The Best Places to Visit in Spain
Some tourists are wary of travelling to Spain because they think their travel insurance won’t completely cover them for their holiday. Nothing could be further from the truth because Spain is not only a safe destination, but there are a host of exciting reasons for you to plan a holiday there.
It is difficult to cover a broad range of options in one short article, but we will look at a few of the more exciting destinations to whet your appetite. Wherever you go in Spain you will find friendly people, a fantastic range of accommodation options and a selection of local food that will excite your palate. What’s more, it won’t cost you an arm and a leg!
To simplify things, let’s cover 5 of the most exciting places.
- Madrid. This is truly the greatest city of Spain, and is absolutely a must on any tourist’s itinerary. Old Madrid is a sight to behold, especially the Museo Del Prado. The outstanding architecture, not to mention the art collections and world-famous museums, will keep you busy for weeks at a time. If you have had your fill of art, head for Old Town Madrid where you can wander the streets, enjoy some tasty snacks or some tapas at a tasca, and join in the spirit of singing and dancing that is synonymous with the Madrid lifestyle.
- Barcelona. The regional capital of Catalonia makes Barcelona quite different from the rest of Spain. You have no doubt heard of the La Sagrada Familia, the wondrous architectural design of Antonio Gaudi, and it is almost impossible to miss. Don’t forget to check out his other masterpieces scattered throughout the city. The city lies at the historical crossroads of a stream of invaders including the Romans, the Moors and the French. The result is a multicultural city full of unusual delights.
- Seville. Regarded as one of the grand cities of Spain, and of the Andalusia region, this is a city which displays its entire Moorish heritage in great style. The spectacular architecture of the Seville Cathedral, which houses the tomb of Christopher Columbus, is a sight not to be missed. Situated just across the square from the cathedral you can visit the Alcazar, a stunning Islamic palace.
- Granada. If you can only squeeze in one town in the Andalusian region, make sure you pick Granada. Located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, you will find a city which is full of the old as well as the new. The famous Alhambra provides a beautiful and evocative memory of a glorious Moorish past. Exploring the old city, you will wander through narrow streets which are hundreds of years old. They will excite you at every turn.
- Salamanca. This famous old town is listed by UNESCO on the world Heritage list. It houses one of the most historic universities in the world, and visitors are excited and moved by the well preserved architecture.
Of course, you should always make sure you have sufficient travel insurance no matter where you travel. But Spain offers you a destination with a huge variety of options with safe travelling almost guaranteed.