The Spain Travel Guide

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Barcelona, Spain

  • Saint Sebastia Beach, Barcelona
  • La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona (Gaudi designed)
  • Picasso Museum, Barcelona
  • Camp Nou, Barcelona
  • Mercat Open-Air Market, Barcelona (food market)
    Barri Gotic, Barcelona (City’s oldest quarter)
  • La Cathedral, Barcelona
  • Barcelona History Museum
  • Our Lady of the Sea Basilica, Barcelona
  • Casa Batllo, Barcelona (Gaudi designed, very hallucinatory)
  • La Pedrera, Barcelona (Gaudi Designed)
  • Catalunya National Art Museum, Barcelona
La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain moinefou / Pixabay
Barcelona, Spain Anemone123 / Pixabay


Bilbao, Spain

  • Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao
  • Old Quarter, Bilbao
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain txlopez / Pixabay


Madrid, Spain (1992 Europe Capital of Culture)

  • Praso, Thyssen
  • Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid
  • Prado Museum, Madrid
  • Mayors Plaza, Madrid
  • Thyssen Museum, Madrid
  • Palacio Real, Madrid
  • El Retiro Gardens, Madrid
  • National Archaeology Museum, Madrid
  • El Prado Museum, Spain (Country’s most visited museum, and the world’s best Spanish art Museum, and has one of the best collections of European art in the world as well)
Madrid, Spain ddzphoto / Pixabay
Madrid, Spain falco / Pixabay


Seville, Spain

  • Real Alcazar Palace, Seville
  • Seville Cathedral (one of the largest Christian churches in the world)
  • Venerables Scaerdotes Museum, Seville
  • Metropol Parsol, Seville
Seville, Spain
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El Escorial, Spain (Fortified monastery)

El Escorial, Spain hruskajar / Pixabay


Pamplona, Spain

  • Running of the Bulls: July 6-14
Pamplona, Spain larahcv / Pixabay


San Sebastian, Spain (2016 European Capital of Culture)

  • Playa de la Concha, San Sebastian
San Sebastian, Spain ddzphoto / Pixabay


Cordoba, Spain (Former capital of Islamic Spain and western Europe’s most cultured city where Muslims, Jews and Christians coexist peacefully)

  • Great Mosque of Córdoba (Mezquita), Spain
  • Mezquita Mosque, Cordiba
  • Fortress of the Christian Monarchs, Cordoba
  • Archeological Museum, Cordoba
  • Medina Azahara ruins, Cordoba
Cordoba, Spain campunet / Pixabay
Mezquita, Spain rmac8oppo / Pixabay


Rock of Gilbrator (UK)


Granada, Spain (Eight centuries as a Muslim city)

  • Alhambra Palace, Granada (UNESCO, fortified palace)
  • Chapel Real, Granada
Granada, Spain 12019 / Pixabay


Santander, Spain (beach resort)

Santander, Spain MehmetAlkan / Pixabay


Oviedo, Spain

Oviedo, Spain Montvalent / Pixabay


Picos Mountains, Spain

  • Picos de Europe, National Park, Spain
Picos Mountains, Spain skeeze / Pixabay


Figueras, Spain

  • Dali Museum, Figueras, Spain
Dali Museum, Figueras, Spain juliacasado1 / Pixabay


Camino, Spain (2000 European Capital of Culture)

  • Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, Camino
  • Camino de Santiago Trek, Spain (500 mile long trail from the Pyrenees of France to Spanish Mediterranean, Hostels and restaurants along the route, so you can hike with a day pack along the entire route if not camping. Super busy in the Summer, former
Camino, Spain
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Andalucia, Spain


Cabo de Gata beach cove,

Andalucia, Spain PatternPictures / Pixabay


Atlantic Beaches, Tarifa to Portugal frontier, Spain


Northwest coastline, Spain


Segovia, Spain (fortified city)

  • Segovia Roman Aqueduct, Spain (UNESCO)
  • Segovia Cathedral, Spain
  • Alcazar Castle, Segovia (Rapunzel towers, turrets topped with slate witches’ hats and a deep moat make this the prototype castle. Inspired Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle.
  • Plaza Mayor Square, Segovia (shady nerve center of old Segovia)
Segovia, Spain cascalheira / Pixabay


Salamanca, Spain (2002 European Capital of Culture)

  • Central Square, Salamanca
  • Nueva Cathedral, Salamanca
  • Vieja Cathedral, Salamanca
Salamanca, Spain Victorfliscorno / Pixabay


Burgos, Spain

  • Santa Maria Cathedral, Burgos (UNESCO)
Burgos, Spain 12019 / Pixabay


Leon, Spain

  • Leon Cathedral
Leon Catherdral, Spain titosoft / Pixabay


Avila, Spain (fortified city)

