25 Top Things To Do In Spain – Bucket List

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Here are the ultimate bucket list worthy things to do in Spain.

Spain is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful countries in Europe. It is probably on every traveler’s bucket list. Iconic architectures, rolling hills, gorgeous beaches, wonderful seaside landscapes, incredible hiking trails and mouth watering cuisine, Spain does not fall short when it comes to amaze its visitors. It does not matter in which city or small town you are, you will surely find a magical spot that will make your visit very memorable. The country’s rich cultural heritage, historic sites and fascinating places such as the Roman ruins and Ronda also captivate your vision. Plus welcoming people, great nightlife, peppy bars, wine culture and variety of restaurants make Spain a fantastic destination in Europe.

While you are planning your visit to Spain, listing out all things to do and forming a bucket list is a fun way to explore the country to the fullest. To help you prepare your own Spain Travel Bucket list, here are the must visit places and things to do in Spain.

The Great Spain Bucket List – 25 Best Things To Do In Spain

1. See The Remarkable Sagrada Familia In Barcelona

Sagrada Familia - Things To Do In Spain
Sagrada Familia – Things To Do In Spain

Much like the Eiffel Tower in Paris, it’s hard to imagine the Catalan capital of Barcelona without the famous Sagrada Família. The vast basilica is simply part of the cityscape of this beautiful Spanish city. But its extraordinary popularity has not only to do with its impressive size. Because the complete design of the Sagrada Familia, from its foundation stones to its shapes, colours, and materials, also makes it a true one-of-a-kind.

Another exciting feature of the Sagrada Familia is that it is still a building site even after more than a hundred years of construction. And still, the completion date has not been set. Although construction on the towers and the exterior facade is still going on, you can already visit the church interior. And it’s worth it! Because the colorful windows bathe the interior with their lights in an almost magical atmosphere.

In addition, at every corner of the basilica, you can discover new, unusual forms and construction methods. Finally, it is worth going up to one of the already finished towers. They are considered to be one of the most beautiful viewpoints in Barcelona. From here, you can see the city from a surprising new angle.

Book your skip the line tickets to Sagrada Familia here.

By Vicki Franz of Vicki Viaja

2. Walk Through Gaudi’s Park Güell In Barcelona

Park Guell - Things To Do In Spain
Park Guell – Things To Do In Spain

Park Güell is located in Barcelona, next to the Sierra de Collserola. Built in 1900 and 1914, the park is one of the greatest and most iconic architectural works of Antoni Gaudí, a world-renowned architect, and also one of the largest green spaces in the city today. The project was commissioned by a businessman Eusebi Güell, with an aim to create a dream village on the edge of the city that resembles a fairy-tale forest.

The Park features gardens, structures, and decorations that deeply are related to nature, while visitors will find elements of plants and creatures are incorporated into the rich design of the mosaic, a signature of Gaudí’s work.

Upon entering the main entrance, the Casa del Guarda and Dragon Staircase is the most photographed place of the park. The best place to enjoy the park is to have a seat at the Plaça de la Natura and Hypostyle Room, the spacious terrace offers an unobstructed and panoramic view of the city of Barcelona.

Book your entrance ticket for Park Güell here.

By Kenny of Knycx Journeying

3. Savour Delicious Tapas On A Tapas Tasting Tour

tapas barcelona

While a self-directed hunt to uncover the gastronomic treasures of a country can have pleasing results, sometimes the task is best left to the experts. This can certainly be the case when it comes to experiencing the vast array of tapas in Spain.

A tapas tour is an ideal choice for travellers who have time constraints. Within a few hours, participants can enjoy a vast selection of tapas, and learn about their history, origins of key ingredients, and how various dishes are prepared. Another advantage is that there is reserved seating available in establishments with limited space.

If a tapas tour is taken early in a visit, favourite dishes such as Pulpo á la Gallega (Galician octopus), Boquerones en vinagre (small anchovies in vinegar with olives), Jamón serrano (red label cured ham), or La Taverna Patatas Bravas (potato wedges with romesco sauce) can be enjoyed more than once.

Enjoying tapas is a social experience. A tapas tour offers the added benefit of mingling with other foodies from different countries.

