Spain is a country full of beautiful and unique places. So, it may actually be difficult to decide where to go. Here is our list of the 10 places in Spain you shouldn’t miss.
1. The Alhambra, Granada
This is perhaps the most famous monument in Spain. The Alhambra of Granada is one of the most unique palaces in the world. This place is a perfect example of many different styles of architecture. This monument also features stunning views of the city of Granada and the countryside and mountains that lay beyond.
2. Sagrada Família, Barcelona
While the entire city of Barcelona is gorgeous in itself, this unfinished masterpiece designed by Antoni Gaudí is simply mind-blowing. It is the most visited building in Barcelona.
3. The Real Alcázar, Seville
Seville, the capital of Andalusia is the fourth-largest city in Spain. This city boasts three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Reales Alcázare, the Santa Maria de la Sede Cathedral, and the General Archive of the Indies. This beautiful medieval Islamic palace is a unique mix of Spanish Christian and Moorish architecture. The season five of Game of Thrones was filmed at this location, among many others in Seville.
4. Costa Brava
Costa Brava is a stunning region in Catalonia that extends from the Mediterranean coast to the majestic Pyrenees, which form a natural border with France. Costa Brava is famed for its beaches and sunshine. But this region is also a treasure of historic, cultural and gastronomic delights!
5. The Picos de Europa Natural Park
Spread across the provinces of Asturias, Cantabria and León, the Picos de Europa National Park is a perfect example of the Atlantic ecosystem. The Picos de Europa are a wonderful setting for hiking and mountain-climbing, wildflower-spotting and bird-watching, scenic drives through the valleys and villages, or even rock-climbing for the more adventurous.
6. The Great Mosque, Cordoba
The charming Andalusian city of Cordoba is most famous for the impressive Mezquita Mosque-Cathedral located in the heart of the city. The great Arab Mosque dates back to 784 A.D, becoming a World Heritage site in 1984.
7. Plaza Mayor, Madrid
This portico lined square is situated at the heart of Hapsburg Madrid, the old part of the city and one of the capital’s most charming districts. Enjoy a delicious café con leche on one of the many terraces as you admire this 17th century plaza that was once the site of bullfights, public executions, trials during the Spanish Inquisition and crowning ceremonies.
8. El Carmen Neighborhood, Valencia
This thousand-year-old city neighborhood grew between two walls, the Muslim and the Christian. This emblematic neighborhood is situated in Valencia’s old quarter, the Ciutat Vella, the authentic historical center of Valencia. As visitors pass through these gates, they enter a labyrinth of narrow cobbled streets hiding myriad secrets. Visit Torres de Quart and Miguelete to take in the spectacular views.
9. The Aqueduct, Segovia
One of the most well-preserved in the world, Segovia’s enormous Roman aqueduct dates back to the first century. Located in the Community of Castilla y León, the aqueduct, combined with the cathedral and fairytale-like castle make Segovia ideal for a day trip from Madrid.
10. El Teide Volcano & National Park Tenerife
Mount Teide is a living breathing volcano located on the Canary Island of Tenerife. A unique landscape of craters, volcanoes and rivers of petrified lava, surrounding the impressive silhouette of Teide Volcano that stands at 3,718 m above sea level. Teide National Park is one of the great wonders of the world, with the advantage of being easy to get to.