When you are planning a Europe tour, the one country that is a must-visit is Spain. Beautiful landscape, rich culture and heritage, vibrant lifestyle and great food- you will get everything here. It is also one of the most affordable countries for a vacation in Europe. But during your limited stay, how do you cover an entire country? To help you plan the Spain itinerary, we have listed the best travel places in Spain that you must visit. Read on to find out the places you cannot miss.
Madrid is the capital of Spain and is noted for its world-class art museums. For every connoisseur of art, this is a haven of the most valuable art collections from all over the world. Museo del Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza or the “Golden Triangle of Art” are located here. These are world-class art museums. Apart from that, you can walk down the Paseo del Prado or the art lane which has been recently enlisted as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy the beautiful architecture around you and immerse yourself in the vibrant street culture while you are here.
This is a stunning metropolis that stands out for its architecture, city beaches-especially the Gothic influence on the entire city. You cannot miss the two-thousand years old Gothic Quarter or Barri Gotic. Enjoy a pleasant lunch at the Mercat de la Boqueria which is one of the oldest markets in Europe. Barcelona offers you a glimpse into the simple yet vibrant lifestyle of the Spanish folk and before you know it, the city will embrace you like one of its own.
Granada is the picture-perfect city located at the foot of the snow-class Sierra Nevada Mountain range. This Andalusian city is also the home to the Alhambra palace complex which is a must-visit location here. The crystal clear pools, intricately carved walls and archways and beautiful mosaics of the palace take you back to the 15th century when this was first built. If you are looking for a quaint vacation and pleasant weather- Grenada must be on your itinerary.
The city is the capital of the Spanish island Mallorca. It is usually the central point for tourists on the island because of the Palma airport. The airport lets you quickly reach this resort island though there are other modes of travel like speedboats from the mainland. Palma is a must-visit if you wish to witness the vibrant nightlife and enjoy some luxurious experiences during your travel. There are ample resorts, great restaurants and bars all over the island of Mallorca.
If you are a history buff, the city of Toledo will appeal to you. It is a two thousand years old walled city and the former capital of the Visigothic Kingdom. Today it is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. The place has experienced Jewish, Christian and Islamic influences over the years. Walk down the cobbled and narrow streets and unique a cultural blend between Roman and Moorish architectural styles while you are here.
For beach lovers, Spain offers the Balearic Islands. It is at the east of the Iberian Peninsula and recognized by the “Balearic blue” or the colour of the Mediterranean Sea here. It is an archipelago of four large islands- Majorca, Formentera, Menorca and Ibiza. Explore the many white sand beaches, coves and rugged cliffs and party by the night during your stay.
Apart from those mentioned here, there are many more travel places in Spain to explore. Go for a cultural whirlpool or walk down historical lanes. Or else, simply enjoy the natural beauty at the beaches- you get some memories for a lifetime when you are on a vacation in Spain.