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Viva España

The world is full of such incredible and diverse cultures. There are so many hidden gems across all corners of the earth, but it’s safe to say that Europe has some of the most stunning of all. Like Spain. This sun-clad spot offers it all. From incredible weather to phenomenal food, there’s a lot to be said for visiting Spain. Housing 17 independent regions, Spain even comes with an eclectic mix of cultures within itself. And with so much on offer, it would be rude not to indulge in it all.

From the capital city of Madrid with its royal histories and cultural hotspots to the cosmopolitan capital of the Catalonia region, Barcelona, with its hugely artistic influence, there’s so much to absorb when you travel through the country. Whether you’ve been to Spain before and you’re interested in seeing the best, or you’ve never been, and you need to know where to hit up first, here’s the ideal agenda for you.

Time Your Travel Well

Firstly, you’re going to want to time your travel well. There are lots of great times that you can go to Spain. But if you want to make sure that you can do or see certain things, you’re going to want to get your visit booked in to coincide with that. Maybe you want to soak up the summer? Then June to August is the time frame for you. If you want it to be a little cooler so you can take in some of the top attractions, then try April or May, or September or October.

Plan A Route

Next up, you need a plan. If you are looking to go to a range of different spots, you need to work out how to logistically get from A to B. And this can be quite tough. For this reason, you may want to work with a travel specialist that can point you in the right direction and make sure that you’re getting around in the most efficient manner.

Mix Up Your Experiences

As you’re planning that trip, you’re going to want to think about getting your experiences in. Because there’s so much culture on offer in Spain, you have to be sure to see it all. Whether it’s flamenco dancing or hitting up the museums, be sure to take in all things Spanish in a range of different ways. From the cities to the beaches to the countryside, each area can offer its own experience.

Always Choose A Central Spot

When you’re moving around a lot, you’re going to have to find a range of different accommodations. But pick wisely. When you’re looking into apartment in Spain options, be sure to choose somewhere central. That way, you can see all the places you want to from an easy to access hub.

Eat Rich

Spain is a foodie paradise. So while you’re taking in any of the 17 regions, be sure to sample some local fare. From a beach front paella cooked up in front of your eyes to a Spanish tortilla, there’s an array of foods you have to indulge in during your trip, if you really want to say you’ve experienced the best of Spain.

Go Off The Beaten Path

But don’t always feel attracted to the tourist spots. If you really want to make the most of your time in Spain, you need to experience life as the locals would. So stay in more secluded parts of the country, particularly in the north. It’s a different pace of life to the rather Anglicized south, which is half of its charm.

Tick Off The Best Sights

Part of your planning is bound to be around some of the must-see sights. And Spain has plenty. It would be a shame to see the country and not visit the likes of La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona and Barrio Santa Cruz in Seville. So while you’re pulling together an agenda to get excited about, be sure to include some of these incredible sights and your visit to Spain will be as good as it can be.

Take Your Time

Above all else, while you’re in town, be sure to take your time. Because there’s a lot to see and do, and the sights are incredibly unique. It’s tempting to document it all, but when you’re trying to do that, you’re not going to be actually enjoying it. So slow down and don’t rush through your trip. Just be sure to soak it all up and enjoy your own Viva España moment.

Me hiking Mount Tibidabo, Barcelona, Spain

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