Top Attractions in Spain
TD Team | 24 March 2021
If you’re planning a holiday to Spain, then check out our suggestions below of some of the top sights you should see in this stunning country. Explore the many different sides of Spain, from soaking up some sun along the Mediterranean to experiencing authentic Spanish cuisine and culture.
One of the highlights of Tenerife is to see Mount Teide, the third biggest volcano in the whole world. The volcano is located in Teide National Park, which was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2007.
Discover Andalucía and experience Spain’s most lively and colourful city, located on the banks of the River Guadalquivir. Seville is famous for flamenco, tapas and a rich cultural and architectural heritage. Its vibrant historic centre boasts remarkable sites, including the cathedral and La Giralda tower, the vast and impressive Alcázar Palace and gardens, and the Santa Cruz quarter with its flower-filled balconies and hidden courtyards.
La Sagrada Família
Antoni Gaudí was an incredible Spanish architect, The Sagrada de Família is a Roman Catholic church and is one of his most iconic creations; and one of the top sights to see in Barcelona. The construction of the Sagrada Família in Barcelona began in 1892 and it’s expected to be completed in 2026! Gaudi allegedly stated “My client is not in a hurry." Even though it’s still not completed, it is a remarkable architectural feat. You will also find the Museu Gaudí close by, which gives a background to Gaudí and the building of the Sagrada de Família. Casa Milà or La Pedrera is another incredible building designed by Gaudí. Everything from the facade down to the tiniest detail was envisioned by Gaudí. The rooftop also has a surreal sculpture park and it’s believed that some of the statues were even an inspiration for the costumes of the storm troopers in Star Wars.
As Barcelona is a coastal city, there is an abundance of seafood. There is a fantastic food market near La Rambla, the famous La Boqueria. There is such a wonderful variety of fruits, vegetables, fish, meat and more! A foodie paradise!
They call Girona the “City of the Four Rivers” and it’s truly a stunning place. "Les Cases de l'Onyar" or Houses on the Onyar is an iconic landmark of Girona, a colourful and stunning city. It’s a great excursion from Barcelona and it’s not too far away.
Park Güell, a garden complex with colourful mosaics, is another one of Antoni Gaudí's magnificent works that you can visit in Barcelona. You can spend hours walking around the park, taking in the scenery and especially the panoramic views of the city. The stunning city of Barcelona, just one of the highlights on our Costa Brava & Barcelona holiday.
One of the highlights of the Basque country, located on the Nervión river in the bustling city of Bilbao, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is a fantastic museum of modern and contemporary art. Even the Guggenheim, designed by Frank Gehry, is an impressive feat of architecture.
Caves of Nerja
Nerja is approximately 50km east of Malaga in Andalucia and has a long history, which can be seen in the ancient paintings found in the Caves of Nerja. These caves are now believed to be just one entrance to a linked series of underground tunnels which extend many miles into the mountains between Nerja and Granada.
The Royal Palace (Palacio Real)
The official residence of the King of Spain, the Royal Palace is the largest building in Madrid and the largest Royal palace in Western Europe. It was built on the site of the old Alcázar, the Moorish castle that was destroyed by fire in 1734, and the old city wall around this area may still be seen. Founded in the 9th century the capital has a rich history, a thriving art and culture scene, fantastic food, and there are plenty of other sights and attractions to discover on a Madrid city break.
A visit to the Alhambra should definitely be on your travel list. The UNESCO listed monument complex of La Alhambra, with magnificent palaces, patios and gardens, is one the best sights to see in Spain.
The Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba
The UNESCO and ancient Andalucían city of Cordoba has remarkable Moorish architecture, including Mezquita which was formerly a Mosque and is now a Catholic Cathedral.
Santiago de Compostela
The ancient city of Santiago de Compostela is a fantastic place to visit, especially the old town. Its narrow streets, pretty squares and impressive buildings are atmospheric and captivating, especially if you’ve arrived there after making the adventurous journey on a Camino Walking Holiday.
The beaches of the Costa del Sol
It wouldn’t be a trip to Spain without experiencing the famous beaches of the Costa del Sol. It’s the perfect spot to soak up the Spanish sun and visit some of the best attractions in Andalucia.
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