Spain is a country in South Western Europe which makes it an incredibly popular holiday destination as the weather there is usually fantastic, hitting high temperatures during the summer months and is home to many amazing beaches which makes it the perfect getaway. It was formerly known as the Kingdom of Spain as they had a huge empire in the past and they still have territory in other places like the Canary Islands near North Africa and the Balearic Island in the Mediterranean Sea. Spain shares a border with Portugal and France which makes it a great destination for travelers and backpackers to visit as both Portugal and France are popular European destinations too. Spain is an important country in Europe as it has a really strong economy and it is the second biggest country in Southern Europe with one of the highest populations on the continent. There are so many things to do and see in this country that it will be hard to list all of them here, but we’ve found some of the most amazing things that Spain has to offer that you should go and see if you ever have the opportunity to go to Spain.
Barcelona is the most popular city in Spain and has the most tourists visiting every year out of any other Spanish destination. Because of this many people think that Barcelona is the capital of Spain but this isn’t the case, Madrid, another popular city is the capital. Barcelona has a lot to offer whether you’re doing a quick one-day visit or you’re planning on staying for a month, you’ll never run out of fun and exciting things to do here. If you’re not visiting for long then a city tour is the best way to see as much of Barcelona as you can, you can do this by walking yourself, taking a free walking tour, a running tour if you’re trying to stay in shape while you’re away or for the more daring it’s become common to partake in motorcycle tours. If this sounds like a fun way to see the city to you and if you need motorcycle rentals in Barcelona then you’re in luck as there are plenty due to this growth in popularity. If you’re there longer then the best things to do and see include the amazing Sagrada Familia, the Gothic Quarter, and the Barcelona football stadium.
Fuente De is in Northern Spain and is one of the most popular Spanish destinations for any travelers who prefer the outdoors to city breaks. This city is home to the Picos De Europa mountains which is one of the most beautiful mountain ranges we’ve ever seen. The name translates to the ‘Peaks of Europe’ as these mountains are so big that they were the first thing that became visible when people were sailing to Spain from the USA. The National Park here is huge so if you’re wanting a long outdoor adventure then as it is over 64,000 hectares, you’d be able to spend weeks here and still not see everything. If you’re planning on visiting then you need to keep in mind that due to the proximity of the mountains to the Atlantic is has been known to experience sudden and extreme weather changes which can be very dangerous. If the weather is too bad to walk the mountain, luckily there is a fun cable car that will take you to the top and allow you to experience the amazing views.
Madrid is the capital of Spain and is the most densely populated city in Spain too. This city is home to almost 4 million people, this is the 2nd highest population in Europe, coming 2nd only to Berlin. As there is so many people living here it’s not surprising that there are so many amazing things to do and see here. Madrid lies on the River Manzanares which means that it has some amazing scenery here and like any body of water, next to it is always a relaxing and nice place to take a picnic or to have a mini-BBQ. Sailing along this river is also a great thing to do if you visit Madrid as not only is it beautiful but it’s a great way to deal with the Spanish sun in the summer. The other highlight for anyone who loves outdoor holidays is there is a National Park located only 1 hour away from the city. As well as amazing mountains in this national park there is also some fantastic woods, meadows, lagoons and if you’re an animal fan it is home to a lot of wildlife.
Madrid is such a great place to see in Spain as it has loads to do that is outdoorsy but as it is a city it still has things to do which are city break, meaning this city has the best of both worlds making it one of the best places to visit in Spain. If you’re not feeling hiking then the city is home to many interesting museums, from history to art, the famous Madrid Football stadium, the incredible palace, and the Plaza Mayor. If you’re going to Spain for a while then this is also a great place to take some day trips from to see even more of the things that Spain has to offer.