Spain, the name itself conjures up images of the sun, sand and the sea. If you want to take a holiday in España, you will realize that there are plenty of things to see, do and experience whichever way you go because of the diversity of the country. There are indeed many reasons to visit Spain, and here are 5 of them.

1. Marvel at the Marvelous Architecture

Alhambra-Granada-Spain Flickr/Julián Rejas De Castro

The influence of the Moors who presided over Spain for more than 700 years can be easily found in the superb Alhambra Palace in Granada and in Alcazaba in Almeria. You can also see the magnificent Gothic architecture in the cities of Madrid and Barcelona, not to mention Gaudi’s masterpieces in the latter. Another example of the Moorish influence in Spain can be seen in the Santa Barbara Castle of Alicante.

2. Eating and Drinking Takes on a Whole New Meaning

Tapas-SpainFlickr/Salomé Chaussure

The country is renowned for its food and drink that suits every taste. You can visit a Spanish tapas bar and find out for yourself. Spain is also home to some of the finest and most tempting wines in the world. Some of the famous culinary treats include the rice dishes, paella and the wonderful seafood. The top wine growing regions in Spain is in La Rioja, while Jerez is where sherry originates. 

3. Soak In the Sunshine and Become a Water Baby

Costa-Brava-SpainFlickr/Michele Ursino

Spain is a country that boasts of plenty of sunshine throughout the year. Moreover, no matter where you go in this beautiful country, you are never far from a beach. You can find beautiful beaches all along the coastlines from the east, west and south. Then there are the island resorts. You can choose from the Balearic Islands and the Canaries and have a wonderful time. If you desire secluded coves, you can opt for the Costa Brava, and if on the other hand you want a land of vast sand, you can check out the other island resorts also.

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4. Get Happily Lost in the Wilderness (…in the metaphorical sense, though literally also has its positive aspects)

Asturias-SpainFlickr/Pablo Nicolás Taibi Cicare

If you want a journey on the off beaten track then you can venture out to the Spanish wilds and view the fauna and flora of the diverse and exciting country. You can find wild horses in Andalucia and wild brown bears in the Asturias region. There are also some wonderful parks such as the Parque Natural Cabo de Gata in Almeria and the Mount Teide National Park in Tenerife which is also home to the third highest volcano in the world.

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5. Coz It Is About Putting On Your Dancing Shoes And Making Merry!


Last but not the least is the fiestas and the flamenco dancing. Spain is known to be the home of some of the most vibrant, colorful and exhilarating festivals of the world. You can feel the passion of a Fiesta Espana at the San Fermin Bull Running Festival of Pamplona or La Tomatino (tomato throwing festival) in Bunol. So, if you go to Spain for a vacation you can enjoy the real flavor of traditional Spanish culture by sampling a flamenco show or grind to the latest beats on the island paradise of Ibiza!