Major Cities in Spain

Did you know that Spain is the Third Country in the world regarding the Number of UNESCO World Heritages?
It Could not be said that major cities in Spain are just hosting famous architecture and historical monuments, and for sure they are cities bursting with Spanish culture and tradition.
And in another point of view, Spain is not just Madrid and Barcelona and there are Several other major cities in Spain, which you can start your Spain road trip with, with a variety of day trips and tours for your holiday package.
So On your trip to Spain, we suggest visiting a combination of the following biggest cities in Spain:

1- Barcelona

Located in northeastern Spain and is one of the major cities in Spain that has a lot to offer. Barcelona is one of the top travel destinations in Europe, you can find many artworks of Antoni Gaudí, well architecture, beautiful beaches, Catalan cuisine, and fabulous shopping as well as never end parties.
In this major city of Spain you can use a very well facilitated public transportation system and crossing the whole city would not be more than 30 minutes. It is all thanks to the Olympic Games that were held in 1992 and left to this city this well comminuting infrastructure.
You can spend a weekend around Barcelona to have a Vineyard Experience or have a Day Trip To  Montserrat for visiting the serrated mountain of Montserrat with its special nature that hosts one of the oldest monasteries in Catalonia.
We always recommend Barcelona as a starting point for your travel to Spain thanks to its international airport (El-Prat) which is the second largest in Spain with a connection to all major cities in Spain, most of the other European cities as well as the whole the world from Australia to California.
Do not forget that no one leaves Barcelona without admiring the architecture of La Sagrada Familia or if you are interested you can visit a part of southern France and one of the smallest countries in Europe, named Andorra ( Located on the border of Spain and France ), just with one day trip from Barcelona. Read More About it in Visit Three Countries in One Day From Barcelona
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2- Madrid

The capital of Spain, Madrid, is one of the major cities in Spain that old and modern architecture that are meeting each other with many parks, places, and museums. In Madrid, you can find many rooftop bars, and do not leave Madrid without spending time in one of them. You can also visit world-class museum, Almudena Cathedral, and Royal Palace, and do not forget shopping along gran via.
If you are tired of this city head to Parque del Retiro to make a lovely day for yourself and row a boat on the beautiful lake.
Do not forget that Madrid as one of the major cities in Spain was the European Capital of Culture in 1992.
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3- Valencia

Visit Valencia one of the major cities in Spain, located eastern part of the country with a blend of culture and beaches.
It is interesting to know that the origin of Spain famous dishes is from this city. In Barrio del Carmen you can find many cozy streets and it is a place where you must taste the famous Spanish dish of paella.
In Valencia, you can visit the science museum, planetarium and aquarium and don't forget that March is the month of festival in this major city in Spain.
on weekend you can have a plan for one of the great beaches of Valencia which could be Malvarrosa Beach which is within a walking minute from the old town or El Saler Beach which is far but full of privacy.
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4- Málaga

Not just famous for the Birthplace of Pablo Picasso, Malaga city has become one of the most modern and attractive major cities in Spain.
In Malaga, you have a lot to see, from historical heritage and cathedral to Roman Theatre, the Gibralfaro Castle, and the Pablo Picasso museum.
Visitors to costa de sol have usually visited this city and its excellent Marina.

5- Sevilla

Sevilla as one of the major cities in Spain is the largest historical city in Spain and it host world's third largest cathedral.
Of course in this city, you can enjoy the Andalusian charm and traditions of the city in many Tapas restaurants and bars and you can make your romantic evening by walking on the banks of Guadalquivir.
This city has a special atmosphere and is full of beautiful sights like the Old quarter Giralda tower, Cathedral, and Alcazar.
Watching flamenco is a must in Sevilla but try to find a show with the best quality because many shows are not expensive but their quality is not so good.

6- Bilbao

It was an old port city until 1997 when the doors of Guggenheim has been opened and it is one of the top major cities in Spain to visit. It should be pointed out that Bilbao is the center of art in Spain and the Guggenheim museum; you can see most of Frank Gehry’s impressive architecture. If you are on a road, trip in Spain and passing North West of Spain, Bilbao is a must, and do not forget to wander in city neighborhoods and taste pintxos.

7- Toledo

If you are interested in historical monuments that date back to the roman Empire, visit this city as one of the main major Spain cities in 70 Km south of Madrid. For many years Arabs, Jews, and Christians lived together in this city, that is why this city has been named a city of cultures, and its old quarter has been listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.
It is interesting to know that this main city has been capital of Spain until the 16th century. In Toledo do not look for something special, just lost yourself inside the city and pass through many old architectures like mosques cathedrals, and synagogues.

8- San Sebastian

Is one of the other major cities in Spain and the capital of Gipuzko province. If you are on the Spain road trips in the north you can choose a route to pass the Basque country as well as the Bay of Biscay and San Sebastian. There are many beautiful beaches in this city and in the city center like all other cities in Spain, you can find historic buildings.
In San Sebastian and its beaches, you can have sunbathing, do water sports, kayak, and all other refreshing activities in the summer.

9- Granada

If you are passing Spain on road and like to wander in mountains "Sierra Nevada" mountain is a must and you should spend some days in. you can start from Granada as a one of the other major cities in Spain which offer many cultural weekend breaks .
This city has been known for its magnificent Alhambra, which has been listed as UNESCO WORLD heritage since 1994. Alhambra is a collection of cascading water, gardens, ornamental architecture and off course great view over the city.
In the other point of view, we can say that Granada is city of students and you can find many cheap Tapas and drinks.