Top Tourist Attractions in Spain

Our team of local experts has hand-picked the top 25 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

You can also find them in our  interactive touristic maps  a selection of hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions (museums, things to do, parks, churches, cathedrals, tours, shops and more) to ensure you plan your trip in an easy and fun way.

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Spain´s top 25 tourist attractions

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

There are many reasons to visit Santiago in addition to it being the final destination of the pilgrimage. Besides its main tourist attractions of monuments and museums, the city has an incessant cultural agenda with arts, entertainment and leisure time activities offered throughout the year such as music, lectures, theater, cinema, concerts, exhibitions and festivals.

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. For decades it was considered to be the most dangerous hike in the world. Between 1999 and 2000, 5

Burgos Cathedral

Burgos Cathedral is located in 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.   Table of Contents The building, which dominates

Roman Theater of Mérida

The Roman Theater of Mérida 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 16 to 15 B.C. promoted by the consul Vipsanius

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 Cuenca, a city about 2 hours southeast from Madrid. They are an iconic fixture of Castilla la Mancha as are, for example, the Don Quijote Windmills, and

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

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. The foundation stone was laid under Ferdinand III, the Holy,

Plaza de España

Plaza de España in Seville – a complete guide

Why do we recommend Plaza de España? 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

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

Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia- Barcelona

Sagrada Familia? Gaudi is today one of the top magnets for visitors to Barcelona. 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 surreal and dreamlike qualities. Gaudi

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 heart of the city, right on the Castellana, Madrid’s main artery. The Stadium is named after Real Madrid’s first great

Museo del Prado

Museo del Prado- Madrid

Why we recommend Museo del Prado? 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. depending on the time you have to visit the Museo

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

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