Top Places to Visit while Travelling Around Spain
Spain has become an increasingly popular tourist destination over the last few years. People travel from all over the world to visit Spain. Considering the country’s beauty and relaxed culture, you’ll probably have a hard time deciding which cities to spend time in. Put these four on your list. They offer some of the country’s best sights and tastes.Here follows the top places to visit while travelling around Spain.
Bilbao is a major metropolitan area in northern Spain. It has one of the country’s busiest airports, so it’s an easy city to reach. There are also several railways that you can use to visit Bilbao from other Spanish and European cities. Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is one of the most fascinating places to visit. Designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry, the building is just as much a work of art as the museum’s collection. Even people who don’t care for art will enjoy walking through this strange building.
Other places to visit in Bilbao include:
- Meseum de Bellas Artes
- Casco Viejo, an old neighbourhood with charm to spare
- La Gabarra, a wonderful restaurant near the Guggenheim
If you have time, leave the city’s borders to explore the Basque Coast.
Madrid, Spain’s largest city, has an international airport, so you can reach it from practically any metropolis in the world. Madrid is also Spain’s capital, so tourists can spend time visiting plenty of monuments and public artworks. According to Etihad Airways, ten things you must do before you leave Madrid include:
- Visiting the Royal Palace
- Watching a soccer game at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium
- Exploring the art at Prado Museum
- Tasting diverse foods by eating at tapas bars
With Madrid’s laid back culture and long history, any traveller can find something fun to enjoy.
The Madrid-Barcelona high-speed train can get you from Madrid to Barcelona in about two and a half hours. Barcelona is such a beautiful city that you can enjoy a full and satisfying day just wandering aimlessly and looking at the buildings. Antoni Gaudi designed many of the city’s best modern buildings. Sagrada Familia and La Pedrera stand out as two favourites. Barcelona also has a long history, so look for buildings influenced by Arabic and European cultures. Barcelona is also a great seaside town. Visit the fish market for an amazing morning. Then you can dine on fresh seafood at any of the area’s famous restaurants.
Seville has a surprisingly relaxed atmosphere for an area with so much historical and architectural significance. Rumor has it that Christopher Columbus is buried at the Cathedral of Seville. Even if that isn’t his actual body, the cathedral is beautiful enough that you should visit with or without Columbus. The area has several community events throughout the year. If possible, plan a portion of your trip around one of Seville’s festivals. Seville is in southern Spain, so you may need to take a train or rent a car to reach it. Once you get there, public transportation will take you anywhere you want to go.
What interests you most about visiting Spain? Do you feel most drawn to a particular area?