Spain, as a holiday destination, has a lot to offer. From stag dos in Algarve or junggesellenabschied bei Algarve, as one would say in German, to a family getaway in Barcelona, you can find something for everyone, so much so, you may not even know where to start. If you are in the process of planning a trip to Spain, here are some of the top attractions that you may be interested in.
Madrid, the capital city of Spain is well known for its fantastic nightlife, tapas and museums. This is the type of city that only comes alive at midnight. Prado is rated as one of the biggest museums across the globe and the Royal Palace is also a noteworthy attraction. Other places to visit would be a slow walk through Plaza Mayor which is the main square.
Similar to Madrid, Barcelona is well-known for late-night eating and partying and features some outstanding historical streets. Barcelona is rich in history and this is the place where you may want to sleep until about 10 pm in the evening and then enjoy a midnight breakfast, this is the way the locals do it. Another top attraction in Barcelona includes their history museum.
Revel in la Tomatina
This event is held every August on the last Wednesday in Buñol, where thousands of people flock to this tiny town early in the morning in order to enjoy throwing tomatoes at one another. It is the messiest yet extremely fun event to participate in. The tickets for this festival will cost you 10 Euros.
Join the Running Bulls
Held in Pamplona in the month of July, the Running of the Bulls is an attraction for the stupid and the brave. Whether you decide to participate or not, this multi-day celebration is a great place to eat really good food, drink sangria and celebrate the way the Spanish do.
Lounge on the Costa Del Sol
Visit the beach and take part in the laid-back lifestyle that Spain is well-known for. The sunny coast in the southern part of Spain is well-known for stunning beaches and its exciting nightlife. Malaga is known as the biggest.
Make Your Way to Valencia
Valencia is an amazing town where you can investigate its interesting history, enjoy fantastic paella or seafood and maybe watch a soccer game featuring the local team.
Get Lost in Seville
This outstanding city is home to great historic sites, palaces and churches. There are also great places to shop for unique items. One of the stand-out attractions of this city is the Jewish Quarter which is a monument that was dedicated to various regions across Spain. This also happens to be a very large student town.
Hike in the Sierra Nevada
This mountain area happens to be a fantastic attraction to hike in the summer months, ski in the winter or just to explore the smaller towns. This area happens to be rugged, yet extremely beautiful and one of the best outdoor areas for a number of activities in Spain. There are various trails that range in difficulty as well as in length along with the possibility of a number of guided tours.
Visit the Mosque and the Great Cathedral
The Mezquita de Cordoba is definitely one of the most exquisite true examples of Muslim fabrics in Spain. Its Jasper columns, giant arches, marble floors and gilded-prayer niches along with the amazing domed shrine of the Byzantine mosaics will take you back to the era when Cordoba was still under a Muslim influence.