Best Places to Visit & Things to Do in Spain

Whether it’s your first or your hundredth time in Spain, there’s such a wide range of places to go and visit that you can often be stuck for choice! Obviously Spain is known for it’s glorious beaches, outstanding cathedrals and magnificent art museums, however there’s so much more to see. If you’re looking for some new and interesting places to visit in Spain then look no further! Luckily we’ve searched far and wide for some jaw-dropping sites that you can visit on your holiday in Spain, and have listed the best ones here.

La Tomatina
La Tomatina Festival
If traditional tourism such as museums and beaches isn’t your thing there’s still plenty for you to do on your visit to Spain! Notably, La Tomatina is one of the quirkiest weird-yet-wonderful things you can do on your stay in Spain if you’re there on the last Wednesday of August that is! La Tomatina is essentially a town wide tomato fight in the heart of Valencia. Although some people travel to Bunol simply on a ‘tomato tour’, there are festivities that take place all week, so you’re bound to have something to do!

Gaudi Park Guell
Are you looking to have one of your cheapest holidays to Spain? Don’t worry, in this economic climate there’s an increasingly large number of places you can visit and things you can do free of charge! Sometime sticking to traditional places is best, and one of the most interesting ones to visit a museum. Most museums in Spain have some days a year where they have free entry, the key is to just knowing when! A quick Google search can tell you, so you can plan your trip far in advance! If you’re in Barcelona you can visit Gaudi’s Park Guell, a UNESCO World Heritage Site! Although there’s a small museum that has a charge, you can visit the park for free and see the jaw-droppingly beautiful buildings and monuments.

Tenerife Carnival
Tenerife Carnival
People travel all year round to visit Tenerife, with its gorgeous beaches and blazing sun, however if you’re there the week before lent you’re in for a treat! The ‘Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife’ has festivities from the Friday before Ash Wednesday, up until the following week. There are marches held in the official celebrations, however if you want a more personal experience of the carnival then you should definitely join the street celebrations! Thousands of people flock to the streets to party and celebrate the carnival, so you’re bound to have a good time! There are a number of performances too, ranging from floats to live music, which are a must see if you’re in Tenerife this time of year.

Running of the Bulls
Running of the Bulls
This one is not for the faint of heart! From the 6th-14th of July every year thousands of people flock to Pamplona for the most popular encierro in Spain. If you aren’t in the area you can watch it being broadcast on Spanish TV; however, there’s nothing quite like being there to see it in person! If you’re feeling particularly adventurous you could even take part!

Wine-Tasting Trip
Wine-Tasting Tour
Whilst some may save wine-tasting for a trip to France, however if you’re looking for a treat you for and your partner, going on a wine-tasting course can be the perfect choice! The most famous wine-producing regions are Rioja and Ribera del Duero, from where you’ve surely drank wine before. However, visiting these places in person and seeing the vast vineyards in the countryside has a certain magic about it that can’t be matched elsewhere! Sherry is also produced in southern Spain, and you honestly haven’t drunk Sherry until you’ve drank it in the glorious sun of Jerez.

Watch the Sunset
If you happen to be in Madrid this summer, be sure to catch a view of the sunset! Best watched whilst tucking into your dinner or sipping drinks, the Madrid sunset is a sight for sore eyes. Due to a high level of pollution in the city there’s often a purple haze that can be seen making for an extremely gorgeous view!

Taking the time out to visit some out-of-the-ordinary attractions whilst on your visit to Spain will make your trip not only more exciting, but extremely memorable! It also means you’ll have a bunch of stories to tell when you get back home. Sure, your friends would like hearing about your trip to a cathedral, but they’d love your tales about the Running of the Bulls and La Tomatina!
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