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You Really Must See Spain
By:Jim Ada

Spain is one of those countries worthy of a holiday visit. There is more to Spain than its lovely beaches and southern sun. And its tourist spots are not only found along the coasts but also scattered throughout the land. Memorable landscapes, historical monuments, museums, and buildings are everywhere in Spain. Natural wonders such as mountains and beaches are also abundant where rare species of flora and fauna can be found. Here's a list of some of the most famous spots to visit in Spain:

Alhambra: The palace of Alhambra is the reason why most visitors come to Granada. It was built during the Moorish occupation of Spain. It is included as one of the 851 sites worldwide on UNESCO's World Heritage preservation list. The Alhambra is classified into four major sections namely, Charles V, which was built by Charles V after the reconquest of Andalusia by Spain, Alcazaba which is the original fort, the "red castle" for which the castle is named, Nasrid Palaces which are being considered as the true gem of the Alhambra, and Generalife, which has exquisite gardens. There are a number of beautiful sites to see around the different sections.

Barri Gotic Medieval Quarter: Also known as Barcelona's Gothic Quarter. It is the oldest part of the city. It is here where you'll find many beautiful treasured places. One is the Gothic Cathedral of Santa Eulalia. Another must see is Placa Santa Jaume. It used to be Barcelona's ancient Roman forum. There's also Placa del Rei, Santa Maria del Pi and Placa Merce which shouldn't be missed.

La Rambla: It is known to be the best landmark of Barcelona. It is a street in central Barcelona that is popular to both tourists and even locals. It can be crowded during peak seasons. And more often, tourists dominate the street. Because of this, the shopping selection has changed, as well as the street's character. Must sees along this area are the Miró Mosaic, the Liceu, the Mercat de la Boqueria, the Palau de la Virreina and the Centre d'Art Santa Mònica.

La Sagrada Familia: Also known as the Church of the Holy Family, is located in the central part of Barcelona. It is an unfinished Catholic basilica which was designed by the celebrated Artist Nouveau architect Antoni Gaudi.

Ibiza: It has long been known as a place of great beauty. In the recent times it has gained its reputation as a party island too. The island is a paradise for the rich and famous. Plus, the clubbing scene is said to be like no other place. This place is one of the most unique travel destinations in the world.

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