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 top things to do in Spain. From thrilling adventure sports to spectacular places, there is 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!
15 Top Things To Do In Spain
We have carved a list of top 15 best activities that you can opt for while planning a vacation to Spain. Want to know what are they then keep reading.
1. Barcelona – Witness Antoni Gaudi’s Artwork
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. Camp Nou Stadium – Watch A Live Match
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. Seville – Savor The Best Served Tapas
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. Madrid – Watch The Popular Flamenco Show
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. Empuriabrava – Go Skydiving
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. Ibiza – Party All Night
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. Sierra Nevada – Let’s Ski
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. Bunol – Attend The La Tomatina
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. Granada – Visit Alhambra
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. Benicassim Festival – Groove To The Best Beats
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.
11. Limite Zero – Take A Ride On The International Zipline
Not many people are aware of the fact that Spain offers the opportunity to cross the border via ziplining. David Jarman started an innovative project, Limite Zero, that offers adventure enthusiasts a thrilling ride. This one-minute ride gives a sweeping view of the Guardiana River, white Andalusian village and Alcoutim in eastern Algarve.
Location: Av. de Portugal, 21595 Sanlúcar de Guadiana, Huelva, Spain
Timings: 10am – 1:30pm, 4pm – 6:45pm (Closed on Monday & Tuesday)
12. King’s Little Pathway – Walk On The Deadliest Path
King’s Little Pathway is always present in the list of adventure junkies and rock climbers as it is one of the scariest pathways to cross. This one-meter-wide path was inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII in 1921. The pathway is way too risky for even professionals as it is full of holes. But the El Caminito del Rey reopened after the restoration project in 2015.
Location: Ardales, Málaga, Andalusia, Spain
13. Galicia – Attend The Craziest Festival
There is no dearth of crazy festivals in Spain but the most bizarre festival is the Near-Death Experience Celebration. Alsoa popular as La Fiesta de Santa Marta de Ribarteme, this festival is held every year in Galicia, a small town in Las Nieves. Locals who have missed death by a whisker in the past year are laid in coffins and carried to Santa Marta de Ribarteme Church and a cemetery.
Location: Galicia, Spain
When: 29th July
14. El Somorrostro – Take A Drink In The Ice Bar
The only ice bar in the world constructed on a beach, Icebarcelona is one of the top places to explore when in Spain. Nestled on the El Somorrostro beach, the ice bar has a marvelous interior with a temperature between -2 degree Celsius and -10 degree Celsius. If you are planning to traverse the paths of Spain in the summer season then you can definitely go to this place to protect yourself from the scorching heat and gulp down some refreshing drinks.
Location: Entrada por la playa, Carrer de Ramon Trias Fargas, 2, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
Timings: 12pm – 3am
When: Summer season is the best time to explore this place.
15. Funeral Carriages Museum – Take A Tour
Museu de Carrosses Fúnebres, established in 1970, offers an insight into the traditions and funeral customs of the city and showcases an excellent collection of funeral carriages and other interesting items that are used during the ceremony for honoring the demised person.
Location: Carrer de la Mare de Déu de Port, 56, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
Timings: 10 am – 2 pm (Only on weekends)
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 Things 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.
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.
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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