Amazing Bucket List Experiences in Spain


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Are you planning the ultimate Spain trip? These bucket list experiences in Spain will turn the trip of your dreams into an epic adventure.

Spain is a fantastic country with amazing food, a rich history, multi-cultural architecture, natural wonders and so much more. There are plenty of bucket list experiences in Spain, and these 25 are the best ones.

This guide is both a list of my favorite experiences in Spain that I have already done and those that are still on my bucket list. I have asked fellow travelers to write about some of the places I have not yet visited, so hopefully, this list of epic experiences in Spain will tell you everything you need to know for your ultimate Spain trip.

Bucket list experiences in Spain

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About these Bucket List Experiences in Spain

Having heard a lot about my grandfather’s travels by bike through Spain, I always dreamed of visiting the places he had talked about. And yet, it was not until I was nearly 21 that I first visited the country. I arrived in Seville by bus, and that was the beginning of my love story with Spain.

Since that first trip, I have traveled to Spain and Spanish Islands 12 times, and every single visit made me realize just how many bucket list experiences there are in Spain.

And while I keep exploring new places, my list of things to do in Spain is only growing as I learn of new astonishing places in this country. But that is to be expected, as there is an endless number of hidden gems in Spain.

Spain Bucket List : Sightseeing

1. visit the Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

The Sagrada Familia is likely the most commonly known unfinished structure worldwide. Designed by Antoni Gaudi, this basilica is a work of art and it would take a long time to spot every single detail of the facades alone. 

The construction began in 1882, and by the time Gaudi died in 1926, only a fourth of the project had been completed. In recent years, more and more of the towers of the Sagrada Familia have finally been completed, and it is set to be completed within the decade.

Therefore, every single visit allows you to see it in a different state of construction, which makes visiting it a unique bucket list experience in Spain.

Do not forget to marvel at the Nativity facade before entering it to see a real spectacle of light. The colorful windows illuminate the interior in a breathtaking way, which makes visiting it one of the highlights of every trip to Spain. Be sure to look up at the unique ceiling!

A ticket to enter the Sagrada Familia costs 26€ per person and an audio guide is included. If you prefer a guided tour, you will have to pay 4€ more. Most of the time you can also visit the completed towers for an extra fee.

Sagrada Familia Barcelona Gaudi

The entry tickets can be bought two months in advance, and during the high season, it is best not to wait too long if you want to visit this bucket list experience in Spain on a specific date and at a specific time.

If you are interested in seeing more buildings that were designed by Gaudí, you should also check out Park Güell, Casa Milà, and Casa Batlló.

2. visit Madrid: the Royal Palace & a Crystal Palace

Royal Palace Madrid Spain

Madrid is the Spanish capital, and as such, it is home to the Royal Palace. It is the official residence of the royal family and is open to the public. If you do not want to tour this Spanish bucket list destination, you have a nice view of the outside from the Sabatini Gardens.

The admission fee is 12€, and 16€ if you also want to visit the Royal Kitchen. Aside from seeing the opulent rooms of the palace, you also get to visit the historic gardens and take in the temporary exhibitions. 

And if you are not that big of a fan of anything royal, you can check out a completely different ‘palace’ in Madrid: the beautiful Palacio de Cristal in El Retiro Park. It is a conservatory and was originally built as a greenhouse. There is no entry fee.

3. explore the The Royal Alcazar in Seville

The ‘Real Alcázar’ is the oldest Royal Palace in use in Europe and an exceptionally beautiful structure that combines elements of different cultures and time periods. The oldest parts of it, are prime examples of Moorish architecture in Spain, while other elements are representative of Gothic, Renaissance, and Romanesque design. Therefore, the complex itself is a retelling of Spanish history.

It is situated next to the Cathedral of Seville and the Archivo de Indias, and in combination, these three structures have been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. So of the highlights of the Alcázar include the Palacio del Yeso, the Patio de Poncellas in the Palacio del Rey Don Pedro, and the gardens that include a labyrinth.

