The secret Spain
Close your eyes and think of Spain.
What are the images that your mind suggests to you?
Bullfighting, flamenco, the elegant streets of Madrid, the long Rambla and the works of Gaudi in Barcelona, full of the folklore atmosphere and allure Arabic Andalusia, the beaches of Ibiza and Formentera.
But Spain does not end here: not everyone knows that this land hides the surprising and mysterious natural landscapes that are worth a trip entirely dedicated to their discovery.
Lanzarote – Lanzarote is the easternmost island of the Canary Islands, and, despite being formed by a volcanic terrain that resembles the lunar landscape, life is the space within it so amazing.
You can see the effect touring the volcanoes of the Timanfaya National Park, visiting the Cave of Verdes – enclosing a surprise inside – or Charco de los Ciclos, a lagoon with surprising coloring.
Rio Tinto – This place was chosen by NASA and the European Space Agency as the scene of some experiments, because the mining area of Rio Tinto – Huelva – somehow reminiscent of the planet Mars with its mysterious landscapes: a river, rocks reddish and little vegetation.
To know the area, it recommends a visit to the Mining Park of Riotinto, including a train ride and a visit to the mine.
Bardenas Reales – an unexpected view, because situated in the leafy Navarra. Not everyone knows that in the south-eastern part of this area extends 42,500 hectares with semi-desert formations, gorges and mountains that seem to come straight from a science fiction movie.
About the film, this Nature Park has been the location “Die Another Day” with Pierce Brosnan.
You can follow the signposted routes on foot, by bicycle, on horseback or in vehicles.
The Cave of Wonders – A name, a reason!
The Aracena cave stretches for more than 2 kilometers in length – of which 1.2 open to the public – where you can contemplate different types of stalactites, stalagmites and lava flows.
An underground landscape and forget the outside world, passing by the room of the Cathedral, the Crystal factory of God or the Bath of the Sultana, there will be illustrated and explained by a guide.
The cliffs of the Basque Country – traveling on the coast of the Basque Country, it is worth stopping in Zumaia, Deba and Mutriku.
The cliffs of this area are breathtaking, for their 50 million years of geological history that the action of the sea allows us to see.
Ideal admire them making a trek on the coast, or by participating in one of the sea excursions that are organized.
Las Médulas – Gold Mine discovered and exploited in Roman times, is today a World Heritage site and is definitely a place to visit and enjoy some of the play of light that creates the sunset on the rocks.
Recommended start your visit archaeological classroom, to then make a stop at the Belvedere of Orellán.
As Catedrais Beach – A walk by the sea in Galicia, between the arches of an imaginary stone cathedral.
A scenery worthy of the framework of a surrealist painter, restful and disturbing at the same time.
During July, August and September it can only be accessed by appointment, as well as during the Easter holidays – between March and April.
Caminito del Rey – At one time, this path of Malaga was considered the most dangerous in the world. Today you can travel with confidence, even if the sufferer will have to deal with vertigo.
But, unless your phobia is not really serious, this adventure is definitely worth living!