Things to Do in Spain

From imposing mountains to charming beaches. Spain has forever been one of the best European countries to visit. Be it intriguing museums, age-old architecture or some of the best culinary delights of the world, there are many things to do in Spain that promise incredible experiences.

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Spain: The Land of Flamenco & Siestas!

Sunny weather, relaxed people, enchanting seaside, and vibrant ambience of Spain brings thousands of travellers every month to its soil. With over 5,000 miles of coastline, amazing seafood, lazy siestas and spectacular scenery, the list of things to do in Spain is never-ending.

When planning your trip to Spain, you must also not forget to invest in a good international travel insurance plan. Such policies may provide coverage for several elements, ranging from medical risks to flight disruptions.

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Spain Travel Facts

Category Specification
Visa Required for Indians Yes
How to Reach Spain Via Flight
Best Time to Visit Spain March-May, September - November
International Airport Barcelona International Airport
Málaga Airport
Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport
Spain Currency Conversion 1 Euro = 79.74 INR*

*The conversion rate can change due to fluctuations, make sure to confirm the latest exchange rate before converting cash

Most Popular Things to Do in Spain

There are many exciting things to do in Spain, and it can help travellers enjoy the most incredible experiences of their lives.

  • Check Out the Artwork of Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona

    Casa Batllo, La Sagrada Familia, and Park Guell are some of the most beautiful artworks of the greatest exponent of Catalan Modernism Antoni Gaudi. The splendour of these artworks makes it difficult to take your eyes off them. In fact, La Sagrada Familia has earned a UNESCO World Heritage status. The architecture of this church is absolutely spellbinding.

  • Visit the Villages in Pueblos Blancos

    Dotting the rugged hillsides of central Andalucia, these charming white-washed villages are truly a memorable sight. The charming churches in the neighbourhood add to the attraction.

  • Experience the Guggenheim Museum

    This museum in Bilbao is popular for its unique design. The exterior of this establishment is covered with giant sheets of titanium and glass, which essentially are beautifully curved to catch the sunlight. The Guggenheim Museum exhibits works of Jeff Koons, Anselm Kiefer, Richard Serra and Louise Bourgeois.

  • Travel Back in Time Through the Aqueduct

    Located in Segovia, this is an expansive Roman aqueduct that dates back to the 1st century. It is among the most well-preserved ancient sites in the world and maintains an extremely ethereal, fairy tale-like appearance.

  • Explore the Majestic Alhambra Palace

    This destination features an interesting amalgamation of a variety of art and architecture. Alhambra is perched upon a hill and can provide awe-inspiring views of the city, countryside, and the mountains looming.

  • Trek to the Basílica de Santa María la Real de Covadonga

    This Neo-Romanesque church towers above the mountain range of Picos de Europa, and is constructed entirely from pink limestone. There is a gorgeous sanctuary present at the side of a cave here, just beside a waterfall. You can also find two glacial lakes near this place.

  • Watch a Flamenco Show in Madrid

    Accompanied by incredible vocals, guitar, claps, and flawless dance, this show can be extremely pleasing to the eyes and ears.

  • Go Skydiving at Empuriabrava

    Spain is considered to be among the best diving hubs in the world. Empuriabrava especially has the perfect climate to experience the thrill of skydiving.

  • Party at Ibiza

    People who can’t get enough of partying should definitely visit Ibiza to let their hair down and shake a leg. The happening parties here are especially popular among college students.

  • Attend the La Tomatina at Buno

    La Tomatina is an extremely full-filled event that starts with a Paella feast, followed by thousands of people on the streets ready and excited to play with squashed tomatoes. The festival is held for one day on the last Wednesday of August every year.

  • Groove at the Benicassim Festival

    This is the biggest music festival of Spain held every year on Benicassim beach and has a line-up of many talented artists from all over the world.

Things to Do in Spain for Foodies

Assortment Spanish Tapas

Spaniards are well known for their great love for food. You can find many places that allow you to soak in the country's culinary traditions.

  • Wine tasting in La Rioja Alavesa and La Rioja

    Located in Northern Spain, the wines from these regions are widely appreciated across the globe. Both established and quaint family wineries can be found here.

  • Pintxos in Donostia-San Sebastián

    Pintxos are similar to the famous tapas of Spain and are considered to be miniature haute cuisine. They taste the best when enjoyed alongside txakoli wine, cider, or beer.

  • Suckling lamb in Aranda de Duero

    The Roast Suckling Lamb Fair is held here every June, where you can enjoy a great menu based on local products while also exploring interesting underground wine cellars.

