City Breaks To Spain

City Breaks To Spain





Popular Spanish City Breaks

Barcelona City Breaks

Barcelona

One of the world's most exciting cities, combine beach life with the city, while on a break in Barcelona

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Madrid City Breaks

Madrid

A stunning city full of culture, cuisine, shopping and nightlight, Madrid is an ideal break for couples and groups




Travelling to Spain

Low cost airlines have made flights to Spain incredibly affordable, especially if you're travelling mid-week or outside of school holidays. Flights depart from across the UK, meaning you've got plenty of options no matter where you live. Airlines like Jet2 and easyJet have opened up mini breaks to Spain from regional airports like Belfast, East Midlands, Birmingham and Edinburgh. The popular city of Barcelona has heaps of flights a day from the UK and the likes of Ryanair has helped open up low cost routes to lesser know Spanish destinations.

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Top 8 City Breaks In Spain

1. Barcelona

A favourite for many time and time again, Barcelona offers the best of any city break with the perfect mix of incredible Spanish tapas, stunning architecture, shopping, nightlife and the beach. From the Gothic Quarter buildings to the Heures Palace Gardens, you'll love discovering the numerous sights and attractions as you walk around. If you love the outdoors, you can also head out of town to discover the mountains of Monserrat.

2. Madrid

Popular for couples and friends, Madrid provides a wonderful atmosphere for combining a cultural capital with great bars and restaurants. As you wander the streets, you'll be impressed by the historic buildings too.

3. Seville

Famous for oranges and Iberico Ham, Seville is definitely a place in Spain if you consider yourself a bit of a foodie. Did you also know the city's Plaza de Espana was one of the locations that Star Wars: Attack of the Clones was filmed, and is home to the largest cathedral in the country.

4. Malaga

While you might think of Malaga as the gateaway to the Costa Del Sol, you'd be right, but it's a wonderful base from which to explore this magnificent area of Andalucia. You can book a number of tours and activities before you travel to make the most of your time.

5. Zaragoza

One of the lesser known cities in Spain, Zaragoza lies on the banks of the River Ebro, and famous for it's historical past, being founded over 2,000 years ago with Roman, Spanish and Arabic influence.

6. Palma, Majorca

An ideal city beach break, Palma is easily accessible by air, with the old town just 10 minutes from Palma de Mallorca airport and even less to the nearby beaches on the island. Lots of attractions and excursions make this ideal for groups and couples and there's plenty for children to stay busy too.

7. Granada

One of Spain's lesser known destinations, Granada is famous for the The Alhambra, another Spanish city that's rich in history with incredible architecture and certainly one to show off on your Instagram feed.

8. Bilbao

If you love contemporary art, you'll love Bilbao. An ideal break if you've visited some of Spain's other typical destinations, and great for a night or two and potentially combine with a twin centre break to San Sebastian. Northern Spain can be particularly good if you prefer taking the ferry and travelling by car.

Best Spanish Cities

This all depends on what you want from your city break. Spain has a wealth of culture, so no matter where you go, there will always be a range of museums and attractions to keep you busy. To enjoy the Spanish sunshine, head to the coastal cities for some much needed beach time. Barcelona, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca and Alicante are all great for this combining beach with the Old Town but here are some more ideas below to help you decide.

Alternatively you could hire a car and head to some of Spain's quieter cities. Northern Spain features places like Bilbao, Santander and Valladolid which offer a less touristy option for visitors.

Best City For The Beach

While the Playa de la Barceloneta in Barcelona might be on your hit list, if you love a beach city break, there are some great other cities to take a look at too. Take a look at Valencia, Alicante and Palma de Mallorca as alternatives. Each offer something unique when looking to spend time by the sea. There are also lots of smaller towns and villages to discover along the coast.

Best City For Nightlife

Madrid is renowned for its nightlife, with bountiful bars and a whole heap of clubs to discover. The Spanish love their late nights, and you'll find that many people won't head out to the bars until much later in the evening. Check out the Literary Quarter for lots of choice while you'll find many of the LGBT bars in Chueca.

Best City For Students

Skip your typical Barcelona and Madrid and head to cheaper favourites like Zaragoza and Murcia which both offer the great nightlife, excellent food and great culture. Head to university towns like Jerez where cheap bars and restaurants are in abundance.

Best City For Families

When you're exploring a city with kids, you need to make sure they're entertained. That's why Malaga is such a great option. With easy access to the beach, and the Museum of the Imagination, for a truly fun few hours, Malaga is just what you'll want if you're visiting as a family.

Best City For Food

Seville is well known as one of the best cities in Spain for foodies. Traditionally from this region, Iberico Ham, that iconic Spanish delicacy is one worth enjoying, but if you're a vegetarian, head to Gaia Centro Ecologico near the city centre. Many cities also now offer tours which involve visiting a local food market to buy local ingredients, before heading to a kitchen and trying your hand a making some of the local delicacies, whether that's tapas or paella.

Best City For Moorish Architecture

Many of the more traditional cities feature impressive structures built in the Moorish style. If you're after discovering more, Seville, Granada and Cordoba each offer a little bit of this part of history, like the Medina Azahara and Great Mosque of Cordoba.





Frequently Asked Questions

The most visited attraction in Spain is the Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona.

The best time of year to visit Spanish cities is in the spring or autumn months, while the weather is warmer but not too hot.

Many consider Barcelona to be the most beautiful city in Spain, however, Zaragoza and Granada also have some impressive architecture.

For an all round destination, head to Barcelona as there really is something for everyone, however, if you've been before, why not try somewhere like Cordoba or Sitges for something a little different.






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