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7 The Most Beautiful Cities In Spain

Updated: Jun 22, 2021

There is so much to discover in Spain! But we have listed the best cities you should go to. You will enjoy them all with their unique identity. Read before planning your trip to Spain.

1. Barcelona

Barcelona is not the capital of Spain, but when it comes to architecture and culture, Barcelona comes first. If you are interested in gothic architecture, renaissance, you should undoubtedly see Barri Gòtic, Barcelona Cathedral, and La Sagrada Familia. If that's not enough for you, the Palace of Catalan Music, MNAC – Museum will feed your soul with unique art and music.

Barcelona is also beautiful with its nature; Barcelona's beaches would be great on a hot day! You can enjoy the nightlife after a long sunny day or if you are a food lover, Mercat de la Boqueria

offers you delicious things. Maybe you prefer fine dining with 3 Michelin Star ABaC or Lasarte will satisfy you.

2. Madrid

The capital of Spain is Madrid. An art-filled city like the Museo Nacional del Prado offers you more than 5000 paintings, coins, medals, and lots of things to see, 22 EUR per ticket.

As in the Barcelona market, there are traditional dishes in Mercado de Vallehermoso. If you are going to witness magnificent architecture everywhere here. For lovers of Versailles and Buckingham, the first place you should go to is the Palace of Madrid. Everyone knows that Spain has a wonderful history with the seas, you can witness it at the Museo Naval.

3. Valencia

Surrounded by orange trees, Valencia is the country's third-largest city in terms of population. It is also admired for its historical texture from the Visigoths, Romans, and Andalusians. It houses structures built with modern architecture, such as the opera house Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, the Agora, the event center, the Umbracle botanical park, and the Oceanografic, Europe's largest aquarium. It is also the homeland of paella, a world-famous yellow rice dish.

Click to learn about Paella and other popular dishes of Spain.

4. Granada

Probably the first place visited here is the Alhambra Palace of Granada. The palace contains both Arab and Spanish cultures. Catedral Santa Maria de la Encarnacion is the symbol of gothic architecture.

La Alcaiceria Arabian spice market is a good example of oriental culture. Basílica de San Juan de Dios has a beautiful exterior, but your eyes will shine when you walk in. You can experience the oriental hammam culture in Hamam Al Andalusia.

5. Ibiza

Ibiza is known for its beautiful beaches and parties. Choose from close to 50 beach options and relax with suntan oil, towel, and the Mediterranean!

If you like parties, the place you should choose is Playa d'en Bossa.

You can buy something to remember your trips and take away gifts from the Hippy Market. In Puig des Molins you can see the tombs of the first civilization, the Carthage.

6. Sevilla

Plaza De Espana means the square of Spain in Maria Luisa Park, where you can spend all day just looking at the architecture of the buildings.

After Mary of the See was completed in the cathedral in the 16th century, it replaced Hagia Sophia as the world's largest cathedral, and the famous Christopher Columbus was buried here. The episodes of Game of Thrones (Dorne) were filmed in the Royal Alcázar of Seville, a beautiful landmark of Mudejar architecture.

7. Bilbao

We will start with Puente de Vizcaya, known as the suspension bridge, this architectural building offers you a wonderful view of Bilbao and you can use this bridge by car, bike, motorcycle, or just on foot. A beautiful symbol of modern architecture, Museo Guggenheim Bilbao was designed by Canadian-American. If you prefer more gothic architecture then Begoña Basilica would be great for you.