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Avila

avila

 

 

 

Avila - the capital of the province of the same name in the autonomous region of Castile and Leon. Avila is located in 112km from the capital Spain at an altitude of 1128m above sea level.

Main attraction Avila is a two-kilometer, almost impregnable fortress wall with 86 towers and two and a half thousand niches for guards and archers, built of gray granite boulders.

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A Coruna

a coruna

 

 

A Coruna at one time was the capital of Galicia, and now the focus is on the development of fisheries and marine transportation. Here, on a peninsula, everything smelled of the sea. Symbol of LA Coruna - Roman lighthouse, the oldest operating lighthouse in Europe.
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Alicante

Alicante

 

 

Alicante - the capital of the province of the same name. Alicante is located in the heart of the Costa Blanca, on the virtual border between North and South beaches (Costa del Norte and the Costa del Sur).
It is a famous tourist center of the Costa Blanca. Alicante is a city in which architecture uniquely combines elements of Greek, Roman, Moorish, Gothic styles, Baroque and Art Nouveau.
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Albacete

Albacete

 

 

Albacete - a city located in the south-east of Spain. At 258km south-east of the capital. Albacete is part of the autonomous community of Castile-La Mancha. The population of 169,700 people (as of 2009).
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Alcala de Henares

Alcala de Henares

 

 

Alcala de Henares was granted city status in the 17th century, just after his appearance on the historical map of the Iberian peninsula in 1687 by order of Charles II, one of the oldest centers of culture, crafts and trade, located in the heart of Кастилии at the crossroads of ancient paths, finally got the right to call hail.
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Astorga

Astorga

 

 

In the city of Astorga can buy souvenirs, which are connected with the traditions and history of a small nation maragatos. Its origin is unknown, but according to one legend, maragatos - the descendants of the Berbers. Their main occupation for centuries remained breeding mules. Astorga - the main city maragatos, during the holidays, some people wear traditional costumes of the ancient people.
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Barcelona

Barcelona

 

 

Barcelona is the capital of the autonomous region of Catalonia. Which is located at the mouths of the rivers Besos and Lobregat, against the backdrop of the mountains of Montjuïc and Tibidabo. North of Barcelona lies a famous Costa Brava, which is recognized as one of the most visited regions of international tourism. In the south of the Costa del Garraf and Costa Dorada, near Tarragona.
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Valencia

Valencia

 

 

Valencia - the third largest city in Spain. Valencia is located at the mouth of the River Turia, where there was an ancient Greek colony Turis. After the expulsion of the Moors from Valencia along the coast locals began to build Christian churches and monasteries. Then in the 1262g was founded and the famous Cathedral of Valencia.
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Granada

Granada

 

 

Granada - a romantic city, the dream of poets. With extraordinary beautiful mountain scenery and snow-white peaks of Sierra Nevada, which are dazzling. Granada creates the feeling of a special world with its climate, light, dome of the sky and clean air. Granada spread out at the foot of the north-eastern slope of the Sierre Nevada on three hills that descend into the valley of the Genil River and its tributary Darro.
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Girona

Girona

 

 

Girona is located at the confluence of four rivers. One of these rivers - Onyar (Onyar), shares the historical and modern part of the city. The ancient part of the Catalan Girona retains traces the long history of this great city.
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Cadiz

Cadiz

 

 

Cadiz - and an important port city in southwestern Spain. Located in Andalusia on the banks of the Gulf of Cadizskogo Atlantic. The administrative center of the province of Cadiz (Cadiz). With a population of 137,900 people (1969). A major transport hub and industrial center of southern Spain.
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Madrid

Madrid

 

 

Madrid - the capital of the Spanish state. Located on the banks of the Manzanares River in the heart of the country. Because of this, it is well communicated with all the Spanish provinces. Historians agree that the word "Madrid" of Arab origin and the beginning of the city laid Arab Emir Mohamed I, who erected a fortress to protect against possible attempts by Christians to regain lost their possessions.
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Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela

 

 

Santiago de Compostela - is located in the north-west Spain, in Galicia, in the province of LA Coruna. The population of Santiago de Compostela is 70 900 inhabitants (1970). Tanneries, distilleries, flour, flax processing, paper mills, producing religious objects (including gold and silver).
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Zaragoza

Zaragoza

 

 

Zaragoza - Spanish city, the center of Aragon region and the province of the same name. Situated on the River Ebro. The population of 488,500 inhabitants (1971). A major transport hub. Mechanical engineering (agriculture farm machinery, cars, planes), food (sugar, flour, fruit-canning, wine, vegetable oil, milk), chemicals, textiles, cement, wood and cork, paper, leather industry.
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Sevilla

Sevilla

 

 

Sevilla - one of the most famous cities in Spain. About this town knows almost the entire world. Fertile and sunny climate of Seville attracted to this city, many civilizations: Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans. In ancient times there was a small spot of Seville Iberian settlement, then a colony of Phoenicians Ispalis. From the III. BC the city passed into the hands of the Romans. Legends claim that there were born the famous Roman emperors Trajan, Hadrian and Marcus Aurelius.
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Tarragona

Tarragona

 

 

During the Roman Empire, Tarragona was the capital of Nearer Spain. And to this day remain numerous architectural monuments of the period. The walls surrounding the historic part of the city were built in the III century BC, after they were subjected to the Reformation in the Middle Ages.
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Toledo

Toledo

 

 

Toledo - a city located in New Castile, on the right bank of the river Tagus. The administrative center of the province of Toledo, with a population of 44,400 inhabitants (1970). The ancient craft center (metal production, including the attributes of bullfighting - blades, banderilli etc; ceramic, silk and wool).
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Elgoibar

Elgoibar

 

 

Elgoibar - a municipality in Spain. Elgoibar in the province of Gipuzkoa, in the autonomous community - Basque Country. The municipality is located in the area of Bajo Deva. And covers an area of 39.11 km ². The population is 10,893 people (2007).
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