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What to do in Spain
Spain is one of Europe’s most visited countries and also one of the world’s top destinations. This diverse country is known for its cuisine, historic sites, world-famous festivals, and their relaxed but vibrant way of life. No matter what type of traveller you are, a trip to Spain will excite your corazon (heart).
Spain is blessed with historical cities and landmarks. That’s why visiting is a must for you. Toledo is considered the historical centre of Spain with its beautiful medieval city sitting on top of a hill. Other historic cities like Ronda, Salamanca, Santiago de Compostela, and Cordoba are also worthy of your time and your travel photos.
Barcelona’s Barri Gotic neighbourhood is also a stunning historic spot. You’ll find it a lovely place to spend an arvo in because it’s also lined with shopping areas, great bars, cafes, and restaurants where you can taste the local cuisine.
Spain will also impress you with its museums. Fly to Madrid and visit Madrid’s Triangle of Art for the masterpieces in Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Prado Museum, and Queen Sofia Museum. Between them, you get to be in the presence of works from masters like Picasso, Velazquez, Goya, and El Greco.
Don’t miss the Picasso Museum when you fly to Barcelona, the spectacular Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, and the striking Salvador Dali Museum in Figueres.
Experience amazing outdoor adventures in Spain too. Dive into fun in Costa Brava and Canary Islands. Feel the adrenaline with all the white water sports in Campo. Go hiking in Galicia and climbing in Los Mallos.
The Spaniards have a zest for the fest so join their festivals! Feel the thrill of the Pamplona Bull Run in July, see Tenerife’s colourful Carnival, the luminous April Fair, and go wild in the quirky Tomatina Tomato Fight in August.
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When to visit Spain
The best time to visit Spain is during spring and fall in terms of weather, budget accommodations, and limited crowds. Enjoy sunny days and blue skies from April to June and September to October.
Spanish is the country’s main language, so bring a good phrasebook and language app to make the most of your trip.
Australians can fly to Spain anytime visa-free because the country’s part of the Schengen Convention. Just be sure your passport has at least six months validity from your planned date of return to Australia.
Travelling to and around Spain
Your point of entry would be in Madrid, Barcelona, or Malaga. Once there, you can start wandering Spain by plane, train, bus, boat, and taxi.