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From the Atlantic coast to Mediterranean Cruise - Pullmantur

From the Atlantic coast to Mediterranean Cruise

Enjoy your best holidays between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean

Embark on Pullmantur's cruise From the Atlantic coast to the Mediterranean and start your maritime itinerary from the port of Vigo within the Spanish province of Pontevedra. Historically, this Galician metropolis has been a city of industrial character and of a tourist essence while being dedicated largely to the service sector. Among the most important places in Vigo are the Cíes Islands, a national maritime land park that is regarded as one of the most beautiful places in Galicia. Then there's the Porta do Sol, the famous kilometer zero of Vigo. This links the historic district of Vigo with the Ensanche. You also have the sailor district of Bouzas, the commercial street of Príncipe, and the Auditorio Mar de Vigo.

After this you will continue skirting the coast of Portugal to its capital, Lisbon. Once you are in its most central streets, known as the city of the Seven Hills and the most desirable location from a tourism point of view, we really recommend a visit to the Plaza del Comercio. This is the most important location in Lisbon and includes the Arco Triunfal da Rua Augusta as well as the equestrian statue of José I. There's also the Tower of Belém, located on the estuary that forms the mouth of the Tagus River, Lisbon Cathedral, commonly called Sé de Lisboa, the Vasco da Gama bridge, and the Oceanário, the second largest aquarium in Europe.

This combination of the first days of sailing is completed with the arrival of this Pullmantur cruise at the African metropolis of Tangier in Morocco. Without a doubt this is the Moroccan city that has received the most foreign influence throughout its history. And as a remarkable curiosity it has also been the spiritual retreat of outstanding international personalities such as Pío Baroja and Winston Churchill. Among all that there is to see in Tangier, highlights include the Medina, April 9 1947 Square, the gardens of the Mendoubia, and the Boulevard Pasteur which is one of its main avenues containing greatly enchanting architecture. Apart from all this, there's also the Gran Teatro Cervantes, and the Hotel Minzah which was constructed by a British aristocrat.

From the south to the east of Spain: the best of Málaga and Alicante

Another stop on this cruise From the Atlantic coast to the Mediterranean is Malaga, the jewel of the Andalusian Costa del Sol. Thanks to its cosmopolitan and millenarian character, its historical roots have been preserved intact. It is a welcoming and creative land with more than 160 kilometers of comfortable coastline. In addition, its interior landscape has more than fifteen protected natural spaces. Among some of these are Mediterranean forests in which live specimens of foxes and golden eagles.

The capital city of Malaga has many outstanding places, such as the Alcazaba, which is located at the foot of Mount Gibralfaro, right next to the Roman Theater and the ancient remains of a Phoenician fortress. It also has the Cathedral of the Incarnation - popularly known as La Manquita - Calle Marqués de Larios, which is possibly the most emblematic street in the whole city, the Passage of Chinitas, and the long beach of La Malagueta. Malaga was also the hometown of Picasso and it boasts the Picasso Museum. Here you can see a large part of the collection of this magnificent painter.

"An Andalusian city full of light"

Then, without leaving the Iberian Peninsula and just around it on its east side, you will disembark in Alicante, one of the most beautiful coastal cities of the Valencian Community. This has a large number of tourist attractions and places to visit, all of which combine perfectly with the courtesy of its inhabitants and its picturesque urban spaces. When it comes to tourism in Alicante, we recommend you visit some of the most important monuments and buildings it has, such as the castle of Santa Bárbara which is located on Mount Benacantil, the Museum of the Bonfires of San Juan, the neighborhood of Santa Cruz, the Central Market of Alicante, which was built in 1921, and the Paseo Marítimo de Alicante.

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Ibiza and Barcelona, two tourist cities bathed by the Mediterranean

In the last days on board this Pullmantur cruise, you will travel to Ibiza, an island that rests on the waters of the Mediterranean Sea, which take in the whole of the archipelago and the autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. Within it you can find more than 210 kilometers of beaches, coves with turquoise waters, several protected natural parks and amazing cliffs. Without a doubt, Ibiza is the paradise of the Mediterranean. When you walk through the heart of the island, and when it comes to sightseeing in Ibiza, you should be sure to see the unique sunset from Sant Antoni de Portmany, buy some souvenirs of your trip at the famous hippy market in Las Dalias, visit the bastion of Sant Pere, and visit the Ibizan fortress Dalt Vila. These are just some of the important tourist sites it contains.

And finally, the best way to conclude this itinerary From the Atlantic coast to the Mediterranean will be transporting yourself to Barcelona, one of the main European cities and the economic and cultural center of Catalonia. When you walk through its streets you will be able to see how Barcelona has undergone an important aesthetic change and a careful transformation in its buildings, accentuating its modernity. This happened after the celebration of the acclaimed 1992 Olympic Games. Nowadays, it has managed to position itself as one of the key tourist destinations in Spain and a city of a marked and deep cosmopolitan character.

"Discover Barcelona, a European tourist reference"

Among the most important places to visit in Barcelona are the Plaza de Cataluña - the point where the main communication routes of the city converge - the famous Ramblas, the Boquería Market, and the Gothic Quarter which has several narrow streets that are distributed around the cathedral. Then there's the basilica of St María del Mar which is one of the best examples of the Catalan Gothic style of the fourteenth century. You will find it in the area of L'Eixample. And remember to visit the monumental Antoni Gaudí creation Sagrada Familia, regarded by its visitors as one of the most valued churches in all of Europe. Construction on it started in 1883 and it still remains unfinished today. Once you are in this place, it is essential that you visit its interior and ascend the curious spiral staircase to the top of its towers.

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