The culture in Spain is very unique, the Spanish are very welcoming and the country is known for its exotic beaches and lots of sunshine. Spain is also called the land of bullfighting because bullfighting is a very popular sport in Spain.

Spain is one of the culture centres of Europe and it has been called so for several years now. The artistic heritage in Spain is second to none; Francisco de Goya was a very popular painter of the 18th century. His portraits of royalty are still preserved by the Spanish because these portraits are believed to be very special Two compelling arguments that Spain fronts to attract international visitors are its benign and pleasant climate for a considerable part of the year in practically all national territory, especially the tourists areas; and its rich gastronomy.

Furthermore, the influence of the Mediterranean, the Atlantic and the Cantabrian, although this to a lesser extent, makes the coast's temperatures very mild virtually all through the year. Also, this includes the Canarian archipelago that boasts of constant and pleasant temperature averages in any season.

Secondly, Spain’s gastronomy is a major factor since Spanish cuisine is one of the most appreciated globally. This is because of the diversity of products and how it introduces seasonal, good quality food and components at relatively inexpensive prices.

A Quick Glance

What Is Spain Famous For?


Madrid is the capital of Spain and home to around 3.3 million people. It is the political, economic, and cultural centre of Spain and it’s located right at the heart of the country. But what is Madrid known for? Madrid is known for its historical buildings, food markets, and the royals. It’s also known for its renaissance and contemporary art museums, sunny blue skies, unique neighbourhoods, and bustling nightlife. Puerta del Sol, literally “door of the sun”, is one of the most famous squares in Madrid and a meeting point for locals and tourists alike. It’s the centre of the city and the first stop for most visitors.


 Gran Vía, the most famous boulevard of Madrid, was built between 1910 and 1929 to connect the Salamanca and Argüelles neighbourhoods. It’s filled with shops, restaurants, and some of the city’s most iconic buildings, like the Metropolis or the Carrion building with the famous Schweppes sign.


Barcelona is known for its exceptional soccer and the brilliant architecture of Antoni Gaudi. It’s also famous for its modern art museums, serene parks, golden shoreline, and tasty tapas. The FC Barcelona stadium known as Camp Nou is the largest stadium in Europe, and one of the largest in the world. It was built in 1957 and has the seating capacity of a whooping 99,354! Not only it’s home to the world-famous football team, it’s also one of the main attractions in the city. It even has its own museum – one of the city’s most visited sights. La Rambla is known as the heart of Barcelona’s social life, it is a wide, tree-shaded street which divides the old town into two parts. Parque Güell is an enormous urban park filled with beautifully landscaped gardens and peculiar architectonical elements, done by none other than the legendary Antoni Gaudí.


Malaga is the capital of the Costa del Sol. They say that it is “the new Barcelona”, due to its large cultural variety; it is considered the most cosmopolitan city in the south of Spain. It is a city where its strong historical significance fuses together with its modern and avant-garde character, with a very special charm.


Malaga offers a great variety for tourists, as you can enjoy its extensive beaches, its many historical monuments, its diverse museums, and a wide variety of leisure activities for all tastes. This, together with its privileged climate, which you can enjoy all year round, makes Malaga one of the major tourist destinations in Spain. Layers of history can be seen at every turn: ruins of a Roman theatre, a medieval Moorish castle built on the remains of a Phoenician lighthouse, the 13th-century Alcazaba, and a beautiful Baroque cathedral.


Besides cultural attractions, Málaga offers the stunning scenery of the Costa del Sol along with its balmy weather and beautiful beaches. Leafy palm trees line the seaside promenades, and tropical vegetation flourishes throughout the city. A must-see attraction for lovers of modern art, this museum in the Old Town displays an extensive collection of Málaga's famous native son. Picasso's childhood home (the house at 15 Plaza de la Merced) is now the Picasso Birthplace Museum (Museo Casa Natal de Picasso).