A normal ticket that allows you to explore the lower level of the Alcázar costs 14.50€ per adult and 7€ for students (that are EU citizens and between 14 and 30 years old). Meanwhile, a ticket with an audioguide costs 6€ more. If you also want to see the Cuarto Real Alto, the upper royal rooms, adults have to pay 20€ for a combi ticket and students have to pay 12.50€ Just know, that the upper rooms can only be visited in the morning.

On Mondays, admission is free during the last opening hour. If you buy your tickets online, a service of 1€ per ticket applies. All tickets include free visits to the Bellver Museum, the Antiquarium, the Triana Ceramic Museum, and the San Jorge Museum.

4. tour the Cathedral of Palma

Also known as ‘La Seu’, the Cathedral of Palma is a Gothic Roman structure that was completed in 1601. As you enter it, your eyes are drawn up to the ceiling of the incredibly high central nave and the colorful stained-glass rosette windows. This is especially the case when direct sunlight hits the windows, and therefore illuminates the support beams of the Cathedral. It is a truly impressive sight that makes it obvious why some call it the ‘Cathedral of Light’!

Visiting it is a true bucket list experience in Spain, but if you are not interested in seeing the interior, you should still marvel at it from the outside. Visit the Parc de la Mar and see the Cathedral’s reflection in the water. It is a great photo motive!

Get a Palma Cathedral Entry Ticket

You can tour the Cathedral between 10 AM & 2:15 PM. A ticket costs 8€ for adults and 12€ if you want to access the terraces that can only be accessed during certain months. If you like contemporary art, you will also love the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament that was envisioned by Barceló. It is a complete contrast to the rest of the Cathedral and is located in the right nave.

Spain Experiences Palma Cathedral
Palma Cathedral

5. visit the Alhambra in Granada

With its’ Islamic architecture, the Alhambra in Granada is an important structure that tells the story of the time of Islamic rule in Spain from 711 to 1492. Named after its red walls, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is incredibly beautiful, and some travelers speak fondly of their visit even tho it was decades ago.

Tour the Alcazaba citadel, the Courtyard of the Lions, and marvel at the detailed works of art of this marvelous structure. It takes around 3 hours to see everything the Alhambra has to offer.

With an entrance fee of 31,90€ per adult and 9,90€ per child, it is not the cheapest place to visit, but this bucket list experience in Spain is well worth the expense. If you book your ticket online and plan to visit it after 2 PM, an evening discount of 10% applies. An audio guide in five languages is included in the ticket.

6. explore the Mausoleum of Lovers of Teruel

Visiting the Mausoleum of Lovers of Teruel will make you travel through time to the 13th century and become a part of one of the most fascinating Spanish legends – the tragic love story of Diego and Isabel, the Lovers of Teruel.

Mausoleum of Lovers of Teruel
The Lovers of Teruel

The tale of Lovers of Teruel has inspired Spanish artists and poets for centuries, so it is a must on every Spain Bucket List. While the mummies of Diego and Isabel were found and placed in the current tombs in 1560, the Mausoleum was opened to the public in 2005.

The entrance costs 9 euros and it´s highly recommended to book a few days in advance. An audioguide is included in the entrance price and the tour´s duration is around 45 min.

According to the legend, Diego and Isabel were in love since their childhood, but the girl’s wealthy family didn’t want her to marry someone out of their social class. However, they gave Diego 5 years to build a fortune, so he left the city. In 5 years he returned rich, but Isabel’s family had already arranged her marriage to another man.

Diego didn’t want to believe that Isabel was married to someone else, so he went to see her and asked for a kiss. She refused because according to her – now she belonged to another man. Diego´s heart was broken and he died at that very same moment. The next day during his funeral ceremony Isabel mysteriously passed away by his side.