Book a delightful tapas tour through the historical area of Madrid here.

Book your tapas tour through El Born and Gothic neighbourhood of Barcelona here.

By Anne Betts of Packing Light Travel

4. Go Hiking In Mount Teide National Park

Roque de Garcia
Roque de Garcia Trail

If you are looking for the most awesome Spain bucket list experience, then you have to add hiking in Teide National Park to your list. Mount Teide is a 3,715 metre tall volcano on Tenerife, in the Canary Islands. It is the highest point in Spain and one of the tallest volcanoes in Europe. Surrounding the volcano peak you will find Teide National Park, which covers an area of 190 km squared.

In the National Park you will find loads of hiking trails of varying lengths and difficulty levels. Whether you want to go for a casual stroll amongst a lunar volcanic landscape, or if you want to tackle the challenging night hike to the peak of Mount Teide, you are sure to find a trail that will suit your needs.

Some of the most popular routes are the Roques de Garcia trail and the one at Mirador de Samara. They are fairly easy trails, which is why they feature on almost every list of the best things to do in Tenerife. From both trails you will be able to see the peak of Mount Teide, while hiking through unique volcanic scenery.

Hiking amongst the unique lunar landscape of Teide National Park, while enjoying the distinctive views over mountains, the sea and surrounding islands, is a must on any Spain bucket list.

Go on a romantic sunset and enjoy stargazing in Tenerife’s Mount Teide National Park with this amazing tour.

For a more organized hike, book a guided hiking tour ascending towards Mount Teide here. This tour is inclusive of hotel pickup, necessary permits, insurance and cable car tickets.

By Greta of Greta’s Travels

5. Visit The Enchanting Alhambra Palace In Granada

Alhambra Palace - Things To Do In Spain
Alhambra Palace – Things To Do In Spain

If you love history, then you should definitely add a stop to Granada to your bucket list. The city has an incredible number of historical sites and at the top of the list is the Alhambra. A product of the Moorish period, it is the best-preserved example of Islamic architecture in Europe. The extensive complex sits at the top of Sabika Hill, overlooking Granada.

Built between 1336 and 1492 by the Nasrid dynasty, who ruled Granada from 1238 until 1492, it gained UNESCO World Heritage status in 1982. Alhambra is best known for its beautiful gardens, towers, and courtyards. It features four key sites within its walls;

  • the Nasrid Palace, home to the court of lions, and start of the show
  • the ancient Alcazaba with its views over the city
  • the Generalife Gardens with their fountains
  • the Palace of Charles V, now a museum

A visit to the Alhambra should be planned. A limited number of tickets are available per day and if you don’t book, sometimes as much as three months in advance, your visit will be more expensive and less enjoyable. You may even miss out altogether. Expect to spend at least two hours exploring the palaces and an hour walking around the grounds.

Prebook your skip the line tickets for Alhambra here.

By Paula of Expert Abroad

6. Admire The Glorious Architecture Of Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba

Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba - Things To Do In Spain
Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba – Things To Do In Spain

The star of the show in the Andalusian city of Cordoba is the Mezquita or Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba. Exceptionally unique, the structure houses both an Islamic mosque full of red and white striped columns and pillars and a classical, Catholic church. As one of two of Spain’s most important Moorish symbols (the other being the Alhambra of Granada), the Mezquita should be added to every Andalucia itinerary.

For centuries, this site has been exchanged between Christians and Muslims. By the year 784 CE, while under Moorish rule, the city of Cordoba had grown so large that the original mosque was no longer big enough. The old mosque was demolished and replaced with a much bigger one. When the building was finally completed in 987 CE, more than 200 years after the first stone was laid, it was the second most important Mosque in the world after Mecca.

When the Spanish king Ferdinand III defeated the Moors in Cordoba in 1236 CE, he converted the mosque into a church. Radical changes were proposed in the early 16th century, when the cathedral’s bishops suggested demolishing the old mosque and building a new cathedral in its place. The citizens of Cordoba were horrified and thus the king decided to build a cathedral right inside the mosque.

What resulted is the incredible convergence of both contrasting religions and architectural styles under one roof, with beautiful Moorish columns and an exceptionally ornate gothic-Renaissance nave.

