10 best places to visit in spain

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Spain is home to many beautiful and entertaining places. There are so many cities and towns located in spain, to get most out of your trip, we highlighted some best places which are fascinating and filled with wonderful sights and attractions.

1. Madrid

View of Plaza del callao in madrid

This capital city of spain, madrid is third largest city in European union and one of highly visited city in spain. The city is popular among international tourists due to its wonderful sights and attractions. Prado museum is most famous museum in madrid which features interesting arts and paintings.

If you want to spend time with nature, then visit the Buen Retiro park which filled with beautiful Gardens, landscapes and fountains.The Plaza Mayor is one of main landmark in the city built in 17th Century. If you are beach lover, then you can find gorgeous beaches like Playa de langre, Santander bay beach and Cap de creus which are located 2 hours from the city. Madrid is also best place for food lovers where you can enjoy delicious cuisines and street foods across the city.

2. Barcelona

Barcelona cityscape

Barcelona is popular city in spain well known for its Incredible monuments and FC barcelona football club. As the city is located near the ocean, you can find many enchanting beaches in the city. Barcelona is notable for hosting 1992 olympic games and now the city is main tourist destination in spain and europe.

When it comes to budget, barcelona is more affordable than other expensive cities like paris, honkgong and singapore. You can get accommodation, food and transportation at affordable price here. Barcelona is also well known for its cultural activities and regarded as main culture centre in spain.Barcelona is fastest growing city in europe with more than 15% growth rate per year where tourism plays important role in city’s economy.

Sagrada familia is most visited cathedral in spain and attracts vast number of international and local tourists every year. Other popular tourist attractions in barcelona are Casa batllo, Palau de la musica catlana, Park guece, Barcelona chocolate museum, campnou stadium and las ramblas.

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3. Seville

Plaza espana in seville, spain

Seville is located in southern spain and capital of Andalusia region. The city is widely known for its Flamenco dancing and home to well preserved landmarks and attractions. Seville is easily accessed from madrid by high speed train within 3 hours journey.

Some important sights in the city are Plaza Nuella, Monumento a colon, Portadade la Feria de abril, Torre abdel aziz and more.Sevilla cathedral also known as Catedral de sevilla is the third largest cathedral in the world and also part of UNESCO world heritage site. Some beautiful neighborhoods of seville are Nervion, Triana, Santa cruz, Seville este and macarena.

4. Valencia

Modern building in valencia city

Valancia is a port city and best known for its Arts, Seafoods and Renowned architectures. The city is situated in southeastern coast of spain and also third largest city in the country. It’s also home to river turia which runs across the city. Visitors can enjoy Falles meaning monuments and celebration, an important event in the city held in Saint joseph.

The Llotja de la seda is a UNESCO site and one of main tourist spot in valencia.There are lot of things to see and do here from sightseeing, shopping to exploring beautiful beaches and neighborhoods of the city. Don’t forget to visit Oceanografic, Oceanarium which has more thab 44,000 fanimals with underground restaurant.Main tourist attractions in valencia are Valencia cathedral, Museu de beues arts de valencia (art museum), Torres de serrans (14th century monument), El cabanyal beach and Las arenas beach.

5. Salamanca

Big fortress in salamanca

Salamanca is situated in castile and leon region of spain. It’s best known its 12th century university which is 3rd oldest university in europe. If you are in madrid, then you can access this place within 2 hours by train. The old city of salamnca announced as UNESCO world heritage site in 1988.

The city also won the European capital of culture in 2002.Plaza mayor and Salamanca cathedral are most visited tourist sites in the city. Other popular landmarks includes Casa cis (art museum), Old town, Convento de san Esteban and Puerta de la torre. Nochevieja and the holy week are biggest festivals in salamanca and celebrated evert year.

6. Bilbao

This industrial city of northern spain is one of the best place to explore in spain. The area is surrounded with scenic mountain ranges and home to Incredible monuments and interesting landmarks. The city is also home to famous modern art museum called Guggenheim museum which draws millions of visitors each year.

