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The best places & cities to visit in Spain.

When you visit Spain you have numerous options to choose from, from Madrid’s cafes, museums and boutiques to Barcelona’s iconic architecture and sunny beaches. Spain has some of the best places to visit in the world, and it’s no surprise that nearly 76 million tourists visited Spain in 2016 alone. Spain is a great place to visit if you just want to relax. Sit on the beach and get a tan, visit a museum and see some of Spain’s historic sculptures, even visit a cafe and just watch the time fly by. Here are our favourite places to visit in Spain.

                   Our Favourite Places to visit in Madrid

  1. Museo Del Prado

The Prado Museum is widely considered to have the world’s finest collections of European Art, dating from way back in the 12th century up until the 20th century. It is also known for having the single best collection of Spanish Art. Founded in 1819, it is now known for being one of the best art museums in the world, with a collection of over 15,000 different paintings, sculptures, and prints. The museum received nearly 3 million visitors in 2012 and is ranked 18th globally in the number of visitors each year. Museo Del Prado is an amazing museum for anybody to visit, with its massive variety of different arts and exhibitions, and I highly suggest you visit it. Especially lovers of fine art.

Museo Del Prado

Museo Del Prado

2. Cafe Murillo

Cafe Murillo is located right behind Museo Del Prado, and it’s a convenient and cosy spot to eat some lunch and have a coffee. A lovely little place with a nice interior to rest in. There is a wide range of food (for a cafe), including cakes, hot drinks, roast chicken, burgers, and even vegetarian meals. Perfect to take your kids to.

Murillo Cafe

Murillo Cafe

3. La Sanabresa

La Sanabresa is a very popular place for locals and tourists alike, but it is a quaint little place. With only three servers (with one being the owner) to attend to the entire restaurant, it is a very homely place with over 30 different tasty, inexpensive and well-liked foods. Another great little restaurant to take your kids too, with a lovely atmosphere and very attentive servers.

Meatballs at the Sanabresa

Meatballs at the Sanabresa

4. Buen Retiro Park (Park of Pleasant Retreat)

The Buen Retiro Park is one of the largest parks in Madrid, which was owned by the Spanish monarchy until the late 19th century when it became a public park. Created in 1680, it is one of the biggest parks in Madrid, with picturesque views, magnificent sculptures and monuments, and a large peaceful pond. (known as the Retiro Pond.)  Buen Retiro Park is a place where you can bring a picnic, sit on the massive lawn with the view of the garden, and eat in complete peace. You can also play sports, such as rollerskating, jogging, cycling, and even sailing in the serene water. A lovely place to go for anybody, especially large families that just need a break from all the buzz of the main city.

Buen Retiro Park

                   Our Favourite Places to visit in Barcelona 

1. La Boqueria

La Boqueria is a large public market and one of the city’s most revered tourist landmarks and it was mentioned as early as 1217. The market has a very diverse selection of goods, from a massive amount of fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, to nuts, spices, and many other dry ingredients. There are also dozens of bars, cafes and restaurants to visit. This is a great place to go with the family to get some great quality food, and just for a day out to see how some of the tourists make their living!

La Boqueria

La Boqueria

2. Montserrat

Montserrat (not to be confused with the Carribean Island) is a rocky range with multiple different peaks. The highest peak is called Sant Jaroni, and it is a staggering 1236m in height. There are two other main peaks known as Montgros (1120m) and Miranda de la Agulles (903m). It is the site where the Benedictine Abbey is located, and it is supposedly the location of the Holy Grail in Arthurian myths. You can get to the Benedictine Abbey by car, cable car, or the Montserrat Rack Railway. The highest peak is accessible by multiple hiking trails across the mountain, some easier than others.

Montserrat Mountain

Montserrat Mountain

3. Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art

The Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art opened to the public on November 28, 1995. It has a large collection of over 5,000 works from the 20th century onward, and the collections mainly focus on post-1945 Spanish and Catalan art. It has a shop and cafe as well as the fabulous art that is on display in the massive building.

Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art

Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art

4. Sagrada Familia (Church of Holy Family)

Sagrada Familia is the largest Roman Catholic Church in the world. But it is not finished. It was designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi and the foundations were laid in 1882. Currently, only 70% of the Basilica is finished and the six central towers are being worked on. The Sagrada Familia is supposed to be finished in 2026, but tourists can still visit it and it is one of the most popular places in all of Spain. When you visit the Sagrada Familia, you can see all the different tours, from Gaudi’s work and life to an autoguided visit.

Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia

                     Our Favourite Places to visit in Valencia 

1. L’Oceanografic

L’Oceanografic is an oceanarium where many different marine lives are represented. It was designed by Felix Candela and it was opened on the 14th of February 2003. L’Oceanografic is the largest oceanarium of its type in the world. It has a surface area of 110,000 square metres and a water capacity of 42,000,000 litres. There are many different attractions to see, such as the dolphinarium, and massive ocean tanks with hundreds of other fish, ranging from sharks, to penguins, to seals, to stingrays. There are over 45,000 animals of 500 different species and  the park is divided into ten areas (including an Arctic area, Mediterranean area,  and a Red Sea area.)



