The Canary Islands archipelago is located in the Atlantic Ocean. These seven volcanic island are known for their many beaches, historical sites and natural parks. Lanzarote is the easternmost island in the archipelago. This elongated island has reddish soil and beaches known for their winds, making the island a destination for surfers and windsurfers.
The city of Madrid is a large cultural city located in the center of Spain. The city has many art museums and markets where visitors will be able to try tapas. Explore the museums. There are many museums in the city center. The city’s three art museums, the Prado, the Reina Sofia and the Thyssen Bornemisza museums, are some of the city’s most visited places. These three museums form the Golden Triangle of Museums that is located a short walk away from the central train station of Atocha.
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The city of Barcelona is located in Catalonia, a region in northeastern Spain. The city is known for its architecture, its many markets and its historical landmarks. Explore Gaudí’s architecture. The Sagrada Familia cathedral is one of the city’s symbols. Designed by Gaudí, this unfinished cathedral has several facades, and each facade is decorated with many carved sculptures. The Nativity facade, facing east, has baroque styled sculptures of animals and plants. Visitors will be able to explore the cathedral’s interior, which has bony columns and sculpted statues, and climb up one of the cathedral’s towers, from where they will be able to enjoy views towards the city. In the centric Eixample district visitors will find two other buildings by Gaudí. Casa Batlló was built as a private residence. This building has a sandstone facade covered in trencadis, traditional colourful tiles. The facade is decorated with skull shaped balconies. A short walk away is La Pedrera, a large building known for its wavy stone facade. Visitors will be able to climb on the rooftop, which has chimneys in the shape of warriors and is known for its views towards the city.
Asia is a huge and diverse continent: from the snowy mountains of Nepal to the megacities of Tokyo, Beijing, Hong Kong and Singapore, the tropical jungles of Vietnam, the beach parties in Thailand, and the sparkling islands of Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, it can be overwhelming to plan your own itinerary. With so much to see and do, particularly if you have never been to Asia before, consider cruises to simplify the journey and mix your travel with indulgence.
Manila, the beautiful capital city of the Philippines, is home to a unique and spectacular architectural mix. Whether you’re a tourist with a casual interest or, like me, love architecture, Manila’s memorable built environment makes this city rich to explore. It might feel far away, but it’s possible to find cheap flights to Manila with a little sleuthing, particularly if you’re flying from elsewhere in Asia – it’s a popular spot for the region’s budget airlines. Here are the top 5 architectural highlights in Manila I feel you simply cannot miss during your visit.