Spain is a country that deserves every bit of attention. Here, you will meet diversity every step of the way — starting with the big cities in the South, the sunny islands, even the sky-high mountain regions. In Spain, you will find beautiful sceneries, but also extreme climate changes. Every city is very different: It has unique colours and you can feel the cultural differences; some are urbaner, others a bit more practical.
The fiesta in a city or town is something common and appreciated by all locals. You’ll have the opportunity to take part in different festivals, religious or not, that will make you feel like you’re part of the community; drink with the locals, eat with them and dance — simply put, feel good.
The first visit in Spain
Another recommendation is to choose the small wild beaches, especially in towns like Valencia, Alicante, Girona, Santander, San Sebastian or the other ones in the South.
Do you travel light? If not, you should consider it. Choose a few clothes and comfortable shoes — you will thank us later! Eating in Spain is a bit unusual for people from the North. Spanish like to eat pretty late. Make an exception from time to time and eat, like them, after eight o’clock in the evening. Visit a local restaurant and enjoy the atmosphere.
Food, drinks and people in Spain
The City of Arts and Sciences is a well-known landmark in Valencia and also one of the best examples of modern European architecture.
A bold mixture of modern architecture, a booming cultural scene and the charming city centre make Valencia a city with potential. In one week, we tried to get a taste of this city as much as possible.
Important squares enriched with history, buildings, people, life, the authentic lifestyle of the locals; squares, in which we sat on a bench, savoured churros and smiled to unknown people passing by in Valencia.
Questions and answers about Spain
What is the best time to travel to Spain?
Thanks to its climate, Spain is a joy to travel to all year round. The summers can be very hot, so if you don’t like temperatures north of 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit), we’d recommend visiting Spain around May or from September to October. We went to Valencia in February and enjoyed our stay a lot. Temperatures even reached 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees Fahrenheit).
What are the best places to travel to in Spain?
Spain is an incredible diverse country, that has something to offer for every traveller. Barcelona, for example, is a great city for people who want to experience a very diverse culture; if you like to mingle with the locals, we recommend Valencia, because it’s not as crowded with tourists; if you love great food, go south to Málaga or Sevilla.
Can I travel to Spain without a passport?
If you’re a member of the European Union, you can travel with your national ID card only.
Is Spain safe to travel to?
Spain has been a very safe country to travel to for years. The only exception was the 2017 terrorist attacks in Barcelona. Otherwise, you might watch out for wildfires, which are quite common in summer.
Can I travel on a budget in Spain?
Of course! Spain is a great destination for budget travellers. Start by booking your flight early and fly in with budget airlines, which operate from all over Europe. Accommodation is cheap, if you use Airbnb, Hostels or find a nice flat that isn’t very close to the city centre.
What is the best way to travel around Spain?
If you need to travel big distances, choose the bus instead of the train — it’s much cheaper. Within cities, we recommend the metro.