With second-largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world, Spain is one of the most popular tourist destinations all across the globe. The diverse landscapes of this historically important country leave you mesmerized with its amazing scenic beauty and jewels of architecture. However, when traveling to Spain you need to determine which places to visit. So, walk through the write-up to unravel the best 5 places to explore in Spain.
El Escorial, Madrid
Perched in the foothills of the Sierra de Guadarrama in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, near Madrid, El Escorial Monastery unveils to you decorates works of many Spanish and Italian artists. With a church, monastery, museum, college, library and royal palace, this building complex was an epicenter of Spanish empire politics under King Philip II.
Sagrada Familia, Barcelona
When traveling to Spain do not forget to pay a visit to this awe-inspiring Roman Catholic Church in Barcelona – Sagrada Familia. Designed by Antoni Gaudí, a Catalan architect, this church construction work is still incomplete yet it attracts most of the tourists in Spain.
One of the Balearic Islands, Ibiza sits in the Mediterranean Sea and is one of the best places to visit in the summer season. Enjoy the nightlife here with lively nightclubs, beach bars, and restaurants.
If you are planning to spend your holiday in Spain and is fond of beaches, then La Concha in San Sebastian is a must to visit. One of the most beautiful beaches in Europe, this is the place where you can take pleasure in surfing, walking along the promenade, etc.
Running of the Bulls, Navarra
You must have watched in many movies the celebration of San Fermín festival in Pamplona, Navarra, where the running of bulls is a famous activity where the dozens of bulls are left loose on the streets. This festival is celebrated each year from July 6th – 14th and you can enjoy it by traveling to Spain.
If you are fond of visiting fortresses and palaces, then you must visit Alhambra. Located on a plateau that overlooks to Granada, a city in Southern Spain, this is a building which is partially a fortress, palace, and a garden. Built by the Nasrid sultans in the 14th century, Alhambra is one of the major tourist attractions in Spain.
So, this time when traveling to Spain, you must not forget to visit all of the aforementioned tourist spots and all these places will definitely make you fall in love with Spain, the country where life is lived to the fullest.