Holidaying in Spain and France with Priyanka Chopra

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Priyanka Chopra recently holidayed in France and Spain and shared some stunning stills on Instagram. She is in Paris for the 'Global Citizen Live' event. Priyanka has been busy with her show 'Citadel' recently. Meanwhile, she flew to Paris from London and posted a picture of herself in front of the Eiffel Tower wearing a charming blue dress.

Priyanka has also posted pictures of the beach on the east coast of Spain, from the port city of Valencia. There is another picture of her wearing blue shorts and a t-shirt. She also shared pictures of scuba diving in the Mediterranean Sea. Priyanka went diving with her mother Madhu Chopra and her brother-in-law Franklin Nathaniel Jonas and colleagues.

Apart from enjoying the sights on the go, most of the tourists love to know about the history behind a place. The joy of seeing firsthand what you read is something else. Spain is one such place. Spain is also a country where travel can a delight with proper planning.

This diving is located in the Spanish coastal city of Villajoosa. The place is very popular among tourists and is also famous for its delicious chocolates. The Gothic Catholic Church and the Royal Palm Casino are some of the popular tourist attractions of the place.

Apart from enjoying the sights on the go, most of the tourists love to be able to see and know the fascinating things. The joy of seeing firsthand what you read is something else. Spain is one such place. Spain is also a country where travel can be reduced with proper planning.

Spain is a dream travel destination for many. Although Spain may conjure up images of sun, sand, siestas, and sangria, there’s beautiful green spaces, mountain villages, and architecturally beautiful cities as well.

12 stunning cities and monuments you must visit if you are in Spain
Galicia: When you think of Spain, you are likely think of dry landscapes and beaches on the Mediterranean, but the northwest region of Galicia is green and wet. The Celtic feel doesn’t end with lush landscapes either, since Galicia is full of myths and legends. For example, the Romans considered the western Cape Finisterre cliffs to be the end of the world. Explore the wilder reaches by visiting the Cies Islands, an archipelago and nature reserve that is part of the Atlantic Islands of Galicia National Park. With more than 1500 km of coastline, not everything in Galicia are wonderful beaches, cliffs like those of the Death Coast, and islands that come out, year after year, named among the best in the world. Galicia is much more. There are rivers and waterfalls, mountains – even a ski resort! – and starry skies like those of the Starlight destination, Trevinca.

Barcelona: The second largest city in the country is an eternal favourite with visitors, thanks to the stunning Mediterranean location, famous architecture, and cosmopolitan ambience. Some of the city’s highlights include the architecture of Anthony Gaudi like the unfinished Sagrada Familia, Casa Mila, Casa Batllo and the beautiful Park Guell. Barcelona is very proud of its art nouveau history and creations. And this is evident when you search for Barcelona and the images of Sagrada Familia pops up. Make the trip up to Mount Tibidabo for sparkling views across the city and the sea beyond. Rollercoaster fans, visit the Tibidabo Amusement Park, which opened in 1905. The mountain is also a great place for you to cycle or hike. The Gothic quarter with Roman ruins (of what is left) will not disappoint you. You should set aside a day for the Gothic Quarter, Las Ramblas, endless food stall hopping at the La Boqueria and take a stroll along the Port Vell.

The Royal Palace Madrid: Madrid is home to one of the most impressive royal pаlасеѕ іn Eurоре and should be on your must visit places in Spain. Located in the heart of Spain’s capital city, it boasts over 2000 luxuriously decorated rооmѕ, 50 of which are open to the public. The palace іѕ ѕtіll used fоr head of ѕtаtе vіѕіtѕ аnd оthеr important сеrеmоnіеѕ. The impressive structure was built еntіrеlу оf granite and ѕtоnе frоm the nearby Sіеrrа dе Guаdаrrаmа mountain range. It is open to the public seven days a week from 10 am to 6 pm during the winter months and stays open until 8 pm in the summer months.

Bilbao: In stark difference from other Spanish cities, Bilbao stands out for its modern architecture. Part of the Basque region, the city sits on the banks of the Nervión River that flows into the Bay of Biscay, and it offers a warm holiday destination that blends a Spanish way of life with a strong regional twist. This old port city’s claim to fame is the Guggenheim Museum, which is a colossal titanium structure that houses some spectacular modern art. Don’t forget to try a plate of pintxos (Pintxos are small finger foods served at bars and taverns throughout the Basque Country. They are quintessential Basque and form the backbone of the local food culture) with your drink while you are in Bilbao and take a river cruise to make a journey through the history of the city;. This is among the prettiest cities in Spain.

