Top 33 Spain tourist attractions

Top Tourist Attractions in Spain

Our team of local experts has hand-picked the 33 top tourist Attractions in Spain you do not want to miss.  Besides this ranking you will also find information with the best attractions to enjoy in each city

Due to its history and the work made to preserve both its historical heritage and its natural parks, Spain is one of the countries in the world with more Unesco certified sites.  

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Spain´s top 33 tourist attractions

palau de la musica catalana stained glass

Palau de la Música Catalana

Palau de la Música Catalana  Located in the El Born neighborhood of Barcelona, the Palau de la Música Catalana is a famous concert hall renowned for its spectacular interior, in particular for its amazing stained glass windows. The Palau is one of several of Barcelona’s landmarks from the modernist artistic

Stainglass in the Cathedral of Leon

Leon Cathedral – Spain´s best stained glass nave

Leon´s cathedral – Ultimate visitor´s guide The Cathedral is Leon´s spiritual heart. This is one of Spain´s gothic top masterpieces and we would recommend you enjoy it both from the outside (either during the day when bathed by the northern sunshine) or during the night when it gets illuminated. But

Picos de Europa

Picos de Europa: the amazing national park in northern Spain

The Picos de Europa National Park The Picos de Europa are a mountain range in northern Spain, that stands out because of both the hight of the mountains and their proximity to the ocean. It is one of Spain’s 15 national parks It is currently the second most visited national

Dish at a Michelin starred restaurant in San Sebastian

The best restaurants in San Sebastian. The ultimate guide

With an increasing number of tourists arriving to San Sebastian every year, and with so many bars and tours to choose from, finding the best options for you may sometimes be a daunting experience. But worry not! Our local team has put together a list with some of the top bars to enjoy pintxos

teide national park

Teide national park

Teide national park Teide National Park is one of Spain’s 15 national parks and stands out for several different reasons. It is home to the tallest peak in Spain, Mount Teide, that stands 3,718 meters and, its considered to be one of the 12 treasures of Spain and is a

Caves of Altamira in Cantabria

The Altamira caves are located in Santillana del Mar, a small town in Cantabria. These caves are one of Spain´s most important tourist attractions and receive every year over 250,000 visitors.  They are a Unesco heritage site. Santillana del Mar is known for 3 things. The first one are the

Belmonte castle in Cuenca

Comprising three squares buildings, the Belmonte Castle is the quintessence of what a castle should be like. The three buildings form a courtyard in the shape of an equilateral triangle. In the middle of this triangle, there is a fine gothic fountain. The walls of the Belmonte castle descend to

Square in Frigiliana

White villages in Spain

For many visitors to Spain, the white villages in Andalusia remain as an icon of what the country offers. The white villages are, with no doubt, one of Spain´s main tourist attractions and an icon. Secluded villages in the mountains and valleys of Andalusia, these villages offer an amazing road trip for any traveller in search for beauty, history and good vibrations!

Cala Sa Calobra-Breath-taking scenery  and some of the best views in Mallorca along the way to get to Sa calobra

Cala Sa Calobra – Balearic islands

Cala sa Calobra in Northern Mallorca Driving to Sa Calobra by car is not easy and should even be disregarded if you do not enjoy driving or are fearful of getting sick (driving in Spain is generally easy but this is a clear exception!). Having said this, you will for

El Caminito del Rey

El Caminito del Rey

El Caminito del Rey or the King’s Path is a famous pathway through the mountains of Málaga, Andalusia, connecting Chorro Falls and Gaitanejo Falls, reserved for only the most adventurous hikers. It has become today a top tourist attractions. For decades it was considered to be the most dangerous hike

Burgos Cathedral

Burgos Cathedral is located in the city of Burgos, in the region of Castilla Leon. The building that we see today stands on site of the original building and was buit in 1221 on the orders of King Ferdinand III (the Holy) and Bishop Mauricio. Cathedral of Burgos visitors`guide The

Roman Theater of Mérida

The Roman Theater of Mérida is one of Spain´s most important tourist attractions. It is located in the community of Extremadura, about 3 hours southwest from Madrid, about 2 hours north of Seville, and about 3 hours from Córdoba. This spectacular piece of Roman history was constructed in the years

Hanging Houses of Cuenca

Hanging houses of Cuenca

Everything you need to know about the Hanging Houses of Cuenca The hanging houses of Cuenca are located, as their name indicates in the city of Cuenca, a city about 2 hours southeast from Madrid. They are an iconic fixture of Castilla la Mancha as are, for example, the Don

Don Quixote Windmills

Don Quixote Windmills

The Don Quixote Windmills  “Tilting at windmills” is an English expression taken from Miguel de Cervantes’ classic novel Don Quixote. In the book, the chivalrous, but crazy Don Quixote rides in to do battle with a group of giants who are terrorizing a local village. After he engages with the

Ronda bridge

The Puente Nuevo or “New Bridge” is Ronda’s main tourist attractions and one of the icons of Andalusia and Spain. Ronda is perched high on a cliff and is split in two by a canyon that runs right down the middle of the. The Ronda bridge offers fantastic views from many

Walls of Avila

Ávila is the very picture of a medieval town, completely surrounded by walls. The walls of Avila are considered the oldest and best- preserved walls in Spain. They are impressive for their sheer monumentality and walk next to them or over them is a fantastic, not to be missed, experience.

