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Unique places to visit in Spain – 17 MUST-see in Spain!

Best Places to visit in Spain

Are you looking for some best things to do in Spain? Then you’ve come to the right place! We have a great list of main attractions, top things to see and unique places to visit in Spain.

Beautiful Spain almost doesn’t need any introduction. This Southern European country is one of the most popular travel destinations on the continent. Spain is a hotspot for many tourists from around the world.
And there are 17 good reasons for that. 

Have you been on holiday to Spain? Do you think you’ve done Spain?

Check our list of activities that will show you another side of this most visited European destinations.

Why not try some of these best attractions on your next visit to Spain?! 😊

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Here are the 17 unique places to visit in Spain:

1. La Sagrada Familia

Check out why one of the must-see tourist attractions in Barcelona still hasn’t been finished. Sagrada Familia, a large Roman Catholic church in Barcelona Spain has been under construction since 1882 – what would Gaudi say about the slow progress?! 😉 It really is one of the best places to visit in Spain.

Things to do in Spain - La Sagrada Familia
La Sagrada Familia

Going to Barcelona? Read more: 30 TOP Attractions & QUIRKY Things to do in Barcelona Spain!

2. Cathedral Beach

One of our favourite places to visit in Spain

Looking for one of the best-kept secrets of Spain? An amazing, natural Spanish attraction? Go to Ribadeo in Northern Spain to see what nature can make! Make sure you visit the As Catedrais beach during low tide which will allow you to see the rock formations directly from the beach.

Fab! One of the best beaches in Europe.

Cathedral Beach

Read more: As Catedrais Beach in Ribadeo, Spain – The Beach of the Holy Waters!

2. Park Güell

Visit one of the most impressive public parks in the world – Park Güell in Barcelona. This place is really magical with many interesting features like twisted stone columns supporting curving colonnades. One of the top attractions in Barcelona. You will be blown away by how stunning this place is! Yes, this is really one of the best places to visit in Spain.

Best Places to visit in Spain - Park Güell
Park Güell

4. Sierra Nevada

If you love beaches and skiing, Sierra Nevada is the only place in Spain where you can combine both during one holiday! Fancy morning ski-trip and afternoon sun-bath? Book a flight to Granda and enjoy Costa Tropical and Sierra Nevada at the same time. It really is a contender for the best places to visit in Spain.

5. La Rambla

Take a walk on this beautiful tree-lined pedestrian street (which stretches for 1.2 kilometres) in Barcelona. Without a doubt, La Rambla is one of the most famous attractions and one of the most vital places of the Catalan capital. Everybody who visits La Rambla has to try those delicious Spanish fruits 🙂

If the capital of Catalonia is your top destination in Spain read this Barcelona Guide to learn more about other attractions! The city has such a cool vibe and really is one of the best places to visit in Spain. If you want to experience a vibrant atmosphere head to La Rambla for a unique experience.

Places to visit in Spain - La Rambla
La Rambla

6. Torcal de Antequera

This nature reserve in the Sierra del Torcal mountain is just stunning. It is home to some of the most striking karst formations in Europe. If you are a nature lover and love walks this is the place for you to visit! Make sure you rent a car for this trip, otherwise it will be tricky to get there!

About 1 hour or so from Malaga, the Torcal de Antequera is an area of outstanding natural beauty that you’ll love – and easily one of the best places to visit in Spain. We absolutely loved the rock formations – one of the best day trips in Southern Spain.

Torcal de Antequera

Going to Southern Spain? Read more: 11 Best things to do in Malaga, Spain [Costa del Sol]

7. Gran Canaria

From Maspalomas Dunes to Playa de Amadores there are many stunning places to visit in Gran Canaria. Located just off northwestern Africa, this Europen island is perfect to visit any time of the year!

If it’s your first trip the Canary Islands or you don’t know where to start exploring gorgeous islands, start with Gran Canaria – one of the best places to visit in Spain (especially for winter-sun in Europe) – you will just love it!

Gran Canaria Spain
Gran Canaria

Is Gran Canaria on your list? Read more: 20 Things to do in Gran Canaria & best places you HAVE to visit!

8. Alhambra

If you are spending 2 days in Granada, make sure you dedicate one of them to visit Alhambra – one of the most unique places in Spain!

The fortified Alhambra palace complex is the greatest testimony of medieval Muslim architecture. In 2014, the Alhambra was visited by 2.4 million guests, which made this place the most popular tourist destination in Spain. This Moorish treasure of Grenada even overtook the famous Sagrada Família cathedral in Barcelona!

