5 Spanish Cities You Have To Visit
Spain has something for everyone, whether you want to stroll picturesque streets or party till the sun rises. Below is a list of Spanish cities you must add to your bucket list immediately.
Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain and is host to beautiful architecture and stunning beaches. The streets are neatly organised, interrupted only by quaint squares, and buildings designed by Gaudi catch your eye as you pass. The gothic quarter boasts a breathtaking cathedral and La Sagrada Familia completes the skyline. Barcelona is a treat to visit and has a little something for everyone.
Home to the royal family, Madrid is Spain's capital and largest city. If you love culture, history and a buzzing nightlife Madrid is the place for you. For world-class artwork, you should visit the Museo del Prado and Reina Sofia and then head to Parque del Buen Retiro to walk around in the Spanish sunshine. Finish the afternoon with a stroll to La Plaza Mayor for some tapas and a cafè con leche where you can people watch like a local.
Seville is the largest city in Andalusia (an autonomous region of Spain) famous for Flamenco dance and its vibrant festivals. Tourists come from far and wide to enjoy one of its main cultural attractions - tapas. People jump from restaurant to cafe sampling tapas and drinking wine, enjoying the lively evening atmosphere. If you travel to Seville at the end of March you will arrive in time for Holy Week (Semana Santa) where you will see the locals dancing, drinking and singing with women in flamenco dresses and men in their best suits. It's vibrant and lively; definitely not one to miss.
Valencia is a large city on the west coast of Spain. Its beaches meet the Mediterranean sea and are considered to be some of the most beautiful in the country. Famous for its oranges, tourists can take a tour of an orange grove and then finish with a champagne glass of orange juice topped with Cava. Valencia is also the birthplace of Paella a famous Spanish dish. When visiting be sure to try some at a local restaurant.
With its beautiful buildings and medieval history, Toledo is probably one of the most underrated cities in Spain. Perching on a mountain in the centre of Spain, it boasts historic art and architecture dating all the way back to the Roman Empire. Lose yourself in the medieval streets and find your way to the beautiful cathedral to bask in its stunning architecture.
Which destination do you think is the best in Spain?
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