May 30, 2024

Splendid Spain

Picturesque beaches, indulgent cuisine, vibrant nightlife and lively fiestas make Spain one of Europe’s best gateways. As Spain has several autonomous regions and islands, the country boasts one of the most widely diverse cultures and landscapes on the continent. From the beauty of mountains, vineyards, crystal clear waters, and sandy beaches to indulging in succulent tapas and experiencing the nightlife in Flamenco clubs, the country offers a vibrant and diverse experience. Here are 10 best places to visit in Spain which are the first among its unlimited attractions.

Here are the 10 Best Places to Visit in Spain

  • Barcelona
  • Madrid
  • Mallorca
  • Asturias
  • Segovia
  • Santiago de Compostela
  • Cordoba
  • Toledo
  • Ibiza
  • Seville


Visit the famous wine bars like Tiberi and Masa Vins, edgy new art spaces like Vasto and Araucaria, revamped icons such as the country-old Grand Hotel Central, and big-ticket events such as the forthcoming Louis Vuitton-sponsored America’s Cup yacht race, which will make you love Barcelona. There are around 47 tourist attractions to see in Barcelona.

Being one of the best places to visit in Spain, explore the seaside city of Tarragona with a short train ride, visit a second-century Roman amphitheater and one of the largest and best-preserved circus complexes in the Roman Empire with your family and friends. Don’t forget to visit the grand mansions and atmospheric Terrazas of the seafront promenade in Sitges near Barcelona. 

You must definitely visit the Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, which is regarded as one of the famous pieces of architecture by Antoni Gaudi. Furthermore, the church has also been awarded as the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk to the Gothic Quarter that tales through medieval Barcelona and view Gothic architecture. One of the must-see sites of the city is the Palau De La Musica Catalana. 

Spend a day at the newly opened Palau Fugit Hotel or inside an 18th-century palace in the heart of the Barrie Velli district. You can also enjoy public concerts and art exhibitions and swim in the heated pool of the leafy outdoor courtyard on the ground floor of this amazing palace. Watch the sunset from an ancient stone watchtower with a drink of wine. Enjoy a visit of 2-5 days at this amazing place between May and August.


The capital city of Madrid is located on at the heart of the Iberian Peninsula on the Manzanares River and surrounded by the Sierra de Guadarrama mountain range. Immersed in heart and culture, the city is also full of natural beauty in the form of parks, gardens and lakes.

Immerse yourself in the local delecacies while enjoying a drink at a lovely bar. Your triphere is incomplete without trying the succulent paella, jamon iberico, and churros with hot chocolate.

For a shopaholic the options are numerous. If high-end is the way you want to go, then the city’s Salamanca neighborhood is your calling and if local is your flavor than definitely go to El Rastro. You can spend 2-3 days in Madrid from March to early October.


Enjoy visiting the famous sunny beaches, amazing mountains, beautiful landscapes, and Mediterranean food at affordable prices at the Ballistic island Majorca, known as “the land of golden sand and emerald blue water.” This island is the amalgamation of modern equipped beaches along with wild natural forests and mountain ranges.

You will get beaches and crystal clear water as well as forests, valleys, and mountains as you move inwards of the island. The island is divided into three parts geographically: Serra de Tramuntana from southwest to northeast and the Serra de Llevant along the east coast, leaving the central plain of Es Pla in between. 

If you like to visit serene bays, you must visit Andraks, Santa Ponsa, and Paguera. You can spend 2 days in Majorca observing the scenic beauty of landscapes and beaches between July and September. 


Visit the sandy, clean beaches of Asturias, bordered by steep cliffs, with grazing livestock that nourishes its beauty. The climate of Asturias is heavily influenced by the Gulf Stream. Visit the stunning mountain range of Picos de Europa and enjoy a short drive to the Cantabrian Sea.

You must indulge in the regional dish of Asturias fabada Asturiana, a rich stew made with the Asturian typical large white beans, pork shoulder, morcilla, chorizo, beans with calm, Asturian stew, Cachopo, frixuelos, rice pudding and saffron that are special is Asturias.


 Visit the famous historic buildings of Segovia, including the Roman aqueduct, an engineering marvel dating back to the first century, an impressive fairytale Alcazar (fortress), and the cathedral to witness ancient Roman history. 

