Well-known for its wonderful sunny coasts, beautiful beaches and lovely sunny weather, Spain has worldwide fame for its art, culture, architecture, cuisine, and many unique (bizarre too) Spanish cultural festivals. This historic and beautiful western European country is filled with numerous magnificent castles, palaces, world-class museums, and mediaeval sites. You will find buildings with superb architectural designs and touches throughout the country. Many tourists visit Spain just for its stunning sunny beaches and sunny weather. Spain has long been one of the most favorite all time tourist destinations on Earth, alluring people from across the world for centuries. Here we reveal some of the best Places to visit in Spain.
Zahara de los Atunes Cádiz
This small fishing village with stunning sunny beaches is visited mostly by locals. This place is also famous for world-class gastronomy. Basically, it is a lad-back and off-the-beaten-track place. The most developed beach is Atlanterra. The beaches are wide, clean and long, ideal for strolling. You can rent wooden bungalows or pitches overlooking the sea if you go to Bahia de la Plata which is very nearby this small town. The best food you should try here is delicious mojama (salt-cured tuna).
Ribadeo is a very small town which has one of the most spectacular beaches in the world. Its Playa de las Catedrales beach has the cathedral-like appearance from which the name originates. You can see the magnificent natural rock arches during low tide. Although it does not offer the best sand, sunbathing or nightlife, it is a truly incredible place to explore. You will be amazed by the cliffs and caves and the superb photo opportunities.
This is an old city dates to the 11th century and surrounded by the famous medieval walls. The World Heritage Site of Avila is also known as the”city of saints and stones”. Avila is the birthplace of Saint Teresa. The city is hugely fortified with a cathedral, nine gates and 82 towers.
This small town is home to some magnificent World Heritage Sites and other notable structures. Segovia is a day trip away from the Spanish capital of Madrid. The iconic Roman Aqueduct of Segovia and the old city of Segovia are World Heritage Sites. Other famous sites include the 11th-century Alcazar Fortress and the 16th-century Segovia Cathedral, the last Gothic cathedral built in Spain.
Córdoba is a magnificent city with many historic sites. It served as a former seat of Muslim power in Spain and flourished as the most populous city in the world under Islamic rulers in the 10th century. The influence of Muslim rule remains in the buildings, monuments, and other structures in the city. The Great Mosque (Mezquita) is the top attraction of Córdoba. UNESCO has declared the historic center of Córdoba as World Heritage Site to preserve its beautiful mosques and buildings.
Madrid is filled with many world-class art galleries, museums, historic buildings, and medieval sites. The Spanish capital is also famous for great food, nightlife, shopping and many other attractions. The Prado museum, 17th-century Royal Palace and the town square, Plaza Mayor are great tourist attractions in the city.
Barcelona is the most popular Spanish holiday or vacation destination. The second largest city in Spain is famous for its exciting nightlife, great food, salsa, festivals, beaches, monuments, and shopping. The Picasso Museum in Barcelona is one of the best tourist attractions in the city. Barcelona is home to 9 World Heritage Sites seven of which are works by world famous architect Antoni Gaudi. The most visited tourist attraction in the city is the church of the Sagrada Familia (Sacred Family), an unfinished Gaudi project that begun in 1882. It is expected to be completed in 2028.
A Bit About Spanish
Spain is the second largest country in Western Europe and the European Union with a population over 47 million (2012). Spanish is the native and official language of the country. It is also the second most spoken language in the United States and second most dominant spoken first language in the world. Spain is a great place to learn to speak Spanish. If you want to enjoy the most while traveling to Spain, learn to speak Spanish.
Spanish is a very methodical language and can be taught relatively easily. Besides, if you learn to speak Spanish you will find it very useful while travelling to Spain for business and higher studies. Spain is a beautiful country with gorgeous sunny coasts, amazing medieval sites with glorious past, magnificent museums, squares, parks, gardens, and cathedrals. It is an ideal place for lovely cultural city break, and late-night partying and clubbing. Any visit to Spain will leave a long-lasting impression on your mind.