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Tivoli World

Tivoli World

Tivoli World

 

Tivoli World (Arroyo de la Miel, Benalmadena, Málaga) – this is the largest family-oriented theme park in the Costa del Sol area. There are tropical gardens, beautiful plazas, luminous fountains, exciting rides, theaters, restaurants, and much more. There are over 300 rides and attractions (including the “Tivoli Agua” water ride). Some of the best Flamenco shows are held here and many important musical artists appear in concert every season. The fabulous outdoor theatre can seat up to 3,000 people and the atmosphere is never boring. There are also guest appearances of various popular Spanish singers, such as Rocio Juradio and Isabel Pantoja.

Admission prices range from €7.95 (single park admission) to €9.95 (which includes a ride on the Passage of Terror, Go-Karts and bumper boats), and €13.95 (for the “Supertivolino” wristband – which entitles the visitor to unlimited rides). There is also a €4.95 “MiniCombi” option for children (which includes a ride on each of the following attractions for children: Ponny Express, kid’s bumper boats and mini Formula1). Hours vary. See the Tivoli website for more details: www.tivoli.es


Santiago Bernabéu Stadium

Santiago Bernabéu Stadium

Santiago Bernabéu Stadium

Santiago Bernabéu Stadium (Paseo de la Castellana, Chamartín, Madrid) – located by the popular boulevard Castellana, this is perhaps one of Spain’s most popular football stadiums, since this is the home of Madrid’s major football team, Real Madrid. Seating capacity is over 85,000. Those interested in attending one of Real Madrid’s upcoming games should visit its website for further info: www.realmadrid.com

 

 


San Andrés

San Andrés

San Andrés

San Andrés (off the Autovía de Acceso al Puerto de Málaga, Málaga) – this is another city beach in Málaga (located a walk away from the city’s port, and accessible from the Antonio Machado seafront promenade). Residential complexes and industrial buildings face this beach.

RFEG

RFEG

RFEG

RFEG (Spanish Golf Federation) Centro Nacional de Golf (Calle Arroyo del Monte 5, Madrid) — The Royal Spanish Golf Federation’s National Centre is right in the city of Madrid, alongside the M-40 ring road and the Mirasierra neighborhood. It is a popular, public city course, with a 72 Par golf course and a traditional Scottish “Link” feel to it. It also has a large shooting range, putting greens, school with great teachers, pro-shop, a delicious restaurant and the “19-hole” bar.

Puerto Deportivo José Banús

Puerto Deportivo José Banús

Puerto Deportivo José Banús

Puerto Deportivo José Banús (Torre de Control – Puerto Banús, Nueva Andalucia, Marbella, Málaga) – opened in 1970, this marina (located 45 minutes via car along highway AP-7), has become the focus of the National Tourist Interest on the Costa del Sol. It is a meeting point for many public figures, and more than 4 million visitors come over every year.

 

Platja de Sant Sebastià

Platja de Sant Sebastià

Platja de Sant Sebastià

Platja de Sant Sebastià (Passeig Maritim Barceloneta, Barcelona) — located at the eastern end of Barcelona’s coastline at the Ciutat Vella district, one of Barcelona’s oldest neighborhoods; Sant Sebastià is the closest beach to downtown Barcelona. Not only do foreign and local tourists alike come here; it’s also a favorite hangout spot with locals as well. The golden-sand beach and calm waters of Sant Sebastià are easily reachable either by foot, bus, or via the metro line 4 near Barceloneta beach.

Platja de Bogatell

Platja de Bogatell

Platja de Bogatell

Platja de Bogatell (Av. Litoral, Barcelona) — located between the Mar Bella and Nova Icaria Beaches, the paved walkway along the Bogatell Beach is the best place for a walk, jogging, and cycling. The beach also has a lifeguard service, showers, and ramped walkways for easier access to the restaurants, bars, and parking spaces that line up along this promenade.

 

Passeig Marítim

Passeig Marítim

ŒPasseig Marítim

Passeig Marítim (Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta 30, Barcelona) – this is a beachside boulevard near Port Olimpic, which attracts a variety of people, such as strollers, rollerbladers, bikers and skateboarders. The panoramic view from here is a blend of a European metropolis (with its tall buildings) and a Mediterranean beach, like those found in Ibiza or Mallorca. Because of its location, there are some restaurants and bars, catering to various tastes and incomes (such as Carpe Diem Lounge Club).

 

Parque Warner Madrid

Parque Warner Madrid

Parque Warner Madrid

 

Parque Warner Madrid (Carretera N-IV, Km. 22, San Martín de la Vega, Madrid) – located about 30 minutes south of Madrid (via Autopista A44), this amusement park, managed by Time Warner, is divided into five themed areas: DC Super Heroes World, Warner Bros. Studios, Cartoon Village, Old West Territory and Hollywood Boulevard. There are various roller coaster rides, such as Superman: The Attraction of Steel, Batman: The Escape, an inverted roller coaster, Coaster Express, a wooden coaster and Stunt Fall, a Giant Inverted Boomerang — offering guests a vertical drop of 54’4m reaching a top speed of 115 km/h. Another major attraction is The Revenge of the Enigma, a structure 100 meters high that drops visitors at 80 km/h. See Parque Warner website for more details: www.parquewarner.com

Admission: €38 (general), €29 (seniors and children), €19.50 (disabled) – these prices are for those purchasing at the door. These prices go down for those who buy tickets in advance. Hours: 11:30 am – 12 midnight (every day except Saturday). 11:30 am – 1:00 am (Saturday).

Park Guell

Park Guell

Park Guell

 

Park Guell (Carrer Barcelona) – designed by Catalán architect Antoni Gaudí and built during the early part of the 20th Century, this is a public garden complex located on the hill of El Carmel in the Gràcia district of Barcelona. This park includes the Gaudí House Museum (where Gaudí once lived), and was originally developed for the enjoyment of the city’s aristocracy.

At the top of Güell park is a terraced area where you get a wonderful view of the park and of Barcelona City. Here you will find multi-colored tiled mosaic seats as shown in this picture. The vibrant colors of the tiles are truly breathtaking.

Admission: free (except for the Monumental Zone: €7 (general), €4.90 (seniors and children 7-12), children under 7 free). Hours: opens at 10:00 am (closing time varies for different times of year but is normally around 9:00 pm).

Warning: If you’re visiting the park by Metro, be prepared for at least a 20 minutes walk. The last 200 meter walk is up a steep hill. If you have difficulties going up steep steps then a taxi or bus may be a better means of transport. You’ll find bus information at the tourist information office at Plaça de Catalunya. See the Park’s website for more details: www.parkguell.cat