Madrid Spain - Take A Tour Of A City That RocksWritten by Linda Plummer
One thing is for sure, "Madrileños" certainly know how to enjoy life to full, and you should too whilst in Madrid, for capital of Spain is a charming city, rich in culture and, at night it really rocks!
For shopoholics, its bustling Gran Via offers some of finest stores in Europe.
For children, there is plenty to keep them amused with Zoo-Aquarium, Faunia Theme Park, Wax Museum, Amusement Park, Warner Bros-Madrid Theme Park ...
And city comes alive at night for everyone. Cinemas, theaters, nightclubs, restaurants, floorshows, ballet, opera ... choice is yours!
During day, there are all those sensational sights to see, many of which can be viewed from an open-top tour bus if you´re feeling too lazy to walk!
The Palacio Real or Royal Palace has been residence of Spanish Royal Monarchy in Madrid since 1764. Across its courtyard is Royal Armoury and, close by, are beautiful Sabatini Gardens and Cathedral of Almudena, where Prince Felipe recently married his true love.
The Plaza Mayor is a huge square of 3-storey buildings constructed in 1617 with a statue of Felipe III on horeseback in its center.
Barcelona Spain - That Sensational Second City of SpainWritten by Linda Plummer
What more could you want out of life than a tremendous trip to Barcelona?!
Second city of Spain and major Mediterranean port, bustling Barcelona incorporates a delightful historic mix of Roman remains, medieval quarters and 20th century avant-garde art. It also possesses beautiful beaches nearby!
Nature lovers need not travel far to be able to hike through hills that are part of Coastal Mountain Range and Catalonian Pyrenees.
Not only is Barcelona a tremendous artistic source, there is also penty for children to do. How they will love beaches that surround city, Aquarium, Zoo, Maritime Museum, Museum of Barcelona Football Club, Olympic Stadium and nearby theme park!
For shopoholics, Barcelona Shopping Line will greatly appeal!
The velvet night vibrates with night clubs, discos, shows, restaurants, bars, cafés ... not to mention theaters, cinemas, opera and classical music concerts.
Needless to say, Barcelona is a culture-vulture´s dream come true with most places of historic interest being situated in Old Town.
The Old Town spreads north-west from harbor and, at its heart, is Gothic Quarter or Barrio Gótico. El Arco de Triunfo can be found there, plus impressive Cathedral of Ciudad Condal.