• By: Allen Brown

Top 10 Best Places to Holiday in Spain

A nation famous for its deep history, Spain, or Espana, offers beautiful scenery and tasty food and has many vacation spots to please every kind of traveller. If you want sunny beaches, lively nightlife, or cultural activities, Spain gives something nice for each person. Here are the top 10 places to consider for your next Spanish holiday.

1. Barcelona

Architecture and Beaches
The main city, and capital of Catalonia is known mostly for its buildings and beaches. The works by Gaudí, such as Sagrada Família and Park Güell, are spots you must visit to truly understand their beauty. The city’s beaches, like Barceloneta, make excellent spots to unwind after a long day of sightseeing.

Food and Nightlife
Barcelona is also a food heaven. La Boqueria market has many fresh foods, and the city’s tapas bars are great for evenings out. The nightlife here is very active, with many clubs and bars staying open until very late.

2. Madrid

Cultural Attractions
Madrid, being the capital city, has many cultural attractions. The Prado Museum and the Royal Palace are important places to see. Retiro Park offers a green retreat in the city’s heart.

Shopping and Dining
Madrid is a shopper’s dream, with many fancy stores in places like Gran Via and the Salamanca district. The city also has very good dining options, offering both traditional Spanish food and dishes from other countries.

3. Benidorm

Beaches and Entertainment
Benidorm is a famous place for tourists because of all the nice beaches and many fun activities. Levante Beach and Poniente Beach are well-known for their golden sand and clean water.

Transport and Accommodation
Benidorm offers many places to stay, including fancy hotels and cheap apartments. Pre-booking an Alicante airport to Benidorm taxi ensures your holiday here begins smoothly.

4. Valencia

City of Arts and Sciences
Valencia has the modern City of Arts and Sciences, which is a must-see for people who love buildings and science. The area is home to Oceanogràfic, Europe’s biggest aquarium.

Beaches and Paella
Some would call them unlikely pairings, but nevertheless, they are staples of the region. Beaches here are not as crowded as those in Barcelona and offer a more calm experience. The city is also where paella was first made, making it a perfect place for people who enjoy good food.

5. Granada

Granada is most famous for the Alhambra, a beautiful palace and fortress group that gives amazing views of the city and Sierra Nevada mountains.

Moorish Influence
The city’s Moorish touch is evident in its buildings and areas, such as the Albaicín. There, you will find tight, twisting roads and old-style homes.


6. Ibiza

Ibiza is known for its nightlife, bringing many party-lovers from different countries. The island’s clubs like Pacha and Amnesia are very famous.

For people looking for peace, Ibiza also has lovely beaches and quiet bays. Cala Comte and Cala d’Hort are very well-liked places to visit.

7.  Tenerife

Natural Beauty
Tenerife, the biggest of the Canary Islands, has many different types of scenery. Teide National Park houses Spain’s tallest mountain, Mount Teide, and is also a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Tenerife is a great place for outdoor activities, such as hiking, cycling, and water sports. The island’s beaches are perfect for surfing and sunbathing.

8.  Majorca

Scenic Drives
Majorca, which is the biggest of the Balearic Islands, has beautiful drives along its coast. The Serra de Tramuntana mountains are excellent to explore by car.

The island has many resorts for all kinds of prices. Palma, the main city, gives a mix of old buildings, cultural things, and exciting nightlife.

9.  Seville

Historical Sights
Seville, is the capital of Andalusia, and very famous for all the old places to see. The Seville Cathedral, Alcázar Palace, and Plaza de España are all well-known spots.

Some of Spain’s most famous festivals occur here every year, with common staples being Feria de Abril and Semana Santa. These events show Spanish traditions and celebrations nicely.

10. Málaga

Museums and Art
Málaga, where Picasso was born, is obviously going to be full of art and culture. For people who love art, the Picasso Museum and Centre Pompidou are places you really should see.

Coastal Attractions
The city is next to the coast, so there are many beaches. Malagueta Beach is a popular place for both local people and visitors.

Tips for Travellers

• Pre-book airport transfers for convenience.

• Look for family-friendly transfer options that offer child seats.

• Consider car hire (rental) for flexibility in exploring the regions.

Spain has a ton of places to see and enjoy, each of the ones we’ve seen in this list has its own unique charm and flair. From more lively places, to chill, out-of-the-way cities that don’t get as much foot traffic throughout the year, we’ve had a look at everything. However short, we hope this guide provided you with a brief taste of what the glorious Espagna has to offer you.

Header image: Cudillero in the North is surrounded by hills and sea under the sunlight in Spain. Photo: www.freepik.com