Spain Travel Activities
For those traveling to Europe, one of the most desired destinations is Spain—whether you want to party the night away at one of the many night clubs, or enjoy some of the most delicious, authentic cuisine in the world, or just lounge on some of the most beautiful, sandy beaches in the world—there’s something for every kind of traveler.
Below is a list of some of the best travel activities to do in Spain.
Whether you consider yourself a religious person, or you just enjoy looking at beautiful architecture, you’ll want to take a trip to the Sagrada Família—currently under construction, when its spires are finished, it will be the tallest church in the world.
While you’re there, you’ll want to walk the city beaches and take in some beautiful views of the city. To walk from Barceloneta to Diagonal Mar, it takes about an hour (longer if you stop to eat along the way), and you’ll get to see the city like no other way possible.
History buffs will love the Barcelona City History Museum, which explores Barcelona’s ancient history in detailed layers, and affords visitors a first-hand view.
If you’re looking to just relax and get back to nature, you’ll want to visit Retiro Park, the iron and glass pavilion was built to house the Philippine Exhibition in 1887 and offers a great way to just unwind and get back to nature.
Another great city for fans of history, the King Philip V the Royal Palace—built in the mid-18th century—offers some great blend of styles, and lets you experience the royal collections and frescoes, beautiful works of art, and exquisite crafts.
Both beautiful and historic, you can’t visit Cordoba and not visit the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos—formerly the site of a Visigothic fortress before falling to the Umayyad Caliphate, it was expanded in the early medieval period and gardens, courtyards, baths and the largest library in Western Europe were all added.
Aspiring photographers would be remiss if they didn’t take advantage of the opportunity to walk across the Roman Bridge that crosses the Guadalquivir and provides some of the most beautiful panoramic shots in the country.
Built in the 13th century, you’ll want to take the opportunity to visit the Calahorra Tower, a Moorish fortification from the time of the Almohad Caliphate, it guards the southern entrance to the Roman Bridge.
While in Valencia, you’ll want to visit the City of the Arts and Sciences—one of the more modern sites on this list. It’s made up of ultra-modern structures that are surrounded by reflecting pools that gives it a surreal appearance.
Construction began in the mid-90’s and finished in 2005, and it now offers attractions such as L’Hemisfèric, a planetarium and IMAX Cinema, or the breathtaking L’Umbracle, a botanical collection of plant species native to Valencia. One of the biggest attractions of the City of the Arts and Sciences is the oceanarium, which has 45,000 individual animals from 500 species.