Friday, August 27, 2010

Northern Spain at a glance

When many travelers head to Europe they want to see the sights of Spain. And many of those travelers want to shop in Madrid, run with the bulls in Pamplona or see the sights in Barcelona, but one area of Spain much less traveled but entirely perfect for honeymooning is Cantabria, a province on the northern coast of Spain.
Statues along the dock of Santander

Cantabria's capital city, Santander, is the most populated area of Cantabria and is home to the exquisite Palacio de la Magdelena, built by King Alfonso XIII in the early 1900s.


The Palacio was built to be a summer home for the royal family, and its bordering beach continues to be a gorgeous beach location for many. El Sardinero is the most popular beach in the region, filled with people throughout the day but tranquil and romantic at night. 

Santander is known for its climate, ranging anywhere from the perfect beach day to the best day to spend inside of a cafe eating churros con chocolate.
Another perfect spot to vacation is Bilbao. Bilbao is in the province of Biscay, or the Basque country. It is only a stones throw, or an hour and a half bus ride, from Santander, and a wonderful metropolitan city. It is full of shopping, eating and art. Bilbao is home to the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. 
The Gugghenheim is one of the most prominent modern and contemporary art museums in the world, with locations in Venice, Berlin and New York.
The Miro Hotel, a very modern hotel overlooks the Guggenheim Museum and is perfect for a secluded getaway with your loved one. It is within walking distance of anything you would need in the city. And just imagine your view at night!

The hotel is right in the heart of the city and is one that should be considered as you make your way on your honeymoon to  beautiful, and historical Cantabria, Spain.

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