Travel Tip : A top tip for visiting is to go early in the morning. The Mezquita opens briefly from 8.30 AM – 9.30 AM before a service is held, and access during this time is free. Once the service is finished, you must then pay for entry and it is far busier after this point. ⁠It’s the perfect opportunity to observe this incredible piece of architecture and place of worship when it’s likely to be at its quietest during the day.

Book a skip the line guided tour of the majestic Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba here.

By Isabelle of Issy’s Escapades

7. Enjoy A Flamenco Show In Seville

Flamenco

Witnessing a flamenco performance in the Andalusian state of Spain in the heart of Seville has to be at the top of your Spain bucket list. Flamenco, one of the purest forms of Andalusian folklore was said to originate in the Cadiz countryside of Jerez and Seville by gypsies in the fifteenth century. Growing in popularity, flamenco bars became all the rage in the nineteenth century, around 1885. More than just a dance, flamenco includes music, singing, poetry and emotion, and is said to be a vital philosophy and outlook on life.

You can enjoy a flamenco performance in one of the many “tablaos”, famous flamenco bars or neighbourhood clubs in Seville during the evening hours between 7-11 pm. Most shows run for a duration of one hour and cost on average 18 euros. One of the best places to see a flamenco performance is at the Museo del Baile Flamenco.

By Haley of Haley Blackall Travels

8. Wander Through The Charming Gothic Quarter In Barcelona

Gothic Quarter, Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the most exciting and seductive cities in Europe – and one the best things to do in Barcelona is to wander the streets and alleys of the Gothic Quarter.

Together with El Raval and La Ribera (or El Born), the Gothic Quarter is part of Ciutat Vella, the old city of Barcelona. This is a dense network of narrow streets and alleys that have been there for centuries – many of which are not accessible by car. Therefore, the best way to explore this area is on foot.

If you like serendipity, you could wander without a map nor a direction – just go where looks interesting. But if you prefer to know where you’re going, you could seek out a few of the highlights in the Gothic quarter, including:

  • Barcelona’s Gothic Cathedral – no, not La Sagrada Familia! The one which has been there since the middle ages
  • Palau de la Música Catalana – a stunning music hall, designed in the Catalan modernist style

Travel Tip : A top tip is to avoid the area immediately around La Rambla, which is full of souvenir shops. If you push east, deeper into the Gothic Quarter, it will start to feel more real and less of a tourist trap.

By Martha of May Cause Wanderlust

9. Marvel At Stunning Views Of Barcelona From Tibidabo Hill

Tibidabo - Things To Do In Spain
Tibidabo – Things To Do In Spain

Barcelona is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and visiting Tibidabo Hill is one of the best things to do in the city for the incredible views, architecture and fun activities available at the top.

Tibidabo Hill, rising to 512 meters, is the highest peak in Barcelona, and there is no better spot for enjoying the panoramic view of this gorgeous city. At the top of the hill stands a catholic church – Temple of the Sacred Heart of Jesus with an impressively large statue of Jesus at the top of the church built in the 1960s.

There is a small amusement park by the church with fun rides, ice cream, and churros stand. Make sure you ride the Ferris Wheel from where you can get a drone-like shot of the temple and an even more epic view of the city.

Catch Line 7 from Plaza Catalunya to Avenida Tibidabo, where a funicular will take you all the way to the top of the hill.

By Mal of Raw Mal Roams

10. Go Sherry Tasting In Jerez

Jerez de la Frontera in Andalucia is the home of sherry, and the grapes for Spain’s famed fortified wine are all grown within the ‘sherry triangle’ of Jerez, Sanlucar de Barrameda and El Puerto de Santa Maria. For this reason, a visit to Jerez isn’t complete without a sherry tasting experience at one of the many bodegas in and around the city.

Probably the most famous of the sherry houses is Tio Pepe and they offer a number of tours and experiences which all include a guided visit to the bodega where you can learn about the history of sherry making, see (and smell) the aged casks and, of course, sample some of the different types of sherry. There are also options which include tapas and food pairing.

The Bodega Tio Pepe is located on Calle Manuel Maria Gonzalez, just a short walk from the Cathedral and Alcazar in the heart of the old town – an ideal starting point for exploring this beautiful city.

