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A Day’s Solo Travel in Spain

According to US News, Spain ranks at the top spot for the country that is perfect for solo travelers. The nation is known for its cultural and historical landmarks that can be explored alone within a day or two. Please do note that before you start your solo adventure in The Land of Cervantes, proper research and preparations must be done first to prevent any misfortunate events.

 

Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia. Source: Pexels

 

Sagrada Familia is a world-renowned church situated in Barcelona, Spain. This incomplete church was designed and started by Antoni Gaudí. The church designs were the mixtures of Gothic, Art Nouveau and Modernist styles. It consists of three facades namely: Nativity Facade, Passion Facade, and Glory Facade. The first one was finished by Gaudí while the other two were completed after his death. Gaudí’ has left various symbols in Nativity Facade that does not only involves religious symbols but also life’s representations.

 

The Alhambra

The Alhambra

The Alhambra. Source: Pixabay

 

The Alhambra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated in Andalusia, Spain. It was a palace and fortress that once became a home of Sultans during the Nasrid Dynasty. The mosques were replaced by churches after Andalusia fell into the hands of the Catholic monarchs. With this, the mixture of Islamic art and architecture and Catholic garden interventions can be expected by anyone who would visit it.

Prado Museum

Prado Museum

Prado Museum. Source: Pixabay

 

Prado Museum houses the most comprehensive and wide range of art pieces that represent Spanish culture and history. It contains artworks of famous Spanish artists like Sánchez Coello, Bartolomé Bermejo, El Greco, Pedro Berruguete, Alonso Cano, Goya, Murillo, Ribera, Velázquez, and Zurbarán. Since it has more than a thousand art displays, the museum arranged the art collection from the period it was completed- from Romanesque to the 19th century.

Madrid Royal Palace

Madrid Royal Palace

Madrid Royal Palace. Source: Pixabay

 

This official residence of the royal family of Spain showcases various set of art, cultural, and historical aspects of the country. Some of its popular features inside the palace are the Opera Metro in Plaza de Isabel II, Throne Hall, Gasparini Room, the Royal Chemist’s, and the Royal Chapel. Each of its features contains different art forms that were made by famous Spanish artists.

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