17 Best Places to Visit in Spain

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Merida

The longest Roman Walk in the world with the best preserved vestiges of prehistoric and medieval times can be visited here. The wall is very long – running 64 km. You will be enchanted by a diversity of architectural styles of multiple eras, there are ruins of a Moorish Palace and Roman baths, the remains of a 7th-century sanctuary church built by Pelayo, the legendary warrior. Also worth seeing a museum dedicated to prehistoric times and a museum of ethnography where you see a lot of beautiful pottery and other objects from everyday life.

Bilbao

Salamanca

Cuenca

Ibiza

Heading to Majorca or Menorca is also a great idea, but Spain’s other small islands are by far the best choice.

They are stunning. Beautiful beaches, turquoise water, white sand, blue skies.

You will be able to escape early tourism, so that these “peripheral” islands are just perfect for relaxing.

Ibiza

How Can One Island Have So Many Beautiful Beaches?

Ibiza is a Spanish island located in the Mediterranean.

Proudly bearing the motto of “Let us rejoice, indeed, and be glad”, this island is renowned for its stunning beaches that have drawn many tourists to it over time.

Ibiza is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Spain, and for a reason. It has got some of the finest beaches in the world.

The island offers you fine sandy beaches, filled with azure waters, and the sun and the temperature don’t interfere with your swim. There are also some small coves available for those who seek a peaceful island experience.

Uniquely, Ibiza is a tourist destination which offers you goodies like the world’s best clubs, beaches and nightlife without any noise pollution.

Segovia

Ronda

Tokyo, Japan is one of the most amazing cities in the world and one of my favorites. However, there’s nothing like a change of scenery for a holiday, which is why I decided to visit Spain and chose the beautiful city of Ronda as my destination.

¬11. Ronda

Ronda is a small town in the heart of Andalusia, with a population of just over 17,000 people. It’s a well known tourist destination because of it’s natural beauty and history as a fortress town.

Inside, you’ll find an incredibly beautiful town that’s been dating back from the Romans, to the Moors, and of course, the Christians. There are magnificent Roman ruins including the wonderfully looking Roman theater, and perfectly shaped Roman archways.

The town has some stunning from the outside, there are also some beautiful buildings inside, many of which have been renovated to appeal to the tourists.

¬10. The Alhambra, Granada

The Alhambra is an iconic and impressive structure located in the city of Granada in southern Spain. When you visit Granada, I highly recommend paying the Alhambra a visit.

Santiago de Compostela

If you’re looking for an authentic experience of Spain, you will need to first go to Santiago de Compostela. This city is a city of pilgrimage, where people come by the millions to walk its long path to the Basilica of Saint James.

The road to Santiago is known as the Way of Saint James, and it is a walk that takes over three months, albeit with many stops along the way.

Along the way, you can stop at many famous locations, such as Celanova Abbey, which is dedicated to Saint James thanks to a legend that says he prayed there for nine days.

After you’ve spent a couple of days in the city of Santiago de Compostela, you may want to visit the town of Luarca as well. This is a beautiful town with fantastic views. You can also take a trip to the beautiful beaches, cliffs, and windsurf beaches of the Oeste region of Galicia.

If you’re up for a long subway ride, a day trip, and a night train ride, you can also visit the beautiful Basque Country. This region is famous for its cultural and culinary delights, and you will have a great time trying them all.

Toledo

Cordoba

(Alhambra)

Cordoba is a known site among the tourists. It is known for its amazing architecture, as well as its beautiful gardens and very captivating monuments. The Alhambra palace is one of the most notable historical monuments of this city. This is located within the city center and is a great place to visit. Other places in this city and the nearby region of Andalusia are also visited by millions of visitors each year.

The old part of Cordoba is an area where you can get a sense of the past and its impressive culture. For a while now, this city has been known as one of the best-preserved Islamic cities in Spain. This is because during those times, the Roman colonists adopted the Islamic architecture in the city.

This is one of the beat places to visit in Cordoba. A trip to this city also allows you to visit the Jewish Quarter of Spain. This is the only place where you can find a synagogue of the 16th century in Europe. This place is a must-visit for everyone who wants to learn and experience the different cultures of the country.

