Get ready to have your senses dazzled by Spain, one of the many countries on the glorious continent of Europe. Most of the main regions can be seen in about two weeks or less, and we’ve laid it all our right here for your convenience.
Days 1, 2 and 3: Madrid
There’s no better way to start off in Spain than by exploring the staple city of Madrid. The whole city has a very calm vibe, right down to the streets with bright fabrics draped between the buildings as shade — consider it a refined hippie’s paradise. Be sure to hit up the Prado Museum if you fancy classic pieces by Spanish artists and the Reina Sofía Museum if modern art is more your cup of tea.
Day 4: Segovia
The quaint yet commanding charm of Segovia is definitely worth the day trip. It’s basically a fairy-tale town with a literal Disney castle (the Alcázar of Segovia) and an ornate cathedral with eye-catching stained-glass windows. And if that isn’t far enough back in time for you, stop by the main attraction: the towering Roman Aqueduct of Segovia.
Day 5: Granada
The main attraction of Granada is the Alhambra, a majestic Arabic palace. It can get quite crowded, so make sure you book everything beforehand and dress according to the 80-degree weather in summer. The palace itself is decked out from top to bottom with intricate hand-carved designs that will no doubt make your jaw drop to the ground. Better bring a camera with LOTS of storage to fulfill your aspiring photographer dreams.
Days 6, 7 and 8: Seville
Seville is by far one of the highlights of Spain. It’s chock-full of beautiful sights, such as the Seville Cathedral and Giralda tower, which you can climb to the top of for a great view. The alcázar where the royal family still stays is occasionally accompanied by a lush garden with exotic flora and fauna, so you’ll be sure to see something memorable during your visit! Take some time to walk around the city and take part in some of the town’s hidden gems, such as flamenco dancing and horse-drawn carriage rides.
Days 9, 10, 11 and 12: Barcelona
The most popular spot in Spain is the beautiful city of Barcelona. There’s so much to see that you need two to three days here at least. The can’t-miss attraction is the Sagrada Família, a gorgeous cathedral that is still in construction but is mesmerizing nonetheless. The stained-glass windows are breathtaking and perfectly complement the intricate ceiling and choir section. Famous artist Antoni Gaudí also has many other works all across the city, such as the Casa Milà, Casa Batlló and Park Güell. Be sure to stop by the Barcelona beaches, perfectly accompanied by the pleasant Mediterranean Sea and occasional nude body.
If you have a few days to spare (that is, of course, if your feet aren’t ready to fall off yet), be sure to hit up river-flanked Toledo, the city of many majestic synagogues, churches and mosques. Also check out the stunning seaside of Málaga, the picturesque resort city known for its beaches.
Spain is a country full of various cultures, from Roman to Moorish, which you can experience for yourself, so get planning!
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