Among the countries of our planet, there are many that have established themselves at the top of people’s bucket lists. For a multitude of reasons, these countries stand out among the rest, featuring things to see and do that are unique to their culture. Drawing millions of visitors a year, these countries behold certain things that people just simply can’t resist. One of those countries is Spain.
Spain is one of Europe’s largest countries, beholding wonders that are sure to make it one of the most visited countries year round. Holding the second most widely spoken language in the world, and one of the largest populations of European countries, Spain is also home to some of the most visited world sites on the planet.
Here, you will find a list of 16 things you can only see and do in Spain, things that genuinely set this country apart from others. From delicious cuisine to soaring heights, this is why you should visit Spain and enjoy some of the most intriguing experiences of a lifetime.
1. Eat At The World’s Best Restaurant
In Girona, you will have the chance to dine at what is known as the world’s best restaurant. Already topping the world’s list twice now, El Celler de Can Roca is a world-class eatery that encapsulates Spanish culture and cuisine. It features seven courses, along with a prestigious walk-in wine cellar that’s home to reputable, quality choices.
2. Walk On The World’s Scariest Pathway
In the northwest of Malaga, you will come across a tiny village known as El Chorro, which is home to what is said to the “world’s scariest pathway”. Skilled climbers visit the one-meter-wide Caminito Del Rey (King’s Little Pathway) which stands 100 meters above the Gaitanes Gorge. Known to be scenic from above, it’s also quite dangerous, as along your path you will encounter holes and missing sections, with nothing to hang on to.
3. Experience Eating Tapas
Tapas are a series of appetizers and snacks in Spanish cuisine. Explore the depths of tapas bars all over Spain, munching on countless different things from place to place, ultimately discovering your favorites. Some of the more popular items include tortillas, patatas bravas, chorizo, and a plethora of seafood choices. This is a fun finger-food style meal to share with friends and family and has become a popular trend worldwide.
4. Ride A Hot Air Balloon In Catalonia
Experience a hot air balloon ride in one of the most scenic countries in the world. You can even see a series of dormant volcanoes in La Garrotxa, just a short distance from Barcelona. Soar way above and witness the wonders of Spain below you. Although trips don’t come cheap, it’s well worth the money, as you will get a feeling and view that is beyond any price tag.
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