Spain is a beautiful country bordering both the Atlantic Ocean as well as the Mediterranean Sea. Its background goes all the way back to prehistoric times, as it has long been a well sought after country as far as location is concerned. Modern day Spain is a beautifully diverse country offering up Spanish culture at its best. The cities within Spain each have their own unique stories and histories, each as interesting as the next. Spain is mostly a peninsula country; its geography is varied and almost entirely surrounded by water. There are many cities in Spain and they each serve different roles in the economic structure of the country.
Cities in Spain: Madrid
Spain Madrid city
Madrid is not only capitol of Spain, but the largest city in all of Spain. Madrid is the heart of Spain, and is constantly bustling with tourism. It is said to be the most Spanish city in Spain. More people visit Madrid then any other city within Spain. This urban city brings great Spanish cuisine, night clubs and is the best place to experience Spanish live music.
Spain Barcelona city
Barcelona is the 2nd biggest city in all of Spain, with an economy that makes it the 4th richest city in the European Union. Barcelona is, among other things, the largest metropolis on the Mediterranean coastline. Barcelona’s International Airport receives roughly 30 million passengers per year, and remains on the most important tourist attractions in Spain. Great beaches, pubs, restaurants can be found in Barcelona. Barcelona is filled with rich history or arts and architecture.
Spain Valencia city
Valencia is the 3rd largest city in Spain, boasting a dense population and rich heritage. It is a beautiful city adorned with unique structures and lovely homes. Many people come from all over the world to sample some of the wonderful gastronomic foods that Valencia offers.
Spain Granada city
Granada is the capital of the province with the same name in Southern Spain. It is a beautiful, small city, at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and it spreads all across the Darro and Genil valleys. The settlement is famous mainly due to its historical Moorish, Gothic and Renaissance heritage.
Spain Seville city
Seville is the fourth largest city in Spain and the capital of the famous region Andalusia. It is a large artistic, cultural and economic center, famous for its famous touristic attractions, such as the Giralda Tower and the Alcazar Palace. In fact, Alcazar, Seville’s Cathedral and Archivo de Indias have been included in the UNESCO World Heritage in 1987.
Spain Bilbao city
Bilbao is the largest city in the Basque Country and in the province of Vizcaya. It is an industrial settlement, located along the Nervion River. The city is mainly famous due to its City Hall constant efforts to renew and modernize it and also because of the Bilbao phenomenon – the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao has attracted an incredible number of tourists and has become a cultural, social and economic phenomenon.
San Sebastian city
San Sebastian, also known as Donostia, is an important city in the Basque region in Northern Spain. Today, the city is in the top of the best beaches in the country, but it offers so much more to its visitors – traditional boulevards mixed among futuristic buildings, many bars and restaurants and also plenty of opportunities for shopping lovers.
Spain Ibiza city
Everybody has heard of Ibiza or even intended to once visit it. It is the most famous Balearic Islands, situated the closest to the east coast of Spain. Besides its famous beaches, tourists can enjoy open-air concerts, can walk around through the city surrounded with Renaissance walls, or attend theater and opera performances.
Spain Malaga city
Malaga has gained its popularity especially due to its inspired location, Costa del Sol, 100 kilometers away from the Gibraltar Strait. It is a wonderful destination for vacations or short visits, due to its incredible array of beaches, luxurious nature and gentle weather.
No matter which cities in Spain you choose to go, there will also be surprises awaiting for you…
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