Amazing Spain Tour

Get more than just a taste of Spain and explore the country’s east coast and southern region, including Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Granada, Cordoba and Seville. 

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Majorca, Spain
Majorca, Spain

Majorca, Spain

The most popular of Spain's Mediterranean islands, its perfect, golden-sand beaches have attracted famous residents such as Michael Douglas and Claudia Schiffer. 960 1280

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Deia, Majorca, Spain

Deia, Majorca, Spain

For a taste of genteel old Majorca, visit the quintessential artistic village of Deia. After World War I, artists, musicians and writers were drawn to the coastal town's idyllic setting on steep cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean. 960 1280

Jasper Juinen, Getty Images  

San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa, Spain

San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa, Spain

San Sebastian has a lot to brag about; not only does it have more Michelin stars per capita than any other place in the world, but it also has one of the best urban beaches in Europe. 960 1280

Xavi Gomez, Getty Images  

Girona, Catalonia, Spain

Girona, Catalonia, Spain

About an hour’s train ride from Barcelona, Girona's picturesque houses overlooking the Onyar River, ancient cathedral --and its Catalan Gothic architecture -- and the old city walls and lookout towers draws sightseeing day-trippers. 960 1280

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Granada, Andalusia, Spain

Granada, Andalusia, Spain

Known for its vibrant nightlife, Alhambra, Granada's 13th-century hilltop palace and surrounding Generalife gardens full of cypress trees will make you feel worlds away from home. 960 1280

DEA / C. SAPPA, Getty Images  

Tarifa, Cádiz, Andalusia, Spain

Tarifa, Cádiz, Andalusia, Spain

The southernmost port in Spain (and Europe), Tarifa is a short boat ride across the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco. For a particularly good view of the harbor and the coast of Morocco, climb the Castle of Guzman El Bueno's towers. 960 1280

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Seville, Andalusia, Spain

Seville, Andalusia, Spain

The Plaza de Espana in Maria Lusia Park is just one example of Seville's deeply layered history. 960 1280

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Dalt Vila, Ibiza, Spain

Dalt Vila, Ibiza, Spain

Ibiza (officially Eivissa in the local Catalan) is divided into two main parts: the old town, called Dalt Vila, and the modern district, called the Eixample. The vacation mecca gets, on average, 300 days of sunshine a year -- although, the water is only warm enough for a swim from May through October. 960 1280

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Ibiza, Spain

Ibiza, Spain

Just off the coast of Valencia, the island of Ibiza is the ultimate party destination for international jet setters, who flock to its legendary clubs during the summer to hear renowned DJs. 960 1280

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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

It's hard to describe the beauty and mystique you’ll feel when you turn the corner of a suburban city block to see the sun bouncing off La Sagrada Familia's twisted spires. The unfinished cathedral is Antoni Gaudi's most famous work. 960 1280

Luciano Mortula, Shutterstock.com  

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Stroll along the tree-lined La Rambla, dine at La Boqueria Market or duck into an intimate bodega for a taste of what the charming Catalan capital has to offer. 960 1280

Georgios Tsichlis, Shutterstock.com  

Merzouga, Morocco

Merzouga, Morocco

Outside this tiny village in the Sahara Desert in Morocco is a set of sand dunes that reach up to 150 meters called Erg Chebbi. Marvel at the sunrise over the dunes, and then head out on a camel safari, -- the best way to experience the dunes. 960 1280

Saida Shigapova, Shutterstock.com  

Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech has some 18 souks, or markets, that sell everything from traditional Berber carpets to modern electronics. Just remember to bargain; haggling is still a very important practice in the souks. 960 1280

The Visual Explorer, Shutterstock.com  

Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech, Morocco

Situated near the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, Marrakech is divided into two parts. The Medina is the historic part of the city, full of character and intricately connected alleyways stuffed with vendors and stalls. The newer European district known as Gueliz is home to modern restaurants, fast food chains and big box stores. 960 1280

Maurizio De Mattei, Shutterstock.com  

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Matadors Prepare to Fight

Matadors Prepare to Fight

Each morning, 6 bulls run through the streets of Pamplona from their corral to the bullring, where, later in the afternoon, a bullfight completes the ritual. 960 1280

