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Top Five Photographic Highlights in Spain
Spain is a diverse and beautiful European country that
offers photographers a multitude of different opportunities to capture
stunning photography. Whether you want to take pictures of breath-taking
landscapes, ancient buildings, unique architecture, bustling city streets,
or cultural festivals, in Spain it is all possible. Steeped in history and
full of tradition, Spain offers photographers endless options when it comes
to finding something to take a photo of. The climate and weather here is
great for photography, because rain in infrequent and the sun often shines
bright through a cloudless sky. This list comprises of just five things you
really should try and capture on film while visiting, but there are so many
more than just these.
Granada - The Alhambra
An ancient palace and fortress all rolled into one, The Alhambra is one of
Spainís most visited attractions, and rightly so. Itís found on the border of
the city of Granada, and is officially classed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It was built during the 14th century when the area was controlled by Muslims
from Northwest Africa, often referred to as Moors. Since then Christian rulers
added to the immense complex, and now the result is a unique combination of
Islamic and Christian architecture that complement each other. Here there is the
chance to take photos of historic culture and architecture from inside the
complex, and from outside you can take stunning landscape shots to capture the
entire complex against a beautiful green backdrop.
Barcelona Ė Sagrada Familia
Designed by the famous Catalan architect Antonio Gaudi, the Sagrada Familia is a Roman Catholic church unlike any other on the earth. It has been under construction for 130 years already, and it is hoped that it will finally be completed in 2026, 100 years after the death of Gaudi. The architecture of the church is truly unique, and, if it can be described at all, is a mix of modernisme and gothic styles interpreted by Gaudi. The Sagrada Familia is constantly changing as more is added to it, and if there is one building in Spain that you must take a photo of, then this is it.
Bunol - La Tomatina
La Tomatina is an annual festival held in the small
Spanish town of Bunol, close to the sunny Mediterranean coast. It began in
1945 when young men from the town used tomatoes as weapons during a brawl in
the main square, Plaza del Pueblo. Since then it has been received with
mixed feeling from local authorities, but now it is allowed as has a few
rules in place. Put donít let that fool you into thinking it is regulated.
It is a complete free for all once the hour of tomato throwing commences.
Taking photos of this event can be tricky, but with the right preparation
you could get a fantastic photo.
Madrid - Grand Via