Spain is every traveler’s dream, with sunkissed beaches, stunning mountain scenery, historic cities, culinary delights and a culture that uplifts the soul. No one who has visited Spain can claim to return untouched by its diverse yet soul-stirring landscape, its rich and varied past, or its vibrant present.
Spain was the first global empire of the modern world and the most powerful, leaving behind a linguistic legacy across the corners of the globe, making Spanish the second most spoken language today. During the Golden Years, there was much progress and many architectural wonders saw the light of day. Not surprisingly, Spain ranks third in the number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites that lie within its boundaries.
While most people converge on the more popular cities like Barcelona and Seville to marvel at the architecture of the past and soak in the culture, other historic cities like Granada, Toledo, and Bilbao also have architectural wonders and a cultural scene worth exploring. Spain’s Moorish past is showcased in all its glory at the Alhambra Palace in Granada and the Mezquita of Cordoba, while the cities of Tarragona and Segovia have some of the best Roman ruins.
Spain is renowned for its ‘fiestas’ and some of the best cultural festivals in the world, such as the Semana Santa, La Tomatina, and Pamplona attract visitors from all corners of the globe. The country has some legendary nightlife too, with beach resorts like Ibiza, Benidorm, and Sitges pulling in the party animals.
Like many European nations, the Spanish also take their food and wine very seriously. The unassuming tapas can take on a variety of forms to stir your tastebuds like no other, while celebrity chefs create magic in the Michelin star restaurants which abound in this part of the world.
The largest country in Southern Europe has something for everyone, whether it’s the thrill of adventure, a romantic getaway, an idyllic village or a culinary feast; Spain has to be experienced first hand to understand all that makes it so special.

Top 10 Things To Do In Salamanca

Top 10 Things To Do In Salamanca

Perched on the hills of northwestern Spain, Salamanca is a feast for the eyes and soul. It’s home to stunning sandstone buildings, a lively arts and culture scene, and an indomitable nightlife. And as a university city since the 13th century, it isn’t surprising that Salamanca exudes an intellectual vibe. More than 180,000 people call…

Top 12 Things To Do In Avila

Top 12 Things To Do In Avila

Sometimes referred to as the ‘City of Stones and Saints,’ the spiritual city of Ávila located in the Autonomous Community of Castile and León about 111km north-west of Madrid, boasts of having the highest number of Romanesque and Gothic churches per capita in the country. Founded in the 11th century to defend the Spanish territories…

Top 12 Things To Do In Girona

Top 12 Things To Do In Girona

Less than a hundred kilometers from the northeast of Barcelona is the Catalan city of Girona. It is an ancient city, having originated during the time of the Iberians and later known as the Roman city of Gerunda. In the 12th century, the city had a flourishing Jewish community and had one of the most…

Top 12 Things To Do In Benidorm

Top 12 Things To Do In Benidorm

The city of Benidorm located in the province of Alicante in eastern Spain has been a popular tourist destination since the 1950s. This coastal resort attracts many visitors throughout the year. Besides the various attractions that make up Benidorm, it has a vibrant nightlife with numerous bars and clubs. What sets Benidorm apart from the…

Top 12 Things To Do In Vigo

Top 12 Things To Do In Vigo

The westernmost tip of the Spanish landmass is grand, with lush green vegetation, picturesque mountains, and an electrifying coast. Vigo, in the Galician landmass, used to be a village whose mainstay was fishing! But now, it is one of the most populous cities in Spain owing to the large area it covers. This city has…

Top 12 Things To Do In San Sebastian

Top 12 Things To Do In San Sebastian

The elegant city of San Sebastian or Donostia (Basque) is one of Spain’s most sought after beach resorts. Located on the coast of the Bay of Biscay, the beautiful beaches coupled with the lovely sunny weather attract people from all over. A stroll through the Old Town (Parte Vieja), a lazy day at the beach,…

Top 12 Things To Do In Sitges

Top 12 Things To Do In Sitges

The popular coastal town of Sitges referred to as the Saint-Tropez of Spain is located about 35 km southwest of Barcelona. This former fishing village has grown in popularity because of its natural beauty and also because of its world-renowned Film Festival and Carnival. The climate in Sitges is also another key factor in drawing…

