The Spain travel advice about where to visit are some of the top vacation spots in the country. Each place is filled with culture and history. There is architecture to admire, music, dance and art to see and experience. Activities for the whole family can be found among the mountains and beaches, as well as theaters and museums.
May through September is a great time to visit because of the great weather and the many celebrations and festivals. The southern part of the country has the great weather from April to October. August is the hottest time of year and is most felt along the coast and Peninsula.
The island of Ibiza, Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia are the top places to visit in Spain. Barcelona is the most visited city, known for its museums, culture, nightlife and food. An annual festival, the Festes de la Merce is a four day event with partying in the streets. In Madrid there are free films, concerts and plays during the summer. During the Fiera de San Isidro celebration held in May, there is dancing, music, bullfighting, operas, and concerts to enjoy.
Valencia has bike tours that are worth it to see the mix of modern and historical architecture. There is the City of Arts and Sciences that has the largest aquarium in Europe, made up of six buildings. The buildings in the City are artwork themselves. Even the covered walkway is beautiful, as is the science museum and opera house.
The small island of Ibiza has shopping at its Hippy markets, salt flats and villages with all white buildings.
In fact, it was once called the white island. It is most known for its party scene but there are places for family fun as well. The beach resorts will typically have a kids play area.
The bull run of Pamplona is one of the main tourist attractions in Spain. Each year an estimated one million people come to the festival of San Fermin to watch or participate in the bull run. The festival takes place from July 6-14. The oldest bullring is in Ronda and it has a bullfighting museum as well. Andulucia has great beautiful mountain views and Flamenco music. Las Ramblas is a pedestrian street with outdoor markets and live performance artists. Tenerife has an active volcano.
Another must see are the beaches. There are miles of coastline in two different waters. At the north is the Atlantic Ocean and at the south is the Mediterranean Sea.
San Sebastian is a great city beach. Costa del Sol is beautiful with warm, calm waters of the south but is full of tourists. Costa Brava is near Valencia and has white sand and turquoise water. The Balearic Islands and Costa Verde have more rocky beaches.
More Spain travel advice is that the work day is split, starting about 9:00 in the morning and breaking about 2:30 for lunch. Things reopen about 5:00. Dinner is about 9:00 at night. Remember to see the castles, there are many to visit with more than 2,500 still standing. Some are in ruins while other have been restored. They give a look into the different times of history.