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San Fermin's Chupinazo

San Fermin's Chupinazo

Revelers are sprayed with water as they celebrate during the "Chupinazo," which marks the start of the San Fermin Festival in front of Pamplona's town hall with the launch of a firecracker. Tens of thousands of people pack the streets for the kick-off to Spain's most well-known fiesta. 960 1280

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Parade of Gigantes y Cabezudos

Parade of Gigantes y Cabezudos

Each morning is celebrated with the parade of "gigantes y cabezudos" or "giants and big heads." The huge figures are more than 150 years old and roughly 13 feet tall. 960 1280

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Running of the Bulls on Santo Domingo Street

Running of the Bulls on Santo Domingo Street

Runners sprint alongside bulls on Santo Domingo Street, rounding the infamous "Dead Man's Corner," named for its slippery, sharp turn. 960 1280

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A San Fermin Bullfight

A San Fermin Bullfight

The picador, on horseback, helps the matadors during the first stage of the bullfight. He uses a lance to prod the bull, causing the animal to straighten its charge toward the matador and lower its head to prepare it for the next stage of the fight. Multiple bullfights are performed throughout the days of the festival. 960 1280

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The Pena Voladora Parade

The Pena Voladora Parade

On the first day of the festival, the Pena Voladora parade makes its way along Estafeta Street in Pamplona, Spain. 960 1280

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Woodchoppers Compete in the Aizkolaritza

Woodchoppers Compete in the Aizkolaritza

Woodchoppers carve tree trunks in the Aizkolaritza, a Basque wood-chopping competition that's just one of the many events during the San Fermin Festival. 960 1280

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Revelers in the Streets of Pamplona

Revelers in the Streets of Pamplona

Festivalgoers hold up their red handkerchiefs, known as pañuelos, during opening day. 960 1280

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Runners on Estafeta Street

Runners on Estafeta Street

A fighting bull collides with runners along Estafeta Street during the San Fermin Festival. 960 1280

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Fireworks over Pamplona

Fireworks over Pamplona

Fireworks mark the end of the festival's first day, before participants rest up for another day of running for their lives through the northern Spanish streets. 960 1280

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Toro del Fuego

Toro del Fuego

A Toro del Fuego, or flaming bull, is run through the streets of Pamplona on the second day of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls, with kids and adults alike dodging the flying sparks. 960 1280

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Shanghai, China

Shanghai, China

The large and impressive Shanghai Tower is set to open to the public in 2015. The spiral shape of this glass and metal structure is undeniably sleek. 960 1280

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Dubai

Dubai

Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. The views from its observation decks, At the Top and At the Top Sky, are absolutely breathtaking. 960 1280

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Berlin

Berlin

The Reichstag, Germany’s parliamentary building, has a rich history. A new dome on top was added in 1999. For a 360-degree view of Berlin, be sure to reserve a ticket to the dome in advance. 960 1280

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Chicago

Chicago

Through its reflection, the Bean at Millennium Park offers a completely unique perspective of Chicago. 960 1280

  

Beijing

Beijing

The Great Wall of China is an architectural wonder. It is a whopping 13,171 miles long and is constructed of stone, brick and wood. 960 1280

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Athens

Athens

The Parthenon is a Grecian masterpiece. The structure is actually a former temple that was dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena. 960 1280

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Barcelona

Barcelona

The colorful Parc Guell is the most famous public park in Barcelona. The mosaic patterns on the benches and buildings are spectacular. 960 1280

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Brasilia, Brazil

Brasilia, Brazil

The Cathedral of Brasilia is arguably the most stylish Roman Catholic church in the world. It features 16 columns that weigh 90 tons each. 960 1280

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey

Blue Mosque, one of the most famous mosques in the Middle East, gets its nickname from the blue-tiled interior. Its architecture is quintessentially Byzantine. 960 1280

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Keppel Bay, Singapore

Keppel Bay, Singapore

Reflections at Keppel Bay is a luxury residential complex. With the bay right in front of the building, the apartments have views that are to die for. 960 1280

