5. Flamenco
Incorporating fast-paced rhythms, frenetic guitar, potent voices, and often a passionate dance number, flamenco is more than just music. It is a soulful activity to be enjoyed in bars and clubs, along with food and the company of friends. One of the most exciting places to visit in Spain, Madrid is the world epicenter for flamenco. While the Corral de la Morería restaurant is renowned for its stunning flamenco shows, the city is rife with venues of all sizes to watch or hear flamenco.

6. Camino de Santiago
Camino de Santiago, one of the coolest places to visit in Spain, is a popular pilgrimage to the tomb of St. James in Santiago de Compostela and one of the top coveted trips for devout Catholics. The path along the French-Spanish border crosses through diverse terrain and you can see 1800 historic buildings along the way.

7. Paella
You cannot complete your travel to Spain until you’ve had paella at least once. Available all around the country, the precise ingredients of this emblematic dish vary from region to region. The saffron-kissed rice base remains a constant, while vegetables range from peas to peppers, and the protein can include chicken, rabbit, and a dizzying array of seafood.

8. Fiestas
While museums and flamenco may draw you to the cities, the promise of celebrating a fiesta will steer you toward the smaller villages. Spain is known for it’s many fun and unique festivals. Each region has its own traditions and celebrations throughout the year, so you’re sure to find one no matter when you visit.