Córdoba: Córdoba, in Andalucia, was once the most important city in Europe and is still one of the best cities to see in Spain. It was a centre of learning for Moorish, Christian, and Jewish scholars, and all this history has left its mark on the city today. The main attraction in Córdoba is its utterly beautiful and unique Mezquita-Cathedral. This building was originally a mosque which was later turned into a cathedral. Inside and out the two architectural styles have been mixed to a stunning effect. The candy cane stripes of the arches inside are unforgettable. Other picturesque historic attractions in Cordoba include the Roman bridge and the Alcazar of Christian Kings. But you can also spend a very pleasant afternoon just strolling through the whitewashed streets of the old Jewish quarter and looking at the flower displays on patios of private homes. Córdoba is an easy journey from Seville or Malaga.

Seville Cathedral: Seville is a great place to visit almost any time of the year and one of its star attractions is the Santa Maria de la Sede Cathedral, the largest Gothic cathedral in the world and recognised as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Seville Cathedral is an imposing sight, located in the heart of the city just a few minutes’ walk from the Guadalquivir River. The construction lasted for well over a century, the idea of city elders at the time was to “to build the grandest and most magnificent Cathedral that people will think us mad”. The stunning central Nave rises well over 40 meters and is flanked by 80 side chapels. The Basilica was built on the site of the Aljama mosque from the Moorish dynasty which dates back to the 12th century.

Valencia: Believed to be the birthplace of Paella, Valencia beautifully fuses contemporaneity with the archaic. The structure that draws most people is the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences. There are many areas in the city dedicated to sports which are idyllically surrounded by trees and plants. The beach, of course, is an added attraction. This is one of the most popular Spain cities. Paella is a classic Spanish rice dish made with rice, saffron, vegetables, chicken, and seafood cooked and served in one pan.

The Great Mosque of Cordoba: The charming Andalucian city of Cordoba is most famous for the impressive Mezquita Mosque-Cathedral located in the heart of the city. The great Arab Mosque dates back to 784 A.D, becoming a World Heritage site in 1984. Cordoba was founded by the Romans in the 2nd Century and became one of the most important cities under the rule of emperor Augustus, the cities great era though came in the 8th century when it was conquered by the Moors. Apart from the Great Mosque Cordoba is full of interesting places to visit including the famously decorated garden patios, the Zoco craft market, Casa Andalusi, the Jewish quarter, or the banks of the Guadalquivir River.

Huesca: Huesca is a charming city in the Aragon region, very close to the Pyrenees. Apart from the regular dose of old churches and castles, this city is also known for its musical activities. El 21 is considered to be amongst the country’s best concert venues. While there, do not forget to taste the Somontano wines and Pollo al chilindron (a chicken and peppers dish). The Fiesta Mayor is also a colourful festival to watch out for. This is one of the most interesting cities in Spain.

Ronda: At the very heart of the Serrania de Ronda, sits Ronda; a beautiful location surrounded by lively river valleys with a population of around 35,000 people. Ronda is one of the best and most popular places to explore in Spain. Likely because of its closeness to Malaga, which is a popular holiday destination for young adults. The city itself is the third most visited city in Andalucia and offers many exciting sights. The Puente Neuvo bridge took 42 years to build and joins the old Moorish town and the newer El Mercadillo parts of the city. Along with the deep gorge it spans, it’s Ronda’s most famous landmark and is the perfect adventure for exploring holidaymakers.

The Sagrada Familia: The outstanding Sagrada Familia Basilica located in the city of Barcelona remains the most visited attraction in Spain and is arguably the best place to visit in Spain. A world heritage site, the Sagrada Familia attracts over three million visitors each year. It is one of the most popular single attractions in the world. This stunning Gothic structure mesmerizes its visitors with its sheer beauty and highly unique architecture, which is a combination of Gothic and modern. Visitors are able to gain access to different parts of the church including a museum, shop, nave, crypt and towers.

Logrono: This lovely Spanish city has been, historically, a pilgrimage stopover in the journey to the tomb of St James in Santiago de Compostela and definitely comes in the list of must see cities in Spain. It is renowned for its delectable Spanish cuisine (sampled in the Tapas tasting streets) and the famous Spanish Rioja Wine.


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