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SPAIN
Dayton Simenz, Val Liu, James Ewing
GETTING AROUND SPAIN
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The safest way to get around Spain is by train. It’s
fast, safe, and comfortable all while not needing
directions.
Trains are easy for long trips and you don’t need to
stop for food.
By: Val
TOP FIVE PLACES OF
INTEREST
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Alhambra- located in Granada, Spain. It’s a red
fortress tower on top of the hill, La Sabika. Alhambra
was a fortress in the 9th century, then turned into a
palace/fortress. In the 13th, 14th, and 15th century. In
the 18th century Napoleon used it for barracks and
then became a national monument in 1870. It’s best to
visit in the morning, or in the late afternoon.
Centro de Arte Reina Sofia- It’s an art museum in
Madrid. Home to the famous Picasso painting,
Guernica. Other famous artists include Juan Gris,
Georges Braque, Joan Miro, Salvador Dali, and Pablo
Gargallo.
TOP FIVE PLACES TO VISIT
CONT.
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Montseerrat- Mountains in Barcelona that has
awesome rising limestone pinnacles over gorges. The
most dramatic way to get up is by cable car.
Reviewers have said“This mountain is amazing.
Park Guell- Beautiful gardens in a miniature garden
city located in Barcelona. Best times to visit are on
early weekdays or on summer weekends.
La Sagrada Famalia- A monstrous cathedral located in
Barcelona Spain. It’s one of the biggest cathedrals in
the world and consecrated by Pope Benedict 16.
By: James
TOP FIVE PLACES
LOCATIONS
Park Guell
La Segrada Famalia
Montserrat
Centro de Arte Reina Sofia
Alhambra
CUISINE
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Asador Frontón- Serves Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, and
dinner. Live Entertainment. $$
Tapas 24- Best dish is grilled cheese, great lunch spot,
great Tapas (Spanish Appetizer) $$
Botafumeiro- Best dish is seafood platter, Great dinner
spot. $$$
Seafood is popular in Spain because of its rich coast
and ports.
By: Dayton
WHAT TO PACK
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Spain’s climate varies a lot depending on where you
go. If you go south you will want to pack light
(shorts, t-shirts, dresses etc.)
If you go north you should pack normal (jeans, tshirts, maybe sweatshirt). Spaniards are stylish, so
take caution when packing.
By: Val
WHEN TO GO
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July and August are very hot and is not smart to go
during these months. During this time Madrid is
usually empty due to vacations.
The best months to go are May, June, and September.
April and October are good if you’re going south.
By: Val
CUSTOMS AND
COURTESIES
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Polite Phrases- Hola= Hi, Como estas? = How are
you?
Gestures- Eye contact is important, people usually
stand close and touch each other on the arm when
talking. Men shake hands, good friends hug, and
when greeting women a kiss on the cheek.
Language- Spanish
Tipping-Tipping is optional but is appropriate if the
meal was thought satisfactory
By:
James
INTERESTING
INFORMATION
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The currency used in Spain is called the “Euro”. The
Euro is equal to $1.30 in U.S. money so now you
know what is cheap and what is expensive.
Many other places in Europe also use the Euro so
then it’s easier to pay for different things in different
places
By: Val
SPAIN
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Spain is the vacationers
dream. The combination of
nature and city makes this
city a must see.
By: Dayton
WORK CITED
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“getting there and away.” lonelyplanet.com. BBC
worldwide. 2011. web. 3/15/12
“When to go/weather.” lonelyplanet.com. BBC
worldwide. 2011. web. 3/15/12
“Practical information.” lonelyplanet.com. BBC
worldwide. 2011. web. 3/15/12
Brooke Galindo. Vaaloa Liu. 3/15/12
“Spain.” CultureGrams Online Edition. ProQuest, 2012.
Web. 18 Mar 2012.
THANKS FOR WATCHING

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