Spain’s a gorgeous country and home to some of the most impressive architectural landmarks and landscapes in Europe. From landmarks such as Sagrada Familia and Plaza del Toro to cities such as Sevilla and Madrid, Spain has many things you can do when visiting. While these destinations are unique, we thought we’d compose a list of more minor usual things to do while on a one-week trip to mesmerizing Spain. Keep reading to find out.
1. Montserrat Cogwheel Train Ride, Wine Tasting And Tapas, Catalonia
You can go on a small-group trip from Barcelona, marvel at Montserrat, and then savor tapas and wine on this full day. Montserrat’s coca de Montserrat liqueur is among the local delicacies you may sample on the cogwheel train ride to the highland monastery. After that, go to the Oller del Mas château for a wine cellar tour, vineyard walk, and tasting with an expert. As a last option, dine at the château, or a neighboring eatery, for an excellent brunch or 3-course meal.
2. Immerse Yourself In Catalan Modernism Beyond Gaudi, Barcelona
Antoni Gaud is widely regarded as the monarch of Catalan modernism. If you’re looking for modernism beyond Gaudi, there’s a lot to see inside the city boundaries of Barcelona. When standing in front of Gaudi’s Casa Batlló, look to the left to view the recently constructed Casa Amatller by Josep Puig I Cadafalch. The Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site is a modernista structure just up the road from the Sagrada Famlia. It was formerly a hospital but has been converted into a museum. As a bonus, you may see the Casaramona, a former yarn and textile mill that now houses the Caixaforum, one of Barcelona’s top art museums built by Puig I Cadafalch.
3. Safari In Donana Dunes, Huelva, Spain
The Doana National Park in Spain is one of the country’s most beautiful. The park extends into Seville and Cádiz and covers 116,000 hectares, most of it in Huelva. Lakes, pine trees, streams, dunes, cliffs, and beaches may all be found within the park. Take a four-hour tour of the park in a 4×4 with a driver to see the habitats and 200,000+ aquatic birds that call the marshes home (who doubles up as a guide). Horseback riding, kayaking, hot-air ballooning, mountain biking, kitesurfing, and more are all options in the park.
4. Take A Walk Through Blooming Trees In Extremadura, Spain
If you want to view cherry blossoms in full bloom, you don’t have to go to Japan. To the north of Cáceres, you must visit Extremadura’s Valle del Jerte (the Jerte Valley) in the springtime. The best time to visit is between the end of March and April when they are in bloom for 15 days. It’s a given that everyone else will be there simultaneously, but this is the perfect opportunity to stroll through the cherry tree-dotted fields and marvel at the countless white blooms heralding the ripening of the season’s season’s rip first delectable red fruit.
5.Take A Stroll Through Toledo's Jewish Quarter
Castilla-La Mancha’s capital is a magnificent metropolis with a historic old town enclosed behind a fortified wall. Attractions like the Alcázar, the cathedral, and the El Greco museum are within a few kilometers of Madrid and are well worth a stop. One of the most acceptable ways to get a feel for Toledo’s real character is to stroll through the Jewish district, complete with cobblestone streets and a synagogue. Swords have been manufactured in Toledo for over 2,000 years, and the city is well-known for its steel.
6. Walk Along The Caminito Del Rey, Malaga, Spain
Looking for some excitement? Try out the Caminito del Rey (King’s Pathway) for yourself. The Desfiladero de Los Gaitanes in the province of Málaga may have a small name, but the almost 8-kilometer-long track requires a lot of courage. Nearly a third of the experience is spent on terrifying wooden-plank walkways constructed into the granite walls of the canyon and are roughly 100 meters above the river. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery, but be prepared for a two-month wait for other thrill-seekers who have already made reservations.