Senior Travel to Spain

Apr 13th, 2010 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

VCARIOUS Europe Travel Guide with 46 destinations for seniors to visit is a good generic travel planning site. Each country is given one short paragraph and invites seniors to explore a particular country. Let’s chose Spain.

Spain is a leisurely, exciting and sunny country on the Iberian Peninsula. Between the running of the bulls in Pamplona, the twisted Guggenheim museum in Bilbao, the legendary nightlife and leisurely siestas, Spain is a favorite with backpackers. On any trip check out Madrid: a cosmopolitan city with all the art and history that entails and an explosion of bold new architecture. Maps and photos follow including an overall recommendation for scenery and popularity. It is an nice site for making plans for a visit.

Just Spain is a super site for destinations, guides, suggestions on what to do, culture and travel information including photos, maps, and Spain Car Hire | Spain Destinations | Spanish in Spain | Spain Trips | Hotels in Spain.

Traveling in Spain notes…”Sometimes I’m asked what Spanish sites are not to be missed in a visit to Spain, to which I normally respond: the Alhambra in Granada, the Mezquita in Cordoba, etc. Funny thing is, some of the Spanish places I have the fondest memories of are not on my ‘must see list.’” My wife and I loved the World Heritage Sites and there are many. Anywhere in the world where these UNESCO sites are quoted, put a visit high on your list of things to visit as they are very special. You will rarely be disappointed.

The UNESCO site offers another similar list. Here you will note that there is a wide variety of sites to visit. Renting a car is a good idea. Start in Madrid. We headed south to the coast and then along the Mediterranean to Gibraltar that is controlled by the British. We easily crossed over the border with our rental car and spent the night but in coming back we were held up at the border for nearly an hour. You see, Spain wants Gibraltar back from the British. I highly recommend the visit; they speak English there.

The SPANISH GROUP OF WORLD HERITAGE CITIES is made up of eight monumental centers – Ávila, Cáceres, Córdoba, Cuenca, Salamanca , Santiago de Compostela, Segovia and Toledo. Check out a few of these places. You might just fall in love with a few of them as we did.    jeb



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