Spain with its rich history, diverse cultural and culinary influences and its much varied geography, is a country that offers a wealth of experiences to the traveller. There are many reasons to want to visit it, much more than the ten that follow and you now have a chance to find that out for free with TripZilla. The travel magazine and portal is looking at giving a 12 D/11 N trip sponsored by the Spain Tourism Board and Turkish Airlines away in Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines through its SPAIN IN THE EYES OF SOUTHEAST ASIA giveaway.
The contest is open only to residents of each of the countries mentioned who are between 23 and 55 years old. To take part, a minimum of three smart phone taken photographs (taken in their respective countries of residence) that participants feel best represents Spain, need to be submitted. Participants will have until 24 September 2016 to do this, after which one winner will be selected from each of the three countries. The trip to Spain being given away will include round-trip tickets, hotel accommodation and guided tours.
Just four simple steps are needed for the chance to win this valuable trip, which are:
- Sign-up @ https://www.tripzilla.com/spain-tourism-board-giveaway
- Take a minimum of 3 snapshots of places, items or colours in your country that you think best represents Spain
- Upload your photos onto the TripZilla Facebook page event with the hashtags #visitspain #winatriptospain #spainintheeyesofsoutheastasia
- Add a caption to describe why you think that place/item/colours in your photos best represents Spain
More information on the giveaway can be found at TripZilla.com and also TripZilla’s Facebook page event.
10 (out of possibly thousands more!) reasons to want to win that trip
The stunning sight of Toledo rising above the River Tagus
Toledo, as viewed from Cerro del Emperador.
The vista from the Cerro del Emperador after dark is just as stunning …
… as it also is just before the sunrise.
Quaint villages right out of a book of fairy tales
Twilight descends on O’Cebreiro, a hilltop village along the French route of the Camino de Santiago. The village church is where the Holy Grail is housed.
A traditional thatched roof stone hut known as a palloza at O’Cebreiro.
The village of La Riera in the Asturias.
The opportunity to spend a night in a historic building
Parador Hostal Dos Reis Catolicos in Santiago de Compostela, built as a hospital in 1499.
Inside the Parador Hostal dos Reis Católicos.
Parador Hostal de San Marcos in León, built in the 16th century as a military building.
A wealth of UNESCO World Heritage Sites that span a period of more than 2000 years
The amazingly well preserved 2000 year old Roman aqueduct in Segovia.
A UNESCO World Heritage site from more recent times – the Vizcaya “hanging bridge”.
Its gorgeous seaside towns
San Sebastian in the Basque Country.
Castro Urdiales, a grogeous seaport in Cantabria close to Bilbao.
Some of the oldest university towns in Europe
The University of Salamanca, which dates back to 1134, is the oldest in Spain and the third oldest in Europe.
The original university at the town of Alcalá de Henares goes back to 1293.
Alcalá de Henares. The town is also known for its famous son, Miguel de Cervantes, Spain’s most celebrated literary figure.
To learn about its rich and fascinating history, particularly that of the Rerconquest
A cave in Covadonga in the Asturias, which featured in the launch of the Reconquest, a significant event in Spain’s history that remains very much embedded in the Spanish psyche.
The walled medieval town of Ávila, whose walls date back to the 11th century and are said to be the best conserved of the age. The walls were constructed following the reconquest and repopulation of the area.
A set of still used pilgrimage routes that date back to the 9th Century
Pilgrims on the long road to Santiago de Compostela. A well used route is the Camino Frances, which involves a 780 km walking journey from the south of France.
The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, where the relics of St. James (Santiago), one of the 12 apostles, is kept.
The city of Santiago de Compostela.
Its impressive Gothic cathedrals
Stained glass inside León Cathedral.
The walled city of Segovia is topped by its impressive cathedral.
The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao
The Gueggenheim Museum in Bilbao.