Whether historical buildings, ancient architecture, vibrant nightlife, mouthwatering food, or scenic beaches, Spain has everything. Read here!
Places to Visit in Spain
Spain is a traveler’s paradise. It has an ancient history, with many well-preserved medieval quarters and squares. In addition, the magnificent architecture of Antonio Gaudi and kilometers of luxurious beaches of the Atlantic coast and the Mediterranean attract people from different countries. Here are the top ten places to visit in Spain. Read on!
1. Gothic Quarter
In the labyrinth of narrow streets of the quarter, you can see many old buildings from the Middle Ages and the Roman Empire. In the chaotic layout of the quarter, it is easy to get lost or get into a dead-end.
However, this does not bother tourists from all over the world who come here to appreciate the beauty of historical architecture. Gothic harmoniously combines with the Renaissance and neoclassic in this beautiful place.
2. La Sagrada Familia
La Sagrada is the most famous building of the great Antonio Gaudi. The majestic building is a symbol of all of Barcelona and Catalonia. The splendid and imposing building was originally built in the Gothic style.
However, Gaudi introduced the originality of Art Nouveau into its appearance, adding lightness and delicacy to the temple. It is a perfect place to visit if you love exploring traditional architecture.
3. Spain Square
The semicircular square is located in Seville near Maria Luisa Park and is one of the brightest and most picturesque places to visit in Europe. The area is surrounded by an architectural ensemble of buildings in the neo-Moorish style.
Besides, a large fountain decorates the center of the square. The pavilion on the edge of the square often hosts exciting exhibitions, and its design features art deco features.
4. Park Guell
Park Guell is located on the outskirts of Barcelona. Its construction began in 1901, and Antoni Gaudi, the world-famous architect, designed the park. The park’s most famous attraction is a vast, winding bench made from pottery shards, broken glass, and other colorful construction debris.
The park is also decorated with different intricate compositions, including fabulous houses at the entrance to the park, a mosaic Salamander, and the “Hall of 100 Columns.”
5. Museo Nacional Del Prado
Opened in 1819 in Madrid, Museo Nacional Del Prado is a building of magnificent architecture in classicism. The museum has one of the best collections of paintings in Europe.
The collection contains about 7,000 images, artifacts, and objects. You can relish canvases from different countries, including those designed by Flemish, English, German, and Spanish artists.
6. Royal Palace of Madrid
Although the palace is officially the residence of the kings of Spain, it is open to tourists. You can see 50 rooms out of 2000 and relish the magical architecture that combines marble, mahogany, stucco molding. You can view various collections from weapons and armor to Stradivari instruments.
An exquisite architectural ensemble in Granada, the main buildings were erected in the 7th and 8th centuries during the reign of the Muslim dynasty. Behind the fortress walls are mosques, baths, residential buildings.
In addition, there are beautiful gardens in harmony with the structures of Islamic architecture. If you want to discover Islamic architecture in Spain, visiting Alhambra is worth your time.
8. Royal Alcazar of Seville
Royal Alcazar of Seville was Built on the ruins of an Arab fortress. The construction of the palace began in the 14th century. It is one of the few well-preserved Mudejar palaces. For a long time, the castle was the residence of the Spanish kings. The elegance and luxury of the interior design in the Palace’s Embassy Hall are worth seeing.
9. Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba
The place was a mosque in the most magnificent in the city. Thousands of tourists travel to Cordoba to see the masterpiece of architecture. Giant double arches inside the building are mesmerizing, connected by hundreds of columns.
Cuenca is a beautiful small city, a historical center, and a UNESCO World Heritage site in Spain. It is located on a picturesque rocky cliff above the gorge. Architectural monuments create the atmosphere of antiquity. In addition, it has monasteries and churches, an episcopal palace, many museums.
Spain is one of the most visited countries in Southern Europe. It is the epitome of historical sites, magnificent architecture, rich culture, delectable food, and modern infrastructure. Visiting Spain is a dream come true for millions of tourists. Don’t forget to visit these ten places to complete your trip to Spain. Until Next Time!
- Article based on personal opinion, experience and research.
- Photos from Unsplash & canva.