Its induatrialism, shipping and tourism activities makes bilbao one of busiest and economically rich city in spain.Don’t forget to visit Casco Viejo, a must visit medieval town in bilbao which is filled with Wonderful Buildings, churches, shops and beautiful narrow streets. Popular attractions are Plaza Nueve, Santiago cathedrl, Marcado de la Ribera and Arriaga theater.

Bilbao also have enchanting neighborhoods Which are Bilbao la vieja, Abando, Indautxu, Santutxu and Deusto.Visitors can also take cruise on Rio nervion, a beautiful river which flows across the city and gives amazing experience to all cruisers. There are lot of things to see and do in bilbao and a great place to add in your spain bucket list.

7. Granada

Granada hill and city look

Granada is a popular destination in southern spain and part of Andalusia region. The city has many historical monuments, Museums and churches. The city’s most famous landmark ‘The Alhambra’ is visited by millions of tourists around the globe. Visitors can also enjoy a Flamenco show at Cave restaurant near Alhambra with 5 course dinner.

The city sits on the foots of the Sierra nevada mountains and gives breathtaking views to travellers. Interesting things to do in granada are Visiting Albaicin, A fascinating town with attractive streets and buildings, Visit Sacromonte, Sierra Nevada national park, Royal chapel, Guggenheim museum, The Alhambra and Banuelo (Arab baths). These all makes granada, an enchanting place to explore in spain.

8. Las plamas de gran canaria

Beach in las palmas de gran canaria

If you love sandy beaches and mesmerising views, then this is ideal place to visit in Spain. The city is located in the gran canaria, a part of spain’s canary islands. Playa de las canteras is a stunning and largest beach in las palmas. Other beautiful beaches are Playa del confital, Alcavaneras, El confital and Playa de los Nidillos.

The city also celebrates several cultural events and festivals which includes Festival of theater and dance, canary islands music festival, Jazz festival, Carnival of las palmas and WOMAD las palmas de gran canaria.The city also home to enchanting parks like Parque Doramas, Parque Romano, San telmo park and Parque de santa catalina. Don’t forget to explore Bandama Caldera, a natural monument and beauriful landscape in Santa brigida, Las palmas. Las palmas is highly recommended leisure destination to enjoy in spain and ideal for all kinds of visitors.

9. Ibiza

View of Houses in ibiza town

Ibiza is part of balearic islands and a beautiful archipelago of spain. This charming island is famous for its Nightlife, beaches, Restaurants, shops and scenic views. Partying and clubbing is most popular activity in this city and highly recommended for party lovers. Formentera, an amazing neighborhood of ibiza is also must visit place near the city.Visitors can enjoy picturesque Landmarks and one of great place for photography.

The town of ibiza is filled with Wonderful sights, bars and restaurants which makes all tourists happy. Popular attractions of the island are ibiza town, San antonio, Es canar, Cala llonga and playa d’en bossa.ibiza is also home to enchanting events and festivals like Winter opening party, CAPADI rebels wl enzo siragusa, Oceanbeat boat party, Ibiza ZOUK dance festival (may) and Allioli festival (December). If you want to explore romantic destination of spain, then ibiza is right place for you.

10. Zaragoza

Building overlooking river in zaragozaZaragoza is one of largest city located in aragon region of spain. The ebro river runs accross the city and adds more stunning look to the city. The city is filled with attractive monuments, landmarks, entertaining activities and a worth place to visit in spain.

Eventhough the city is least visited by tourists than other major cities like Madrid, barcelona and seville, but there are lot of interesting things to see and do here.The city celebrates a festival called ‘Fiestas del pilar’ which takes place in october with large parades. It’s home to two iconic cathedrals, Basilica de nuestra senora del pilar and catedral del salvador de zaragoza which are most visited pilgrim destinations in the city.

Other popular tourist attractions are Aljaferia palace, Plaza of our lady of the pillar, Puente de piedra and Monesterio de piedra park.Main museums in zaragoza are Caesaraugusta forum museum, museo de zaragoza, Museo goya, Alma mater museum and Tapestry museum.

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