11. Palacio Real
One of the premier examples of magnificent architecture is Madrid’s Palacio Real, home to the King of Spain. Used for most of the state’s official ceremonies, this impressive edifice took nearly 20 years to build in the 1700s.

12. Running of the Bulls in Pamplona
Strap on those sneakers if you plan to visit Pamplona for the San Fermín festival (yearly from July 6 to 14. The famous running of the bulls, or the Encierro, is the central component of the festival, when dozens of bulls are released into the streets, encouraging the festival goers to, well, run.