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July 4th, 2011


The Spanish Region of Andalusia

The amazing region of Andalusia

Andalusia is one of the most famous and at the same time popular regions in Spain, one that attracts millions of visitors every year. Tourists describe it as a fascinating place where the spectacular Moorish monuments, the picturesque white hills towns, the amazingly sparkling blue coast and the splendid natural beauty of the mountainous part of the region makes you helplessly fall in love with it. If we think about Andalusia in numbers, then we find out the fact that it contains eight provinces; each province comes with its own, unique cultural and historical heritages and with its own set of traditions and customs. This is the reason why you have to visit the entire region if you want to understand its essence. Jaen, Cordoba, Seville, Cadiz, Huelva, Granada, Almeria and Malaga are the eight provinces that patiently wait to be explored and discovered, locations vacances espagne have a wonderful holiday idea for the fast approaching summer.

The hidden treasures in Andalusia

Andalusia, exactly as many other regions in Spain, was ruled by several cultures over the centuries, but the Moors left the most important fingerprints on everything that represents this beautiful part of Spain. The mixed race of Arabs and Berbers ruled over the country for about eight hundred years and during the Middle Ages developed a very sophisticated civilization that could be found in Granada, Seville and Cordoba. In Andalusia, every single village, town and city is a spectacular combination of Christian and Moorish influences, preserving outstanding monuments such as the Alhambra Palace in Granada or the Gothic Cathedrals in Seville.

Since you are in Andalusia, you are not allowed to miss the beautiful white towns which surround Ronda, as they are the ones that offer an unspoiled view into the life of the province, with all the breathtaking natural beauty that surrounds them, with all the delicious home cooking and the Moorish and Christian churches and castles. If you are the type of person who loves to use a lot of energy on their holiday, then the Sierra Nevada mountains represent the perfect destination for you, as they are great for trekking and skiing in the winter; as for the ones who prefer the sand and the water, the Tarifa coast will delight you with a warm sun and waters always ready to receive the tourists who love surfing. Have a memorable holiday!

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Club Villamar offers many holiday villas dispersed all over locations vacances espagne and whether on the location villa lloret. For all these reasons, thousands of vacationers choose to spend their holidays in a beautiful location calella. And here you can also read my other Articles Franck Lisle Article 1, Franck Lisle Article 2 and also read my Blogs Franck Lisle Blogs.

Por francklisle - July 4th, 2011, 0:49, Category: Travel
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The Unique Navarre

An attractive region

Navarre is one of the Spanish regions that deserve being visited at least once; it is in fact an Autonomous Community province, an ancient, superb medieval kingdom that patiently waits for its visitors somewhere along the French border. Navarre will impress you with the unique French flavor that perfectly goes with the location villa piscine espagne one, creating an original atmosphere that will transform your holiday into a memorable one. As soon as you make your first steps in Navarre you are taken with assault by the testimonies that show the important role played  by Navarre in the past, role favored by its strategic location; this means that you have to prepare yourself for a very interesting history lesson, as well as for a long list of sightseeing attractions. If you love history and the mountains, especially the Pyrenees, then Navarre is the perfect place for you!

Visiting Navarre

Pamplona is the most famous and popular city in Navarre and capital of the province; it has a superb location, with the Pyrenees guarding it and the Arga River bathing it. Pamplona can be described as a modern city, with attractive buildings and avenues, but this does not mean that the old hasn’t been preserved here. In Pamplona, you will have the chance to visit medieval constructions that tell the story of the past: the Cathedral, which was rebuilt in a fantastic Gothic style in 1397, the Navarre Museum, the Diocesan Museum, Monreal, which is a famous former royal residence, and the City Hall. Pamplona is a city where you will use a lot of energy, as there are numerous places and monuments that deserve your entire attention; this means that the city is not a suitable one for a relaxing holiday in the warm sun.

La Barunda Valley is a ‘’must’’ on your list, because not only it is of a remarkable beauty, but it also hosts the San Pedro Hermitage and Alsasua, a very important centre of communications. If you want to visit the Roman traces, go to Estella, a place that breathes out medieval history through all its pores. Here, you have to see the Romanesque Portal, the Gothic Church and San Juan Bautista Church. Last but not least, visit Tafalla: it is a paradise on earth, surrounded by olive groves and vineyards. As you can see, Navarre is a magnificent tourist destination that will surely attract you! Enjoy it!

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Club Villamar offers many holiday villas dispersed all over location villa piscine espagne and whether on the villa denia. For all these reasons, thousands of vacationers choose to spend their holidays in a beautiful location pals. And here you can also read my other Articles Franck Lisle Article 1, Franck Lisle Article 2 and also read my Blogs Franck Lisle Blogs.

