Top 5 Places to Go in Spain

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Spain boasts an expansive coastline, hundreds of islands, and 17 regions packed with incredible destinations – from party beaches in Ibiza to crashing waves in Tarifa; here, you’ll find something exciting waiting for you! Find the best Rome travel guide.

Girona’s medieval cityscape is breathtakingly stunning, its cobblestone streets floating gracefully above the water. Be sure also to see Antoni Gaudi’s legendary Parc Guell design for Barcelona as you stroll the streets there.

Madrid

Spain’s capital offers abundant activities and sights to keep visitors occupied from morning until night. Beautiful parks add green spaces to historic urban neighborhoods, while museums showcase masterful works by European artists.

Retiro Park blends nature with Madrid’s classical architecture for an experience that delights all five senses. Atocha Station features an attractive tropical garden filled with rare trees and plants from across the globe – unlike most train stations!

Thyssen-Bornemisza provides another fantastic art experience after exploring the Prado. As part of Madrid’s Golden Triangle of Art, this museum displays masterpieces from both German and English schools such as Hans Holbein, Hans Baldung Grien, and Albrecht Durer, as well as Renaissance paintings by Tintoretto, Veronese, and Van Dyck painters.

Valencia

Valencia’s coastal region features many UNESCO-listed beaches, Modernist landmarks, and historic towns that draw people in from across Europe. Furthermore, Valencia boasts numerous museums displaying works by famous artists like Goya and Sorolla that showcase this city’s coastal region.

Religious believers will find the cathedral an essential visit. Its majestic interior features stunning Baroque sculptures and murals. Additionally, its Chapel of the Holy Grail displays an idyllic scene from heaven while holding its namesake relic – believed to be Jesus’ cup.

One of the city’s premier attractions, designed by Santiago Calatrava, is Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. This complex features an oceanarium, science museum, and giant greenhouse designed by Calatrava. Europe’s largest aquarium also houses beluga whales! To beat the heat during summer days, try sipping some delicious horchata-a refreshing beverage made of ground tiger nuts, almonds, and various blended grains!

San Sebastian

San Sebastian is an idyllic coastal oasis teeming with three idyllic beaches (La Concha, Ondarreta, and Playa de Zurriola), breathtaking mountains looming overhead, and its Old Town known as Parte Vieja that can best be explored on foot.

San Sebastian Cathedral stands as an impressive icon. Visitors to San Sebastian are often impressed with its stunningly simple interior compared to other Spanish churches and beautiful stained-glass windows.

Miramar Palace lies between La Concha and Ondarreta beaches and makes an excellent place to while away the day. Built-in English Tudor style by architect Selden Wornum, this palace once served as the summer residence of Spanish royals; today, however, it is a popular cultural space that hosts an annual San Sebastian Film Festival each September.

Pamplona

Pamplona is best known for hosting its annual San Fermin festival every July. Still, there’s much more to discover in its intriguing city center – maze-like streets lined with tall buildings and an old citadel with its museum!

There are also several parks and gardens, such as Taconera Gardens. For architecture buffs, don’t miss the distinctive Santa Maria la Real Cathedral with military Gothic features – an architectural gem!

Food options abound in the center, from pintxo bars serving them to cafes where Hemingway wrote much of his work, like Cafe Iruna, where Hemingway spent much time writing. Cafe Iruna offers great local wine selections and delicious vegetable-centric dishes for visitors looking for refreshments.

Theme Parks

Spain boasts incredible theme parks filled with spectacular settings, shows, and rides that thrill children and adults. Spain has something special in store, from thrilling roller coasters to gentler attractions!

Granada is a historic gem known for its Moorish architecture and Alhambra palace, but there are also plenty of Catholic monasteries, such as Monasterio de Piedra (Stone Monastery).

Puy du Fou brings Spanish history alive through a fantastic range of shows and attractions in Castile-La Mancha’s picturesque community, such as battles and jousting competitions. Perfect for kids learning history through fun experiences!

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