55 Things to Do in Spain

1. Visit the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

2. Experience the madness of San Fermines and the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona

3. Indulge in a tapeo in San Sebastian, Basque Country

4. See a bullfight

5. Row a boat in the Retiro Lake, Madrid

6. Make a mess and attend La Tomatina festival

7. Go to Las Fallas Festival in Valencia

8. Party like you’ve never partied before in Ibiza

9. Eat a cocido Madrileno

10. Watch a live flamenco show

11. Spend all Sunday day and evening drinking and eating in La Latina, Madrid

12. Enjoy Madrid’s incredible Gay Pride celebrations

13. Visit the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao

14. Get back to nature and nudism in Cabo de Gata, Almeria

15. See the Alhambra, Granada

16. Explore the hidden courtyards of Cordoba

17. Eat rabo de toro (ox tail)

18. Go on a sherry tour in Malaga

19. Go horse-riding in Andalucia

20. See the beautiful cathedral at Santiago de Compostela

21. Eat freshly caught Mussels in the fishing village of Muros, Galicia

22. Walk in the mountains of the Sierra de Madrid

23. Go hiking in Los Gredos

24. Go hiking in the Picos de Europa, Asturias

25. Take a motorbike ride through Las Alpujjaras in Granada

26. Go out on a Friday night in Madrid, come home on Sunday evening

27. Learn to make your own delicious salmorejo soup

28. Drink in all the best Hemingway watering holes in Madrid

29. Eat a great curry in Lavapies, Madrid

30. Gaze at the incredible work of Gaudi in Barcelona

31. See Picasso’s masterpiece, Guernica, in the Reina Sofia museum

32. Visit the ancient city of Toledo

33. Spend all day wandering around the Prado, one of the best art museums in the world

34. See the fairytale castle and Roman aqueduct of Segovia

35. Walk in the Pyrennes

36. Walk the Camino de Santiago

37. See the cherry trees blossom in springtime in Medina, Extreadura

38. Join a botellon party

39. Watch the sun set over the Alhambra from Plaza San Nicolas in Granada

40. Chill out in Menorca

41. Eat cecina de Leon in Leon

44. Breakfast on churros con chocolate in San Gines, Madrid

45. Visit the magical Costa Dorada, inspiration for Dali

46. Learn to windsurf in Tarifa

47. Take the boat to Tangiers in Africa

48. Soak up the history in Cadiz

49. Party with the Sevillanos

50. Learn to make the perfect paella in Valencia

51. Breakfast on pan con tomate and cafe con leche, absolutely anywhere

52. Join the kids for the Los Reyes parade on 6th January

53. Play El Gordo, the Spanish Christmas Lottery

54. Buy an entire leg of jamon serrano, and learn to cut it and serve it

55. Enjoy a free dinner on an epic tapeo in Granada


What about you? Do you have any must-do tips for Spain?

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