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Majorca, Spain

Majorca, Spain

The most popular of Spain's Mediterranean islands, its perfect, golden-sand beaches have attracted famous residents such as Michael Douglas and Claudia Schiffer. 960 1280

JTB Photo, Getty Images  

Deia, Majorca, Spain

Deia, Majorca, Spain

For a taste of genteel old Majorca, visit the quintessential artistic village of Deia. After World War I, artists, musicians and writers were drawn to the coastal town's idyllic setting on steep cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean. 960 1280

Jasper Juinen, Getty Images  

San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa, Spain

San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa, Spain

San Sebastian has a lot to brag about; not only does it have more Michelin stars per capita than any other place in the world, but it also has one of the best urban beaches in Europe. 960 1280

Xavi Gomez, Getty Images  

Girona, Catalonia, Spain

Girona, Catalonia, Spain

About an hour’s train ride from Barcelona, Girona's picturesque houses overlooking the Onyar River, ancient cathedral --and its Catalan Gothic architecture -- and the old city walls and lookout towers draws sightseeing day-trippers. 960 1280

kavalenkava volha, shutterstock.com  

Granada, Andalusia, Spain

Granada, Andalusia, Spain

Known for its vibrant nightlife, Alhambra, Granada's 13th-century hilltop palace and surrounding Generalife gardens full of cypress trees will make you feel worlds away from home. 960 1280

DEA / C. SAPPA, Getty Images  

Tarifa, Cádiz, Andalusia, Spain

Tarifa, Cádiz, Andalusia, Spain

The southernmost port in Spain (and Europe), Tarifa is a short boat ride across the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco. For a particularly good view of the harbor and the coast of Morocco, climb the Castle of Guzman El Bueno's towers. 960 1280

Andreas Poertner, Shutterstock.com  

Seville, Andalusia, Spain

Seville, Andalusia, Spain

The Plaza de Espana in Maria Lusia Park is just one example of Seville's deeply layered history. 960 1280

Peter M. Wilson, Getty Images  

Dalt Vila, Ibiza, Spain

Dalt Vila, Ibiza, Spain

Ibiza (officially Eivissa in the local Catalan) is divided into two main parts: the old town, called Dalt Vila, and the modern district, called the Eixample. The vacation mecca gets, on average, 300 days of sunshine a year -- although, the water is only warm enough for a swim from May through October. 960 1280

laranik, Shutterstock.com  

Ibiza, Spain

Ibiza, Spain

Just off the coast of Valencia, the island of Ibiza is the ultimate party destination for international jet setters, who flock to its legendary clubs during the summer to hear renowned DJs. 960 1280

ullstein bild, Getty Images  

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

It's hard to describe the beauty and mystique you’ll feel when you turn the corner of a suburban city block to see the sun bouncing off La Sagrada Familia's twisted spires. The unfinished cathedral is Antoni Gaudi's most famous work. 960 1280

Luciano Mortula, Shutterstock.com  

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Stroll along the tree-lined La Rambla, dine at La Boqueria Market or duck into an intimate bodega for a taste of what the charming Catalan capital has to offer. 960 1280

Georgios Tsichlis, Shutterstock.com  

Merzouga, Morocco

Merzouga, Morocco

Outside this tiny village in the Sahara Desert in Morocco is a set of sand dunes that reach up to 150 meters called Erg Chebbi. Marvel at the sunrise over the dunes, and then head out on a camel safari, -- the best way to experience the dunes. 960 1280

Saida Shigapova, Shutterstock.com  

Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech has some 18 souks, or markets, that sell everything from traditional Berber carpets to modern electronics. Just remember to bargain; haggling is still a very important practice in the souks. 960 1280

The Visual Explorer, Shutterstock.com  

Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech, Morocco

Situated near the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, Marrakech is divided into two parts. The Medina is the historic part of the city, full of character and intricately connected alleyways stuffed with vendors and stalls. The newer European district known as Gueliz is home to modern restaurants, fast food chains and big box stores. 960 1280

Maurizio De Mattei, Shutterstock.com  

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