Unveiling the Top Destinations in Spain: A Traveller’s Guide


Let’s be honest. When summer arrives, we just can think about spending a holiday in a place with nice weather. Unfortunately, the hotter days do arrive in the UK frequently.

The fact is that many Britons spend their summer holidays abroad. A recent survey revealed that Spain is at the top of their list of favourite destinations in Europe, with an estimated 16.5 million visitors from the UK in 2022.

From the iconic architecture of Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona to the historic Alhambra in Granada, Spain is a treasure trove of cultural wonders.

Why Choose Spain for Your Next Holiday Destination?

The truth is that Spain, with its rich history, diverse culture, and captivating landscapes, offers an array of compelling reasons to make it your next holiday destination. From stunning beaches to historic cities and from mouthwatering cuisine to vibrant festivals, here are some compelling reasons why spending your holidays in Spain is a fantastic choice.

The 24/07 (Ish) pleasant weather also helps, of course. If you are looking for iconic landmarks to hidden gems, this guide takes you on a virtual tour of some of the most famous destinations in Spain that should be on every traveller’s bucket list.

Not to mention, Spanish people are known for their warmth and hospitality, making visitors feel welcome and at home. Embrace the local way of life, engage in conversations with friendly locals, and immerse yourself in Spain’s vibrant culture.


From iconic architecture to amazing cuisine, Barcelona, the cosmopolitan capital of Catalonia, is a city that seamlessly blends modernist architecture with a vibrant cultural scene.

So, if you like culture and history, this is your place in Spain. Immerse yourself in the rich history and heritage by exploring ancient cathedrals, Moorish palaces, and charming old towns that showcase the country’s vibrant past.

Barcelona is packed most of the seasons, but still worth it to visit at least one time in life.

Be amused by the architectural masterpiece, Sagrada Familia, designed by Antoni Gaudí, and stroll down the bustling Las Ramblas. Immerse yourself in the works of Picasso at the Picasso Museum and enjoy the city’s beaches, tapas bars, and lively nightlife.

By the way, Spanish cuisine is a feast for the senses. Indulge in tapas, paella, churros, and a wide variety of fresh seafood dishes. Every region in Spain has its own culinary specialities, and exploring the local food markets and restaurants is an adventure.

Costa Del sol

As you can imagine, Spain boasts some of the most breathtaking beaches in Europe, stretching along both the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.

Costa del Sol is known for being one of the most famous beach tourist destinations in Europe.

Whether you’re a sunbather, a water sports enthusiast, or a beachcomber, Spain’s coastal destinations like Costa del Sol, Costa Brava, and the Balearic Islands offer an array of pristine beaches with crystal-clear waters.

Also known as the sunshine paradise, Costa del Sol is the destination for many British families annually, due to the fact it has the best holiday resorts in Spain.

Costa del Sol is a perfect match for those looking for a sun-soaked adventure filled with relaxation, culture, and a variety of activities to suit every traveller’s preference.

Whether you’re seeking a leisurely beach holiday, a cultural exploration, or an active escape, the Costa del Sol offers a perfect blend of experiences against a stunning Mediterranean backdrop.

Nestled along the southern coast of Spain, the Costa del Sol has earned its reputation as a premier holiday destination for travellers seeking sun, sea, and an enchanting Mediterranean experience.

It boasts a coastline adorned with pristine beaches, each offering its unique charm. Whether you’re looking for bustling urban beaches with a vibrant atmosphere or secluded coves surrounded by nature, you’ll find a variety of options to satisfy your beach cravings.

Besides it, Malaga is the birthplace of the famous painter Pablo Picasso. It is in the historic centre that you will find the most traditional side of the city and one of the most important cathedrals in Spain, the Cathedral Basilica of the Incarnation.

Malaga is also known for the bustling nightlife it provides to its visitors and the excellent seafood restaurants scattered throughout the city. Must visit even!


