Northern Spain Gems

Romantic
Romantic
14 - 21
days

Travel from Madrid to Barcelona through beautiful Northen Spain, see the religious landmarks in Santiago de Compostella, then travel along the Spanish coast all the way to Bilbao with its inspiring museums and unique culture

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  • Great FoodGreat Food
  • Historic PlacesHistoric Places
  • Night LifeNight Life
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Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Madrid, Spain

  • 2

    Segovia, Spain

  • 3

    Salamanca, Spain

  • 4

    Leon, Spain

  • 5

    Santiago de Composte, Spain

  • 6

    Oviedo, Spain

  • 7

    Bilbao, Spain

  • 8

    Zaragoza, Spain

  • 9

    Barcelona, Spain

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Things to do in and around Madrid

  • Madrid
  • Edificio Villanueva
  • Madrid near Plaza Mayor
  • National Archaeological Museum of Spain, Madrid
  • Museo Reina Sofia
  • Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
  • Valle de los caidos
  • Palacio de cristal
  • Temple of Debod, Madrid
  • Estacion de Atocha (Atocha railway station)
  • Plaza Mayor
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  • segovia autumn sunset
  • SPAIN2013
  • Convent of Las Descalzas Reales
  • Madrid - Museo El Prado
  • Madrid 454 Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
  • Consuegra
  • Avila, Spain-30
  • Palacio de Cristal
  • 20100130-IMG_2047
  • A fight!
  • El Río Jerte en El Rebollar / The River Jerte in El Rebollar
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Madrid

Spain, Community of Madrid region

CultureFoodNight lifeHistoric3 nightsSat. May 11 - Tue. May 14

Madrid is where ancient and old meet modern and cosmopolitan, where sightseeing, dancing, and shopping go hand in hand.

Madrid is the capital of Spain and its largest city. As the capital city of Spain, seat of government, and residence of the Spanish monarch, Madrid is also the political, economic and cultural center of Spain. While Madrid possesses a modern infrastructure, it has preserved the look and feel of many of its historic neighborhoods and streets. Its landmarks include the Royal Palace of Madrid; the Royal Theater with its restored 1850 Opera House; the Buen Retiro park, founded in 1631; the 19th-century National Library building containing some of Spain's historical archives; a large number of National museums, and the Golden Triangle of Art, located along the Paseo del Prado.
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Things to do in and around Segovia

  • segovia autumn sunset
  • Façade méridionale, palais royal de La Granja de San Ildefonso, province de Ségovie, Castille-Leon, Espagne.
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  • El Alcazar, Segovia
  • Segovia Cathedral
  • Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
  • Madrid
  • What have the Romans ever done for us? 2
  • Plaza Medina del Campo
  • Segovia_City Tour-0643(Romaness Church)
  • Valle de los caidos
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Segovia

Spain, Castile and Leon region

Small townsHistoricCultureFoodNight life1 nightTue. May 14 - Wed. May 15

Segovia has an illustrious past dating to Roman times, only rivaled by the beauty of the landscape surrounding it.

Segovia is a city in the region of Castile and Leon, Spain. In 1985 the old city of Segovia and its Aqueduct were declared World Heritage by UNESCO. In 1985 the old city of Segovia and its Aqueduct were declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. The old city contains a multitude of historic buildings both civil and religious, including a large number of buildings of Jewish origin, notably within the old Jewish Quarter. One of the most historically important Jewish sites is the Jewish cemetery, El Pinarillo. Among the most important monuments in the city is the Aqueduct of Segovia, located in Plaza del Azoguejo, it is the defining historical feature of the city, dating from the late 1st or early 2nd century CE.
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Things to do in and around Salamanca

  • salamanca bird view
  • Salamanca street 2
  • Plaza mayor
  • La Catedral Vieja de Salamanca
  • Old and New Cathedrals / Catedrales Vieja y Nueva, Salamanca
  • Las Hurdes - Meandro III
  • La Peña de Francia
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  • Casa de las conchas (2)
  • Cvto de las Duenas
  • san Esteban de Salamanca
  • La iglesia visigoda de San Pedro de la Nave
   
