10 Places You Must Visit in Spain

Spain is one of the most amazing countries to visit in Europe. There you will find magnificent cathedrals, museums, beautiful beaches, lively cities, great nightlife, delicious food, a lot of fun and some of the most friendly people, and a rich culture offer visitors an endless array of activities.

We’ve been to Spain a few times, and we have had great times exploring this country.

Top 10 places you must visit, on your next vacation to Spain:

1- Madrid:

The capital of Spain, certainly is one of the best places to enjoy the nightlife. It is full of great restaurants, clubs and bars. Not mention amazing architecture, museums and parks.

Puerta del Alcala, Madri

2- Barcelona:

It is one of the most vibrant cities in Spain. Here you can find everything you are looking for in a European city: museums, parks, nightlife, beaches and historic architecture; including the breathtaking Basilica Sagrada Familia, designed by Spain’s famous architect Antoni Gaudi.

Basilica Sagrada Familia

Read more: A weekend in Barcelona

3- Balearic islands:

The Balearic Islands is an archipelago, which includes Ibiza, Formentera, Mallorca and Menorca. It is one of the most famous and beautiful places to visit in Spain. These are perfect places to spend the day on beach and parting at night.

Es vedra Island
Cala Comte Beach, Ibiza

Read more: Top 10 Places to Visit in Ibiza 

Read more: A day trip to Formentera

4- Pamplona:

Located in the north of Spain, Pamplona is famous, for the Running of the bulls, also known as the San Fermin Festival, which happens every year during the month of July.


Read more : Watching the running of the Bulls in Pamplona

5- Malaga:

Located in southern part of Spain, it is one of the oldest cities in Europe, where the famous painter Pablo Picasso was born. Malaga is a perfect destination, for those who enjoy history, culture and art.

6- Marbella and Puerto Banus:

These places are also located in the southern part of Spain, about 50 minutes drive from Malaga. There you will find luxurious houses, yachts, famous boutiques. spectacular restaurants, bars, clubs and beautiful beaches.

7- San Sebastian:

Located on small bay in the North of Spain, on the Atlantic Ocean, the beach is great to hang out at during the day. At night there are many excellent restaurants and bars to enjoy.

San Sebastian (source)

8- Sevilla:

Sevilla is the capital of Andalusia, where the world-famous Flamenco dance is originally from, the city is surrounded by historic cathedrals, art and lively festivals.

Sevilla (source)

9- The Alhambra Palace, Granada:

The biggest treasure of Granada is the Alhambra Palace, built by the Moors. It was originally a military area, and became the residence of the royalty of Granada in the middle of the 13th century. The Alhambra is a huge complex of forts, palaces and gardens, beautiful walls, surrounded by mountains, with breathtaking views of the city below.

The Alhambra Palace, Granada (source)

10- Santiago de Compostela:

It is a world-famous city, for its Baroque architecture, and cathedrals. Christian pilgrims make the Camino de Santiago, a 30 to 39 days walk from St Jean Pied de Port, to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

Santiago de Compostela, along with Jerusalem and Rome, is one of the most important places of Christian pilgrimage in the world.

We have been to half of these places: Madri, Barcelona, Ibiza, Formentera, Pamplona, Malaga, Marbella, Puerto Banus and San Sebastian.  The other half is on our bucket list!



Author: Traveling the Continents

Traveling the Continents features adventures in travel, destination guides and travel tips from around the world.

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