2. Valencia Bioparc

 Valencia Bioparc is a 25-acre zoo which is owned by the City Council of Valencia. It opened on February 28th, 2008 and it is known for having a massive collection of Fauna. It is an innovative zoo with barriers that the animals struggle to see, and they are put in an area that is just like their dwelling in Africa. This Zoo is known for bringing the visitors totally into the natural habitat of the animals. Valencia Bioparc has a big range of fantastic animals, Leopards, Lemurs, hyenas, lions, gorilla, giraffes… The list goes on. This place is a great place to go for adults and kids alike, with many different exhibitions that children will love.
Valencia Bioparc

Valencia Bioparc

3. Museo de la Almoina (Archaeological Museum of l’Almoina)
The Museo de la Almoina was inaugurated in 2007. This is a museum that has exhibitions of large sets of archaeological pieces from various times in history (Roman, Visigoth, Arab,)  It shows how the city was founded by the Romans over 2000 years ago, and it has exhibitions from the remains of buildings, baths and other Roman architectural works of art.
Museo De La Almoina

Museo De La Almoina

4. Mestalla Stadium

The Mestalla Stadium is the home ground of the Valencia football club (Valencia Club de Fútbol). The stadium was built in 1923 and it has a capacity of nearly 50,000 seats. It was one of the venues of the 1982 FIFA world cup. It a great place to visit for any Valencia Football club fans or footballers alike.

Mestalla Stadium

Mestalla Stadium

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The best places & cities to visit in Spain.

Vacation is a great way to relax, rejuvenate and refresh your body and mind. At the same time, a vacation can be expensive. Fortunately there are amazing holiday destinations that do not empty your bank account. Benidorm is one such cheap holiday destination. Benidorm cheap holiday is popular worldwide.


Benidorm is a coastal town located in Spain. What was a small village in the 1960s, is today a major tourist attraction in the Western Mediterranean region. Benidorm is well-known for its beaches, amazing hotels and vibrant nightlife. In fact its skyline comprises of its hotels and apartment buildings. It has the most high rise buildings per capita in the world.

Many tourists from the UK, Belgium, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands visit Benidorm because it is amazing and also not very expensive. Many companies offer package holidays to this wonderful location.

Benidorm is well-known for its vibrant nightlife. Its pubs, bars and clubs pump out music until the early hours. Many free cabaret acts begin around 9 pm and continue into the early hours. You get many opportunities for recreation in Benidorm during the night hours.

Benidorm also attracts families. Tourists who visit this city with their family members usually prefer its three amazing beaches: Playa de Poniente, Playa de Levante and Playa de Mal Pas. You can do so many things in these golden sandy beaches. They offer plenty of water sports opportunities. These beaches are well-maintained. In fact they all have a blue flag (certification by the EU for maintaining high standard).

Benidorm offers many opportunities for family fun. You will find many theme parks. Aqualandia (water park) and Terra Mitica (amusement park) are prominent among them.

Many seniors from the northern part of Europe spend the winter months in Benidorm. You will find many tourists relaxing in the city’s peaceful parks, or indulging in delicious cuisine offered by reputed hotels.

If you want to experience authentic Spanish culture, you need to visit the OldTown. Here you will find white houses, a maze of cobbled streets and a blue-domed church. The OldTown has its own charm. A walk around this amazing place can be an exhilarating experience.

Hotel Gran Bali is a great place to stay in Benidorm. It is the tallest hotel in Europe. It is also close to the OldTown. This hotel is ideal if you are seeking affordable all-inclusive accommodation. If you are looking for star hotel, you have Marconfort Flamingo Benidorm Aparthotel (3-star) and Sandos Monaco Hotel and Spa (4-star).

Euro is the currency used in Benidorm. You need to beware of exchange scams. Always deal with authorized businesses. Also beware of scratch care scams. Keep your money safe from pick pockets. Avoid getting into argument in clubs, bars and pubs, especially during the night hours.

Benidorm cheap holiday destination ensures that you get your money’s worth. It is a safe destination compared to many other cities worldwide. Your stay in Benodorm is sure to be etched in your memory for a long time.

Madrid is the capital and the largest city of Spain. It is the third largest city in the EU. Located on the Manzanares River, Madrid is well-known for its beautiful architecture and museums. It is the political, economic and cultural center of Spain. The city of Madrid features a Mediterranean climate.

Here is a brief overview of some popular tourist attractions in Madrid.

The Royal Palace of Madrid

Known as Palacio Real de Madrid, it is the official residence of the Spanish royal family at Madrid. However it is used only for state ceremonies. The king and the royal family do not reside in the palace.

Royal Palace of Madrid

Royal Palace of Madrid

Museo del Prado

This Spanish national art museum is located in central Madrid. It features one of the world’s finest collections of European art. In this museum you will find around 7,600 paintings, 1,000 sculptures, 4,800 prints and 8,200 drawings.

