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Spain has many great cities; Madrid and Barcelona are among the most popular, but also Sevilla, Cordoba and Granada attract many visitors.
Madrid is the capital and largest city in Spain and it is the third most populous municipality in Europe after London and Berlin, and the fourth most populous urban area in Europe after Paris, London and the Ruhr Area. The population of Madrid is around 3.3 million and in the whole of the urban area it is about 7.1 million. The city is located at almost the exact geographical center of the Iberian Peninsula. Average altitude of the city is 654 meters above sea level, with its highest point at 694 meters.

Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain and the capital of Catalonia. Barcelona offers many attractions, including La Rambla, the most famous bouleward in Barcelona, which stretches from the harbor to La Place Catalunya and is full of people and life day and night, and Placa d'Espanya once used for public hangings, the fountain in the center of the square is a great attraction.

Seville (Sevilla) is one of the largest cities in Spain. It bears numerous traces of the 500 years of Moorish occupation. The cathedral is the largest Gotich building in the world and has a superb collection of art and period stonework. Christoffer Columbus is buried here. Of great importance is also the Alcazar, the palace fortress of the Arab kings and one of the finest examples of Mudejar (Moorish) architecture.

was founded by the Romans. Cordoba's heyday was during the early Moorish period when it was reputed to be the most splendid city of Europe. The main tourist attraction is the Great Mosque (the Mezquita), built between 785 and 1002. In the 16th century the center of the mosque was transformed into a Christian church.

Granada was the last city to fall to the Christians. Granada's outstanding monument is Alhambra, the palace fortress built by Nasrid rulers in the 13th and 14th centuries. Being the most popular tourist attraction in Spain, tickets to visit Alhambra should be booked at least 24 hours in advance.

Palma de Mallorca is the capital of the Balearic Islands and also the biggest city in terms of both population and extension. Right now almost 400,000 people live there, and its is still growing. The city has something to offer for almost everyone; good shopping, historical places and museums, nice restaurants and a lively nightlife.

Las Palmas is Gran Canarias main city, and probably the most cosmopolitan city in the Canary Islands. It is situated on the northeast tip of the island, and offers everything of a big city: museums, squares, parks, theater etc. Las Palmas is surrounded by two large beaches; Las Caletas to the north, and the Alcaravaneras to the south.

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