Spain Travel Guides for Backpackers

Mallorca: Top Places I Would Return Here For

With my excited friend Barbora, we visited Palma de Mallorca in Spain for 3 days trip. Can you imagine walking through lovely streets and holding the fully-tasting ice-cream? For me, it simply was the holiday feeling I came here for :). Check out the old city center We saw not only beautiful Mediterrane architecture– typical buildings with small balconies and wooden rollouts, but also a wide range of various kinds of restaurants, bars and tourist shops. Behind every corner, we approached a small cute square with interesting fontane or building and we felt like in a fairytale.   Plaza Mayor Our target […]
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Calpe: Sun, Beaches and Views on the Costa Blanca

Situated on the Costa Blanca coast of Spain, you could be forgiven for overlooking a trip to Calpe due to proximity to bustling Benidorm, but if you give it a chance; I can assure you, you won’t be disappointed. Famed for the Peñon de Ifach which dominates the coastline, long sandy beaches, and the laid back Mediterranean lifestyle there is definitely something to be enjoyed by everyone. Calpe Rock It is important for me to clarify that I have never set foot in the gym, for me a long day at work and a walk with the dog is enough exercise […]
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5 spectacular European beach destinations

With sweltering temperatures and unbearable heat waves, sometimes the beach is the only place that makes summer tolerable. Beach towns (or cities) are the ideal summer destination for any kind of traveler, offering both sight seeing and relaxation in the same place. Read below for the perfect sun-soaked beach spots. Málaga, Spain Malagueta beach, Málaga, Spain. Located on the southern edge of Spain, Málaga has the perfect mix of everything one could want, including art, history, and leisure. Picasso’s hometown features two museums dedicated to his life and work; a castle with dazzling views overlooking the sea and surrounding area; […]
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3 of Spain’s most underrated cities

Everyone’s heard of Barcelona, and of course Madrid, but how about Cáceres? Or Cartagena? Here are some suggestions of the most underrated cities in Spain to make your next trip not only unforgettable, but also jealousy provoking for all of your friends. Cartagena Located on the Mediterranean, Cartagena is overshadowed by touristy places like Valencia and Alicante, but has a castle with breathtaking views of the city center and an ancient Roman theater. Sitting in the main square, while sipping a café con leche and watching the water lap against the dock, is one of life’s simple luxuries. It is […]
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Best Art Spots in Barcelona

Capital of Spain and the largest city of Catalonia, Barcelona is a city filled with endless attractions to discover. About 8.69 million tourists visited Barcelona in 2018, being ranked as the 17th most visited city in the world. Barcelona is also known for shopping, its culinary, the FC Barcelona Museum, its beaches (which most tourists don’t know they’re artificial), its nightlife, its music festivals, the unconventional church La Sagrada Familia, etc. But whether you’re visiting Barcelona for a few days or 3 weeks, hitting art spots will be on your to-visit list. Barcelona is the home of many famous artists […]
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City Break In The “Sun Coast” Of Spain – Malaga

Have you ever thought of living in a city where the sun is up around 320 days per year? Well, until last year I was not aware there is such a city only 3 hours away from my home country, Poland! Intrigued? Keep on reading…   Last summer an opportunity arose to move to the beautiful Costa Del Sol, which is in the south of Spain. I have never been to this country before but the perspective of living in a new country was really tempting. About what city am I talking about? That’s right, Malaga! Some say it’s a small […]
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Rural life and nature: know more about santa eulalia, spain

Santa Eulalia Somera is a town belonging to the municipality of Arnedillo, in the autonomous community of La Rioja (Spain). It is an ideal place for rural life and nature lovers. But also for those who want to disconnect, do outdoor activities, or simply enjoy the local gastronomy. Tranquillity and good weather It is a very quiet place, with very few inhabitants, and is, therefore, a good place to unwind and relax. Its landscape of red tone is peculiar because it is located at the foot of mountains sculpted by the erosion and moulded for centuries by the hand of man […]
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5 things to do in Tenerife

Last October I traveled to Tenerife. Tenerife is part of the Canary Islands in Spain. About the island, I will just say AMAZING. This was the best vacation for me so far. We stayed for 10 days and I will say that 10 days are not enough for Tenerife. The island has so much to offer, from relaxation on the beach to hiking on Teide. It is always Summer in Tenerife, so whenever you decide to go on a vacation you can visit Tenerife, where the temperature throughout the whole year is 25 degrees. If you want to travel and […]
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Most authentic things to do in Barcelona, Catalonia