For a sherry tasting with a difference, the city hosts a Sherry Marathon every April where athletes run through the vineyards and sample different sherries at each refreshment stand along the route.

Click here for an exciting Sherry and Wine tasting tour in Jerez.

By Alison of Alison In Andalucia

11. See The Roman Aqueduct In Fairy-Tale City Of Spain, Segovia

Roman Aqueduct In Segovia - Things To Do In Spain
Roman Aqueduct In Segovia – Things To Do In Spain

Sitting just 90 kilometres from Madrid, Segovia is an easy day trip from the Spanish capital. It is most famous for its Roman aqueduct, which is one of the best examples of preserved Roman architecture in Spain and stands as a symbol of the city. The aqueduct was built around the 1st century AD and was used to transport water from the River Frio. This river is about 15 kilometres from Segovia, so the aqueduct goes on for a long way before the famous bridge that you may know it for.

The aqueduct then transported water around the city, which used to be walled. It provided water to the city until the 19th century. While you are in Segovia, it is also worth visiting the Alcazar, or the “Segovia Fortress”. This dates back to the medieval era and stands proud atop a nearby hill.

You can easily take a bus to Segovia from Moncloa Station or take the high-speed AVE train which takes just half an hour. The city is welcoming and the attractions are open year-round, so it’s a great day trip even if you’re visiting Madrid in winter.

Book a day trip from Madrid to Segovia here.

By Claire of Claire’s Footsteps

12. Experience The La Tomatina Festival

La Tomatina

La Tomatina is a legendary festival that encompasses running through the streets and chunking tomatoes at each other. It is so uniquely Spanish, and a must-do Spain bucket list item.

The tradition was started in 1945 in a small town called Buñol. It is held around the end of August every year, and consists of locals and tourists alike, taking to the streets and having a food fight with tomatoes. After the fight, which lasts about an hour, you can eat, drink, and party in the streets until the festivities die down.

The easiest way to get to Tomatina is by arranging transport from Valencia. There are buses, trains, or you have the option of renting a car. I took a bus that included the price of the entrance. The entrance by itself will cost you 10 euros (about $15 USD). Alternatively, you can reach Buñol from Barcelona, even if it takes a little bit longer.

Be sure to wear clothes that you can throw away later because you WILL get soaked in tomato juice and chances are they will be ruined.

By Jori Sutton of The Tejana Abroad

13. Soak In Some Fantastic Views From Balcon de Europa

Balcon de Europa, located in the white town of Nerja, is one of the most beautiful places in Costa del Sol. Its viewpoint has incredible views of the crystal blue sea, mountains and other coastal villages. The lively area is surrounded by restaurants, narrow streets with independent shops and the picturesque 17th-century church of El Salvador.

The statue of the late king Alfonso XI is also located here. He is the person who named the viewpoint after an earthquake that reached Nerja. From Balcon de Europa you can access two beaches – Calahonda on the left and Caletilla on the right. These are very busy during the summer months, so you want to go early in the morning to take a spot.

Another must-see village near Nerja is Frigiliana, the most beautiful white village in the province of Malaga. You can go from Nerja to Frigiliana by bus, which takes only 15 minutes.

By Cristina of My Little World of Travelling

14. Check Out The Iconic Prado Museum In Madrid

Prado Museum

The Prado Museum or the Museo Nacional Del Prado is the National Art Museum of Spain. It is located in Madrid, the “Paseo del Prado”, near many important and sought after attractions. It is viewed as the most important museum in Spain and one of the most important in the world.

The Prado displays a valuable collection with over 8000 paintings and more than 700 sculptures. Key works of art on display include work by Velazquez, El Greco, Goya and El Bosco. Consider setting aside at minimum of 2 hours to wander the collections; however, you could spend days exploring.

The Prado is generally open 7 days a week with some exceptions. Admission is free for a 2 hour period from Monday to Saturday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and on Sundays and holidays from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Tours are offered by the museum for a nominal fee.

By Nicole Hunter of Go Far Grow Close

15. Pilgrim Visit To Camino de Santiago

Spain is one of those countries that practically has something for everyone. Known for its metropolitan cities and spectacular beaches, it is one of the most popular destinations in Europe. Unknown to many, it is also a very popular destination for hikers, home to a number of famous pilgrimage routes including the historic Way of St James, also known as the Camino de Santiago.

