The Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao is a museum of modern and contemporary art and was designed by Frank Gehry in 1997. It has been hailed as the most important structure of its time and is said to have changed the way people think about museums and continues to challenge people's assumptions about the connections between art, architecture and collecting.
Seville and its April Fair. The capital of Andalusia is the 4th largest city in Spain with three Heritage Sites: the Reales Alcázares palace, the Cathedral (containing the remains of Christopher Columbus) and the General Archive of the Indies. Visit in April and you'll be treated to the spectacle of the feria de abril, a week-long festival on the banks of the Guadalquivir river. Sevillanos of all ages, dressed in flamenco finery, stroll around or ride on horseback or in carriages along ‘streets' of colourful marquees. The party continues all night long: dancing the Sevillanas, drinking jerez (sherry) and manzanilla (chamomile) wine and eating tapas. Best of all: you can join in. www.expatica.com
Madrid is the financial and cultural hub for Spain and much of Southern Europe. Due to the length of time this area has been inhabited, there are plenty of historical sites to explore. Madrid is a huge city with an excellent array of bars, restaurants, clubs and entertainment. If you are a sports fan you can visit the Bernabéu stadium, which is the home of Real Madrid. For art lovers there is the Prado and Reina Sofia museums which house works from Goya, Velasquez, Picasso and Rubens.
Llanes is a coastal town which provides a constant stream of fiestas and festivals. This gives tourists the impression that Llanes is a year round celebration of food, fun and culture. For a more historical experience you may wish to visit the prehistoric caves or medieval ruins. You can also experience the sandy stretches of the traditional fishing port.
This destination will provide you with a true Spanish experience of the Costa Blanca which was originally a fishing town but has a fabulous town centre steeped in history with its blue domes 18th century church and picturesque alley ways. Enjoy the fantastic view which you can see if you are able to climb into the surrounding Cafali hills. There is something for everyone, including magnificent rocky coves to be explored by scuba enthusiasts. Restaurants include feasts of local seafood and you can complete your evening with a walk along the Benidorm promenade.