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Top 10 of the most beautiful cities in Spain that you must visit at least once in your life

Top 10 of the most beautiful cities in Spain that you must visit at least once in your life

You want sun and culture, heritage and gastronomy for your next vacation. So you can choose to go to Spain and visit the most beautiful cities in the country. The Iberian Peninsula has great discoveries in store for you, breathtaking panoramas, hot and spicy cuisine with Mediterranean flavors and an extraordinary historical heritage. We have selected 10 magnificent cities for you. They are not listed in order of beauty, but they can give you ideas for choosing your route.

1 - Seville

Seville is one of the jewels of Andalusia. This city is a destination of choice for its warm climate in summer and mild in winter allowing you to go there all year round, but also for its magnificent environment between sea and mountains. The Sevillians always welcome you in a very warm way. You must also see its exceptional architectural heritage with:

  • The Cathedral and the Giralda
  • The Alcazar and its sumptuous gardens
  • The Spanish Steps in an arc and its fountains
  • The Torre del Oro or Tower of Gold

Do not forget to go see Flamenco in the gypsy quarter and treat yourself to tapas at the same time.

2 - Cordoba

Cordoba is a beautiful city in Andalusia with an amazing mix of cultures. The most glaring example is the Mezquita which is both a mosque and a cathedral. You will be surprised by its different styles and 856 colorful arches. Stroll through the historic center of the city and discover the Calahorra tower, its Roman bridge and its famous Porte du Pont. Also visit the Alcazar of the Christian Kings and the Romanesque temple of the city.

3 - Pomegranate

The city of Granada, still in Andalusia, is a city that you will not forget for its famous Alhambra. The Alhambra Palace is spectacular. This place is unique in its beauty and its historical and architectural richness. In the first part, you will see the Nasrid Palaces with their fountains, marvelous gardens, arcades, marble floors, mosaics on the walls, Arabic calligraphy and superb statues. The second part is made up of the Alcazaba which is an imposing fortress which made it possible to monitor the palaces and the city of Granada. The Palace of Charles V is the third part housing the Alhambra Museum which also houses a projection room. The city includes other historical highlights to discover such as:

  • The Cathedral
  • The Gran Via de Colon and its stately 19th century buildings
  • The Calle de las Teterias
  • Hammam Al Andalus
  • The Zambra Museum of Maria la Canastera, etc.

4 - Cadiz

Cadiz is a less touristy city than the others. It is located on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, on the west coast of Andalusia and yet, it shelters in a very pretty historic center, a charming little port and two forts overlooking the ocean. You can visit:

  • The Roman Theater of Guadès
  • The Cathedral
  • Santa Catalina Castle
  • Castle of San Sebastian
  • The Central Mercado
  • The monument of the Constitution of 1812 with its particular architecture

Also worth seeing are the plaza de San Juan de Dios, the town hall and the church of the same name.

5 - Madrid

The Spanish capital is a lively metropolis that absolutely must be visited. In the evening, Madrid lives and breathes. You can eat tapas or many culinary specialties in restaurants lining the pedestrian streets. For the visits, they are not lacking, but we can mention the main ones like:

  • The Royal Palace with the bedroom of Charles III, the Hall of Columns, the Hall of Mirrors, etc.
  • The Prado Museum where paintings by Goya, Vélasquez, Bosh, Picasso, etc. are exhibited
  • The Reina Sofia National Art Center Museum where you can admire Picasso’s Guernica
  • The Plaza Mayor and its festive atmosphere
  • The Almundena Cathedral
  • The Palace of Cybèle, a magnificent building in the city

6 - Barcelona

Barcelona is the most visited city in Spain. It is famous for its wonderful beaches, its historic center and its various museums, all as interesting as each other. Barcelona is also very popular for its lively nightlife where you can find many tapas bars. In terms of monuments and visits to be made, you will be able to see:

  • Gaudi's Sagrada Familia
  • Park Guell
  • Casa Milà and Casa Batlo designed by Gaudi
  • Monjuïc hill and its botanical garden
  • La Rambla, along the beaches connecting the port of Barcelona to Plaça Catalunya
  • The Gothic Quarter
  • The Camp Nou if you like football
  • The Boqueira market with multiple Catalan products
  • Passeig de Gracia and its magnificent villas

7 - Toledo

South of Madrid is the beautiful city of Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its architectural heritage is unique and its ramparts fortify the historic center. Are absolutely to see:

  • The Alcazar overlooking the city with its large esplanade and its four square towers
  • The Cathedral
  • Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue
  • The Monastery of Saint John of the Kings of Toledo

8 - Zaragoza

Built on the banks of the Rio Ebro, Zaragoza is a magnificent city that lights up at sunset to offer you a unique spectacle. You can visit:

  • The Aljaferia fortified palace
  • Fortifications dating from Roman times
  • The Basilica of Nuestra Señora del Pilar

In the evening, go for a walk on its beautiful romantic stone bridge spanning the Ebro.

9 - Santiago de Compostela

If you are a pilgrim (or not) and you arrive in Santiago de Compostela you will be amazed by this mythical destination, famous all over the world. The city does not leave you indifferent and you do not expect to discover a place with so many historic buildings and a great cultural richness. The city is also classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Do not hesitate to engage in the alleys so typical of the place to go and see the admirable historic center. You can also visit the Cathedral of Santiago, which is so impressive in terms of its size and its history. Meet at Plaza Do Obradoiro which is the arrival point for pilgrims.

10 - Valencia

You will love Valence for its mild climate, its beaches, its city center and also for the City of Arts and Sciences which is an absolutely unique architectural and cultural complex. It houses a cinema, a planetarium, an interactive museum, the largest aquarium in Europe among the major attractions, but there are many more. To make it more classic, you can also see:

  • Barrio del Carmen
  • The Torres de Serranos
  • The Cathedral
  • Plaza de la Virgen
  • The Turia Gardens in the old bed of the Rio Turia

Spain still has many treasures to offer you such as the El Torcal de Antequera nature reserve, Bardenas Reales, Burgos, the Sierra de las Nieves natural park, the Camino del Rey and so many others that we cannot mention here. there are so many of them. Now it's up to you to build the ideal itinerary for getting to know and visiting this wonderful country.