While there are a variety of walking routes that start in numerous cities and towns throughout Spain, Portugal, France and beyond, they all conclude in Santiago de Compostela. The numerous walking trails range in difficulty, length and landscapes, some following the coast, others crossing mountains, desert terrain, vineyards, farmland and through wonderful off the beaten path towns you will ever visit. So whether you are a beginner hiker or an experienced trekker, there is a walking route for you.

Santiago de Compostela is a fantastic city to end your hike in, with a quaint historic old town to explore and of course its grand cathedral, said to house the remains of the Apostle Saint James. If you are lucky enough, you may even get to experience the swinging of the famous Botafumeiro ‘censer’ that swings dramatically over the nave 20 metres high reaching speeds of up to 68kms per hour.

By Samantha of The Wandering Wanderluster

16. Explore Montserrat

Abbey of Montserrat - Things To Do In Spain
Abbey of Montserrat – Things To Do In Spain

Tucked in the mountains of Catalonia, in the Monistrol de Montserrat, is a beautiful monastery dating back to the 11 century. The mountain, Montserrat, houses this monastery and is of extreme religious and historical significance. The Montserrat Monastery is still in operation today. Not only it is a mountain retreat for monks, the monastery’s prime location offers scenic views of Catalonia, is a safe space for pilgrimages, and those seeking to improve their spiritual well-being.

Visiting the Montserrat Monastery is one of the best things to do in Barcelona for a day’s adventure. Hop on the train heading Northwest for about an hour to arrive at this mountain. After arriving at the base of the mountain, there are three ways to arrive at the monastery. Take the railway up the side of the mountain, grab the bright yellow Funicular to witness a panoramic view of the mountain’s irregular rock formations, or hike up the mountainside to soak up its natural beauty.

At the top of the mountain, there’s several trails to follow the wind along the mountainside. Take a leisurely walk to see more incredible views, then head to the basilica to witness the Black Madonna.

Explore the fascinating Montserrat Monastery in this immersive day trip from Barcelona.

By Ciara of Wellness Travel Diaries

17. Climb the highest peak in the Iberian Peninsula

The top of Mulhacen
The top of Mulhacen

One of the top Spain bucket list adventures is without a doubt to climb the highest peak in the Iberian Peninsula, Mount Mulhacen (3479m). It can be done easily on a day hike during the summer months. There’s a shuttle bus going from the village of Capileira in Sierra Nevada taking you to the highest point where it can go, Mirador de Trevelez. 6 hours later it picks you up again. This gives you plenty of time to hike to the top of the peak, take lots of pictures, and enjoy a good lunch at the top.

Make sure you bring enough water for the hike, it can get hot and there’s no shade along the trail. But it can also get windy and cold, so make sure you pack a windbreaker and warm clothes in your day hiking backpack, so you are prepared if the weather changes. But you can also do this on a two-day hike from either Capileira or Trevelez. There are refuges you can sleep at during the night.

The two-day hikes are a lot tougher than the one-day hike so it requires that you are in good physical condition. You should also bring trekking poles as it gets very steep on both these treks.

By Linn Haglund of Andalucia Hiking

18. Discover The Roman Ruins Of Italica Near Seville

Roman Ruins Of Italica - Things To Do In Spain
Roman Ruins Of Italica – Things To Do In Spain

Spain is full of hidden treasures and one not to be missed is Italica located an easy short journey out of Seville. Italica was the first Roman city built on Spanish soil, was the home of 2 Roman Emperors and it will amaze you from the moment you enter the grounds. This once-bustling city that dates back to the 2nd century BC to the 4th AD now rests peacefully with its ruins all that is left behind.

You can walk the cobblestone streets that once were filled with people getting to and from whatever their daily lives needed to take them. The ruins of the houses that line the streets are still there as well. The mosaics that decorated the floors of their homes and internal gardens are still as crisp as if they were just laid. It is a glimpse into a past that is long gone.