  • Cider at Asturias

    Cider bottles are held high in one hand and subsequently poured into a glass held as low as possible. The perfect way to enjoy this ritual would be alongside a traditional Spanish dinner of cachopo and fabada.

  • Skewered Sardines on the Costa del Sol

    Here, sardines are threaded onto bamboo and subsequently cooked over a charcoal grill. Eating fish in this manner has been popular since the 19th century.

  • Queso Manchego at Castilla-La Mancha

    Queso Manchego is a unique type of cheese made with sheep's milk and is available in three variants. There are several local cheese makers at Castilla-La Mancha who sell this delicious item.

Planning Your Spain Itinerary

Undoubtedly, a visit to the marvellous country of Spain will provide you with an unparalleled vacationing experience. However, to enjoy the best possible holiday experience, proper Itinerary planning is extremely important.

  • Step 1: Plan Your Spain Journey: How to Reach Spain?

    The best and most direct way to reach Spain is via flight. You can get a flight to various Spanish cities from New Delhi, Mumbai, and Hyderabad. However, as of now, there are no direct flights to Spain from India, you will find at least one layover on these flights.

  • Step 2: Buy Spain Travel Insurance

    Being a part of the Schengen territory, Spain requires all travellers from India to have valid Schengen travel insurance before they can process your visa. Other than the mandatory requirement, you’ll be safe from any extra costs due to emergencies like hospitalisation, passport loss, cancelled flight, legal liability, personal accident, trip interruption, and more.

  • Step 3: Pack for Spain: Travel Trips

    • Choose the Perfect City to Visit: Spain has a number of beautiful, culturally rich cities. The ones located in its Southern part especially attract a large number of tourists with their charming sights. These cities include Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, Granada, Cordoba, Valencia, Malaga, Toledo, Bilbao, and San Sebastian.
    • Adapt to the Spanish Time: The schedule followed by Spaniards is a bit different from most people. Their ‘afternoon’ may last till 8 pm, and restaurants stay open till late at night. People around Madrid especially follow a notoriously late schedule, and it is common to spot people coming out to dine after 10 pm. Getting in sync with this schedule is important to make the most out of the travel experience, especially for people who desire to explore its nightlife.
    • Get a Schengen Visa for Spain: You must timely apply for a Schengen visa when planning to visit Spain. To reduce the risk of not getting a visa on time, you must apply for a Spain visa around four to six months before your trip.
    • Get Travel Insurance for Spain: Investing in travel insurance is a safety net against many risks that come with travelling. What’s more, Schengen travel insurance is mandatory to get a visa for Spain. It should meet all the requirements to get your visa application through. You will be covered for many inconveniences like loss of passport, flight delays, loss of baggage, emergency hospitalisation, evacuation & repatriation and more.
    • Travel by Bus to Save Money: While Spain does have a great high-speed rail network, using it can be quite expensive. For people to travel long distances through it, making bookings is extremely important to get the best prices.
    • Try to Attend a Fest: There is no shortage of fests and events in Spain. Some of the most famous celebrations on the planet are held here. People must visit at least one of these popular fests to make their trip even more memorable.
    • Book Visits Online: One of the important factors that travellers need to note is that many of Spain's major attractions and tourist sites require advance bookings.

FAQs

  • Q: What kind of things can you do in Spain?

    Ans: Spain offers all kinds of activities from fun adventures to classic sightseeing. There's no shortage of open-air cafes or fine-dine restaurants if you want. You can enjoy its glimmering nightlife in Ibiza or if you time it right, you can attend the famous Tomato festival in Bunol. Adventure lovers can go skydiving in Empuriabrava, walk on the King's Little Pathway and more.
  • Q: What are the best tourist attractions in Spain?

    Ans: Some of the best tourist attractions in Spain include the La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, Palacio Real in Madrid, Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències in Valencia, Alhambra Palace in Granada and many more.
  • Q: What can you do in Spain for 5 days?

    Ans: You can explore 2-3 cities if you have only 5 days to explore Spain. If you arrive in Madrid, you can easily visit famous places in 3 days like Puerta del Sol, El Prado Museum, Barrio Las Letra and Fountain of Cibeles.

    You can spend the last 2-2.5 days leaving for Barcelona via train. This will give you enough time to take in Barcelona's key highlights like La Sagrada Familia, Costa Brava tour, Barceloneta Beach, La Boqueria Market, Gothic Quarter etc.

  • Q: Is Spain expensive to visit?

    Ans: Spain is among the most expensive European cities to visit. You can try visiting Spain from December to March which is considered a budget-friendly time for backpackers and those on a shoestring budget. Don't forget to buy a good Schengen travel insurance policy. It'll keep you safe from many financial emergencies that any traveller may face there.
 
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