Places to visit in Spain

If Spain is in your mind now, you might want to explore Thomas Cook for a Spain Visa Application.When you travel to Spain, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Spain, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Spain to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Spain things to do can include exploring Spain attractions and visiting the places of interest. 

Located in Santiago de Compostela this Romanesque structure has a gorgeous contrast of Gothic and baroque and architectural style and drawing thousands of pilgrims and tourists from all around the year this is one of the most visited monuments in Spain. Exploring the inside of the cathedral, its crypt bell tower, nave clock tower and the marvelous Portico de Gloria is sure to enchant your senses and turn you spellbound with its majestic and magnificent beauty.

Located in the Spanish city of Bilbao, The Guggenheim has become one of the most visited monuments in Spain since its doors have been made open to the public by King Juan Carlos I in 1997. Designed by Canadian architect Frank Gehry the building architecture and various exhibitions also take place inside it on a regular basis.

Sagrada Familia is truly an extraordinary work of art and is a must-see monument during your visit to Barcelona. This is another UNESCO world heritage site in Spain and with its fairytales like swirling and whirling spires and turrets, this is an architectural marvel that is surely going to win your heart.

The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela is the most visited religious destination in Spain. The Leon Cathedral, The Holy Grail in the Cathedral of Valencia, Spain, The Sagrada Familia in Barcelona and Mosque at Cordoba are the other most famous religious places in Spain. La Sagrada Familia is a perfect example of Art Nouveau architecture and the edifice is also filled with countless examples of religious symbolism. The interior of the cathedral is also awe-inspiring. Mezquita de Cordoba.

Spain has so many numerous things to offer that entertainment for your kids is never going to be any problem here. All Spanish towns and resorts offer excellent amusement options for family and kids and there are numerous amusement parks, water parks and bull rings scattered all over the country providing an almost limitless number of options for kids’ activities here. Casa Milà in Barcelona is in the UNESCO world heritage site list and this unique looking stone query is a wonderful place for a day’s outing with your kids and family.

If you are a lover of art and culture the museums of Spain displays some of the best and most famous collections in the entire world. The Prado Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Reina Sofía National Museum in the Spanish capital of Madrid give you the opportunity to view great masterpieces of the most famous artists in the history of the world. The art gallery in Prodo is one of the finest in the world and has paintings from most remarkable artists like Goya, Hieronymus Bosch, Tintoretto, Raphael, Rembrandt and many others. Picasso Museum in Barcelona and Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres are also must visit destinations for all cultural tourists visiting this country. Guggenheim Bilbao Museum, IVAM Museum in Valencia and Castile-León Museum of Contemporary Art in the city of Leon are other most famous museums in Spain.

Restaurants: World class restaurants are found everywhere in Spain and dining in any of them can truly be a memorable experience. El Bulli, located on the northeast tip of Spain is regarded as one the best restaurants in the whole world. Mugaritz and Arzak in San Sebastian, Can Fabes, Martin Berasategui, El Celler de Can Roca are all great restaurants where you can enjoy wonderful food with excellent atmosphere. If you are staying in Madrid Jockey and La Terraza del Casino de Madrid are restaurants that you must try out.

Dishes: Pulpo a la Gallega (Galician Octopus), Cochinillo Asado, Jamon Iberico, Gambas Ajillo (Garlic Prawns), and Chorizo (Iberian Ham and Spicy Sausage), Paella (Spanish Rice Dish) and Pescado Frito (Fried Fish) are some traditional and popular Spanish dishes those are very much popular among the tourists.

Clubs and discos: Opium Mar, catwalk, Razzmatazz and City hall are some of the best-known clubs in Barcelona where you can go for best enjoying your holiday nights in Spain. If you are in Madrid, el intrusion, La Via Lactea or El Confidential too can be wonderful choices.

Bars and Pubs: Spain is home to a number of best cocktail bars in Europe and if you are in Spain you should never miss visiting a tapas bar is any of the Spanish cities. Castaways in Ciutadella, La Venencia, Museo Chicoten Teatro Joy Eslava are popular bars in Madrid.

Flea markets: The Spanish flea markets constitute a major part of every Spanish holiday and there are many flea markets in Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Valencia, and Granada. "El Rastro" is the largest open-air flea market in Madrid and attracts a huge number of locals as well as tourists. Mercadillo de Alameda of Seville, Los Encantes and Glories Plaza in Barcelona and Plaza Larga Market in Granada are some of the best-known flea markets in Spain.

Departmental stores: Madrid and Barcelona, as well as the other Spanish cities, have departmental stores and shopping malls and you can spend some wonderful time shopping there. El Corte Inglés is the largest departmental store in Barcelona. CC La Vaguada and FNAC are two shopping malls in Madrid those are extremely popular among tourists.

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