Madrid is one of the most visited destinations in the world and lives up to this placement: the city offers a lot to do and see, sights, amazing museums, great restaurants and so on.

Spain’s bustling capital, Madrid combines a mix of grandeur and modernity. Walking along the streets of Madrid is an invitation to Explore the historic heart of the city, Puerta del Sol, and visit the renowned Prado Museum, home to a remarkable collection of European art.

Madrid, the heart, and soul of Spain is a city that effortlessly combines rich history, artistic treasures, and modern energy. You cannot visit Madrid without thinking about the arts.

From world-class museums and grand palaces to bustling markets and vibrant neighbourhoods, here are some of the best things to do in Madrid that will make your visit truly unforgettable.

Discover the regal splendour of the Royal Palace and indulge in shopping and dining at the lively Mercado de San Miguel.

If you are a foodie, there is always time to stop and enjoy eating something typical at the San Miguel Market, another tourist spot that enters the list of what to do in Madrid.


Whether you’re captivated by the historic charm of Seville’s streets, the cosmopolitan buzz of Madrid, or the creative energy of Barcelona, Spain’s cities offer a diverse range of experiences for every type of traveller.

That is when cities like Seville can be a good match for those who are on a short stay in Spain. You won’t need more than a weekend to explore this amazing city.

Seville is a city steeped in history and charm and is known for its Moorish architecture, including the awe-inspiring Alcazar and the towering Giralda bell tower.

The best way to explore this gorgeous city is by walking around it. Wander through the enchanting streets of the Santa Cruz neighbourhood and witness the passion of flamenco performances. Don’t miss the vibrant Feria de Abril and the breathtaking Semana Santa processions.


Spain is famous for its lively festivals and celebrations that showcase its passion for life. Whether you’re participating in the La Tomatina tomato fight, experiencing the Semana Santa processions, or dancing at the Fallas festival in Valencia, a fiery celebration of art and culture, Spain’s festive spirit is infectious and unforgettable.

It’s a city of innovation and tradition and offers a captivating blend of futuristic architecture and historic sites.

I would recommend you explore the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences complex, visit the Central Market for a sensory feast, and enjoy the stunning Turia Gardens.

Valencia mixes the future and past in a beautiful way! So, you can’t miss visiting the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences, the delicious beach, the Serrano Gates, and the Beautiful Public Market.

Santiago de Compostela

Here is one of my favourite spots in Spain. Santiago is a very famous city, one of the most visited cities in Spain, precisely because of the fame of the Apostle Santiago and the various paths to the city, either by devotion or personal conquest.

Pilgrims and history enthusiasts will be drawn to Santiago de Compostela, the final destination of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route.

Who never heard about the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage?

The cathedral is the ultimate goal of hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from the four corners of the world who, every year, walk the Camino de Santiago that stretches throughout Europe over thousands of kilometres.

This impressive cathedral, with its ornate façade and crypt, is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Wander the cobbled streets of the Old Town and soak in the spiritual atmosphere.

The truth is that Santiago de Compostela is a “city museum” with dozens of churches, monasteries and palaces of relief, whose interiors are authentic patrimonial treasures.


Whether you’re seeking relaxation on beautiful beaches, cultural exploration, or exciting festivities, Spain has something for everyone, ensuring that your holiday will be filled with unforgettable moments and cherished memories.

Spain’s diverse and enchanting destinations offer an incredible tapestry of experiences that cater to every traveller’s desires.

Whether you’re seeking artistic inspiration, historic marvels, culinary delights, or simply the pleasure of lounging on stunning beaches, Spain’s top destinations have it all. So, pack your bags and embark on a journey that promises unforgettable memories and a deeper appreciation for the beauty and diversity of Spain.

Simone Ribeiro
Hi! I'm Simone, a citizen of Britain, where I live for over a decade, and of Brazil, where I was born. Midlands Traveller is where I combine my passion for travelling, business and an Eco-friendly lifestyle.

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