Index:

  • Where to see
  • Cordoba
  • Cordoba – The Alhambra
  • Toledo
  • Granada
  • Cordoba – The Andalusia
  • Barcelona – From the Gateway to Europe
  • South of Barcelona

San Sebastian

Valencia

Valencia is the capital city of the autonomous community of Valencia, Spain. It is one of the most important cities in the country and especially on the east coast of the Iberian Peninsula, where the Mediterranean meets the Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea meets the Mediterranean Basin.

The city is located along the Course of the Turia on the east coast of the Iberian Peninsula, approximately 40 kilometers (25 miles) northwest from the Strait of Gibraltar.
Valencia, as it is known in English, is named after the Roman language and is commonly that in other neighbouring countries, the term “Valentia” was used during Roman rule to define the territory of the Iberus river.

It became part of the Visigothic Kingdom of Hispania in the fifth century and then the Kingdom of Toledo by the sixth century.

The University of Valencia, officially founded in the year 1499, was the first university in the New World, though not the modern-day United States. Modern-day Valencia is considered one of the most important cultural centers in Spain.

Valencia has been a prime example of a cosmopolitan Spanish city, which has been a bridge between the central Muslim culture, the Christian Spanish society and the ancient Hispanizations born from the Roman and Carthaginian one.

Seville

Known as the “Seville Cathedral,” the Alcazar is a masterpiece of Islamic and Gothic architecture. Constructed in the 11th century, it’s a world heritage site and still is a palace to be amazed in. Constant cruises take you along the Guadalquivir River, which flows from the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Sevilla Aquarium

The “WAZA Sea Life Sevilla Aquarium” attracts lots of families from around the world. It’s an endless source of delight for people of all ages. The aquarium houses approximately 40,000 species of aquatic organisms. Roman Theatre

This Roman theater is often called “the Cathedral of the Antipodes” because of the acoustics. With a seating capacity of 1,000, you can experience a performance and get your own feel for the structure. The Virgen del Alminar

The Virgin Mary’s church overlooks the city from the top of the highest minaret in the Alhambra. Called the “Giant of the Alhambra”, it’s one of the most photographed spots in the world. Generalife

Madrid

Madrid is the capital of Spain and also the seat of their central government. It is one of the most visited cities in the world and offers great sites to visit.

You can experience the “Real Madrid” soccer team playing one of their best teams, the “Real Madrid” soccer team in the “Palacio de Deportes” sports complex or on one of the city’s 2,700 attend concerts to see a variety of music.

Of course, you can also visit the “Parque del Retiro” or its Roman ruins on the banks of the “Rio Manzanares,” where you can see some of the best museums in the world.

Mallorca

For many visitors to Mallorca, it's a place of rest and relaxation. Perhaps that's because this is the most popular Balearic Island with over

2 million visitors per year. It's not a bad place for that, but it can be a little cliched.

Rather, you'll find the best parts of Mallorca in some of the many outlying areas. "If you want to see some of the best of the

Island, try going off the beaten path," says Mark Anstead, marketing director of tourist body Majorcan Tourist Board.

It's easy to see why Mallorca is such a popular getaway – the beaches have something for everyone. Do as the locals do and go for a dip in the

Cool water, have a barbeque or picnic on one of the many nearby hiking trails. The water sports are plentiful, and horse riding is big sport on the

Island, with trips to the island's natural caves a popular option. For culture junkies, the island has some interesting art and architecture, and the fishing villages are full of character. For a lazy island break, you could do worse than a visit to Mallorca.

Mallorca is one of the most popular and visited of the Balearic Islands. It is well known for its wild,

Barcelona

Granada

Granada is a picturesque city with everything you could want: history, breathtaking highlights, a cobblestone city center, a modern nightlife, great food, and a religious history that still brings thousands of visitors to this UNESCO World Heritage-listed town every year.

This property is one of the best places to visit in Spain because, with a population of around 230,000, you can expect it to be lively and full of life during the day without being overwhelmed by tourists. The thing you love about Granada is that you can see it all in one day without needing more time to explore. The reason for this is that Granada is incredibly compact. It’s not just a historic city, it’s also extremely walkable and easily navigable.

There is an old saying that "the journey is all there is." This saying is best exemplified when you visit Granada. Rather than being an endpoint, this historical city is an entry point into the bordering country of Andalucia. The journey doesn’t end at Granada, it’s only just begun.

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