From the food, to the arts, to sports and the beautiful towns, Spain has many gems to offer to both the locals and those visiting the country for the first time. Yet, it can be a bit overwhelming when trying to decide what city to go first, where to stay and what places you must visit since you do not want to miss out on anything. Don’t worry, we are here to help make your trip easier and super fun! Here are all the gems of Spain that you should definitely visit.

(Plaza de España, Barcelona)

All the cities in Spain are filled with so much culture, you will never run out of things to do with so many places to visit to appreciate the country. From Sevilla, a city that is the perfect mix of traditional Spanish culture with modern flares, where you will find palaces and plazas, this is the perfect historical place to go. Want to go to a place that feels as if time has stopped? The hidden gem of Granada is an amazing place to visit as it is located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains. There, you will be surrounded by medieval architecture, historical palaces as well as beautiful castles with beautiful colors that you will not find anywhere else in the world. Then we have Barcelona and Madrid, very popular choices amongst students due to the cities’ unique flair and vibrance along with the numerous museums and historical landmarks that will keep you occupied during your stay in Spain.


(Palacio de Cibeles)

Upon walking the streets of Spain, you will be surrounded by art everywhere you go as Spain is known for its Moorish art and architecture and Medieval and Renaissance art. From history dating back thousands of years to intricate architecture and design to breathtaking views, there are almost too many places to get a real feel of how rich in history the Spanish culture is. The mediterranean country is also home to some of the most brilliant artists such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Goya and more. Here is a short list of gems you NEED to visit to see the amazing art Spain has to offer:

  • Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia and Gaudi Sites
  • The Prado and Paseo del Artes, Madrid
  • Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao
  • The White Towns of Andalucía
  • The Alhambra and Generalife Gardens, Granada
  • The Great Mosque of Cordoba (Mezquita)
  • San Lorenzo de El Escorial
  • Seville Cathedral and Alcazar
  • Santiago de Compostela Cathedral
  • Plaza Mayor, Madrid
  • Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, Valencia
  • Costa del Sol Beaches
  • La Rambla, Barcelona
  • Toledo’s Old City
  • El Teide, Tenerife

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