Attractions in Spain
Check out our list of places to visit in Spain, including tourist attractions in Spain and all the best places to go sightseeing in Spain. This is just a taste of what this great country has to offer!
Barcelona is one of the nicest of the Spanish cities. There are a plethora of museums, theaters and art galleries to visit, as well as hundreds of beautiful architectural buildings such as Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia. Watch the world go by in Las Ramblas, a pedestrian street with dozens of cafes, restaurants and markets as well as singers, dancers, puppeteers and living statues. Night owls will also find plenty of cool spots to entertain themselves.
There are more bars per capita than any other European city – proof that the people of Madrid love to party! Let’s hope you can keep up, the Madrileños are known to stay up till 5 or even 7 am. After a sleep-in get up and explore the streets from the narrow labyrinths of the medieval quarter to the grand boulevards of the 18th and 19th centuries. 2,800 hours of annual sunshine will surely put a smile on your dial and some color in your skin.
Granada has much to offer the visitor. People flock to see ancient architecture such as the Alhambra from the Moorish period. Snowy mountains are on Granada’s doorstep and the beach isn’t too far away either. The 60,000-odd students keep the nightlife bustling.
Seville is a great place to see Gothic architecture such as the Cathedral of Seville (third largest in the world) and don’t miss the Alcazar, the city’s oldest Moorish palace. The city is also big on its nightlife and has a wide variety of Flamenco clubs and bars. In fact it plays host to the largest Flamenco Festival in the world, held every two years.
The Canary Islands boast over 1,500 km of coastline and attracts swarms of beach-lovers year round. Get a tan on the beach or partake in one of the many water activities on offer. No trip would be complete without diving or snorkeling with manta rays, sea turtles and tropical fish swimming beneath you in the crystal waters. Volcanoes, forests and other spectacular scenery will provide hours of interest to the outdoorsy types.
The Balearic Islands consist of Mallorca/Majorca, Ibiza, Formentera and Menorca. All have great beaches and pumping nightlife, Ibiza in particular is known as the club capital of the world. Get out your glow sticks! Take time to discover the churches, monuments and caves on the islands as well.
The city has plenty to offer those who want a few days in the city before heading to the nearby seaside resorts of Torremolinos and Marbella. For starters, Malaga is the birthplace of the artist Picasso so you can visit the house where he was born, or see his paintings, sculptures and drawings at the Museo Picasso. Other sites to see include the baroque Cathedral and the Arab fortress, or soak up spectacular views of the city from Gibralfaro Castle.
Alicante, on the Costa Blanca in Spain, is a great beach town. Relax on the miles of sandy beaches or walk along the boulevard lined with palm trees and cafes. Check out the museums, shopping and great nightlife as well.
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