Located in central Madrid and featuring one of the world's finest collections of European art dating from the 12th century to the early 19th century, the Museo del Prado is the main Spanish national art museum. Founded as a museum of paintings and sculpture in 1819, El Prado is one of the most visited sites in the world and is considered one the greatest museums of art in the world. With numerous works by Francisco de Goya, as well as by Diego Velázquez, El Greco, Titian, Peter Paul Rubens and Hieronymus Bosch, the collection currently comprises around 7,600 paintings, 1,000 sculptures, 4,800 prints and 8,200 drawings, in addition to a large number of other works of art and historic documents.
The Alhambra was so called because of its reddish walls (in Arabic, («qa'lat al-Hamra'» means Red Castle). It is located on top of the hill al-Sabika, on the left bank of the river Darro, to the west of the city of Granada and in front of the neighbourhoods of the Albaicin and of the Alcazaba.
The Alcázar of Seville is one of the most representative monumental compounds in whole Mediterranean culture. The historical evolution of the city in the last millennium is held within its walls and gardens, combining influences starting from the Arabic period, late Middle Ages Mudéjar right through to the Renaissance, Baroque and the XIX century. The visitor will get to know these unique surroundings either through the legendary al-Mutamid, the XI century monarch and poet from Seville, or through some of the characters that illuminated modern-day Spain around 1812.
A finger-snapping, hand-clapping, guitar playing, Spanish folk singing beautiful kind of dance. Originally from the region of Andalusia in southern Spain, Flamenco is often associated with the gitanos (Romani people of Spain) and a number of famous flamenco artists are of this ethnicity.