Spain has many great cities, all worth a visit and with lots of tourist attractions. Major cities, not already included on this website are mentioned below.

Barcelona , the second largest city in Spain and the capital of Catalonia. Barcelona offers many attractions, including La Rambla, the most famous bouleward in Barcelona , which stretches from the harbor to La Place Catalunya and is full of people and life day and night, and Placa d'Espanya once used for public hangings, the fountain in the center of the square is a great attraction.

Seville (Sevilla) , one of the largest cities in Spain. It bears numerous traces of the 500 years of Moorish occupation. The cathedral is the largest Gotich building in the world and has a superb collection of art and period stonework. Christoffer Columbus is buried here. Of great importance is also the Alcázar, the palace fortress of the Arab kings and one of the finest examples of Mudéjar (Moorish) architecture.

Còrdoba was founded by the Romans. Còrdoba heyday was during the early Moorish period when it was reputed to be the most splendid city of Europe. The main tourist attraction is the Great Mosque (the Mezquita), built between 785 and 1002. In the 16th century the center of the mosque was transformed into a Christian church.

Granada was the last city to fall to the Christians. Granada  outstanding monument is Alhambra, the palace fortress built by Nasrid rulers in the 13th and 14th centuries. Being the most popular tourist attraction in Spain, tickets to visit Alhambra should be booked at least 24 hours in advance.


Palma de Mallorca is the capital of the Balearic Islands and also the biggest city in terms of both population and extension. Right now almost 400,000 people live there, and its is still growing. The city has something to offer for almost everyone; good shopping, historical places and museums, nice restaurants and a lively nightlife.

Las Palmas is Gran Canaria’s main city, and probably the most cosmopolitan city in the Canary Islands. It is situated on the northeast tip of the island, and offers everything of a big city: museums, squares, parks, theater etc. Las Palmas is surrounded by two large beaches; Las Caletas to the north, and the Alcaravaneras to the south.

San Sebastian

San Sebastian is a stylish city located in the north of the Basque Country, on the southern coast of the Bay of Biscay, and just 20 kilometers from the French border.

Zaragoza

There are many things to see in Zaragoza, among them the Cathedral of San Salvador, a magnificent church built over the main mosque.

Toledo

Toledo, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986, is one of the Spanish cities with the greatest wealth of monuments.

Pamplona

Pamplona is famous worldwide for the San Fermín festival, from July 6 to 14, which features daily bullrun, or "Encierro" in Spanish.

Cádiz

The Old Town of Cádiz, bordered from the sea by the City Walls, is characterised by its narrow streets connecting into magnificent squares.

Santander

Santander is an important tourist destination in Spain, especially among Spaniards themselves, and it has several very good beaches.

Alicante

The coastline is, without doubt, the favourite recreational spot for the tourists as well as the people of Alicante.

Valladolid

Valladolid has an important heritage of monuments in its old quarter, especially aristocratic houses and religious buildings.

Girona

Girona is located in the north eastern part of Spain. It lies at a distance of one hours drive north of Barcelona, and 30 kilometers inland from Costa Brava.

Jerez

Jerez is famous throughout the world for its sherry wine and brandy production. Jerez is equally known for its horses and long standing Flamenco tradition.

 

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