Things to do in Spain
One of the most diverse and beautiful countries in Europe, Spain offers a wealth of things to do. Some of the best things to do in Spain include:
Ramble along Las Ramblas, Barcelona
Travellers to the fabulous city of Barcelona are always drawn to the fascinating and fun area of Las Ramblas. This main street is full of pavement cafés, street entertainers and open air markets.
Visit the Alhambra Palace, Granada
No trip to the south of Spain is complete without a tour round The Alhambra Palace in Granada. This Moorish fortress dates back to the 15th century and was built when Andalusia was under Muslim rule. The Alhambra complex is composed of three buildings with extensive gardens which attract visitors from all over Europe.
Run with the bulls in Pamplona
Not everyone´s cup of tea, and definitely not for the faint-hearted, is the Fiestas de San Fermin, held annually in the town of Pamplona. Every morning during the week of 6-14 July, six bulls are released into the narrow streets of the town. Hundreds of locals and tourists try to out-run the bulls. Sometimes they succeed, and sometimes they don´t! A week of festivities, fun and partying, even if you don´t take part in the bull-run.
Las Fallas de Valencia Festival
The city of Valencia is one of Spain´s best loved regions. Visit between 12 and 19 March each year, and you will witness the spectacular Fiesta de las Fallas one of the most famous things to do in Spain. During the festival, fireworks flash through the sky as giant papier mache effigies are paraded through the streets. Often these figures will have taken a year to build, and take the form of dolls or famous figures. After judging takes place, on the last day, the effigies are set alight. Much partying, celebration and all night music follows.
The Doñana National Park, Huelva
If you are looking for things to do in Spain, one of the country’s highlights for nature lovers is the wetlands of the Doñana National Park in the province of Huelva, western Andalusia. This is one of the last true areas of wilderness in Europe, and the wetlands are home to 150 species of birds, wildlife in abundance and the imperial eagle and lynx. To tour round Huelva and Andalusia at your own pace, hire a care from the airport.
The Feria de Abril Seville
If you are looking for things to do in Spain that you would not find in the coastal areas, visit Seville for the annual April Fair. Colourful processions, wild nights of partying, flamenco singing and dancing and parades of Andalusian horses, make this one of Spain´s most celebrated parties. Seville is a vibrant city which never seems to sleep. Loud, colourful and proud, Seville continues to attract millions of visitors a year to its lively streets. Wherever you decide to visit in this vast country, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to things to do in Spain.