Is Alhambra on your Spanish bucket list? 🙂

9. Teide

This volcano id one of the features on Tenerife island. Make sure you go for a day trip when you visit this Canary Island. Mount Teide is the third highest volcanic structure and most voluminous in the world – so it has to be added to your bucket list 😊 It really is one of the best places to visit in Spain.


10. Royal Palace of Madrid

Ever wanted to live in a palace? Well, you can’t really do that in the Royal Palace of Madrid as it’s taken by the royal family 😉 But you can still visit this largest palace in Europe (by floor area). It’s open to the public as one of Madrid’s top attractions so make sure you add this to your list of main places to visit in Spain.


Whether you visit Madrid in winter or summertime there are many great things to see in the capital city.

Madrid is also a perfect place as a base to explore surrounding towns and villages. With so many amazing places to see in Toledo and stunning architecture in Segovia – there is a little of everything for everyone 🙂

11. Puente Nuevo

This 18th-century historical arch bridge is the main landmark in Ronda, southern Spain. One of the most romantic places in Spain with spectacular views over El Tajo canyon! One of Andalusia’s most popular and most stunning landscapes.

Let’s be honest – Ronda is a must-have place to visit in Spain! 🙂

Things to do in Spain - Puente Nuevo
Puente Nuevo

What about visit Ronda in Spain? Read more: Day Trip to the Pearl of Spanish Andalusia

12. Timanfaya National Park

On Fire! The stunning volcanic landscape of Timanfaya National Park is a must-see on Lanzarote, Spain. Take a bus tour, have BBQ cooked by the heat from the Volcano or just enjoy the spectacular views!

Would you visit this stunning place while on holiday in Spain? Or are you planning to visit Lanzarote at Christmas? We have been to a lot of places in Spain and we can’t recommend the Timanfaya National Park enough. To us, there this is one of the most stunning landscapes in Europe!

Timanfaya National Park

Going to Lanzarote? read more: 21 Things to do in Lanzarote, Spain – TOP Attractions & Places to see

13. Alcazaba

Located in Malaga, on southern Spain’s Costa del Sol, is known as one of the most iconic landmarks in Spain. This palatial fortification was built in the early 11th century. Make sure you add Alcazaba to you Spanish bucket list – 500,00 visiting this historical monument annually can’t be wrong 😉

Spain Places to visit - Alcazaba

14. Siam Park

This water kingdom on the Spanish island of Tenerife is one of the best water parks in Europe and probably the best one we have visited 😊 There are endless attraction so whether you want to relax, spend an amazing day with the whole family or seeking for a bit of adrenaline you will find it there! We couldn’t forget to shout out Siam Park as one of the best places to visit in Spain, could we?

Best Places to visit in Spain - Siam Park
Siam Park

Is Tenerife on your list of places to visit in Spain? Read more: 21 Unusual Things to do in Tenerife: Top Attractions & Places to visit!

15. Camp Nou

All football lovers can’t miss this amazing stadium unless you are a Real Madrid fan 😉

Take a stadium tour, learn about the club’s history and get some souvenirs from the fan-shop. Camp Nou is one of the biggest stadium in Europe – even if you don’t watch a live game there, visiting Camp Nou will be still an unforgettable experience! It really is one of the best places to visit in Spain, especially for football lovers!

Things to do in Spain - Camp Nou
Camp Nou

16. Valencia Cathedral

This is definitely one of the most interesting monuments and mandatory places to visit in this Spanish city. If you only have one day in Valencia this is a must-see on your list!

The most famous and characteristic element of the outer part of the cathedral is its belfry called Micalet. It measures 70 meters and is a strong symbol of the city of Valencia.

So, is Valencia on your Spanish bucket list?

17. Loro Park

Known as the best zoo in Europe according to Trip Advisor. Loro Parque is one of Tenerife’s main attractions and no wonder why! This animal park is a great day out for the whole family. One not to be missed!

Spain Things to do - Loro Park
Loro Park

What is your favourite place to visit or thing to do in Spain?

From tapas in Madrid to visiting Loro Park – there are many unique things to do in Spain! Do you know any others we could add to our Spanish bucket list? We will add it straight away! 🙂

For sure, we will visit this amazing country again as there are endless stunning places to visit and things to do in Spain!

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