Top 5 cities to visit before 30 in Spain
Spain is a firm favorite with British holidaymakers thanks to great beaches, excellent weather and quality food but there’s so much more to one of Europe’s top travel destinations than lounging by the pool. A rich cultural heritage, excellent gastronomic scene and some of the world’s finest architecture is all readily available throughout Spain in its magnificent cities, but which is the best for a city break?
Marbella (Puerto Banus) is the best place at Costa del Sol, for your Stag and Hen Weekends and parties, with the best offer of activities and best deals in Malaga (Spain) but there are more destinations… These are our top 5 cities to visit in Spain:
Madrid, is not only the capital city of Spain, it is the cultural center of the country and one of the main cities in Europe. Also known for being the residence of the Royal family.
Art lovers can visit two museums: Museo del Prado and Reina Sofia. Football is a very popular sport in Madrid with an historical rivalry between Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid fans, and the more intense sport of bullfighting takes place in Las Ventas, one of Spain’s most important rings.
Party night starts around 11 or 12 p.m. having some cañas and eating some tapas, or you can go clubbing, the night ends at 7 or 8 am the next day in the morning having some churros with chocolate at The Chocolatería San Ginés.
Such is its attraction and hospitality that thousands of people of all nationalities have decided to make it their home. The city never sleeps.
Bilbao is one of the most important cities in Spain and one of the most effervescent in the north. Of course you will want to visit the Guggenheim Photo Gallery but it is not the only attraction of the city. If you are looking for free activities, you can visit Bilbao Fine Arts Museum or take a walk through the Mercado de la Ribera, one of the largest in Europe.
And of course, you cannot leave Bilbao without tasting some pintxos!
It is the main tourist capital. Come to Barcelona for the beaches, the hidden historical treasures in the winding streets, and the delectable seafood and flowing wines in the region.
If you like the seaside then make a straight for Barceloneta Beach where you can enjoy the bracing sea air and unspoiled views over the Mediterranean.
Also if you are an art lover then explore the Gaudi buildings found all over Barcelona including the world famous Casa Battló that looks like something out of an absurdist dream.
If you are feeling hungry after a long day exploring the city, then the area around La Boquería is filled with cafes and restaurants that are perfect for some delicious tapas.
Gran Canaria is the third largest island in the Canary archipelago. It is popularly known as a continent in miniature, with a large variation of its landscapes, ranging from the green and leafy north to the mountainous interior and the southern desert. It has so many things to offer that becomes a perfect place to spend a perfect vacation or just staying for a while or even buy a land or property, such as those that you can find in VillaGranCanaria and be part of this paradisiacal island. It’s also one of the best places to go out in Spain. If you love clubbing or dancing you can choose between these top 10 nights out in Gran Canaria.
Thanks to its unique orography and great climate, Gran Canaria is a paradise. Gran Canaria is your island. I encourage to discover it!
The city of Granada is well-known for its place in medieval history, particularly during the period of the Moors, and many visitors flock to the region to see the mighty and majestic Alhambra palace, named as a “pearl set in emeralds” by Moorish poets or as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Aside from Arabic architecture, you can also visit classical Catholic monasteries such as Monasterio de la Cartuja, or you can go for a walk among the local street art and graffiti that is often present in the city.
Besides all of this, you cannot missed “going for a drink plus a free snack” (is not a tradition, it is a philosophy of life).
As I said before, Spain has a lot to offer and is undoubtedly one of the countries to consider in your next trip to Europe.