Barcelona is probably one of the best cities to live in Europe. I am French and I have lived in many places, including other areas of Spain. But Barcelona is by far my favorite! I moved here in 2010 and I still discover new and charming corners every day! A single article can only be an introduction to trigger your interest! The Old Town It is actually divided into different areas. Born is on top of my list. Why? Because I love its tiny streets, especially where few locals still live. The city became very expensive and most people have […]
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A Day in Spain's Wine Country: Travel Guide for Logroño, La Rioja

Spain is a country you can find at the top of any travel list. Most of us have either visited, or know someone who has visited Barcelona, Sevilla, or Madrid. But this country is vast and has so much to offer outside of the bigger cities. One hidden gem I think deserves a little time in the spotlight is Logroño, La Rioja. Logroño is the capital of the tiny Spanish wine region of La Rioja, located around 4 hours north of Madrid by bus, and known for being a popular stopping point on Spain’s famous Camino de Santiago pilgrimage. I […]
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What to do, see and eat in Ávila, a medieval city in Spain

Although I am not Spanish, I had the privilege of seeing Ávila through the Spanish eyes. In other words, I had my own local guide! My boyfriend was born and spent most of his life in this historic place. I only spent one year there, but it was enough to experience the whole cycle of the city’s life. Ávila is rather Spanish than an international tourist hub. It is known for two reasons: best preserved medieval walls and Saint Teresa. Due to the latter, it is often considered a pilgrimage destination only, but I would like to change this point […]
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Bilbao on a budget: Take a family stroll around the city sights

The approach by road to some Spanish cities appears to be as much of an experience as being in the cities themselves – sweeping along the Autovía del Noroeste towards Madrid, for example (until it started reminding me of the A3 through south-west London, that is). Now I most certainly can’t claim to have been to all the cities in Spain, but I’d most definitely give my ‘most impressive city entrance’ vote to Bilbao if such a contest ever existed! Puente de La Salve Having driven west from Zarautz, we disappeared into the Artxanda Tunnel and then, upon exiting, we […]
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Best places to visit in The Basque Country

The Basque Country is an autonomous community in northern Spain. Its nature bears no resemblance to the rest of Spain, this region overflowing in green rich landscapes thanks to its humid oceanic climate. Right from the start, I decided that one day I will have to live here, as this place breathes joy and adventure. While I visited, there were plenty of ways to spend my time and acclimate to this region. Nature Getaways When I do research on a country that I’m going to visit, nature is always the first thing that comes to my mind. The Basque Country […]
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Madrid: Top 10 Things to do in Paseo del Prado

The Prado Walk is one of the oldest and most important boulevards in Madrid, both for its cultural and historic value. For centuries it was one of the edges of Madrid, and it was used as a recreational space for its gardens and fountains. Nowadays it is still one of the main city’s attractions, for its high concentration of unmissable touristic points and sights. Spread out across this boulevard of a little over one kilometer you’ll find some of the most important museums (the famous Golden Triangle of Art), iconic buildings, as well as imposing fountains and monuments. How to […]
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Must see underground places in Barcelona

It is said that there are as many different experiences to be had in Barcelona, Spain, and as a recent visitor, that’s incredibly true. Barcelona offers you from the most high-class hotels, expensive brands and exclusive night clubs to the cheapest 12 bed dorms, second-hand shops, and underground pubs. With a population of 1.6 million, this wonderful city is home to all sorts of people from artists, skaters, musicians, athletes, designers, bohemians to entrepreneurs and an endless list from all social classes. But as a young backpacker and artist, my favourite Barcelona is the one with hidden entrances to pubs and astonishing street art. I set out to do as much as […]
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5 non-touristy curiosities for Barcelona lovers

Small, but infinite. Even after checking all the must-see spots, even if you are visiting the city for the third time, even if you live there! Barcelona always has yet another treasure waiting to be discovered. And the fact that you can get almost everywhere walking makes it even better. This may be one of the multiple reasons for so many people willing to move there after spending a few days in one of Spain's most famous destination. So if you have already walked Barcelona up and down and are looking for new strolls, put on comfortable shoes, get a […]
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Traveling with our lady dog through the sunny south of Spain