How to get there: Mausoleum of Lovers of Teruel is located at c. Matias Abad 3, in the city center of Teruel (only 500m away from the local train station). You can get to Teruel by train or car from all the major Spanish cities like Madrid, Barcelona or Valencia.

Where to stay: Gran Hotel Botanicos in the Teruel City Center.

Considered a Bucket list experience by Anna, At Lifestyle Crossroads

7. visit La Alcazaba in Málaga

When visiting Spain, something you need to add to your bucket list experiences in Spain is exploring the Alcazaba in Malaga. It is a beautiful Moorish fortress-palace located in the city center and one of the main attractions in the city that you cannot miss. This fortress-palace immerses you in the Muslim period in Andalusia through history and architecture.

As you walk through it, you can contemplate outstanding courtyards (patios) filled with neat bushes, scented flowers like jasmines, and fountains. Not only can you explore the courtyards, but walk on the walls to get some of the best panoramic views in the city.

To enter the Alcazaba, you need to pay a small fee of 3,50€. However, you can also visit it for free every Sunday after 2 PM.

Alcazaba Guided Tour

Alcazaba de Malaga Experiences in Spain

Getting there: Getting to the Alcazaba is very easy as it is surrounded by other incredible historical and interesting buildings such as the Roman theatre, and the famous El Pimpi bar-restaurant.

Accommodation: If you are looking at where to stay in Malaga, Room Mate Valeria is in a great location – next to Larios Street – and has modern rooms that have been designed thinking about the natural elements that represent Malaga.

By Cristina of My Little World of Travelling

8. see the Mosque-Cathedral (Mezquita) in Córdoba

The city of Cordoba, in itself, is a bucket list destination in Spain. The photogenic city features an abundance of relics from its past, including Roman, Islamic, Jewish, and Catholic influences. This melting pot of styles is partly why the city gained its UNESCO heritage status. If you’re traveling in the south of Spain, then be sure to visit the city. 

Although you could see all of the highlights in just one day in Cordoba, you could easily extend this into a full weekend trip and still find plenty to see. The Alcazar, Jewish District, and Roman Bridge are all great things to see here but the most iconic landmark in Cordoba is the Mosque-Cathedral, which is also known as the Mezquita.

Cordoba Mosque Cathedral Spain

Everything about this building is jaw-droppingly beautiful. Once inside, you’ll be welcomed by the extensive hall which features the signature red and white bricked arches supported on 856 columns. The materials to build this vast structure were taken from a nearby Roman temple.

Inside, you’ll find numerous alcoves decorated with a mix of Catholic, Cristian, Gothic, and of course Islamic influences. In the center, you’ll find the jaw-droppingly stunning Capilla Mayor with its gigantic central dome and the intricate Marsura Dome.

The Mezquita is still a working place of worship, so check the opening times as it’s closed for services. Although the Mosque-Cathedral is open for visitors, to keep the integrity that this is an active building, there is a distinct lack of signage and information boards around. If you want more insight into what you’re looking at, including more details about the building and its history, then hire one of the guides at the entrance. 

It’s very straightforward to get to Cordoba, it’s well connected to other major towns by a frequent bus and train service. If you’re staying overnight, then opt for accommodation that’s within the city walls.

Explored by Becki from Meet Me In Departures

Thrilling Outdoor Experiences in Spain

9. explore the volcanic underwater landscape of Gran Canaria

There are a lot of adventurous things to do in Gran Canaria, but scuba diving is undeniably one of the best of them.

Spain Bucket List Diving Gran Canaria

With its impressive volcanic underwater landscapes full of caverns, arches, and swim-throughs, it is an ideal destination for a scuba diving holiday.

Read more: Scuba Diving in Gran Canaria

Some of the best dive sites can be found in the El Cabrón Marine Reserve, but there are also amazing dives sites in the south and the north. So be sure to also explore Pasito Blanco, Pasito Artificial and Le Catedral.

