Best Places To Visit In Spain

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Best Places To Visit In Spain

 

Famous around the world for bullfights, Flamenco music & dance, fantastic beaches, historic culture and lots of sunshine, España is without a doubt one of the most visited travel destinations in Europe. 

In this post, we’ll take you around the 6 best places to visit in Spain.

  1. ValenciaOn Spain’s southeastern coast, you’ll find the city of Valencia. Also known as the City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia has some of the most striking architecture, picture-perfect beaches and unbelievable sunny weather. Take a trip down Valencia’s Old Town packed with tiny churches, cafés and stunning street art. 

    Valencia is a great place to try one of Spain’s most popular culinary dishes, paella. The Valencian rice dish originated in the 19th century and is an absolute treat for any traveller.

View of the city Valencia from up above

  1. Sierra Nevada -GranadaLocated in Spain’s southern region of Andalusia, in the Sierra Nevada – a national park where you can climb the highest peaks across the entire Iberian peninsula, and some of its most exceptional flora and fauna (including the Spanish ibex). At the foot of the Sierra Nevada lies Las Alpujarras, where you can relax in their thermal springs and spas. 

    Sitting in southern Spain’s Andalusia region, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains is the wonderful city of Grenada. This city offers a stunning fortress complex built on hilltops, beautiful patios, royal palaces, as well as fountains and orchards of the Generalife gardens. 

    Though skiing may not be a word that you’d associate Spain with, Sierra Nevada has a beautiful ski resort, offering one of Europe’s longest ski seasons (from late November all the way through to early May).

Pink skies cascading over beautiful grassy hill tops

  1. MadridIt just wouldn’t be right if we didn’t include Spain’s capital Madrid among the mix. Madrid is a breathtaking city with picturesque landscapes, exquisite food, museums and baroque palaces. If you ever find yourself in Madrid, you must visit Europe’s largest functioning palace. Home to the Spanish Royal Family, the Royal Palace of Madrid palace has 135,000 square metres of floor space and 3,418 rooms.

    Madrid’s golden triangle of art galleries (Museo Del Prado, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza museum) is the perfect place to view some of Europe’s most famous artworks. 

    Whilst you’re in the capital of Spain, why not practice some of your Spanish speaking skills! Our courses will teach you all the need-to-know information so you don’t need to worry about a thing!

The city of Madrid underneath bright blue skies

  1. La RiojaLa Rioja is Spain’s most famous wine region, and worth visiting for its picturesque countryside views, delicious food and wine tasting tours. Take a tour through the well-known villages and vineyards of the region and sample an array of wines before visiting the tapas bars in Logroño, capital of La Rioja.

Grape vines lined up on a green hilly field overlooking a sunset

  1. SevilleSeville is a beautiful Andalusian city awash with romantic allure. With scorching-hot summers and rain-filled autumns, Spring is the best time to explore Seville’s plethora of history. A trip to the Real Alcázar will let you view a stunning display of well-preserved Mudéjar architecture.  

    Also famous for its thriving flamenco culture, why not book a show to appreciate Spain’s dramatic and passionate dance in all its glory. At Battersea Spanish, we can kick start your inner dancer with lessons for Latin Dance or Flamenco as well as teaching you the basics in Spanish with our Beginner Spanish Courses.

Traditional red and white building in Seville

Barcelona

Barcelona has everything you could ever need whilst on holiday. Say hola to its sunny Mediterranean beaches, mouthwatering cuisine and beautiful architecture.

Architects from around the world visit the city to view its architecture. Barcelona can be described as a patchwork of diverse architectural styles, displaying Gothic façades alongside the skyline-piercing constructions of de Meuron or Jean Nouvel, and the modern harlequin buildings.

Stroll down La Rambla, Barcelona’s most famous street for a peek into Catalan culture, with cultural centres, theatres and intriguing architecture. For all those football fans a tour of Camp Nou, either guided or self-guided, you can discover what it’s like to be a world-class footballer taking your first step onto the Camp Nou pitch.

Traditional buildings in Barcelona

We hope we’ve provided you with some travel inspiration to add to your bucket list and if we’ve encouraged you to implore some more Spanish related things then visit our website or call us on 02 030 957 382 to see how you can further your skills. We have a diverse array of offerings from Beginner Spanish Courses and Flamenco guitar lessons all the way to a Spanish hike day out.