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Spain Travel Guide: Top Cities, Places To Visit, Food to Try in Spain

Located in the Iberian Peninsula of Europe, Spain is a beautiful place to visit with your family and loved ones. It is a place that has something new, something old and something blue. It is a mixture of everything put together to make a classic vacation. Visit world-class cathedrals, museums, delicious eateries, sandy beaches and a vibrant nightlife. The country has got a unique charm that gets you wrapped in its wind. Here is your Spain travel guide and read on to know more about the country of Spain and the various things to do.

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Places to visit in and around Spain


Barcelona is one of the most happening cities in Spain and you can’t miss out on exploring the charming town and stunning architectural designs while you spend a day or two there.

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Things to do in Barcelona

  • Visit the famous La Sagrada Familia. A stunning 140 years old cathedral that was designed by the famous architect Gaudi.
  • Visit the Maremagnum Mall and Barcelona’s Aquarium located in the streets of Las Ramblas.
  • The entire city of Barcelona is Gaudi’s artbook. Every street you go to, there is an architectural marvel that catches your eye. Be sure to visit Casa Mila and Casa Batllo.

Must-try food in Barcelona

  • Paella made from Shellfish and homemade sauce.
  • Tiny delicious grenades called Bombas at La Cova Fumada.
  • Calcot with romesco sauce at Quinabarra.
  • Catalan salad called as Esqueixada at La Vinateria del Call.


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Capital of Spain, Madrid is called the style city. While here, be sure to visit the famous sites which are nothing short of archaeological wonders. The Royal Palace, Plaza Mayor, Prado Arts Museum and National Archaeological Museum are some standing wonders here.

Things to do in Madrid

  • Visit the fortress of Moor’s, the Royal Palace that was once the largest palace ever on Western Europe.
  • If you are a true football fan, you would have definitely heard of them Madrid. Visit the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium that is home to one of the fondest teams in football, Real Madrid.
  • Buy from street hawkers & stalls at the El Rastro. Promote their products for better livelihood.

Must-try food in Madrid

  • Cocido Madrileno a dish made out of pork slowly stewed at Taberna La Bola.
  • Huevos Rotos, yummy chunky meat with some potatoes at Taberna La Bola.
  • Bocadillo de Callamares a two-ingredient sandwich that is sold widely in the streets of Madrid.


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If you are a history buff, you should definitely visit the city of Seville. The city is filled with Spanish culture from the soul. Seville is a city not explored by many tourists but it deserves to be on everyone’s list. Explore the palace gardens and Old Quarter that pours its Spanish heart out to the tourists.

Things to do in Seville

  • Visit the Real Alcazar, Spanish Royal Palace that has been listed under the UNESCO Heritage list.
  • Visit the colossal monument Plaza de Espana, in Spain that was built in the 19th century and still standing.
  • Take a walk at the Maria Luisa Park, where the flowers are bloomed in unique colours making it a perfect romantic spot in all of Seville.

Must-try food in Seville

  • Carrillada de Cerdo, a traditional dish made out of pork.
  • Espinacas con Garbanoz is a traditional dish of Seville, that has the Moor’s and Jews history to it.
  • Cazon en adobo, quirky seafood that is available in all the restaurants near the beach.


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Known as the city of Arts and Sciences in Valencia. Famous for Central Market, Science Museum and beaches, the city yells out fun.

Things to do in Valencia

  • Enjoy the street art in El Carmen street, Valencia. The walls of this street are filled with freehand drawing.
  • Just at the end of Turia Gardens is the city Arts of Sciences. Take a look at the amazing collection of books and buildings that feel surreal.

Must-try food in Valencia

  • Sample the Valencian cocktail at Cafe de las Horas.
  • Try some famous tapas at Sidreria El Molinon, located in the city of Valencia. Enjoy the cosy vibes that surround the place as you take a bite of your dinner.
  • How do you like your milk? Full fat or full cream? Well, at Valencia, try the tiger nut milk. As funny it may sound, the milk is served from a nut after dried, soaked and crushed.


1. What is the widely spoken language in Spain?

The official language of Spain is Spanish. Though Spanish is widely spoken, the people here speak French and English too.

2. What is the currency used in Spain?

The currency of Spain is Euro. 1 Euro is equivalent to almost 86-89 INR. If you are planning a trip to Spain, we suggest you carry 30% of your money in cash and the rest 70% on card.

3. What kind of a card can be used while travelling to Spain?

We suggest you opt for a travel card while travelling anywhere abroad. There are several banks that provide you with Forex or Travelcard that can be used outside India. If you prefer carrying a credit card, you can use them too. There are several ATMs across Spain for your convenience if you are planning to withdraw some money.

4. Do we need to carry any pins to plug-in the chargers?

The plugs for electric devices used throughout Spain are type C and F. The standard frequency and voltage used throughout the country is somewhere between 50 Hz and 230 volts. Hence, we do recommend you to carry a universal adapter while travelling.

5. How safe is Spain on the whole?

Spain is said to be one of the safest countries for travel and to live in. The crime rate there is quite low compared to other European countries. But we do suggest you be aware of your surroundings.

6. How to roam around in Spain?

Spain is a huge country. If you are travelling to different cities, we suggest you take a train as it may be cost-efficient. But if you are someone who loves a drive, rent car and travel to the nearby cities. If you are staying at only one city, rent a Vespa and explore the nooks and corners.

There is soo much to do in Spain. Choose a Spain trip package from our Pickyourtrail website and have a happy travelling. You can either choose a package or customise your entire trip as you please. Need more assistance? Drop us a text on Whatsapp with your deets and we will get back to you.

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