While we already had our growing fondness for the beautiful places in Europe, thanks to the popular Bollywood movie – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara for helping us see Spain like never before, and making us fall in love with it too. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that if the country is on our bucket list today, it is majorly because of the things to do in Spain. From thrilling adventure sports to spectacular places, there are an endless number of experiences here.
So, before you get down to plan your Europe holiday, have a look at these top experiences in Spain, which you ought to have at least once in your life!
Best Things To Do In Spain For An Impeccable Experience
1. Witness Antoni Gaudi’s artwork in Barcelona
Park Guell, La Sagrada Familia, and Casa Batllo are few of the most beautiful artworks of Antoni Gaudi, and visiting these in Barcelona is amongst the top things to do in Spain. Everything from the splendour of the architecture to the intricate details is so inspiring that it’s difficult to take one’s eyes off it.
Best Gaudi buildings in Barcelona: Park Guell, La Sagrada Familia, Colonia Güell, and more.
Tip: Do check the timings of all these attractions before planning your visit.
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2. Watch a match at the Camp Nou Stadium
While you’re in Barcelona already admiring the work of Gaudi, make sure you also visit the famous football stadium here. Irrespective of whether you’re a fan or not, the beauty of the stadium is awe-inspiring and watching a match here is definitely one of the best things to do in Barcelona, Spain.
Location: C. d’Aristides Maillol, 12, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
Tip: Try and pick a ticket to watch Messi – the greatest footballer of all time. Also, don’t forget to learn a few game chants before the match.
3. Savor the best served Tapas in Seville
Tapas is the staple food enjoyed with drinks in Spain, and the way different kinds of food are concocted and presented together in the bars make it a must-have in the country. While you can find it in almost every bar of every city, Seville is the place to be to savor the best of them!
Best places to tat Tapas in Seville: Catalina Bar de Tapas, Plaza Los Terceros, and Paseo Catalina
Tip: Head to Granada if you wish to have the best free Tapas in Spain.
4. Watch the popular Flamenco show in Madrid
Flamenco is famous all over the country, and watching it is indeed one of the best things to do in Madrid, Spain. Accompanied by guitar, beautiful vocals, flawless dance, and claps, this art is both pleasing to the eyes and ears.
Best places to watch Flamenco in Madrid: Casa Patas, Cardamomo, Villa Rosa, and more.
Tip: Do check the timings of the flamenco you wish to watch. And to experience the best of it, plan your visit during June.
5. Go skydiving in Empuriabrava
Adventure and Spain are synonymous, and being one of the best diving centres in the world, indulging in skydiving here is a must. While Seville offers the best climate for the sport in Europe, Empuriabrava is where you need to head for feeling the real thrill of the sport the ZNMD way.
Tip: Even if it’s your first time, make sure you look down at one of the largest marinas in the world, and admire the view of Costa Brava.
6. Party all night long in Ibiza
If you’re a party lover, Ibiza is your haven. There is no place better than the ones here to shake a leg or let your hair down in Europe. Famous all over the world for throwing the most happening parties, this city is worth visiting with both your friends and your partner!
Price: The entry to the clubs usually starts from £80
Best party places in Ibiza: Amnesia Ibiza, Destino, Eden, and more.
Tip: Don’t forget to dress as per the dress code of the club you’re visiting.
7. Ski in Sierra Nevada
With so many unique experiences, what to do in Spain shouldn’t be a concern at all. Located in the region of Andalucia in Granada, the Sierra Nevada mountain range is the best place to get your ski mode on! The ski resort here is famous across the world, and is also the best in Europe!
Resort: Sierra Nevada Ski Station
Location: Calle de la Virgen de las Nieves, 3, 18196 Sierra Nevada, Granada, Spain
Tip: Ski up the mountains and then later head down to the beach for a relaxing dip in the waters.
8. Attend the La Tomatina in Bunol
Of all the things to do in Spain, the most popular is attending La Tomatina – the greatest festival in the world. Celebrated every year in Bunol, the party starts with a feast on Paella followed by thousands of people on the streets ready with squashed tomatoes in their hands, and excitement in their eyes.
When: Last Wednesday of August (every year)
Tip: Dress accordingly and make sure you take a waterproof camera along.
9. Visit Alhambra in Granada
If you’re looking for things to do in Spain with family, make sure you do not skip a visit to this famous place in Granada. Located on top of the hill al-Sabika, this fort complex overlooks the entire city, and offers a great picturesque view for capturing spectacular pictures.
Timings: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM from Tuesday to Saturday, and 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM on Sunday
Location: Calle Real de la Alhambra, s/n, 18009 Granada, Spain
Tip: The palace remains open from March to October, so make sure you plan your visit accordingly.
10. Groove to the best beats at the Benicassim Festival
Even when it comes to music, Spain is not behind. Its biggest music festival, which is held every year on the beach in Benicassim lasts for four days and has the best artists’ line up. So, drinking, grooving, and repeating is all you need to do!
When: 19th July to 22nd July, 2018
Tip: Dress as per the venue and the festival, and make sure you comfortably become a part of the crowd to enjoy to the fullest.
Apart from the above unique things to do in Spain, bullfighting and running with the bulls in Pamplona, beach hopping, visiting the Alcazar in Seville, scuba diving in Costa Brava, and exploring La Rambla in Barcelona are a few other must-have experiences to make your Europe holiday the best trip of your life! So, what are you planning to add in your itinerary? Do tell us in the comments below!
Frequently Asked Questions About Activities In Spain
Q. Which are the top adventure sports to do in Spain?
A. Scuba diving, skydiving, cycling, canyoning, mountain biking, and paragliding are some of the top adventure sports one can do in Spain.
Q. What is the ideal duration for a Spain holiday?
A. With so many beautiful cities like Barcelona, Seville, Madrid, and more, a duration of 7 to 8 days is ideal to explore the major attractions and indulge in top experiences.
Q. What is the best time to visit Spain?
A. The best time to visit Spain is during the spring and fall, i.e. between the months of April and October as the weather during the time is very pleasant and apt for sightseeing.
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