The Ultimate Spain Travel Guide: The Best Destinations, Food, and Travel Tips
This is the ultimate Spain travel guide to help you plan your trip to Spain, a compilation of my best Spain posts. It has basically everything you need to know about Spain. if there’s you have a question and can’t find the answer here then send me a message ASAP!
I’m a self-confessed Hispanophile who has spent a lot of time in Spain. I studied abroad in the Basque Country and taught English in Madrid. Now, I go back as often as I can and even own a mega-sized Spanish flag. So, of course, I constantly write about the incredible things to do there. But it’s not all fun and games, unfortunately, so I address some of the negative aspects, too. Here, you’ll find a compilation of all my Spain travel guides and tips, covering everything from food and festivals to packing tips and racial issues. Whether you’re visiting for the first or tenth time, you’ll learn something new.
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Your Complete Guide to Spain
Check out these posts to find out about bucket list destinations, top beaches, language tips, important travel tips, and everything you need to know about visiting Spain.
What are the best things to do in Barcelona?
There are so many things to do in Barcelona, the most visited city in Spain. How do you choose what to do in the Catalan capital? I’ve created a self-guided walking tour for you to visit 10 must-see places in Barcelona. This post comes with an interactive map – perfect for first-time visitors!
What are the top bucket list activities to do in Spain?
There are the experiences you absolutely must have in Spain at least once in your lifetime! From attending famous festivals to visiting Moorish palaces to eating must-try dishes, this Spain travel guide shows you 9 experiences you cannot miss Spain, the ultimate Spain bucket list.
Which Spanish dishes do visitors need to try?
You’ve probably heard a lot about Tapas and Paella, but there is so much more to eat in Spain. Here are 6 dishes you have to try on your visit to Spain, the ultimate Spain foodie guide.
What do tourists need to know before going to Spain?
Do you want to save yourself time, energy, and potential embarrassment? Then read these 10 travel tips you need to know before visiting Spain. From language tips to money-saving hacks, this travel guide will prepare you to travel Spain like a pro.
What do I need I need to pack for summer in Spain?
Find out exactly what to pack and what to leave at home for your summer getaway to Spain. This Spain travel guide will save you the guesswork and help you pack your luggage in no time.
Why you should visit the Cies Islands
The Cies Islands are a little-known destination in Galicia, Northern Spain. One of the beaches there has even been voted the best beach in the world! Read on to see why you should add the Cies Islands to you Spain bucket list.
Free Things To Do in Madrid
The Spanish capital is brimming with affordable things to do, from touring food markets to strolling through gorgeous parks. This Spain travel guide shows you 101 free or ridiculously cheap things to do in Madrid. It also comes with an interactive map with all 101 locations laid out for you!
The Most Underrated Destinations in Spain
Madrid and Barcelona are definitely worth a visit, but so are tons of other lesser-known cities in Spain. Find out about 8 underrated cities you have to visit in Spain. This hidden gems will blow you away!
Black Travel Advice: Dealing with Racism in Spain
Underneath the glossy images of Flamenco dancers and valiant matadors, there is a major race problem in Spain. Get a complete account of my experience with racism as a black expat in Spain. My goal is to ease the concerns of black travelers and show why Spain is still a must-see destination despite the race issues.
Solo Female Travel Tips: How To Travel Spain Like a Pro
The typical Spain travel guide for solo female travelers tells you to eat tapas, drink Sangria, and watch a Flamenco show. Forget those generic travel tips and find out how to really have a great time traveling solo in Spain. This is the fearless solo female traveler’s guide to Spain.
How To Teach English in Spain
In this guide, I show you how I moved to Spain as a broke 20-something and traveled Europe for nearly a year. Learn the steps to become an English teacher in Spain and travel long-term on a budget. This post breaks down the process of applying to the Spanish government’s Auxiliares de Conversacion English teaching program.
Why Granada is the ultimate Spanish Bucket List Destination
Barcelona is way too touristy to give you an authentic Spanish experience. Where do you go instead? Granada! From grand architecture to authentic Flamenco shows, Granada showcases the best that Spain has to offer. Find out why Granada is the best place to visit in Spain.
5 Mistakes To Avoid at La Sagrada Familia
Before you visit La Sagrada Familia, Gaudi’s famous basilica in Barcelona, read this guide. It will save you from making the most common mistakes that tourists, including myself, make at the most visited attraction in Barcelona. Plan your trip to save time and make the most of the experience.
The 10 Best Beaches in Spain
With 3,000 miles of coastline, including two islands, Spain has no shortage of beautiful beaches. So which ones do you choose? Find out about the 10 best beaches you must visit in Spain before you die. They are that beautiful.
What’s the best way to get from Barcelona airport to your hotel?
There are so many ways to get from the Barcelona Airport to the city. Which one do you choose? In this post, I break down the transportation options – bus, taxi, metro, train, and private transfers. Compare prices and travel times to see which option is best for you.
What are the most important things to know before visiting Barcelona?
Wandering about the independence movement in Catalunya? Maybe the social etiquette? These are the most essential tips for your first visit to Barcelona. Find out what to do and what NOT to do to prepare for your trip. This includes politics, museums, free activities, and more.
How do they celebrate Christmas in Barcelona?
Christmas is the perfect time to visit Barcelona. Learn about the famous Barcelona Christmas markets, Caga Tio, the Three Kings parade, and more. Discover the top things to do if you’re visiting Barcelona over Christmas.
Free Things To Do in Barcelona
You don’t have to break the bank to have a great time in Barcelona! Find out about 25 fun and free activities to do, from free museums on Sundays to free walking tours to free live music. Check out these activities to add to your Barcelona itinerary!
How to design your own free Barcelona walking tour
Touring Gaudi’s quirky buildings is the #1 reason to visit Barcelona. Here’s a self-guided walking tour that will take you to 6 of Gaudi’s most spectacular works in Barcelona, including La Sagrada Familia and Park Guell. The tour includes a map to make it super easy for you to find the destinations.
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