When in Spain AD

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Just about everyone and their dog (literally) is off on holiday this summer and it's giving me seriously wanderlust, as someone with anxiety I do find it hard to travel around. Which gives me some serious FOMO, as I see a constant stream of beautiful places I want to visit and have a list as long as my arm of destinations I want to visit in the (near) future. I want to step out of my comfort zone and make the leap of a visit to one of the destinations on my list, I love doing the research into places and finding out what there is to visit, and planning what I would want to do whilst there, as I am a hugely organised person and love to make lists and finding the best places to stay. I recently was looking into Spain, I feel like it can be an underrated destination to visit and is worth looking into for sure. I've fallen in love with some beautiful places to stay such as these divine mansions in Spain, perfect if you are going away with a group of people or if you're looking for pure luxury. If you're looking for a more intimate affair or a family holiday Spain has you covered. With many villas, hotels, and hostels for you to take your pick from. 

When researching Spain and with the help of my friend Ariana who has travelled a lot and was happy to share her recommendations with me, I was able to compile a list of amazing things you NEED to do when in Spain and where to stay. Obviously Spain is a big place and dependant of where you want to visit, will depend on what you can do from this list, hopefully, it inspires you to visit these places as much as it did for me whilst writing this post. 



Valencia:
In a town near Valencia on the last Wednesday in August a huge festival is held called La Tomatina, which is the 'worlds biggest food fight' and as you've probably guessed, it's a food fight of... tomatoes. Nobody is completely sure how the tradition started but was thought to have started back in 1944. As it only happens once a year, it is a perfect reason to visit nearby Valencia. As well as this, Valencia has some other great offerings, including L'Oceanogr√†fic which is a huge aquarium, with dolphins, sharks, and even penguins. It also has a Butterfly house and a Crocodilary. The perfect place to visit for any age group. 


Mallorca: 
Was the destination of my family holidays as a child, but as you can probably guess I don't actually remember much, all I can picture is what I can see in photos of 5-year-old me. I would love to go back as an adult and explore. Known for having many beaches and being a popular holiday resort for us Brits, but it also has many beautiful places to explore including the Cuevas Del Drach, roughly translated as the Dragon Caves which is the most popular cave in Mallorca and I am not surprised as to why filled with pure beauty. You can get a boat trip through the caves which takes around an hour and from the pictures looks like a once in a lifetime opportunity. 

Barcelona: 
Barcelona is a popular tourist destination but within there are many hidden gems worth visiting. When I was doing research into Barcelona I found some dreamy places including Park Guell, which is full of history and known for Mosaic-covered buildings, steps & sculptures in verdant park with Gaudi museum & panoramic views. There are also guided tours to make your experience extra special as you learn on the go. 

Also during my research, I found out about Tibidabo Amusement Park is one of the worlds oldest and still functioning theme parks. The attractions in the park look out of this world, the carousel looks like a 'proper' old school one and it makes me happy that places like this still exist, I love the sheer amount of colour within the park and it looks like a really exciting day out. Barcelona is known for having the best food and months of endless sun which to me sounds like a dream destination for me. 



Madrid: 
The capital city of Spain, Madrid. Known for its alluring art scene and football team (of course). The Madrid Art Triangle is a must-see for anyone who wants to what is on offer in the big museums such as Arte Reina Sofia and Museo Del Prado. It is also known for those more intimate galleries. Another thing that not many people know about Madrid is it is full of parks with Casa De Campo which is 5x the size of Central Park in New York! Which within has a fun fair, small boats, the Madrid Zoo and plenty of places to take a stroll around and take in the beauty which surrounds. Sounds like a dream for someone who isn't a fan of beach holidays!

There you have it, four amazing destinations to visit in Spain. When researching for this post I couldn't quite believe the number of places there are to visit in Spain and a few of them I hadn't even heard of. I am now off to add a few more destinations to my wanderlust list and check out the best deals that Kayak and Expedia have to offer me because this girl is in need of some serious sun!

Where is your favorite place to visit in the whole world? Let me know in the comments!


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13 comments

  1. Oh wow, you have been to some amazing places, Barcelona is INCREDIBLE!

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  2. I would love to visit Spain some time. Although I'd have to go when it wasn't TOO hot!

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  3. My fave place is Jamaica! It's where my family are from and is a beautiful country.

    If you end up in Barcelona, I recommend the Runner Bean free walking tours. They are a great way to see the sights.

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  4. I've heard such amazing things about Valencia! Definitely need to book a visit in. Also Mallorca was definitely my family holiday place too haha. x

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  5. I love Spain it is a really beautiful country to vist and explore x

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  6. I’ve been to Spain and had a great time there. We could just explore Barcelona because we had some other countries to cover as well. My favourite country in the world so far is Switzerland.

    Fatima

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  7. I totally feel you as most of our friends have already booked their Summer holiday and we have decided not to head anywhere this year. Spain seems like a great place and its on our list to travel to. Loved reading your post on places to visit in Spain.

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  8. There's way too many places in the world that I love, for a quick trip I love Budapest and Copenhagen but New York is always one of my favs x

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  9. I absolutely love Spain and have been to Barcelona several times, ever since I was a small child. I would love to go to Valencia though and it is on my bucket list of places.
    My favourite City has to be Budapest. Just beautiful

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  10. I love Barcelona! I’ve been 4 times and can’t wait to go again. I need to explore more of Spain though so will definitely bookmark this post!

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  11. I would LOVE to go to Spain. We just can't afford a foreign holiday at the moment though as we need 4 passports, which works out as almost the same price as a holiday! One day I will finally go though :)

    Louise (With love from Lou) x

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  12. My favourite place is Palma Nova, I have been and stayed there so many times and would happily just up sticks and move there. I would love to take part in the Tomatino festival though

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  13. You've listed some seriously beautiful places to visit in this post. I can't wait to visit Barcelona and Madrid. My favourite place in the world is probably Lisbon, Portugal

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