Spain Travel Guide

  • Guggenheim Museum & Puppy
    by JessieLang
  • Walking
    by muratkorman
  • Barcelona
    by akikonomu

Spain Highlights

  • Pro
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    DanielF says…

     A mix of the old and the new. A very long history, but a feeling that a new society is being formed 

  • Con
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    Beach_dog says…

      Avoid package holidays to the costa's, if you want to see real Spain.  

  • In a nutshell
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    jamiesno says…

     I loved the atmosphere and culture! 

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Andalucía

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Catalunya

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Balearic Islands

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Canary Islands

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Comunidad Valenciana

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Comunidad de Madrid

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Castilla y León

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Basque Country

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Galicia

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Castilla-La Mancha

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Asturias

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Cantabria

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Murcia

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Barcelona

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  • Sagrada Familia

    Barcelona Things to Do

    Historical, magnificent, breathtaking were the worlds that left my lips when I saw the Temple of Sagrada Familia. It was even more beautiful than in pictures. I insist to everyone to visit it because it is the jewel of Barcelona. You can get there by metro with the line 2 or the line 5 easily.

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  • Duquesa de Cardona

    Barcelona Hotels

    Reserved 2 rooms for 4 nights for two couples. One included breakfast - identified on room card BB...

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  • Les Quinze Nits

    Barcelona Restaurants

    March 2014. Very surly waiter and, at times, quite rude. Extremely miserable Maître d who also, I might add, had the endearing habit of rolling his eyes whenever you asked for anything! We had to ask for a glass in order to drink our beer – twice! – then once the glasses eventually arrived, we had to ask for a clean one!. Again, had to ask for...

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Madrid

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  • Retiro Park

    Madrid Things to Do

    I have mentioned in other tips on tis page that I spent a most relaxing morning wandering round the Retiro Park away from the hubbub of central Madrid and one of the things I stumbled upon was the Estanque or boating lake. In my experience, boating lakes tend to be about the size of a decent jacuzzi and you basically end up going round in such...

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  • Hotel Atlantico

    Madrid Hotels

    With most four-star hotels in Madrid (and throughout Western Europe) charging US$400 or more, the...

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  • Museo del Jamon

    Madrid Restaurants

    lovely cuisine of Spain, where the ham and pig is king. It has branches in the city, the most known to visitors is at Gran Via. the ambiance is very nice if a bit touristic for my local taste. lived there for four years,and still with family. However, for visitors is a must at least once. Many do come back again and again. hams any cut.

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Sevilla

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Granada

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  • Alhambra

    Granada Things to Do

    Unless you are visiting on a day with bad weather, which would be a great pity but not an impossibility (my first day in Granada was a day of steady rain, low cloud and general haziness) then you should expect stunning views from the Alhambra outcrop. From the glimpses of the Sierra Nevada mountains 'behind' you as you walk towards the main sites...

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  • Room Mate Migueletes

    Granada Hotels

    This is an interesting hotel located just off of Plaza Nueva. It is located in a 17th century...

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  • TAPAS

    Granada Restaurants

    I ducked into this place when I was soaked, chilly, desperate for something to get my blood sugar up and somewhere to get warm and dry out a bit. It was a bit of a find, and I am pleased I came across it. La Bella y La Bestia 1 is a tiny bar around halfway along Carrero Darro, the narrow street which runs alongside the river Darro towards...

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Palma de Mallorca

Ibiza

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  • Boat Trips

    Ibiza Things to Do

    Speedboat ‘AIR’. Skipper Neil Wood. I took 3 friends out on Neil’s boat AIR in August 2008 and can honestly say I've never had such a blast. Neil took us everywhere we wanted to go - knowledge of the island was awesome. After a cool morning just blazing around, visiting bays and doing some water skiing and wakeboarding (proper good instruction!!!),...

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  • Invisa Ereso

    Ibiza Hotels

    Hello! I'm here in Ibiza right now on a beach about 15mins away from my hotel. Paid 17€ to get me...

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  • Shanti Shakti

    Ibiza Restaurants

    When Shanti Shakti first opened it`s doors in 2001, there were four hand written menus and not many more dishes to choose from, now, in 2006, things are looking even better. The menu isn`t the biggest in the world, many other restaurants will try to offer the full array of Indian dishes and this usually means a lot of corner cutting, but here the...

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Majorca Island

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Benidorm

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  • Benidorm

    Benidorm Things to Do

    Did you know some 4 million visitors each year are testament to the resorts amazing organization and facilities here? With more restaurants, clubs, shops, pubs and bars than you could fit in a lifetime the facts are plain to see; Benidorm really does offer something for everyone. Visit PLAZA TRIANGULAR and be at the place of commercial Benidorm....

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  • Don Pancho Hotel

    Benidorm Hotels

    We stayed in the Don Pancho in mid july and I have to say I was really shocked at how run down this...

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  • Cala Finestrat

    Benidorm Off The Beaten Path

    A few kilometers west of central Benidorm, this beautiful beach offers the same quality of water, in a more calm ambiance. And, of course, the animation of Benidorm is only minutes away. In my first time in Benidorm, I choose a hotel in Altea, where we could really sleep. In my second time I stayed in the high part of Benidorm, distant from the...

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Málaga

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Marbella

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  • Old Town

    Marbella Things to Do

    The historic centre of Marbella is a small square, whose name came from orange trees. This detail may suggest a Muslim origin, but the Renaissance style of the square shows more recent conception. Surrounded by classical buildings, it is as everything else in town a very touristy point, covered with esplanades full of tourists.

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  • Marriott's Marbella Beach Resort

    Marbella Hotels

    Took a group to Marriott's Vacation Club in Marbella. Everyone's reaction was positive! Condo was...

