If you are looking for a vacation filled with sun, sea, culture, and character, Spain is the perfect choice. However, as the nation offers so many exciting destinations to choose from, you might be unsure about the best city for your next trip.
If you want to make an informed choice before you book a break, here’s a rundown of the best Spanish cities to add onto your travel bucket list.
Make your way directly to Madrid to enjoy unforgettable food, an electric nightlife, and intriguing culture. Once you arrive in the Spanish capital, it’s advisable to head straight for the center of the city, which is filled with sleek gastro-bars, mouth-watering delis, and superb boutiques. You’ll love to spend your days soaking up the sun as you sit at a pavement café, and you can even explore Madrid’s many museums, such as Reina Sofia, The Prado Museum, and Thyssen-Bornemisza.
If you want to travel to one of the finest destinations in Spain, look no further than Barcelona. This cosmopolitan city is not only home to one of the best soccer clubs in the world, it’s also world renowned for its exquisite architecture, such as the Sagrada Familia church. You’ll also never be bored during a visit to the city, as you can take a selfie at the colorful Park Guell, view the masterpiece of Casa Mila, participate in the Barcelona Marathon or attend the EPT Barcelona.
If you love to soak up beautiful architecture on your travels, expect to fall in love with Valencia. The city is lined with exquisite Art Nouveau buildings, which are complemented by both Renaissance and Gothic monuments. In addition to its beautiful buildings, you can explore many shops, museums, restaurants, and bars. You can also find the perfect spot to sunbathe in the miles of beach Valencia has to offer.
Take your camera with you on a trip to Granada, because you’ll regret it if you don’t. Few Spanish destinations are more mesmerizing than this medieval city, which offers snow-capped peaks, winding cobbled streets and beautiful gardens. The crown jewel of Granada is undoubtedly The Alhambra, which is a medieval complex of palaces and courtyards sitting high above the city. Sacromonte is also a must-visit during a city break, as the white caves were once the hillside homes of Granada’s original gypsy community and it now hosts dramatic flamenco shows.
The port city of Alicante is well-known for its narrow streets and colored housing, which add to its Spanish charm. It also offers the dramatic Mount Benacantil as a beautiful backdrop, with Santa Barbara Castle located on its peak, which offers breath-taking panoramic views. The city is also the ideal destination for those looking for unforgettable nightlife, and you can enjoy some of the best tapas in the city in Alicante’s old town.
Now you know the best places to visit, all you must do now is book your trip to Spain. Don’t be surprised if you never want to leave.