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What is your favorite city in Spain and why?

What is your favorite city in Spain and why?

Nov 11th, 2002, 02:36 PM
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I would recommend hopping over to one of the balearic islands- famous for their beauty and appeal to the rich and famous. The towns of Pollenca and Alcudia on Northern Mallorca particularly caught my attention and remain two of my favorite places ever visited
Nov 11th, 2002, 03:35 PM
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Hi Suzette,
to me it´s a tie-up between Santiago and Salamanca, and don´t make me choose, I wouldn´t know.

BTW, today it has been presented a project to create a "Via del Castellano". It would begin in Santoña, and then go south to Oña, Frias, Burgos, Valladolid, Segovia, Salamanca, Avila and Alcala de Henares. It would have detours to Sahagun and Leon, and to Santo Domingo de Silos and San Millan de la Cogolla. The idea would be to get the Unesco to declare such a route a "Cultural Patrimony of Mankind". Those are places which marked the birth and development of the spanish language (and the basque language as well, in San Millan), and it could be a great route to follow (better by car).

Nov 11th, 2002, 03:39 PM
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I forgot. That route also includes Toledo at the very end. We shouldn´t forget the famous "Translators School" from the Middle Age ...

Nov 11th, 2002, 05:26 PM
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What a great thread---gracias to all. I ignored this post at first because I did not want to choose between Seville and San Sebatian. But now I too am considering a trip in April to central Spain--to participate in the program for english speakers for Spanish executives by the Vaughan company. I had been told by a friend that Salamanca was special, and now that has been reinforced. Thanks Maira for your input--now it is a must for me.
Nov 11th, 2002, 07:37 PM
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I, too recently got a "tip" to check out the Valdelavilla project of Vaughan systems - - from sid Druens of Columbus, OH (i.e., here in my hometown). I believe that he has done it. I am hoping to get together with him some time. I'll be glad to pass your name on to him, in case you would like some firsthand perceptions.

It seems like a lot of work - - but in the good sense of the word. I passed on the idea to our daughters (I am not sure if they want adults of all ages or not).

Best wishes,

Nov 12th, 2002, 08:20 AM
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Grazie Rex,
I have followed thru with these people are am planning to do it if we can work out my choice of dates. They have sent me a list of about 30 former participants to email for input. I am only interested in the Gredos location, which is 2 hours west of Madrid in Barco de Avila--not far from Salamanca.
I think it could be fun--with a week of tourism on one end of the week in camp.
Nov 26th, 2002, 11:24 AM
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Without a doubt, the little seaside town of Tossa del Mar, North of Barcelona on the Costa Brava...Charming
Nov 26th, 2002, 01:39 PM
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Myer, at this time you have just about the perfect trip to Spain for the amount of time you have, IMO. All of the towns you've selected are some of my favorites. For sure include Barcelona.
Nov 27th, 2002, 08:41 AM
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Dec 21st, 2002, 09:56 AM
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without a doubth SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA!! then Santander, Salamanca, Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla, Toledo, Granada, San Sebastian.
Take in mind that the north and south of Spain are really diferent in the north you will have nature, small towns and in the south there is the moorish culture and a lot of flamenco!
good luck!
Aug 4th, 2003, 10:06 PM
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SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA....then Santander, Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla, Cordoba, Toledo.....but you can't represent Spain in one city because if you go to the south you can see that is very different from the north. Spain is full of cultures that can't be all together in one city.
when you go you will know!
good trip!
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Aug 4th, 2003, 11:09 PM
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One of the less traveled, but most beautiful cities I've been to to was Alcudia. Right next to that city is a city that is still very nice....Pollenca. I think they are often overlooked by tourists just looking to get to the beach
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