Top 12 Things To Do In Bilbao

Top 12 Things To Do In Bilbao

Bilbao, the largest city in the Basque region in northern Spain was once a main industrial hub and a minor beach destination. However, the inauguration of the Guggenheim Museum in 1997, brought the tourists flocking to this part of Spain. The deindustrialization of Bilbao began in the 1990s when many of the industrial areas were…

Top 10 Things To Do In Tenerife

Top 10 Things To Do In Tenerife

The natural beauty of Tenerife is known worldwide. People from every corner of the globe come here almost like a pilgrimage to enjoy the sun, luxury hotels, the cold and refreshing Atlantic Ocean, stunning scenery and eternal spring climate. Dreamy sunsets and black sand beaches are the best natural relaxant there is in life according…

Ibiza

Top 11 Things To Do In Ibiza

Although Ibiza has a reputation for being the party capital of the planet, host of the best nightlife in the world and home to the best super-clubs on the globe, the island owns as well an absolutely beautiful coastline with dozens of tiny coves to discover, crystal clear seas for snorkeling, hidden bays, pine forests,…

Top 10 Things To Do In Toledo

Top 10 Things To Do In Toledo

Standing on a hill high above the Tagus River, Toledo is a historic walled city in central Spain as well as the former capital of Spain. It has been an important center of culture to the Romans, Catholics, Jews and Muslims for nearly 3,000 years. Behind its walls, Toledo preserves an artistic and cultural legacy…

Top 9 Things To Do In Palma de Mallorca

Top 10 Things To Do In Palma de Mallorca

Mallorca is the largest of the four Balearic Islands off the coast of Spain, in the Western Mediterranean and the capital, Palma de Mallorca, is a vibrant, stylish, sophisticated city that bursts with life and a lovely place to spend most of your time. From beautiful beaches and old city with fascinating history to great restaurants and nightlife. Check…

Top 10 Things To Do In Granada

Top 10 Things To Do In Granada

Granada, one of the pearls of Spain, is home to 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites (Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzin), all of which are exceptional reminders of Moorish Spain. Many visitors come here just to see the extraordinary Alhambra Palace, one of the most spectaculars of all European monuments, but once they arrive they realize there…

Top 10 Things To Do In Málaga

Top 10 Things To Do In Malaga

Located just 129 km (80 miles) north of Africa, Malaga is a port city on southern Spain’s Costa del Sol and the largest southernmost city in Europe. Its rare combination of tropical heaven right next to an urban oasis, hot beaches, mountains, historic monuments, a charming old town and a lively nightlife make of this city a…

Top 10 Things To Do In Seville

Top 10 Things To Do In Seville

Seville is located in Andalucia, a rocky, sun-baked region on Spain’s southern coast, and it is probably the most underrated city in Spain. Many visitors tend to focus on Madrid and Barcelona while leaving Seville behind. Seville is vibrant city that has a distinctive, historic grandeur, with over a thousand years of impressive architectural styles from Moorish palaces,…

Top 7 Things To Do In Valencia

Top 7 Things To Do In Valencia

Sits on the East coast of the Iberian Peninsula along the Mediterranean, Spain’s third-largest city is not getting the attention it deserves, and it is still a bit of a hidden gem with a wealth of things to see and do. From cutting-edge architecture and some of the most innovative and avant-garde buildings to excellent…

Top Things To Do In Cordoba

Top 6 Things To Do In Cordoba

Cordoba is famous for being the proud keeper of one of Andalucia’s three great architectural jewels: the Mezquita. However, Cordoba is more than that. Its rich cultural and religious history attracts millions of visitors every year. Cordoba is one of those places where the past is reflected everywhere you look and it is also in…

Top 10 Things To Do In Madrid

Top 10 Things To Do In Madrid

Madrid is not only the home of the world’s most successful soccer club of the 20th century, The Real Madrid, but it also means incredible architecture, great museums, unbelievable restaurants and more. Madrid was declared the capital of Spain in the 17th century and its name comes from the Arabic word “magerit” which means ‘place of many…

Top 11 Things To Do In Barcelona

Top 11 Things To Do In Barcelona

Barcelona, located on the shores of the Mediterranean sea in northern Spain, is the most cosmopolitan and economically most active city in this country. It is welcoming, plural and diverse. Barcelona has it all, from Picasso and Gaudi to outdoor markets and stunning Gothic architecture. Check out our top sights and attractions in Barcelona. “Barcelona is a very…