10. visit a Pink Lake: Laguna Rosa, Torravieja

Laguna Rosa near Torrevieja is a pink lake, and visiting it is one of the most amazing bucket list experiences in Spain. This bubble-gum pink lake is best visited in late spring or early summer, and a wonderful day trip from Alicante.

There is no entry fee at any of the lake entry points, but keep in mind that it is not allowed to swim in the lake.

Getting there: To get to Laguna Rosa, you need a car or take a taxi from Torrevieja, as there is no public transport.

Read more: Pink Lakes around the World

11. watch the sunset from Roque Nublo, Gran Canaria

There are plenty of amazing viewpoints all over Spain, but the view from Roque Nublo is one of the most epic ones. Therefore, seeing the sunset from Roque Nublo is one of those experiences in Spain that everyone should add to their bucket list.

Getting there requires a hike of less than 2 km, and while some sections can be considered steep, it is on the easier side of hikes. Therefore, it is suitable for hiking alone. Once you reach the foot of Roque Nublo, you will be rewarded with a stunning view over the Tejeda Caldera.

The fading sunlight paints the area in marvelous colors, so be sure to bring a headtorch so you can stay until it is dark without having to hike back in the dark.

Spain Experiences Roque Nublo
Triangle View Roque Nublo Spain
Roque Nublo Sunset Hike Spain

12. go diving in the Murcia Region

The Murcia region in the south of the country is another great diving destination in Spain. After all, it hides the Cueva de Agua, a freshwater caves system with a constant water temperature of 29°C. And while it is only accessible to trained cave divers, there are many more amazing dives sites along the coast of the Murcia region.

In fact, the region is said to have some of the best scuba diving in the Mediterranean. You can dive in the Islas Hormigas Marine Reserve with its 7 dive sites including Bajo de Fuera, explore wrecks like the Naranjito or the Carbonero, or do shore dives at dive sites like Cala Reona with an underwater cavern.

13. climb Mount Teide in Tenerife

With a height of 3715 meters, Mount Teide is the highest elevation in Spain. This volcano offers a stunning view over the entire island of Tenerife and even some of the surrounding Canary islands, so visiting it is a bucket list experience in Spain.

If you love hiking, you can tackle the 5:30 hours-long 8.31km hike up to the peak of Mount Teide. The hike starts at Montaña Blanca at an altitude of 2348 meters and includes some rather steep sections.

There is a cable car that can take you up to an altitude of 3555 meters, so you can take in the stunning view even if you are not a passionate hiker or just do not feel like tackling a challenging hike.

A return cable car ticket costs 37€, but you can also only book an ascent or descent ride for 21€.

You need a permit to hike from La Rambleta, where the cable car ends, to the peak. The Telesforo Brava trail has a limited capacity, and therefore there are only 200 permits per day. Each permit is for a two hours long time slot between 9 AM and 5 PM.

It is best to get the permit 2 to 3 months in advance, as there is a good chance that there will be no available tickets left if you plan your hike later. You can get your Teide peak permit here.

Mount Teide seen from Gran Canaria
Mount Teide as seen from Gran Canaria

Mount Teide Hiking Tour with Cable Car

14. hike the Camino de Santiago

The Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James) has many routes, but all of them lead to Santiago de Compostela and the tomb of St. James.

The Camino Francés that starts in Sr. Jean-Pied-du-Port is by far the most popular route and has a length of 767 km. It is said to be the route with the biggest ‘pilgrimage experience’ and it is hard to get lost along the way, as the route is well marked by the official sign of a scallop shell on a blue background.

It takes at least 30 days to complete the hike on this old pilgrimage route, and hiking the Camino is said to be one of the best things to do when life overwhelms you and you have to clear your head.

There are plenty of very affordable pilgrimage accommodations along the way that are run on a first-come, first-serve basis. You need the official Pilgrimage Passport ‘Credeencial del Peregrino’ to stay there. In 2021, a digital version became available in the app stores.