The Puerta del Sol

Located at the very heart of Madrit, Puerta del Sol is one of the best known and busiest places in the city. It is also the center of the radial network of Spanish roads. The square contains the famous clock whose bells mark the traditional eating of the Twelve Grapes and the beginning of a new year. The Puerta del Sol contains many famous buildings and landmarks like office of the president of Madrid, statue of the Charles III, etc.

The Plaza Mayor

Built during the Habsburg period, this central plaza is located only a few blocks away from Puerta del Sol. There is a bronze statue of King Philip III at the center of the square. The Plaze Mayor has been the scene of many events like soccer games and bull fights.

Plaza de Cibeles

This plaza is a landmark of Madrid. It is well-known for the Cibeles Palace and the fountain with the same name. Located at the intersection of Calle de Alcala, Paseo de Recoletos and Paseo del Prado, this plaza is famous for the neo classical complex of marble sculptures and fountains.


This 231 meter steel and concrete television tower was built in 1982 to commemorate the FIFA World Cup. This tower is known in Madrid as “Piruli” and is located next to the M30 highway.

Temple of Debod

The Temple of Debod is an ancient Egyptian temple which was rebuilt in Spain. It is built in one of Madrid’s parks, the Parque del Oeste, near the Royal Palace of Madrid. It is one of the few works of ancient Egyptian architecture located outside Egypt.

Madrid is a beautiful city. Visit to the above mentioned Madrid tourism attractions is sure to be a memorable experience.

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When people listen to the popular song “We’re going to Ibiza” by Vengaboys, the question that comes to their mind is: Where is Ibiza? Ibiza is beautiful island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is located 79 km off the coast of the city of Valencia in Spain.

Ibiza landschaft

Ibiza landschaft

This small island and its cities are well-known for their rustic beauty, night life and electronic music. This island is a major tourist attraction in the region. Ibiza’s summer club parties attract tourists from all parts of the globe.

Amnesia, Space, DC10, Privilege, Es Paradis and Eden are some noted clubs in the island. During the summer months many DJs come to the island and play at various clubs. The season begins in June. Some famous DJs also run their own weekly nights around the island.

Many DJs use Ibiza as an outlet for presenting new songs within the house, trance and techno genres of electronic dance music. The legendary Ibiza town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is world famous as a cultural center for house and trance. You must visit the Dalt Vila Castle in the Ibiza town.

Ibiza is surrounded by beautiful seas. You will find many beautiful beaches, mountains and valleys in the region. The weather here is good. These islands attract many adventure lovers from all over the world.

Diving is a popular activity in Ibiza. It attracts many amateur and professional divers from all over the world. You will find certified diving schools here. Ibiza is well-known for water sports and mountain bike tours. You will also find many spas here.

You can enjoy breath taking sea views from the Can Marca Caves.Ibiza’s countryside is enchanting. Each white washed village has its own church. You will find many Hippy Markets. You need to visit on of those. These markets offer exotic batik wraps, silver jewelry, trinkets and clothing to tailor-made leather moccasins.

Las Salinas Salt Flats are located in the southern part of Ibiza. These salt fields have been in use for more than 2000 years. Sunsets are beautiful here. It is a good idea to hire a boat when you visit Ibiza. Many boat charter companies offer excursions. You can also rent motor boats or yachts.

Ibiza is beautiful. Visit to Ibiza is bound to be a refreshing, enriching, entertaining and memorable experience.

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Spain is an exotic country located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. The mainland Spain is a mountainous country with many rivers. Spain’s climate, historical and cultural monuments, geographic position and various facilities attracts many tourists from all parts of the globe.


Spain has the second largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.Madrid is the capital of Spain.Barcelona,Valencia, Seville and Bilbao are other important cities in Spain. These cities are well-connected with the rest of the world.Spainis well-known for its festivities, folklore, delicious cuisine, great beaches, vibrant nightlife, friendly citizens and relaxed lifestyle.


Here is a brief overview of some famous tourist attractions in Spain.


Real Palacio


This is the official residence of the King of Spain. Located in Madrid, it is used for various state ceremonies.


La Concha


This city beach is considered one of the best in Europe. It is well-known for its surfing facilities. The beach is protected from strong winds by cliffs surrounding it.




This palace and fortress complex is located in Granada, Andalusia. It was built for the last Muslim Emirs in Spain and stands as a symbol of Muslim art. The interiors are decorated with calligraphy and arabesques.




This island is located in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Spain. It is the third largest Balearic Island. This popular party destination is famous for its beach bars, restaurants and night clubs.


Sagrada Familia


This large Roman Catholic Church is located in Barcelona. The construction of the Basilica, which began in the year 1882, is still going on. Twenty two different types of stone have been in construction of this huge church.


El Escorial


Located in the town of San Lorenzode El Escorial, it is a historical residence of the King of Spain. Today it functions as monastery, royal palace, school and museum. It comprises two architectural complexes.


Aqueduct of Segovia


Also known as the aqueduct bridge, it is a Roman monument which transfers water from Fuente Fria River to the city.


Spain Offers something of the other for every one. Visit to this country is sure to be a memorable one.

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