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Spain is known for its charming, romantic, and architecturally stunning cities – perfect for independent travel. Spain is waiting to be discovered in any season. Although the suggestions can be much more extensive, on the order of dozens of spectacular places, we have created a top with the most beautiful cities in Spain; the list is always open.

1. Granada, a city dominated by Moorish architecture

Granada, Spain
Certainly one of the most beautiful cities in Spain, Granada is famous for the old Moorish palace Alhambra and beautiful oriental-style architecture. Located in the Andalucia area of southern Spain, at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains, the city is in a gorgeous natural setting at an altitude of 670 meters above sea level.
Alhambra, Granada, Spain

Once you’re done exploring its museums and art galleries, you can take a hike in the nearby mountains. One of the city’s main attractions is the Alhambra. It is a well-preserved complex of fortresses spread over the hill, which houses royal palaces, luminous terraces, and unique swimming pools from the Nasrid dynasty. The Alhambra was built in the 13th and 14th centuries to serve as the residence of the Moorish kings. It is famous for its stucco ceilings and lion fountain.

The Alhambra Palace, the Generalife Gardens (Alhambra), and the Albaicín neighborhood of Granada were inscribed in 1984 on the UNESCO world cultural heritage list.

2. Palma

Palma, Spain
Palma is rich in culture, entertainment, and gastronomy. As a relatively compact city, Palma is an attractive option for visitors short on time. From Santa Catalina, take a five-minute walk to the Es Baluard Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, where you’ll find works by significant artists, including Picasso and Miró. It’s also worth climbing the stairs to the covered terrace next to the museum for a spectacular view of the 800-year-old La Seu Cathedral.
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Majorca’s enchanting capital has recently reclaimed its tourist appeal and a place in Spain’s most beautiful cities thanks to a multi-million-pound investment. With a new bunch of art galleries, museums, and a handful of boutique hotels, Palma is currently a trendy travel destination. Once here, don’t miss a stroll to Portixol Marina, the port area enjoying diverse restaurants, stylish tapas bars, or trendy beach clubs.

3. Besalu, Catalonia

Besalu, Spain
Catalans are very proud of their history, something you will feel if you walk the winding streets of Besalu, in the province of Girona. Crossing the 12th-century bridge over the Fluvia River, you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. The city with a medieval air welcomes you with incredible tranquility. If you arrive in Spain, more precisely in Catalonia, a visit to Besalu should not be missed, for a different experience. Here you completely break away from the hustle and bustle of big and busy cities.

4. San Sebastián

San Sebastian, Spain

San Sebastian is the capital of the province of Gipuzkoa in the Basque Country. Although the city is divided into several sectors, the town is small but full of restaurants, pintxo bars, and design shops. The city’s old buildings were rebuilt in the 19th century because they were destroyed during the Napoleonic wars.

At the city’s edge, two high hills – Monte Urgell and Mount Igueldo- offer tourists various activities: funicular, hiking, amusement parks, equestrian statues, and dreamy views of the surroundings. San Sebastian is known for its pintxos – appetizers from vegetables, meat, and seafood. Most bars in the city sell a varied range of this type of food.

5. Sevilla

Sevilla, Spain

Seville, the capital of Andalusia, is a top tourist destination in southern Spain. After hosting the International Exhibition in 1992, Seville rebuilt its infrastructure, including a new airport, a new train station, a connection with Madrid via the high-speed train, and renovated roads.

Here we meet the Seville Cathedral, where Christopher Columbus is supposed to have been buried, and the Alcazar, a Moorish palace with lush gardens. The city also has the largest wooden structure in the world – Metropol Parasol. This giant umbrella shelters the central square.

Seville is also the region’s cultural capital, with numerous museums, art galleries, theaters, and entertainment venues. Nightlife is again well known in Seville with bars, nightclubs, flamenco dances, and dance halls. Every year Seville hosts the April Fair, one of the most important events in Spain, when the city becomes a gigantic party with traditional costumes, flamenco, bullfights, food, and drink.

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