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3 Must-See Historically Significant Spots in Spain

In 2015, Spain topped the list of the most common tourist destination in the EU for those travelling abroad for their holidays. With so much culture and history, not to mention the temperate climate, it’s easy to see why Spain is a popular destination for tourists. But where are the best places to visit? With so much choice in this rich and diverse country, we’ve decided to handpick our favourite three historically and culturally significant spots in Spain: La Sagrada Família, Barcelona La Sagrada Família is the most-visited monument in Spain, with architect Antoni Gaudí devoting the final years of his life to completing the project. His intention was to express his Christian beliefs through the beautiful architecture of the building, which is why each of its 18 towers has special significance – the middle tower is dedicated to Jesus Christ, which is surrounded by four towers representing the Gospels.…

Travel Guide To Picos De Europa National Park

On the borders of Asturias, Cantabria and Castilla y León, Picos De Europa is arguably the most beautiful national park in Spain. Certainly the most dramatic, with 300 square miles of largely untouched, unspoilt landscapes which contrast with their surroundings quite spectacularly. The Picos De Europa national park features deep vertical gorges, rocky mountains that peak at over 8,000 feet above sea level, sprawling forests, glistening lakes and endless opportunities for adventure. A Few Facts About the Picos De Europa The mountain range itself is the third highest in Spain Some of the mountains have vertical drops of more than 2,300m There are 200+ peaks at over 2,000m above sea level The park is relatively compact – around 25% the size of the UK’s Lake District The world’s sixth deepest cave can be found in the park – the Torca del Cerro at 1,598m deep Some shaded areas remain covered in snow 365…

Our Weekend Rome City Break In Pictures

Rome has always been a city I’ve wanted to visit with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display. I must admit, I wasn’t prepared for what my eyes were going to see and my mind try and comprehend. We wanted to see the ancient ruins like the Roman Forum and the Colosseum which showcase the power of the former Roman Empire. A must do on our weekend in Rome list was Vatican City, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, and St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums which house masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes. We left our two boys at home with family as they were only 3  and 5 so far too young for a busy city with lots of walking and we took a long weekend city break to the eternal city. A nice and quick 2 hour EasyJet flight from…

Where To Visit In Budapest

Whether you are a first time visitor to Budapest or are just looking for new discoveries, there is plenty to see and do in this beautiful city. A city of two parts – the hilly terrain of Buda being paired with the flat area of Pest, this is a fascinating destination with a long history. Matthias Church Well worth a visit is Matthias Church which is one of the finest churches in Budapest and one of the most unique churches in all of Europe. The Castle District Budapest’s Royal Palace and Castle Hill are World Heritage sights and are a must-see for every visitor. The palace is a clear feature on the city’s skyline and is home to two museums, one outlining Budapest’s history and the other being the Hungarian National Gallery. The Castle Hill area is also worth exploring, its cobbled streets and authentic buildings having its own…