Spain is considered one of the leaders in the world’s tourism industry. Hundreds of thousands of people flock to this country for holidays. Someone spends time in beach resorts, someone prefers sightseeing, and some successfully combine both.
Whatever region of the country you go to, everywhere you can find something unique, striking to the core. In La Mancha one can still see windmills similar to those with which Cervantes’ Don Quixote fought. Barcelona impresses with the unusual Sagrada Familia Cathedral. Aragon surprises with an abundance of knightly castles, the battlements and roofs of which loom majestically against the sky. There are also medieval fortresses, and severe monasteries, and magnificent palaces in the Baroque style. The plains of Andalusia attract some, the snow-covered peaks of the Sierra Nevada attract others. Lovers of entertainment and nightlife choose Ibiza, Barcelona, Madrid or the trendy resorts of the coast.
Also, it is worth saying that Spain is attractive in terms of the existence of cannabis clubs. They are also called coffee shops. But, as you already understood from the name, these are not quite the coffee houses that we are used to seeing. The fact is that in coffee shops, you can buy and even taste real marijuana or cannabis. This is not at all prohibited by the laws of Spain, and therefore, these clubs are completely legal. Therefore, most of the tourists who come to Spain are aimed specifically at visiting cannabis clubs. You can read the instructions on the site cannabisbcn.com about how to find and how to enter coffee shops that are located in Barcelona.
Leaving reviews for tours in Spain, travelers note the high level of service in hotels, the cleanliness of the beaches, delicious food and excellent service in cafes and restaurants. Fans of water sports willingly go to Costa Brava. This resort is the best for surfing, diving and other marine activities. Costa del Maresme is a paradise for fruit lovers, where all the surroundings are covered with gardens and plantations. There is also a zoo with marine animals. Costa Blanca, located in the Mediterranean province of Alicante, in addition to excellent beaches, offers a modern amusement park Terra Mitica.
All the charm of Andalusia can be appreciated by staying in one of the towns of the Costa del Sol resort. Travel companies offering trips to Spain, traveling around Spain, recommend staying in one of the hotels in Malaga, Marbella, Estepona or Fuengirola, which are part of the “jurisdiction” of the Costa del Sol, and from there go on excursions in this part of Spain. The fact is that here the largest number of sunny days, which increases the swimming season. Young people choose Spanish resorts for the abundance of entertainment. Local discos and nightclubs allow you to dance to incendiary rhythms at least until the morning.
Another huge plus is the Spanish festivals! In Barcelona in February, you can become guests of the grandiose carnival, and in May there is an annual poetry festival where you can hear the works of the great Spanish poets of the past and the creations of modern authors. In June, a grand celebration of brides is held in the capital. In a word, every month pleases with some bright and exciting spectacle.
Our TOP five most charming cities in Andalusia which attract tourists in 2023
Andalusia is one of the regions of Spain on the southern coast of the sea. These are well-preserved ancient monuments. It is also the most cheerful region of Spain . The region attracts tourists with its holidays and traditions, incendiary extravaganzas all year round and an open, welcoming population.
Here is the warmest sea, the hottest and longest summer. And Feeria invites you to get to know Spain better through its main cities.
Seville is the capital of Andalusia. According to legend, this city was founded by Hercules, and the locals still believe this story. Therefore, the image of the legendary hero serves as an adornment of the Ayuntamento arcade and the Alameda de Hercules street, which was built in his honor.
The old town is made up of a labyrinth of narrow streets, one of the most popular being the winding Caye Sierpes (Snake Street). Among the houses there are real palaces with courtyards laid out in marble.
The hallmark of the city is the huge Cathedral of Maria de la Sadie, which is considered the third largest Christian cathedral in the world after the churches of St. Peter in Rome and St. Paul in London , as well as the largest Gothic temple in Spain .
Granada is the dream of poets and musicians, as well as the birthplace of the Alhambra fortress. Granada is famous for many historical architectural monuments of the Moorish era, as well as the Gothic period and the Renaissance.
In addition to the Alhambra, the monuments of Granada include the medieval walls and gardens of the Generalife, the summer residence of the caliphs who ruled Granada in the 13th-14th centuries. The ancient Moorish quarter of Albaicín, the Generalife Gardens and the Alhambra are on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Malaga is a port city, an important cultural and financial center of Andalusia. A special atmosphere reigns here, and the Malagaians are famous for their extravagance. Once the local port was visited by the Phoenicians, Romans and Moors, and today cargo ships and ferries moor here. The greatest charm of the city lies in the possibility of easy pleasant walks through the pedestrian zones – from the Paseo Maritimo in the coastal area to the luxurious parks in Paseo del Parque, with benches and ponds filled with waterfowl, on the way to the shady Alameda.
Malaga is the birthplace of Picasso, so it’s no surprise that two excellent museums are dedicated to him – the new Picasso Museum (opened in 2002) and the old Casa Natal de Picasso complex.
Shabby, but still majestic, Cadiz holds the proud title of the oldest city in Europe (it was founded by the Phoenicians in 1100 BC). Its historic quarters nestle comfortably on a narrow peninsula, like in the language of a chameleon. And he “stretches” into the sea in an attempt to catch the massive Fort San Sebastian . You can walk around the old city of Cadiz in half a day, but you will definitely want to return to it – for the sake of the amazing atmosphere of the ancient walls, in which the Carthaginians, the Romans, and later the Byzantines and Arabs managed to live.
Cordoba is the capital of Muslim Spain . The Historical Ensemble of Córdoba , which has preserved its original planning, is on the UNESCO list. The influence of the Phoenician and ancient Roman, Berber and Moorish, Christian and Jewish cultures can be traced here. The Mosque of Cordoba is known all over the world. Mesquita is the symbol of the city. It was founded in 785 and became the largest religious building in the Muslim world.