Seville has ambiance to spare! In fact, it’s one of the most famous cities in Spain. Between the orange-scented courtyards, stunning Mudéjar architecture, and joyful, impromptu flamenco dancing in cozy plazas after dark, Seville is a dream come true. Seville’s cathedral, Santa Maria de la Sede, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the world’s largest Gothic cathedral in the world. The Courtyard of the Maidens (Patio de las Doncellas) is another treat to see. It includes several reception rooms arranged around a long rectangular reflecting pool surrounded by sunken gardens. One of the best things to do in Seville is to cross the Guadalquivir River for a visit to Mercado de Triana. There are also a number of restaurants where you can get tapas or a sit-down lunch, a flamenco theatre and even a cooking school where you can learn how to make some delicious Spanish cuisine to impress your friends back home!


Ibiza is known for the variety of its nightlife and if anything can be assumed, it's that you're going to have some fun. From world famous nightclubs to private parties where fun is guaranteed. Yet, it's not all about parties; there are also lots of daytime activities to enjoy such as handicraft markets for example. Ibiza is known as a party island, but what many people don’t know, is that it also has a relaxed and peaceful side to it. The island is suited for the young and the old. Enjoy the nature of the quiet north, for example, and the beautiful beaches. Even with kids, you can enjoy a wonderful holiday on the island.


Ibiza is also seen as the perfect party island with the most awesome parties and the most well known DJs. Each summer, stars like Hardwell, Martin Garrix, David Guetta, and Avicii turn the island on its head. When you love parties, this is definitely one beautiful island you’ll want to visit once in your lifetime. Visit the largest club in the world, the “Privilege“, or show your dance moves at one of the other happening clubs like the PachaUshuaia, or Sankeys. From Ibiza, you have the opportunity to get out and explore other places around the island. Rent a catamaran, for example, visit Formentera. This island, which is just nine kilometres away from Ibiza, is also called the Caribbean Island of the Mediterranean Sea. Here, you will find snow-white beaches, crystal turquoise blue seas, and delightful nature. It is highly recommended to make a visit here when you’re in Ibiza!


Valencia is the third-largest city in Spain. This is considered more a slow traveller city than just a quick holiday destination. The perfect combination of art, culture, fun nightlife, amazing beach and insane unique festivals all year round. We learned in our visit to Valencia that is the ideal, especially for food loversA big hearty plate of comforting paella is enough to make anyone swoon over Spanish cuisine. And while paella can be found in countless forms all across Spain, its roots lie in Valencia. Valencia’s Old Town is unbelievable charming and atmospheric. It’s a huge focal point for the cities rich heritage and history with its countless cafes and centuries-old architecture that tells a story. One of the most prominent features of the Old Town is the ancient Silk Exchange known as Lonja de la Seda and the San Nicolas Frescoes.


If there’s one thing Spaniards really nail, it’s a party atmosphere. And Valencia is no exception. Valencia is famous for its celebratory spirit, especially in March. Every year the city comes alive with Las Fallas – a traditional celebration which consists of burning massive cartoonish statues throughout the city and involves a days-long party to commemorate the onset of spring. 


The Basque Country coastline, which extends along the Bay of Biscay has many spectacular beaches that nature lovers can enjoy all year round.

Spectacular landscapes contrasted by steep cliffs, charming fishing villages and some of the best surfing waves in the world! These are just a few of the countless wonders that the Basque coast has to offer to avid nature fans. Bilbao is home to some of the most impressive beaches (playas) in Spain, offering something for everyone, whether it’s catching waves or taking in the natural wonders on foot.


Because of the beach’s proximity to the city of Bilbao, La Salvaje is a great place to combine both surf and city. It’s also very conveniently located, as it can be reached by metro directly from Bilbao. Take a boat ride on the Nervión River to discover Bilbao’s landmarks from a different angle. The 2 most popular boat tours are run by Billboats and RiverCheer which offer 1 and 2 hour cruises from the City Hall to Deusto canal entrance, and further down to the sea


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