20 of the Most Beautiful Places to visit in Spain

Everyone that goes to Spain for some holidays, whether on the mainland, Balearic or Canary Islands, always expects long beaches and clear sea.

But it is also a country that is dotted with sights and interesting cities. You have so many options that it’s not possible to see all of them during your stay in Spain. But you will probably see some of these Most beautiful places in Spain:

Barcelona

Located along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, Barcelona is one of the most popular places in Spain to visit. It was originally founded as an ancient Roman city and over the millennia, it has flourished into the bustling metropolis that it is today.

The city is surrounded with history and is filled with many historical sites that have attracted millions of visitors throughout the years.

Sagrada Familia Barcelona photo
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Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

Madrid

The city of Madrid is the capital of Spain as well as being one of the largest cities in the country.

With more than 7 million people residing in the metropolitan area, Madrid is the third largest urbanized area in the entire European Union. The Manzanares River is flowing through the city’s historical center where you will find countless historical landmarks.

Gran Canaria

Perhaps one of the most popular destinations in Spain is the Canary Islands. Gran Canaria is probably the most popular island within archipelago that is located off from the African coastlines.

There are countless beaches to lie along and many different archeological sites that can be found on the island.

Tenerife

The island of Tenerife can be found within the Canary Islands archipelago. It is the largest and most populated island in the group.

Annually, more than five million people make their way to the shores of Tenerife. While there are a lot of places to visit within the island, most people make there way here to relax and simply enjoy their much-awaited holiday in the sun.

 Tenerife Anaga Mountains photo
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Tenerife Anaga Mountains, Canary islands

Fuerteventura

Also island of Fuerteventura is part of the Canary Islands archipelago situated off the coasts of Africa.

It is the second largest of the islands in the group and as such, offers more than 50 kilometers of pristine white sandy beaches. It also has an additional 25 kilometers of black volcanic beaches as well.

La Palma

While the island of La Palma is only the fifth largest of the popular Canary Islands, it is one of the most populated islands in the archipelago.

Much of the homes and buildings that can be found on La Palma were built back in the 17th century and are perhaps one of the most charming aspects of the island.

La Palma Canary Islands photo
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Los Canarios, La Palma, Canary Islands

Menorca

Located just off shore of Spain in the Mediterranean Sea, you will find a small archipelago group of islands known as the Balearic Islands.

It is here that you will find the island of Minorca which has become a popular destination along the Mediterranean. The island is a mountainous one which is home to the 358 meter tall mountain, El Toro.

Ibiza

Ibiza is another island within Balearic Islands archipelago situated off from the coastlines of Valencia in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. Ibiza is the third largest in the island group.

Over the years, the island has become known for its lively clubs and night life which attracts people from all over Europe and the world.

Sevilla

You will find the Spanish city of Seville situated along the banks of the River Guadalquivir. Founded by the Romans thousands of years ago, Seville has grown into the fourth largest city in the country today.

Its well-preserved historical town center is one of the largest in the European Union.

Plaza de España Seville photo
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Plaza de España, Seville

Granada

The city of Granada can be found in the Sierra Nevada foothills where the Darro, Beiro and Genil rivers merge. It is popular destination in Spain due to its pristine location.

The shores of the Mediterranean Sea can be found only an hour from the city and the Sierra Nevada Ski Station is only a short distance from the city.

Alhambra Granada photo
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Alhambra, Granada

València

The city of València is the third largest in the country. The city was first founded by the Romans back in the first century B.C. Today it can be found along the Turia river banks where the river flows into the Mediterranean.

The beautiful historic town center is filled with countless historical treasures. There are countless places in València to visit which is why it has become one of the most popular destination in Spain.

Benidorm

The coastal town of Benidorm can be found along the Mediterranean Sea. It is a popular resort town which is located just outside of València.

There are countless beaches that can be found at the edges of town as well as a number of hotels that dominate the skyline and offer some of the most awe-inspiring views of the Mediterranean and surrounding countryside.

Thanks to its skyscrapers the city is known as Spanish Manhattan.

Málaga

The city of Málaga is considered to be the southernmost city on the European continent.

Situated just east of the Strait of Gibraltar, along the pristine Mediterranean shorelines, the city has become a popular retreat due to its long summers and warm winters. At more than 2,800 years old, the city is also one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.

Malaga Andalusia photo
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Malaga, Andalusia

Lloret de Mar

The coastal town of Lloret de Mar can be found along the shorelines of the Mediterranean Sea. It is one of the most popular destinations in Spain.

Countless visitors come here to enjoy a fun-filled holiday in the sun. There are a number of bars and clubs that can be found in the town which has helped to establish Lloret de Mar as a lively party destination as well. But you will find one of the best aquaparks in Spain here.

Salou

The city of Salou dates back to the days of the Roman Empire when it was home to one of the most important ports in the region.

Today however, the city is known as a popular destination in the country on account of the beautiful pristine beaches that can be found along its shores. Salou is also the transportation hub for those seeking to spend their holiday on the Balearic Islands.

Córdoba

The geographical region of Córdoba has become known over the years for its tantalizing wines.

There are a number of vineyards and wineries around the region which produce a number of different qualities to choose from. This is why countless people come to visit this region every year and taste the wines.

Córdoba photo
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Córdoba

Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela is the capital of the Spanish autonomous region of Galicia. Its foundation dates back to the turn of the 4th and 5th centuries AD.

It is a popular destination in Western Europe for many Christian pilgrims. In 1985, the city was inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List.

Picos de Europa National Park

Picos de Europa are the largest limestone formation in Atlantic Europe, with major karst processes, reaching depths over 1,000 meters.

You can meet here animals such as chamois, wolf, roe deer and also a bear. But be prepared mainly for breathtaking sceneries.

San Sebastián

In the northern part of Spain, you will find the coastal city of San Sebastián situated along the shores of the Bay of Biscay.

With the French border a mere twenty kilometers from the city, it has grown to become one of the most famous holiday destinations in the country. San Sebastián is also known for its international film festival which is held annually.

San Sebastián photo
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San Sebastián

Toledo

You will find the city of Toledo located in the central portion of Spain. The city is known for its role in the history of Spain as it was once the capital of the country.

There are countless World Heritage sites that can be found throughout Toledo as well as a number of archaeological sites that can be found in the city’s outskirts.

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