5 Best Places To Visit in Spain And When To Go
A Spanish holiday will thrill anyone who is a lover of art, food and scenic beauty. Spain has a lot to offer to anyone from all walks of life and any age group. Check out these best places to visit in Spain to help you decide where to book for your next Spanish adventure.
The weather in some parts of Spain can be unpredictable making it necessary to consider the right season to visit to make sure you get the most from your trip. Listed below are the 5 best places to visit in Spain and the best time to go.
The capital city of Spain, Madrid is a typical mix of old Spanish heritage sites and a new wave of art and culture induced over time. It is the largest city in Spain and hosts stunning architectural beauty and amazing nightlife. The Royal Residence, home to the Spanish monarch is a national heritage sight and a must visit.
Other must visit tourist attractions include The Prado museum, housing the valuable collection of art and master pieces from famous painters, Puerta Del Sol, which is a meeting ground for festivals and cultural activities, The Gran Via, a street in the middle of Madrid with many historical buildings and theaters. The best time to visit Madrid is in the fall season and the spring season when the temperature is fairly warm and pleasant, but not too hot.
A visit to Spain is incomplete without a visit to Barcelona. This city is stunning, with an array of architectural marvels, a splendid nightlife and a beautiful coastline with clear waters. The Basilica of the Sagrada Familia is a famous church by the world renowned architect Antoni Gaudi, and this tops the list of attractions in Barcelona.
The famous La Rambla, is a must visit on any trip to Barcelona. It is an avenue lined with palm trees, where you can take a lazy stroll and capture the beauty of this unique city. For the thrill seekers, there are hot air balloon rides which depend upon the season of travel. A trip to Montserrat will give you lessons in Spanish cooking and a wine tasting experience. The best time to visit Barceloneta is mid September to November as the weather is relatively cool.
Dubbed as the cultural capital of Spain, Seville has a lot on its platter, with great architecture and significant landmarks. The city of Seville always has an upbeat vibe and a festival atmosphere is maintained all year round. The Plaza De Espana is an architectural monument with great tile work as well as fountains, works of porcelain and some great performances by the street artists.
The Seville cathedral is a world famous church with its gorgeous ceilings and colourful windows, capturing the imagination of every visitor. Take the Audio guide at the Real Alcazar to gain knowledge about its history and stroll amongst the well maintained gardens to take in the fascination of the place. Seville offers numerous impressive food tours to try out one whilst you visit the city. The best time to visit Seville is from March to May when the crowds are less, giving you a little more space to move about freely.
4. Spanish Islands
Think of Spain and the beaches is the first thing that comes to mind. There are four main Spanish islands, each with its own specialty. The island of Ibiza is a place for party animals. Wild parties and some exceptionally beautiful beaches make this place a playground for the party-doers. The Canary Islands, off the coast of Morocco offer some very luxurious getaways for families and couples.
The Spanish beaches are maintained all year round and the sun shines most of the time on these glorious islands. All the beaches on the Spanish islands are accompanied with crystal clear waters making them an ideal location to take a dip to cool off from the blazing sun. The soft sand and the warm waters make the Spanish beaches an ideal destination to visit with the kids.
Granada is the main city of the Granada province, located at the foot of the famous Sierra Nevada Mountains. The highlight of the Granada city is The Alhambra Palace. It has stunning beauty with historical importance and some magnificent surrounding landscape. People usually tend to spend a day here to take in the relaxing vibe of the palace. Walk through the narrow streets of Albayzin, a historic walkway, to explore the city of Granada.
The night view is awesome with the glistening lights and the stars making it a picture perfect spot. The Nevada shopping centre offers some great shopping experience with the modern items to the local crafts. The best time to visit Granada is May to June, with the temperatures on the cooler side.
A visit to Spain encompasses a host of activities ranging from astonishing architectural sites to the exotic beaches. With this list of best places to visit in Spain, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing the right destination for you this season.
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Author: For this post, we collaborated with Ellie, who is a freelance travel writer, originally from the UK. She has had experience publishing for some top travel websites around the world, writing about everything from hidden gems to luxury hangouts all over the world, Ellie is currently writing for Travel Department.
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