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Salamanca

Spain, Castile and Leon region

HistoricCultureFoodSmall townsNight life1 nightWed. May 15 - Thu. May 16

The historical richness of Salamanca's architecture has earned it a status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Salamanca is a city in northwestern Spain, the capital of the Province of Salamanca in the community of Castile and Leon. Its Old City was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. It is one of the most important university cities in Spain. Salamanca attracts thousands of international students, generating a diverse environment. The University of Salamanca, which was founded in 1218, is the oldest university in Spain and the fourth oldest western university.
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Things to do in and around Leon

  • Luz vespertina
  • 20060311 3630 Las dos primeras
  • 339/365 San Marcos de León
  • Catedral de León
  • Plaza Mayor, León
  • Panorama de los Picos de Europa
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  • Entrada Basílica
  • Mar de Nubes
  • Cares gorges
  • Tresviso
  • OSEJA DE SAJAMBRE
   
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Leon

Spain, Castile and Leon region

CultureFoodHistoricNight lifeSmall towns2 nightsThu. May 16 - Sat. May 18

Founded in the 1C BC, Leon is an elegant city of masterful architecture, generous parks, and friendly residents.

Leon is a city located in the northwest of Spain. Leon's historical and architectural heritage, as well as the numerous festivals hosted throughout the year and its location on the Camino de Santiago, which is ranked as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, make it a destination of both domestic and international tourism. Some of the city's most prominent historical buildings are the Cathedral, the finest example of French-style classic Gothic architecture in Spain, the Basilica of San Isidoro, one of the most important Romanesque churches in Spain, the Monastery of San Marcos, a prime example of plateresque and Renaissance Spanish architecture, and the Casa Botines, a Modernist creation of the architect Antoni Gaudí.
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Things to do in and around Santiago de Compostela

  • Santiago de Compostela
  • Plaza de las Platerias en Santiago de Compostela
  • Pazo de Raxoi, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia
  • Plaza de la Quintana, Santiago de Compostela
  • 004795 - Santiago de Compostela
  • Ría de Muros-Noia desde o Enxa
  • Playa de Rodas
  • Cathedral
  • Equilibrios.
  • Fue un día de conocer. Vigo
  • PLAYA DE ARNELES. HIO. CANGAS
  • Mirador de cotorredondo
   
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Santiago de Compostela

Spain, Galicia region

CultureHistoricSmall townsFoodNight life2 nightsSat. May 18 - Mon. May 20

The capital of Galicia, this town was established as part of a pilgrimage route in the 9C, engendering its rich history.

Santiago de Compostela is the capital of the autonomous community of Galicia in northwestern Spain. The city has its origin in the shrine of Saint James the Great, now the city's cathedral, as destination of the Way of St. James, a leading Catholic pilgrimage route originated in the 9th century. In 1985 the city's Old Town was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Things to do in and around Oviedo

  • Mañana de domingo II
  • Oviedo
  • San Salvador cathedral
  • Sta. Maria del Naranco I
  • Main Frieze, Dipylon Amphora, c. 755-750 B.C.E.
  • Panorama de los Picos de Europa
  • Cabo Peñas.
  • I Bienal Internacional de la Pintura al Pastel
  • San Julián de los Prados - Vista general
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  • Cares gorges
   
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Oviedo

Spain, Asturias region

CultureHistoric1 nightMon. May 20 - Tue. May 21

Founded in the 8C, this city shows off its historical past along with a relaxed and modern atmosphere.

