11 Things You Cannot Miss This Year In Spain

Spain is unique. Its culture, its traditions, the way they eat, the way they talk. Once visited, it will always stay in your memories. You would never want to return home and you  would always cherish to visit there for second time.

1. THE ONLY ICE BAR ON THE BEACH

Take a chilling drink in the scorching summers of Barcelona at the one and only Beach Ice Bar in the world. You will be stunned to see the interiors too designed with ice where the temperature usually fluctuates from -20C to -100C. What else one would wish to escape the heat by having a drink on the beaches of El Somorrostro, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea in a freezing environment.

 

2. WORLD’S OLDEST RESTAURANT

Welcome to the World’s oldest restaurant.  Sobrino De Botin is 300 years old situated in Madrid, the capital of Spain. Still traditional way from the 18th Century of wood-fire oven is used to cook the food. You cannot miss the famous roasted lamb here.

 

3. INTERNATIONAL ZIP LINE

Ok, just not you cross a country, but also this one minute ride will also take you forward in time due to the time difference between two countries. David Jarman’s project is trilling as well as something beyond one’s imagination. The LIMITE  ZERO is the only ride that allows you to cross country through wire. To experience this ride, one has to reach Andalusian Village of Sanlucar De Guadiana, and the ride will take you to Alcoutim in eastern Algarve in Portugal. It is a mouth opening one minute ride over the Guardiana River, and surely a bucket list for Spain.

 

4. EUROPE’S ONLY DESERT

Tabernas Desert is the only desert in the whole continent. The hyper semi arid climate and the lunar landscapes makes it a perfect location for the Hollywood industry. Movies like the Last Crusade, Indiana Jones, A Fistful Dollar, The Bad and The Ugly and many more were shoot here. This desert is now hosts Oasys Theme Park, Cactus Garden, old western towns (mini Hollywood), pools and restaurants. Being surrounded by Sierra Nevada, Sierra De Los Filabres and Sierra De Alhamilla, it gives a spectacular jaw dropping view.

 

5. WORLD’S BIGGEST NIGHTCLUB

This 1970’s which was once a bar and had a public swimming pool, now holds a capacity of 10,000 people for its lavish parties, shows and concerts. Ibiza is the heaven for all the party lovers. The PRIVILEGE is the largest party place, which also mentioned in  Guinness Book Of Records. Ibiza never sleeps. It’s a place out of this world and people party hard here.

 

6. FOOD COOKED ON ACTIVE VOLCANO

A famous local artist Cesar Manrique founded this place in 1970, where the active volcano resembles the surface of the Mars. This restaurant, El Diablo gives you an unique experience to have food on the active volcano. Fish, Meat, Chicken are barbequed over the active volcano through the geothermal heat give you an unforgettable experience. Do not miss the mouth watering barbeque restaurant situated in Canary Islands.

 

7. WORLD’S SCARIEST PATHWAY

The one meter wide, 100 meter above the Gaintanes Gorge ; Welcome to the World’s Scariest Pathway !!! This pathway has extremely beautiful scenic beauty, which was inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII in 1921. Although the rocky landscape is mesmerizing but it comes with a risk, as path is full of holes. You have nothing to cling or hang to if one falls down. Later in 28 March 2015, a restoration project made the pathway less risky, and was reopened to the visitors. The World’s Scariest Pathway is known as Caminito Del Rey situated in El Chorro village in the north west of Malaga.

 

8. WORLD’S LARGEST CATHEDRAL

The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See is also known as Seville Cathedral, which is registered by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Its built on a mosque site, and also the third largest  church in Europe and largest Gothic building in Europe. In addition, it has the largest altarpiece in the world.

 

9. FESTIVAL OF NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE

Spain is known for its crazy festivals but this one is too much weird. Playing dead and going till cemetery may not be digestible for few people. In this festival, people who had near death experience in the past year, participate in this festival. This is also known as La Fiesta De Santa Marta De Ribarteme, which takes places in the small towns of Las Nieves, Galicia, which has strong connections with paganism.

 

10. LA TOMATINO

Lets join the biggest Food Fight Festival held in Bunol town on last Wednesday of the month August. Bunol is just 38km from Valencia. Thousands and thousands of people participate in this festival, where more than one hundred metric tons of over-ripe tomatoes are thrown on the streets. Since 2013, tickets are issued, as the number of participants have increased, rather crossed the population of Bunol. Only lucky 20,000 are given the ticket, so hurry up for the biggest Food Fight Festival.

 

11. BULLFIGHTING FESTIVAL

The first thing that pop ups when you hear Spain is the Bullfighting. It is one of the most traditional of Spain Fiestas. This festival is intimately linked with Spain’s art, history and culture. Most of the Spanish cities have impressive bullfighting but you will find the best ones in Madrid, Seville and Rhonda. Although there has been issues over banning Bullfighting, but the day it gets banned, it is said, Spain may leave EU.

 

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