Destinations

Tourist Attractions in Spain

September 17, 2012 by

Palacio Real

Palacio Real

If you are planning a trip to Spain, you may be surprised to learn this sunny destination offers more to do than going to the beach or watching a bullfight. Tourist attractions in Spain run the gambit from historic sites like the Aqueduct of Segovia or the medieval Cuenca to popular party destinations.

Granada walking tour: From Islam to Christianity

Granada walking tour: From Islam to Christianity

Sites to See in Spain

Alhambra: The city of Alhambra is rich with history and culture. There’s so much to see, you can spend more than a day taking in the museums, and guided tours to make sure you take in all the city has to offer.

You can choose from walking tours that guide you through the historical center of Granada, pass through the area surrounding the Cathedral, the Albaicin quarter, and the river Darro as you learn about the Catholic Monarchs and Charles V, the Alhambra, the Moorish tragedy and more.

Barcelona: Barcelona is loaded with historical attractions and sites of interest. LaRamla is the main thoroughfare at the heart of the city and a good place to start if you want to enjoy the charm of this city.

It’s lined with plane trees and a perfect way to take in attractions like the Columbus Memorial, the Barri Gotic, Santa Monica Art Centre, and Lyceum (Opera), and along the way enjoy the flower and bird market, along with restaurants and cafes.

Choose to eat your meal in the outdoor seating where you can enjoy the work of local artists, street musicians and other performers. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience.

La Rambla

La Rambla at night.

Madrid: Madrid is the capital city of Spain and home to an amazing selections of attractions in Spain. Visit the Plaza del Sol, Palacio Real (royal palace of the Spanish monarchy), or the Prado Museum of Art for starts. Along with all the historical attractions, Madrid offers beautiful parks where you can take in the everyday culture and people watch.

Running with the bulls

Running with the bulls.

Local Fiestas

If you’re looking for a little fun away from all the tours and history, local fiestas are a great way to kick back and party. Every fiesta is different.

For instance in Pamplona in Basque Country they celebrate the running of the bulls in July. In Andalucia , horses, flamenco and guitars are fundamental to the celebrations. At the fiesta of Las Fallas in March in Valencia, you’ll experience huge bonfires and fireworks.

Photo credits: alhambradegranada.org, bestourism.com, tiger.towson.edu, fun-learning-spanish.com



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