What flashes before the eyes when the word Spain crosses your mind? White Hillside Villages, Flamenco dancers, great tapas and Bullfighters!
Spain is full of life and absolutely mesmerizing with an awesome warm Mediterranean climate. What’s better than getting sun-kissed on the gorgeous and fantastic beaches of Spain? Spain has been the cultural center of Europe for hundreds of years. It’s beautiful cities and towns which offer historic monuments and ultramodern architecture are the quintessence of the country. Spain also showers its visitors with amazing shopping, dining and nightlife which attract many tourists here.
Best Time to Visit Spain
Generally July and August are considered as the best periods to visit Spain because the sun is out many hours. These months are also generally the busiest months due to many international travelers holidaying in the country. In these months, getting a tan is a guarantee. However if you don’t enjoy hot weather, these are the months to avoid. May/June and September/October are more favorable months. The northern side of Spain, like Bilbao and Santiago de Compostela, are much cooler at this time. Many of the tourists have departed and you can also enjoy the Costa’s just before things slow down for the winter.
Festivals in the Country
Other reasons for particular months being crowded in the country are the superb festivals. Buñol near Valencia gets busy during late August due to the La Tomatina Festival. San Fermin Festival or the Bull Run Festival in early July in Pamplona is another famous event in the country. One of our favorites happens every June, La Fiesta del Aqua y Jamón in Lanjarón. Las Fallas on the Costa Blanca in Valencia held in March also attracts many international tourists. The Spanish Carnival, which is one of the best festivals in Spain is held in many cities but the ones in Cadiz, Madrid and Barcelona are quite popular. This carnival is generally held in February; however it is advisable to check dates prior to planning a trip.
Best Places to visit in Spain
Beaches are the most popular reason to attend Spain. Even though Spain includes more than 5,000 miles of coastline and is full of gorgeous beaches, there are some beaches which stand out. La Concha Beach in San Sebastian is one of the finest beach cities not only in Spain but entire Europe. Therefore La Concha Beach should definitely be one of the itineraries while visiting Spain. We have yet to visit, but it is one that is on our list. Of course we love Costa Tropical, but don’t rule out Costa Brava and Costa del Sol. They are a bit more crowded with tourists, but it is all a matter of taste.
Don’t forget to visit Southern Spain, as you will be in for a treat. The City of Seville is also one of the best places to see in the country. Seville is truly enchanting with its amazing architectural buildings. The Cathedral with Giralda Tower, Alcazar Castle and Plaza de España are just some of the amazing structures to check out in the city. The Feria de Abril is one magical sight to see, so try to make it in April.
And last but not the least, a tour to Spain generally initiates with Barcelona and is almost incomplete if you haven’t seen the city. Barcelona offers everything one would desire to experience in a European city. Everything from commendable historic architecture to experiencing the innate culture, awesome nightlife and grand shopping prospects. The artsy vibe of the city just draws you in for more.
Take me on a trip to Spain!
Since there is a lot to see and so much to do in Spain, you would think it would be too expensive. I think everyone would be surprised how reasonable Spain is as a European destination. If you choose a holiday deal or package, it would be a lot cheaper and can cover all the major attractions and cities in the country.
Some of these websites also offers holiday price comparison which is useful to know the choices at hand while planning a vacation. So, you have many good reasons to book your holiday to Spain and take pleasure in an unforgettable experience. Don’t forget to gorge on delicious Tapas and yummy Paella once in Spain!
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