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Best places to visit in Spain

From historical cities to party locations and beaches, there are so many beautiful places to see and explore in Spain. This list features the best places you can visit in Spain, from small places that you probably never heard of before to some of the most popular cities in the world, this list has everything.

So let us dive into the Fifteen best places to visit in Spain!

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Seville

View of building and river under bridge in Seville

This capital city of Andalusia is a romantic Spanish mecca. During the day you will find outdoor cafes and flamenco culture. Seville is full of amazing things to do and see from a trip to Real Alcazar to the modern architecture of Metrpolo parasol.

Canary Islands

Canary Islands at Spain

A cluster of Spanish islands located just northwest of Africa is one of Span’s best beach and vacation destinations. In addition to the amazing beach and relaxing feel, this place is full of outdoor activities.

From relaxing on a beach and drinking a cocktail, to hiking in three national parks, Canary Islands offer something for anybody.

Granada

Outside view of Alhambra building in Spain

Granada is filled with sunning fortresses, snowcapped peaks, and winding cobbled streets. The Alhambra is probably the most famous place to visit in Granada, if not Spain, the Moorish palace sits over the city, and sees everything that is happening.

Barcelona

Outside of La Sagrada Familia Barcelona

The second-largest city in Spain is a European tourist mecca, filled with amazing things to do and see, from Gaudi’s architecture of Sagrada Familia and Park Guell to Casa Batllo. Barcelona is an amazing place to visit filled with food spots and beaches to relax at.

Valencia

Valencia Old town Spain

Want to sample the most famous dish to come from Spain in a traditional way? Head over to Valencia and a beachside restaurant for lunch. Valencia’s old town is nothing to sneeze at, with spaceship buildings like Valencia City of Arts and Sciences, it is a futuristic complex that holds an aquarium, cinema, opera house, and a science museum.

Ronda

Building on a cliff standing next to a bridge in Spain

A small and unknown city in Spain, this is truly a unique city not only in Spain but in the world. Located right atop the two cliff faces of El Tajo canyon, this city is split in two and connected only by three bridges the Roman Bridge (also called Puente Viejo), the Arab Bridge (also called Puente San Miguel), and the New Bridge (Puente Nuevo).

In addition to all of the above, this city has the oldest bullfighting ring in the whole of Spain.

Ibiza

Ibiza party lights

White isle is best known for clubs and bars, but natural beauty is not to be overlooked. Away from the clubs, Ibiza is a quite small fishing village with amazing relaxing beaches filled with resorts and yoga spots to relax during the day, but at night you can go chill and party.

Bilbao

Bilbao is situated in the middle of a beautiful valley, affording incredible views of the city and its rolling hills. Visit Casco Viejo for pintxos and explore Parque Etxebarria, where you’ll find some of Bilbao’s best vistas.

Bilboa building at Night

Ride the Funicular de Artxanda for even better panoramas. No visit would be complete to Bilbao without checking out the world-renowned Guggenheim and other cultural institutions, such as the Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao.

Madrid

Air view of street in Madrid, Spain

The capital city of Spain, Madrid is one of the most popular travel cities in Spain next to Barcelona. Madrid is filled with vibrant neighborhoods, stunning parks, an amazing shopping scene, and some of the best art institutions in Europe, including the world-renowned Prado Museum and the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum.

The Pyrenees

Waterfall at The Pyrenees Spain

Looking where to hike, ski, or just explore mountain villages? The Spanish Pyrenees are the ideal destination for you. Wooden houses and amazing local food are great, while Spanish ski resorts are a great alternative to the busier – and pricier – resorts in the Alps.

Mallorca

Mallorca is a dreamy island getaway that offers beautiful beaches, picture-perfect small towns, and outdoors that draw tourists in waves.

People swimming in a sea at Mallorca, Spain

Admire the see-through blue waters of Playa de Muro and Cala Llombards, then hop in a car and drive around mountains that make up Serra de Tramuntana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend your downtime taking relaxing strolls along the streets of Alcúdia’s old town and admire the awe-inspiring Palma Cathedral.

Cordoba

Cordoba is the stuff of Spanish dreams. Cordobas cobblestone streets are lined with whitewashed inns, shops, restaurants, and homes. Cordoba becomes more romantic in spring when the patios that connect buildings overflow with flowers.

Inside view of a building in Cordoba, Spain

But if you can’t make it during spring, don’t be sad, you will still be able to enjoy all of the city’s famous historical sites, such as the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba and the Castle of the Christian Monarchs.

Toledo

This UNESCO World Heritage city is located 45 miles southwest of Madrid. Toledo is breathtaking because of its location on a hilltop overlooking the Tagus River and its historical architecture.

View of Toledo, Spain

For the best view, visit Mirador del Valle. Then, get a taste of Toledo’s rich history by exploring the attractions like Catedral Primada and Monasterio de San Juan de Los Reyes. Don’t forget to try the city’s famous marzipan before you leave.

Galicia

The Northwest region of Galicia has an Ireland feeling – it’s green and wet. The Celtic feel doesn’t end with lush landscapes, since Galicia is full of myths and legends.

Lake and forest view of Galicia in Spain

The Romans considered the western Cape Finisterre cliffs to be the end of the world. Explore the wilder reaches by visiting the Cies Islands, an archipelago and nature reserve that is part of the Atlantic Islands of Galicia National Park.

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Hello! I’m Sara, a Croatian native. I’ve traveled all over the world and have knocked out some amazing cities and countries off my bucket list.

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