July is the peak of summer and thousands of travellers head overseas to take advantage of the warm temperatures and incredible activities lined up across the world.

To help you find out the top attractions lined up next month, here are some of the best things going on across our destinations.

Madrid

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July has plenty of activities lined up for tourists to choose from in Madrid, including the Nuestra Senora de las Victorias, where there are plenty of celebrations at the festival of the patron saint Our Lady of the Victories.

As well as this, visitors can look forward to some extraordinary exhibitions across the city’s museums, including the incredible Caravaggio and the Painters of the North event, which is running until September 18th at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.

For fans of good, old-fashioned rock music, Iron Maiden will appear at the Barclaycard Centre on July 13th in promotion of their Book of Souls album. Expect an exciting night of classic metal and a phenomenal atmosphere.

Tel Aviv

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Tel Aviv is home to some outstanding architecture, incredible museums and glorious beaches, but there are plenty of of other events to look forward to across the city next month.

Plenty of amazing concerts are scheduled across the city during the month, including appearances by Pharrell Williams, Bruce Springsteen and Carlos Santana, meaning there are plenty of options for visitors to choose from regardless of their music taste.

There are more sophisticated options too, with the Opera in the Park event at Yarkon Park on July 21st top of the list for many. What’s more, the show is completely free! Another exciting production is Complexions, which is running between the 20th and 22nd of July and is widely regarded as one of the world’s most multicultural dance events.

Gran Canaria

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Arguably the biggest event of the summer in Gran Canaria, Fiestas del Carmen is scheduled between July 10th and 19th and features a variety of celebrations, including fireworks, parades, music and a host of other entertainment.

There is also the Grand Canaria Wind and Waves Festival scheduled for July 2nd, where visitors can expect seven days of intense competition between some of the region’s top windsurf riders. The event will culminate with a Red Bull Super Session on July 18th, where travellers can look forward to some truly spectacular jumps.

What’s more, the resorts of Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos have a fantastic atmosphere at this time of year and the warm climate makes it a perfect time to try out surfing, or take on the wonderful walks at Cruz de Trejeda.

Crete

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July is a fantastic time to visit Crete. With scorching temperatures, stunning architecture and plenty of events to look forward to, it is is no surprise that the Greek island is a summer favourite for holidaymakers.

For the first time ever, the Nikos Kazantzakis Museum has announced the Travelling… Spain art and literature festival between July 12th and 16th. The event explores the writing of the author of the same name and this year’s focuses on Spain.

The Archaeological Museum of Rethymno has plenty of historic collections for tourists to appreciate, too. Artefacts dating back to 1000 BC are stored here and the staff give customers a fantastic understanding of Crete’s history.

Almeria

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This golden stretch of land in southeast Spain is a fantastic place to visit this July, and there are some excellent attractions to look forward to.

Firstly, Spanish singer India Martinez will be performing at the Palacio De Deportes Del Mediterraneo on July 1st, giving travellers an excellent taste of Spanish music and culture.

The Nijar Natural Park looks truly breathtaking in the summer, too.  The beaches here are marvellous and give visitors the chance to sit down, relax and marvel at their surroundings before continuing their walk through the gorgeous landscape.

 

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