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Top Travel Spots in 2010: 2

basqueNow, let’s head towards Europe — specifically, you need to think about a trip to Basque Country. This is a versatile vacation spot, because it spans both France and Spain. Plus, the scenery will absolutely take your breath away.

You can find some really incredible travel packages when you make the decision to visit the Basque coast — make sure you take advantage of that!

Chiloe, in Chile, is another hot destination in 2010. The country itself has an extremely rich culture, not to mention tons of adventure to be had. And Chiloe, specifically, is the best of everything you can find in Chile. The architecture tells a wealth of history, there are plenty of ghost stories and local tells, and some wild and crazy adventures just waiting for you!

Plaza de Cibeles in Madrid Spain: It’s Beautiful!

Plaza de Cibeles, Madrid at night

Spain is definitely one of those places that has to be visited at some point.  There are so many beautiful things to experience and to be honest, if you take a trip to Spain, you have to stop by Madrid.  This beautiful town is one of the best in the world not only for the scenery, but also for some of the beautiful plazas that they have there.  For example, the Plaza de Cibeles is just one of the many hotels that you can stay at and just look at it!

There are also a ton of different tours available in Madrid to make sure that you do not miss anything at all and you will absolutely be incredibly surprised by all of the medieval and Spanish buildings in Madrid.  It truly is one of the most romantic cities in the world – next to Paris of course.

If you like to shop, you will get your fill here and you will also find all sorts of little restaurants and bars that are incredible looking and the food will taste fantastic!  So check out Madrid.  It honestly is one of the best places in the world to visit!

Madrid: Visiting the Heart of Spain

Madrid is witness to the history of Spain. It has been the heart of Spain during its golden era in the 16th century. It suffered under the regime of the fascist Francisco Franco. It has been reborn in the last quarter of a century, celebrating the fruits of social and political freedom.

MADRID SpainMadrid today is a city shared by 3 million residents. It is a canvass for Renaissance and modern art museums, world famous restaurants, and alleyways. These variety offers excitement to anyone who will visit this corner of the globe.

Compared to the cities of the south, Madrid does not offer much of seeing architectural landmarks. World famous museums though must be part of the itinerary of any tourist. Madrid boasts of around 24 museums. If you cannot cover all these, focusing on the Prado, Thysen-Bornemisza, and the Reina Sofia will suffice your cravings for things worth looking at over and over again.

The Prado Museum was originally built to showcase the wonders of natural science. Today it serves as home to the master opus of artists like Goya, Velasquez, Bosch, El Greco, Botticelli, and Titian.

If the classic works of the masters doest suit your taste, try the colors of the modern art works displayed in the Reina Sofia. The museum building is converted from a hospital facility and now houses the works of the Guernica by Picasso.

The Thyssen-Bornemisza will give you a peek of the development of the arts from the 13th to the 20th century.

Another artistic spectacle that should be listed is the Corrida de Toros or bullfight. It is best seen at the Las Ventas Arena in Salamanca, Madrid.