  • City Walls, Avila (best preserved and most complete walls in Spain)
  • Del Salvador Cathedral, Avila
  • Medieval Fortifications, Avila (one of Spain’s best-preserved bastions, surrounded by imposing walls with monumental gates, 88 watchtowers, and more than 2,500 turrets)
Avila, Spain jackmac34 / Pixabay


Toledo, Spain (fortified roman city, medieval street plan, great for walking and exploring. Unique city where Islamic, Christian and Jewish families have lived peacefully together for centuries)

  • Alcazar Fortress, Toledo, Spain
  • Old town, Toledo (unique mix of medieval churches, museums, synagogues and mosques set in a labyrinth of narrow streets, plazas and inner patios)
  • Toledo Cathedral
  • Del Transito Synagogue, Toledo
Toledo, Spain jackmac34 / Pixabay


Tarragona, Spain (former Roman city)

  • Seaside Roman amphitheater, Tarragona
  • Tarragona Cathedral
  • Arqueologic de Tarragona National Museum
Tarragona, Spain SofiLayla / Pixabay


Zaragoza (aka Saragossa), Spain

  • Del Pilar Basilica, Zaragoza
  • Aljaferia, Zaragoza (Spain’s second finest Islamic era architecture)
  • Caesar Augusta Roman Museum, Zaragoza (the best of 4 Roman museums in city)
Zaragoza, Spain Daniel_Nebreda / Pixabay


Teruel, Spain


Almeria, Spain

Almeria, Spain SvD / Pixabay


Albarracin, Spain

Albarracin, Spain MemoryCatcher / Pixabay


Monte Perdido National Park, Pyrenees, Spain

Monte Perdido National Park, Spain jordimos / Pixabay


Torla, Pyrenees, Spain

Torla, Spain emetzner130 / Pixabay


Ainsa, Pyrenees, Spain


Jaca, Pyrenees, Spain

Jaca, Spain oranda / Pixabay


Huesca, Pyrenees, Spain

Huesca, Spain dlahuerta / Pixabay


Sos del Rey Catolico, Spain

Sos del Rey Catolico, Spain MemoryCatcher / Pixabay


Santillana del mar, Spain

Santillana del mar, Spain Sartawsky / Pixabay


Santiago de Compostela, Spain

  • Santiado de Compostela Cathedral, Spain
    • Rooftop tour
    • Grand Square (in front of west side of cathedral)
    • Cathedral Museums (4 floors of cathedral)
Santiago de Compostela, Spain guy_dugas / Pixabay


Onis, Picos, Spain


Potes, Picos, Spain


Lugo, Spain

  • Lugo’s Roman Walls, Lugo, Spain (world’s best Roman wall. UNESCO)


Merida, Spain

  • Merida Roman city ruins, Merida, Spain (Former Roman city w/ amphitheater and extensive architecture, including two aqueducts. One of Europe’s most remarkable collections of Roman architecture)
Merida, Spain Luisfpizarro / Pixabay


Caceres, Spain (fortified town)


Cuenca, Spain


Trujillo, Spain


Malaga, Spain (fortified city)

  • Caminito del Rey elevated hike, Malaga
  • Picasso Museum, Malaga
  • Malaga Cathedral
  • Alcazaba Castle, Malaga
  • Pompidou Center Muesum, Malaga
  • Gibralfaro Castle, Malaga
Malaga, Spain manolofranco / Pixabay
Caminito del Rey Hike, Malaga, Spain alejandrocuencac / Pixabay


Pyrenees Hunt to Hut to Hut Trek , Spain (Ordesa & Monte Perdido National Parks)


Mediterranean Coast Drive, Spain: Barcelona to Malaga; 680 miles


Northern Spain Picos Byway: Finisterre to San Sabastian; 620 miles


Northern Spain Coast byway: Coruna to San Sebastian


Laguna Salada de Torrevieja, Spain (natural phenomenon where water looks pink due to algae)


Playa de las Catedrales Beach, Spain


Torla, Spain (Pyrenees mountain town, overrun with visitors July-Aug)

Torla, Spain LisaRedfern / Pixabay


Valencia, Spain (country’s third largest city)

  • City of Arts & Sciences, Valencia
    • Oceanografic, Valencia
  • Valencia Cathedral
  • La Lonja, Valencia (UNESCO)
  • Central Market, Valencia (vast outdoor covered market)
  • Playa de las Arenas Beach, Valencia
Valencia, Spain ilovetattoos / Pixabay


