Focus your visit to Spain around the the Green Coast and the Pyrenees of Spain.
Visit Madrid, Capital of Spain since 1562, Madrid's museums host, among others, Dalís, Mirós and Picasso's Guernica. Madrid is a city of great contrasts: the Old City, the Madrid of the Hapsburgs, the Royal Palace, the Puerta de Alcala, the Retiro Park. At night, the city changes gears with its famous Madrid nightlife. The city's endless energy is hard to resist, and its sociable style invites you to jump right in.
Then proceed for an enchanting stay at one of the Paradors in the Region of Green Coast.The North Coast of Spain stretches west into Galicia and east into the Basque Country and Catalonia. Go in either direction for wonderful regional cooking, lush pastures, golden beaches, ancient towns and soaring peaks. It is a land washed by the waters of the Cantabrian Sea and offers some of the most breathtaking views; and quiet coves, surrounded by magical settings. Where Cantabria meets Asturias and Castilla y León is the 300-square-mile Parque Nacional Picos de Europa with 3 major massifs and several peaks in excess of 2,000m.
CHOOSE FROM THE FOLLOWING PARADORS AROUND THE NORTH COAST :ARGOMANIZ - 4 stars
A magnificent renaissance palace, Situated in a splendid Renaissance palace, this Parador overlooks the beautiful plains of Alava and the Gorbea Mountain.
406 miles from Santiago de Compostela
CANGAS DE ONIS - 4 stars
A 12th Century Monastery which was declared a National Monument in 1907. Set on the green banks of the River Sella, this jewel is reflected in the waters below with The magnificent Picos de Europa setting frames the backdrop.
253 miles from Santiago de Compostela
FUENTE DE - 3 stars
A modern mountain hotel, surrounded by the towering Picos de Europa, forests and hillsides, in a county dotted with attractive mountain villages.
304 miles from Santiago de Compostela
GIJON - 4 stars
A century-old mill located in Isabel la Católica Park, one of the city of Gijón?s most beautiful spots.
202 miles from Santiago de Compostela
HONDARRIBIA - 4 stars
A 10th century castle. The building still retains the appearance and atmosphere of an original medieval fortress and provides a magnificent backdrop to the costal location.
435 miles from Santiago de Compostela
LIMPIAS - 4 stars
20th century palace was the summer headquarters of the Council of Alfonso XIII, surrounded by 5 hectares of park land. The park contains many specimen trees. The most important are the hundred year old laurels which have been designated World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
330 miles from Santiago de Compostela
SANTILLANA DEL MAR - 3 stars
Cantabrian Manor House in Santillana del Mar, a town declared a National Monument, whose origins go back to the 7th century.
293 miles from Santiago de Compostela
SANTILLANA GIL BLAS - 4 stars
17th - 18th Century Stately Home, in the square of Santillana del Mar, a town declared a National Monument, whose origins go back to the 7th century.
293 miles from Santiago de Compostela
Then continue to the Pyrenees Region:From the Cantabrian Sea to the Mediterranean, the Pyrenees mountain chain rises like an immense natural barrier between Spain and the rest of the continent. Its dominions extend along 450 kilometers of peaks reaching 3000 meters high, leafy valleys and picturesque centuries-old towns and villages. A meeting point for a variety of cultures and gateway to the Route to Santiago, the Pyrenees have countless treasures waiting to be discovered in each of the autonomous regions which share them: Navarre, Aragon and Catalonia.
CHOOSE FROM THE FOLLOWING PARADORS AROUND THE PYRENEES MOUNTAINS :ARTIES - 4 stars
Charming enclave in the Pyrenees, located in Val D?Arán, only 7 km. from Baqueira, amongst the Catalan Pyrenees. The landscape's main features can be seen from the Parador and they include forests, winter snow-capped mountains, and summertime greenery..
201 miles from Barcelona
BIELSA - 3 stars
Pyrenean enclave at the foot of Monte Perdido National Park. It was declared to be a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997. The fresh Pyrenean air, the clean waters of the river Cinca or the tradition of the Nuestra Señora de Pineta roman hermitage, will leave you feeling healthy, relaxed and calm.
233 miles from Barcelona
LA SEU DE URGEL - 3 stars
Cloister replete with vegetation. In the interior are the ancient Renaissance cloister and a pleasant covered swimming pool. It is located alongside the Romanesque cathedral of La Seu d'Urgell towers the Hotel, in a monumental and natural setting.
112 miles from Barcelona
SOS DEL REY CATOLICO - 4 stars
Noble Building in Aragonese style. Nature and history entwine in the town of Sos del Rey Católico, a protected historic and artistic site. Its medieval streets are remarkably well preserved, in a walled town with seven gates, evoking the times of kings and conquests, nobles and prosperity.
257 miles from Barcelona
VIELHA - 4 stars
Modern mountain hotel In the Catalan Pyrenees, with a spa on site in an area of unparalleled beauty, the Arán valley, of green and white landscapes beneath the radiant light of the Pyrenees of Lleida. Ideal for skiers, ramblers and nature-lovers, the hotel?s rooms offer unbeatable views of the mountains, even more spectacular from the circular glazed restaurant.
196 miles from Barcelona
And end with a visit to Barcelona, always on the biting edge of fashion, architecture, food, style, music and good times. Barcelona is one of the most dynamic and exciting cities on the western Mediterranean seaboard. Walk its narrow streets and wonderful plazas and discover its magic: stalls full of books, birds and flowers. Explore its new modern squares, designed by leading artists such as Miró and Barceló and every visitor will understand how Barcelona has been transformed into one of the most moderns and active cities in Europe.
Green Coast and Pyrenees with Paradores
Visit Madrid, the Green Coast and the Pyrenees and end in Barcelona, staying at your choices of enchanting Paradores in the Green Coast and Pyrenees.
Barcelona (119) Madrid (129) Spain (221)
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