Top 40 Tourist Attractions on the Iberian Peninsula — #31-35

The Iberian Peninsula is located in the southwestern corner of Europe and consists of Spain and Portugal. The connection of the peninsula to the rest of Europe is punctuated by the Pyrenees Mountain Range. Spain and Portugal, because of their proximity to Northern Africa have Moorish roots (for approximately 500 years) along with Roman influences (since the region was conquered in the Second Punic War). The two countries have millions of visitors each year who come to see the many cities and towns with their rich histories.

All of the sights listed in this group are from Spain and can be found all over the country. There are several significant towns included in the assemblage.

35. Valle de los Caidos, Spain — This is one of the world’s most elaborate and moving war memorials. A giant cement cross tops an underground chapel in the hills northwest of Madrid.

Valle de los Caidos

34. San Sebastian, Spain — This coastal town, near the northern border of Spain with France, has beautiful beaches and a charming town center.

33. Nerja, Spain — This charming village along the Costa del Sol is known for its interesting caves.

Cueva de Nerja

32. Cordoba City Center — This historic and enchanting walled city has many other sights besides the famous mosque, La Mezquita (see # 2 below) Walking Tour available for just $1.49 on the website).

Alcazar, Cordoba

31. Montserrat Monastery, Spain — A popular day trip for visitors to Barcelona, the setting of this wonderful place is amazing.

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