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Madrid: An Elegant Place to Visit

Madrid is the largest and capital city of Spain. Madrid is among one of those travel destinations that are truly blessed with some of beautiful places to visit as it contains a number of prestigious landmarks and attractions that will urge you to visit this beautiful city.

Parque Warner Madrid

Parque Warner Madrid was formerly known as Warner Bros Movie World. It is actually an amusement park that is spread over an area of 371 acres. This park has been divided into five themed sectors including some of the most exciting attractions like:

  • 3D Cinema
  • The Looney Tunes Express
  • Teacup ride
  • The Rio Bravo water ride
  • Wooden Roller Coaster

Some gift shops and restaurants also occupy this park. This park is especially popular among children as they can see their favorite cartoon characters wandering here and there in the park.

Faunia

Opened in May 2001, this nature park is spread over an area of 140000 square meters. The purpose of establishing this nature park is to show how animals and plants have become accustomed to world’s changing environment. Faunia is not just a park or zoo but a collection of themed conservatories as well. This park also boasts of having 4000 animals and 72000 trees and bushes. This park is educating more and more people with every passing day and is very helpful for kids in understanding the importance of protecting animals from abrupt changes in environment. Other things to see in the park include:

  • Hospital for animals
  • Lake
  • Dining spots
  • Lecture theatre
  • Nursery

Estacion de Atocha

This is a stylish but old railway station which was built in 1851 and was named as “Station of Noon”. A large part of this station was caught by fire and destroyed so it was rebuilt in iron. Now it has a marvelous structure and its building is said to be a masterpiece of work of art.  This is no longer a railway station but it has been transformed into a huge tropical garden which covers an area of 2000 square meters. This tropical garden contains 7000 plants and more than 400 species.

Plaza de Toros Monumental de Las Ventas

This bullring was opened in 1934 and it has been made using ceramic tiles and brickwork. A square faces the bullring having a statue of Jose Cubero who was a bullfighter. This statue has been made in memorial of Jose Cubero.

Retiro Park

Retiro Park is an oasis and a popular tourist attraction. This park contains boating lake and many magnificent fountains. That’s why a lot of people rush towards this park especially on Sundays. On Sundays, you can also see Punch and Judy shows, stalls selling candy floss and tarot card readers. There are also café bars in this park where you can enjoy listening to the talented musicians. In short, a visit to this park is quite relaxing and enjoyable.

Some of the top most attractions have been described above so if you ever have a chance to go to Madrid, don’t forget to visit these places.

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Top Attractions in Barcelona

Barcelona is the second largest city of Spain and one of the most popular tourist attractions all over the world. It is full of attractions that fill heart of tourists with pleasure and satisfaction. Are you interested to know more about Barcelona? Yes!!!! Here I am going to describe some of top travel destinations in Barcelona.

La Rambla

Located in central Barcelona, La Rambla is a popular street that attracts both locals and tourists. Middle part of Rambla is specified for pedestrians and is bordered with beautiful trees. Here you will find an abundance of street artists, kiosks and stalls of flowers, newspapers, birds and rabbits. As La Rambla remains crowded with tourists, so it is known as a worst street for pickpocketing as well as bag snatching. So when you visit La Rambla, beware of these pick-pockets.

Barcelona Zoo

Barcelona Zoo is located in city park and it is considered as one of the top zoos in Spain.  It has open enclosures that enable you to even touch the animals. This zoo also houses an infant zoo where kids are introduced to different animals. This zoo offers special displays of some reptiles like iguanas but the specialty of this zoo was albino gorilla named Snowflake. Other animals which you can see in this zoo are lions, insects, tropical birds, spiders and dolphins.

Barcelona Aquarium

Another popular attraction in Barcelona is its aquarium that houses 11000 marine animals of 450 different species. This aquarium houses in a transparent building and displays a collection of marine life from all over the world including sharks. This center is also featured with play area for kids.

Port Vell

Port Vell was actually an old port of Barcelona but currently it is a modern and classy place having a number of restaurants, shopping arcades, bars, Barcelona Aquarium and Imax cinema. Another thing which you can enjoy here is to take a boat cruise which will take you around harbor and along Port Olimpic. It is the same place where sailing events took place in 1992 Olympic Games.

Placa Catalunya

The Placa Catalunya is a main square in Barcelona and it is located in the Gothic quarter of this city. Many large and beautifully made buildings surround this magnificent square. Here you will also see two majestic and splendid sculptures.

These were some of the most important and popular travel destinations in Barcelona. If you ever visit this city, don’t forget to visit these places.

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