Explore the famous museums of Segovia, like the 15th-century art museum of Contemporary Art Esteban Vicente, and enjoy rotating exhibits, lectures, and concerts. Learn about local archaeology, ethnology, and fine arts in the enduring museum of Casa del Sol – Museo de Segovia. View the beautiful collections of new and old pieces of art and theater in Fundación Torreón de Lozoya and Italian-style 1700s Riofrio Royal Palace with ornate interiors surrounded by a vast forest of oak and ash trees. 

Enjoy a day at Compact Ski resort popular for offering gentle slopes, equipment rentals and snacks for family visit. If you get time, you can also visit the mountain pass of Puerto de la Fuenfría.

Santiago de Compostela

Visit the famous pilgrimage town of Spain, Santiago de Compostela. The pilgrimage is one of the most important places for Christianity and pilgrims from all over Europe come to visit this holy place to offer their prayers. This city was born around the holy tomb exercising a great influence in the surrounding area.

Walk along The Camino de Santiago, or the Way of St. James, is an ancient pilgrimage trail dating back to medieval times. Made up of a vast network of roads and paths, pilgrims travel to arrive at the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela to witness the remains of the Apostle Saint James the Great buried there.

Don’t forget to visit the most famous attractions of Santiago, such as Praza do Obradoiro, Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Parque de la Alameda, Museo do Pobo Galego, and Mercado de Abastos.


Observe the collaboration of ancient Roman, Moorish, and Spanish cultures. Visit Mezquita Cathedral, the city’s most iconic feature—an elegant mosque converted into a Renaissance-style church.

Moreover, historic old town is a World Heritage site full of little streets to be explored, courtyards full of flowers, inviting squares and lively taverns where one can enjoy a good flamenco performance or try some local cuisine with family.

Two days in Cordoba will allow enough time to visit the old caliphal capital, Madinat-al-Zahra along with other famous attractions of the city. The best time to visit Cordoba is spring.


Toledo is known as the ‘Glass City’ of the country because of its famous glass industries. Being regarded as one of the best places to visit in Spain, Toledo has a rich vein of history. You can spend a day in Toledo by visiting the many attractions it has to offer. You can solve puzzles by exploring Medieval Toledo, take a hot-air balloon ride over the medieval city.

Walk through the mysteries of Toledo and taste famous almond-based candy or local wine varieties at a nearby vineyard. The ideal time to visit Toledo is September to November or March to May in warm and dry weather. 


Visit one of the most famous party destinations in Europe, Ibiza! It is also one of the most popular islands in the Balearics. Dive into the breathtaking beaches with crystal clear water the diverse and adventurous nightlife of Ibiza. The nightlife mainly centers around Ibiza town and San Antonio clubs like Pacha, Amnesia, and many more. Enjoy a memorable vacation by sunbathing, swimming, and exploring the hidden caves at the beaches of Ibiza.

Along with its lively atmosphere, Ibiza also boasts a rich history. It houses the UNESCO World Heritage site, the fortified old town of Dalt Vila. Explore the cobbled streets, ancient walls, and impressive views of the Mediterranean. Make sure you visit the Phoenician settlement of Sa Catela and the necropolis of Puig des Molis too.


Visit the famous cultural center of Seville, a center for Spanish exploration of the New World. You must go to the world’s largest Gothic cathedral, The Cathedral of Seville, and offer some prayers with your family. Furthermore, you can tour the Torre del Oro to observe nature and peace, Casa de Pilatos, and Royal Alcazar of Seville to learn about the rich history and culture.

Visit Seville in Spring or Autumn and spend two to three days visiting its major landmarks. Also, you can enjoy flamenco shows, and indulging in tapas with your family and friends.

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To sum it up…

Starting from the beauty of mountains, vineyards, crystal clear waters, and sandy beaches, Spain offers you an unforgettable experience with your family and friends. There are lots of activities to do here. However, in this country cannot be explored in just one trip. Though, we gave you the 10 places to visit in Spain but even we know there are so many roads less traveled in this country. 

FAQs on Spain

What is the best way to travel around Spain?

Spain’s railway is the fastest option to travel in Spain. In addition to this, you can also travel by bus or metro if you want to travel on a budget.

What is the best time to visit Spain?

Spring (March to May) or Fall (September to November) are considered to be the best times to visit Spain. December is the cheapest month to visit.

How many days is ideal to explore Spain in detail?

On average, we would recommend that 12-15 days is the ideal duration to visit Spain.