As the second largest country in Western Europe at more than 505,000km2, and with a history that dates back 35,000 years, you just know there are going to be an abundance of things to see when you travel to Spain. We had a look around, and while the list was long, we managed to choose 5 of our favourites to share with you!
- A bullfight, or at least a bullfighting ring – if you’re not keen on watching the fight itself (though this is a part of Spain’s history that is inescapable), at least visit a bullring so you can see the inner workings of this age old tradition.
- Antoni Gaudi Architecture is one thing you really don’t want to miss. Like it, or hate it, you have to admit that its extremely unique and will open your eyes to astounding architecture and an intriguing history.
- Alhambra – a palace and fortress complex in Granada, Andalusia. Originally constructed as a small fortress in 889, the Alhambra is well worth the visit. Spend a few hours walking around the stunning gardens and fortress.
- Running with the bulls, Pamplona – whether you’re crazy enough to take part, or just want to take a look as other’s risk their lives, this tradition which stems from the 14th Century is worth watching.
- A Flamenco Show – Flamenco is virtually unique in present day music – a traditional form of folk music that is still as alive today as it has ever been. Flamenco can be heard backed by a full orchestra in the gardens of the Alcazar in Seville, played by a pair of drunken gypsies in a seedy tavern or blaring from the stereo of a youth’s turbo-charged sports car.