Top Places to Visit in Spain for First-Time Travelers

Top Places to Visit in Spain for First-Time Travelers

While the most popular tourist destinations in Spain are well-known for good reason, the country also has several less commonly recognized yet equally impressive sights. Culture Trip has collected the very best of the two worlds, featuring exciting major cities and peaceful mountain towns.

Those who have never been to Spain previously may feel overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of the challenge of putting together a trip there as well. But fear not, for we have put together a list of the top places to visit in Spain to make the journey easier.

·      Tenerife, for its magnificent and diverse island beauty

Tenerife, the largest of the seven Spanish Canary Islands away from the west coast of Africa, may be popular for tourism packages and sandy beaches, however, there is more than that to see here. Mount Teide, the highest peak in Spain, is surrounded by unfamiliar volcanic peaks where tourists are able to explore craters and historical eruptions of lava.

·      Extremely breathtaking coastline in Alicante

 Alicante is a beautiful beach town because of its unique combination of sun, sea, and a gigantic rocky peak. Many foreign tourists land in Alicante but swiftly head for one of the coast's many vacation towns without providing the city a second thought.

The city's busy beach is set against the mountainous backdrop of Mount Benacantil, and on its highest point is the 9th-century Santa Bárbara Castle. In the evening, take a stroll around the harbor before discovering the tapas bars of the historic neighborhood.

·      Gaud's architecture may be seen in Barcelona:

 The stunning Mediterranean environment, internationally recognized architecture, and cosmopolitan vibe of the country's second-largest city make it an ongoing hit among travelers. Visit Mount Tibidabo for outstanding views of the surrounding city and sea. Tibidabo Amusement Park opened its doors in 1905 and is a great place for experiencing rides like roller coasters. You can ride your bike or go on a trek up the side of the mountain.


Spain's culture is so vibrant due to the fact it draws from so many different traditions. Flamenco along with other features of Spain's rich culture, such as its many lively festivals, attracts visitors from every corner of the world. Spain is home to some of the world's most impressive architectural creations, from Gothic cathedrals to modern masterpieces like Gaudi.

The Sagrada Familia, a Roman Catholic church under construction in Barcelona, is one such stunning masterpiece. Thanks to its delicious and internationally acclaimed cuisine, Spain is an ideal destination for foodies. From paella to tapas, Spanish food has something for everyone. This country produces some of the world's finest wines, making it a fantastic travel destination for wine connoisseurs.