To those who don’t know Spain is divided into regions, one of them is called Andalusia, and it’s located in the South. This region is subdivided into 8 provinces ( Almería, Cádiz, Córdoba, Granada, Huelva, Jaén, Málaga and Seville) and I can proudly say that I’ve been in all of them. I’m originally from the South of Portugal so I’m used to the warm weather and beautiful beaches. That’s why Andalusia has such a powerful effect on me. Because it has all of those features and also desert landscapes, salero, huge mountains, and the amazing mediterranean sea. This year my boyfriend and […]
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A Perfect Two-Day Itinerary in Seville, Spain

With its yellow-accented buildings, painted tiles, and balconies full of flowers, Seville is one of the most colourfully romantic cities in Europe. This southern Spanish city is a beautiful blend of Moorish style and classic Spanish character. Because Seville is a relatively small city, it is possible to see most of the main sites in 2 days and still have time to enjoy the unique atmosphere. Visitors to Seville will notice the abundance of orange trees found in the city and the enchanting aroma which they produce. The citrus trees keep their leaves year-round and cast much-needed shade during the […]
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Top 4 Bucket lists to tick off in Spain, Costa del Sol

Costa del Sol (literally meaning coast of the sun) is a travelers’ paradise located on the southern part of Spain along the coastline of Malaga Province. Every year, Costa del Sol enjoys in excess of 325 days of sunshine that have made it the perfect destination for people targeting a unique holiday thrill. If you have been searching for a great destination that can work for you both in summer and winter, Costa del Sol is a unique destination that never disappoints. But climate is just one aspect. When I was transferred to Costa del Sol in spring of 2018, […]
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Madrid: An overview of emotions and experiences

This article on Madrid is a descriptive about the cultural capital of the Spain and its first impression on the visitor. Hope this read helps you in discovering the city in a better and adventurous way. Madrid: A buoyant metropolis Madrid, a city of cheerful maniacs. A city that gets you in awe of its splendid streets, plazas, ornamented facades and exuberant spirit of the locals. A city to explore by foot. With receding of winter and the setting of Spring, the city accelerates to reveal its vibrancy. With people, switching from the layer of Winter clothing to embracing the spring […]
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Slow Travel in La Alpujarra, Andalusia

Let’s make the detour, we thought, so we forked right off Southern Spain's A-44 motorway towards La Alpujarra. A friend’s mother lived in a tiny village called Atalbeitar, and we made plans to visit her for lunch. We stopped on the A-4132 just past Orgiva to buy a bag of oranges, and as promised rang Eve to let her know we were en route. She gave us approximate directions over bad phone reception, and we continued our sinuous journey up into the mountains. Cañar, Bayacas, Carataunas, Soportujar. These exotic-sounding names represent the white villages hanging off the mountains above and […]
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Must See Places in Barcelona, Spain

As a Mediterranean lover and a bit of a history and art nerd, I must say that Barcelona is one of my favorite cities in Spain. Rich history, museums, tapas and sangria under the Mediterranean sun is a strong combination. You only need a small walk in the city to understand their impressive history in architecture from the Gothic period to Modernism. Barcelona was the first city I visited in Spain and it made me want to go again and again. So here are my top must-see places in Barcelona. La Sagrada Familia Photo by Danil Sorokin Antoni Gaudi’s masterpiece […]
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Andalusia in a week

Spain is a wonderful country. It amazes you both with its nature and its architecture. The food is divine and the people are kind and generous. With the great hospitality and the amazing views all around you, there is no way you wouldn’t like to go back there at least one more time. Andalusia has the best of everything, the clear blue sea, the wonderful beaches, the incredible castles and the beautiful palms. Who would want for more? Malaga starting point You can locate yourself in Malaga, and from there you would be close to everything worth seeing nearby, either […]
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A Guide to Barcelona – heart of Catalonia

People often begin by asking, how many days are adequate for Barcelona? What should be my travel Itinerary? And probably search for a 4 days or 5 days itinerary. However, that doesn’t do justice to the city. Let me take you for a walk and while we are at it, let’s review what you should include and not include in your itinerary. I am walking through a narrow lane, surrounded by many centuries year old buildings. They have seen it all, been through it all. They welcome my inexperienced legs as a cold breeze blows by. The sunshine has lit […]
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