Are you a newly-wed and planning a honeymoon to Spain? If the answer is yes, then here you can find a lot of attractions. True that the love birds need privacy and want to stay in complete comfort and a cozy environment. Spain has so many hotels and honeymoon resorts to make your trip ideal. Here are the top 10 best Spanish places for newly married couples.
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10. Paseo de la Castellana
Paseo de la Castellana is called The Castilian’s Mall in English, while the locals also name it as La Castellana. It is a wide and very logn avenue of Madrid, named after an ancient fountain that was present in Plaza de Castilla. It starts at Plaza de Colón, passing through the Nuevos Ministerios, Plaza de Lima, Plaza de Cuzco, Plaza de Castilla, and ending close to the Nudo Norte (North Junction). It connects with the M-30 and the road to Colmenar Viejo. The Paseo de la Castellana is known to be one of the continuations of Paseo de Recoletos and Paseo del Prado, and the three avenues are present in the northern part of Madrid. It was a part of the project named Operación Chamartín, and was etended to the northen side of the city where big railway lines were present under the huge buildings. Various business centers and finance buildings are situated close to La Castellana including the ones that house AZCA, Puerta de Europa, and the CTBA. Not only this but also various embassies are located close to the Plaza de Colón and Plaza del Doctor Marañón. Here you can also find the Nuevos Ministerios complex, and the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. During 1981, the stretch of northern side was named Avenida del Generalísimo.
9. Plaza Cánovas del Castillo
The center of Plaza Cánovas de Castillo has been occupied by the Neptune Fountain (Juan Pascual de Mena; 1780). It can be differentiated by three major buildings named as the Cortes or Parliament, Hotel Palace, and the Neo-Classical palace of the Duque de Villahermosa. It is one of the major attractions of Madrid, marking the start of southern of the Paseo. It is featured with the Neo-Classical facades of the Prado, the railings, and greenery of the Botanic Gardens. These are present in the east of Paseo. The name of the Plaza de Canovas del Castillo was kept after a politician of 19th century, Antonio Canovas del Castillo, constituting the link of Prado and Recoletos rides. It is a big Salón del Prado of circle-shape, in the center lies Neptune Fountain which was brought during 1898. The street of Felipe IV is ending to Maria Cristina.
8. Plaza de Castilla and Kio Towers
Plaza de Castilla is a modern square. It is situated in the northern side of Madrid. Puerta de Europa, and Torres Kio, are two beautiful leaning towers of Spain. These stand on either sides of the plaza, having an estimated height of 114m and 26 floors. The construction of these towers was done during 1989 to 1996. The credit goes to the popular architects Philip Johnson and John Burgee who had originally provided the design of these towers. On the plaza, there is Obelisco de la Caja. It was erected here in 2010. Also the building has the José Calvo Sotelo marble monument that tracks its history back from 1960 and Cuatro Torres, which is one of the tallest skyscrapers of Spain, letting you view the northern side of Madrid. The road that leads to Cuatro Torres is considered to be one of the busiest and long rods of Madrid. Torres Puerta de Europa is also known as “Gateway to Europe Towers”, and has been constructed of twin towers inclined. These are named as KIO Towers and were constructed during 1996.
7. Puerta de Toledo
The Gate of Toledo, also known as Puerta de Toledo, is a gate situated in Madrid. It was declared Bien de Interés Cultural in 1996. It is about 20 metres tall, and was originally founded in 18th century. This is one of the most famous monumental gates of Madrid. Its construction was initiated in 1812 under the supervision of Joseph Bonaparte. About a year after, the French troops had withdrawn from Spain, so the project was handed by another person, and soon it was regarded as the site to receive Fernando VII. The monument has a central semicircular arch, two gates and a décor that has been formed by columns. Also, here there are several sculptures that feature the coat of arms. The gate was restored in 1995, and was used as the entrance to the capital from Andalucía. It has been founded in Neo-classical style. Some of the fantastic points close to this gate are the hotel like Almudena Cathedral and the Royal Palace.
6. Quevedo House Madrid
The Quevedo House is a place where Gómez de Quevedo y Villegas was born on September 17, 1580. It is situated in Madrid, Spain. Quevedo was a well known poet, and was regarded as the master satirist of Golden Age of Spain. His name is taken with pride in Spanish literature books. He was born to a rich family, and had a chance to study at the universities of Alcalá and Valladolid from 1596 to 1606. During his studies, Quevedo had gotten skills in multiple languages, and by the age of 23 he made himself recognized as a poet and writers. The senior contemporaries, Miguel de Cervantes and Lope de Vega, used to express their esteem for his works. Quevedo had much interest in politics. During the early 16th century, he became a counsellor to the Duke de Osuna, viceroy of Sicily and Naples. He is regarded as the finest writer o the Baroque era. His style was prominent by what we call conceptismo. It was present in stark, comparing the Góngora’s culteranismo.
