Kingdom of Spain.

Tips for your trips. Tourist information. Official websites.

A country of large geographic and cultural diversity, Spain may come as a surprise to those who only know of its reputation for great beach holidays and almost endless sunshine. In 2019, Spain was the second most visited country in the world.

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Spain is home to many cities with rich cultural heritage, including Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, and Granada. These cities offer a mix of ancient architecture, museums, art galleries, and vibrant nightlife.

Here are some of the top tourist destinations in Spain:

Barcelona: Known for its unique architecture, including the works of Antoni Gaudi, such as the Sagrada Familia (map) and Park Guell (map), Barcelona is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city on the Mediterranean coast.

Madrid: The capital city of Spain is home to world-class museums, such as the Prado Museum (map) and Reina Sofia Museum (map), as well as the Royal Palace (map) and Plaza Mayor (map).

Seville: Located in the Andalusian region of Spain, Seville is famous for its stunning architecture, such as the Alcázar palace complex (map), Catedral de Sevilla (map), and the lively flamenco dancing.

Granada: The city of Granada is famous for the Alhambra Palace (map), a stunning Moorish palace and fortress, as well as the Generalife Gardens (map).

Valencia: Valencia is known for its futuristic City of Arts and Sciences, a complex of buildings dedicated to culture and science, as well as the historic Central Market (map) and the beaches of La Malvarrosa (map).

San Sebastian: A seaside town in the Basque Country, San Sebastian is known for its beautiful beaches, Michelin-starred restaurants, and lively nightlife.

Cordoba: The city of Cordoba is famous for the Mezquita (map), a mosque-cathedral with a stunning mix of Islamic and Christian architecture, as well as the historic Jewish Quarter.

Ibiza: A party island with a vibrant nightlife, Ibiza is also known for its beautiful beaches, crystal-clear waters, and stunning sunsets.

Malaga: A city on the Costa del Sol, Malaga is famous for its beaches, historic sites such as the Alcazaba, and the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.

Santiago de Compostela: The destination of the famous Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route, Santiago de Compostela is a historic city with a stunning cathedral and charming old town. + Camino de Santiago (wikipedia)

 

Thematic collection.

Plan your visit according to your interests.

Tiqets is an online booking platform for museums and attractions that connects travelers worldwide with more ways to experience culture.

Beaches: Сountry has more than 5,000 miles of coastline where travellers can discover quaint little fishing villages or the grand seaside towns of the north. Some of the most popular beach destinations in Spain include the Costa del Sol (map), the Costa Blanca (map), the Costa Brava (map), and the Balearic Islands (map).

Spain’s wine regions include Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Priorat. These regions offer wine tours, tastings and the chance to explore traditional vineyards and wineries. ⇒ Which wineries to visit in Rioja (winetourismspain.com)

Mountains and nature: Spain has several mountain ranges, including the Pyrenees and the Sierra Nevada, which offer opportunities for hiking, skiing, and other outdoor activities. The country also has several national parks, such as Doñana National Park (map) and Sierra de Guadarrama National Park (map).

The most popular Spanish mainland coasts are on its Mediterranean side, and include, from north to south clockwise:

Spain’s two archipelagoes, the Balearic Islands (map) off the mainland coast in the Mediterranean and the volcanic *Canary Islands (map) in the Atlantic, are also both very popular destinations.

Sierra Nevada in Spain is a popular tourist destination, as its high peaks make skiing possible in one of Europe’s most southerly ski resorts. At its foothills is found the city of Granada and, a little further, Almería and Málaga.

To date, Spain has a total of 15 National Parks, of which 10 are on the mainland, 1 in the Balearic Islands and 4 in the Canary Islands. Spain’s most visited National Park is the *Teide National Park (map) in the Canary Islands.

Also сheck оut мore info: List of national parks of Spain (wiki)

Madrid is considered one of the top European destinations concerning art museums (*List of museums in Madrid). Best known is the Golden Triangle of Art:

Public Transport.

Guide to traveling to and getting around in Spain.

Always check whether the bus or the train is more convenient. The least expensive way to get around most parts of Spain is by bus.

⇒ Also сheck оut мore info: Getting around Spain (spain.info)

BUS: Virtually all companies operating Intercity buses in France including Ouibus and even German players Flixbus offer buses to/from Spanish destinations. ALSAGrupo AvanzaSocibus and Secorbus. You can also see what is all available on Movelia.es.

TRAIN: The main train operator is RENFE, including AVE (Spanish high speed train) or Talgo intercity services. thetrainline.com – Compara los billetes de AVE, Avlo, OUIGO e iryo al instante. (*Rail travel in Europe)

AIRPORT: Information about Spanish airports ⇒ aena.es.

FERRY: Baleària • Grimaldi LinesTrasmediterranea. + Spain’s main sea connections (spain.info)

Madrid, the capital of culture and modernity.

Spain’s capital is modern, welcoming and full of history, but above all it is culture. Unique places such as the Triangle of Art or the Landscape of Light await you!

⇒ video source: Spain / youtube.com /

Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.

VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

When you need visas and entry requirements. Types of visas and where to get them. Visa for international digital nomads.

Renfe.com

Renfe is the national railway company of Spain, and their website offers information about train schedules, routes, and fares.

alsa.com

Alsa is the leading bus operator in the Spanish. ‘We reached hundreds of destinations, some of which you cannot imagine.’

www.thelocal.es: The Local is an English-language news site that covers Spain and other countries in Europe. Their website offers information about current events, culture, and lifestyle in Spain, as well as travel tips and advice.

www.spain-holiday.com: This website offers a wide selection of holiday rentals in Spain, from apartments and villas to farmhouses and beach houses. You can search for rentals by location, amenities, and price, and read reviews from other travelers.

Food & Wine

www.foodswinesfromspain.com: This is the official website of Spain’s food and wine industry, and it offers information about the country’s culinary traditions, as well as recipes, food events, and product information.

www.spanishsabores.com: Welcome to Spanish Sabores, your place to discover simple Spanish recipes the whole family will love.

esmadrid.com | Food and Drink is a section of the official tourism board’s website that offers information about Madrid’s gastronomic scene, including top restaurants, markets, and food tours.