Spain, a country as vivacious as its rich historical grandeur, is a paradise for any wayfarer seeking adventure and fun. Sandwiched between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, this city is analogous to its scrumptious dishes, festivals filled with fanfare, enticing art, copious culture, and siesta. As majestic as its erstwhile capitalist quest are its idyllic beaches and places to witness. Spain should be on every globe-trotter’s bucket list and this blog shall talk about the top 7 places to visit in Spain or that should find a spot in your itinerary for Spain.
Let’s check out the places to visit in Spain:
1) The Guggenheim, Bilbao
Some places are so awe-inspiring that witnessing their opulence, once in a lifetime, should be every person’s quest. The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao is one such place and just its unique design is enticing enough to draw visitors from all across the globe.
The gliding curvature to let the sunlight illuminate it and its exterior adorned by titanium and glass shall surely enrapture your visual systems. Situated at the banks of the Nervión river, this unconventional museum shall surely be in your must-visit places.
2) The Aqueduct, Segovia
This mammoth stone structure shall surely transport you to an archaic era. Especially if you are someone who is enthralled by the history and Roman emperors, this place would ravish you with joy.
The intricate detailing of the aqueduct topped with the exquisite cathedral and castle is a place you can’t miss if you happen to be around Madrid. And yes, once you are finished eyeing this beautiful struc ture, explore the delis in Segovia. Segovia is renowned for mouth-watering roast suckling pig, which in the local dialect is known as cochinillo.
3) The Alhambra, Granada
Considered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is one of the most sui generis places in the world. Having been built by Moors then being susceptible to changes by the Christians, this palace is set on a hill. This place offers some breath-taking views of the landscape and to ensure you savor this place, ensure to book your tickets for this place well in advance.
4) Plaza Mayor, Madrid
Trotting on Plaza Mayor, where 237 balconies opening up to the center of the square, is a feeling you shall forever cherish. While you lounge here, do not forget to admire Felipe III on his horse, stationed in the middle.
If you are a bon vivant and want to have a lavish experience, you can enjoy the pulchritude of this place while sipping some wine and gorging tapas in terrace restaurants situated at this place. Plaza Mayor is one of the best places to visit in spain.
5) El Tajo Gorge, Ronda
One of the oldest towns of this country, the history of Ronda can be traced back to the 9th century BC. Clapping eyes on this picturesque gorge is a scene to treasure. Put to use your photography skills and capture Ronda from every possible angle.
You would be stupefied to see how gorgeous this place is from every angle. Once you are done filming this place, visit some eating houses in town to try the local specialty, rabo del toro (oxtail).
6) Los Gigantes, Tenerife
Paradisal beaches and gigantic cliffs are what make it a must-visit place in Spain. Trek up to the top of the cliff, ranging between 500 to 800 meters, and relish the panoramic vistas of this place. If you are a thalassophile, spend time lazing in the volcanic ash-laden beach, and yes while you have a fun day, do not forget to smother yourself with sunscreen.
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7) Catedral de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago
Spain is brimming with some amazing cathedrals, but this cathedral holds a special place. Apart from being the burial site of St. James, one of the 12 apostles of Christ, this church is also the end spot of the 800 kilometers Camino de Santiago pilgrimage. If you complete this pious journey, which altogether is a different experience, pay some extra moolah and take a rooftop tour.
So, these were our top 7 picks from the land of San Fermin and flamenco. If you happen to visit this place or want to share your experience, do write to us. Also, if you are someone wanting to travel to Spain and require assistance regarding covid and e-visa norms, visit us on eVisaNation, your answer to all e-visa related issues. Ten un Buen Viaje!