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How To Plan A Trip To Spain

How To Plan A Trip To Spain
How To Plan A Trip To Spain

Are you dreaming of the ultimate European holiday? A must-visit location to travel to is Spain. Don’t pin down what you should expect on a Spain itinerary in a small number of words. Few visitors understand Spain’s diverse landscape until they are actually in Spain. Here’s a guide on who and how to visit Spain.

Spend the entire day soaking up the sun along the Andalusian coast. You could also pad your knowledge of classic & modern European architecture in Barcelona or Madrid. Whatever you pick, your Spanish holiday is bound to change your perspective on travel and life itself. It will take a short time for Spain’s fun-loving lifestyle to impress upon you.

When should I travel to Spain?

Spain has a great reputation for great sunny skies. The best time to travel to Spain is in the fall or in spring. In May and October, Spain’s weather is impeccable. Traveling outside the high tourist season, you will avoid the larger crowds. You also end up dodging the hot temperatures.

Will I need travel insurance?

It is advised to purchase travel insurance ahead of your Spain holiday. There is not much to worry about with regard to your safety in Spain. Travel insurance helps take care of stolen baggage or lost luggage. This insurance comes at quite a low cost.

Going online in Spain

Going online isn’t a problem in Spain. Public wifi is found in most tourist locations. Do keep in mind that public Wifi can be both inconvenient as well as unreliable. Data connectivity takes a hit the minute multiple customers log in at a singular connection. The best solution for internet connectivity in Spain is to hire a 4G Hotspot allowing you to gain access to up to 1GB at 4G speeds daily.

The right locations to travel to

The hard part of planning a 10-day trip to Spain is knowing what to exclude. Here’s what you can do to have a great Spanish holiday.

3 days in Madrid helps you appreciate the diverse architecture that is basically the lifeblood of Spanish culture. Visit galleries and museums of artists like Dali, Picasso, and Goya. Architecture movements take center stage on Spanish streets.

Visit the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía to understand more about 20th-century art. You will find over 20,000 pieces from multiple artists, including Salvador Dalí and Joan Miró.

Museo Del Prado or The Prado is Madrid’s most famous attraction. Art found here dates back to the 12th and 20th centuries. Masters such as Goya, El Greco, and Velázquez are well represented.

Palacio Real or the Royal Palace of Spain is the country’s 135,000 square-meter palace built by Felipe V in the 19th Century. Take in all of Spanish royalty’s wealth and power through immaculate art collections and incredible furnishings.

Next, you could visit Toledo. Here you find:

  • The Sephardic Museum is set in the Sinagoga del Tránsito, home to Spain’s Jewish community.
  • The Toledo Cathedral is an eccentric Gothic cathedral with roots going as far back as the 13th century. Ensure you check out its main chapels— Capilla de Reyes Nuevo Capilla Mayor, and Capilla de San Blas. The cathedral’s sacristy needs to be viewed. This is where priceless artwork by artists like El Greco and Raphael, is found.
  • Alcazar is a grandiose fortress overlooking the city from the highest point. Here’s where you can find the most stunning views. Once a cornerstone of Spanish defense, the Alcazar fortress is now home to a museum with multiple military exhibitions.

Why not spend 2 days in Seville? You can take in the city’s stunning good looks as well as the merry and drinking lifestyle. Seville is easily Europe’s most satisfying place to visit. Take in the Plaza de España which is found in Maria Luisa Park. The striking Plaza de España could be Europe’s grandest site. Despite its Renaissance architectural influences, the plaza only dates back to 1929. It was built for the Exposición Iberoamericana.

You could also view Catedral de Sevilla or the Catedral Santa de la Sede. This 15th-century cathedral is created over a 12th-century mosque. To fully embrace the culture. visit all the sacristies & chapels strewn around the massive complex.

Travel up the 104-meter high Giralda tower – this used to once be a minaret from the original mosque. From the top, you can take in amazing views of central Seville and more.

In Conclusion

Spain is a beautiful country full of rich culture and amazing tourist attractions. Use the tips provided in this guide to plan the perfect trip to Spain.

Thanks to Dreamstime for the stock photos of Spain!