Spain is one of the most visited countries in Europe and there is no doubt in saying that the place is filled with some amazing attractions that will just blow you away. You not only get to visit the best cities here but also get to stay in some of the best resorts and enjoy the local cuisine as well.
Mentioned below are a list of the best places to visit in Spain and these are not the only places you need to visit. But these are the places you certainly can’t give a miss.
List of Best Places to Visit in Spain
Barcelona is one of the popular destinations that sees visitors almost every time during the year. A number of buildings in this city are designed by the famous architect Antoni Gaudi, they look much like pieces of art. One of the famous monuments here is the Church of the Sacred Family, which is designed by Gaudi and it feels like falling back in time through the looking glass.
You can continue on your journey by visiting the Park Guell next. Later you can even taste sangria that is served fresh at a café located in Las Ramblas. If you love a little more entertainment, you can spend time watching the street performers here. Some of the other places you can visit here are La Sagrada Família, Park Güell, Lasarte, Disfrutar, Museu Picasso, and Palau Güell.
2. Tenerife, Canary Islands
Also popular as Tribal Tenerife, the city still reflects the culture left behind by the aboriginal Guanches. Tourists can visit Mount Teide, which is known to be the tallest peak in Spain. Another attraction worth visiting here is the Los Gigantes and if you have kids along, they certainly will have fun at the Loro Park. The parents at the Loro Park are quite a hit with the kids and adults alike.
If you are in for an adventure, you can opt for a drive to the Masca Valley. If you are looking for an out of the world experience of the countryside, you can visit some farmhouses here that are known for their fresh cheese and the bananas, that are harvested locally. Looking for a souvenir? You cannot settle for anything less than the calado Canario lace.
3. Ibiza, Balearic Islands
If you want to have a blast and party hard, there is no better place than Ibiza. The world itself is taken from an old Spanish word that means, “Party till you drop”. Known to be one of the best and the most favorite nightlife city of Europe, Ibiza also has about 100 miles of coastline.
The coastline boasts of about 50 beaches and a number of restaurants and bars. If you love sports, you can indulge in water sports here and chill with your partner by staying at one of the clubs located on the beach itself. If you wish to know a little about the culture of Ibiza? Then, take out time and visit the UNESCO designed old town of Ibiza.
Not many global tourists might be aware of this wonderful city in Spain called the Majorica. The island is dreamy and is said to have inspired quite a lot of people who visited here. The island is not a famous spring beach destination.
Well, it means that you need to make your reservations a little earlier if you too have plans to visit this place during spring. The Marineland’s Dolphin show and the other show like Sea Lion shows are a huge hit with the kids. And, if you have a toddler who is obsessed with Thomas, you certainly ride the antique train that covers travel from Palma and Soller.
5. Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
Gran Canaria, located on the Canary Islands is a small yet welcoming city that has everything for almost everyone. You can see families flocking the major attractions here which are the water parts and the clean sandy beaches located in Puerto Rico.
If you are looking for a sweet escape you can visit the peaceful fishing villages located in Mogan. Don’t get surprised if you end up seeing a good number of gay visitors when you visit the bars here. Another beach that is worth a visit is the Playa Del Ingles.
Visitors can hire or rent a car or a bus and go on a tour around the island. Some of the other sites you can visit are Iglesia de San Juan Bautista de Arucas and if you have kids along, you can also visit the Palmalitos zoo.
6. Menorca, Balearic Islands
If you wish to see the most beautiful sunrise, you certainly need to lead to Menorca. Known to be the one place in Spain where the sun rises first, Minorca is more like the ambassador of Spain, thanks to the most scenic sunrise people get to witness here.
The beaches too are very beautiful here and to your surprise, they are very much empty. So, if you need to spend some time with your partner in a cozy and isolated place, the beaches in Menorca are the best.
The waters here are best for those who love to water ski and sail. If you are visiting with family, the Playa De Binigaus is the perfect beach to visit. Some of the other places you can visit are the Cala Mitjana, Alaior and the fishing village of the Fornells.
Do you know that a number of buildings located in Madrid look more like castles from your favorite fairy tales? Well, it certainly looks like you have entered a village that is just out of a fairy tale. Even the city’s City Hall looks astounding and the white pinnacles and its features will just leave you mesmerized.
You can start the tour of this city from the Great Bear statue that is located at the Puerta Del Sol. You can then visit the Royal Palace and then head to the Retiro Park to enjoy the beauty of the place. The city also has a good number of museums and you can choose to visit those that take your interest.
8. Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
Another popular destination in Spain is Fuerteventura, located in the Canary Islands. The place is very famous for the discos here where you can party till late in the night. The clubs and the water parks too have a lot to offer. If you love golf, you would for sure love to play at the golf courses here.
With perfect weather and a lot of attractions and activities, the city of Fuerteventura is really hard to resist. You can also visit Betancuria, which has a number of museums or take part in the Carnival celebrations that are normally held in the month of February. You can hit the club or relax at the cool beaches after a tiring, hot day’s visit around the place.
9. Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Well, if you wish to experience what it feels like to be in paradise, head straight to Lanzarote. You can go in for a camel ride or enjoy the calm and soothing sunset or then spend some time with your loved ones dining at the Candlelit cave.
The other places you can visit here are the rock formations known as Los Hervideros or enjoy the views from the famous Mirador Del Rio look point. You can also visit the underground caves of Cueva de Los Verdes and it is said that people once used these caves to hide from the dangerous pirates.
Last on our list is Seville, which is an ancient and popular Roman city. The popular city is now home to three world famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites and this is what adds that extra charm.
Some of the places you can visit here are the Alcazar palace complex and the Cathedral where you can peep into the culture and tradition of the city. Seville is also home to the largest wooden structure of the world, The Metropol Parasol.
Now that you know the best places to visit, plan your trip and get set go!
Also, let us know in comments which is your favorite place in Spain?