There is another section that is absolutely unmissable and that is the Amphitheatre. This once giant arena is not too ruins but if you close your eyes for a minute you can imagine what it would have been like filled to the brim with the town’s inhabitants watching the games in the centre. In its heyday, it would have easily fit upwards of 25,000 people for the spectacles and was the 3rd largest amphitheatre in the Roman empire.

You will also find a small but extremely fantastic museum onsite. Here you can find out how the town was refounded after a long time lost and what is happening now to preserve it for future generations to come.

Explore Italica on this sightseeing tour from Seville.

By Bec Wyld of Wyld Family Travel

19. Watch Sunset at Cala Comte in Ibiza

Cala Comte, Ibiza - Things To Do In Spain
Cala Comte, Ibiza – Things To Do In Spain

The Platges de Comte on Ibiza’s South-western coast are two of the most beautiful beaches in Ibiza. White sand, golden cliffs and crystal clear water await you. They are also one of the best places in Ibiza to watch the sunset. Pack a picnic, or book a table for dinner at Sunset Ashram, and arrive early to get the best seats as the sun sets into the Mediterranean Sea. It’s definitely one of the most iconic experiences you can have in Spain, and one you are likely to remember for a lifetime.

To get there, head down Carretera de Comte until you find the free car park on your left (be aware that it gets very busy the closer you get to sunset). Proceed by foot and you will likely encounter the stunning cove of Cala Escondida first. Home to its own beach bar, you can settle in here, or proceed a little further to Cala Comte. Do be aware that some of the cliffs have been cordoned off for safety, but there’s still plenty of places to find a spot to watch the sunset.

By Nadine of Le Long Weekend

20. Admire Iconic Artworks At Reina Sofia Museum In Madrid

Reina Sofia - Things To Do In Spain
Reina Sofia – Things To Do In Spain

Madrid is a fantastic city, especially for art lovers. Those interested in modern Spanish art should head straight to the Reina Sofia. The Reina Sofia is the country’s national museum of 20th-century art and forms part of Madrid’s famous Golden Triangle of Art (together with the Prado and Thyssen museums).

What sets the Reina Sofia apart from the rest is that it is mainly devoted to Spanish art, including fantastic collections by Spain’s masters of modern art: Picasso, Dali and Miro. Other than the big names, exhibitions also feature contemporary Spanish and international artists.

The highlight of a visit to the Reina Sofia is, without a doubt, Picasso’s Guernica. This enormous and moving painting is over 7 metres long and depicts the bombing of a Basque town with the same name during the Spanish civil war in 1937. The museum is one of the world’s largest collections of modern art and among the best museums in Europe.

Buy your entrance tickets online before arrival as the Reina Sofia is one of the world’s most visited museums. Entrance tickets cost 10 €, but entrance is free of charge between 7 PM-9 PM during the week. The museum is closed on Tuesdays.

By De Wet of Museum Of Wander

21. Visit The Royal Palace Of Madrid

Royal Palace Of Madrid - Things To Do In Spain
Royal Palace Of Madrid – Things To Do In Spain

If there is one landmark that stands out amongst all others in terms of grandeur and opulence, it is undoubtedly the Royal Palace of Madrid, or “Palacio Real de Madrid” as it is known in Spanish.

This exquisite 135,000 m2 palace boasts an impressive 3,418 rooms and is one of the largest royal palaces found in all of Europe, and in fact the largest in Western Europe. Construction of the palace originally started in 1735 and features both Baroque and Classic architectural features.

Today, the palace is not the official residence of the Spanish royal family but is still used for state ceremonies. Visitors can also visit his impressive building and tour its various awe-inspiring rooms including the Throne Room, the Hall of Columns, the Royal Kitchen, the Royal Armory, and the Royal Chapel to name but a few.

Book your skip the line tickets for a guided tour of the Royal Palace of Madrid here.

By Marco of The Avid Campers

22. Eat Your Way Through The Malasaña Neighbourhood In Madrid

When adding new destinations to any Spain bucket list try to make sure that there is a hotspot that can offer a taste of Malasaña, one of Spain’s most bustling neighbourhoods. Located in Madrid and a few minutes’ walk from the Sol Metro station lies a haven of bars and traditional-style restaurants fused with modern street art.

