100+ Lovely Spain Travel Quotes

We are here to inspire you through this collection of amazing Spain Travel quotes. For us, travelling is everything. It’s one of the most amazing experiences that fill our lives. As they say, life is one, and you need to make the most of it.

After living in Spain for a while, we get used to listening to locals and tourists quoting some of the best Spain sayings or things other quote about Spain and Travel, like the one from Federico Garcia Lorca:” In Spain, the dead are more alive than the dead of any other country in the world.”

Nothing is more true and inspirational, and if you are looking forward to some other quotes about Spain, this is the right place to push up your wanderlust, pack your bags and maybe buy a one-way ticket. There are so many reasons to fall in love with Spain and from the first moment you step into the country, you will understand why some of these Spain travel quotes are true.

Sagret Core of Barcelona with the Crist overlooking the city on top of the Tibidabo
  • Save
This is the beautiful view of Barcelona from the Tibidabo – An inspiring landscape, unique and worth visiting. Check all our Spanish sayings – Worth to know a few Spain Travel Quotes.

Famous quotes about Spain

There is no nightlife in Spain. They stay up late but they get up late. That is not nightlife. That is delaying the day.” – Ernest Hemingway

In Spain, the dead are more alive than the dead of any other country in the world.” – Federico Garcia Lorca

Like Spain, I am bound to the past.” – William S. Burroughs

“When overseas you learn more about your own country, than you do the place you’re visiting.” – Clint Borgen

“In Spain, the best way to keep a secret is to write a book.” – Manuel Azaña

 “For my part, I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“An investment in travel is an investment in yourself.” – Matthew Karsten

“I have seen dawn and sunset on moors and windy hills coming in solemn beauty like slow old tunes of Spain.” – John Edward Masefield

“It’s like a dream to come to Spain and stay for a couple of years and get somebody to teach me Spanish music.” – Lenny Kravitz

“Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”– Gustave Flaubert

Best Travel Quotes about Spain

‘All my life is in Spain. I will stay.’ – Paz Vega

“You can’t buy happiness but you can go to Spain and that’s pretty much the same thing!” – Unknown

“Spain is a beautiful country with rich architecture and a huge cultural heritage. Arguably it has it all: mountains, a stunning coastline, and urban life, plus agriculture, mining, and industry.” – Norman Foster

“I loved everything about Spain – the people, the language, and the food!”- Karlie Kloss

“Spain is a fascinating mix of people, languages, culture, and food, but if there is one thing all Spaniards share, it’s a love of food and drinks.” – Jose Andres

‘Oh, lovely Spain! renown’d, romantic land! – Rochdale

“For austere and gracious allegory, as for so much of its mysticism and its chivalry, it’s arduous and its endurances, the world is in debt to Spain.” – Helen Waddell

‘Spain- a great whale stranded on the shores of Europe.’ – Elizabeth Oakes Smith

‘I’ve spent important times of my life in Spain and Greece, and various deep things happened there – falling in love, stuff like that.’ – Matt Bellamy

‘I have seen dawn and sunset on moors and windy hills Coming in solemn beauty like slow old tunes of Spain.’ – John Edward Masefield


Your daily dose of travel inspiration

“I tried to photograph the mysterious, true and magical soul of popular Spain in all its passion, love, humor, tenderness, rage, pain, in all its truth; and the fullest and most intense moments in the lives of these characters, as simple as they are irresistible, with all their inner strength” – Cristina Garcia Rodero

“I would sooner be a foreigner in Spain than in most countries. How easy it is to make friends in Spain!” – George Orwell

‘Spain, the beautiful country of wine and songs.’ – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

‘I love Spanish cities, particularly Barcelona, Madrid and Palma, which has the most amazing cathedral that I went to for a wedding.’ – Louise Nurding

Allow me to state here how much I love Barcelona, an admirable city, a city full of life, intense, a port open to the past and the future - Incredible quotes about Barcelona Spain
  • Save
Spain Travel Quotes about Barcelona
Spain - a great whale stranded on the shores of Europe - Beautiful quotes about Spain
  • Save
Spain Travel Quotes by Elizabeth Oakes Smith

Barcelona Travel quotes

“Allow me to state here how much I love Barcelona, an admirable city, a city full of life, intense, a port open to the past and future.” – Le Corbusier

“Barcelona, a fountain of courtesy, shelter of strangers, hospice to the poor, land of the valiant, avenger of the offended, reciprocator of firm friendship, a city unique in its location and beauty.” – Miguel de Cervantes

