Most Popular Tourist City Destinations In Spain

Spain is a sovereign state and a state of the European Union located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. In addition to their popular football club such Real Madrid, Barcelona etc, among European countries, Spain is one of the most popular tourist destinations. Spanish is an option for us to visit interesting places with relatively low cost. Tourism in Spain was developed during the 1960s and 1970s, when the country became a popular place for summer holidays, especially for tourists from the British Isles, France, Central Europe and Scandinavia. In 2007, Spain became the second most visited country of the world after France. In 2010, Spain dropped to the fourth most visited country in the world after France, the United States and China with 53 million visitors. Here are most popular tourist destination in Spain that you must visit:

1. Cordoba

Cordoba cityCórdoba that also called Cordova in English, is a city in Andalusia, southern Spain, and the capital of the province of Córdoba. Many tourists believe that Cordoba is the most beautiful destinations in southern Spain. The city is testimony to the variety of cultures that flourished here. It has been declared a World Heritage Site to preserve the unique ethnic and artistic wealth of buildings and mosques. The streets are small, white pages, picturesque alleys and houses are part of the beauty of this city foundation.

2. Madrid

Madrid cityMadrid is the capital and largest city of Spain, for you who loved footbal, Madrid is home to La Liga football club Real Madrid, who play their home games at the Santiago Bernabéu. Madrid is the most touristic city of Spain, the third in the EU, the fourth-most touristic of the continent, and the seventh in the world according to Forbes. Is the 10th most livable city in the world according to Monocle magazine, in its 2010 index. Madrid also ranks among the 12 greenest European cities in 2010. Madrid is currently a Candidate City for the 2020 Summer Olympics.

3. Barcelona

BarcelonaBarcelona is the capital of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain, after Madrid. In this city, where the Real Madrid FC rival based, Barcelona FC. Barcelona is located on the Mediterranean coast between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besòs and is bounded to the west by the Serra de Collserola ridge (512 m/1,680 ft). Barcelona has a rich cultural heritage and is today an important cultural centre and a major tourist destination. Particularly renowned are the architectural works of Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Domènech i Montaner, which have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

4. Valencia

Valencia cityValencia is the capital of the autonomous community of Valencia and the third largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona. Valencia is situated on the banks of the Turia river, on the eastern coast of the Iberian peninsula and the western part of the Mediterranean Sea, fronting the Gulf of Valencia. Many local landmarks were restored, including the ancient Towers of the medieval city (Serrano Towers and Quart Towers), and the San Miguel de los Reyes monastery which now holds a conservation library. Whole sections of the old city, for example the Carmen Quarter, have been extensively renovated. The Paseo Marítimo, a 4 km (2 mi) long palm tree-lined promenade was constructed along the beaches of the north side of the port (Playa Las Arenas, Playa Cabañal and Playa de la Malvarrosa).

5. Seville

Seville citySeville is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Andalusia and the province of Seville. It is situated on the plain of the River Guadalquivir. The inhabitants of the city are known as sevillanos or hispalenses, after the Roman name of the city, Hispalis.  There are tourist destination such as Seville Cathedral, La Giralda tower, Plaza de España Square, The Royal Alcázar of Seville, María Luisa Park, The Torre del Oro tower, Indias archive, Plaza de América Square etc.

6. Granada

GranadaGranada is a city and the capital of the province of Granada, in the autonomous community of Andalusia. Granada is located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains, at the confluence of three rivers, the Beiro, the Darro and the Genil. The Alhambra, a Moorish citadel and palace, is in Granada. It is the most renowned building of the Andalusian Islamic historical legacy with its many cultural attractions that make Granada a popular destination among the touristic cities of Spain.

7. Marbella

Marbella coastlineMarbella is a city and municipality in southern Spain, belonging to the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia. It is part of the region of the Costa del Sol and is the headquarters of the Association of Municipalities of the region. Marbella is situated on the Mediterranean Sea, between Málaga and the Gibraltar Strait, in the foothills of the Sierra Blanca. If you are looking for beautiful beaches, great coastline and some of the best hotels and resorts in the world, then your destination is Marbella, Malaga. Enjoy stunning views, great food and wine and olives each variety.

8. Bilbao

BilbaoBilbao is a municipality and city in Spain, the capital of the province of Biscay in the autonomous community of the Basque Country. Bilbao lies within one of the most populous metropolitan areas in northern Spain. The Bilbao metropolitan area includes the comarca of Greater Bilbao plus satellite towns, ranking the fifth largest in Spain. There also some beautiful beaches that you can visit such as Playa de Armintza, Playa de Bakio, Aritxatxu, Laidatxu Toña, San Antonio, San Cristóbal and more.

9. Segovia

Segovia tourist destinationSegovia is a city in the autonomous region of Castile and León, its the capital of Segovia Province. In 1985 the old city of Segovia and its Aqueduct were declared World Heritage by UNESCO. Within the environment of the old city, stand diversity of historic buildings both civil and religious, not just catholics but also Jews, like the district that served this minority, which commemorates the different cultures in the city.

10. Palma de Mallorca

Palma de MallorcaPalma de Mallorca is the major city and port on the island of Majorca (Mallorca) and capital city of the autonomous community of the Balearic Islands in Spain. A city on the island of Mallorca, it is really the only city Mallorca. Networks evolve alongside modern hotel with narrow alleys and old-world corridor and plaza. Cathedral in the city center have now been restored to its former glory.

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