There are so many enchanting places around the globe that makes it hard to decide which should be prioritized on a travel bucket list. If you are a fan of warm weather, ocean waves, beaches, and adventure, we whole-heartedly recommend Spain. There are so many things you can see and do there which makes it one of the must-visit places in the world. From diverse landscapes, festivals to magnificent architecture, Spain has it all.
Speaking basic Spanish will make your trip even better. You can take online classes using Live Lingua Spanish a month before going and even learn it on the road. You can take online classes using different platforms a month before going and even learn it on the road. “Hola!” And “Como estas?” can take you a long way while in Spain and the locals will easily accept you.
Language learning may be your reason to visit Spain. But well, there are so many other reasons to go there, and here are the top 6 that should put Spain on the top of your bucket list.
Spain may be known for its beaches, but there are many other scenic views you can enjoy. From the dramatic mountains to volcanoes, to long coastlines, and even a dessert. The northern Pyrenees, Sierra Nevada, and Picos de Europa are three mountains standing gracefully on this land. There is also the only European dessert, Cabo de Gata, located in Almeria. And, if you are a fan of volcanoes, Tenerife will satisfy your adventurer’s cravings with its Mount Teide volcano which you can climb hiking.
Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, Valencia… There are many metropolitan cities you can explore in Spain. These vivid cities are not only among the top tourist destinations in the world but also cultural centers. You can find some of the world-famous arts in the galleries and museums there.
Apart from museums and galleries, there are many festivals and cultural events you can attend, such as San Fermín Running of the Bulls, La Tomatina, and La Rioja’s annual wine drenching festival. Moreover, every smaller Spanish town organizes its own fiesta, when the locals gather at one place, drink, and celebrate something.
Apart from the cities, there are lots of enchanting villages you can visit. Located mainly on the hillsides of Andalusia, there are many fishing and farming villages. Although once forgotten, they have regained their shine in the last several years by locals and tourists who have seen their charm. From old houses to cobbled streets, to ancient churches and ruins, these villages take you back in time. Some of the most beautiful villages are Frigiliana, Valldemossa, Alarcón, Ronda, and Cudillero.
Spain is renowned for its long, mesmerizing sandy beaches. There are thousands of beaches sleeping on the almost 5.000 kilometers of coastline you can enjoy while looking at the turquoise waters. Some of the most famous beaches are Playa de Ses Illetes, Illas Cies, La Concha beach, Playa de Bolonia, and Costa de la Luz.
Another reason you should visit Spain is its world-known islands. From the party island of Ibiza to the scenic Teneriffe and the other canary islands, to the Balearic islands. These islands are sandy realms that make you feel like you are in heaven. Combined with wonderful weather, the warm sea waters, and friendly locals, it’s the perfect holiday destination.
When speaking of Spanish architecture, the first thing the comes to our mind is the grandiose buildings with their impressive architecture. One of the best-known architectural wonders is the Basílica de la Sagrada Família, a roman catholic minor basilica in Barcelona. There is also the Seville Cathedral, the biggest gothic church in the world. Moreover, there is the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao and the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia. Indeed, there are a lot of impressive buildings you can visit in Spain.
Spain is also known for its cuisine. There are many Michelin-starred restaurants that offer popular dishes as well as tapas bars, cafes, and traditional restaurants. While there are a lot of dining options, you should try national dishes, such as tapas, paella, and chorizo, to inhale a piece of Spanish culture and history. In fact, if you order a drink in some of the bars in Spain, you will get a free plate of tapas.
Adventures are part of the best travels and, in Spain, you can go on many adventure activities. Slide down the zip line between Spain and Portugal or hike the scariest walkway in the world – El Caminito del Rey. You can also go scuba diving if visiting Spain in summer or ski and snowboard if you are there in winter. There are a lot of adrenaline-raising activities for all adventurers.