. For those interested in Gaudi, however, an unmissable stop on your tour of Spain is the city of Barcelona. The large Roman Catholic basilica, Sagrada Familia, is the last and arguably the most impressive of Gaudi’s work. Aside from Gaudi, is the imposing Mezquita, or “mosque” in Spanish, of Cordoba. Once the second largest mosque in the world, this magnificent construction was originally intended to be a warehouse. The Royal Palace of Sevilla in Seville is a perfect example of the ornate, elaborate and lavish styling of Mudejar architecture brought to Spain by the Moors.
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With endless festivals celebrating religious events and Saints across Spain, it may seem that every day is a festival day. Some of the more bizarre festivals include the famous Tomatina tomato fight in Buñol, Valencia where thousands of people lob squishy tomatoes at each other. Other strange festivals include grown men dressed as devils jumping over babies in order; it is said, to cleanse the young ones of their original sin; and jumping through a bonfire to protect oneself from illness. For the active and adventurous tourist, hiking and cycling through the beautiful country is unmissable. Guided cycling tours through Spain provide a more intimate and personal experience than a tour bus and will allow you to cover more ground than on a walking tour. Cycling tours through Spain’s wine regions are among the most popular. Not only does Spain have some of the most exquisite beaches, but this hot tourist destination currently offers about 1000 kilometres of quality ski slopes in 36 different ski resorts. With over 4000 kilometres of superb coastline, Spain has the highest number of Blue Flag Beaches in the world. If you are looking to lounge on sublime beaches, indulge in water sports and bask in the sun a short distance from your gorgeous holiday lettings Spain this year, then Spain is definitely the holiday getaway for you.
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If you are more of a night owl, you will be happy to find that restaurants in Spain only really start to fill up at about 9pm and art galleries and shops stay open until late. The Spanish clubbing scene only really starts heating up at 11pm or later. Only in Spain could your admire some artwork, shop until you drop, enjoying a delicious dinner made with local produce, having a couple of drinks at one of the many bars and then hit the nightclubs before returning to your villa, all in one day.Some other exhilarating global party capitals include Kvarner Bay Villas and Algarve Villas. With self-catering apartments, luxury beach houses and Spain villa rentals, Spain provides accommodation that ranges from affordable and inexpensive to opulent and extravagant. Spain’s transport system is very well developed, and Spain has the second most extensive high-speed rail network in world and the most comprehensive in Europe. When travelling between the many international airports, apartments or villas, Spain covers all your transport needs with very high quality buses, taxis, trains and ferry services. From bizarre festivals to internationally renowned architecture; from world-class sporting events to booming nightlife; from white sandy beaches and cerulean seas to superb ski slopes; Spain is the perfect holiday destination for anyone looking for holiday paradise.