With ceaseless cultural festivals, world-class beaches, and distinguished nightlife, Spain is exciting 365 days a year. You could spend years delving into Spain. From Madrid to Barcelona from Girona to Bilbao, it’s such a happening country. Whether you hit the hills of the Sierra Nevada, explore the vineyards of Rioja, or pray to the sun in the Canary Islands, Spain is assured to win you any day of the week.
Here is a list of 7 best places you can visit on your trip to Spain. So let’s dive right into it.
One of the Basque country specials is the city of Bilbao. Though the expression ‘industrial port city’ doesn’t sound all that tempting, we promise you that Bilbao is a lot more than its industrial past. Once you’re here, make sure to visit the Guggenheim Museum with the marvelous world-renowned building and works of art (inside and out). Later, make sure to manage some time for txikiteo, where you can hop onto the intimate bar in the old center for small glasses of local wine and lots of exquisite pintxos. If that is not what interests you, move to the Market La Ribera (the ancient covered market in the region), see the Museum of Fine Arts and visit the top of Artxanda for some lovely sights. Oh, and don’t forget to visit Nerua for some of the enticing food. It’s commendable, even if a little heavy on pockets than some other spots.
Touching down around a 90-minute drive (inland) from Malaga, Ronda is one of the charming unimaginable places in Spain to visit. Now, the city is different from others as it is actually divided in two by a vast canyon that splits the town. Legends have the reason that the locals used to quarrel and divine intervention split apart the city to stop any more arguments. After many centuries, the city adapted to live with one another and so they constructed a large bridge to connect the two parts of Ronda. Believe it or not, it has to be one of the most dramatically fantasizing cities to visit in Spain.
There always seems to be cut-throat competition between Barcelona and Madrid as to which city is best. And you know what… no one can choose, you will love them both (for their own reasons). With that being said, It actually is one of the best places in Spain to visit if you need a city break. Better yet, there are so many zero cost places in Barcelona to experience that doesn’t always have to cost the balance’. Now, you obviously can’t go to Barcelona without probing some of the brilliant Gaudi buildings in the city itself. Also, if you time it right, you might even be able to sneak into the iconic La Merce festival that happens each year. The city comes to life! Oh, and don’t forget to head over to the Montjuic for one of the best sunsets in the city, it’s a wonderful spot where you can see the city converting from day to night. If you’re looking for a place to sleep, one of the likable places to stay in El Palauet Living. It’s right in the heart of the city and the accommodations are absolutely stunning.
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Beach of the Cathedrals
Curled up on the northwest beaches of Spain, the Beach of the Cathedrals (or As Catedrais beach) is a wonderful coastline that’s impressive to explore. Located close to Ribadeo, it’s one of the most climactic beaches to visit in Spain.
Now, there are a number of aisles on the cliffs themselves but the real fun is down near the beach, where you can see the sky-touching cliffs.
Now, you require a ticket to go down onto the beach and there is a fixed limit on how many people can visit each day. Make sure to register in advance and arrive in plenty of time. Bookings run between the 1st July to the 30th September and can be booked on travel websites.
Bundled within the state of Teruel, Albarracín is an appealing little town and one of the best tourist spots in Spain to visit for a day. Once you’re here, make sure to visit Albarracín Cathedral, explore the tiny cobbled streets and head over to the Plaza Mayor, too. For some stunning views, head up the hill (where the castle is alighted), you’ll be able to grab view across the whole region.
It’s a drowsy little town that’s almost like a dream! A great checkpoint(or detour) as you delve more around the region.
San Sebastian is one of the most wonderful places in Spain to see when in the Basque region in the north.
After staying a few days in the town, you will totally fall in love with San Sebastian and it’s alluring little streets. Known for the beautiful La Concha Beach, it’s a great place to visit for a little leisure and excursion around the old town. After putting in time for the surfing, head over to the Parte Vieja part of the city and fill up. It’s sort of neighborhood you visit and won’t leave until you are stuffed full of local pintxos. Later, take some time to visit San Telmo Museoa, have some more relaxing time on Ondarreta Beach and for dinner, head over to Misura (they have an incredible tasting menu). Just make sure to book a table before you go, it can get unavailable at peak times.
Cantabria is a marshy region in the north of Spain that’s actually very close to Bilbao. That being said, it is an awesome place in Spain to stopover in its own right. To reach here it is actually convenient to fly into Bilbao or Santander, depending on what part of the country you wish to explore.
Once you get here, make sure to see one of Gaudi’s most dazzling buildings in northern Spain, El Capricho (in Comillas). If you wanna grab the most out of the terrain and the Biscay coastline, head over to the Picos de Europa National Park and the Magdalena Peninsula, which are fascinating. There’s a whole bundle of hiking and biking route in the area, making it easy to probe. Oh, and don’t forget to delve into the Castro Urdiales and its a momentous castle and Santa María de la Asunción that’s right on the coast. For some of the mouthwatering food, head into Santander itself and feed at Daria’s. It’s the kind of place that blends local dishes with international essence. They keep the best hake tacos and an irresistible rhubarb cake.
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