The fact is that you do not really need a reason to visit Spain. It is one of those places which is almost always on the ‘to visit’ list of any traveler around the world. Home to some of the best preserved ancient monuments and some of the cleanest and most beautiful beaches, a country where grand festivals are a part of everyday life, a place where sports are much more than just a part of life, and a land with much delectable cuisine, Spain has many faces, with each one being more beautiful than the others.
With so much to see and experience in Spain, it is impossible to list all the major tourist attractions in the country. However, if you are running low on time and want to gain each kind of experience that Spain has to offer, here is a list of things to do in Spain before you run out of vacation time:
Places to visit in Spain
2. The island of Mallorca / Majorca
Top tip: Save some energy from your time at the beach for the entertaining nightlife the island has to offer.
3. Buildings designed by Antoní Gaudí
A regular guided tour of the monument is available for 55 EUR (about 62.22 USD).
6. Camp Nou & Estadio Santiago Bernabeu
7. Montserrat Monastery
8. Volcan El Teide
9. Timanfaya National Park
Fun activities to do in Spain
10. Participate in the Running of the Bulls
Pro tip – Don’t forget to loosen up before your sprint!
12. Enjoy some watersports
13. See a flamenco show
14. Enjoy the gourmet food
15. Watch a football match
Here is how to prepare for a game: Bring a sandwich for halftime,preferably a very large one since you may have to share it, get ready to have your ears burst, and make sure you pick up a banner on your way in to support the team of your choice!
16. Eat paella in Valencia
17. Loro Parque
18. Siam Park
19. Visit the serene beaches
20. Eat Tapas
Pro tip – If you have no idea how and what to order in the bar just leave it at the hands of the waiter / waitress and let them know how hungry you are!
21. Take part in the La Tomatina festival
Places to enjoy art in Spain
22. Madrid's three essential art museums
23. Palau de la Musica Catalana
If not for any concert, visit this place for the breathtaking architecture and intricate designs it boasts.
24. Royal Palace of Madrid
25. Sorolla Museum
Take a tour of this place to be pleasantly surprised by the simplicity and genius of Joaquin Sorolla.
26. Casa Batllo
27. Aqueduct, Segovia
Spain has so much more to offer
The list above is non-exhaustive and you can explore so much more in Spain. A generous climate throughout the year, state of the art infrastructure, a well-developed local transportation system, and an extremely helpful and friendly local culture make Spain an ideal tourist destination for people from all over the world.
Warning: By the time you end up completing your list, you might grow extremely jealous of the local Spanish people for the kind of places they have at their disposal! At that time, just remember that you are not alone!
Spain deserves a LONG vacation, so plan your trip accordingly or you will regret it later on!
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