Valencia is Spain's third largest city, sitiated in the middle of the huerta, a fertile plain of orange groves and maket gardens. With its warm coastal climate, Valencia is known for its outdoor living and nightlife. Its a perfect city for wandering round with a map in hand, as most of the monuments are in easy walking distance from Plaza del Ayuntamiento, the triangular main square where you will find the town hall. Great places to visit include the City of Arts & Science and the mouth watering Mercado Central.
|Plaza de la Reina|
|City of Arts & Science|
|Place Guillaume II|
|View over Grund|
|The Casemates du Bock|
As a tourist destination, the city of Ghent has long been overshadowed by its neighbour, Bruges. In our opinion Ghent is just attractive to visit if not more. In fact, the best option is to visit both and decide for yourself. This can easily be done over a long weekend as neither city is too big to enjoy in a relatively short period of time. The main sites in Ghent include; the Design Museum, Graslei and St-Baafskathedraal.
Next stop, Seville. The Catehdral and the Alcazar of Seville are perhaps the two most famous tourist destinations in Seville. The immense cathedral with its five naves is the largest Gothic edifice in Europe, it is home to the tomb of Christopher Columbus. Another site not to miss during a visit to Seville is the Plaza de Espana. Representative of much of the regional architecture, this magnificent construction is highlighted with polychromatic ceramic tiles. For those of you who have seen the film, The Dictator, you'll recognise it as the location used as the Dictator's palace. To get the most from a visit to Seville you need some sun, so April & May before the real heat of the summer sets in, should be good months to visit.
|Plaza de Espana|
|City view over Seville's bullring|
Finally, Delft, a city and municipality in the province of South Holland(Zuid-Holland), the Netherlands. It is located between Rotterdam and The Hague. Delft is primarily known for its typically Dutch town centre (with canals); also for the painter Vermeer, Delft pottery (Delftware) and its association with the Dutch royal family, the House of Orange-Nassau. As with Luxembourg city, it is small, compact and very relaxed. A great place to visit to get a real feel for a typical Dutch city. Close by you will find the city of Leiden, you can easily visit both during one short trip.
|A typical Delft street scene|
|Delft's Oude Kerk, in the background|
|Delft's Stadhuis, stands at one end of the Markt|
You'll find more on these great city break destinations by simply clicking on one of the following links; Valencia, Luxembourg, Ghent, Seville and Delft