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Travelling In Spain

Walking The Camino AND Eating Tapas!

While I always wanted to see Spain, I had no idea how much there was to see in Spain. The regions of Spain change not just in landscape, but people, food and even pronunciation so it is worth committing to an extended time frame for your Spanish adventures. I spent 3 months in Spain and really feel like I could spend that again and not touch on the same places. Spain to this day is one of my favourite countries and while my Spanish is terrible, I'm working on getting it to a point where it is decent and I can spend some time there perfecting it.ll About Spain

3 Must Do's For Spain

The Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

The Sagrada Familia

I had wanted to see the Sagrada Familia for years before I actually got there, but I was absolutely stunned at how incredible it really was. You cannot miss this in Barcelona BUT BOOK EARLY!

Roman aqueduct at Segovia

The Roman Aqueduct in Segovia

The Roman Aqueduct in Segovia is only an hours drive from Madrid. The close by town of Avila is a medieval city with fully intact walls and also incredible to see. I was stunned with both and don't think you should miss either.

The lions in the Alhambra central court

The Alhambra

The Alhambra is another attraction that sells out early so please make sure you book. Don't try and do it on your own. The history and stories are really worth hearing as you head around the complex. We spent almost 6 hours inside and I can't imagine you can see everything in less time.

More Things To Do In Spain

While Spain is very popular with the Europeans as a beach destination, that's not how I think of Spain at all. It is small village, beautiful architecture, stunning mountain ranges & incredible food!

  • See the glass house in Retiro Park Madrid
  • Spend a few days in Burgos – its a surprising city in the central west of Spain

  • Peratallada is a small medieval town about 22km from Girona and is just beautiful

  • The beaches of the Costa Brava.

  • Spend a day in Gibraltar

  • Toledo's Jewish Quarter

  • See Ronda

  • Las Medulas roman mines

  • Barcelona

    • Take a Gaudi tour

    • Go to a Barca football game

    • Montserrat Day trip

  • Spend 2 days in Seville

  • Basilica of San Isidoro Leon – a real surprise

  • The Balearic Islands

  • Hike the Camino Frances to Santiago de Compostela

My Fave Photo From Spain

Me, Sue, Anvi, Amul and Parul outside the Santiago Cathedral at the end of our Camino

We met some amazing people hiking the Camino De Santiago, but Parul, Amul and Anvi (A family from California) were so great. We hiked with them a few times and made sure that we all walked into Santiago together. From all the incredible images I have from Spain, this IS Spain to me. The experiences we had while hiking the Camino can never be replaced and that is always what makes a photo great to me.

Tip for Spain

Parking in the cities is difficult to get and only for very small cars. If you get a hire car they will provide you with what would be a tiny car here in Australia, however don't be tempted to upgrade. Stick with the tiny car or you will never be able to park anywhere.

Spain does have a fantastic transport system to and from almost all the major towns so if you can get the bus or train, do it that way. The only exception to this is the north east near the costa Brava and the more remote areas.