Hola, adventurous travelers, are you planning the escapade of a lifetime to the breathtaking Mediterranean country of Spain? The mix of cultures that permeates every region, the rich history and the enthralling architectural wonders dotting the landscape and the honey-hued coastline overlooking the Mediterranean, it all seems too much to be experienced in a single lifetime, let alone in a single trip.
But let’s try, shall we? While you’re destined to return to this fairytale kingdom more than once, led by the desire to explore and discover all the splendors kept within, there are a few key things to do on your first voyage to make it as memorable as possible. Here are the five experiences that will make you remember your travel to Spain forever.
The fire and passion of Flamenco
Flamenco is the life, blood, and history that runs through the veins of the country. The traditional song, dance, and music of the Iberian Peninsula that has preserved its roots to this very day is one of the reasons Spain is such a popular tourist attraction. If you’ve never seen a traditional flamenco performance, you’re in for a wild night.
The best part is that no matter where you go, whether you’re touring the cities along the southern coast, or if you’re visiting the capital Madrid to the north, you’re bound to hear flamenco and its numerous iterations chiming from the bars, impromptu stages in the squares, and little alleyways leading to traditional restaurants. Spain is a country of song and dance, so be sure to experience your life-changing night of music and passion while there.
Fall in love with the Mediterranean coastline
It should go without saying that there can be no trip to Spain without an all-encompassing tour of the Mediterranean coastline, spanning from Lloret de Mar, the party capital of Europe in the east, all the way to the southern shore of Gibraltar overlooking the North-African coastline and Morocco.
There is so much to see and do here, and each city and historic town along the way will take through different time periods defined by numerous cultures that once reigned in the region. Revel in the architectural wonders of the Moor civilization in Alhambra, Cordoba, and Seville, and then take an extended trip…