During both day and night, there are many options to be able to get fully acquainted with the lively atmosphere. Most of the bars and discos are open into the early hours of the morning, and the majority of the main streets in the neighbourhood are lined with party people.

After a night of fun, why not enjoy a traditional breakfast at HanSo Café? Or, check out one of the other local coffee shops in the area. All in all, with a long list of landmarks in Madrid a visit to the Malasaña Neighbourhood is simply not to be missed.

By Daniel of Urban Abroad

23. Feel Amazed By The Natural Landscapes Of Ronda

Ronda - Things To Do In Spain
Ronda – Things To Do In Spain

There is no ultimate travel itinerary to Andalucia, Spain without featuring a bucket list destination of Ronda. One of the oldest cities in Spain is situated among the beautiful Serrania de Ronda mountains in the province of Malaga. The easiest way to reach the third most-visited destination in southern Spain is by a 45 minutes long drive from the Costa del Sol.

Ronda is known for its magical 18th century-old bridge, known as Puente Nuevo, above a deep El Tajo ravine containing a narrow waterfall at the base of the bridge. The bridge, which is under UNESCO protection, separates the old and the new part of town. For the best view, follow the cobbled path down from the square Plaza de María Auxiliadora.

Ronda draws visitors by its stunning gorge, lush landscape, dazzling architecture and famous bullring. The 200-year-old Plaza de Toros is a stadium seating five thousand people and still hosts several shows every September. Its charm will meet all of your expectations and will not stay only in your memory but also in your heart.

Marvel on the amazing sights of Ronda on this day trip from Seville.

By Tjasa of The Travel Momento

24. Eat Espetos

Espetos in Spain

One of the Spain bucket list experiences that you must try when you travel to the South of Spain, is eating espetos at a chiringuito on the beach. Firstly, chiringuitos are no-frills beach bars that usually have plastic chairs and tables directly on the sand. They have umbrellas to protect from the sun, plenty of beer, and serve espetos. The espetos is one of the best fish dishes on Costa del Sol, it is so famous that the locals in Malaga sometimes refer to themselves as boquerones (the Spanish name of this anchovy).

Espetos are practically grilled sardines. What makes them special is that this particular type of sardine only grows in the waters of the Mediterranean Sea, in the South of Spain, where the currents bring in plenty of food from the Strait of Gibraltar.

The espeto is a meaty, quite long sardine, that is skewered on a metal spear and then grilled at a 45 degrees angle over a fire made from olive trees wood. Chiringuitos will usually have a special place where they grill the espetos, usually in an old boat just outside of the main building.

By Joanna of Andalucia In My Pocket

25. Go On A Road Trip Through Andalucia

Arcos de la Frontera
Arcos de la Frontera

Probably you have heard of the magical Andalucia and you might have been dreaming of visiting it ever since then. Andalucia is a land of fascinating history, passionate flamenco, vibrant fiestas, dramatic bullfights, incredible landscapes, gorgeous whitewashed villages, pristine beaches, breathtaking architecture, amazing art, and mouthwatering tapas.

But, amazing Andalucia is one of the best road trip destinations in the world as well. Taking a 10 day Andalucia road trip gives much time, freedom, and flexibility to see the best of it. In a 10-day road trip through Andalucia, you can visit glorious Seville, stunning Granada, fascinating Cordoba, sunny Malaga (the capital of Costa del Sol), historic Cadiz, lovely Jerez de la Frontera (the birthplace of flamenco), beautiful ‘pueblos blancos‘ of Arcos de la Frontera, Ronda, and off-the-beaten-path Iznájar and Ubrique.

Seville, Granada, Cordoba, and Cadiz in Andalucia are some of the prettiest cities in Spain and beyond, and traditional Andalusian whitewashed villages are jaw-droppingly gorgeous. So, if you are after a road trip of your lifetime, buy your plane ticket to Malaga, rent a car at Malaga Airport, explore Andalucia in 10 days.

The best months for road tripping beautiful Andalucia are spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November) for pleasant temperatures.

By Milijana Gabric of World Travel Connector

There you have it, the very best things to do in Spain! We hope you have enjoyed this Spain bucket list and come up with some travel inspiration for your trip! If you think we have missed something, let us know in the comments section below. We would love to hear from you.

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