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Spain is one European country that attracts millions of tourists from all parts of the world. This is not without reason as it is a country with a vibrant culture, ancient architecture, museums, natural scenery, beautiful landscapes that are varied, and of course bullfighting that makes it special in the eyes of tourists. The southern part of Spain is full of gorgeous beaches while the northern part, that also comprises Catalonia, has some great cities with Pyrenees in the extreme North. It is called the Basque country with ancient monasteries and castles that is surrounded with beautiful landscape. You will be close to Barcelona as it lies in Northern part of Spain. Thus booking Barcelona apartments is a good idea providing you a base where you can always return to easily. Apartments are not only cheaper than hotels, one gets high privacy and a chance to have contact with local people and culture. This is probably the reason of the high demand for Milan apartments and apartment in Rome http://www.apartmentsapart.com/rome_hotels/index.htm.
Northern Spain is also called Green Spain and it is best explored through rail route. There is narrow gauge railway called FEVE that operates a dense network of trains going across villages and cities in a 1500km long route. The trains go to meadows, beaches, steep ravines that are found in Northern Provinces of the country. Some of the very popular holiday destinations on this route are Castilla y Leon, Cantabria, Asturias with lush green Galicia at the north-western extreme of the country. Bilbao, Pamplona, San Sebestian and Guernica are some of the cities that are most frequented by tourists.
If you are interested in art and culture, Bilbao is perhaps the biggest attraction in Northern Spain with scores of museums and art galleries in this heart of the Basque country. World famous Guggenheim Gallery and Museo de Bellas Art is located in this city. The city is the capital of Vizcaya, situated on the banks of a tidal river called Nervion. If you are coming from south, you will find the weather warmer with more rains. The city is also full of churches and cathedrals.
This is a mountainous region in northern part of the country known for its huge grape production. This grape is used to make red wine here which is considered to be the best in entire Spain. Wine is found in every aspect of culture in this city where one can only see a Battle of Wine.
Pamplona is a city in Navarra in Northern Spain that is world famous for its Running of the Bulls festival organized every year. The city is full of greenery that attracts millions of tourists that arrive in Spain. Interestingly, there are 3 universities in this city that also has a river passing through. There are many stunning parks in the city.
July 5 is turning to be a big attraction for the tourists as there is a run organized against bullfighting here and those who take part in this run are nude.