Spain is the 4th largest country in Europe. It’s a country full of rich culture, food, beautiful scenery, outstanding historical architecture, wonderful weather (for the most part), and warm people. No wonder it’s the 3rd most visited country in the world. With all that Spain has to offer it might be overwhelming to know what to start doing. Below is a Spain itinerary guide on some activities to tick off your Spanish bucket list:

Spain Itinerary: Eat


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Spain Itinerary- Paella

Paella is saffron colored rice usually mixed with all sorts of seafood ingredients such as clams, mussels, shrimps, lobster, crabs etc. In addition chicken and vegetables are included.

P.S. Best Paella in the world is from Valencia, Spain; its birthplace.

Churros con Chocolate

Spain itinerary: Churros con chocolate

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Churro is a semi-sweet fried dough usually doused with sugar or cinnamon. It is very normal to order a hot cup of thick chocolate syrup with the Churros to dip it in

In Madrid, the best place to have Churros con Chocolate is in San Ginés. Many famous figures have stopped by San Ginés.


Spain Itinerary: Croquetas


Croqueta is fried breadcrumbs filled with mashed potatoes and literally anything else, normally chicken or fish or cheese, beef etc.

Patatas Bravas

Spain Itinerary: Patatas Bravas

Spain Itinerary-Patatas Bravas

Boiled and fried potatoes with a vinegar, tomato and red pepper sauce poured on it. Sometimes added to this sauce is alioli- mayonnaise and garlic.


Spain Itinerary: Tortilla Española

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A Spanish omelet made with potatoes

Bocadillo de Calamares

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Fried squid sandwich. Sometimes cheese and vegetable are included with the fried calamari rings but usually, it’s just left like that

Pulpo a la Gallega

Spain Itinerary: Pulpo a la gallega

Spain a la gallega

This dish is for the seafood lovers as well. Pulpo is an octopus. Originated from Galicia, Spain. Galicia is by the Atlantic Ocean; naturally, the best seafood comes from this region of Spain. Pulpo a la gallega is boiled octopus mixed with potatoes and sprinkled with pepper, olive oil, and salt.


Spain Itinerary: Horchata



Horchata is a widely consumed drink in Europe and Latin America. Its origin is however from Valencia. Part of the influence of this drink was during the Muslim presence from the 8th century in Valencia. Horchata or orxata in Valenciano is a drink consisting of almonds, sesame seeds, rice, barley, and tiger nuts. It is usually served cold in Spain

Spain Itinerary: See

Templo de Debod, Madrid

Spain Itinerary: Templo de Debod

Spain Itinerary-Templo de Debod

An ancient Egyptian temple dismantled, shipped as a gift from the Egyptian government and then rebuilt in Madrid.

Alhambra, Granada

Spain Itinerary: La Alhambra

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A magnificent palace and must go to place in Granada. It represents what was left of the Spanish Islamic era. It is one of the most visited monuments in Spain that you have to book at least 3 months in advance for a ticket.

Football Stadium (Real Madrid or Fc Barcelona)


Spain Itinerary: Bernabaeu

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Spain Itinerary: Nou Camp

Spain camp

Home of the top football team and players in the world, it is a no-brainer for fans to pay tribute to these stadiums. Both Real Madrid and Fc Barcelona are staunch rivals so be careful what team you choose 😉

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

Spain Itinerary: Sagrada Familia

Spain Familia

The Sagrada Familia is a huge Roman Catholic church that took over 130 years to build. It was built by the Architect, Antonio Gaudi.

Prado Museum

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Founded by Ferdinand VII of Spain, the Prado houses principal European paintings dating back to 12th century. One can see works from Velazquez, Salvador Dali, Francisco Goya, Caravaggio, Wassily Kandinsky etc.

Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

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This interesting shaped art museum was built by Frank Gehry. It is known to be the most groundbreaking architecture in the 20th century. Despite its interesting shape, the Guggenheim is just like any other museum with art paintings, contemporary sculpture to name a few.

Cordoba Mosque, Cordoba


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Mezquita de Cordoba is one of the oldest standing structure of what was left during the ruling of Muslims in Spain. In this mosque, there are several inscriptions from the Quran. It must be noted that as of now, it is considered a mosque and a church.

City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia


Spain Itinerary: ciudad de las artes y las ciencias

Spain de las artes y las ciencias

A great place to take a picture and for both children and adults to check out the exhibitions inside. It is both exciting to visit during the day or night; both inside or outside. The city of arts and science center consists of  The Hemesferic, The Oceanografic, and Museum of Science.

Alcazar of Toledo, Spain

Spain Itinerary: Alcazar de Toledo

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The Alcazar of Toledo is located in the highest elevation of Toledo. It was once used as a Roman palace, however, today it is known to be an army museum. Despite the Spanish army exhibitions displayed, the balcony of the Alcazar is worth it due to the views. Toledo, Spain also plays a huge role during the Muslim rule.

Royal Palace, Madrid

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Spain Itinerary- Palacio de Madrid- Madrid, Spain

This is the most visited site in Madrid. It is also the official residence of the royal family of Spain.  The interiors of the places of filled with luxurious decorations, paintings, furniture, porcelain to name a few. It also contains information about the rich history of Spain and its royalty.

Aqueduct of Segovia

Spain Itinerary: Aqueduct of Segovia

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This aqueduct is one of the great works of man. It was built during the Roman empire in 50 a.d. It’s 93 ft tall. Do you know that there was no cement used during this time to build the aqueduct?

Plaza de España, Seville

Spain Itinerary: Plaza de España

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Andalusia is said to be one of the best regions of Spain, especially beautiful Seville. Plaza de España is a must visit in Seville. Its construction has influences from the Renaissance and Moorish era. Plaza de España is a place where locals and travelers hang out, relax and enjoy the beautiful views.


Spain Itinerary: Do

Camino de Santiago trail


Spain Itinerary: Camino de Santiago

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Known in English as St. James way, the Camino de Santiago was once an important religious event whereby Christian pilgrims would walk this path and meet up in St James tomb. Today hundreds of thousands of tourist worldwide from different background do this walk for spiritual or personal uplifting. The walk could take days, weeks or even a month depending on your stamina. In the end, participants are awarded for the walk. It is a great way to meet new people and share a memorable experience.

Check out amazing terraces in your city

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Spain Itinerary-Circulo bellas artes-Madrid, Spain

Spain has lots of cool terraces where you can see the entire city and sometimes mountain ranges.

Go see the Fallas in Valencia

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Spain Fallas

Fallas is a parade with cartoon-like monuments in Valencia. It is an annual celebration that usually occurs during the Spring. One should attend the Fallas at least once.

Participate in the San Juan festival by one of Spain’s coasts

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Spain Juan Festival

Go watch a football game by your favorite team

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Watch a flamenco show

Spain Itinerary: Flamenco

Hike/ Ski on the mountains

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Go to the beach

Spain Itinerary: Spanish Beach

Spanish Beach

Eat Tapas, and don’t forget 100 Montaditos

Spain Itinerary: 100 Montaditos

100 Montaditos-Madrid, Spain

Partake in the La Tomatina

Spain Itinerary: La tomatina

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