Whether you are visiting Spain as a family vacation, a honeymoon with that special someone, or just heading out on an adventure with friends, there are some spots located in Spain that you just should not miss on your visit there. From beaches to the stunning architecture in this beautiful country, here are ten must see destinations to make your vacation to Spain even more breathtaking.
1. Costa del Sol
The Costa del Sol, which translates to “Coast of the Sun,” is a beautiful area in southern Spain, in the Andalusia region of the country. There are towns, villages, and hundreds of kilometers of sandy beaches with warm sand and clear water. Since the Costa del Sol area has so many different beaches, there is a large selection of locations to choose from.
2. Gothic Quarter, Barcelona
Gothic Quarter, in Barcelona, is a wonderful opportunity to experience the breathtaking architecture that still exists from the early days of Spain. In Gothic Quarter you will see churches, a city hall, shopping centers, remains of old cities, and of course, the Cathedral of Santa Eulalia, which is also known as the Barcelona Cathedral, and was constructed during the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries.
3. Casa Batlló
Located in the central part of Barcelona, Casa Batlló, is a masterpiece of the Antoni Guadi, and is a popular sight for those visiting Spain. Originally a remodel of a house, with its beautiful design, colors, and stonework, the building is now open for tours and theatrical events. The inside of the building is an intricately designed as the outside, with plenty of artistic and whimsical designs.
4. The Rock of Gibraltar
The Rock of Gibraltar is a large cliff-like rock located on the tip of the Iberian Peninsula, in the territory known as Gibraltar. The Rock itself has trails, a nature reserve, and offers a scenic view of the area. The Rock of Gibraltar is one of the top things to see while in Spain, because its breathtaking beauty against the sky and the water definitely deserves a view!
Alhambra is a beautiful palace and fortress that is another display of how stunning Spain’s architecture can be. Located in Granada, Alhambra was originally constructed in 889 A.D, and then rebuilt in the thirteenth century. The palace and fortress area is open to tourists and includes guided tours and views of the entire area, including the fountains, flowery courtyards, and exquisite details of the inside and outside of the palace.
6. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
If the visual arts are something that you are interested in, The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid is something you should add to your list of stops during your vacation. It has over 1,600 paintings, and focuses on historical art pieces, whereas other art museums in the area focus on impressionism and other forms of art.
7. Seville Cathedral
Another one of Spain’s most beautiful landmarks, the Seville Cathedral shows off the amazing architecture that the country of Spain has to offer. The cathedral was built in the sixteenth century, and is the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, as well as the third largest church in the world.
8. The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc
The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc is located in Barcelona, in the Montjuïc neighborhood of the city. The fountain lights up in each color of the rainbow, and often there is music incorporated into the beautiful lightshows. In the summer season, fireworks are also part of the display.
9. Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba
Located in the historical district of Cordoba, the Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba is a famous Catholic Cathedral with mysterious and beautiful architecture that is centuries old. With many chapels, doors, and rooms to explore, the Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba attracts many tourists each year.
10. Palacio Real de Madrid
The Palacio Real de Madrid, which means The Royal Palace of Madrid, is the home to the Spanish Royal Family. However, the palace is used only for ceremonies, while the family resides elsewhere in the country. The palace is a tourist destination in Spain’s capital city, with several of the rooms in the palace being open to the public for tours, except during functions during which the King of Spain is using the palace.
1. Costa del Sol – Wikipedia
2. Gothic Quarter, Wikipedia
3. Casa Batlló – Wikipedia
4. The Rock of Gibraltar
5. Alhambra – Wikipedia
6. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum – Wikipedia
7. Seville Cathedral – Wikipedia
8. The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc – Wikipedia
9. Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba – Wikipedia
10. Palacio Real de Madrid – Wikipedia