Spain has become a well-known vacation choice for individuals and families. Interesting and popular Spain attractions can be found in its smaller towns, large cities and beautiful countryside. Galleries, museums, old castles and fortresses provide all travelers a great sightseeing occasion to gain knowledge about Spain's past and unique cultures of its seventeen regions.
The capital of Spain, Madrid, as well as Barcelona and Seville are some of the most popular large cities in the country. Madrid is a vibrant city located in the heart of the country. The old town area of Madrid has great shopping and places to eat. Many visit Madrid for its famous museums and art collections. The Golden Triangle is in the center of Madrid and is home to the famous museums of Prado, Thyssen Bornemisza and Reina Sofia. The Royal Palace is another great attraction you cannot miss while in Madrid. The gardens are especially popular among tourists. The fun does not stop once the sun sets, though. Madrid also offers great nightlife with its live music and trendy night clubs.
Barcelona is near the French and Spanish border. You can see the influence of France, Rome, Carthage and the Moors in its architecture. You will not miss the mixture of various cultures influencing Barcelona throughout the years.
There is a lot to see in Seville, Spain, the capital of Andalusia. The old quarter area of town is not lacking in attractions either, including fountains in its charming plazas. These fountains are a great place to rest and also make a beautiful background for pictures. The royal palace of Alcazar offers tours. The gardens on the palace grounds are beautiful.
Spain also offers great attractions on the Mediterranean Coast. The Costa del Sol region, for instance, is a popular destination for sunbathing and relaxing on the beach in the summer and warming up during the cold winter months. This region has beautiful scenery and many attractions to explore. Malaga is one of the many popular destinations to visit in this area. Golf vacations have become very popular in the past few years. There are many golf resorts and golf courses in the area from which to choose. Many golfers have termed the region Costa del Golf. The favorable climate makes it great for golf in any season.
Another popular region in Spain is the Costa Blanca. It is home to some of the larger tourist cities, such as Benidorm, as well as many small villages with more quiet resorts. Torrevieja is located in southern Costa Blanca is known for salt production and salt baths.