El Escorial in Madrid, Spain

El Escorial is one of Spain´s top tourist attractions. This massive building serves as a church, monastery, palace, mausoleum, library, museum, and school. It is constructed out of granite blocks from the nearby mountain range, the Sierra de Guadarrama. The two bell towers and the high dome are a distinctive

Alcazar de Segovia

Alcazar de Segovia

Alcazar de Segovia in Spain The Alcazar de Segovia is one Segovia´s top attractions. Segovia, 1 hour drive north-west of Madrid, is a mid-sized city which offers amazing heritage and excellent gastronomy. The Alcazar de Segovia is amongst the most visited attractions in Spain. Average customer review Score for Alcazar de

Roman aqueduct

Roman aqueduct of Segovia

The Roman aqueduct of Segovia The roman aqueduct of Segovia´s landmark and amongst Spain´s top attractions. It is with no doubt one of the finest structures in the world from Roman times. Its exact date of construction is not known, though experts date it between the second half of the

Catedral Primada

Catedral Primada- Toledo

La cathedral Primada of Toledo is the Town´s major monument and one of Spain’s cathedrals best  examples of pure Gothic style. It contains an outstanding art museum with paintings from El Bosco or El Greco, to name but a few. Any visit to the city of Toledo should include time

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Great mosque of Cordoba – visitors complete guide

Great Mosque of Cordoba . A complete guide The Great Cordoba Mosque is a grandiose and fascinating part of the Muslim art, initiated by the Caliph Abderraman I, that resumes in its history the evolution of the Omeya style in Spain on top of the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque style

Giralda and Cathedral

La Giralda and Cathedral in Seville – The largest in the world

La Giralda and cathedral – Compelete visitors guide Table of Contents History and styles A lot has been said and written about the Sevilla Cathedral, Santa Maria de la Sede, and the Giralda, which was minaret of the old mosque on which it was built in the XV century. This

Plaza de España

Plaza de España in Seville – a complete guide

Plaza de España in Seville Another location worth mentioning is the Plaza de Espana, built for the Ibero-American exposition in 1929 and inaugurated by king Alfonso XIII. With a semicircular shape and made of brick, marble and pottery, this monument also has a Renaissance and baroque flare in its towers.

Romantic hotels near the Alhambra of Granada

La Alhambra palace in Granada – A complete guide

La Alhambra On the Sabika hill is the palatine city, called Al-hambra, which means “Red Castle” (redness of its exterior walls). Nowadays the Alhambra Palace in Granada is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a symbol of Spain’s and Europe’s culture. The number of visits to the Alhambra Palace

Guggenheim musem

Guggenheim musem- Bilbao

The Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao  The Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao is the city’s most emblematic monument. A visit to Bilbao wouldn’t be complete without at least strolling by and admiring it from the outside. This spectacular shimmering building on the bank of the Nervión river is itself a piece of art.

Camp Nou

Camp Nou- Barcelona

Camp Nou: Overview The Camp Nou stadium is located in the center of Barcelona in Les Corts district and is the official stadium of FC Barcelona, commonly known as Barça. The stadium was built between 1955 and 1957, replacing FC Barcelona’s old stadium. The soccer pitch is integrated into a

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Las Ramblas in Barcelona

Las Ramblas, Barcelona Las Ramblas is one of the icons in Barcelona. A long street which is a favorite amongst both locals and tourists alike. La Rambla is probably the best well-known street in Spain. This street is both known as La Rambla or Las Ramblas. In this guide to

Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia- Barcelona

Gaudi is today one of the top magnets for visitors to Barcelona and one of Spain´s top tourist attractions. A very religious man, Gaudi started his  studies in metal work and is his name is the icon behind the modernisme movement in Spain, though his work shows clear examples of

Estadio Santiago Bernabeu

Estadio Santiago Bernabeu- Madrid

Overview The Santiago Bernabeu soccer stadium in Madrid is the home of one of the top sports teams in the world: Real Madrid. This imposing coliseum is located in the modern heart of the city, right on the Castellana, Madrid’s main artery. The Stadium is named after Real Madrid’s first

Museo del Prado

Prado Museum in Madrid – Complete visitors guide

Museo del Prado, one of the world´s finest art galleries The Museo Del Prado is one of the main tourist sites of the city of Madrid and you should not pass it up. You can see masterpieces of the Spanish, Italian and Flemish schools.   Average customer review Score for

Palacio Real

Royal palace of Madrid – complete visitors guide

Madrid Royal palace – history, tickets and tours The Royal Palace of Madrid was built after a fire that occurred on the 24th of December 1734 in the Real Alcazar. The first Wednesday of every month (except in summer) at 11 am, you can watch the change of guards. You

PLAYA DE LAS CATEDRALES-A natural "masterpiece" next to the sea… Booking is needed!

Playa de las catedrales, a must visit in Northern Spain

 Playa de las Catedrales beach Located near Ribadeo, we find this spectacular beach that gives the Espacio Natural de As Catedrais its name. The coastal cliffs have been eroded for centuries, forming arches, some of which are 30 meters tall. This beach is best experienced during low tide, to be

Top tourist attractions in Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela Cathedral – Visitor guide

The goal of the streams of pilgrims that arrive in Santiago de Compostela is the Plaza de España, or Plaza del Obradoiro – which means the square of goldwork. Stately buildings surround the Plaza, including the superb façade of the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral: one of the most beautiful churches

Spain tourist attractions per city

Cathedrals, beaches, palaces, natural reservoirs and much more...

Madrid soccer stadiums

Football or soccer is part of Madrid´s essence. The city´s heart is split between Real Madrid and Atletico

Barcelona soccer stadiums

FC Barcelona is meant to be more than just a soccer club. Discover its stadium during your stay