Las Fallas, Spain


Capileira, Spain


Ferreirola, Spain


Trevelez, Spain


Cadiar, Spain


Cazorla, Spain

Cazorla, Spain enriquelopezgarre / Pixabay


Ubeda, Spain

Ubeda, Spain PactoVisual / Pixabay


Baeza, Spain (UNESCO)

Baeza, Spain PactoVisual / Pixabay


Arcos de la Frontera, Spain


Ronda, Spain

Ronda, Spain jackmac34 / Pixabay


Grazalema Benaojan, Spain


Gijon, Spain (Bay of Biscay)

Gijon, Spain 777546 / Pixabay


Zahara de la Sierra, Spain


Ordesa National Park, Spain

Ordesa National Park, Spain MarlonRondal / Pixabay


Cabo de Coast Trek, Spain (Along southern Spain’s most spectacular coast. 38 miles; Retamar to Agua Amarga)


Costa Brava Region, Spain (145km of rugged coast line, dotted with great beaches from the French border to Blanes, Spain)

  • Cap de Creus headlands & Park, Costa Brava, Spain
  • Cadaques, Costa Brava, Spain (whitewashed fishing town)
Costa Brava, Spain juliacasado1 / Pixabay


Girona, Spain (fortified town; grand churches, cobbled streets, medieval baths, lazy river; inland from coast)

  • Girona Cathedral, Girona
  • Costa Brava Beach Cove, Girona
Girona, Spain Elioenai / Pixabay


Figueres, Spain (Dali’s birthplace

  • Dali Museum, Figueres (Surreal museum is Spain second most visited)

Catalonia, Spain

  • Empurries Ruins, Catalonia, Spain
Catalonia, Spain skaramelka / Pixabay

Mallorca Island, Balearic Islands, Spain

  • Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca Island
    • Mallorca Cathedral, Mallorca Island
    • Palau de I’Almudaina, Mallorca Island (Originally am Islamic Fort, then residence for the King of Spain
    • Es Baluard Mesum, Mallorca Island
  • Sa Calobra, Mallorca Island (small port town)
  • Cape Formentor, Mallorca Island
  • Soller, Mallorca Island
  • Fornalutx, Mallorca Island
  • Deia, Mallorca Island
    • Cala de Deia beach, Mallorca Island
  • Valldemossa, Mallorca Island
  • Pollenca, Mallorca Island
  • Arta, Mallorca Island
  • Dry Stone Trek, Mallotca Island (103 miles; Port d’Andratx to Pollenca)
Mallorca Island, Spain facundowin / Pixabay
Mallorca Island, Spain Manne1409 / Pixabay


Menorca Island, Balearic Islands, Spain (UNESCO; pristine beaches and archaeological sites)

  • Mao, Menorca Island
  • Ciutadella, Menorca Island
  • Monte Toro, Menorca Island
  • Fornells, Menorca Island
Menorca Island, Spain Cervusvir / Pixabay


Ibiza Island, Balearic Islands, Spain

  • Ibiza City, Ibiza Island
    • D’Alt Vila Ramparts, Ibiza (walls over 25m in height, incl seven bastions
    • Ibiza Cathedral
  • Sant Antoni, Ibiza Island
Ibiza Island, Spain dickiebird / Pixabay
Ibiza Island, Spain PaulMeek78 / Pixabay


Formentera Island, Balearic Islands, Spain

Formentera Island, Spain jimmy_ktm / Pixabay


Tenerife Island, Canary Islands, Spain

  • Pirate Cave Poris of Candelaria Hike, Tenerife Island (This is a steep path (down and back) through pine forest, which then winds down cliffs to a remarkable cove which was reputedly once a pirates’ hide-away)
  • Teide National Park, Tenerife
    • Mt Teide, Teide National Park, Tenerife (12,200’ peak, Cable car to top; UNESCO site protecting over 1,000 Guanche archeological sites and 80% of the world’s different forms of volcanic formations.
      • Teide Trek, Teide National Park, Tenerife (20 miles RT from Montana Blanca to the Peak and back)
Tenerife Island, Spain hjrivas / Pixabay

Gran Canaria Island, Canary Islands, Spain

Gran Canaria Island, Spain adamkontor / Pixabay


Fuerteventura Island, Canary Islands, Spain

Fuerteventura Island, Spain Karahgo / Pixabay


Lanzarote Island, Canary Islands, Spain

Lanzarote Island, Spain lapping / Pixabay


La Palma Island, Canary Islands, Spain

La Palma, Spain Medienservice / Pixabay


La Gomera, Canary Islands, Spain

La Gomera Isand, Spain romanlarrode / Pixabay


El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain


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