Spain is an ideal tourist destination for any backpacker. With its warm climate, upbeat and casual culture, quaint cities and villages, charming beaches and amazing food, life in the land of sunshine and siesta is pretty laid-back. The country differs hugely from one region to the next, and there are many amazing and diverse things to see and experience in Spain, setting the tone for an amazing vacation.
The capital city of Madrid offers some wonderful attractions during the day and really picks up the pace at night. Bask in the history, food, and energetic nightlife of this city to get a taste of the Spanish lifestyle. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Museo del Prado, Paseo del Arte, Plaza de Oriente, Plaza Mayor, Almudena Cathedral, Palacio Real and Puerto del Sol are some famous attractions of Madrid to discover on a day tour, in addition to hundreds of amazing food markets and colourful street art. Later in the evening, introduce yourself to Madrid’s bustling nightlife on a bar-hopping tour or dine on tapas and kick back with a glass of sangria.
Discover the astonishing main streets and spots of Madrid in a small group walking tour: Madrid City Tour
This is another wickedly fun city, famous for its beaches, colonial and innovative architecture, and all-night partying. It’s also the perfect place for a gastronomical adventure. Discover hidden and historic places on a day tour before enjoying a midnight dinner as the locals do. Feel the sunshine as you laze around the beaches; Mar Bella, La Barceloneta, Nova Icaria, Ocata and Sieges are some of the best beaches for relaxing and soaking up the sun. You’ll also love exploring the history of the city by visiting its world-class museums and historic streets.
Discover the Gaudi’s Barcelona on a fascinating walking tour: Gaudi Explorer
Seville could easily be considered the most beautiful city in Spain. This Andalucian city is known for flamenco, bullfighting, and Moorish architecture, reflecting its diverse history. As you walk the streets, you will be amazed by the colourful, intricately designed buildings and the stylish bars and restaurants. Go view some amazing modern art at Plaza de España before exploring Seville’s many other attractions such as Mudejar Pavilion, Plaza de América, Reales Alcazares, Giralda Tower and the picturesque Santa Cruz neighbourhood. If you have a strong enough stomach for traditional bullfighting, then head over to Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza to watch this astonishing and gruesome spectacle.
Granada is doubtlessly the most culturally and historically rich city of Spain. From beautiful whitewashed buildings to centuries-old Moorish Albaicin architecture, the city has plenty of historical attractions to discover. Take a tour of Palacio de Generalife and the world renowned Alhambra Palace, two of the most famous attractions in Granada. The city is buzzing with a spunky cosmopolitan flavor and overflowing with architectural relics, street art, and flamenco performances to be explored.