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  • Casa Eladio

    Marbella Restaurants

    it was last minute deciusion to do the Friday dinner there at one of my favorite spots of Marbella, Corner fo the virgin. Eladio gave us an interesting menu, and also founded interesting to be in one of the oldest restaurants in Marbella. Eladio´s father opened a bar in 1961 and in 1965 opened the 3rd restaurant in Marbella, still open till...

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Torremolinos

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  • Beaches

    Torremolinos Things to Do

    The centre of Torremolinos has two good beaches - La Carihuela and Bajondillo. The only visible difference is... location, side by side. The first time we stayed in Bajondillo, and, by commodity or by the first good impression, it was my natural preference in the second visit. It is wide, safe, and the restaurants in the sand a good place to eat.

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  • Melia Costa Del Sol

    Torremolinos Hotels

    Everything was great. I did liked it, really. Food and vines - amazing, people - kind, polite. ...

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  • EXOTIC TOUR

    Torremolinos Things to Do

    Not far from the Bajondillo Apartments is EXOTIC TOUR Travel Agency and Exchange. Their tour prices are very reasonable and they always give a fair exchange rate on your currency (American - Canadian - British pounds - etc.)I have exchanged money here many times and I believe it's even a better rate than using the ATM Machines. There is no...

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Cadiz

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  • Cadiz Province: towns and villages

    Cadiz Things to Do

    Very close to the waterfront, we soon encountered Castillo de San Marcos - one of the city's main tourist attractions. I stopped for a photo as we approached for a closer look (2nd photo) and four of the locals who were sitting there beside the walls gave me a wave when they realized they would be part of the scene. This relic actually began life...

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  • Parador de Cadiz

    Cadiz Hotels

    This is a modern building - disguuised as you approach by the lush gradens at the front - even in...

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  • Las Flores

    Cadiz Restaurants

    This little tapas bar has a warm welcoming atmosphere as well as serving great tapas. It is named on the tapas route and has won awards for its standards. I have included a link to their web site which includes photos of the restaurant and food and a map. You can change the Language for the introduction and put it in English, but it seems the rest...

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Bilbao

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  • Guggenheim Museum & Puppy

    Bilbao Things to Do

    There are some very interesting sculptures outside the museum and in the atrium “Puppy” stands outside the museum. This giant dog designed by Jeff Kuntz has a wire frame, an interior watering system, and 25 tons of soil supporting the plants that cover it. It was intended to be a temporary exhibit at the museum’s opening, but people loved it and...

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  • Sheraton Bilbao Hotel

    Bilbao Hotels

    This hotel is one of my favourite parts of this vacation. The rooms were amazing, like most...

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  • Airport

    Bilbao Transportation

    The green airport bus departs from outside the airport arrivals area going into Bilbao every 30 minutes. It has four stops. Many hotels are located near the stops. It is a small enough city to walk, if you do your homework before you leave, you could save money and time waiting for other forms of transport. It stops: Alameda Rekalde (closest to...

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Alicante

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  • Castillo de Santa Bárbara

    Alicante Things to Do

    Castillo de Santa Barbara is at the top of the White rock - Benancatil. Its height is about 160 m. The castle was constructed by Romans. Phillip II reconstructed it in the XVI-th century . It is possible to rise to the castle on a cable car. There is a small museum in the castle. There is a viewing platform at the top of the rock The magnificent...

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  • Amerigo

    Alicante Hotels

    As the only five star in the centre of the city, the Amerigo is an accomplished affair. It has been...

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  • VISIT GUADALEST- if you want many good...

    Alicante Things to Do

    Guadalest is a town that is just about 63 Kilometers from Alicante and it is place that is surely going to suprise you. On your way to there you will find many good views with alot fo greenery and mountains. One of the aspects that really surprised me was a number of miniature musuems that you can visit in this town. Ther is acombined ticket to be...

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Isla de Lanzarote

  • Yellow submarine

    Isla de Lanzarote Things to Do

    For the sheer experience of being in a submarine with windows this 45 minute trip is a must for kids. Costing approx $5 million,this marvel in modern engineering silently glides through the water among the fish as the commentator keeps you informed on your progress past submerged wreck whilst a diver swims around the boat. As you can imagine it's...

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  • Iberostar Costa Calero

    Isla de Lanzarote Hotels

    Despite the fact this hotel is like a rabbit warren, once you find your way around it's a great...

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  • Moon-like landscape

    Isla de Lanzarote Things to Do

    No trip to this volcanic island would be complete without visiting the interior, specifically the National p#Park. These trips are usually organised through hotels/tourist agents and start off with an optional camel trek, once beasts of burden for the islanders, brought over from the mainland they now bring tourists pleasure. At the tourist centre...

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Comments (3)

  • Aug 7, 2013 at 6:35 AM

    Do you want to WALK around Spain? These are some recommendations:
    1.- The most famous: The way of St James (from France to Santiago de Compostela)
    2.- The outstanding: Ruta del Cares (León & Asturias Provinces)
    3.- The most beautiful: San Juan de Gaztelugatxe (Biscay Province)
    4.- The shortest: Desfiladero de la Yecla (Burgos Province)
    5.- The most dangerous: El caminito del Rey (Málaga Province) diariosur.es/videos/malaga/a...
    6.- The mistery one: Selva de Irati (Navarre)
    7.- The Spanish Rocky Mountains: Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park

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    Jun 17, 2013 at 5:25 AM

    New AVE train service between Alicante and Madrid in about 2h20 mins, prices from 19,45€ average of 65€,started today.

  • Mar 31, 2013 at 7:54 AM

    I want to travel from Alicanti to sette in France. Does anyone have any suggestions.

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