As more and more European countries are opening their borders to international travellers, lots of avid globetrotters start to want to discover Spain.
Spain has a centuries-old history, rich traditions, and countless tourist attractions, which makes it one of the most coveted tourist destinations. If you’re tired of tight restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, you may also want to explore this magnificent country and get new impressions that make life more enjoyable, meaningful, and rewarding.
Below are some popular and unconventional destinations in Spain that are well worth visiting during your next vacation. Hopefully, our recommendations will come in handy when you start looking for Spain tours and planning your journey.
It’s a rare tourist who doesn’t include Barcelona in their itinerary when travelling around Spain. Located in the northeast of Spain, this adorable city used to attract millions of tourists in the pre-pandemic period. And hopefully, in the near future, you’ll get a chance to enjoy its historic architecture and mind-blowing nightlife.
Barcelona is too diverse and multifaceted a city to do in one day. Try to allocate at least three days to check out some of its most adorable landmarks and historical places. Don’t narrow your itinerary down to standard tourist destinations like Antoni Gaudi’s Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, the Las Ramblas Boulevard, or the Magic Fountain in the Montjuïc neighbourhood.
Check out other Gaudi’s creations, such as the modernist Casa Batlló mansion and the Park Güell with its whimsically designed gardens, surrealist architectural masterpieces, and pristine woodlands. Also, pop into the Miro and Picasso Museums, see Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes, and wander the narrow medieval streets of the Gothic Quarter.
And if you seek turquoise water, sun, palms, and white sand, make sure to visit the dreamlike Sant Sebastià Beach bordering La Barceloneta neighbourhood.
They say that you cannot fully grasp the spirit and authenticity of a new country until you visit its capital. So, if you really want to discover Spain, hop on the next train from Barcelona to Madrid to continue your marvellous adventure.
Spain’s capital boasts numerous museums, historical buildings, plazas, monuments, and parks. You can start off by exploring the Buen Retiro Park located in the heart of the capital city. You’ll be mesmerized by its inherent aristocratic ambience, royal charm, and picturesque natural landscapes. Then, check out the Crystal Palace, or the Palacio de Cristal, an elegant glass pavilion overlooking a gracious fountain and splendid pool. Also, check out Royal Palace, roam the Puerta del Sol public square, and take in the majestic sights near the grandiose Plaza Mayor.
And don’t forget to visit the local museums to learn more about the outstanding Spanish history and culture.
It won’t be an exaggeration to state that you’ll miss the chance to make the most of your trip to Spain if you fail to visit Valencia, Spain’s third-largest city. Along with Barcelona and Madrid, this city makes for a great destination, especially if you want to get a full picture of Spain.
Valencia is a vibrant and colourful city that straddles the past and the present and organically combines the modern and the traditional. To see it all, venture to the City of Arts and Science to gasp at the sight of the futuristic constructions and stop off at such fascinating attractions as L’Umbracle and L’Hemisfèric. Another popular haunt in the City of Arts and Science is a state-of-the-art oceanarium featuring different marine species.
Make sure to head over to the majestic Lonja de la Seda, a 15-century Gothic-style building that attracts hordes of tourists each year. Also, make sure not to miss the opportunity to cast a look at other principal attractions like El Miguelete, Casco Histórico, and Valencia Cathedral.
Finally, don’t forget that Valencia is home to dozens of unspoiled beaches in Spain. You can spend a day indulging yourself on Malvarrosa Beach, famed for its amenities and a splendid promenade along which you can stroll and enjoy the scenic seascape. Other beautiful beaches that are extremely popular with avid beach-goers include El Sares, Platja del Cabanyal, and Patacona Beach.
And there are more, much more things you can see and do in Spain! To learn more about travel opportunities and fun destinations in one of the most visited countries in Europe, contact Firebird Tours and enjoy the trip of your lifetime!