“I wrote every day between the ages of 12 and 20 when I stopped because I went to Barcelona, where life was too exciting to write.” – Colm Toibin

“I see cities as organisms, as living creatures. To me, Madrid is a man and Barcelona is a woman. And it’s a woman who’s extremely vain. One of the great Catalan poets, Joan Maragall, wrote this famous poem in which he called Barcelona the great enchantress or some kind of sorceress, and in which the city has this dark enticing presence that seduces and lures people. I think Barcelona has a lot of that.” – Carlos Ruiz Zafon

“Barcelona is a very old city in which you can feel the weight of history; it is haunted by history. You cannot walk around it without perceiving it.” – Carlos Ruiz Zafon



“You’d have a hard time finding anything better than Barcelona for food, as far as being a hub. Given a choice between Barcelona and San Sebastian to die in, I’d probably want to die in San Sebastian.” – Anthony Bourdain

“Even the moon was embarrassed by the beauty of Barcelona.” – Andrew Barger

“We crossed spacious streets, with buildings resembling palaces, in La Rambla promenade; the shops were well illuminated and there was movement and life… I did not decide to go to sleep, even though I wished to, so I could rise early and contemplate, in daylight, this city, unknown to me: Barcelona, capital of Catalonia.” – Hans Christian Andersen

More About Barcelona:



Madrid itinerary 3 days-12
  • Save

Madrid Travel quotes

“If I ever get lost, don’t look for me too far. I’ll be walking in Madrid.” – Unknown

“Madrid is having nothing and having everything.” – Ramón Gómez de la Serna

“Madrid is enjoyed most from the ground, exploring your way through its narrow streets that always lead to some intriguing park, market, tapas bar or street performer. Each night we’d leave our hotel to begin a new adventure in Madrid and nine out of 10 times, we’d walk through the Plaza Mayor.”  – Emilio Estevez

“Because, Madrid, in reality, is nothing special. It does not have a great river, and hardly any skyscrapers. No channels, no lakes. Neither glorious ruins, nor sea. Madrid lacks a lot of things. But it has people in the streets. The unexpected corner. The variety. The contrast. The constant animation. And its customs. It is worth getting up early – for once – to live one day of the life of Madrid.” – Miguel Mihura

“Nobody goes to bed in Madrid until they have killed the night. Appointments with a friend are habitually made for after midnight at the cafe.” – Ernest Hemingway

“Madrid is a strange place anyway. I do not believe anyone likes it much when he first goes there. It has none of the looks that you expect of Spain. …Yet when you get to know it, it is the most Spanish of all cities, the best to live in, the finest people, month in and month out the finest climate. …It is in Madrid only that you get the essence. The essence, when it is the essence, can be in a plain glass bottle and you need no fancy labels. …But when you can have the Prado at the same time with El Escorial two hours to the north and Toledo to the south, a fine road to Avila and a fine road to Segovia, which is no distance from La Granja, it makes you feel very badly, all question of immortality aside, to know that you will have to die and never see it again.” – Ernest Hemingway

Non-touristy things to do in Madrid

Discover Madrid hidden gems and explore the beauty of this capital.

Top rooftop bars in Madrid
  • Save

Quotes about Andalucia

A great collection of the best quotes about Andalusia, selected by the major cities. If you are visiting one of those places, you already know the magical landscapes of Granada with the Alhambra and the Sierra Nevada in the background, or the soft touch of the sandy beaches of Malaga, and the colours of Sevilla. Check out our list of Spanish short quotes, with some of the best authors, from Alexandre Dumas to Ernest Hemingway.

If you were to visit just one city in Spain, it should be Granada - Amazing quotes about Spain
  • Save
Andalucia view one of the best andalucia travel quote - Spain Travel Quotes
  • Save

Granada Spain Quotes

“If you were to visit just one city in Spain, it should be Granada.” – Ernest Hemingway

“Granada; more dazzling than the flower and more flavourful than the fruit it is named after, like a virgin lying in the sun.” – Alexandre Dumas

“I do not know what to call this land upon which I stand. If what is beneath my feet is paradise, then what is the Alhambra? Heaven?” –  Lope de Vega quote about the city of Granada

“Málaga, a martini of the sea.” – Rafael Pérez Estrada

“Ronda is the place where to go if you are planning to travel to Spain for a honeymoon or for being with a girlfriend. The whole city and its surroundings are a romantic set. … Nice promenades, good wine, excellent food, nothing to do.” – Ernest Hemingway

“The truth is, that I’m beginning to wonder if there is any greater pleasure in life than visiting Granada. …and it is going back and visiting it again.” – Alexandre Dumas

