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Places to visit

About Spain

Breathtaking mountain scenery, glorious sandy beaches, buzzing cosmopolitan cities and medieval towns with Arabic influences - Spain has all of these places to explore and much more! We've picked some of our favourite Spanish cities and towns to start you off with planning your holiday.

Take a look at our top places to visit in Spain below. There are many more exciting places to discover in our region guides.

Places to visit in Spain

Ávila in Castilla y León is a magnificent walled city and is one of the oldest towns in the region.
Barcelona in Catalunya is Spain's second largest city and is filled with beautiful architecture, great shopping and much fascinating history, sitting on the edge of the Mediterranean Sea.
Bilbao, in the Basque Country, is a captivating contradiction of old and new. Such buildings as the striking new Guggenheim Museum are set against the stunning Gothic architecture of Casco Viejo (the 'Old Town').
Burgos in Castilla y León is a well-preserved medieval city, famed for its spectacularGothic cathedral, and many other religious buildings that made it an important stop on theCamino de Santiago pilgrimage route.
Haro in La Rioja is is the wine capital of the region and is famous for it's Wine Festival and the wine fight, the Batalla de Vino.
Llanes in Asturias is a beautiful coastal town with lots of beaches, stunning hiking routes and much delicious seafood!
León in Castilla y León is an historical city, once the capital of the Kingdom of León, and is full of interesting architecture in a mixture of artistic styles.
Madrid in the Community of Madrid is the bustling capital city of Spain, home to the seat of the Spanish king at the Palacio Real, and is famous for its brilliant arts museums and culture.
Mérida in Extremadura is a beautiful historical town with a fascinating wealth of Roman architectural remains in the Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida .
Noja, in Cantabria, is a fantastic example of the beauty of Green Spain - a small town of stunning 17th century architecture surrounded by lush countryside, majestic mountains and gorgeous beaches.
Oviedo in Asturias is the capital of Asturias and an important stop on the pilgrimage route, the Camino de Santiago.
Palencia in Castilla y León is a small city built on an ancient settlement that is best known for the iconic Cristo del Otero, a statue of Christ that looks down over the city.
Pamplona in Navarra is an historical city, most famous for the San Fermin bullfighting festival every July, which was the setting for Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises.
Potes in Cantabria is a pretty medieval town beside the stunning mountain backdrop of the Picos de Europa National Park.
Salamanca in Castilla y León is a cosmopolitan city that is home to one of the oldest universities in Europe.
San Sebastián, in Pais Vasco (the Basque Country), is a stylish city renowned for its excellent beaches, fine architecture and culture, and its wealth of Michelin star restaurants.
Santander, the capital of Cantabria, is an elegant city stretched across a wide bay with many stunning beaches.
Santillana del Mar in Cantabria is often considered one of the most beautiful towns in Spain, a medieval town of stunning architecture close to the incredible Altamira Caves, which are filled with some of the world's oldest and best…
Santiago de Compostela in Galicia is the destination of the famous pilgrimage route, the Camino de Santiago, and a remarkable place of historic and religious importance.
San Vicente de la Barquera, in Cantabria, is a picturesque town on Cantabria's coast with wonderful beaches, a pretty Old Town and an astounding backdrop in the Picos de Europa mountains.
Segovia in Castilla y León is a beautiful city renowned for its remarkably well-preserved ancient Roman aqueduct that was built almost 2,000 years ago and features on the city's coat of arms.
Valladolid in Castilla y León is the region's would-be capital and is a thriving modern city with a strong cultural heritage, known as the 'capital of the tapa'.
Valencia in Pais Valencia is a Mediterranean seaport and the third largest city in Spain, and is filled with much beautiful art and a long and prosperous history, as well as having some wonderful beaches.
Zaragoza in Aragon is the regional capital and a city of much historical and artistic heritage, particularly from the eras of the Ancient Romans and the Moors.