SPAIN, ART AND NIGHTLIFE
All over Europe, Spain is synonymous with sun, life, partying and entertainment. In fact, it is the most popular destination for young people who want to enjoy a passionate summer of fiery nights, music and beach parties. But Spain offers much more besides, and if you visit it you will have the chance to discover the many faces of this modern country, rich in art and culture, but also faithful to its ancient traditions, a simple and genuine way of life and the pleasures of living. Below you will find the cities that can be reached with an Alitalia flight from the United States to Spain.
WHAT TO SEE IN SPAIN
The Spanish capital is famous for its great nightlife and extraordinary works of art. Here you will find the Prado, one of the most important museums in the world, with works from artists like Caravaggio, Goya, Raphael, the Reina Sofia, which contains Picasso's Guernica in addition to paintings by Dalì and Mirò, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza, with a collection including work by Caravaggio, Van Eyck, Van Gogh, Gauguin and Hopper. If instead you prefer to immerse yourself in the nightlife, then the Queca neighborhood is the perfect place to spend the small hours.
The capital of Catalonia is one of the cities most loved by young people, who will find nightlife, pubs and alternative events, art and culture. A level of imagination that is matched by the creations of the visionary architect Antoni Gaudì that characterize the city: the Sagrada Familia, Parc Güell, Casa Battlò and Casa Milà. For art lovers there is also the Picasso Museum, which contains one of the largest collections of works by the artist. As for the evenings, there is food and drink to be found in the old town, where you can experience the nightlife and savor the traditional local dishes.
The third largest city in Spain, Valencia is a destination rich in historical pearls and modern gems. The main attraction of the place is unquestionably the splendid cathedral with its three gates in Baroque, Romanesque and Gothic style: inside, housed in a display case, there is what many scholars consider to be the true Holy Grail. Moving from ancient to modern architecture, you can visit Calatrava's spectacular City of Arts and Sciences, and when evening comes, hide away in one of the many bars in the lively Barrio del Carmen.
This Andalusian city is the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, and here you can visit a museum dedicated to him with over 200 works, including paintings, illustrations, engravings, ceramics and drawings ranging from the beginning of his career to his years of maturity, offering a complete immersion in the life of the artist. You can also visit his home in the city. From the art of painting to the art of building: the Arab domination of the past has left behind splendid treasures such as the Alcazaba, a palace-fortress with statues, columns, royal rooms and evocative gardens, and Gibralfaro Castle, from whose walls you can enjoy an enchanting view of the city.
As well as the four most important cities, if you choose an Alitalia flight from the United States to Spain you can also visit Bilbao, the modern capital of the Basque Country, and the picturesque Vigo, a Galician city. If you would like to enjoy fantastic beaches, on the other hand, you can also travel to some incredible islands, including Ibiza, Minorca, Majorca and Tenerife.
WHEN TO GO TO SPAIN
The best time to travel to Spain is in the fall, from September to November, when the temperature is mild and the museums, galleries and monuments aren't too crowded. If you want to enjoy the sea and the islands, however, the best time to go is during the period from the end of May to mid-September, though in July and August the summer is rather hot and you will find the beaches are packed with tourists.
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