Oviedo is the capital city of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain. Oviedo contains a very rich architectural history, with many buildings dating back to the early medieval period. Many of the building projects were undertaken during Alfonso II`s (791-842) reign and Ramiro I`s (842-850) reign.
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Things to do in and around Bilbao

  • Bilbao
  • Museo Guggenheim Bilbao (Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao)
  • Bilbao
  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • Vizcaya Bridge
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  • Multicoloured herd
  • Bilbao, museo marítimo
  • Museo Diocesano de Arte Sacro de Bilbao
  • Euskal Museoa, Unamuno enparantzan
  • San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
  • Donostia - San Sebastián
  • Antiguo parador
  • Guernica - mountain view
  • Cave Paintings
  • Gasteiz from above
   
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Bilbao

Spain, Basque Country region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life3 nightsTue. May 21 - Fri. May 24

Bilbao is an interesting city with a strong culture of art and architecture, as well as numerous museums on a variety of themes.

Bilbao is a municipality and city in Spain, in the autonomous community of the Basque Country.

Since its foundation in the early 14th century, Bilbao was a commercial hub that enjoyed significant importance. Nowadays, Bilbao is a vigorous service city that is experiencing an ongoing social, economic, and aesthetic revitalisation process, started by the iconic Bilbao Guggenheim Museum. Bilbao's buildings display a variety of architectural styles, ranging from gothic to contemporary architecture. The Old Town features many of the oldest buildings in the city, as the St. James' Cathedral or the Church of San Anton.

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Things to do in and around Zaragoza

  • Up from the highest tower
  • Zaragoza
  • The Basilica, Zaragoza
  • Aljaferia
  • The Cloisters, 02.01.14
  • LOS MALLOS DE RIGLOS-HUESCA
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  • Hacia el museo Ibercaja Camón Aznar
  • Seo.
  • saltos de agua
  • 206espagne
   
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Zaragoza

Spain, Aragon region

CultureFood1 nightFri. May 24 - Sat. May 25

Zaragoza is currently experiencing a sort of "Renaissance," as the rest of the world is discovering its many attributes.

Zaragoza is the capital city of the Zaragoza province and of the autonomous community of Aragon, Spain. It is situated on the Ebro river, near the center of the region, in a valley with a variety of landscapes, ranging from desert to thick forest, meadows and mountains. The city is famous for its folklore, local gastronomy, and landmarks such as the Basilica del Pilar, La Seo Cathedral and the Aljaferia Palace. Together with La Seo and the Aljaferia, several other buildings form part of the Mudejar Architecture of Aragon which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Fiestas del Pilar are among the most celebrated festivals in Spain.
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Things to do in and around Barcelona

  • Barcelona
  • Sagrada Familia
  • Barri Gòtic
  • Park Guell
  • Street
  • El petit Meteora català / Our own little Meteora in Catalonia
  • Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
  • Terraces in Raval
  • 2011 Barcelona
  • 3 - Passeig de Gracia 2 Houses
  • La Rambla
  • Cardona mines
  • Monasterio de Montserrat
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  • Getxo at night
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  • Barcelona Beach
  • La Sierra de Montserrat
  • Sitges, Spain
  • Palau Nacional, Barcelona
  • Interior - Palau de la Musica de Catalana
  • Casa Milá (La Pedrera)
  • Barcelona Cathedral
  • Monasterio de Vallbona de les Monges
  • Gala Dalí Castle House-Museum in Púbol
   
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Barcelona

Spain, Catalonia region

CultureFoodHistoricNight lifeBeaches3 nightsSat. May 25 - Tue. May 28

A vibrant metropolis set on the Mediterranean Sea, famed for its brilliant architecture, rich culture, and captivating history.

Barcelona is the capital city of the autonomous community of Catalonia in Spain, and the second largest city in the country. Barcelona has a rich cultural heritage and is today an important cultural center and a major tourist destination. Particularly renowned are the architectural works of Antoni Gaudi and Lluis Domenech i Montaner, which have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Barcelona is one of the world's leading tourist, economic, trade fair and cultural centers, and its influence in commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major global cities.
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