7 best holiday destinations in Spain

7 best holiday destinations in Spain

 

Everyone has heard of the famous Mallorca parties, Barcelona’s nightlife and Madrid’s art heritage, but do you know the real touristic pearls of Spain? In this guide we will take a look at the top-7 destinations in Spain you really should visit – whether you are considering to relocate to Spain or just to go for a holiday.

  1. Lanzarote

Lanzarote is part of Canary Islands (the fourth-largest island in the archipelago) and is famous because of its volcanic origin. You want to travel to the Moon? Go to Lanzarote! The landscape is absolutely extraterrestrial: the black soil with rare green trees make it look like another planet. One of the main attractions are the wineries – thanks to the unique technology of growth in the volcanic soil you can taste one of the richest wines in Spain, even being an expert, for sure, you will be surprised!

What to see?

  • Timanfaya National Park
  • César Manrique Foundation
  • Famara surfing spot

Wine:

  • Bodega La Geria

Restaurants:

  • El Amanecer
  • Casa De la Playa

 

 

2. San Sebastian

San Sebastian is one of the biggest cities in the Basque Country – homeland of the Michelin star chefs, so you will enjoy not only amazing beaches but the tastiest food in Spain! The main attraction is playa de la Concha, you probably have seen this magnificent bay before, but we are quite sure you have not realized that it is located in San Sebastian! On top of that it is one of the biggest in Europe: it has a length of 1350 meters and an average width of 40 meters, – and that is, my friend, hella lot of space.

What to visit?

  • Beach of la Concha
  • Monte Urgull

Restaurants:

Bodega Donostiarra

 

 

3. Ibiza

Of course, you have heard of Ibiza: best and most expansive parties, celebrities, festive of joy every day! But beside that Ibiza has amazing nature and eye-catching beaches with clear water and white sand. Plan your trip in the beginning of autumn – the weather will still be nice, but the majority of tourists and party rockers will return home, so you can enjoy a bit of quiet, space and views in this little island paradise.

What to visit?

  • Ses Salines
  • Es Vedra
  • Ibiza Old Town
  • Formentera

Restaurant:

 

 

4. Sevilla

Sevilla is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Andalusia – place which unites beautiful ancient architecture and marvelous sea views, so if you are looking for a vacation in the old historical city with a beach, Sevilla should be your choice! Eat tapas, drink beer and enjoy the ambience, history and famous flamenco show.

What to visit?

  • Real Alcázar
  • Seville Cathedral
  • Plaza de España

Restaurants:

  • Restaurante Eslava
  • Taberna Del Almirante

 

 

5. Menorca

The second largest of the Balearic Islands and calmer than Mallorca – popular party place for European students and tourists.  In 1993 Menorca was designated by UNESCO as a biosphere reserve, which means that all the activities on the island should be considered under conservation and sustainable use of natural resources. Menorca is an ideal variant for ones who seeks tranquility and peaceful vacation.

What to visit?

  • Cala Macarelleta
  • Cami de Cavalls
  • Cala Pilar

 

 


6. Granada

Granada is also located in Andalusia and only a 1 hour car drive from the Mediterranean coast. History lovers will worship this lovely city, besides the excellent food and hospitality of locals in Granada you can find the Alhambra, a Moorish citadel and palace – beautiful heritage of Spanish-Islamic art.

 

What to visit?

  • Alhambra
  • Royal Chapel of Granada
  • Gate of Elvira

 

 


7. Sitges

Sitges is s a town about 35 kilometres southwest of Barcelona, best known in the world for its Film Festival and Carnival. So, why Sitges? First, it has 17 beaches! The water is much cleaner than in Barcelona and the beaches are a bit smaller, but nicer as there are not many beach sellers and tourists. On top, in Sitges there is one of the biggest community of LGBT, so you will be surrounded by fun, easy-going and friendly people.

What to visit?

  • La Playa de Sitges
  • Museu de Maricel
  • Sausalito Beach