Top 10 Spanish Experiences
by Rhiannon Williamson
Guidebooks often provide the visitor with a list of sights
to see and places to visit when venturing overseas to a brand
new country, but this list of top 10 experiences to have in Spain
provides the visitor or new expatriate living in Spain with some
slightly more unusual alternatives!
If you consider yourself a more adventurous tourist or youre
just bored of the same old same old spouted by tired tourist
guides read on for an exciting Spanish itinerary.
1) The Seville Fair we all know that the Spanish are
party people and they party well, but if youd like to experience
the biggest, liveliest and most exciting party of all consider
visiting the Seville fair which is seven days of pure, unadulterated
2) Surfing and Snowboarding from riding the Biscay
swell at Guernika in the Billabong Pro to snowboarding in the
Sierra Nevada whatever form of extreme sport youre
into Spain has the unique natural landscape to satisfy you!
3) Breathtaking Views from standing atop the piste
with views of Granada to driving the N340 highway with the coast
of Morocco so close you can almost reach out and touch it - Spain
not only has the most breathtaking natural scenery, it affords
you a wealth of unique views to die for.
4) Drink Sherry & Drink Rioja drink sherry in Jerez,
drink Rioja in La Rioja say no more!
5) Clubbing in Ibiza take a week and visit one of the
seven main clubs in Ibiza each night of the week and be prepared
to party until the sun rises and your feet can dance no more!
It has to be done!
6) Bull Fighting and Bull Running bull fighting may
be ritualised killing and many peoples idea of extreme
cruelty, but to others the experience of a corrida is to take
a breathtaking and dramatic glimpse into the Spanish psyche.
The Pamplona Bull Run on the other hand is possibly the very
last thing youll get to do in Spain! Wed advise anyone
crazy enough to charge ahead of a mad bull down the narrow cobbled
streets of Pamplona to get their life insurance in order before
they set off alternatively, join the crowds of spectators
and simply witness this (possibly?) once in a lifetime thrill!
7) The Alhambra At Sunset the Alhambra, the most incredible
and enduring legacy of Moorish Spain is worth a hundred visits
if you want to experience the true majesty and understand why
the Alhambra was the physical manifestation of the Moorish concept
of paradise, climb up to St. Nicholas Square at sunset and see
how the ancient wonder glows golden against the stunning snow-capped
backdrop of the peaks of the Sierra Nevada - and be prepared
to feel seriously moved if not a wee bit emotional!
8) Art & Culture The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao
is a work of art in itself and worth visiting even if youre
not interested in the wealth of art and artefacts contained therein.
The museum is an incredibly daring structure built from titanium,
glass and stone, and it beats at the heart of this city of contrasts.
Madrids Reina Sofia Museum is tame in architectural comparison
but it houses one of Picassos greatest works, in fact,
possibly one of the greatest works of 20th Century namely Guernica
you want art and culture, Spain has it in heaps and every city,
town or region you visit will offer you a whole host of opportunity
to experience the Spanish cultural riches.
9) World Heritage Sites - The UNESCO World Heritage Committee
is dedicated to ensuring future generations inherit the treasures
of the past by working to protect both cultural and natural sites
of significance worldwide. Spain has over 35 sites that have
been flagged as world heritage sites we challenge you
to visit them all!
10) Tomato Fighting not fighting tomatoes (that would
be silly), but fighting with tomatoes in Valencia in August.
Yes, one of the strangest of all Spanish festivals and carnivals
is La Tomatina where upwards of 30,000 semi-naked people gather
to throw tomatoes at each other before getting washed down by
the hoses of the local fire brigade
it is truly an experience
experiencing really! If only to say been
there, done that.
Spain is different! It is a country which effortlessly and
seamlessly combines a plethora of fiestas, indefatigable nightlife,
stunning and diverse natural scenery, supposedly impossible to
achieve levels of synergy between ancient and modern architecture
and artistic culture, fun and fascination, beautiful people,
incredible cuisine, sun, sea, sand and sangria - to create a
variety and spice of life you will never experience outside of
About the Author
Rhiannon Williamson is the publisher of http://www.shelteroffshore.com/ the online resource
for investment property abroad, offshore investing and living