The 9 most beautiful sights in Spain

most beautiful sights in Spain

Every year, millions of tourists from all over the world find their way to Spain to spend their holidays there. The country has countless beautiful spots. From beautiful coastlines to special volcanic landscapes as well as historical buildings and art. In this blog we have listed the most beautiful sights in Spain for you.

The Barcelona of Gaudi

most beautiful sights in Spain

Highlight number one is Barcelona. The metropolis is full of sights and nice neighbourhoods with cosy streets and squares. But what makes the city so special is the legacy of the architect Antoni Gaudí. The church “Sagrada Familia” is one of his most famous buildings and, after decades of work, is still not completed. Be sure to visit the colourful Park Güell or the surrealist statues of Casa Mila. A little less known, but certainly not less beautiful is the mansion Palau Güell on the famous Ramblas.

Alhambra and Granada

most beautiful sights in Spain

On the outskirts of Granada, not far from the Costa del Sol, you will find the Alhambra. This complex of palaces from both Moorish and Catholic times offers a true fairy-tale setting. Admire the details of the walls and wooden ceilings and wander through the courtyards with ancient fountains. From the beautifully landscaped palace gardens you can enjoy exceptional views of Granada’s old town and the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada.

The unique underwater world of Medes Islands

most beautiful sights in Spain

Perhaps one of the most beautiful places to dive or snorkel in Spain is Las Islas Medas off the coast of L’Estartit. This protected piece of nature is no less than 23 hectares in size and forms the natural habitat for starfish, coloured crawfish, scorpion fish, blood coral and octopuses, among others. A snorkelling or diving excursion to this archipelago offers a special insight into the underwater world of the Mediterranean and is therefore one of the top 9 places to visit in Spain.

Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao

most beautiful sights in Spain

The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao is not just any museum. Along with its sister museums in, for example, New York and Venice, it is one of the most famous and prominent in the world. The buildings themselves are remarkable, as is the case in Bilbao. The use of glass walls and titanium plates that reflect the sun and the water of the river make the building a real eye-catcher. Inside the museum you can admire modern art by Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí, among others. Furthermore, there are changing art exhibitions that are mostly dedicated to modern art.

The rugged coastline of the Costa Brava

most beautiful sights in Spain

Stretching south from the border with France is the rugged coastline of the Costa Brava. The literal translation is “Wild Coast” and when you see the rocks and cliffs you will immediately understand where this name comes from. Between them are idyllic bays and long sandy beaches, where you can enjoy the gentle breeze of the Mediterranean in the warm summer months. In the numerous seaside resorts and old fishing villages you can experience the authentic Spanish atmosphere of this special region after a day on the beach.

Puente Nuevo in Ronda

most beautiful sights in Spain

One of the most photographed towns in Spain is probably Ronda. This town in Andalusia, only half an hour’s drive away from the coast, has a very special structure: El Puento Nuevo, or the New Bridge. This structure connects the old and the new town, which are separated by a deep gorge. Don’t just admire the bridge and its arches from above, but make sure to go down the steps for a nice walk to the smaller, but equally beautiful Puente Viejo, the Old Bridge.

Volcanic landscapes on las Islas Canarias

most beautiful sights in Spain

Volcanoes may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Spain, but the country certainly has them. The Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean were formed by volcanic activity and their landscape and way of life are strongly influenced by it.

Tenerife is home to the El Teide volcano, which is also the highest mountain in the country. If you climb the volcano on a clear day, you can enjoy magnificent views over the ocean and see the other islands of the archipelago. The Canary Islands are a special combination of sun, sea, beach and a very special landscape. It is not for nothing that they are among the most beautiful sights in Spain.

City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia

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The City of Arts and Sciences is not to be missed if you are in Valencia or near this beautiful city. This hypermodern complex is not far from the old town with its beautiful cathedral and old squares. It lies in the dry riverbed of the Turia, which once ran through the city. Now you can visit Oceanogràfic, the largest aquarium in Europe, which contains walruses, dolphins and sharks. Other notable buildings are the Opera House and the Science Museum. Under the arches of the Umbracle building, you can stroll for free through a beautifully landscaped garden.

Medieval villages of Catalonia

most beautiful sights in Spain

The Spanish region in the northeast of the country has a rich history that dates back to the Middle Ages. If you spend your holiday on the Costa Brava, then a visit to one or more of these villages should definitely not be missed. Famous villages include Pals, Palau Sator and Peratallada, which form the Golden Triangle of the region. The heart of these villages is formed by medieval churches with equally old winding streets, and in Pals there is even a castle from the 9th century.

Also in Lloret de Mar, right on the beach, is a medieval castle: Castell de Sant Joan. It used to protect the mainland against pirate attacks. You can combine beach and history in Tossa de Mar, where the medieval walls continue to the beach and you can almost forget that the Middle Ages are long gone.

The most beautiful villas and holiday homes

Villa Prika – Costa Blanca

With so many places in Spain to stay during your holiday, you will naturally want to stay in a holiday home that is just as beautiful. The choice is enormous with the most beautiful and dreamy places in every seaside resort or village. Club Villamar has a very wide range of holiday villas. From small, but charming holiday homes to large luxury villas, often with private pool. Whatever your wishes, you are sure to find your perfect villa house here.

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