“How lazily the sun goes down in Granada, it hides beneath the water, it conceals in the Alhambra!” – Ernest Hemingway



“Granada is so moving that it stimulates and melts all of the senses.” – Henri Matisse

“In no part of the world is the landscape like that of Granada.” – Manuel de Falla

“Granada, last refuge from a tiring life. Eternal garden shows remnants of paradise that still remain, in only very few privileged places on earth.” – Chateaubriand

“Every inquisitive traveller keeps Granada in his heart, without having even visited it.” – William Shakespeare

“Yes, the impact of your wonderful Granada is within me; sad, so sad, but a sadness so attractive that it draws me in and carries me with it like a thread through a needle. I need to take in each and every aspect of Granada.” – Juan Ramón Jimenez

“My eyes filled with tears; not tears of sorrow nor of happiness, but of fulfilment of a quiet, hidden life in Granada.” – Miguel de Unamuno

“Granada is like the beautiful, delicate land of our dreams; all those who see her dream of visiting her again.” – Chateaubriand

“Granada is Spain’s most valued treasure; a melting pot of flavours, smells, and passion.” – Víctor Hugo

“Cadiz is a city of magic, like Cracow or Dublin, to set the mind on fire at a turn of a corner. … The eye is continually fed, the imagination stirred, by a train of spectacles as charming as if they had been contrived.” – Honor Tracy

Seville old Royal Factory of Tobacco . Today it is the University of Sevilla
  • Save

Seville Spain Quote

“Seville is a tower full of fine archers. …Under the arch of the sky, across the clear plain, she shoots the constant arrow of her river.” – Federico Garcia Lorca

“The air soft as that of Seville in April, and so fragrant that it was delicious to breathe it.” – Christopher Columbus

 Andalucía Travel Itineraries

Funny quotes about Spain

“Up until the time I was 31 years old, in Spain, I still didn’t know how I was going to pay the rent.” – Antonio Banderas

“If you come from Spain, you have to play football.” – Enrique Iglesias

“Which bus went from Spain to America?” – Columbus.

“What do you call a small mosque in Spain?” – A mosquito

“I’ve always said that playing rugby in Spain is like being a bullfighter in Japan.” – Javier Bardem

“That’s the only thing I’m jealous about ‘Game of Thrones’: they get to go to Spain all the time.” – Travis Fimmel

“In Spain there were no TV rights for Formula One.” – Fernando Alonso

Beautiful Quotes in Spanish

Piérdete en el mundo y encuéntrate contigo mismo Get lost in the world and find yourself at the same time

A veces perderse no es una pérdida de tiempoSometimes, getting lost is not a waste of time.

Que tus sueños te lleven a la vida que te haga feliz – May your dreams lead to life that makes you happy

El mundo es un libro y aquellos que no viajan sólo leen una páginaThe world is a book and those that don’t travel only read one page

Tenemos que descubrir el mundoWe have to discover the world

Viajar es descubrir que todos están equivocados sobre los otros paísesTravelling is discovering that everybody is wrong about other countries

The Best Quotes about Travel in Spanish

Puedo viajar cualquier lugar pero prefiero quedarme contigo – I can travel all around but I’d rather stay with you

Viajar es la única cosa que pagas y te hace más ricoTravelling is the only thing that you pay for that makes you richer

Un viaje de mil millas ha de comenzar con un simple pasoA journey of a thousand miles has to start with a simple step

Si no escalas la montaña jamás podrás disfrutar del paisaje – If you never climb the mountain, you never get to enjoy the view

Spanish quotes for Instagram

A collection of the best Spain quotes for Instagram to post with your photos. Sometimes photos don’t say everything you want to share with the people you love, and so, you have to accompany them with words full of joy.

“Just close your eyes and let’s pretend we’re dancing in the street in Barcelona.“ – Ed Sheeran

“There is no nightlife in Spain. They stay up late but they get up late. That is not nightlife. That is delaying the day“. – Ernest Hemingway

“Spain, the beautiful country of wine and songs.“ – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

“Coming in solemn beauty like slow old tunes of Spain.“– John Masefield

“Spain is an overflow of sombreness, a strong and threatening tide of history meets you at the frontier.“ – Wyndham Lewis

“You’d have a hard time finding anything better than Barcelona for food, as far as being a hub.“ – Anthony Bourdain


Spain Instagram Captions

“Allow me to state here how much I love Barcelona, an admirable city, a city full of life, intense, a port open to the past and future.“ – Le Corbusier

