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If you are heading into Spain, then you need to see some of the main landmarks that the country offers.
From religious to historical landmarks, all done in countless styles and with constant innovation, you will find a lot of wonderful landmarks that you want to take a look at.
However, with countless different landmarks all over Spain, you may find yourself overwhelmed with all of these options.
So here are some of the must-see landmarks in Spain that every single tourist will need to check off their bucket list.
The fortress of Alhambra in Granada is a landmark with a story inside of it, where you have beautiful tree lined walkways and flowing streams, and countless wonderful buildings between the walls.
It was once a hub for Muslims in the West, and is a completely beautiful palace with the Courtyard of the Lions at its center.
You can find tickets to explore the Alhambra, especially if you like the Islamic history of Spain as well as Spanish Renaissance architecture.
It also ties into American history because the site was also the Royal Court of Ferdinand and Isabella, where Christopher Columbus began and got the royal endorsement for his mission to the Indies.
2. The Guggenheim Museum
Designed by master architect Frank Gehry in Bilbao, the Guggenheim Museum is a landmark in Bilbao Spain that can take your breath away the moment you look upon it.
It is built from titanium, glass, and limestone, and it also looks like a futuristic building around the more modern area of Spain.
It looks amazing from the outside, and inside you can get personal guided tours and guided tours of the architecture and also the artwork of the various people inside of the museum. If you love seeing new things, then going to the Guggenheim Museum is an experience you won’t regret.
3. Alcazar Fortress
Spain can feel like a fairytale land if you catch the country at the right time, and why not top it off with a visit to a real live castle? Alcazar Fortress is one of the coolest landmarks in Spain, a castle that is built into a rock and looks down on the land below.
King Charles the Second founded the Royal College of Artillery at the fortress in 1764, and you can find an Artillery Museum in the fortress which is perfect if you love the long range aspect of war. Plus, Alcazar Fortress even has a few secret passages!
Learn Spanish Quickly and Easily
Even though Spain is a place where people speak English, are bilingual, or speak Spanglish, that is often in the tourist attraction areas. If you want to go into the less tourist-heavy areas of the country, you need to learn at least some basic Spanish.
Thankfully, it is pretty easy to learn a language no matter your age.
There are countless classes, online programs, and websites that help you learn the language progressively, just make sure to take your time and master the basics.
Even if you took Spanish in high school or college, you need to look back at the various basics of the Spanish language before you try to learn something new.
Remind yourself how conjugation works, how the sentences of Spanish are structured, and the different verbs and nouns and basic sentences and rules you need. Once you master the basics, you will find that that may be all you need for the trip.
But if you want to learn more about the language, you will find that building on the basics is going to help you get the advanced concepts of Spanish much quicker.
The next time you head to Spain, you might be able to speak at the level of a native, which can be a very helpful skill to have!
Have Fun On Your Trip!
Spain is a wonderful place, and this short article doesn’t do the country justice. Spain has a lot of landmarks, cultures, foods, and history that you can continue to explore over many trips.
So once you head to the three listed landmarks, enjoy the experience and then start locating some new landmarks that you can explore on your next trip to Spain.