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Located on the Iberian Peninsula, Spain is a European country bounded by the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. This marvelous country ranks among the top three most visited destinations worldwide thanks to its perfectly situated presence. Having been a cradle of many civilizations throughout its history dating back to the 1100 B.C., Spain is under the influence of different climatic zones by its vast lands. It therefore is flooded by tourists at all seasons all year round. Note that the convenient weather conditions are not the only reason behind the country’s extreme popularity; Spain succeeds in appealing to the travellers of every style. Those wishing to enjoy a peaceful holiday full of sea, sand and sun prefer the southern Spain; whereas the capital Madrid remains as the first choice of the history and culture fanciers. Offering both the sea and cultural vacation for its guests, Barcelona, on the other hand, shines out as one of the most enchanting destinations worldwide.
Take a look at the flights to Spain by Turkish Airlines now to see the interaction between the cultures this magnificent country has hosted throughout its history, experience its enthralling nature and enjoy the utterly entertaining atmosphere with the companionable people.
Turkish Airlines flights to Spain from Istanbul Airport (IST) take between three hours and a half and five hours in average. The points of arrival in direct flights are Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN), Bilbao Airport (BIO), Madrid Barajas International Airport (MAD), Malaga Costa Del Sol Airport (AGP) or Valencia Airport (VLC). Passengers wishing to reach other destinations should take a connecting flight over Madrid or Barcelona. Note that the duration of journeys in connecting flights may vary by the layover.
Serving to 50 million passengers in average annually, Madrid Barajas International Airport (MAD) is the busiest airport in the country. Madrid is followed by Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN) with a capacity of nearly 44 million passengers per year. Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI) in Balearic Islands is the third busiest airport with the annual number of 26 million passengers. Malaga Costa Del Sol Airport (AGP) serves as the fourth busiest, reaching the number of 16 million passengers in a year, which is followed by Alicante Elche Airport (ALC) with 12 million passengers.
Events taking place at many cities, particularly at the administrative capital Madrid and the capital of entertainment Barcelona, arouse international interest and greatly contribute to the air traffic in the country. As one of the national events of Spain, Bullfights are held in Madrid every year in May, with a huge participation from visitors all over the world. San Isidro Festival, which is held in November, and the King’s Fest in August are other remarkable events organized in the capital Madrid. La Mercè, the city festival of Barcelona which has been celebrated since 1871, turns the streets into carnival in September every year. Moreover, Flower Festival in April and Festival de Sant Joan in June, together with the Live Music Week held in August are the other attention-grabbing events taking place in Barcelona. Jazz Festival held in San Sebastian in July and the Film Festival in September are regarded among the most notable culture and art festivals worldwide. The event La Tomatina which is organized in Valencia in August colors up the entire city where thousands of people pour into streets and get involved in a tomato fight. The running of the bulls’ event taking place in Pamplona offers funny moments, as another crowd-pulling organization held in the country.
The capital Madrid with a population of three million inhabitants is one of the first stops in Spain visits. The city’s main square, Puerto Del Sol is amongst the top popular spots with its everlasting energy. Madrid hosts the world’s remarkable museums as well, including but not limited to the Prado Museum, Museo Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and therefore always remains as the favorite of art lovers. Rio Park right in the heart of the city promises tranquil moments to its guests in a pleasant atmosphere. Book your flight to Madrid now to get started exploring this captivating city which always has more to offer.
As the second largest city in Spain, Barcelona is always in high touristic demand. Often cited as the City of Gaudi, Barcelona is extremely appealing especially with its La Sagrada Familia. Gaudi’s impressive touches are not only visible in this tremendous church; you may encounter the famous architect’s works of art all over the city in Güell Park, Casa Battlo and Casa Mila. Moreover, Picasso Museum and Joan Miro Museum gather together the most significant works of the two notable artists who both put their stamp on history of art. Make sure to visit during your stay the Montjuic Hill, which you can reach via cable car, offering a total breathtaking panoramic view of the city, as well as the official stadium and museum of Barcelona’s football club Camp Nou and the La Rambla Street which is vivacious all day long.
The enjoyable port town Bilbao is another destination flooded by visitors all year round. Hosting the famous museum Guggenheim, this lovely city welcomes a large number of art lovers every year. Surrounded by admirable mandarin trees, Valencia, on the other hand, is another favorite Spanish city, which is ideal for both historical and cultural tours by its modern lifestyle between the fascinating historic details. Old Town district El Carmen, Torres de Serranos and Valencia Cathedral are a few of the must-see spots in the city.
Andalusia region is the first choice of those looking for a more entertaining holiday. Sevilla, as the capital of flamenco, Granada, globally known for its gorgeous Alhambra Palace remaining from the Umayyad Dynasty, together with Malaga, a splendid port town situated on the beautiful Costa del Sol, Cadiz, adjacent to Portugal border and Cordoba, a significant center of science in Umayyad Dynasty, are all worth-seeing remarkable destinations during your visit to Andalusia.
Rather than visiting a single destination, it would be best to see the country’s attractive culture by transporting between cities to enjoy the utterly stunning details in each town. It is possible to set a travel plan using the domestic flights, railway or bus services to see the remarkable tourist attractions in Spain. In addition, if you are interested in a private transport, you may also consider the car rental options to save time for seeing as many spots as you can in this dreamy country.