17 Best Cities and Resorts in Spain (with Map & Photos)

All cities and resorts in Spain for travel. List of the most famous regions, cities in Spain: population, codes, distances, best descriptions and reviews of tourists.

Cities in Spain
Cities and resorts in Spain


This is the "hottest" and southern region of Spain, the birthplace of flamenco, bullfighting and Carmen. There is everything here - cathedrals and Arab towers, medieval fortresses and "snow-white" villages in the mountains, as well as the Costa del Sol resort with the fashionable coast of Marbella . The main city of Andalusia is Seville . Malaga is the second city in the region, the birthplace of Pablo Picasso and Antonio Banderas. Its attractions are the smallest church in the world and the cathedral, nicknamed "The One-armed Lady".


Aragon is located in the north of the country and borders France . The Aragonese park "Ordesa y Monte Perdido" is the oldest national park in the Pyrenees, where you can contemplate the most picturesque landscapes of Europe. The Iberian part of the region attracts climbers, canoeists and rafting. The ancient Romans were treated with the mineral waters of Aragon. Nowadays, numerous spa complexes operate on the basis of healing springs.


Asturias is a northern region on the coast of the Bay of Biscay. In the local part of the Peaks of Europe National Park, there are Covadongi Lakes - a real paradise for trekking enthusiasts. Numerous pilgrims come to Asturias to visit the main attraction - the sacred altar of the Virgin of Covadonga. Oviedo is the capital of the region, known as a pre-Romanesque architecture reserve of the 8-9 centuries.

Balearic Islands

The Balearic Islands are an archipelago in the western Mediterranean. Its main wealth is island resorts with magnificent beaches and a developed entertainment industry: Mallorca , Menorca , Ibiza and Formentera . Georges Sand and Frédéric Chopin introduced the fashion for romantic vacations here at the beginning of the 19th century. Now every season the resorts are visited not only by numerous tourists, but also by the Spanish royal family.

Basque Country

The Basque Country is a region in the north-east of Spain. Basque Country is not like other Spanish provinces - its freedom-loving and proud inhabitants have their own national dress, a kind of dance and different from the Spanish language. The city of Bilbao is home to one of the main museums in the world - the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Guggenheim Foundation, dedicated to avant-garde art. About 1.5 million people visit it annually.


Valencia is a popular region in the southeast of the country. Tourists are interested not only in the beaches of the Costa Blanca , but also in the cultural values ​​of Valencia and Alicante . The Valencian Museum of Fine Arts is the best in the country. It contains works by Goya, El Greco, Velazquez and other famous artists. The most popular resorts on the Costa Blanca are Benidorm , Denia and Calpe .


This region in the northwestern part of the country attracts a large number of pilgrims and agritourism lovers. Due to the fact that at the beginning of the 9th century in Santiago de Compostela , the burial of the Apostle James himself was discovered, this area became an object of religious worship. The most popular holiday destinations in Galicia are the fishing villages with extraordinary beaches in Rias Altas and the national parks and reserves in Rias Bajas.

Canary Islands

The Canary Islands are a Spanish tropical paradise off the northwest coast of Africa . On Tenerife is the highest point in Spain - Mount Teide , as well as the nature reserve "Infierno", pyramids of Güímar and one of the most recognizable Spanish buildings, concert hall Auditorio de Tenerife. Half of Gran Canaria is considered a nature reserve. Lanzarote 's lunar landscape is formed by frequent volcanic eruptions. Fuerteventura is famous for its beaches, while Homera is famous for its laurel and heather forests and the unusual "Homer whistle".


This region in the north of the country is called "Spanish Switzerland". It is considered the richest in the world for archaeological finds from the Upper Paleolithic. The Altamira cave is especially famous for its ancient multicolored rock paintings. Cantabria owns part of the Peaks of Europe National Park with one of the deepest abysses in the world. For climbers and outdoor enthusiasts, there are 5 nature reserves and a natural monument.

Castile-La Mancha

Castile-La Mancha is located in the center of Spain. World fame for this region was brought by the hero of the novel by Cervantes, bearing the loud name of La Mancha. Windmills and Don Quixote have become the same symbols of the country as Carmen and bullfighting. Toledo , the capital of the region, is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Toledo Cathedral of St. Mary is considered the main Catholic cathedral in the country.

Castile and Leon

Castile and Leon occupies the north of the country. This area is called the granary of Spain. More than a dozen modern ski resorts welcome winter sports enthusiasts in this region every winter. In wine-making Spain, Castile and Leon are on a special account. It was here that Spanish winemaking was born and the legendary Spanish wine Vega Sicilia is produced.


In Catalonia, the golden beaches of the Costa Brava , Costa del Maresme , Costa Dorada successfully coexist with numerous attractions. The Catalan capital, Barcelona , was founded in the 2nd century BC. e. and is rightfully considered an open-air museum. The medieval Gothic style has been perfectly preserved in its historic center, and the great Barcelonian architect Antoni Gaudí gave the city an incomparable originality. The town of Figueres on the border with France is the second most visited place in Spain - after all, the great Salvador Dali was born here and his theater-museum is located.


The capital of Spain and the region of the same name occupy the center of the country. Many tourists are attracted to Madrid not only by the Royal Palace , Prado Museum and Retiro Park , but also football matches of the Real Madrid team, and the performances of matadors at the largest Spanish bullring , Las Ventas . The famous Spanish jamon is as much a symbol of the capital as the bear with the strawberry tree in Puerta del Sol .


Tourists come to this region in the southeast of the country because of the fine sandy beaches and fine weather. Along the Murcia coast lies the Costa Calida with the popular resort of La Manga del Map Menor. The sandy spit of La Manga separates a vast, but shallow lagoon from the Mediterranean Sea, the water in which warms up well and has a high concentration of mineral salts and iodine.


The pilgrimage Way of St. James, which runs through the territory of northern Navarra, attracts a large number of believers, and the castle-palace in the town of Olite and the ancient walls of Artakhon - history lovers. There are all conditions for hunting, fishing, hiking, mountain climbing and golf. The region is famous not only for its landscapes and sights, but also for its healing springs. The thermal resort of Banos de Fitero has been popular since ancient Rome.


The name of this northern region is associated all over the world with the wines of Spain. The vineyards yield a good harvest thanks to the special microclimate in the valleys - the mountains protect from cold winds, and the rivers add the necessary moisture. The Rioja is the largest wine museum in the world. There are several national parks and nature reserves in the region, where examples of mountain architecture can be found - grotto dwellings carved into the rocks.


One of the most peculiar and least appreciated by tourists region. It is located in the west of the country next to Portugal. The capital of the region is Merida . The local Museum of Roman Art has a very valuable collection of exhibits. Monfrage National Park owns the most extensive forests in the Mediterranean. In this region, pigs of the black Iberian breed are bred, from the hams of which the famous local delicacy - Iberic jamon is produced.

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