If you want to continue onwards once you have reached Santiago de Compostella, you should add the Camino de Finistere. It usually takes 3 to 4 days to reach the coastal town of Finistere, where it is tradition to throw one’s shoes into the ocean. From an environmental point of view, I recommend throwing flowers or a wooden walking stick that you found along the way instead.

15. hike the Caminito del Rey

Although the name gives a mysterious vision of it being an ancient pilgrimage route done by royalty, the real reason behind it, and the name, is a little less intriguing. The Caminito del Rey is an aerial trail, built along the walls of the Gaitanes Gorge in Andalucia province. 

The building of the trail was started by the national train company, Renfe in 1901. In 1921 King Alfonso XIII traveled along this same trail, and hence the name, Caminito del Rey, which translates to King’s Path, was born. 

Caminito del Rey Outdoor Experiences in Spain

The original trail wasn’t much more than slabs of concrete and wooden beams suspended on metal spikes into the cliff. It was incredibly narrow at some points, with not much in the way of safety.

Over time, the elements made the bridge impassable, and large sections had collapsed. There are several accounts of people who fell to their deaths, wanting to take on the challenge, which gave rise to the name of the Caminito del Rey being of Spain’s most dangerous route.  

It was closed to access in February 2014, and a complete restoration of the trail took place, then in March 2015, it was opened to the public into the very much safer trail that you can walk today, and certainly worthy of being on your Spain bucket list.  

The Caminito del Rey hike is approximately 8 km long and depending on how fast you walk, can take up to 4 hours. You have the option of either self-guiding or booking a tour. The advantage of self-guiding is that you can walk at your own pace and stop to take as many photos as you like (the whole hike is incredibly photogenic). However, if you want more insight into the history of the Gorge and the Caminito, then opt for the guide. 

Although the trail is very safe, there is still an element of risk. After all, you’re walking on a platform suspended on the wall of the Gorge. If you have a fear of heights, this may be challenging, especially when you have to cross the suspended bridge.

You’ll be issued with a safety helmet because small rocks can fall off the cliff face and you’ll have to sign a disclaimer before you start the hike. There are a limited number of tickets on sale each day, so book in advance. It’s also worth checking the website on the day of your visit, as they close the Caminito del Rey if the weather is poor. 

By Becki from Andalucia Explored 

16. visit Isla Lobos

If you are on holiday in Spain, a trip to the Isla Lobos should be something to tick off from your Spain bucket list. Getting a water taxi from Fuerteventura to Isla Lobos is a unique experience. This tiny tranquil island is a great place to unwind. Due to the protection of this area, only 400 tourists can explore the nature reserve per day. It makes it even more special to be one of just a few visitors on the island.

You need to get permission to visit Isla Lobos which is free. However, it does not include a boat trip so head off to Puerto de Corralejo to find out more information about visiting this small island. Getting from Fuerteventura to Isla Lobos should not take more than 15 minutes.

Whether you are staying in Lanzarote or Fuerteventura, Lobos is just a stone’s throw away. Booking accommodation in Hotel Riu Palace Tres Islas will allow you to admire incredible views of Corralejo Sand Dunes in Fuerteventura, as well as unspoiled Isla Lobos. 

Isla Lobos Spain

Explored by Paulina from UKeveryday

17. hike Mulhacen – the highest peak of mainland Spain

One of the most amazing experiences to have in Spain is without a doubt to climb the highest peak in the Iberian Peninsula, Mulhacen (3479masl) in Sierra Nevada National Park. In the summer months, you can do it in a day by taking the park bus from Capileira to Mirador de Trevelez. The bus picks you up 6 hours later, which gives you plenty of time to hike to the top, snap a few photos of the views and the occasional mountain goat, have lunch with a view, and hike back down.

Hiking Mulhacen Spain

The more adventurous, make it a two-day hike from Capileira, Trevelez, or Hoya del Portillo, which is the highest point where you can take a private vehicle.

With sweeping views, strenuous climbs, and wildlife spottings, either route makes it some of the best experiences in Spain for outdoor lovers.

