Spain has been high up on my to-do list for a few years now. From its mainland hotspots like Barcelona to the smaller, quaint cities on the islands, you are certainly spoiled for choice! Not sure where to begin your Spanish travels? Here are some Spanish Cities on my bucket-list!
Barcelona is arguably the most famous of all the Spanish cities. It’s the capital of the Catalonia region and one of the best places to experience the Catalonian culture. It is also where you will see some of Antoni Gaudi’s best art and architecture. This celebrated artist designed many famous sights around the city, including Park Guell and Casa Vicens. It’s probably one of the most Instagrammable buildings I’ve ever seen!
Madrid is the capital of Spain and one of the most accessible cities no matter where you are traveling from. In fact, you will find plenty of discounted flights and hotels here! As Madrid is the capital city, there is a lot of history for you to explore and discover. You can wander around the impressive Royal Palace of Madrid and take in the world-class art housed in the internationally renowned Prado Museum. The Moment Keepers Blog Post Photography Tour (here) makes me want to jump on a plane now!
If you love the water (and you loved these hotel pools) and you’ll want to be close to the beach — then you should definitely book a vacation in Valencia. This pretty city has gorgeous beaches where you can lounge all day sipping lots of fruity cocktails. If you want to meet some local sea-life, head to the fantastic L’Oceanogràfic aquarium. There are lots of sea creatures housed in here that are native to the Spanish shores, but you will also find some more exotic fish as well!
Malaga is right on the southern coast of Spain, so you are pretty much guaranteed fantastic weather no matter what time of year you visit! Most people head to Malaga to relax and unwind on its beautiful beaches, but there are plenty of other activities to keep you occupied as well. You might want to explore the famous Malaga Cathedral or spend some times on the rides at Tivoli World!
Want to experience life on one of Spain’s many islands? If so, then a vacation in Palma, the capital of Majorca is for you! Palma is great for history lovers thanks to all of its old sites. For example, you can check out Palma Cathedral and Bellver Castle. If we had our pick, we would stay at the Boutique Sant Jaume and enjoy the endless array of museums and street-side cafes.
Let’s not forget about the city of Seville. Its beloved oranges have put this city on the map, and it is now a firm favourite of many tourists. You can take a tour of the Moorish Alcazar of Seville to learn about the city’s history. It’s also a nice idea to relax in one of the cafes that line the famous Plaza de Espana Square. It’s a great spot for some people watching and soaking up the sun!
Once you visit all these cities, you’ll definitely want to try the rest!
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