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Ronda, Spain, a small city perched on the edge of a canyon, is famous for El Tajo, the Guadalevin River gorge that divides the town into two historical parts—18th century and medieval.  
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The name Gaudi is almost synonymous with Barcelona. The artist's works are some of the city's most prominent landmarks. Casa Mila, shown here, has even been classified as a World Heritage Site.  
Credit: Corel 
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Citizens of Madrid are on a level above other residents of European capitals. At 2,135 feet, Madrid is the highest capital city in Europe, and one of the highest in the world.  
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The windmills of Toledo recall the legendary Don Quixote, but the city holds more than literary icons. One of Europe's most important centers of medieval history, Toledo contains artifacts from many epochs.  
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The Alhambra, one of Spain's architectural splendors, is part of the reason why the entire city of Granada has been declared a national monument.  
Credit: Josh Steinitz 
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With paella, tapas, and sangria, mealtime in Spain is not to be taken lightly. Spaniards eat a large almuerzo (or lunch) late in the afternoon. After several courses and plenty of conversation, the tradition of siesta (originally instituted to avoid the intense afternoon heat) is a godsend.  
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You're more likely to see camels than canaries in Spain's tropical islands. The Canary Islands' name is derived from the Latin word canis, after the wild canines that inhabited the islands in ancient times.  
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Seville's Plaza de España—replete with mazes of paths, fountains, flowers, little canals, and 3,500 trees—was built as the centerpiece of the Spanish-American Exhibition of 1929.  
 
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