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Recognized for its Film Festival, San Sebastián is one of the cultural, gastronomic and natural destinations par excellence in Spain. Photo: San Sebastian Tourism Office - Facebook.
Recognized for its Film Festival, San Sebastián is one of the cultural, gastronomic and natural destinations par excellence in Spain. Photo: San Sebastian Tourism Office - Facebook.

Four cities to fall in love with Spain

There are 30 days left until Easter and it is likely that you have not chosen a destination to rest. We recommend Spain for multiple reasons.

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It is never too late when it comes to preparing a trip to a land as rich as Spain is. Every month of the year is a good option to visit the Iberian Peninsula, but Easter is even more attractive. 

This is not only because this period involves vacations in almost every country in the world, so people have more days and the possibility of planning any trip in advance; but particularly because in Spain lives Holy Week in a peculiar and intense way due to the manifestations of the Catholic religion still very present in its society.

It is, in fact, the second country in the world with the highest number of foreign tourists, only surpassed in this ranking by its neighbor France. The figure is just a reflection of all the innumerable natural and historical attractions that Spain hides throughout its territory.

In this article, we will review the most visited cities,  their charms, and their monuments.

Madrid: the capital city

It does not have coastlines on the sea, but it is possible to affirm that it is one of the most beautiful capitals cities in Europe. Its varied cultural offer thanks to its museums is one of its main attractions. When we talk about Madrid, we mean Prado Museum, one of the most visited in the city and which has recently been included in the UNESCO World Heritage list along with the Buen Retiro. 

Besides them, there are the Reina Sofía Museum (of contemporary art) and the Royal Palace, two of the places most appreciated by foreigners in Madrid.

Barcelona: the charm of Gaudí

If Madrid is history, Barcelona is architecture, Gaudí and his masterpiece: La Sagrada Familia. There is no tourist, from the most avid to the most novice, who can avoid falling in love with such majesty.

This temple is one of the most visited by foreigners, followed by Casa Milá, also known as “La Pedrera”, and which was designed by Gaudí: considered the representative of Catalan modernism.

Seville “has a special color"

Not only the two most important cities of the Peninsula keep historical monuments worth knowing in their streets. The south, specifically in the Autonomous Community of Andalusia, has much to offer and especially during Holy Week, with processions, devotion and faith.

One of the cities located in this territory is Seville. Here the visit to the Giralda is an obligation. It is also important to take pictures of the Real Alcázar, which has gained worldwide notoriety after becoming one of Game of Thrones shooting locations.

San Sebastián: the most beautiful city in Spain?

Whoever arrives in Donostia (which in the Basque language means San Sebastián) falls in love. And if it sounds unbelievable… let Woody Allen say so!

San Sebastián has one of the most beautiful urban beaches in the world: Playa de la Concha, where you can not only play sports, but also walk and enjoy the gastronomic venues that are around.

World famous for its film festival, Donostia is also one of best-known Spanish gastronomic destinations.

While we think about our next piece for Destinations, and you look for airline tickets to Spain, we recommend you visit the country's official tourism website to find more suggestions and information.
 

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