Before you head out on this adventure, make sure you have the right hiking gear, like good quality hiking boots, trekking poles, and a good hiking backpack with enough space for water, food, and the necessary layers of clothes. The weather can change a lot on the 3000-meter peaks so bring layers.

The best way to get to either Capileira or Trevelez is by car, as buses are very rare. You should stay at the village you hike from so that you can start early in the morning. They are both super charming!

Experience in Spain recommended by Linn Haglund of Andalucia Hiking

18. visit Timanfaya National Park in Lanzarote

Another bucket list experience in Spain is a visit to Timanfaya National Park on the Canarian island of Lanzarote. Made up of more than 100 volcanoes and lava fields, this park is among the most special national parks in Europe. The entire area is protected and a UNESCO biosphere reserve so you have to join a tour to visit it.

You can take one of the buses that leave every 20 minutes from a car park at the entrance. During a 2-hour drive around, you’ll see some of the most impressive volcano craters and lava rocks. Commentaries in three languages tell about the area and how the landscape was formed thousands of years ago.

If you have hired a car it’s easy to get to the park – the island is quite small and easily navigated. Otherwise, you can join an excursion from one of the resort towns like Puerto del Carmen where you’ll find great hotels to stay.

Suggested by Alina, World of Lina

Intriguing Cultural Experiences in Spain

19. attend a Flamenco class

When in Spain, you should attend a Flamenco class. After all, Flamenco is the art form that most people think of when thinking of the country. It was declared a ‘Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity’, so learning the basics is a great way to learn more about the local culture.

It is rooted in Andalusian music styles, so the best classes are those in Andalusia. So add a class to your list of things to do in Seville or Granada. It is bound to be one of those travel memories that you will still talk about years later.

20. experience the Las Fallas Festival in Valencia

The Fallas Festival runs each year in Valencia from 15th to 19th March. It is completely free to enter. During these days there you’ll hear the frequent pop of firecrackers, see parades and Ninots all over the City and see Valencia come alive to celebrate this famous festival.

A roaring firework display (Mascleta) is the highlight of each day at 2 PM in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, but be warned it is extremely loud at a peak of 120 decibels!

The Ninots, which are the main focal point of the festival, are made from paper-mâché, cardboard, wood, or plaster and have to be seen to be believed. They are incredibly lifelike and vary in style but often depict current events, cartoons, or satirical scenes.

The culmination of the event is the burning of these Ninots on the evening of the 19th of March. The only one that doesn’t get burnt is the one that wins first place. 

Las Fallas in Valencia Experiences in Spain

They say that everyone must visit the Las Fallas Festival once in their life and it is definitely a bucket list experience in Spain. 

How to get there: Valencia is the third biggest city in Spain and has a well-served Airport and public transport system.

Where to stay: Valencia has a large selection of hotels for all budgets as well as apartments to rent. 

Explored by Becky from Planes Trains and Buggies

21. visit the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao

The Guggenheim Museum is one of the focal points of the city of Bilbao in Northern Spain. As much a work of art as a building, the museum was designed by Frank Gehry, a Canadian-American architect, and built on the site of the old port.

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Spain Bucket List

First opened 25 years ago, the Guggenheim Museum is easily one of the best things to do in Bilbao, and visiting it is a must on any trip to Northern Spain, even if you aren’t passionate about modern art.

Visitors to the museum are greeted by the distinctive spider sculpture, Maman by Louise Bourgeois at its entrance.

Guggenheim Museum Guided Tour

Exploring the museum is a wonderful experience in itself, passing expansive halls, with high ceilings. And adorning those halls are beautiful collections of modern and contemporary art.  While the building is impressive, the art is even better, giving visitors a glimpse into the history and culture of the wider region.

Explored by Roxanne from Far Away Worlds

Tasty Food Experiences in Spain

22. eat Tapas and Pinchos

There is nothing like finding a great tapas bar in a charming town and trying local delicacies after a long day of exploration. There are so many different things to eat, and being able to order several different things when out with (new) friends is amazing, as it allows you to indulge in the vast diversity of the Spanish cuisine. 

