Madrid: oito coisas para fazer
With museums, markets and plenty of mouthwatering food on offer, it’s impossible to get bored in Madrid. Local writer Patricia Gosálvez picks eight things to do in the Spanish capital on a culture-rich city break.
Na cidade majestosa de Madrid, o Museu do Prado acolhe as inquietantes pinturas de El Greco e a arte do século XX está exposta em Bilbau, no Museu Guggenheim com a assinatura de Frank Gehry. É fácil preencher a sua visita a Barcelona com os excêntricos mosaicos de Gaudí, e em Sevilha o palácio real de Alcazar transborda de influências mouriscas. Faça snorkel nas águas quentes da costa sul do Mediterrâneo. Ou descubra as ilhas Canárias de Fuerteventura e Tenerife, com as suas praias de areia banhada pelo sol e paisagens vulcânicas impressionantes.
Se está à procura de carisma, Espanha tem muito para oferecer. É quente, montanhosa, mourisca e deliciosa. É uma pátria de aventureiros, inventores e fascinantes artistas modernos. É uma alegria explorar este país. Por isso, entre num carro e descubra-o seguindo o nosso guia das melhores viagens por estrada.
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Whatever you want from your holiday in Spain, we’ve got the perfect hotel. Decide between island paradises and the mainland’s marvels. With its consistently clement climate, Tenerife remains a popular holiday destination, and its hotel scene is better than ever. Have funky fun at Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife in the popular, beachy Costa Adeje. If you want to stick to mainland Spain, then turn up the heat and bask in Barcelona. After a day of sightseeing, enjoy the W Barcelona’s stunning beachside infinity pool and hang out at the rooftop bar.
Spain offers famously good value. Its resorts have a great record for delivering sunny holidays on a budget. If all you need is a bed near the beach, a sunny villa or a well-located apartment, look no further than our carefully-selected three-star hotels.
If your budget doesn’t stretch to five stars, don’t despair. Spain’s four-star hotels are great value for money, and you can still enjoy great service and quality. Book Sandos Papagayo Beach Resort, a smart four-star hotel in Lanzarote. Whether they feature gorgeous coastline views, wild water sports or tempting All Inclusive options, find the perfect hotel for your holiday from our range of preferred accommodation.
Ensconce yourself in a Moorish palace in Seville, slip off your espadrilles at a sleek white villa in Ibiza or immerse yourself in cutting-edge design in Madrid. Want to dance around a pool in Ibiza? Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza throws some of the best parties on the island. Take your pick of the best hotels on offer across the country. There’s nothing quite like five-star luxury in Spain.
It's a short walk from Barcelona’s centre to the urban beaches for seaside fun or a thrilling cable-car ride to Montserrat’s hilltop monastery. Paddle at the golden sands of Costa Brava’s resorts, and spot dolphins from glass-bottomed catamarans off Malaga’s coast. Or just down the coast from Barcelona, head to the fantastic Port Aventura where you’ll find rollercoasters, waterslides and fun for all the family. And during the winter, sporty families take to the ski slopes in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
In Malaga, take a romantic walk to the craggy ramparts of Gibralfaro Castle for views of the sandy coastline. Wake up in your romantic restored townhouse hotel, to fall in love with hot, sensual Seville. Andalusian neighbour, Granada's Moorish Alhambra, is dotted with carved ceramics and Koranic inscriptions. For solace, it’s easy to lose yourselves exploring
Spain’s environments are wonderfully diverse, from mountainous regions to sunbaked deserts. Head to Alicante to play the beautiful Costa Blanca resorts, where year-round sun is almost guaranteed. The Costa del Sol, around Malaga, is great for stunning views of Africa, with a dry climate ideal for honing your skills. And of course, Tenerife has some spectacular courses surrounded by volcanic mountains and beautiful beaches.
Experience all that Spain has to offer on a holiday by our specialist villa provider, James Villas. Soak up the Spanish sun while reclining by your private pool. Or unwind on the stunning beaches of the Costa del Sol. Choose from handpicked Canary Island villas in the vibrant beach resorts of Fuerteventura and Lanzarote. Or discover the beautiful Balearics, where incredible scenery and family-friendly coastal spots await in destinations like Menorca and Ibiza.
Seven beautiful volcanic islands just off the coast of North Africa make up the Canary Islands, four of which you can fly to with British Airways. Learn about Gran Canaria’s brilliant hiking opportunities, head to Lanzarote for underwater safaris, make the most of the spectacular scenery in Tenerife, or try some action-packed water sports in Fuerteventura. The Canary Islands are ideally placed to have great weather all year round – sunny and warm throughout the seasons.
Most of the bigger resorts are in the Pyrenees, with many peaks above 3000 metres creating a snow-sure region for ski fans.
Já por várias vezes considerado o melhor resort do mundo, Baqueira-Beret oferece esqui soberbo, teleféricos de primeira classe e entretenimento após o esqui do melhor. Ao contrário da França e da Áustra, vai encontrar poucas pessoas nos primeiros teleféricos, pistas relativamente tranquilas e restaurantes abertos até altas horas da noite. Mais adequado para esquiadores intermédios e avançados, terá ao seu dispor algumas pistas vermelhas difíceis e até mesmo algumas pistas pretas estreitas e íngremes em Cap de Baqueira. O resort foi construído para a prática desta modalidade nos anos 60s e, apesar de não ser tão pitoresco como outros resorts, compensa tudo com o esqui soberbo e o ambiente descontraído que se vive fora da montanha.
f you're seeking charisma, Spain has it in spades. It's hot, mountainous, Moorish and delicious. It's home of adventurers, inventors and fascinating modern artists. The country's a joy to explore, so hop in a car and discover it for yourself with our guide to the best road trips.
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