Spanish Theme Parks have come into their own in recent years as world beating attractions. Heres a quick guide to some of the best loved parks in Spain.
Port Aventura is about one hours drive South from Barcelona. This lively resort offers lots to choose from including themed rides, restaurants, bars, shops, live entertainment and other surprises based on adventure around the world. Different zones include Mediterranean, Polynesian, China, Mexico and Americas Wild West. Aventura is part of the larger Universal Mediterranea Resort which also includes the Costa Caribe Aquapark and themed hotels: Port Aventura and El Paso.
Isla Magica is set in the heart of the city and accessible by all major transport networks, Isla Mágica, with its constantly updated attractions, is one of Spains more popular theme parks. Features include seven fun themed zones, with Latin American and other exotic styles, based mainly on the adventures of Spanish pioneers in the New World. Theme areas include: Americas Gateway, Amazonia and the Pirates Den. Expect unique rides, legendary historical characters, fun restaurants and shops.
Five theme areas and five nerve wracking roller coasters compete with other hair raising attractions including Europes tallest freefall tower (328 ft). Also includes lots of smaller rides for kids plus restaurants, shops, pageants, characters, film shows and recreated film sets. Main zones include Cartoon World, Hollywood Boulevard, the Old West and DC Super Heroes World where you get to meet Superman and Batman.
Terra Mítica is a Mediterranean themed world based on myth and ancient civilisations. The name translates literally as Land of Myth. Consists of five zones - Egypt, Iberia, Rome, Greece and Islands. There are four huge roller coasters including Magnus Colossus, a massive wooden roller coaster and Tizona - an inverted roller coaster that reaches speeds of 62mph. Spains largest theme park also includes lots of restaurants, special shows and shops.
This legendary traditional Spanish amusement park on the Tibidado Mountain overlooking Barcelona has been in existence for over a hundred years. It occupies the highest point of the city and affords spectacular views across Barcelona and out to sea, especially if you take a ride on the Watch Tower which reaches 550m above sea level. The large site offers numerous other often traditional and unusual rides for both adults and children, including a mono-railway, water ride, simulated airplane flight and a giant ferris wheel.
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