Spain: land of the Costa del Sol, the Balearic Islands including Mallorca, tasty Paella’s and the siesta’s. But next to the crowded coast and the great food, Spain has a lot of great cities to visit! Not only the famous Barcelona, also the capital of Spain, Madrid, has great parks and interesting musea. Also Valencia or Malaga are beautiful cities to visit. Ready to go to discover these fantastic cities? Pack your bags and let’s go!
A great tip is to rent a car in Barcelona. You’re not dependent on the public transport and drive whenever you want. Booking your car in advance is also a way to make it yourself more easier to start your trip. No longer arranging a rental car when you arrive, but a car that’s ready for you at the airport.
The number one attraction in Barcelona is the Sagrada Familia, the holy cathedral by Antoni Gaudi. The building still isn’t finished, but that will be in 2026, on the 100th anniversary of his death. More of Gaudi? The undulating benches with colorful mosaic tiles with behind them a vast view over the city.
Shopping in Barcelona? One of the most famous streets is the Ramblas. You can see lot of artists there, enjoy yourself with a drink on a terrace and shopping of course. Walking from the beach to the center you will find lots of shops from famous brands.
A football lover? You definitely have to go to Camp Nou! This is the stadium of one of the best football-teams of the world, FC Barcelona. Avoid waiting in line and buy your tickets to the famous attractions in Barcelona here.
Next stop: Valencia
Valencia is also at the Spanish coast. Shopping, culture and good food: this city has it all. The eyecatcher of this city is the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (city of arts and sciences). This is a park with six modern buildings and a great opera house, aquarium and a 3D IMAX Cinema. But there’s also lots of markets and going out for dinner is a must do here. Go to the Mercado Central to buy groceries to cook something yourself. And even when your not have to buy groceries, looking around is this market is already impressive to do.
Your trip is not complete if you haven’t walked through the city center. There is much to see like the relics of the Moorish time. The Alcazaba, a Moorish fort, the Gibralfaro castle and the Roman theatre are a some highlights in Malaga. And did you even know that Artist Pablo Picasso was born in this city? Visit the Picasso Museum to see his fantastic work! No time to be bored in Malaga!
Sevilla is the capital of Andalusia. A city full of temperament. Most people say that Sevilla is the most beautiful city of Spain. Enjoy the stirring flamenco music and the beautiful architecture and get lost into the narrow alleyways in the city center. Also the royal palace, Alcázar Real de Sevilla, is the highlight of this city. The palace is full of special details, colorful tile work and arty elements of wood and plaster. Don’t forget to enjoy the great garden!
Do you have some good dance moves or do you want to learn some more? Learn some skills of this temperamental dance at a flamenco workshop. And show your new moves at night at a flamenco bar!
When you’re in Spain, you have to plan a trip to discover the capital of Spain: Madrid. There is a lot to see in this city. Save your money and get a Madrid Citypass for tickets or discounts on lots of attractions in this city. Most of the time you also can skip the long waiting lines.
The biggest and famous art museum of the world is the Museo del Prado. It has more than 5.000 drawings, 1.000 coins and medals, 8.600 paintings and many more. Artists as El Greco, Bartolome Esteban Murillo, Rembrandt, Jheronimus Bosch, Peter Paul Rubens, Titaan, Velazquez and Joachin Patinir have pieces in this museum.