Insider Picks: A Local’s Guide to the Best Places to Visit in Spain

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Spain is one of the most visited countries in Europe. Travelers can enjoy different activities and attractions, from visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites and well-known art galleries and museums to seeing incredible landscapes and indulging in delicious tapas. 

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With so many options, it is challenging to choose your Spanish destination, but this list of the best places to visit in Spain, from a local, can help! 

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 You can enjoy a budget-friendly city break while visiting emblematic buildings and eating delicious tapas in Seville. When visiting Seville, you can’t miss Plaza de España, a beautiful square built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929; since then, it has become one of the most visited squares in Spain.

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The city is ideal for a city break because it is walkable and well-connected. Plus, you can enjoy many cultural activities for free. During your visit to Malaga, explore the Alcazaba and Gibralfaro fortress complex, the Cathedral, and the Picasso Museum.


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Of course, the capital city of Spain has to make the list. Madrid is one of the best places to visit in Spain for culture lovers. It is home to the country’s most important museums and art galleries, El Prado Museum and Reina Sofia Museum. However, if you aren’t into history and art, you will also love Madrid for its food scene.


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Who hasn’t heard of Barcelona? It is a bucket list destination, and there are many reasons Barcelona is one of the best places to visit in Spain. La Sagrada Familia is just one of them. This architectural masterpiece by Antoni Gaudi is one of Spain’s most important buildings.


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When someone mentions Cordoba, the first image that comes to mind is Mezquita de Cordoba, and it is undoubtedly the most emblematic building in the city. If you are planning a visit, the best time to visit it is spring, when you can attend its courtyard festival, where locals decorate their patios with beautiful flower pots and decorations.


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