Spain boat charters
Spain is a popular destination for boat charters in the Mediterranean. Spain shares the Iberian Peninsula with Portugal allowing for a wonderful coastline. It is home to many UNESCO World Heritage sites – fewer only than those of Italy – as well as the largest number of World Heritage Cities. The beaches of the Canary Islands and those along the Mediterranean coasts are the best and hiking in the Sierra Nevada mountains in the south is quite popular.
History abounds in Spain, and here are some of the ancient cities and their attractions worth visitiong while on a boat charter in Spain:
- Cadiz: One of the oldest cities that have been continuously inhabited. You can still see evidence of the original Roman settlement that stood here.
- Ronda: Home to the oldest bullring in Spain. Beautiful cliff views and a notable bridge that spans across a deep gorge.
- Cordoba: The Mezquita, with its red-and-white striped arches from the country’s Muslim past.
- Granada: The Alhambra palace is another reminder of the country’s Muslim history.
- Seville: Home to the country’s largest cathedral and cultural center of Andalusia.
- Toledo: Often considered “the historical center” of Spain. A medieval city on a hill which overlooks the countryside around it.
- El Escorial: During the Inquisition, this city was the capital of the nation.
- Segovia: Home to an amazing Roman aqueduct.
- Salamanca: History is reflected in the town’s ancient architecture.
- Santiago de Compostela: The purported burial place of Saint James. A picturesque cathedral is in the town’s center.
- Zaragoza: Home to architecture reflecting its two thousand year history, including Roman, Muslim, medieval, and Renaissance buildings.
- Barcelona: Famous for its medieval Barri Gòtic area.
Spain is home to many art museums and features a number of cultural festivals which are worth attending while on your boat charter.