5. Railway Museum
The Madrid Railway Museum (also known as Museo del Ferrocarril de Madrid) was opened for public in 1984. It is situated in the former station of ‘Delicias’. This is one of the best museums of Spain, having the marvelous monuments of industrial architecture that was inaugurated in 1880. The museum has collections of vehicles and railway-related exhibits that are depicting the historical values of Spain, connecting the history of transport to modern-day transportation systems. The museum conveys the historical values of the railway system of the country. It has the Railway History Archives and the Railway Library Consultation Rooms for the visitors to have clearer views. It lets you view a comprehensive collection fo vintage rolling stocks. The Central Hall has various collections of ancient locomotives and passenger coaches. Many of its monuments are over 150 years old. On both sides, its central area opens to exhibition rooms that give devotion to old station clocks, model railways, and models of railway infrastructure.
4. Royal Basilica of Our Lady of Atocha
The Royal Basilica of Our Lady of Atocha or Real Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Atocha is one of the most famous and large churches of Madrid. It is situated on Avenida de la Ciudad de Barcelona, 3. This is one of the three basilica churches of the city, the other two are the Our Father Jesús de Medinaceli and San Francisco el Grande. The building of this church has a rich history, and was originally referred to as a chapel, found in some high grasses of tocha during the times of the Reconquista. The old church was in disrepair. It was reconstructed during 1890 in a Neo-Byzantine style. The design was presented by Fernando Arbós y Tremanti. The church has been destructed during the Spanish Civil War and then underwent reconstruction in 1951. Close to is situated the Pantheon of Illustrious Men or Panteón de Hombres Ilustres of Madrid. It has the monuments of former president of the council of ministers, José Canalejas. The church also has several monuments of 19th century.
3. Real Fábrica de Tapices
The Royal Tapestry Factory (also known as Real Fábrica de Tapices de Santa Bárbara) is a manufacturing plant. It is found in Madrid, and its foundation was laid in 1720. The credit for founding this factory goes to Philip V. It was constructed after the loss of Spain’s Belgian territories, and tapestry workshops, due to the Peace of Utrecht. This project was a part of mercantilist initiatives, and had been initiated and completed during 18th century in Madrid. The purpose is to provide luxurious goods to the citizens at reasonable costs. The present look of the factory is the result of 19th century’s construction. It is still producing traditional tapestries and carpets. It was declared Bien de Interés Cultural in 2006. The famous painter Francisco Goya was commissioned for providing some marvelous and innovative designs for tapestries for hanging in the San Lorenzo de El Escorial and El Pardo palaces. The factory is also involved in the repairing of tapestries or rugs. The tourists can order a tapestry or carpet.
2. Royal Theater
Teatro Real (also known as Royal Theatre) or simply El Real is one of the major opera houses of Madrid. It was inaugurated on November 19, 1850. This theater was closed in 1925 and reopened in 1997. It has the space of over 1700 seats. Nowadays, the theater has become one of the best and great entertainment spots of Europe. Every season, various musical shows, stage performances, and dance shows are held here, involving various famous figures. Here guided tours are also offered in multiple languages. The Opera House is situated in front of the Palacio Real, and was the official residence of the Queen who had given orders to construct theatre, Isabel II, with Donizetti’s La Favorite. During 1863, Giuseppe Verdi had a visit to the theatre for the premiere of his La Forza del Destino. During 1925, the Ballets Russes of Diaghilev had given a performance with Nijinsky and Stravinsky.
1. Sala Alcala 31
La Sala Alcalá 31 is situated in Madrid. It aims to promote the contemporary creative values o the city. It has enough space for art exhibitions. In other words, we can call it a museum/place where you can go and enjoy the beautiful art collections. Also, there are many monuments present here that are of visual arts. These have been collected from many parts of the world, and some belong to local areas. There has been much focus on the diversity of languages in the solo and group exhibitions at Sala Alcala 31. There is an outstanding incorporation of new technologies in the form of artistic expression at this place. The remodeling had been done by the two famous architects, José Luis Iñiguez and Ignacio de las Casas.
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