Por francklisle - July 4th, 2011, 0:49, Category: Travel
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The Picturesque Balearic Islands

Visiting the Balearic Islands

The Balearic Islands can be described as an enclave surrounded by the waters of the Mediterranean Sea. They became famous throughout the entire world thanks to their wonderful climate, the breathtaking scenery and the exceptional beaches. As a tourist there, you will notice the fact that the people are extremely welcoming, while the hospitality feels in the islands like home. Millions of tourists find the secluded beaches, the fertile farmlands, the green forests, the scenery, the crystal clear waters, the unique folklore and the top class hotels as being the perfect combination for a perfect, memorable holiday.

A short history lesson

Tourists visit the island of Menorca attracted by the prehistoric sites hosted by it: the megalithic monuments, the Ses Paisses settlements and the Els Tudons prehistoric tomb are names that should be on your sightseeing list. Many different cultures left their marks on the islands, starting with the Phoenicians, the Greeks, continuing with the Carthaginians, the Romans, the Byzantines and the Vandals and finishing with the Arabs and the Christians; it is easy to understand once you read this long list why and how the islands manage to attract the attention of so many tourists: it is the unusual and original cultural mix that offers them a very special air and atmosphere not easy to find somewhere else. If you visit Menorca, you will realize the fact that its historical and cultural heritages are impressive. Its history is a very agitated one and it was only in 1802 that all the problems were over for Menorca: this is the year when the Spanish control was finally established. Ibiza has a strategic maison location espagne, so it represented an interest point for the Romans, the Carthaginians or the Arabs: they had to fight against the pirates who centuries ago continuously attacked Ibiza.

Having fun

If you visit the islands during one of the many festivals and celebrations, you have the chance to see the old Spanish customs and traditions. They have a fantastic tradition in which concerns the local crafts, such as pearl cultivation, pottery, objects made from palm leaves or raffia and even handmade shoes; I am sure that your attention will be attracted by these. Since you are there, you have to try the local cuisine; the dishes containing a lot of fish and vegetables such as the garlic or the tomatoes are absolutely delicious. Enjoy the superb islands!

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Club Villamar offers many holiday villas dispersed all over maison location espagne and whether on the location mallorca. For all these reasons, thousands of vacationers choose to spend their holidays in a beautiful villa blanes. And here you can also read my other Articles Franck Lisle Article 1, Franck Lisle Article 2 and also read my Bookmarking Franck Lisle Bookmarking.

Por francklisle - July 4th, 2011, 0:48, Category: Travel
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The Magnificient Canary Islands

A holiday in the Canary Islands

The Canary Islands are a tropical paradise hidden in one of Spain"s corners; the seven islands that form the group represent a perfect destination for a perfect sea-side holiday. One during which you can enjoy the spectacular, warm sun of the Mediterranean and the crystal clear waters of the sea. If you decide to spend one of your holidays location en espagne, make sure you have enough time to explore them because you will discover the beauties of the sub-tropical vegetation, as well as volcanic semi-deserts, verdant gorges, rocky cliffs, sand dunes and the sandy, golden sea shore. It all feel like a dream come true!

Crafts and folklore

The Canary Islands represent a place where some of the oldest customs and traditions of the country managed to survive the passing of time, so the folklore is one of their main attractions. Tourists will be entertained with popular songs and dances that have a very unique, characteristic cadence that offers them a very exotic and original feeling. This cadence is given by the timple, the typical musical instrument used by the locals. In which concerns the crafts, I assure you that you will fall in love with the embroidery work, as the Canary women are extremely skilled and have refined tastes. They even produce very delicate objects by carving harsh, rigid wood.

Sports and cooking

If you are the type of person who loves to practice sports and to use a lot of energy during the holidays, the Canary Islands are perfect for you. The waters are perfect for swimming, fishing, and even surfing, but there are also a lot of clubs that offer you the opportunity to practice horseback riding, tennis, golf or trap shooting. While on holiday, make sure you taste the delicious, local cuisine that uses a lot of fresh fish. Usually, the fish is served with the popular papas arrugadas (this dish is in fact potato boiled in salt water) and a hot sauce known as mojo. The bananas and the tomatoes are also very popular, while the avocado pears and the papaya fruits are used in many sweets.

The perfect destination

As you can see, the Canary Islands are a small piece of heaven on earth, a place where you can enjoy a memorable holiday in a spectacular climate. You have to visit the islands at least once in your lifetime, as they are absolutely superb!

About the author

Club Villamar offers many holiday villas dispersed all over location en espagne and whether on the villas ibiza. For all these reasons, thousands of vacationers choose to spend their holidays in a beautiful villa tossa de mar. And here you can also read my other Articles Franck Lisle Article 1, Franck Lisle Article 2 and also read my Blogs Franck Lisle Blogs.

Por francklisle - July 4th, 2011, 0:43, Category: Travel
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