We've created yet another itinerary for you to enjoy this trip "Around the World" in its entirety! We're still exploring new landmarks together for the rest of the year, so grab your bags! Whether it's a place you've never heard of before, or one of the 7 Wonders of the World, we're going to find out together, and visit iconic destinations every month!
In this month of September, we're visiting the breathtaking country of Spain, a country known for bustling streets bursting with music, scents of fresh spices and flowers filling the air, exotic dances, and the absolute best food around - take a look at this lovely itinerary below!
1. Basilica la Sagrada Familia, Barcelona.
Otherwise known as the Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família, this gorgeous church is currently the largest unfinished Roman Catholic church. Designed by the architect Antoni Gaudí, his work is world renowned and is considered very sacred. Construction on this church began in March of 1882, and was not completed until many years later, in between interruptions during the Spanish Civil War. Gaudí devoted the remainder of his life to the project, and he is buried in the crypt. It's as much of a beautiful place to visit as it is very historical!
2. Magic Fountain of Montjuic, Catalonia.
The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc is a fountain located in the neighborhood of Barcelona/Catalonia, Spain. The fountain is situated below the Palau Nacional on the Montjuïc mountain and near the Plaça d'Espanya and Poble Espanyol de Barcelona. The fountain, like most of the surrounding developments, was constructed for the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition. The fountain sprays 700 gallons of water a second through 3620 jets to create its effect! You're in for a magnificent show when you come to the Magic Fountain!
3. Caminito del Rey, El Chorro.
El Caminito del Rey is a walkway pinned along the steep walls of a narrow gorge in El Chorro. The name derives from the original name of Camino del Rey, abbreviated locally to el caminito. The walkway had fallen into disrepair and was partially closed for over a decade. After four years of extensive repairs and renovations, it re-opened in 2015. It has been known in the past as the "world's most dangerous walkway." Expolrists & thrill seekers, this one's for you!
4. Park Guell, Barcelona.
Parc Güell is a privatized park system composed of gardens and architectural elements located on Carmel Hill, in Barcelona,, Spain. Carmel Hill belongs to the mountain range of Collserola – the Parc del Carmel is located on the northern face, so you'll definitely be able to swoon over amazing landscapes as you're peacefully walking through this park! Park Güell was designed with urbanization in mind by a familiar person we talked about earlier: Antoni Gaudí! The park was built from 1900 to 1914 and was officially opened as a public park in 1926. In 1984, UNESCO declared the park a World Heritage Site under "Works of Antoni Gaudí."
5. Mount Teide, Tenerife.
Teide, or Mount Teide, is a volcano on Tenerife in the Canary Islands, Spain. Its summit is the highest point in Spain and the highest point above sea level in the islands of the Atlantic - wow! Teide was formed just 170,000 years ago due to volcanic activity following a catastrophic landslide. This volcano is still active today, and is quite the gorgeous sight when those sunset colors glaze the peaks!
6. Ses Illetes, Formentera.
This out-of-a-magazine beach is a MUST SEE! Perhaps the most outstanding features of this beach are the calm, shallow, turquoise waters against the fine white sand. This beach is also a natural park, the surroundings are well cared for, with dune protection areas, access walkways and specific areas where you can park without causing an impact on the terrain. There are also various restaurants of different kinds to be found along these coasts. It is also an ideal beach for children, due to its safety and the different services available to visitors.
7. Folklores Sewing Shop, Madrid.
This clothing and fabric shop is a must-see for all of you sewing enthusiasts! Complete your look as you walk down the streets of Spain with a gorgeous new blouse or dress, or take something home with you to cherish those memories! Visit the website here: https://www.folklores.es/
As you can see, there is so much to be explored in this gorgeous country of Spain! Take some time out of your busy life, and visit this place in person someday. Adios & gracias for joining us on this "trip" to the amazing country of Spain!
Until next time!
-Maleea from Sallie Tomato