Best Places To Visit in Spain

Updated 11/11/2023.

What are the best places to visit in Spain? Our Spain destination guide will show you. Full of history, culture and surprisingly diverse landscape, a trip to the Iberian Peninsula makes for an incredible travel destination all year long. Although Madrid and Barcelona, the two kings of Spain travel, deserve a visit, the country has a ton of lesser explored regions that are well worth getting out of the bigger Spanish cities to see.

Take a look at some of our favorite Spanish destinations below and if you’re planning a Spanish adventure soon, don’t forget to check out our Spain Travel Planner!

Of course we’ll be adding more amazing places to see in Spain so come back often. Or subscribe to the My Itchy Travel Feet Weekly Broadcast to be the first to know!

Spain for the active boomer traveler

Exploring the Alhambra

Set in the Iberian Peninsula’s famed Andalusia region, Granada has it all: stunning scenery, captivating history and a tangible love for all things culinary. But visiting the Alhambra is one of the best things to do in the region and one of the must see places to visit in Spain.

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A Weekend of Wine and Wandering in Toro, Spain

A quiet weekend visit to Toro turned out to be an eye-opening lesson in underestimating Spain’s lesser known areas. Find out everything this little Spanish town has to offer and why you should add it to your Spain travel itinerary.

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Road Trip Guide Through Spain’s Lower Rias

This Spain road trip itinerary, starts at Santiago de Compostela and travels south down the “rias.” You’ll find an incredible landscape of small beach inlets, fishing village, culinary excellence and an incredibly lush, green side of Spain.

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And the Angels Sang on Montserrat

Tucked into a rugged mountain chain in the Catalonian countryside about 40 miles west of Barcelona, Montserrat is the home to one of Europe’s oldest music schools, which has trained the voices of young boys in the Escolania Children’s Choir since the 1300’s. Learn all about this special Silversea shore excursion and one of the best places to visit in Spain (in our opinion).

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More Articles on Spain

Visiting Mallorca’s Caves of Drach

Spain’s major cities like Barcelona and Madrid offer an infinite number of things to do and see, but for those who are looking to go off the beaten path, the country’s beautiful islands are really something special, especially Mallorca. Guest contributor Geanie Roake from The Library Lady Writes has already taken us to popular Palma […]

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Finding Boomer Adventures in Palma de Mallorca

As we’ve screamed from the rooftops time and time again, Spain has endless options for creating amazing travel memories. From Barcelona and Madrid, to its lovely southern region of Andalusia, the Iberian Peninsula has something for everyone— including some amazing islands. If you really want to check out a unique part of the country that […]

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A black stone beach in Lanzarote

Insider Tips for Where to Go in Spain

Looking for insider tips on where to go in Spain? You’ve come to the right person. I’ve been living in Spain for going on 12 years and it’s been a wonderful experience to settle into life here. Among the many surprises that the country has thrown my way over the years is that Spain is […]

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A view of Girona's river

Best Day Trips from Girona, Spain

Spain doesn’t come up short on cities filled with history and charm. And many make convenient headquarters for nearby day trips, like Girona. When it comes to insider tips for exploring Spain, Nicole Jewell is the My Itchy Travel Feet expert. Follow along as Nicole shares her advice for best day trips from Girona. If you’re […]

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Segovia Cathedral

The Best Spain Travel Apps

Since March 2016, we’ve been sharing the best apps for Spain travel. This is the most recent update that includes eliminating apps that are no longer published plus we introduce you to our latest finds. If you’re an app user who’s traveling to Spain, bookmark this page so that you don’t miss any updates. Or […]

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Dancing flamenco in Seville

Dancing Flamenco in Seville, Spain

As you know, My Itchy Travel Feet readers love traveling to Spain. Recently, we showed you how to spend an active weekend in Seville. But nowhere did we mention flamenco, a dance the city is famous for. But we’ve fixed that! Guest contributor, Kirsten Gallagher, is here to share her experience dancing flamenco in Seville. […]

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