Spain is loaded with great tourist attractions amidst its rich culture and enchanting natural beauty. It is the second most visited country across the planet, and more than eighty million tourists arrive here each year. The tourism sector in Spain generates maximum income for the Spanish economy. Those extensive sandy beaches of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean plus the mild climate the whole year have been attracting tourists for decades. Make your bookings and look for Spanish villas for rent for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. This wonderful collection of Spanish villas offer complete recreation or relaxation, and one is never far from world-class attractions and leisure activities. Scroll down the page to learn about the popular new attractions in Spain. There is so much to see and explore here.
There are still many overlooked and less touristic corners and cities in Spain that are certainly more inviting for visitors.
Explore Sevilla’s Triana neighborhood
Enjoy the city center just across the Guadalquivir River which is a bustling fruit and vegetable market. You will love the numerous tapas bars as well as the Museo de la Cerámica de Tirana, boasting of the tile-producing history of the district. Browse the lavishly decorated fronts of the ceramics workshops.
Trendy and appealing Chueca district
In Madrid, you will come across Gran Vía, just north of the busy shopping street in Chueca district. You will love eating here or can book a table on the central Plaza de Chueca.. Watch the local and the tourists enjoying meals on the cobbled streets or people heading for an after-work drink. Chueca neighborhood is full of fashionable restaurants and is now a playground for all.
Gaudí Exhibition Center
Gaudí Exhibition Center is just the right place to learn about the contributions of the famous Modernista architect, Antoni Gaudí to the city. Barcelona is home to many significant buildings that have been designed by Antoni Gaudí. There are plenty of medieval and ancient buildings alongside Barcelona’s cathedral. Gaudí Exhibition Center is beautifully lit and exhibits plenty of historical artifacts and accomplishments of the architect.
Lisbon’s Museum of Ancient Art has been renovated and looks even more exciting. You can learn about the history covering the 15th and 16th centuries when the Portuguese ruled the seas. The chapel showcases an excellent example of 18th-century art and architecture. The museum boasts of a beautiful collection of sculpture, metalwork, textiles, paintings, furniture, drawings from the Middle Ages.
Catholic pilgrimage site of Fátima
Catholic pilgrimage site of Fátima celebrated the centennial of the Virgin Mary’ in 1917, and there were extra crowds here lasts year. The miracle of Fatima Interactive Museum features multisensory re-creation that lasts from about forty minutes.
Labyrinth Park of Horta
The maze and the terraces of Labyrinth Park of Horta are Italian-inspired and a part of a wealthy estate owned by the Desvalls family. There are more than two thousand twists and turns for visitors and who makes it to the center finds the Greek God of Love as a statue of Eros. The gardens, now a public park remain like a magical little secret.
Slave Market Museum
Visit Slave Market Museum in Lagos that lies on southern Algarve coast of Portugal. Explore the new exhibits that tell the history of Europe’s first modern-era slave market. It was Europe’s first slave market and was built in 1444. The first slaves were captured from Africa and dispersed throughout Europe. Different panels in the museum display the lives of the slaves.
Bunkers of Carmel
The Bunkers of Carmel were built during the Spanish Civil War as anti-aircraft fortifications in 1938. Located at the summit of the hill of Turó de la Rovira, the numerous cannon protected Barcelona from further bombing. Vest the old bunkers that will take you to a remote in the historic city. These bunkers have been renovated.
Strawberry tree fruit
If you visit a field in Tuscany, you will come across a tree sprouting little red poof balls. Arbutus unedo tree is native to the Mediterranean and bears lychee-looking balls. These Strawberry type fruits are used to make delicious jams and liqueurs and find a place as a powerful symbol in funeral rites and politics.
Calder’s Mercury Fountain
Mercury with its mirror-skinned finish looks beautiful but is extremely toxic. Spain, a great source of mercury, has built a monument to honor the mercury mine and its slave laborers. Alexander Calder, the American sculptor, has built a graceful fountain that pumps pure mercury.
Eat a paparajote and taste the queimada
It is in Murcianos of southeastern Spain, you get treated to paparajote, with a sugary, crispy exterior. The traditional treat is actually the leaf of a lemon tree and carries a slight citrus tang. Only the most perfect leaves from the local orchards are picked to make paparajote. Queimada is a traditional drink, and its origin is unknown. It tastes like a blend of caramelized sugar and lemon peel and the earthy coffee beans and is like a fiery punch.
Ronda and its bridges
Ronda settlements from the reign of Julius Caesar have survived through invading forces. A deep canyon, carved by the Guadalevín River divides the historic urban center. The white stone buildings are built at the very edge of walls of the canyon with sheer drops. You must visit the three bridges, the Roman Bridge, the Arab Bridge and the New Bridge. These bridges are impressive feats of stonework with columns that reach down into the canyon.