So, you want to visit Spain but are unsure of where to stay and make a base, when to visit, or which attractions to prioritize. Never fear, you have come to the right place. This guide on the best things to do in Spain is a collaboration from our many trips to Spain and our team members to help you plan your Spain itinerary!
Historic towns, the country’s best museums, iconic landmarks, and exciting outdoor adventures are just some of the things to do in Spain that you cannot miss. From Bilbao to Cadiz, I’ve left no stone unturned when creating this helpful planner.
Whether you want to explore the best beaches in Spain or marvel at the country’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, I’ve got loads of ideas. So, let’s dive into all the best things to do in Spain, from the wineries in the north to the Moorish architecture in the south.
Best of Spain Quick Guide
- Must See: Dali Museum, The Alhambra, Royal Palace of Madrid, El Retiro Park, Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba, Park Guell, Casa Batllo
- Where To Stay: Posada del Dragón (Madrid), Only You Hotel (Malaga), Mercer Hotel (Barcelona)
- Fun To Do: Winery tours in La Rioja, Ibiza, Mallorca, Flamenco shows, La Tomatina festival
- Day Trips: Cordoba, Toledo, Seville, Cadiz, Segovia
- Must-Try Foods: Paella, Tapas, Churros, Jamon Iberico
Best Things To Do In Spain
Spain is such a diverse country that anyone can enjoy it. The country’s top attractions include ancient landmarks, luxury resorts, long-distance hiking trails, and some of the world’s best art museums. Just pick one that interests you most, and you’ll be able to enjoy it in at least five different Spanish cities!
1. Winery Tours in La Rioja
La Rioja is a province in northern Spain known for wine production. The best Spanish wines originate from this region and all the best wineries offer tours with tastings.
Bodegas Lecea is one of the best for tours because the wine barrels are stored in underground caves. Bodegas La Rioja Alta, S.A. is also popular for tastings and tours. This winery manufactures some of the highest-quality wines in the country, and you can taste most of them during a tour.
Practical Information: It’s best to book a tour/tasting before your arrival, especially in peak season.
2. Hike the Camino de Santiago
Camino de Santiago (Way of Saint James) is one of the most famous pilgrimages in the world. The network of pilgrim paths stretches through Northern Spain, France, and Portugal, and all the paths…