The best places to visit in Spain

With flights to Spain from the UK taking less than 2 hours and costing £30 to £40 if you choose a budget airline, holidaying in Spain is a great idea. There are so many great locations so if you’re after a beach break, a holiday in the sun or a place with plenty of night life, we’ve got a rundown of the best places to visit in Spain.


If you’re heading to central Spain, make sure you visit Toledo. Until the 16th century it served as the capital of Spain, so you won’t be surprised to read that this is a place full of archaeological wonders, some of which date back to Roman times.


Cordoba’s historic quarter has at its center the Mezquita, a cathedral that was originally built as a mosque. Expansive courtyards and quaint medieval roads make up this beautiful part of Spain.

San Sebastian

This is the capital of the Gipuzcoa province that’s found in the north of Spain. It’s an awe-inspiring seaside city that has a host of beautiful beaches and a wealth of traditional culinary treats.


This is one of Spain’s most important cities and one of its largest. It’s located in the east of the Valencia region and it features the City of Arts and Sciences architectural masterpiece and the Fallas Festival.


Seville has always been one of the best places to visit in Spain because there are a wealth of tourist attractions including festivals and nightclubs for party goers, important historical landmarks for history buffs and two football clubs for sports fans.


The Sierra Nevada mountains of southern Spain overlook Granada which has spectacular attractions like the Alhambra, a complex of fortresses and palaces that was constructed in the 9th century.

Madrid and Barcelona

The two best places to visit in Spain have to be Madrid and Barcelona. Madrid may be Spain’s capital and its largest city that’s known for great nightlife and colourful and cosmopolitan residents, but it can’t match the diversity on offer in Barcelona. The Catalan city has everything a tourist could ever want from historical architecture and culture through to great shopping venues and nightclubbing spots.

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