The mere mentions of many places in Spain can create a warm and exotic feeling in people’s minds, don’t they? With the vast choice of historical Spanish cities, alluring landscapes, delicious foods and quirky festivals, Spain is one of the best places to go for a holiday.
Worried about the impact on your pocket? Well, there’s no need to panic when you’ve got access to various offers on the internet, which can really help. We’ve seen offers of up to 60 per cent off hotel bookings – which can’t be sniffed at!
Of course, while enjoying your bargain hotel booking… you can also enjoy what this diverse and exciting country has to offer. Everything from Barcelona’s beach culture to the tomato-throwing of La Tomatina festival.
But where should you start? Well if you are seeking a little inspiration… this shortlist should whet the appetite.
The Costa Brava
This is a stunning stretch of coastline down from the top of Spain which is a real treat for the eyes.
The Costa Brava has been a popular holiday destination for the tourists from all over the world for a long period of time.
You’ll find stunning cliffs, lush vegetation, sandy beaches and scenic villages which will just leave you spellbound. Then of course you have Barcelona city itself (see below).
Guggenheim in Bilbao
It’s a famous museum in the north-western city of Bilbao which is considered as one of the most important “sculptures” of its era and is also among the many must-see places of Spain.
It has some exhilarating titanium curves which will just blow your mind away.
The city of Bilbao on the other hand is an architectural hotspot and one of the main tourist attractions of Spain.
Seville and its exciting fairs
It is the fourth largest city of Spain which is yet another major tourist attractions of the country. You can roam about the narrow cobbled streets, feel the fragrance of orange blossoms, take a sneak peak of the countryside courtyards with quintessential bougainvillea that just look out-of-the-world.
Head to Sevilla in the spring to the annual spring fair.
If you’re a hard-core fan of art and culture, shopping and exciting night-life then Barcelona is perfect. It is one of the most cosmopolitan cities of Spain and lies on the Mediterranean coast. While there, don’t forget to visit Antoni Gaudi’s fantastical unfinished cathedral and the great Picasso museum. Moreover, there are also great shops, bars, clubs, etc., which will keep you occupied day or night.
If you fancy an explore, then head out of the town and enjoy stunning views of seaside resorts like Sitges or take a car up to the national park of Monserrat. You are guaranteed to gather some of the most best memories of your life.
It is situated exactly in the middle of the Spain with a great history of a way back to 17th century. You should visit the old and historic Madrid de los Austrias and the embellished Royal palace to see the renowned remnants of Madrid’s heyday. If you’re an art or history lover then this is one of the best places to soak up the atmosphere and view vast collections. Madrid is famous for great art and culture with lots of museums including the Prado Museum and the stunning Reina Sofia.
So, if you’re planning a vacation soon then we hope after reading about the aforementioned attractions of Spain you will fly nowhere else other then this exotic and stupendous country with breath-taking natural beauty and enriched with a great heritage.
Elle, along with Alan, is the owner of Spain Buddy and the busy web design business – Spain Web Design by Gandy-Draper.
Born a “Norverner”, she then spent most of her life “Dann Saff” before moving to Spain in 2006. Elle’s loves are Alan, the internet, dogs, good food, and dry white wine – although not necessarily in that order.