Spain is a really beautiful country and all the cities are beautiful. Here you will find our favourite top 10 most beautiful cities in Spain. A guide starting from the north of Spain until the best places in Southern Spain. We will touch some of the most beautiful cities in Spain.
In our guide, we will help you to find where to take the best picture of Spain as well as those Spanish cities are full of amazing Instagram spots. We loved our time around this amazing country and we want to share with you why those cities are on our list of the most beautiful places in Spain. For sure you will understand why.
Most beautiful places in Spain
- Santiago de Compostela
#1 Seville most beautiful city in Spain
I always said that the most colorful city in Spain is Sevilla. The colours which surround the city makes it one of the most beautiful in Spain.
Seville is one of the best places in southern Spain, and we always said so. It is the capital of Andalucia region and you can’t visit Spain without stopping by Seville. It’s famous for flamenco dancing and for amazing landmarks which mark this city as one of our favourite cities in Spain. A must see place perfect for your photography tours Spain is Plaza de España. The combination of the stunning square and the colours around will make your holiday memorable.
During your trip exploring the most famous Spanish cities, you will discover that Seville is the most romantic city in Spain as well. This city needs to be in your list of the top 5 most beautiful cities in Spain.
#2 Zaragoza – An underrated gem in Spain
In your list of most beautiful cities in Spain, you should put Zaragoza and visit la Basilica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar. It was one of the most beautiful church we ever have seen in all our trip to Spain. The entrance to visit the church is free but remember it’s a religious space so be respectful! Zaragoza is for sure one of the most unique cities to visit in Spain
#3 Granada – The Moorish fortress
When talking to someone about Spain, the first city they think is Madrid or Barcelona. Forget about those two cities for a moment and try to push the limit. There is a city situated in southern Spain, Granada, one of the most beautiful cities in Spain.
Granada is one of the city you should visit in Spain. Home to some of the most iconic architecture in Spain. You can’t leave this country without visiting “La Alhambra” a palace and fortress which housed the Muslim kings. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the view from the top is just breathtaking.
In Granada, you can experience the real essence of the Spanish lifestyle. Remember if you are going to Granada you need to try one of the best tapas bars, “Los Manueles” the perfect place where to have the famous Spanish Croquetas.
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#4 Madrid – The charm of the Royal city of Spain
Here we go. The big Capital of Spain, and largest city in Spain. The perfect place if you are planning a photography tour of Spain as well. Madrid is one of the best places in Spain where you will be inspired to take a lot of pictures.
Obviously, the capital of Spain needs to be on our list of the most beautiful cities in Spain to visit. In Madrid, you can visit amazing places such as the Royal Palace, Retiro Park, Museo del Prado and the Museum Reina Sofia. Those are just some of the best attraction that Madrid has to offer. This land is really well known for its good Spanish food and a lively nightlife. That makes Madrid not just a place to visit but also one of the most beautiful places in Spain to live in. If you are visiting Spain for the first time, even one day in Madrid needs to be on your list of places to visit.
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#5 Toledo – The coolest city of Spain
If Madrid is in your list of top 10 most beautiful cities in Spain you should consider a day trip from Madrid to Toledo. Considered as one of the best Spanish cities, Toledo is one of the coolest cities of Spain which you will love.
Not far away from the Capital, Toledo is the perfect mixed match of perfect streets and architecture. The streets in Toledo as so pretty and perfect for your photography tours Spain. The whole city is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to the large of numbers of historical monuments. That’s one of the main reasons Toledo is the most beautiful places in Spain to visit.
#6 Segovia – Underrated city near Madrid
Planning a day trip from Madrid? Segovia is the perfect destination for your day trip. You can visit the city in one day because it’s not very big. The main reason to visit Segovia is for sure the castle or better called Alcázar de Segovia, which makes the city one of the best cities to visit in Spain. During your time in Segovia, beside the Castle, you need to visit the aqueduct.
It’s a Roman aqueduct which crosses the city from one side to the other. A stunning monument which you will see during your day trip to Segovia from Madrid. It’s one of the must photography in Spain.
#7 Valencia – Absolutely one of the most beautiful city in Spain
Have you heard about Valencia? We have been for a day trip from Malaga and we just loved it. You should consider this city as one of the most beautiful places in Spain. It is considered one of the large cities in Spain after Madrid and Barcellona, Cordoba is one of the top places to visit in Spain.
The City of Art and Science is one of Valencia’s most popular tourist attractions. It is a huge outdoor cultural centre that offers a science museum, outdoor art gallery, aquarium and centre for arts. In your Spain travel itinerary, Valencia is one of the cities you should consider. It is the perfect place of culture and history and at the same time, it’s a wonderful place where to spend summer. We found so many instagrammable spots in Valencia, sightseeing that you won’t miss to visit.
Located two hours away from Granada, Cordoba is the perfect escape for architecture and photography lovers. That’s why is the perfect city for Italian Trip Abroad, as we love both.
The must-see place is “Mezquita-Catedral de Córdoba”. There are no words to describe the inside of the Mosque. Cordoba is considered one of the most historic city in Spain. The historic centre which includes its charming old town make the city one of the best cities in Spain.
The tickets are only 10 euro for adults and children up to 14 years old is 5 euro. It’s one of the most beautiful places in Southern Spain as is one of those cities where every corner is perfect for photography in Spain.
#9 Santiago de Compostela
Well, Santiago de Compostela is a symbolic city capital of Galicia. As you might know, Santiago is the end point of the famous Camino de Santiago, the famous Christian pilgrimage. This city is not on our bucket list of the most beautiful cities Spain just for that, but the architecture and the food make Santiago de Compostela a picturesque city.
The symbol of the city is for sure the Cathedral where the Camino ends. Too many cathedral rights? But Spain is home to tons of cathedral all of them breathtaking.
If you are strolling around the city looking for something to eat, you are in the right city as the seafood in Santiago is delicious. There is no particular restaurant or bar as all of them are good, and like everywhere in Spain the food is cheap.
#10 Malaga – One of the most beautiful cities in Spain
Can you believe that we just moved to Malaga? Well, that’s true! There is a reason why we made this decision. Malaga is like a small Barcelona, not so busy but one of the most beautiful places in southern Spain. In Malaga, you can find wherever you want, from the best beaches to a relaxing place to stay with your kids.
Malaga is the perfect mix of architecture as there is the Gibralfaro and art, as there is of my favourite Museum, the Picasso one. Malaga is the best way to end your trip to the most beautiful city in Spain.
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Still seeking which are the most beautiful places in Spain to Visit?
As you can see Spain has some amazing places to visit. Most underrated city to visit in Spain are still unknown to the mass of tourists, and that preserve these places well. This list will be full if we integrate also some of the most beautiful places in southern Spain, with Barcelona on top of this list.
In Southern Spain, there are few little towns, that are worth to be visited. Some underrated pueblos, like Frigiliana, Mijas, Nerja, Girona and many more. Spain is beautiful, now is your turn to book a flight and visit Spain. Cheap accommodation could be found in Costa del Sol, the Southern part of Spain.
In the north of the Iberian Peninsula, there is as well some cities worth of visit. If you are looking to visit Northern Spain there are cities like Santander, Bilbao, San Sebastian or Vigo and Oviedo, over than Santiago de Compostela.