“But if there was no Barcelona why would you get out of bed in the morning?“ – Ray Hudson

“Any reasonable, sentient person who looks at Spain, comes to Spain, eats in Spain, drinks in Spain, they’re going to fall in love. Otherwise, there’s something deeply wrong with you. This is the dream of all the world.“ – Anthony Bourdain

“Even the moon was embarrassed by the beauty of Barcelona.“ – Andrew Barger

“The first time I saw her, fires were alight. It was a spicy night in Barcelona. The air was fragrant and free.“ – Roman Payne

“Like Spain, I am bound to the past.“ – William S. Burroughs

Spanish literature quotes

“Writing is a process, a journey into memory and the soul.” – Isabel Allende

“In one kiss, you’ll know all I haven’t said.” – Pablo Neruda

“A man only has the right to look down at another when he helps him to lift himself up.” – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.” – Carlos Ruiz Zafón

“There is no book so bad…that it does not have something good in it.” – Miguel de Cervantes 

“Life is a very bad novelist. It is chaotic and ludicrous.” – Javier Marías

“In my case, literature is a kind of revenge. It’s something that gives me what real life can’t give me – all the adventures, all the suffering. All the experiences I can only live in the imagination, literature completes.” – Mario Vargas Llosa

“I am not sure that I exist, actually. I am all the writers that I have read, all the people that I have met, all the women that I have loved; all the cities I have visited.” – Jorge Luis Borges

“Men shout to avoid listening to one another.” – Miguel de Unamuno



Spain food quotes

Spain food quote
  • Save

“You’d have a hard time finding anything better than Barcelona for food, as far as being a hub. Given a choice between Barcelona and San Sebastian to die in, I’d probably want to die in San Sebastian.” – Anthony Bourdain

“Spain is a fascinating mix of people, languages, culture, and food, but if there is one thing all Spaniards share, it’s a love of food and drink.” – Jose Andres

“I cook croquetas, and I eat Jamon. I keep my diet 100% Mediterranean and drink my Rioja. In that sense, I have a piece of Spain in West Hollywood.” – Paz Vega

‘In Spain, you can go into any Tapas bar, and you’ll see anchovies all over the menu.’ – Jose Andres

“Spain is more vegan-friendly than you’ve been led to believe. The truth is, most places are.” ― Wendy Werneth

“My chocolate is special because it’s real. My pistachios are from Italy, and the almonds are from Spain. We make our own marzipan. If I sell a product that says ‘raspberry,’ it’s real raspberry. My plan was to make the best product possible and be the least expensive of the best chocolate makers. That’s still our position.” – Jacques Torres

“I’m learning with my mum how to cook more Spanish food. I’m trying to make a good paella, but that’s a real art.” – Daniel Bruhl

“Because the Spanish eat so crazily late – Anybody who’s been to Spain has had the experience of sitting down at 9:30 PM to find themselves the first customer in the restaurant. They tend to favour an early evening drink and a nibble to keep them going.” – John Lanchester

“The flavour of a fish which comes out of the sea at Acre is not similar to the flavour of a fish which comes out of the sea in Spain.” – Rashi

More Spanish Travel Quotes

“The region that has moved me the most …is Castilla. There is a moving melancholy in Castilla. Things acquire extraordinary vigor there. A figure standing on that great plain takes the proportions of a colossus.” – Joaquín Sorolla

“On the Camino, I walk around with a silly love smile; everything is brilliant and marvelous.” – Elana Franganillo Ortiz

“Use the guides and maps to lead you to Santiago; use the lessons learned on the Camino to find your way.” – Jane V. Blanchard

“If you are thinking about walking the Camino, do not hesitate. Just go.” – Yoonjin Song

“One of the gifts that the Camino offers is the freedom to be yourself. This freedom is liberating.” – Jane V. Blanchard

“I live where I would like to live. I live in Mallorca, Spain, and I am not sure there are better places.” – Rafael Nadal

“The light, colors, and energy of Ibiza are constant sources of inspiration for my work. I always leave Ibiza recharged and full of ideas for new shades, looks, and products.” – Charlotte Tilbury

“Asturias …with mountains that are vestiges and viewpoints; with entrails that have been of fever and fires; with seas like meadows eager for sweet lights. …Asturias …fertile and talkative, generous and murmuring. Growing and waning. Summary of despair, bosom of a lot of hopes.” – Francisco Sosa Wagner

Read also…

Famous landmarks in Spain

Have something to say about this post? Let us know!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This site uses cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. Please read our Cookies Policies for further information.
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap