7 Best Cities to Visit in Spain

1. Barcelona

Barcelona is the capital city of Catalunya. It is one of the most visited cities in Spain. City has beautiful beaches on Mediterranean Sea in the east, and hills on the west. Barcelona is famous for Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia church and also for Football Club Barcelona. Furthermore it has many Gothic style buildings, and contemporary architecture with beautiful landscape.

barcelona perspective

2. Madrid

Madrid is the biggest city and capital of Spain. It is also the residence of the Spanish king. The city is in the middle of the country. It’s a political and economic city hence it’s a busy city. Madrid is also culturally vibrant. Furthermore city has many wonderful parks, those are much needed to refresh from hectic city life. Madrid is also home to Real Madrid and Atletico de Madrid football clubs.

Madrid. photo by Stanislav

3. Valencia

Valencia is another popular city advantaging the Mediterranean Sea side. It has vibrant mixture of its nature, architecture and culture. Being on the sea side gives Valencia some of amazing beaches, and comfortable weather city enjoys later till the autumn and from early spring. This attracts many visitors here. Valencia also has many beautiful buildings like Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía

Valencia. photo by Mathieu

4. Seville

Seville is again a very popular city in Spain. City is in southern Spain and it’s the capital of Andalusia region. Plaza de España is a good spot for taking pictures around its water channels and bridges. Alcazar Castle complex is one of the main attractions in the city. It’s a Moorish royal palace with beautiful gardens. Another place to must visit is Seville Cathedral.

Seville. photo by Skeeze

5. Bilbao

Bilbao is not a big city, but it has many colors to show. It’s the northern Spanish industrial port city on north Atlantic Ocean. Capital of the Basque country has beautiful architecture, new and old. Famous Guggenheim museum by Frank Gehry attracts many visitors. Nervion river flows through the city of Bilbao and it is also surrounded by green mountains. It makes beautiful natural landscape for the city.

Bilbao. photo by Javier

6. Malaga

Malaga in the south of Spain lies on the shore of Costa del Sol on the Mediterranean Sea. Its very popular for its clean beaches and resorts among visitors. City has its history of its Moorish times on hilltop fortress. Malaga is the birth city of Pablo Picasso and has Picasso Museum showcasing some of his artworks.

Malaga. photo by Manolo

7. Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca is one of the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. It is the capital city of Mallorca Island. Palma is a resort city and popular vacation destination in Europe. It also has medieval, gothic and Moorish architecture. Cathedral of Mallorca (Santa Maria Cathedral) is one of the city landmarks. Its huge and worth a visit.  

Palma. photo by Anja