Some of the most popular tapas are the Spanish omelette, patatas, cheeses, olives, and croquettes. Order a little bit of everything to have an amazing meal. 

In the Basque country, tapas are called pintxos. Try some of the regional specialties while exploring cities like San Sebastián.

Some great places to get tapas:

  • Taberna Coloniales (Seville) 
  • Moltabarra Bar de Tapas (Palma, Mallorca)
  • Mi Balconcito (Teror, Gran Canaria)
Tapas Spain

23. attend a Paella cooking class

Paella in Spain

There are few things as Spanish as paella, so why not learn how to cook it by attending a paella cooking class? The best place to do so is in Valencia, as that is where the paella originates, but these days there are many different regional paellas, so attend a cooking class wherever you are in Spain.

It is bound to be a tasty experience and will allow you to recreate a small piece of Spain once you are back home!

24. visit wineries in Binisalem, Mallorca

Spain has many amazing wine regions, so visiting a vineyard, a winery, or doing a wine tasting are some of the experiences in Spain that you just have to do if you love wine. Binissalem on the island of Mallorca is one of these wine regions and was the first one not on the mainland. Therefore, it is an amazing place to visit and to try some of the local wines.

Book a wine tasting at several wineries like ‘Vins Nadal’ and enjoy the specific flavors of the grapes that grow in this region. It is a fantastic activity if you are traveling with a group of friends and round up all the other food-related bucket list experiences in Spain.

Wine Tasting Binisalem
Wine Tasting Mallorco

25. eat Churros con Chocolate

Churros with chocolate are a must-eat and a staple of a Spanish breakfast. Therefore, no trip to Spain is complete without eating it at least once, or maybe even every single morning.

If you are in Madrid, the best place to get them is in the Chocolatería San Ginés that dates back to 1894. Be sure to grab some churros and eat them while people-watching at the nearby Plaza Mayor. Six churros with chocolate cost 4.50€.

Planning a trip?

Check out these useful websites and resources I use to plan my own adventures.

Flights: Kiwi


Rental Cars: Discover Cars

Day Trips & Tours: Get Your Guide, Viator —or— Klook

Travel Insurance: SafetyWing

Airport Lounge Access: Priority Pass

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Bucket List Experiences in Spain

  1. visit the Sagrada Familia, Barcelona
  2. visit the Royal Palace & the Crystal Palace, Madrid
  3. explore the The Royal Alcazar, Sevilla / Seville
  4. tour the Cathedral, Palma
  5. visit the Alhambra, Granada
  6. explore the Mausoleum of Lovers of Teruel
  7. visit La Alcazaba, Málaga
  8. see the Mosque-Cathedral (Mezquita), Córdoba
  9. scuba dive in Gran Canaria
  10. visit a Pink Lake: Laguna Rosa, Torravieja
  11. watch the sunset from Roque Nublo, Gran Canaria
  12. go diving in the Murcia Region
  13. climb Mount Teide, Tenerife
  14. hike the Camino de Santiago
  15. hike the Caminito del Rey
  16. visit Isla Lobos
  17. hike Mulhacen
  18. visit Timanfaya National Park, Lanzarote
  19. attend a Flamenco class
  20. experience the Las Fallas Festival, Valencia
  21. visit the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao
  22. eat Tapas and Pinchos
  23. attend a Paella cooking class
  24. visit wineries in Binisalem, Mallorca
  25. eat Churros

Roundup: Experiences in Spain

There are so many experiences in Spain that you are bound to find several more than bucket-list-worthy activities regardless of what you love to do while traveling. It is a country full of culture, marvelous sights, breathtaking natural beauty, and more than tasty food. Be sure to try doing at least one thing in every category so you can experience the diverse multitude of things to do in Spain firsthand.

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